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Facelift in Charlotte, NC | Premier Plastic Surgery Center

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A rhytidectomy, more commonly known as a "facelift", is a dramatic solution to sagging skin and wrinkles that appear with age. This procedure can vary greatly, depending on the kind of results that you are hoping for. The facelift procedure involves the removal of excess skin, the tightening of tissues and muscles, and the smoothing of wrinkles. It is one of the most frequently done procedures, owing to the powerful rejuvenating outcome it provides.

What Can a Facelift Do to Help Your Appearance?


  • Correction of sagging in the midface region.
  • Removal of jowls.
  • Get rid of marionette lines.
  • Fix a double chin.
  • Tighten and rejuvenate skin
  • Refresh your look to appear significantly more youthful.

Contact us to ask our Charlotte plastic surgeon if a facelift is right for you!

How is the Procedure Done?


An incision just within the hairline just above the ear is made. This serves to hide the surgical wound.

This continues down along the front edge of the ear, around the earlobe, and then up and behind the ear extending back into the hairline. A similar incision is then repeated on the other side. The skin from the incision line down to the neck and below the chin is then separated from the underlying tissues. Fat and excess tissue are removed while the muscles are tightened. Excess skin from the original incision is trimmed. Finally, the skin is pulled back into place and the incision closed with sutures or staples.

After the surgery, our Charlotte facelift surgeon, Dr. Ferrari, may recommend that pressure bandages will be needed to prevent hematoma. You will also need to take antibiotics for several days in order to prevent infection. Physical activities, especially of the face and neck, will have to be greatly limited immediately after the surgery. To minimize swelling, cold compresses may be used several days after the procedure. Sutures may be removed seven to ten days after the procedure.

Who Is the Perfect Candidate for a Facelift?


One large indicator that you may be perfect for a facelift is if you have noticed the presence of sagging skin around the middle of your face, or in the jaw area. Other signs that you could be one who could greatly benefit from this procedure are loss of muscle tone in the face, sagging skin around the neck, and noticeable creases around your nose and mouth.

Facelifts are highly attractive to most because of their long-lasting results; one surgery can produce an effect for ten years or more. In addition, the procedure can vastly improve multiple areas of the face in a single surgery.

Is it Safe?


As with any surgical procedure, infection is always a risk. Antibiotics may be prescribed to minimize this risk. Proper wound care will also be needed to prevent infection.

  • The most frequent complication of facelifts are hematomas. This is the pooling of blood under the skin of the surgical area. This may cause pain and swelling where it forms, usually on only one side of the face.
  • Damage to facial nerves may also occur. This results in various effects from difficulty in frowning or raising eyebrows to localized facial paralysis. Loss of some facial sensation may also occur with nerve damage. Fortunately, these usually are transient and repair themselves within a few months.
  • Minor problems may include postoperative swelling, bruising, discomfort and/or pain.

If you are taking aspirin or related medications that may interfere with blood clotting, you will need to stop taking this also to prevent excessive bleeding.

Would You Like to Schedule a Consultation?


If you are considering getting all the benefits that a facelift can offer you, we encourage you to reach out to our world-renowned Charlotte plastic surgeon, Victor S. Ferrari. With over 20 years of experience and over 11,000 surgeries performed, you would be hard pressed to find a doctor who is more talented.

In addition, he is known for devoting extra time and attention to each of his patients, making sure that they are all comfortable and cared for during every phase. We offer flexible payment plans so that everyone can afford the look they've always dreamed of.

Call us at (704)-844-8344 to schedule your first appointment with Dr. Ferrari.

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1635 Matthews Township Pkwy., Matthews, NC 28105

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