Facelift Surgery in Charlotte

A facelift can help you “set back the clock,” improving the most visible signs of aging by lifting and repositioning underlying facial tissues and redraping the skin of your face and neck. A facelift can be one of the best procedures to address significant jowling, drooping facial tissues, or a “turkey neck” to restore a more youthful, refined appearance.

Dr. Ditesheim’s approach to facelift surgery

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Ditesheim has extensive experience working with facial structures. It takes special training and experience to work with variations of the face successfully. Different face shapes require attention to different details. Dr. Ditesheim will take the time to discuss your facelift procedure options in order to obtain the look you desire.

Dr. Ditesheim

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Charlotte


Why Dr. Ditesheim?

Cosmetic surgery is about you, not a procedure. That’s why Dr. Ditesheim takes a unique approach. You’ll never hear him say you “need” a procedure. He’ll go over all of your options; you choose how to proceed. And this approach works! Just ask our happy patients.

When you choose Dr. Ditesheim, you get:

  • A board certified plastic surgeon with 16+ years of experience
  • Incredible support; the same medical team cares for you throughout the process
  • Imaging technology & sizing that lets you preview your results with accuracy—what you see is what you get
  • Privacy & safety of a fully accredited, on-site surgical facility

Advanced Facelift Techniques for Beautifully Natural Results

During a facelift, both the facial skin and underlying structural tissues, call the Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System (SMAS) are repositioned separately. The SMAS is a layer of gliding, connective tissue.

By lifting and tightening the SMAS, the skin can be repositioned in a natural way, addressing sagging, drooping skin and deep lines on the face and neck while avoiding a “pulled”look.

A Facelift Can Restore a Graceful Neckline

Note the improved definition in the jawline and neck of this 59 year old patient, after her facelift with Dr. Ditesheim. From the patient: “I love the way I look.”

Mini-Facelift vs. Traditional Facelift

A mini-facelift is an excellent choice for patients who have modest aging changes in the lower cheeks, but otherwise have a near-normal neck contour and minimal loose skin. This less involved procedure eliminates most of the scars that are placed behind the ears in a traditional facelift, and the recovery time is typically shorter.

Your facelift surgery pre-operative overview

Dr. Ditesheim and his experienced staff will provide you with pre-surgical information that includes guidelines about drinking, smoking and avoiding certain vitamins and medications. Dr. Ditesheim’s caring staff has a wealth of experience in preparing patients and their families for the cosmetic surgery recovery process and ensuring a predictable, smooth process.

What is involved in facelift surgery?

Facelift procedures differ depending on your individual desired outcome for your facial features. Surgery times typically vary between 2 to 5 hours. Dr. Ditesheim performs facelift surgery in our fully accredited on-site surgical suite, which operates according to strict standards to ensure the highest level of safety and comfort. The procedure is done using general anesthesia, provided by a board certified physician anesthesiologist.

The typical facelift incision pattern starts within the scalp an inch above the ear and courses downward following the curve of the ear. It then disappears inside the ear behind the small protruding cartilage to emerge at the top of the earlobe, where it courses within the earlobe crease to the bottom of the ear. If prominent neck “banding” is present, another small incision under the chin may be necessary.

About your facelift recovery

Once the facelift is complete, your face will be dressed in order to minimize swelling and bruising. The bandaging may include drainage tubes, which should be removed within a couple of days. All sutures and/or staples will be removed within 5 to 10 days.

While recovery usually takes a few weeks, it may take a few months for the last of the swelling to subside and to fully see the complete results of your facelift. It is important to wear sun block to enjoy more of a long-lasting result. Our nurses will walk with you through your facelift recovery to ensure rest, relaxation, and peace of mind. We have established a “no surprises, predictable recovery process.”

What is the cost of a facelift in Charlotte?

Facelift surgery is more individualized than many other plastic surgery procedures, and costs depend on the extent of surgery needed to achieve your goals. Typically, the total costs including professional anesthesia care (MD), credentialed, accredited surgical facility (OR and Recovery) and surgical fees (all professional care) for a facelift will range from: $8,000-$15,000.

Learn more at a personal consultation

If you’re ready to discus your options for facial rejuvenation, we invite you to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Ditesheim. He will listen closely to your goals and concerns and go over all of your options to achieve a more youthful appearance. Please call or contact us online the schedule your appointment.