Brow Lift in New Orleans, LA

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What is a Brow Lift?

A surgical brow lift (sometimes known as a forehead lift or browplasty) is a popular cosmetic treatment that helps create a higher brow appearance, which offers a more youthful look to the upper section of the face. A sagging brow can often create an angry or tired appearance. A browplasty surgically corrects a sagging brow to create a refreshed face by removing excess skin while lifting the eyebrows. Dr. Mark W. Stalder is a plastic surgeon in New Orleans, LA who has completed brow lifts on men and women to give them a more youthful look. Dermal fillers and BOTOX® are often used in combination with a brow lift at Stalder Plastic Surgery for ideal results, producing a softer and smoother appearance.

How Does a Brow Lift Work?

Prior to the procedure, anesthesia will be administered. This may be done through IV sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the nature of the procedure. The incision technique performed during a browplasty is chosen based on the degree of skin sag if the forehead is addressed and the position of the hairline. Some of the many techniques that may be used include:

  • Traditional Incision
    Also known as the open browplasty incision, this puts the surgical incision behind the hairline at the top of the head. The open incision not only conceals scars but also allows a certain degree of controlled lifting during the surgery. The open incision works well for those with both frown lines and a sagging brow. This is the better incision for patients who are at risk of having a receding hairline.
  • Trichophytic Incision
    This incision is placed right along the patient's hairline. A trichophytic incision permits significant brow lifting for patients with a strong hairline with little risk for recession.
  • Lateral Brow Lift
    This technique, also called a temporal brow lift, starts the incision within the hairline just over the temples. A temporal incision permits the outer parts of the brow to be raised and works well for sagging that is present in the outer brow. It also helps to smooth Crow’s feet.
  • Endoscopic Forehead Lift
    The endoscopic lift is a more modern method used in browplasty surgery. This method makes several tiny incisions beyond the hairline and inserts the endoscope, which travels down to the area of the eyebrow to release its attached tools. Through the endoscope's camera, the brow tissue is suspended using stitches to lift the brow to a higher position.

The recovery period after brow lift surgery varies with more discomfort and swelling reported with the open technique compared to the endoscopic or temporal methods. In general, patients feel some swelling and bruising in the upper face around the brows and possibly around the eyes. Cold compresses may help to decrease inflammation. Dr. Stalder recommends patients sleep with pillows propped under their head for 3 – 4 nights following their surgery. It is important to avoid any movement or activities that can place stress on the face. The average recovery time from this procedure is about 2 – 3 weeks. The outcome can often be seen immediately, resulting in a rejuvenated appearance that seems more alert and softer and with a visible reduction in sagging skin and fine lines in the upper face.

Give Your Sagging Brow a Lift

Don't let your sagging forehead make others wonder if you're sad, mad, tired, or angry — schedule a consultation to learn more about a brow lift with Dr. Mark W. Stalder at Stalder Plastic Surgery in New Orleans, LA. By lifting your sagging brow, you can revitalize your whole appearance and look younger and more refreshed. Dr. Stalder strives for natural results, and your brow lift will have your friends saying you look very refreshed rather than thinking you had cosmetic surgery.

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I had a double mastectomy with implants at Ochsner in 2021/2022. Post-surgery, I had chronic pain and my breasts were extremely hard and deformed. I was told for months that “It will get better” or “Give it a few more months”; however, the pain and discomfort never went away and I felt dismissed and unheard from my treatment team at Ochsner. I found Dr. Stalder through an internet search and made an appointment for consultation. Around October of 2022, we first met in his office where I voiced my symptoms and complaints and Dr. Stalder gave me what he thought my diagnosis was: capsular contracture. I thought he was crazy as my own plastic surgeon from Ochsner never once mentioned those words and Stalder had not even examined me. When I left, I searched capsular contracture on the internet and found that all of the photos showing this looked just like my breasts. I quickly booked the surgery with Dr. Stalder. Dr. Stalder performed my explant and flap surgery in January of 2023. I was told that I would likely need someone to stay with me for at least a week post-surgery. However, I was able to return home alone with friends to check on me for any needs. I went back to work in four weeks (six weeks is usually recommended). My second surgery to “smooth everything out and rearrange my nipples” was in June 2023. It was a same-day surgery and I was back to work in six days. I have had nothing but wonderful experiences at Dr. Stalder’s office. From Jessica at the front desk to Abbie (his PA) and most of all Dr. Stalder. He knows what he’s doing and his precision is excellent. He saved me from chronic pain and the thought that my breasts were always going to be deformed after my mastectomy. I would absolutely recommend him over and over again.

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