Facelift in New Orleans, LA

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What Is a Facelift?

Plastic surgeon Dr. Mark W. Stalder provides a full spectrum of facial cosmetic surgery in New Orleans, LA. Among our most sought-out procedures at Stalder Plastic Surgery is a facelift. This treatment focuses on specific regions of the face to smooth lax features and wrinkles to produce a younger-looking, taut appearance. Based upon your aesthetic goals, a facelift can focus on the lines and wrinkles near the eyes, the mid-face area and cheeks, the bottom two-thirds including the mouth, jowls, neck, and more for an all-around younger look. The facelift method used depends on your desired outcome, skin condition, amount of laxity present, lifestyle, age, and anatomy. Some individuals are of age and have skin laxity for a full facelift while others may only want a mid-facelift. Dr. Stalder is a skilled surgeon who completely understands the anatomy and complex intricacies of a facelift procedure. The goal is to create a natural appearance that's smooth and appealing.

How Does a Facelift Work?

No matter the issue you wish to correct, there are numerous facelifts to consider. Some facelifts address the upper portion of the face while others focus on the middle and lower. Moreover, some methods are a bit more invasive than others. It's very common for some patients to have a brow lift, forehead lift, or fillers and BOTOX® to complement and enhance their results. A few of the more known facelift options include:

  • Full Facelift
    A common surgery for older adults, the full or "traditional" facelift generally puts an incision near the hairline, extending down to the temples, stopping near the base of the ears. The underlying facial muscles are delicately stretched and tightened to create a lifted appearance, which diminishes excessive loose skin and droopy features. A full facelift is reserved for men and women who have visible signs of aggressive aging. Several methods may be used with this lift, including upper or lower blepharoplasty to address the eyes or neck reduction for the lower region.
  • Mid-Facelift
    Incorporating a similar technique to the mini facelift, the cheek lift (known as a mid-facelift) focuses on the hollow and lax areas close to the cheekbones and the upper jaw. This lift works well for those who desire improvement in the middle to lower region of the face, including the jowls.
  • Lower Facelift
    This lift corrects the chin area and neck and in many cases, the jowls. Methods of a nonsurgical nature, such as KYBELLA® or laser skin tightening, can also be applied for chin reduction to attain a younger, tighter-looking neck.
  • Mini Facelift
    During a mini facelift, a thin, small incision is made around the ears to elevate the skin, which enhances the mouth and jawline. This method creates subtle improvements that look beautiful and natural.

After surgery, you will be monitored before you are released to go home with a friend or family member. Before your facelift, Dr. Stalder or someone on his staff will plan your follow-up visits and discuss tips to make you recover faster and more comfortably. It's normal to have swelling and puffiness, some moderate soreness, and discomfort, which can be helped by prescription pain medication. You should look and feel better after several weeks. You will see a smoother and younger-looking facial appearance. Overall, your face will be lifted and younger looking.

We Help You Face the World With Confidence

Facelift surgery can turn back the hands of time for your face and provide you with a rejuvenated appearance. Today, there are a wide variety of choices for surgery based on your personal goals. This treatment is designed to help you look younger but still natural. To learn more, we invite you to call Stalder Plastic Surgery in New Orleans, LA to schedule your consultation with Dr. Stalder.

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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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Very caring doctor and staff. Extremely knowledgeable and helping breast reconstruction with several options. Just a wonderful wonderful doctor. You cannot go wrong with this doctor and his staff

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The best dr without a doubt and the staff is amazing. He was amazing with my surgery and my recovery.

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The office is beautiful and Dr. Stalder is a gem! Truly caters to your every need! I cannot recommend him enough!

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