Facelift in New Orleans

About Facelift Surgery

New Orleans, LA, plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters performs a full spectrum of facial surgical treatments. One of the most sought surgeries at the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa is a facelift. This surgery focuses on distinct areas of the face to tighten loose skin and wrinkles to create a more taut yet softer appearance. Based upon your concerns and goals for surgery, a facelift can focus on the lines and wrinkles near the eyes, the mid-face area and cheeks, and the bottom two-thirds (including the mouth, jowls, neck, and more) for an all-encompassing younger look. The facelift technique depends on your desired outcome, the health and condition of your skin, the degree of skin laxity, your lifestyle, age, and anatomy. Some individuals are of age and have skin laxity for a full facelift, while others may only be ready for a lower facelift. Dr. Walters is a highly trained and experienced surgeon who understands the complexity and delicate anatomy of a facelift procedure. The overall goal is to produce a natural appearance that’s gorgeous, subtle, and still striking.

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Before & After Facelift Case 135 View #1 View in Metairie and New Orleans, LA
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Dr. Walters performed a facelift with upper and lower blepharoplasty, as well as fat grafting to the face to achieve natural results giving her a more youthful appearance.

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Before & After Blepharoplasty Case 133 View #1 View in Metairie and New Orleans, LA
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

This patient underwent a facelift with fat grafting, as well as an endoscopic browlift and upper and lower blepharoplasty. All areas of her face were addressed to give the most natural aesthetic result.

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Ideal Candidates

Men and women who are suitable for facelift surgery are frustrated by drooping skin, lines, and wrinkles on the face, whether it be the face as a whole or on the upper, mid, or lower face. A facelift can target one or more areas depending on your unique goals and desired outcome. It’s also important to note that age doesn’t always define the time in life to have a facelift treatment. There are countless aspects and factors, and also numerous lift techniques depending on the cosmetic concerns of the patient. The lifting technique chosen will be different for patients who are between 30 and 40 years old versus those who are older, such as 60 or 70 years old. The condition of the skin is one of the key elements in the decision-making process. Patients should be physically healthy, be a nonsmoker, and also have realistic expectations.

Surgical Technique

No matter the issue you wish to correct, there are various levels of facelifts to think about. Some facelifts address the upper area of the face, and others focus on the lower two-thirds. In addition, some methods are a bit more invasive than others. It’s very common for some patients to have an eyelid lift, brow lift, or BOTOX and fillers to complement and enhance their final results. Some of the more popular facelift options include:

Full Facelift

A common surgery for older adults, the full or “traditional” facelift most often incorporates an incision close to the hairline, extending down to the area near the temples, stopping near the base of the ears. The deeper layer of facial muscles is carefully stretched and safely tightened to create a lifted outcome, which reduces excessive loose skin and droopy features. This facelift is used for individuals who have visible signs of aggressive aging. During a full facelift, various treatments may be used, including blepharoplasty to address the eyes or neck lift for the lower region.


With a similar approach to the mini facelift, the mid-facelift addresses the hollow and lax areas close to the cheekbones as well as the upper jaw. The mid-facelift works well for those who hope to attain improvement of the middle to lower region of the face, which also improves the look of the jowls.

Lower Facelift

This lift corrects the chin area and neck and sometimes the jowls. Methods of a nonsurgical nature, such as a KYBELLA® injection, can also be applied to attain a younger, tighter-looking neck.

Mini Facelift

When undergoing a mini facelift, a thin, small incision is placed near the ears to lift the skin to a higher position, which enhances the mouth, jawline, and jowls. This process creates nice and subtle enhancements that look beautiful and natural.

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What To Expect

No matter which facelift technique you undergo, the primary goal is to produce a gorgeous and visually appealing result. Facelift surgeries are often completed with local anesthesia, IV sedation or general anesthesia. The duration of the procedure depends on the invasive nature of the procedure and also if other surgeries were combined. Following your procedure, there will be bruising and swelling, slight to moderate pain, and soreness, which can be relieved by pain medication. Many patients feel and physically look better after several weeks. You can expect a more glowing look with fewer lines and less sagging. Overall, the face will appear lifted and younger looking.

Post-Op Experience

Our care for you continues long after you leave the office. Your recovery experience includes:

  • 24/7 Follow-Up Care: Dr. Walters will call to check on you after surgery. You will also have his personal cell phone number to reach him at any time.
  • Lymphatic Massage: We will refer you to a local massage therapist for a manual lymphatic drainage protocol starting 1 to 3 days after surgery.
  • Post-Op Garments: We will send you home with any post-surgical garments you need.
  • Scar Therapy: We offer scar gel, scar sheeting, and laser treatments to reduce visible scarring.
  • Accommodations & Transportation: We work with certified nurses in the area to provide transportation and overnight care services, if needed.
  • Guidance & Support: Your helpful patient care coordinator and surgical nurse will educate and advise you each step of the way.
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Meet Our Surgeon

Jules Walters, M.D.

Dr. Walters draws from his exceptional training, experience, and skill to create beautiful, natural-looking results. He is board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, and completed extensive training in both aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. His memberships include:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Louisiana Society of Plastic Surgeons, President
  • American Medical Association

His credentials, integrity, and patient-centered approach make him one of the best-rated plastic surgeons in New Orleans.

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The Right Facelift for You

Cosmetic facial surgery can turn back the hands of time for your face and give you a glowing appearance. Thankfully, there are a wide variety of choices for surgery depending on your unique needs and goals. This surgery is meant to elegantly and seamlessly help take you through each decade looking natural. For more information, we welcome you to get in touch with Dr. Jules Walters in New Orleans and Metairie, LA, to schedule your appointment.

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Your Best You Begins Here

If you would like to learn more one-on-one with Dr. Walters, please request a consultation online or call our New Orleans, LA, plastic surgery practice at (504) 517-6200.

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Our Patients Say It Best

Read what real people have shared about their experiences at the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa, from the results they achieved to the care they received along the way.

"I have had a wonderful experiece with Dr. Walters and his staff. Everyone is welcoming and friendly..."
"I am so happy with my whole experience at the Modern. Dr. Walters reputation and talent is why I made a consult appointment, his kind bed side manner..."
"Dr. Jules Walters is the best plastic surgeon around! I wouldn’t have any cosmetic procedure done by anyone else. He is so professional..."
Dr. Walters and his staff are absolutely amazing! I am one month post op and already thrilled with my...
Zero complaints! I love that Dr. Walters is available at all times post surgery if you should have any...
Dr. Walters is great. I had concerns about my results being that my “before” had a couple restrictions....
Dr. Walters and his staff have been extraordinary from the beginning! They are always so sweet and willing...