Why Dr. Daniel Schneider is Your Best Choice

Choosing a plastic surgeon is the most important step in your procedure’s process. When you put your health and your results in hands you can trust, the rest of the steps become much easier. However, there are many factors to consider when deciding which plastic surgeon is best for your needs.

You should begin by searching for a surgeon specializing in the type of surgery you need. Dr. Daniel Schneider is known in Minnesota for being a facial plastic surgeon, certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS). This specific focus especially is important, as facial plastic surgery is meticulous and requires a great amount of artistry, knowledge, and skill.

Plastic vs. Cosmetic

Commonly misunderstood is the difference between a cosmetic and plastic surgeon. The comparison has nothing to do with the difference in technique or procedure: it is all about education and training.

A cosmetic surgeon is a doctor of any kind who has chosen to train and become certified in cosmetic surgery. This gives him or her the ability to perform any plastic surgery procedure after training is completed. However, a plastic surgeon is a doctor who chose a specialty in plastic surgery, fulfilled a residency in the field and has been certified by the board of plastic surgeons. While comparing one doctor to another seems unfair, it is likely you will have better chances of ideal results when you choose a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Schneider.

Education & Experience

Factoring in education and experience goes hand in hand with choosing a plastic over a cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Schneider is a Minnesota native through and through, as he attended medical school and completed his residency at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. With an emphasis in otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), he was able to excel in further plastic surgery training in Portland, Oregon.

Since 2011, Dr. Schneider has been serving patients and giving them quality results and care based on his thorough knowledge training. Choosing Dr. Schneider is choosing a doctor who can be confident in his abilities and instill that same confidence in you.

YOU Matter

Upon opening Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery just south of St. Paul, Dr. Schneider made clear that his focus was on each patient receiving the highest quality care in his offices. Plastic surgery is not about the surgeon or the staff; it is all about the patient, their desires and granting them natural results that show off the unique personality of each person. To Dr. Schneider, results are not one size fits all. There is not one way for a nose to look, it is not about the “ideal” facial form. His goal is to make every person look and feel like the ideal version of himself or herself.

Take it from Them

While it may be easy for us to tell you how talented Dr. Schneider is, it is much more beneficial to see for yourself. Click here to visit our before & after gallery to see results from real patients, and here to read reviews about Dr. Schneider and his work.

We at Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery are dedicated to helping you look and feel your best. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please call our offices today: 651-493-8501.

The Best Lift for You: Eyelid Lift or Brow Lift?

Giving yourself a facial refresher and peeling a few years away is as simple as learning the difference between an eyelid and brow lift! Though, that might be more complicated than it seems. The eyelid and eyebrow are right beside one another; what really can be the difference between choosing to lift one over the other?

Well, both of these surgeries are so specifically carried out, so meticulously planned, that it really does matter which one you choose! The good news: one is definitely more suited for you than the other, and it is possible to have both procedures done at the same time, if necessary.

Eyes Change Over Time

You may be beginning to notice a difference in the way your facial skin sits. Fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear very young in most cases, and the sagging of facial skin seems to come overnight. Especially around the eyes, this sagging can give the impression of tiredness, age and unapproachability, all moods you do not want to convey with your resting face.

As facial muscles begin to weaken and skin is not producing as much collagen, it is natural for the skin around your brows and eyelids to become lax as well. You might notice extra skin on the outer edges of your eyelids or a misshapen brow not caused by your esthetician. These are both signs that you may want to consider a bit of a lift.

Eyelid Lift vs. Brow Lift

What really is the difference between an eyelid lift and a brow lift?

Eyelid lift (or blepharoplasty) is designed to peel back excess skin on the actual eyelid in order to open up the eyes and give an image of youth, vibrancy and brightness. An eyebrow lift tells a bit of a different story, as this surgery is meant to raise the skin just above the eyelid, reshaping the arch of the brow and allowing you to regain the facial structure that is natural to you.

To examine whether a brow lift is right for you, there is a quick trick. If you place your fingers on your brows and lift just your eyebrows toward your hairline, you might notice a positive change in the way your skin falls. This indicates that you may be experiencing enough sagging to warrant a brow lift as an option. If the skin you are concerned about is unchanged by lifting the brows, an eyelid lift may be a better option.

Am I a Candidate?

If you are concerned with your appearance because of extra skin around your eyes, an eyelid or brow lift may be right for you. While self-diagnosis has its merits, we always recommend scheduling a consultation with a trusted surgeon to bring some clarity to your decision. Dr. Schneider specializes in facial plastic surgery and has given Lilydale residents the highest quality results for years in the industry. Call us today to learn more about what Riverview can do for you: 651-493-8501.