Where Fillers Can’t, Implants Can

Yes, facial fillers are an excellent addition to the cosmetic industry, and it is easy to understand why. They offer a temporary solution to volume loss and reduce wrinkles in people. Aging can be cruel to some of us and it’s important that there are safe and natural modifications we can make to restore our confidence and enhance our best facial features.

But for those of us that may never have had definition in the cheeks, jawline and chin, facial implants can offer something that dermal fillers can’t and that’s the illusion of strengthened, permanently restored bone structure and contour. Facial fillers can add volume and produce a slight lift to the face, but they’re not permanent and won’t give the lifelong results you want with the support these structures need to thrive. As Dr. Schneider will tell you, where fillers can’t, implants can.

Facial Implants are Recommended Over Fillers

At Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery, all patients hoping to rejuvenate the face have a variety of options to achieve the look they want. But before we make those recommendations, we provide a comprehensive analysis of the skin, supportive muscle tissues, and measure the strength of the bone structures beneath it all. Patients with declining bone density or weakened features are not great candidates for dermal fillers if they’re trying to define high cheekbones, build weak chin and develop the jawline.

Our patients understand that dermal fillers can help offer a little something extra to lost soft tissue volume, but they may not precisely mold to the angles you want but are milder changes. Facial implants are the best recommendation for these enhancements since the implants are custom built for every patient and to their specific needs.

How Implants Can Help You Achieve Fullness

Anything you’ve wanted to change over the last few years in your bone structure, because of birth defects or injury, these implants are the additional missing piece that are crafted just for you. Dr. Schneider can restore any weak or thinned areas of the face including the lips that for many are thinned and undefined, softened chin or receding chin, undefined or lower set cheekbones and disproportionate jawline. These implants will help you achieve the fullness you need without looking overdone and will replenish facial symmetry to even out or portion these facial structures

Once Dr. Schneider creates a detailed plan for improving facial volume and contouring, these implants are molded, and the implantation process will begin. Our facial fillers are made from biocompatible materials, so they’re completely safe, and integrate smoothly. There are no visible scars involved in this procedure because every incision is done through the mouth, discretely.

After your consultation in the Minneapolis area, at Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery with Dr. Schneider, he will help you decide whether or not facial implants are the right choice for you. Recovery time for these implants is about two weeks and you’ll see these results as soon as the procedure is completed. What better way to end a procedure than with immediate results that are long lasting and made just for you.

Make your appointment with Dr. Schneider today and see what facial implants can do for you at 651-571-4499.

Dramatic Results, Little Downtime: Blepharoplasty

Your eyes have the power to alter your appearance, affecting your confidence most of all. When your eyes look tired and aged, every small trace of premature aging is magnified. Not only will you look tired or sad with drooping eyelids caused by loose and sagging skin—in the upper and lower lids—but you might notice reduced vision and constant dryness. Dr. Schneider sees many patients with these issues each day at Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery and often recommends blepharoplasty as a relatively quick fix procedure that offers dramatic results and little downtime.

The Details of Blepharoplasty and Why it’s Amazing!

For patients that want to refresh their eyes and maintain a much more youthful look, the blepharoplasty procedure will remove excess skin that draws the upper and lower eyelids downward as well as any overwhelming pockets of fat. Dr. Schneider will also restructure the muscle around your eyes to help restructure the foundation that will restore your eyes to resemble what they were ten years ago. Our patients in Minneapolis love the blepharoplasty procedure since incisions made into the skin around the eye are easily masked by the natural curves and folds in the lids.

If you’re looking to smooth out any crepey skin around the eyes and fine lines, like crow’s feet starting to show at the corners (where most do), this procedure is minimally invasive and can address that for you. Dr. Schneider will also tell you that blepharoplasty on the lower eyelids will reduce any excessive bags under the eyes and discoloration caused by these bags.

The results you’ll see in retouching your eyes might make you rethink the need for any facelift procedures since you’ll look and feel completely rested. Or consider adding a blepharoplasty to your facelift for a stunning result. This blepharoplasty procedure is great if you’re not interested in spending hours in surgery under heavy anesthesia. Dr. Schneider can perform upper and lower lid blepharoplasty in under two hours with local and IV sedation, should you decide to have both procedures performed together.

When should you consider blepharoplasty?

  • When you notice your upper lids hanging loosely and blocking your vision
  • When the dryness in your eyes is caused by excess droop in the lower lids
  • Wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes begin prematurely age your features
  • Should you notice continuous eye infections and redness caused by incomplete closing of your lids
  • If you eyes continue to make you look sad, angry and depressed even when you’re not

Blepharoplasty Recovery

When you’re looking for a short recovery period that yields highly satisfying results, blepharoplasty is that procedure. In just under a week, any stitches and bandages are removed so Dr. Schneider can check on your progress. The full reveal after reduced swelling and any slight bruising is at the two-week mark, and you’ll love your new look. Blepharoplasty can be further enhanced by a variety of cosmetic treatments including dermal fillers, Botox and laser skin resurfacing treatments to strip away damaged cells for a fresher face. The earlier you slow the aging process in your skin, the better you’ll look and feel. This year it’s all about getting your confidence back!

Call Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation for blepharoplasty procedure today with Dr. Schneider at 651-571-4499.