A Brief History of Facelift Surgery

The facelift is a popular plastic surgery procedure today. But that wasn’t always the case. In this article, we are going to offer up a brief history of facelift surgery from the very first procedure performed all the way to today.

Early Facial Plastic Procedures

In 1901, Dr. Eugen Hollander performed the first facial cosmetic procedure by removing excess tissue from a patient’s face to reduce wrinkles. However, this procedure didn’t involve “lifting” so it was not technically a facelift procedure.

The first modern facelift procedure on record was performed in 1916 by a German surgeon named Dr. Erich Lexer who went on to author numerous medical textbooks outlining various cosmetic procedures.

During World War I, Dr. Johannes Esser pioneered a skin grafting technique (that is still used to this day in facial procedures) to help wounded soldiers.

The Modern Facelift

In the 1970s the Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System (SMAS) was introduced, which focused on using the patient’s underlying muscular structure to provide the required suspension.

Over the next several decades, techniques continued to be refined and advanced to provide patients more customizable and natural facelift solutions.

Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic

At Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery & Total Body Aesthetic offers a comprehensive list of cosmetic treatments – from facial plastic surgery to non-invasive procedures like injectables. Dr. Daniel Schneider is an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon who treats patients throughout the Twin Cities area. We can work with you to determine the best options for your situation. Give us a call today to discuss your cosmetic goals and how we can help you reach them! You can set up your appointment at our St. Paul clinic any time.

 

What to Know About Smoking & Plastic Surgery

Everyone knows that smoking is an unhealthy habit. Not only can smoking eventually kill you, it can also manifest in the form of unseemly facial wrinkles and creases. In this article, we are going to talk about smoking and its potential impact on your plastic surgery procedure.

Plastic Surgery Can Reduce the Signs of Smoking

Over time, smoking can cause a host of medical issues – from lung disease to facial wrinkles. A plastic surgery procedure may be able to help reduce the signs of smoking like wrinkled facial skin. That being said, smoking and plastic surgery do not mix well. Smoking during your surgical recovery can slow down your body’s internal ability to heal by depriving it of oxygen and reducing circulation. In turn, this can increase the risk of complications after a facial plastic procedure.

Follow Your Pre-Op & Post-Op Instructions

Your plastic surgeon will likely request that you stop smoking in preparation for your procedure. The most important thing to remember is that you need to follow your doctor’s pre-op and post-op instructions. If your surgeon asks you to refrain from smoking immediately before or after your procedure, be sure to do it. Failure to abide by your doctor’s instructions can significantly change the outcome and success of your procedure.

Minneapolis Facial Plastic Surgeon

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we offer a plethora of cosmetic procedures that range from non-invasive to surgical. Dr. Daniel Schneider has years of experience as a board-certified plastic surgeon. Our team can work with you to discuss your concerns and help you reach your cosmetic goals. Contact us today to learn more about our treatments and set up your appointment with Dr. Schneider. Our clinic is located in St. Paul but we provide treatment to patients throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.

 

Common Cosmetic Procedures for Patients Over 50

As we age, our body breaks down. There’s nothing you can do to prevent the passage of time, but there are cosmetic procedures that can help you age gracefully. Many patients over 50 just want to look normal and natural as they age, while preventing some of the tell-tale signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, and the like. In this article, we are going to talk about some of the most common cosmetic procedures for patients over the age of 50.

Botox

Botox is perhaps the most popular cosmetic procedure for patients over 50, largely due to its approachableness. The procedure is quick, painless, and offers immediate results (such as wrinkle and fine line reduction).

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Rejuvenation)

Blepharoplasty (or eyelid rejuvenation surgery) is another popular procedure for patients over 50. Eyelid rejuvenation surgery can help get rid of wrinkles and drooping around the eyes. It can help you look less tired and more confident.

Facelift

A traditional facelift procedure is a great option for patients who have tried other procedures but need more. Facelifts offer longer lasting results than less invasive options. For patients who do not want to commit to a full facelift, there are alternative options like the mini facelift and nonsurgical facelift.

Facial Plastic Clinic in St. Paul, MN

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, our team offers a wide range of cosmetic services (both surgical and noninvasive) to patients who are looking to achieve their cosmetic goals. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing successful procedures throughout the Twin Cities. Reach out to our team of cosmetic experts today to learn more about our services and set up a time to chat with one of our specialists. Our main clinic is in St. Paul, but we serve the entire Twin Cities metro area.

3 Skin Care Myths, Debunked!

When it comes to skin care, there are a lot of common misconceptions, half truths, and flat-out myths. In this article, we are going to debunk a handful of popular myths about skin care.

Myth – Over the Counter Products are the Same as Prescription Products

There are countless skin care products that you can purchase over the counter at your local drug store or department store. Some people think that these over the counter products are no different than prescription skin care products. This is not true. Prescription skin care products typically include higher levels of active ingredients, which can improve your results and the time it takes to achieve those results.

Myth – Your Skin Stays the Same Your Entire Life

Many people falsely believe that their skin type, and by extension the products they need to care for their skin, never changes. This is incorrect. Our bodies are constantly changing as we age, and we need to adjust our skin care routine to accommodate those changes.

Myth – There’s No Point Seeing a Skin Care Professional

With so many available products and online DIY solutions, many people don’t think they need the help of a medical professional for their skin care. But a medical professional can examine your condition, and tailor-make a skin care routine (complete with appropriate products) for your situation.

Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic

If you are looking for options to turn back the clock and achieve the youthful appearance you deserve, we can help. At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic we offer comprehensive treatments to help patients achieve their cosmetic goals – whatever they may be. If you want to get rid of facial wrinkles, we offer injectable solutions. If you want to lose weight, we offer medically supervised weight loss. If you need a surgical procedure, we offer a wide range of facial plastic surgeries. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you look as young as you feel!

Join Us for a CoolSculpting Event!

Join us for a CoolSculpting event later this month. We’re partnering with Simonson’s Salon & Spa to bring you some awesome cosmetic specials. Check out the event details below!

EVENT DETAILS

  • When: Tuesday, January 29th from 5-8PM
  • Where: SIMONSON SALON & SPA
    3490 Northdale Blvd NW
    Coon Rapids, MN 55448
  • Only 8 COOLSCULTPING ASSESSMENT spots available – so sign up today!

SPECIAL EVENT PRICING

$50 deposit due at time of scheduling to reserve spot. *Deposit may be applied to future appointments.

RSVP at the link below on a first come-first served basis:

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EVENT SPECIALS

We also have various other specials available at this event. Take a look below!

 

When to Consider a Nonsurgical Facelift

A nonsurgical facelift can be a great alternative to patients who don’t want to have a surgical facelift. In this article, we are going to talk about when to consider a nonsurgical facelift.

What is a Nonsurgical Facelift?

First thing’s first, let’s talk about what a nonsurgical facelift is. A nonsurgical facelift is a combination of non-invasive treatments designed to give the patient’s face a refreshed, more youthful appearance. Nonsurgical facelifts can include facial fillers, Botox, and other needleless treatments.

As with any cosmetic procedure, there are pros and cons. On the plus side, a nonsurgical facelift is less invasive than a traditional facelift, which means faster recovery. On the downside, the results of a nonsurgical facelift are less dramatic and shorter lived than a traditional facelift. Ultimately, it’s up to each patient to weigh the pros and cons and decide which cosmetic procedure is the best fit for them.

Who Can Benefit from a Nonsurgical Facelift?

Nonsurgical facelifts are great for patients who do not want to commit to going under the knife with a traditional facelift. The ultimate results may not last as long as those of a surgical facelift, but the nonsurgical procedure offers a great option for patients to “test the waters” of cosmetic treatments before diving in head first. If you’re interested in whether or not you can benefit from a nonsurgical facelift, set up a time to chat with a facial plastic surgeon about your options.

Twin Cities Facelift Doctor

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we provide cosmetic treatments to patients throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding area. Our list of procedures is extensive and includes both surgical and non-surgical options. Dr. Daniel Schneider has years of experience and is board certified in plastic surgery. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Our main clinic is located in St. Paul, but we work with patients throughout the Twin Cities area.

How to Prepare for Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgery

When you’re considering an eyelid rejuvenation procedure (or any other plastic surgery for that matter) it’s good to know what to expect and how to prepare. In this article, we are going to offer some tips for preparing for your eyelid rejuvenation surgery.

Surgery Consultation

If you’re considering eyelid rejuvenation surgery, the first step will be for you to set up a consultation with your physician. During this consultation, your surgeon will:

  • Evaluate your situation
  • Discuss your surgical goals and options
  • Talk about the benefits and risks of the procedure in question
  • Take photographs
  • Answer any additional questions you may have

Preparing for the Procedure

Once you have scheduled the procedure, there are a number of things you need to do to prepare. First and foremost, you need to follow your doctor’s pre-op instructions for the procedure. Your surgeon knows your situation better than anyone, so it’s important to follow their instructions to the letter. Here are a few other things you may be asked to do to prepare yourself:

  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Arrange for a family member or friend to drive you home after surgery and stay with you the first night.

Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgeon in St. Paul, MN

If you are searching for an eyelid rejuvenation surgeon in the Twin Cities, you’ve come to the right place! At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we offer a range of cosmetic services (both surgical and non-surgical) to patients throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified plastic surgeon who works with patients to help them achieve their cosmetic goals. Contact us today to learn more about our services and see if an eyelid rejuvenation procedure is right for you!

Medical Weight Loss + CoolSculpting = A Match Made in Heaven

It can be difficult to find the right combination of treatments to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. In this article, we are going to talk about how you can combine CoolSculpting and medically supervised weight loss to effectively achieve your weight loss goals!

Medical Weight Loss

If you’re looking to lose weight, there are no shortage of diets to choose from. But with so many options it can be difficult to figure out which diets are legitimate and useful. Medical weight loss is different from the innumerable diets you can find on the internet. With a medical weight loss program, you work directly with a licensed physician who specializes in weight loss.

CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved procedure in which unwanted body fat is frozen off. The procedure is performed by a licensed medical professional. The biggest benefit of CoolSculpting is that it allows you to get rid of excess fat in problem areas like the tummy and thighs. For some people, no amount of diet and exercise can get these areas where they need to be. That’s where CoolSculpting comes in. CoolSculpting shouldn’t be used as a substitute for diet and exercise. Rather, it should be coupled with a weight loss program to help remove fat from problem areas around the body.

Make an Appointment Today!

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we offer a wide range of cosmetic services (both surgical and non-invasive) to our patients. Dr. Daniel Schneider is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who has been providing care to patients throughout Minnesota for years. Contact our team of cosmetic experts today to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Our primary clinic is located in St. Paul, but we serve patients in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.

New Year, New You – Tips for Losing Weight

Happy New Year! Losing weight is one of the most common New Years Resolutions. Unfortunately, not many people are able to achieve this resolution. Losing weight is difficult, but we’re here to offer some hints for making it easier. In this article, we are going to offer a few tips for achieving your weight loss goals in 2019!

Get a Clean Start with Medically Supervised Weight Loss

The Clean Start Weight Loss Program helps you lose weight, reset your metabolism, and control your appetite. This medically supervised weight loss program is different from other diets in that you work hand-in-hand with a physician who specializes in weight loss.

Freeze Away Fat with CoolSculpting

As the body ages, it gets harder and harder to keep weight off of certain areas. If you’ve tried diet and exercise but just can’t seem to lose the weight from around your stomach, CoolSculpting can help! CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment that freezes unwanted fat away. The procedure is quick, painless, and effective!

Start Now

Take action now! There’s no time like the present to get going on your weight loss journey. Putting things off will only make it more likely that you won’t take any action at all. Contact a weight loss specialist to discuss your options.

Weight Loss Clinic in St. Paul, MN

If you are searching for a weight loss specialist in the Twin Cities, you’ve come to the right place! At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we provide a wide range of cosmetic procedures to patients of all ages. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon serving St. Paul and the greater Twin Cities area. Contact us today to learn more about the services we provide at Riverview Facial Plastic and to set up your appointment with our team.