Why More Men are Getting Plastic Surgery

More and more men are opting for plastic surgery and other cosmetic procedures. But why is that? In this article, we are going to talk about why more men are getting plastic surgery and some of the procedures that can help men look and feel younger!

An Increase in Male Plastic Surgery

It’s clear that more male patients are getting plastic surgery. Since 2000, the number of men who have had a cosmetic procedure has increased by 29%! And these men are not just models and actors. According to a study published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, men from all walks of life are opting for cosmetic procedures. So why the change? It’s largely due to a decrease in the stigma of men getting plastic surgery. For a long time, many people believed that cosmetic procedures were only for women. That’s changing, and more men are seeking cosmetic options to help them look and feel the way they want to.

Male Cosmetic Procedures

So what types of cosmetic and aesthetic procedures can men benefit from? Here are a few of the most common:

Inspiring Confidence!

Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who works with patients across the Twin Cities to help them achieve their cosmetic goals. We believe in bettering every patient’s quality of life from the moment they walk into the clinic until long after their treatment is finished. Dr. Schneider and his staff provide services for medical weight loss, surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures for facial rejuvenation and total body transformation. Contact us today at our St. Paul clinic to set up your appointment with the Riverview team.

Facial Implants vs. Facial Fillers

When it comes to facial cosmetic treatments, patients have a lot of options at their disposal – so many that it can be difficult to choose the best option. Do you go with a surgical option or a non-invasive option? In this article, we are going to discuss the similarities and differences between facial implants and facial fillers. We’ll also talk about who is a good candidate for each treatment.

Facial Fillers

Facial fillers are injectable solutions that work to rejuvenate the skin, reduce wrinkles, and offer a more youthful appearance. These fillers can help get rid of wrinkles and fine lines, tighten skin, and add volume to the face that has been lost.

The greatest benefit of facial fillers is that the procedure is non-invasive.

Facial Implants

Facial implants are synthetic, biocompatible materials that are surgically inserted into the face, lips, chin, or cheeks to change the overall shape and symmetry of the face. This procedure can be used to correct asymmetry, loss of volume in the facial features, or malformations that result from injury.

The biggest difference between facial fillers and facial implants is longevity. Facial fillers are a short-term treatment option – the effects wear off over the course of several months. Facial implants offer a much longer-term cosmetic solution.

Cosmetic & Aesthetic Clinic

At Riverview Facial Plastic, we offer cosmetic and aesthetic services to patients in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and around the Twin Cities metro area. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience providing surgical and non-invasive treatment options. From rhinoplasty, to facial fillers, to medical weight loss solutions – we have everything you need to meet your cosmetic goals. Contact us to learn more about the services we offer and to set up your appointment at our St. Paul clinic.

3 Post-Op Tips for Plastic Surgery

Taking care of yourself after a plastic surgery procedure is important, and while most plastic surgery procedures are minimally invasive – they still require some amount of time for recovery and healing. In this article, we are going to provide some post-op tips to help you recover after your plastic surgery procedure.

Follow Your Doctor’s Instructions

This is perhaps the most important piece of advice we can give you. We can’t stress enough the importance of following your doctor’s post-operative instructions to the letter. Your doctor knows your situation better than anyone and has tailored your post-op instructions to fit your specific needs. If you fail to follow these instructions, you risk prolonging your recovery.

Ask for Help

Depending on the procedure you have done, you may be laid up for a day or several weeks. Reach out to your family and friends to ask for help during your recovery. You may need help cooking, cleaning, and performing other tasks that you may be unable to complete.

Keep Yourself Entertained

Recovering from a surgical procedure can be pretty boring, as most of it is just resting and allowing your body to heal itself. Do everything you can to entertain yourself with movies, books, games, etc.

Riverview Facial Plastic Clinic

Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience providing care to patients throughout Minnesota. We offer a range of cosmetic services to patients – both surgical and non-invasive. Our team will work with you to address your specific needs and develop a strategy that works. Contact us today to set up an appointment with our team and see how we can help you meet your cosmetic goals. Our clinic is located in St. Paul, but we work with clients throughout the Twin Cities metro area.

What to Expect from a Plastic Surgery Consultation

We run into many patients who are excited to learn more about their plastic surgery options but also scared about getting a consultation. But knowing what you can expect from a plastic surgery consultation will alleviate those fears! In this article, we are going to talk about what to expect from a plastic surgery consultation and how to best prepare.

Doctor Evaluation

Your plastic surgery consultation is a time for your plastic surgeon to evaluate your situation and provide recommendations. Your doctor will take a look at your medical history, and any pre-existing risk factors that may exist. They will also take photos of your face and discuss potential outcomes of various treatments.

Come Prepared

You should also come to your consultation prepared to discuss your situation and your cosmetic goals. In particular, be prepared to discuss:

  • Any current drugs you are taking
  • Any allergies you might have
  • Any previous surgeries you’ve had
  • What you’d like to accomplish from your procedure

Ask Questions

Your consultation is a great time to ask any questions you might have about your situation, the procedure you’re considering, and anything else you can think of. Your plastic surgeon will be happy to answer all of your questions during the consultation.

St. Paul Cosmetic & Aesthetic Clinic

Riverview Facial Plastic and Total Body Aesthetic has everything you need to start realizing your cosmetic goals. Dr. Daniel Schneider is an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who provides surgical and non-surgical treatment options to patients throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Whether you’re looking to tighten up some wrinkles in your face, or trying to lose some excess weight around your abdomen, we’ve got solutions for you! Contact us today to discuss your situation and see how our cosmetic specialists can help!


Dr. Schneider Partners with Simonson’s Salon & Spa

We are excited to announce that Dr. Schneider has formed a professional alliance with Simonson’s Salon and Spa to bring a whole new level of aesthetic and wellness to the communities we serve. Dr. Schneider is a board certified plastic surgeon and is proud to partner with Simonson’s as Medical Director. Together, our goal is to continue making the world a more beautiful place by providing the safest, most effective appearance-enhancing procedures and treatments.

About Simonson’s Salon & Spa

Simonson’s Salon & Spa has been providing cosmetic services to the Twin Cities area since 1983! With multiple locations around the Twin Cities, Simonson’s offers a synergistic salon and spa experience. They provide a wide range of services, including: hair styling, nail care, massage, waxing, lash lifts, and facial cosmetic care (among other things).

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Schneider and his staff focus on providing comprehensive surgical and nonsurgical enhancements as well as medically supervised weight loss and other aesthetic procedures like dermal fillers, Botox injections, CoolSculpting fat-reduction and Exilis skin-tightening. Dr. Schneider sees patients at his private office south of St. Paul, in Lilydale, and at the Allina Health Bandana Square Clinic in St. Paul for reconstructive surgery services.

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we offer a wide array of treatment options – both surgical and non-surgical – to our patients. We are here to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Schneider has the skills and experience needed to effectively address your aesthetic needs. Give us a call today to set up your appointment at Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic. Our main clinic is located in St. Paul but we treat patients throughout the Twin Cities metro and surrounding area.

Brow Lift – Are You a Good Candidate?

Your eyebrows are essential for communication and expression. Even if you are communicating with someone who doesn’t speak your language, your eyebrows can give clues as to what you mean – whether you’re angry or happy, asking a question, or making a statement. Over time, these expressions can cause the skin around your eyebrows to sag – impacting your ability to make these expressions effectively. In this article, we are going to discuss the benefits of a brow lift procedure and who should consider a brow lift.

Brow Lift Procedure

The brow lift procedure addresses wrinkles, sagging skin, and skin creases in the forehead and around the eyebrows. Each brow lift procedure is a little different and should be tailored to fit the unique needs of the patient being treated.

Who Should Consider a Brow Lift?

So who is a good candidate for the brow lift procedure? Anyone who experiences any of the following symptoms may be a good candidate:

  • Sagging skin around the eyes that give the appearance of being perpetually tired.
  • Sagging brow line.
  • Those who have tried non-surgical options without the desired results.

Brow lift surgery can also be paired with other procedures (such as an eyelid lift) to provide a more holistic approach to refreshing your look.

Minnesota Facial Plastics

If you are frustrated with your features or you’re unable to lose the weight that you want to – we’ve got treatment options that may be able to help you. From facial plastic surgery to medically supervised weight loss solutions, to injectables – we offer a wide variety of cosmetic options. Give us a call today to set up your appointment with Dr. Schneider and the rest of the team at Riverview. Our main clinic is located in St. Paul but we treat patients throughout the Twin Cities metro area.

Plastic Surgery Requires Individualized Care

Individualized care is important in any field of medicine – especially in plastic surgery. In this article, we are going to talk about why individualized care is so important when it comes to plastic surgery.

Information Overload

Perhaps the greatest thing about the internet is that it allows pretty much anyone to access a plethora of information that they otherwise wouldn’t have had at their fingertips. This is especially true in the realm of medical information. Go ahead and do a Google search for “Rhinoplasty” and you will find millions of results to piece through. This unfettered access to information can be a double-edged sword though. With so much information to choose from, it can be difficult to separate the truth from misinformation.

The Importance of an Individual Consultation

Each and every patient is different and needs to be approached differently. In medicine, there is no “one size fits all” solution that will work for every single patient. This is true is every sub-specialty – including plastic surgery, which is particularly reliant on the subjective desires of each individual patient. That’s why it’s essential to consult with an experienced plastic surgeon when you are considering a cosmetic procedure. A facial plastic specialist can examine your unique situation and offer recommendations tailored to fit your needs.

Twin Cities Plastic Surgery Clinic

Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic is a cosmetic clinic offering a wide range of both surgical and non-invasive treatment options. From medically supervised weight loss to rhinoplasties, we have the treatment options to help you look and feel more youthful! Dr. Schneider is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with years of experience helping Minnesota patients. Contact Dr. Schneider and the rest of the team at Riverview to set up your appointment today! Our primary clinic is located in St. Paul, but we provide care to patients throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding area.

How to Treat Facial Asymmetry

Facial asymmetry is a cosmetic condition in which the features of the face are not symmetrical. In this article, we are going to discuss facial asymmetry and how various cosmetic procedures can help treat the condition.

What is Facial Asymmetry?

Facial asymmetry is a condition in which the two sides of the face do not match (in other words – they’re not symmetrical). Asymmetry of the face can be caused by a variety of factors. Perhaps you were born with eyes or ears that are slightly different sizes. Other patients experience partial paralysis of the face that can cause drooping and other causes of asymmetry.

Correcting your facial asymmetry can give you more confidence, make you look younger, and help you feel better about yourself. So how does one go about correcting facial asymmetry? There are several available options.

Facial Asymmetry Treatment Options

The appropriate treatment method for your facial asymmetry will largely depend on the specific details surrounding the asymmetry. What particular facial feature is causing the asymmetry?

Whatever the case, you should always consult with a trusted facial plastic surgeon before making any treatment decisions. A plastic surgeon can fully evaluate the extent of your facial asymmetry and recommend treatment options that are best for your specific situation.

Minnesota Plastic Surgeon

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we offer a wide variety of services aimed at helping you look and feel younger! Dr. Schneider is a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon who has years of experience treating patients throughout the state of Minnesota. Our team provides compassionate, unparalleled care to each and every patient that walks through our doors. Reach out to us today at our St. Paul cosmetic clinic to set up an appointment with our team and start working towards achieving your aesthetic goals!

Male Plastic Surgery Options

Many people think of plastic surgery as a treatment option for women alone. But the truth is that there are many plastic surgery options available for men as well! In this article, we are going to talk about a few plastic surgery treatment options that can benefit male patients.

Neck Lift

As a person gets older, the skin loses its elasticity and sags. This can lead to the dreaded “double chin” or “turkey neck” in men. A neck lift procedure can help tighten sagging skin in the neck and restore strong jaw lines. This leads to a thinner appearance and helps boost confidence.


Rhinoplasty (more commonly referred to as nose job) is a procedure in which a plastic surgeon reshapes the contours of the patient’s nose. This is often done for cosmetic reasons to improve the look and feel of the nose, but it can also be beneficial for treating various conditions such as a deviated septum.

Botox & Facial Fillers

Two of the most effective non-surgical treatment methods for reducing wrinkles are Botox and facial fillers. These procedures are minimally invasive injections that are relatively painless, effective, and can be done over your lunch break. While the effects don’t last as long as more invasive options, they are a painless, cost-effective alternative.

Cosmetic & Aesthetic Treatments for Men

There are many aesthetic and cosmetic treatment options available to patients, both surgical and non-invasive. At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, our team offers a wide range of treatments including face lift surgery, CoolSculpting, medically supervised weight loss, and more. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified surgeon specializing in facial plastics. We work with each and every one of our patients to help them attain their cosmetic goals. Contact us today to set up your appointment with Dr. Schneider at our St. Paul facial plastic clinic.

3 Skin Tightening Treatments that Actually Work

There are a variety of treatment options out there that promise to tighten the skin. However, many of these are not effective and do not work as advertised. In this article, we are going to talk about a few skin tightening treatments (both surgical and non-surgical) that can actually be effective at tightening the skin.

Facial Plastic Surgery (Facelift, Neck Lift, etc.)

Facial plastic surgery is perhaps the most effective way of tightening your skin. The downside is that it’s also the most invasive. If you’re looking to tighten the skin on your neck, face, or another area of your body, a procedure by a skilled facial plastic surgeon may be your best option.

Radiofrequency Skin Tightening Treatments

Radiofrequency skin tightening treatments offer a great non-invasive alternative to surgery for patients who want to tighten their skin. This process involves heating up the skin to trigger collagen production, tightening the skin in the process. As an added bonus, it can also help with weight loss. At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we use the Exilis Radiofrequency system.

Ultrasound Skin Tightening

Ultrasound is another non-surgical skin tightening treatment option. This procedure involves using ultrasound waves to firm the skin by inducing collagen production. Ultrasound skin tightening is very safe and results can last for up to a year.

St. Paul Facial Plastic Clinic

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we treat patients throughout the Twin Cities metro and surrounding suburbs, offering compassionate care to each and every patient who walks through our doors. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Daniel Schneider is well equipped to help you meet your aesthetic goals. We offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Contact us today at our cosmetic clinic in St. Paul to set up your appointment with Dr. Schneider and the rest of the team at Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic.