Why Winter is the Best Time for Plastic Surgery

Contrary to popular belief, winter is actually a fantastic time to visit your plastic surgeon for a procedure. In this article, we are going to explain why winter is the best time for plastic surgery.

Staying Out of the Sun

Many plastic surgery procedures require time out of the sun post-operatively. In winter, that’s less of a problem – especially in Minnesota where the cold weather keeps us indoors!

Layer Up

Large coats, scarves, and hats allow you to cover up right after the procedure. This allows you to effectively hide any bandages or scars that need to heal after your surgery.

Holiday Breaks

Holiday breaks give you extended periods of time to recuperate and do not require you to take extra time away from work.

Cosmetic Surgery in the Twin Cities

If you are looking to refresh your appearance, contact the team at Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic today! Our cosmetic professionals work hand-in-hand with patients to deliver unparalleled care. Whether you in need of a surgical procedure like a rhinoplasty, or a non-invasive procedure like facial fillers, we’ve got all your bases covered! Contact us today to learn more about our services and set up an appointment. Our primary clinic is located in St. Paul, but we work with patients throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding metro area.

5 Procedures for a Fresh Face

When it comes to facial plastic surgery, there are a number of procedures to choose from. In this article, we are going to discuss 5 facial plastic procedures that can help you get the fresh face you’re looking for!

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure more commonly known as a “nose job” in which the patient’s nose is reconstructed and repaired. The procedure can be done for purely cosmetic reasons to alter the look of the nose, or for more functional reasons – like repairing a deviated septum.

Brow Lift

A brow lift is also known as a “forehead lift” and is often used to fix drooping eyebrows and remove “worry lines” on the patient’s forehead.

Face Lift

A rhytidectomy (more commonly known as a “face lift”) is a common cosmetic procedure used to give a patient a more youthful appearance. There are numerous surgical techniques that can be used in a face lift procedure based on the needs of the individual patient.

Neck Lift

A neck lift is a plastic surgery procedure in which the patient’s neck and/or jawline are reconstructed to reduce the signs of aging.

Eyelid Lift

Blepharoplasty (aka an “eyelid lift”) is a facial plastic procedure used to correct deformities and disfigurations of the eyelid.

Plastic Surgery in the Twin Cities

Each of the above procedures can be performed individually or in tandem. Your plastic surgeon can make you a recommendation based on your specific set of circumstances. The team at Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic is ready and waiting to help you achieve your cosmetic goals! Dr. Daniel Schneider has a board-certification in plastic surgery and many years of experience treating patients throughout Minnesota. Reach out to the Riverview team today to learn more about the specific services we provide and set up your appointment with our cosmetic team. Our main clinic is conveniently located in St. Paul, but we work with patients throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.

Does Plastic Surgery Leave a Scar?

One of the most common worries on patients’ minds when it comes to plastic surgery is that their procedure may leave a scar. No patient wants a scar, but they are often a consequence of many surgical procedures. In this article, we are going to discuss whether various plastic surgery procedures leave scars, and what you can do to minimize them.

Minimally Invasive Procedures vs. Open Procedures

Nearly all surgical procedures require the surgeon to make incisions into the patient’s body. While these incisions are necessary, they have the unfortunate downside of leaving scars. That being said, there are several ways to hide or minimize scarring from plastic surgery procedures.

Many plastic surgery procedures can be performed in one of two ways – open or minimally invasive. Each type has its own benefits. Open procedures typically allow the surgeon to have more precision during the procedure, but minimally invasive surgery offers less risk, less scarring, and a faster recovery.

The type of procedure that’s right for you will depend on your situation. Every patient is different and it’s important to approach each patient with that in mind and tailor a treatment strategy to fit his or her individual needs. Your plastic surgeon will be able to make recommendations for you based on your situation and medical history.

Aesthetic & Cosmetic Treatments

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we pride ourselves on our ability to help our patients reach their cosmetic goals. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing a wide array of cosmetic procedures – from injectables to rhinoplasties. Contact us today to set up your appointment with Dr. Schneider and the rest of the team at Riverview. We are located in St. Paul, but work with patients throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.

 

Open vs. Closed Rhinoplasty – What’s the Difference?

A rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure to alter the shape and structure of the nose. There are two basic methods for performing this procedure – the open method and the closed method. In this article, we are going to discuss the differences between an open rhinoplasty and a closed rhinoplasty and how to decide which is best for you.

Open Rhinoplasty

In an open rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes incisions to fold back the skin and access the underlying structures of the nose. The biggest benefit of an open rhinoplasty is that the surgeon has full access to the underlying bone and cartilage, which can improve the overall results of the procedure.

Closed Rhinoplasty

A closed rhinoplasty is less invasive than the open procedure – which leads to less downtime and risk. The biggest benefit of a closed rhinoplasty is that the initial incision is made inside the nostril, and is thus not visible after the procedure. That being said, there are downsides to the procedure – namely, that the surgeon only has limited visibility during the procedure due to the closed nature of the surgery.

Choosing the Right Option

The best option for you will depend heavily on your specific circumstances and your cosmetic goals. While closed rhinoplasty offers slightly less risk, the open procedure allows the surgeon to be more accurate. Your plastic surgeon can walk you through the pros and cons of each procedure and make a recommendation based on your unique circumstances.

Twin Cities Rhinoplasty Surgeon

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we offer a full range of cosmetic treatments – from facial fillers to rhinoplasty. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing rhinoplasty procedures with a high success rate. If you are considering a rhinoplasty, reach out to our team to discuss your options. Contact us today to learn more about our services and to set up an appointment with Dr. Schneider. Our primary clinic is located in St. Paul but we work with patients in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.

Dr. Schneider Featured on Twin Cities Live!

Dr. Schneider was recently featured on Twin Cities Live, discussing his recent partnership with Simonson’s Salon & Spa. Check out the segment and learn more about our partnership with Simonson’s below!

Simonson’s Salon & Spa

Simonson’s Salon & Spa is TCL’s go-to spot for hair and makeup and any minimally invasive spa treatments like Skin Pen or a facial. But this TCL partner is helping clients take self-care up a notch. Simonson’s recently announced their partnership with Dr. Daniel Schneider, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and owner of Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery and Total Body Aesthetic. As the salon’s Medical Director, Dr. Schneider can offer clients even more options when it comes to health and beauty.

Riverview Facial Plastic

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide individualized and compassionate care to our patients. For years, we have been helping patients throughout the Twin Cities achieve their cosmetic goals. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified plastic surgeon with the skills needed to help you resolve your issues. Contact us today to learn more about the services we provide at Riverview and to set up your appointment with our team. Our primary clinic is located in St. Paul, but we treat patients throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.

Join Us for an Open House!

Join us for an open house at Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic! There will be $5,000+ in prize drawings, refreshments, light hors d’oeuvres, and swag bags. Check out event details and RSVP below!

Event Details

  • Thursday, October 25th | 4-8PM
  • 991 Sibley Memorial HWY | Suite 202 | St. Paul, MN 55118-5116
  • RSVP via email to riverviewfpsurgery@gmail.com

Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic

When you’re looking for a plastic surgeon, you need to find someone you can trust. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience treating patients throughout the Twin Cities and Minnesota. At Riverview Facial Plastic, we offer a wide range of cosmetic and aesthetic services – all geared at helping you achieve your goals. Contact us today at our St. Paul plastic surgery clinic to set up a consultation with Dr. Schneider and the rest of the team at Riverview Facial Plastic.

Is Plastic Surgery Safe?

The first questions many patients ask when considering a surgical procedure is this: “is the procedure safe?” That’s an important question, especially when it comes to plastic surgery procedures. In this article, we are going to discuss whether or not certain plastic surgery procedures are safe.

Surgical Procedure Safety

All surgical procedures carry a certain amount of risk. Since surgeons and teams are all human, there is always a risk of something going wrong. With the advancements in surgical technology, surgical procedures are certainly a lot safer than they were even 10-20 years ago, but there will always be at least some risk associated.

That being said, most common plastic surgery procedures are considered safe – they certainly don’t carry as much risk as open-heart surgery.

Taking the Appropriate Precautions

Though most plastic surgery procedures are generally considered safe, there are certain precautions you should take before going under the knife. Here are a few tips to help guide you:

  • Make sure you go to a reputable clinic / surgeon. Make sure your surgeon is properly credentialed. If they are board-certified, that’s even better!
  • Do your due diligence. Once you’ve found a clinic or surgeon, do some research. Check out their credentials, patient reviews, and the procedures they perform.

Twin Cities Plastic Surgery Clinic

When you’re considering a plastic surgery procedure, you need to make sure that you visit a clinic that prioritizes safety and has the track record to back it up. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified plastic surgeon with the necessary skills and experience to ensure that your procedure is as safe as possible. Contact us today at Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic to set up your appointment. Our clinic is located in St. Paul, but we treat patients in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.

The Difference Between Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic surgeons perform a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, but many patients are confused about the difference between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. The two share some similarities, but it’s important to understand how they differ and when each can be beneficial. In this article, we are going to discuss the difference between cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery.

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is used to rework normal, undamaged structures of the body. Generally, the goal of a cosmetic surgical procedure is to improve appearance and boost the patient’s self-esteem.

Here are a few examples of common cosmetic surgery procedures:

Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive surgery, on the other hand, is performed to improve function and appearance of a bodily structure that has been damaged.

Here are some of the situations that may warrant reconstructive surgery:

  • Congenital defects
  • Acute trauma
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Infections or diseases

What’s Right for You?

Choosing the right procedure for your situation can be difficult. Your best bet is to set up a consultation with a plastic surgeon that you trust. During that consultation, your surgeon can walk you through your available options and make treatment recommendations that make the most sense for your unique situation.

Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery in MN

If you are looking for a cosmetic or reconstructive surgeon in the Twin Cities, look no further than Riverview Facial Plastic! Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified plastic surgeon with the skills and experience needed to tackle your needs. At Riverview, we provide compassionate, individualized care to each and every patient that walks through our doors. Contact us today at our St. Paul cosmetic clinic to learn more or to set up your very own appointment with our team!

Common Plastic Surgery Myths, Debunked

There are many misconceptions about plastic surgery and other cosmetic procedures. We’d like to clear up some of these myths. In this article, we are going to debunk several of the most common myths surrounding plastic surgery.

Myth – You can Expect Your Results to Last Forever

Having a plastic surgery procedure done does not mean that your body stops aging. Your body will continue to age long past your date of surgery. A facelift may be able to reset your aging clock by several years, but the clock keeps on ticking. Aging is inevitable, and while plastic surgery procedures can help stall the march of time, the results do not last forever.

Myth – Every Procedure is Painless for Every Person

Everyone experiences pain differently. One patient may experience no pain at all with a certain procedure, while another person may experience a great deal of pain with the same exact surgery. There are general guidelines for specific procedures that can give some insight into how painful a procedure is, but pain is so subjective that you will need to approach your procedure from your own perspective.

Myth – Each Patient is a Good Candidate for Every Procedure

While some clinics will tell you that every procedure is good for every patient, the truth is that some patients are simply not good candidates for certain procedures. You should always work with your plastic surgeon to determine the best procedure or procedures for your situation.

Facial Plastic Clinic

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we provide cosmetic care to patients throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing a wide variety of procedures. From surgical procedures (such as rhinoplasty and face lifts) to non-invasive procedures (like facial fillers and Botox), we’ve got you covered! Contact us today at our St. Paul cosmetic clinic to learn more about our services and to set up your very own appointment with Dr. Schneider and the rest of the team at Riverview.

 

Thread Lift Procedure Explained

If you are unsatisfied with your appearance, there are many options at your disposal (both surgical and non-invasive options) to address any present issues. But with so many options, a lot of patients have a difficult time figuring out what’s best for them. In this article, we are going to discuss the thread lift procedure and who is a good candidate for this particular cosmetic treatment.

What is a Thread Lift?

A thread lift is a cosmetic procedure in which the patient’s skin is “lifted” with the use of temporary sutures. Instead of removing portions of skin, the plastic surgeon stitches portions of it up – essentially suspending it and leading to a tighter look.

Who Can Benefit from a Thread Lift?

With any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to determine whether or not you are a good candidate before proceeding with treatment. Thread lifts can be beneficial for many patients, including those with any of the following:

  • Skin laxity
  • Jowls
  • Drooping chin
  • Wrinkles

Ultimately, a plastic surgeon is needed to determine whether or not a thread lift is a good option for you. During your initial surgical consultation, your plastic surgeon will evaluate your particular situation, explain your options to you, and work with you to develop a treatment strategy that fits your individual needs.

Best Candidate for Thread Lift

Here are some criteria that can help you determine if you are a good candidate for a thread lift:

  • Age demographic: 30-65
  • Preferable to have no prior plastic surgery of the area being treated
  • Ok to have previous injections with neurotoxins or dermal fillers, as long as performed greater than two weeks prior
  • Candidates should have some or all of the following to be considered as a patient/model:
    • Mild to Moderate flat & ptotic cheek tissue (cheeks have fallen creating nasolabial folds)
    • Mild to moderate jowling / descent of the lower third of the face
    • Mild to moderate brow ptosis (droopy eyebrows)
    • Mild neck cutaneous bands – patients with platysmal bands or excess skin are not good candidates for the procedure
    • Crepey skin of the area of the face or body being treated
    • Mild to moderate ptosis of the body area being treated (breasts, buttocks)
    • Mild folding of skin above knees, elbows
    • Models should be calm in nature, willing to get injected in front of a group and able to tolerate mild to moderate pain. Preferably, individuals have previously had aesthetic injectables.
  • Currently not taking any blood thinning medication, Omega 3’s, Vitamin E, Ginko, Ginseng, Garlic, anti-inflammatories, steroids, or neuromuscular blockers
  • Not allergic to lidocaine or epinephrine
  • No active infections including colds, sinus infections, upper respiratory infections, cold sores, or rashes

Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic in St. Paul, MN

If you are searching for a top-notch cosmetic clinic in the Twin Cities area, look no further than Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic. Dr. Daniel Schneider has years of experience as a board-certified plastic surgeon. He puts his skills to work and provides the best possible care to every patient who walks through our doors. Reach out to us today at our St. Paul plastic surgery clinic to set up your consultation for Dr. Schneider and the rest of the team at Riverview Facial Plastic.