6Dermal Fillers or Facial Fat Grafting: Which is Right for You?
Dermal fillers have become a popular cosmetic treatment options, with the ability to smooth away wrinkles while restoring facial volume lost during the aging process. Now, a new procedure is giving dermal fillers a run for their money, with similar results that are much longer lasting. Facial fat grafting, […]
9Everything You Need to Know about Gummy Bear Implants
As breast augmentation has continued to grow in popularity, new implant options have made the procedure more attractive than ever for some women. Introducing the latest in breast augmentation – gummy bear implants that provide the most natural look and feel of any breast implant on the market today. These cohesive gel implants are guaranteed […]
23Which Type of Implant is Right for Me?
Once you have decided to have breast augmentation, your next decision will be to choose the best type of implant for your needs. Breast implants were first introduced in the United States in the 1960s and since that time, they have undergone a number of changes and improvements. Today, there are three basic types of […]
17The Limits of Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic surgery is an effective way to enhance your looks and roll back the clock on your appearance. The success of a cosmetic procedure, however, is due in large part to coming into the process with realistic expectations about what cosmetic surgery can – and can’t – do for you. By understanding what you can […]
123 Common Places Men Request Liposuction
Liposuction is not restricted to female patients; in fact, in 2013 61,736 men sought liposuction procedures, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Men have discovered that liposuction is effective in helping them sculpt a more attractive, masculine body contour. Where do men request liposuction? While the procedure may be performed on nearly […]
Facial Plastic Surgery
Facelift Minneapolis, St Paul, Maple Grove, Twin Cities
Modern facial plastic surgery can provide a younger looking, more vibrant look by reducing lines, wrinkles, and other tell-tale signs of aging. Those who decide facial plastic surgery is right for them can also change the shape of their face through rhinoplasty, correct for drooping eyelids through blepharoplasty, and remove excess skin from under the chin with the help of a neck lift. At our practice with offices in Edina and Maple Grove, and serving the entire Minneapolis / St Paul area, facial plastic surgery patients can benefit from facelift surgery, eyelid surgery, or other procedures, with facial plastic surgeon Christopher J. Kovanda. Many of our procedures can be performed with minimally invasive modern techniques.
If you have considered facial plastic surgery — whether to change the shape and contour of your face or rejuvenate your face by removing lines and wrinkles — Dr Kovanda can help you reach your cosmetic goals. To learn more about modern facelift surgery and other procedures at our practice, contact Kovanda Plastic Surgery today.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
For many, the eyes are the first to show noticeable signs of age. Addressing drooping eyelids and bags under the eyes can provide a younger, more alert look to truly “turn back the clock”. The eyelid surgery facial plastic surgery procedure is performed by Dr Kovanda using the laser as a cutting tool to help reduce pain, bruising, discomfort and swelling thus reducing the time to heal. Dr Kovanda has published a paper on Laser Blepharoplasty in the prestigious Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal for his colleagues. Learn More about Eyelid Surgery.
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Cosmetic Fillers
These injectable cosmetic treatments can be used to smooth fine lines and wrinkles in the face. The FDA has approved for the deep lines between the eyes. Dr Kovanda uses Botox and fillers to address other areas including “crow’s feet” near the edges of the eyes, non surgical brow lift and reducing the pronounced lines from the nose to the corners of mouth known as nasolabial folds. Learn More about BOTOX® Cosmetic and Injectable Fillers.
Rhinoplasty Facial Plastic Surgery in the Minneapolis / St Paul Area
The rhinoplasty facial plastic surgery procedure is provided to our patients for both functional and cosmetic improvement. The rhinoplasty procedure can change the profile, width, or shape of your nose to help you achieve your desired look. Dr Kovanda uses the most modern Open Tip approach to achieve his patients goals with precision and safety. Each individual has a different different concerns of the shape of their nose ranging from the dorsal hump to a widened tip they may have inherited. Dr. Kovanda meets with each prospective rhinoplasty patient at one of his two offices serving Minneapolis, St Paul and the entire Twin Cities area, and thoroughly discusses their goals for treatment, the steps that should be taken, the risks of surgery, and the results they can expect. The most modern rhinoplasty techniques are utilized to get maximum functional and cosmetic results for all patients.
Many people choose the face lift procedure to help achieve a natural looking reduction in facial lines and wrinkles and address the sagging skin and loss of volume that occurs with aging. Dr. Kovanda will gladly discuss the face lift procedure with you in detail during a consultation at one of his two locations serving Minneapolis, St Paul, Maple Grove, and the entire Twin Cities area. During this time your goals for treatment and the specifics of your procedure will be discussed. Some patients are candidate for the minimally invasive face lift procedure, which involves a smaller incision and reduced recovery time, others need the more traditional full face lift to achieve the maximal results.
When a person ages, experiences rapid weight loss, or is exposed to the sun for extended periods of time, the skin on their neck can lose elasticity. The neck lift procedure again varies depending on the individual and can address only the subcutaneous excess through liposuction, or involves the removal of fat deposits and excess skin through small incisions placed just behind the ear and under the chin. The lax muscles can also be tightened to dramatically enhance the neck contour and profile. This procedure is sometimes done in conjunction with a face lift to enhance results. To discuss your individual goals of facial plastic surgery with our experienced surgeon contact our practice today.
Brow Lift with our Minneapolis / St Paul-based Facial Plastic Surgeon
Frown lines and other tell-tale signs of aging on the forehead can be successfully addressed with the brow lift procedure. A brow lift serves to reduce forehead lines and wrinkles, lessen frown lines, and enhance the aesthetic shape of the eyebrow . Dr Kovanda performs all types of brow lifts from the minimally invasive “chemical brow lift”, to the less invasive lift through an eyelid incision (commonly performed at the same time as an eyelid tuck procedure), to the short scar trans temporal lateral brow lift all the way to the coronal full forehead lift for more severe forehead lines. Come in for an individualized consultation to address your needs at one of our two convenient locations serving the entire Minneapolis and St Paul metro areas.
Contact Kovanda Plastic Surgery
If you have considered facial plastic surgery, Dr Kovanda will help you determine the treatment or treatments that are right for you. With a full range of facial plastic surgery procedures and a commitment to providing comprehensive, personalized care to each and every patient, we are here to serve you. To learn more, contact Kovanda Plastic Surgery today. For your convenience we have provided downloadable forms for you to view or print at home.