Facial Plastic Surgery

Whether you desire a more youthful, refreshed appearance, or wish to improve certain facial features like the face, nose, chin, cheeks, or ears, Dr. Douglas L. Gervais and Dr. Richard H. Tholen can help. We strive to achieve natural results that do not look “done” or over-tightened, yet provide long-lasting improvements. At Minneapolis Plastic Surgery LTD., we offer various facial plastic surgery procedures that can enhance your appearance for a new, improved you. To learn more about our many face procedures, contact our Minneapolis plastic surgery center today for a consultation, or click on the links below for detailed information.

Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, can alter the size, shape, and overall appearance of one’s nose. This cosmetic procedure is designed to give patients a nose that fits with their overall facial structure for more harmonious features. Improvement in breathing can also be achieved in addition to changing nasal appearance. Experience in rhinoplasty is critical to the best results; our American Board of Plastic Surgery-certified plastic surgeons have over 45 years of combined experience. (click for more detailed information about rhinoplasty)

Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)

Face lift surgery is the most effective, long-lasting solution for loose sagging skin, deep facial wrinkles, or presence of jowls or excess neck skin (“wattle”). In most cases, you can be back to work and everyday social outings in about two weeks. (Movie stars, politicians, TV personalities, and other patients may choose to remain out of the public eye for up to 4 weeks.) Both doctors are skilled in providing natural-looking, gorgeous results with several techniques chosen for your specific needs and goals. All feature hidden incision placement for scars that are scarcely visible, do not distort the ear or hairline, and results that are often significantly better and long-lasting than those achieved by “lifestyle lifts” or other brand-name mini-lifts. (click for more detailed information about facelift)

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) & Brow (Forehead) Lift

As people age, upper eyelids start to look “heavy,” and lower eyelids can start to sag, wrinkle, or develop “bags.” In some cases, forehead tissues also sag and droop, causing the brows to drop over the upper orbital rim, giving the appearance of “extra” upper eyelid skin. In some cases both brow ptosis (droop) and true excess upper eyelid skin cause the tired, sad, or aged appearance. Upper eyelid surgery or a brow lift (and in some cases, both) can smooth, lift, and tighten this skin for a more youthful, vibrant, alert, and overall pleasant appearance. Lower eyelid surgery can also correct fat pads under the eyes that cause people to look constantly tired. (click for more detailed information about blepharoplasty or brow lift surgery)

Other Facial Procedures

BOTOX® Cosmetic, Juvéderm®, Juvéderm Ultra®, Juvéderm Ultra Plus®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Sculptra®, Radiesse®, and Voluma™ are non-surgical injectable treatments that take just minutes to perform, require no surgery or downtime, and can eliminate unwanted lines and wrinkles, or provide volume enhancement of prejowl, cheeks, or other areas of the face. Other facial surgical procedures that can enhance one’s appearance include: neck lift surgery, chin implants, cheek implants, fat grafts, ear surgery (otoplasty), and transgender (facial feminization) procedures. (for more detailed information on each of these options, click on the links above)