Your face conveys expression, feelings, and moods. Unfortunately, it also displays the natural effects of aging often draining a person's vitality and confidence. Dr. Thao specializes in a wide variety of facial cosmetic surgery procedures including endoscopic brow lift, face lift, neck lift, ear surgery, eyelid surgery, Asian double eyelid surgery, facial implants (cheek, chin, nasal, etc..), lip enhancement, scar revision, mole removal, earlobe repair, and nose surgery to correct and restore a natural looking, youthful appearance.
Woodbury Plastic Surgery has served and helped many patients from overseas, across the United States, and here at home in Woodbury, St. Paul, Minneapolis, and the twin cities metropolitan area of Minnesota making Dr. Thao one of the best and top board certified plastic surgeon around face surgery.
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In time, gravity, sun exposure, and the stresses of daily life take their toll on our faces: deep creases appear beside the mouth, the jaw line slackens, and folds and fat deposits appear on the neck. Facelifts counteract these problems by removing fat and tightening skin and muscles, giving your face a fresher, youthful look. Incisions are made in inconspicuous places such as behind the hairline and in natural folds of the face and ears, and scars fade to near invisibility in time. After surgery, some patients appear 10-15 years younger.
Browlifts can revitalize drooping or lined foreheads, helping you to look less angry, sad or tired. Using either traditional or minimally invasive (endoscopic) methods, the muscles above the eyes are altered to smooth lines and raise the eyebrows for a more youthful appearance. The procedure is often combined with other operations such as blepharoplasty and facelifts to improve the look of the eyes and other areas of the face.
The neck is often one of the first areas of the body affected by the signs of aging, resulting in wrinkled, hanging skin that can make you look much older than you feel. A neck lift is a surgical procedure that sculpts and smoothes the neck for a younger, natural-looking appearance with no clear signs of surgical intervention.
During a neck lift, liposuction may be used to remove fat, while additional procedures remove excess skin and tighten the neck muscles for a younger-looking appearance. Many patients choose to combine a neck lift with a facelift, forehead lift or eyelid surgery to maximize results.
Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty can rejuvenate puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes by removing excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. It may be performed for cosmetic reasons or to improve sight by lifting droopy eyelids out of the patient's field of vision. The procedure is usually performed in an office with local anesthesia in as little as 45 minutes. Blepharoplasty can be combined with a facelift or BOTOX® treatments to raise the eyebrows or reduce the appearance of wrinkles, crow's feet or dark circles under the eyes.
Whether or not we notice it consciously, full cheeks are often a part of how we judge a person's face. Cheek implants can have a major impact on the appearance and self-confidence of patients whose cheeks have thinned or sunken due to age, illness or other causes. Implant sizes and shapes are tailored to each patient's desired appearance.
Lip augmentation increases the size of the lip for patients whose lips have lost volume with age, or who are unhappy with the natural appearance of their lips. Through injectable fillers, autologous grafts or synthetic implants, patients can achieve larger, fuller lips with minimal downtime and little to no side effects. With realistic expectations and good overall health, most patients are satisfied with the results of this procedure.