Get To Know Body & Face Expert Dr. Karan Chopra

Dr. Karan Chopra has co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in highly regarded medical journals including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has presented this research at several national plastic surgery conferences throughout the United States. Moreover, he was awarded the Johns Hopkins Miller Coulson Award for Clinical Excellence. Dr. Chopra is known for his genuine kindness, affability, and his individualized care and attention to each patients’ needs. He has an ongoing commitment to excellence in cosmetic surgery of the face, eyes, breast and body. These procedures include facelift, eyelid lifts, breast surgery and, tummy-tuck, fat grafting, Jeuveau, Botox, dermal fillers and more.

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My greatest achievement:

I consider my greatest accomplishment to be my professional training by world-renowned leaders in Plastic Surgery at the prominent Johns Hopkins Hospital, an institution ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the top overall hospital in the country for 21 consecutive years, and at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center, a worldwide leader in trauma care. My distinguished training honed my concentration in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive surgery of the face, eyes, breast, and body and my meticulous attention to detail and the pursuit for perfection creates optimal results unique to each patient. I’m pleased to bring my cutting-edge surgical skills to the Minneapolis area.

The future of my field is:

Fat grafting and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for cosmetic facial and breast enhancement procedures are at the forefront of the industry.

Fat grafting is a natural, permanent approach that revitalizes and rejuvenates skin quality while creating volume within the breast and face. Done in one appointment, the procedure takes the patient’s own fat from a donor location and is injected into another area, benefiting two areas of the body at the same time.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) processes a small sample of the patient’s blood to release growth factors from platelets that have natural healing properties, improving the overall health of the skin while creating a more youthful appearance.

When combined with fat grafting, PRP yields promising, positive improvements in skin contour, volume, texture and tone.

The biggest misconception about my field is:

Many believe that aesthetic devices and technologies can yield results equivalent to those of a surgical procedure performed by a highly skilled plastic and reconstructive surgeon, but this is not the case. It’s proven that several devices and technologies have limited predictability which can increase cost and cause unnecessary harm. To achieve your aesthetic goals in a safe, effective manner, consult with a plastic surgeon who is experienced in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

My most requested procedures are:

The top surgical procedures at my practice are Facelifts, Eyelid Lifts, Facial Reshaping and Slimming, and Mommy Makeovers

What surgical advancements are you most excited about?

The latest facial aging solution is a technique that combines a facelift with facial fat transfer, leaving the patient looking more youthful and rejuvenated. The procedure pairs the lift with strategic placement of volume utilizing a Fat Transfer, and PRP, resulting in an enhanced yet more natural look that lasts longer.

What are you best known for?

I’m known for my individualized approach to treating each patient and being genuinely warm and affable. I enjoy explaining the procedures to the patients so they feel comfortable with the surgery and what to expect with recovery.

No two snowflakes are alike, and I take this approach when treating each patient. Unique in their emotional and aesthetic needs, I take the time to interact and communicate with each patient on a personal level. Their concerns and questions are empathetically addressed, providing unparalleled comfort, which allows me to perform to the highest standards and deliver optimal results.

What is your most memorable patient reaction?

Helping correct botched facial or eyelid surgery is one of the most gratifying procedures that I perform. These patients are always so excited to be able to go out in public again without feeling insecure or embarrassed.

The emotional and psychological stakes are high when performing revision surgery. I find nothing more rewarding than gaining the patient’s trust through my personalized consultations and delivering the results they were initially seeking. I’ve experienced the most rewarding responses when correcting a botched facial or eyelid surgery.

What sets my practice apart:

Internationally recognized Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz and I are Plastic Surgeons with nearly 40 years of combined experience. Serving the Twin Cities, we bring uncompromised skill and warm bedside manner to our patients. Our trustworthy staff provides unrivalled personal care before, during and after surgery and our welcoming front desk and schedule work with your communication and calendar needs.

What I love most about my profession is:

Throughout my life, I’ve found the most joy and happiness in my ability to help people look and feel their best. My career in plastic surgery allows me to create my patients’ ultimate vision of themselves through safe, reconstructive procedures. There’s nothing more fulfilling than making their dream become a reality.

Career defining procedure?

I’m best known for my rejuvenating and reshaping facial procedures including Facelifts, Eyelid Lifts, Dark Circle Correction, Buccal Fat Removal (cheek slimming), Jawline recontouring, and forehead lifting and shortening.

What new services are you excited to offer?

Social media and Instagram have created a multi-generation obsession with the “selfie”, creating an uptick in facial slimming procedures. I enjoy helping patients realize their best version of themselves with our “#SelfieLift”, which includes Buccal Fat Removal (cheek slimming), Neck Liposuction, Jawline Contouring and the slimming of the jaw with injectables such as Botox. Performed on the patient while they’re awake, these procedures cause minimal discomfort and boast low recovery times.