Latest From Dr. Kovanda

Neck Lift Candidates

What is neck lift surgery? The face conveys a lot about our age and our emotions, so to many it comes as no surprise that reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sagging in the face can help greatly improve your overall appearance. That said, not many people realize just how much the appearance of the neck […]


Plastic Surgery after Pregnancy: Mommy Makeover

After pregnancy, many women experience major differences in body contour due to weight gain, weight loss, and hormonal changes. Though these changes aren’t necessarily as drastic as the other life changes you experience after giving birth (such as planning for your child’s immediate future and other matters much later in your child’s life), they are […]


Facelift Recovery Tips

One of the best ways to fight signs of advanced aging and to look your best is to undergo a facelift. The facelift was one of the five most popular plastic surgery procedures performed last year, and it can really make a difference when it comes to wrinkles in the middle portion of the face. […]


Arm Lift Surgery

For both men and women, but women especially, the upper arms can be a source of frustration. Exercise and strength training may achieve toned arms in many men and women, but sometimes even exercise and lifting weights cannot provide satisfactory results. Age, weight gain and weight loss, and genetics all play a role in the […]


Skin Tightening after Weight Loss

Studies have shown that people who are morbidly obese are much more susceptible to major health problems, such as cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attacks, and stroke. It’s for that reason that many more people are turning to various diet and exercise solutions as well as weight loss surgery. All of these options can […]


Tummy Tuck Techniques

There is no one way to approach body contouring surgery. Each patient has different needs that have to be addressed, and you just can’t treat any surgery as a one-size-fits-all kind of operation. When you meet with Maple Grove and Edina plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher J. Kovanda, he will ensure that your needs are met […]


Upper vs. Lower Eyelid Surgery

Years ago in a moment of great inspiration, a writer likened the eyes to the windows of the soul. And to think, people to this day have been using that line every since. (Imagine the guy who came up with the phrase “pitch black,” which is, admittedly, very black.) In all seriousness, the eyes communicate […]


Liposuction Risks and Side Effects

Whether you undergo any surgery, there will be some risks involved. This is to be expected. With that in mind, you can avoid a number of side effects and complications related to surgery so long as you follow your surgeon’s instructions for pre-operative and post-operative care. When you visit with Maple Grove and Edina plastic surgeon […]


Breast Augmentation Recovery

Any surgery that you undergo carries a certain level of risk, particularly during the post-surgical recovery period. With that said, though, you can greatly reduce the risk for infection and other complications if you follow the instructions that we provide. During your consultation with Edina plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher J. Kovanda, we’ll go over what […]


Plastic Surgery and You

To shape or form The origin of the name “Plastic” comes from the Greek work “Plastikos” which means “to shape or form”.  Our specialty was born out of general surgery and dealt with problems of form and function with the largest organ in the body, the skin.  Plastic surgeons were the “surgeons surgeon”, the go to […]


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