Breast Augmentation

Many women have experienced the benefits of breast augmentation surgery. You may have even heard about the procedure first-hand from friends. There’s good reason for its popularity: Breast augmentation allows women who are dissatisfied with their breasts to achieve the body they want. At our practice’s office in Minneapolis serving the entire Minneapolis / St Paul metro area, breast augmentation through implants is provided to a diverse group of women — each with their own cosmetic desires and reasons for undergoing surgery. Our practice provides these women with a multitude of options when it comes to the breast augmentation procedure. Dr. Christopher J. Kovanda is an experienced provider of virtually every type of breast augmentation procedure.

If you have considered breast implants, our experienced Minneapolis / St Paul area cosmetic surgeon will speak with you at length to determine you goals for treatment, and the best way they can be met. To discuss breast augmentation surgery at our office in Minneapolis, contact Kovanda Aesthetic Surgery today.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Women who feel their breasts are too small, are uneven, or are not firm enough can benefit from breast augmentation through implants at our Minneapolis / St Paul area practice. The results the breast implants procedure provides are largely dependent upon your communication with Dr. Kovanda, who will speak with you about your goals and help you understand your options as well as the benefits and limitations of breast enhancement surgery.

Candidates for Breast Augmentation Surgery

Only a cosmetic surgery professional can determine if you are a candidate for breast augmentation through implants. At our practice serving the entire Minneapolis / St Paul metro area, Dr. Christopher J. Kovanda will discuss your breast augmentation candidacy with you in depth to determine if the procedure is right for you. The ideal candidate for the procedure is a healthy and well informed adult. Candidates should also not be pressured into surgery by others. Deciding to undergo breast augmentation surgery is a decision that should be made by an individual free from outside pressures.

What Kind of Implant Should I Get?

Dr. Kovanda strongly recommends Sientra Breast Implants, better known as the “Gummy Bear” implant. This implant is able to retain its shape due to its high strength cohesive silicone gel. They have a natural look and feel to it, giving most females exactly what they desired.

Sientra implants are soft to the touch, and designed to mimic the natural feel of a breast. This implant comes in many different projections, allowing the patient the option to pick the implant that better suites their desires. Dr. Kovanda will listen to your wants and needs, leading to you two picking the best implant for you.

What is a Cohesive Silicone Gel Implant?

Cohesive Silicone Gel will not leak fluid if ruptured. Watch this demonstration video to see the inside of the implant.

The Breast Augmentation Procedure

Traditional breast implant surgery involves the placement of an implant either behind the breast tissue or under the chest muscle. At our practice, we utilize these techniques and others to provide a full range of breast augmentation procedures. This includes the subfascial breast implant technique which, for some, provides the combined benefits of both of the previously mentioned traditional breast implant techniques. Other techniques include the scar minimizing armpit incision technique, implantation through the abdomen during the tummy tuck procedure, the combination breast augmentation / breast lift procedure known as mastopexy, and others. These advancements in breast surgery, and the fact that we provide both silicone and saline implants, allows our experienced surgeon to perform breast augmentation procedures that are truly customized to meet each patient’s needs.

The breast augmentation process at our Minneapolis / St Paul area practice begins by first making decisions about the type and size of breast implants to be used, the location of the incision, and how the implant will be placed. Of course, Dr. Kovanda will help you understand the different results that will be achieved through each of these options so you can make a fully informed decision. Prior to surgery, you will be given some specific instructions to properly prepare for the procedure. From your initial discussion with Dr. Kovanda to your post-surgical recover, the process typically takes about two weeks.

The surgical process usually takes about an hour, and patients can expect to feel sore during the first 48 hours after the procedure. The complete recovery process can take from two weeks to a month. During this time, Dr. Kovanda will continue to ensure your recovery is a smooth one.

Contact Kovanda Aesthetic Surgery

To learn more about breast augmentation through implants at our practice serving Minneapolis, and the entire Minneapolis / St Paul area. Our Twin Cities practice is dedicated to providing you with the highest standards of care. To speak with our board certified plastic surgeon, contact Kovanda Aesthetic Surgery today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are breast implants under warranty?

Yes, There is different warranty programs

Can breast implants cause pain years later?

Its possible

Can breast implants last 30 years?

Yes they can.

Can fat be transferred to breasts?

yes this can be done!

Do you have to replace breast implants every 10 years?


Does getting breast implants make you gain weight?


Does insurance cover breast implants?


How dangerous is breast augmentation surgery?


how much does breast augmentation cost?

It cost around $6000

How painful is breast augmentation recovery?

You are very sore but it only lasts a few days to weeks!

Is breast enlargement possible without surgery?


Can I move my arms after breast augmentation?

With having new implants, we advise very minimum lifting and keeping the arms below the shoulder for two weeks or less. After that, your arms can then be raised.

Can you breast feed after breast augmentation

Most women can still breastfeed just fine, as the surgery usually doesnt involve the ducts or the areas of your breast involved in milk production

Do breast implants cause autoimmune disease?

It is a possibility but very un common.

Do breasts sag after breast augmentation?

No, the implants create fullness.

How do I know if my breast implant is leaking?

Signs that your silicone implant has ruptured can include changes in breast shape and size, and increasing pain, firmness, and swelling over a period of weeks. Rupture can also cause capsular contracture. Silicone implant rupture that doesnt cause any noticeable symptoms is known as “silent rupture.”

How do I prepare for breast implants?

You will meet with your surgeon, you will also need to get cleared for surgery through your primary care provider. In some cases you will get lab testing, adjust your current medications and stop smoking.

How do you know if you have capsular contracture?

Capsular contracture can occur as soon as 4-6 weeks after surgery and is uncommon to begin developing later than six months after surgery unless some sort of trauma has occurred to the augmented breast.

How long are breast augmentation incisions sore?

You may feel sore for 2 to 3 weeks and youll likely have a lot of swelling. You may have a pulling or stretching feeling in your breast area.

Is getting a breast augmentation worth it?

The procedure can drastically improve your appearance, breast implants are definitely worth the cost.

Is there an alternative to breast implants?

Yes there is a breast lift or breast fat transfer

What are gummy bear implant?

Gummy bear breast implants are one of the options available for breast augmentation. The term “gummy bear” is actually a nickname for these teardrop-shaped, gel-based implants. Theyre known to retain their shape better than other types of breast implants made from saline and silicone.

What is the most common breast implant size?

Breast implant sizes are available from 100 to 1,000 cubic centimeters. The most common sizes range from 300 to 400 cc.

Will Cigna cover breast augmentation?

That is up to the insurance provider. In most cases breast augmentations are never covered by insurance .

What can go wrong with breast implants?

Unfortunately, even though complications are not expected, they can still occur. Complications such as implant rupture, shifting, capsular contracture, and bottoming out are all possible after breast augmentation and can create aesthetic problems as well as physical pain

What is the average cost of a breast augmentation?

Between $7,000-$8000

What is the difference between a breast augmentation and breast implants?

No difference

Whats the safest breast implant?

Our office is sure to have high quality and up to date implant

What are cohesive breast implants?


What are Natrelle breast implants?


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