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.
After a breast augmentation, you should avoid wearing underwire bras until the implants have settled into place. This can occur as early as four weeks after surgery, but usually isn’t until 2-3 months into healing.
Silicone implants are generally safe. If the implant ruptures, the silicone will remain in place and must be removed surgically.
According to FDA standards, patients can undergo breast augmentation with saline implants at 18 years old. At 22, patients may choose silicone implants.