Breast Proceedures

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a procedure chosen to allow women who are dissatisfied with their breast size and shape to achieve the body they desire. Dr. Christopher J. Kovanda provides a myriad of options for breast augmentation, and has routinely performed breast augmentation procedures for over 20 years with the most up to date procedures including gummy bear implants.

Cosmetic Goals

By enhancing your breast shape and size to a level that matches your body frame, so your overall satisfaction with your appearance is enhanced.

Is It Right For Me?

If you are dissatisfied with your appearance, and you believe your breast size or shape plays a major part in that, breast augmentation may be an option to consider. Strong candidates for this procedure include: non-smokers, physically and mentally healthy adults and no serious medical issues.

Kovanda Breast Augmentation

Dr. Kovanda is an experienced breast augmentation surgeon with years of experience. The Kovanda team can help you outline your breast enhancement goals and deliver the results you are looking for.

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. Sientra Breast 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 Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Institute

To learn more about breast augmentation through implants at our practice serving Edina, 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 Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Institute today.

Dr. Christopher J. Kovanda is a board-certified plastic surgeon in the Twin Cities area.