163 Procedures to Whittle Your Waist
Now that summer is about over, it might be time to start thinking about fixes for those nagging body concerns that kept you out of your bikini this year. At Kovanda Plastic Surgery, we offer a number of options for whittling down your waistline and achieving a more streamlined body profile. Check out these three […]
2Fat Grafting 101: Treatment Options
Fat grafting is a cosmetic procedure that has been gaining steam in recent years. This procedure actually involves two steps; removal of fat via liposuction and injection of fat into another area in need of enhancement. One of the primary reasons behind the success of this procedure is the extreme versatility in treating a variety […]
13Enhance Your Breasts: Get the Size and Look You Want
Breast enhancement is a popular plastic surgery procedure, with many options for women to choose from to get just the look they want. At Kovanda Plastic Surgery, Dr. Christopher Kovanda is experienced in all types of breast augmentation techniques, to ensure his patients get the best possible results from their procedures. Before you schedule your […]
7Summer Tips for Your Skin
Summer is a lovely time to enjoy the great outdoors, but all that sunshine can take its toll on your skin. Fortunately, there are a number of minimally-invasive skin treatments that reverse signs of aging and sun damage, giving you a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance. At Kovanda Plastic Surgery, we offer a number of cosmetic treatments […]
23What is Reconstructive Surgery?
Reconstructive surgery is performed to correct or enhance a previous surgery or treatment. It may be performed for both cosmetic and medical reasons. Reconstructive surgery is often more complex than the original procedure, which is why it is imperative to select a plastic surgeon that is highly experienced in reconstructive procedures. Dr. Christopher Kovanda offers […]
Breast Reconstruction, Revision Rhinoplasty, and More
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Minneapolis, St Paul, Maple Grove, Edina, Twin Cities
Reconstructive surgery can help those who have experienced the life changing effects of breast cancer, injury, or congenital deformities. With state-of-the art techniques and extensive experience in a wide range of body and facial restorative surgery, Dr. Christopher J. Kovanda is ideally prepared to help individuals achieve dramatic results. At each of our offices in Maple Grove and Edina serving the entire Minneapolis / St Paul area, reconstructive surgery patients are provided with the utmost in respect and a focus on their goals with attention to safety and comfort. As both a reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kovanda can offer the best of both worlds to all patients. Dr Kovanda performs reconstructive surgery of the face, body and hands ranging from simple skin cancers to more complicated reconstructions for trauma, cancer and congenital defects.
If you are seeking to understand the possibilities that breast reconstruction and other modern reconstructive plastic surgery procedures provide, our staff serving Minneapolis, St Paul, Maple Grove, Edina, and the entire Twin Cities area, will provide you with thorough information to help you make an educated decision about your treatment. To schedule an initial reconstructive plastic surgery consultation, contact Kovanda Plastic Surgery today.
Breast Cancer Reconstruction after Mastectomy
At Kovanda Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kovanda and our entire staff understand the difficulties faced by women who have been given a breast cancer diagnosis. Our goal is to provide healing from a whole patient approach addressing the emotinal, mental, social and physical affects of a breast cancer diagnosis on the patient, helping ease the trauma after mastectomy and with a positive focus on restoring a woman back to “whole” to help aid in the overall recovery process.
When a breast is removed during a mastectomy, many women decide a breast reconstruction procedure would help get them back on their feet after this devastating diagnosis. Dr. Christopher J. Kovanda performs advanced breast reconstructive procedures at our Minneapolis / St Paul area practice with offices in Maple Grove and Edina to get the maximal results for all patients. Our reconstructive plastic surgery techniques help women restore, as naturally as possible, the look and feel of their original breasts.
Although each woman’s circumstances are unique, you may be provided with the option to have the breast reconstruction procedure performed immediately after the mastectomy, or some elect to do the reconstruction later after completing all of the cancer directed therapy. Dr. Kovanda and his staff will work closely with you individually and your general surgeon and oncology specialist to determine which method is best for you.
Among the many breast reconstruction procedures performed include Tissue Expansion and implants including silicone gel implants. Dr Kovanda was one of the surgeons involved in the FDA silicone gel implant study and has been using gel implants for over 10 years. Another common procedure is the advanced TRAM Flap (transverse rectus abdominus muscle) procedure. This procedure involves the removal of a flap of skin from the abdomen and its subsequent use to replace lost breast tissue. Microsurgery can be used to reconnect the tissue to enhance the result in some women. Another reconstructive option is to use tissue from the back to reconstruct the breast (the Latissimus Flap ) which helps to repair damaged skin from radiation or to provide better coverage over breast implants. He also performs Revision of Implants in breast reconstruction patients due to his extensive experience with these procedures. Click on the procedure to see before and after photographs of Dr Kovanda’s breast reconstructive patients.
Breast Implant Revision
Dr. Kovanda is an expert is cosmetic and reconstructive breast procedures. Our practice provides virtually all variations of breast augmentation, reduction, and reconstructive procedures available today. For those who have undergone breast augmentation procedures with sub optimal results, our skilled cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon can perform breast implant revision procedures to help bring about the result that patients desire. This is more of a reconstructive procedure and Dr Kovanda is uniquely positioned to offer the best of both worlds to all patients due to his commitment to both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Click here to see results of Dr Kovandas patients for Revision Breast Augmentation.
Contact Kovanda Plastic Surgery
Dr. Kovanda and our team of experienced cosmetic and restorative surgery professionals are committed to providing the utmost in quality patient care. With a focus on safety, patient comfort, and the most aesthetically pleasing results possible, we are here to serve you. To discuss breast reconstruction or other reconstructive plastic surgery procedures, contact our offices in Maple Grove or Edina and serving the entire Minneapolis / St Paul area. We are here to provide state-of-the-art care with the utmost in personalized service. For your convenience we have provided downloadable forms for you to view or print at home.