Breast Augmentation Surgery in Minneapolis

Enhance Your Natural Curves

What Is Cosmetic Breast Surgery?

Not everyone loves the shape or size of their breasts, but through cosmetic breast surgery, you can achieve a look that allows you to feel confident and comfortable in your body. Types of cosmetic breast surgery we offer include:

  • Breast enlargement (AKA augmentation), to increase breast size
  • Breast reduction, to decrease breast size
  • Implant revision or removal surgery, to replace or remove breast implants
  • Breast lift, to give breasts an uplifted, more youthful appearance

Whatever path you choose, the plastic surgeons at Renew Plastic Surgery — based southwest of the Minneapolis metro in Edina, MN — are here to guide you through the breast augmentation, revision, reduction or lift process with patience and understanding.

Cosmetic Breast Surgery at a Glance

Recovery time can vary slightly depending on whether you’re receiving an enlargement, revision, reduction or lift.

Outpatient/inpatient: Outpatient, in most cases
Length of surgery: 1-2 hours
Anesthesia: General
Length of recovery: Return to work in 2 weeks, 10 lbs lifting restrictions for 3-4 weeks.

Meet Our Breast Augmentation Surgeon Dr. Arif Chaudhry

Dr. Arif Chaudhry is classically trained in multiple surgical fields, but has chosen to put his emphasis on cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery. He’s praised by patients for his artistry, technical skill and bedside manner — all of which work together to help make your experience at Renew as positive and affirming as possible.

What to Expect During a Breast Augmentation Consultation

Dr. Chaudhry, MD, will explain to you what you can expect when you speak to him — or one of our other surgeons — during a breast augmentation consultation at our Minneapolis-area clinic. While there are general expectations, each individual’s procedures and recovery are unique to them.

See the Results

There’s no denying the impact cosmetic breast surgery can make — see the difference for yourself!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Breast implants are made using only FDA-approved materials such as silicone, saline, or form-stable silicone. When performed by qualified, experienced surgeons following proper medical protocols, the process becomes a fairly straightforward one.

Like all major surgeries, there are some risks involved. The specific risks and side effects differ slightly depending on the type of surgery you choose. It’s important to discuss the potential risks with your surgeon.

As with most surgeries, some scarring is likely. However, our surgeons take great care to ensure incision scars are inconspicuous and nearly unnoticeable. Following post-operative care instructions like avoiding excessive sun exposure and diligently following scar management protocols can also help minimize any lasting appearance.

Cosmetic breast surgery will take between 1 and 5 hours in most cases depending on the type of procedure you’re getting and the nature of your unique needs. Use this as a guideline:

  • Breast Enlargement (Augmentation): Approximately 1 to 2 hours when performed in our Minneapolis-Edina clinic.
  • Breast Reduction: Typically around 2 to 5 hours, influenced by the extent and complexity of tissue removal.
  • Breast Revision: Surgery: The duration of this procedure tends to vary the most depending on the specific revisions needed, but can be between 1 and several hours.
  • Breast Lift: About 2 to 3 hours, but once again timing can vary based on the extent of reshaping and whether your lift is combined with other procedures.

To be a good candidate for cosmetic breast surgery in MN — whether that’s an augmentation, reduction, revision or lift — the process starts with really wanting and understanding the procedure. Candidates should understand the process and outcome to ensure they are happy with the results for years.

These additional factors should all come into play when making your decision:

  • Your overall health. Although relatively simple, any breast enhancements are a surgical procedure; making sure your body is ready for the healing process is essential.
  • Weight stability. No matter what weight you’re at, feeling comfortable that it won’t change significantly in one direction or another matters. Significant weight change can stretch or otherwise impact skin around the surgical site.
  • Pregnancy status. You should not get any type of cosmetic breast surgery if you’re currently pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to be doing either in the near future. If you are planning on having children, speak to your surgeon about your timeline.

The biggest indicator of what type of surgery is right for you is to understand what results you are looking for.

  • Breast Enlargement (Augmentation). For those desiring increased breast size and a fuller bust, breast enlargement — AKA augmentation — is a suitable option. This procedure is particularly beneficial for those seeking to address asymmetry or achieve a more balanced appearance.
  • Breast Reduction. When large breasts cause physical discomfort like back or neck pain or when seeking a more proportional breast-to-body ratio, breast reduction becomes a viable choice. It’s an effective solution for those seeking both functional and cosmetic improvements.
  • Breast Lift. Breast lift — sometimes referred to as a mastopexy — is selected by individuals dealing with sagging or drooping breasts, often caused by factors like aging, pregnancy or weight loss. This procedure is designed to elevate and reshape the breasts, providing a more youthful,  lifted appearance.
  • Breast Revision. Breast revision surgery serves as a corrective measure for complications, dissatisfaction or changes in breast appearance following prior procedures. Whether addressing complications or changing preferences, breast revision surgery provides a customizable solution, including implant replacement or removal, to meet your needs.

If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between saline and silicone implants, we’re happy to help clear things up.

  • Saline implants have an outer shell made of silicone and are filled with a saline solution. They tend to have a firmer feel and can have their volume adjusted during surgery to give you more flexibility over the final aesthetic look.
  • Silicone implants also have a silicone outer shell but are filled with a cohesive silicone gel. They’re popular due to their natural look and feel and are also less likely to ripple or wrinkle.

The choice between the two will depend on your preferred aesthetic and personal goals.

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