Edina Plastic Surgeon
7450 France Ave S, Ste 220
Edina, Minnesota 55435 US
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5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

44 Years Old, Have Been Dreaming of Breast Reduction for a Very Long Time! - Edina, MN

I had kids on the late side and really wanted to breast feed, so the reduction got put off for a long time. After my last baby, I wanted to get down to a healthy weight before the surgery...but it wasn't happening, and I didn't lose any breast tissue once I stopped breastfeeding. My sister told me that I should just do it, and the timing was right. I scheduled a couple of consultations, and...

Breast Reduction & Abdomen Lipo - 36 Y/o 2 Kids (& Done!) 36DDD 154 Lbs. 5'2" Hypothyroidism

I will never forget buying my 1st bra with my mom just after turning 12 y/o. By high school graduation I was a full 32 C (and 2" taller than I am now). When I hit 22 y/o my thyroid quit working, the weight started coming on, I couldn't get enough sleep, and I was a bitch in heels. I was diagnosed with manic depression & Hashimoto's Disease (Hypothyroidism). After 14 yrs of the ups & downs...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Feeling the Relief of Not Lugging Around 32G's! - Minneapolis, MN

I am hoping to feel relief from my neck, shoulder and upper back pain. I've considered this surgery for years and only now got up the nerve, because my 21 year old daughter is having it. I am extremely nervous and worried about all of the things most people having surgery worry about. Being put under, complications, infections and not being pleased with the end result. Yesterday I was able...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

24 Years Old with Pain and Discomfort - Edina, MN

My family has referred to the generally large breast size on my mother's side of the family as "The Family Curse". There are 4 females in my mom's generation and 10 female cousins in my generation. Of these 14 women, I am the third to have a breast reduction (One aunt did as well, but it was because of breast cancer). I finally decided to go through with the procedure when a good client of...

Office Review: Horrible customer service! Avoid this office! - Edina, MN

I had called July 2nd to make an appt. and did so, for a consult on cortisone shot. ( had rhino done in March ).The woman told me that she would email paperwork and set appt. time. I didn't see the email come through so, I called back hours later (same day) . The woman Gloria was obnoxious and rude. They lost my appt., asked me my name and bday 5 times . Asked where did you get this number? I...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction Review - Edina, MN

I'm 35 years old, one child, size 12, with a 36H bra size. Not only were they huge, the right breast was significantly larger than the left, i had overly large stretched out areolas, and they were saggy and hung straight down. Due to the physical problems of having large breasts, my insurance covered the surgery. I will continue to update this with more photos. Still having a lot of pain,...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

Free Cosmetic Consultations

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Kobienia has hospital affiliations at Abbott Northwestern, Maple Grove, North Memorial, Fairview Southdale, WestHealth.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Biology, St Johns University
    Medical: MD, University of Minnesota School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    University of Minnesota, General Surgery and Plastic Surgery

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Am I healing properly from my anchor lift and implant extraction? (Photo)

At this early stage your breasts look appropriate. Patience is the hardest pill to swallow. Massage and moisturizing the scars is a reasonable... READ MORE

Is it normal after a breast reduction to have a "slosh" sound, like when you are water logged, when you move your arm?

This is a normal part of post operative recovery especially if you did not have drains after surgery. My patients often hear this. IT ALWAYS GOES... READ MORE

Post op surgical bra. Any suggestions?

Plastic surgeons tend to have different recommendations for care after breast augmentation surgery. My current recommendation is to have my patients... READ MORE

At What Age Do Your Breast Stop Developing?

Breast development typically finishes in the late teen years. Breast changes, however, are highly dependent on physiologic events such as weight gain... READ MORE

How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost?

Breast reduction is a commonly performed procedure helping women minimize back, neck and shoulder pain due to excessively large breasts. You may be... READ MORE

How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?

The cost of a tummy tuck varies from region to region. A tummy tuck is commonly performed after weight loss or pregnancies to restore tone and shape... READ MORE

Breast reduction recovery time?

In general you should be able to resume most normal activities by two weeks. You have to plan on not having normal stamina for all activities for... READ MORE

Fat transfer breast augmentation cause sagging in the future?

The degree of change to the breast is dependent on how much fat is placed in the breast. Your skin won't sag more at the donor site unless you have... READ MORE

Breast enhancement at 18?

Your breasts may still develop beyond age 18. It may be a good idea to talk to older female relatives to get an idea how their development proceeded.... READ MORE

Affect of trauma on recent breast augmentation?

It is possible that trauma could affect your breast augmentation. Immediate worries include altering the implant pocket and bleeding. If bleeding... READ MORE

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Brian Kobienia, MD has shared 22 before and after pictures with 2 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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