Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon
4999 France Ave. South, Suite #210
Edina, Minnesota 55435 US
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"I went in there to talk about a tummy tuck I might need, the fat transfer to the butt and breast reduction." "Even my ob/gyn doctor asked for Dr Kovanda's information for his own patients that ask for good breast augmentation surgeons." "Great!"

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5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

Because I Can - Minneapolis, MN

I was skeptical at first since I had liked my previous surgeon to a certain trust degree but my previous surgeon did not perform this procedure and recommended Dr. Kovanda, whom my surgeon stated, “was an amazing surgeon and absolutely knows what he’s doing and would positively trust Dr. Kovanda to perform this procedure” so I gave Dr. Kovanda a try. My very first impression on the office was that it was rather small. I was lead to a room where a young women came in to explain some of the procedures to me. This young women’s name was Dayo, if I was nervous at first she totally broke the ice! She’s very charismatic and looked like she enjoyed her work very much, very personable and met me at my level, she did not belittle me for being a guy who wanted this done nor asked why I wanted this done. She also answered every email inquiry very fast, quick to fix any mistakes and ensured me I was in the right hands. She def. SOLD the practice. Now for Dr. Kovanda: Dr. Kovanda comes across to me a goof (I’m sure he knows who I am) but he’s a fun goof, that’s his personality to me. He showed me pictures, he told me what he can do and he was willing to work with me on all levels. Made sure I was comfortable with my pain (asked me if I needed more pain meds) told me exactly what he was going to do by marking me up and how he can do it to my desires. I am going to be bothering Dr. Kovanda for a long time and probably use him for all my future procedures which I plan to get much more of (including revisions) as long as he is comfortable doing so, I just feel that if you find one surgeon you really connect with who do great work you should stick with that surgeon (much like a tattoo artist) and I’m sure that if they cannot professionally perform a service to you they would let you know. I would highly recommend asking Dr. Kovanda for your procedures!

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian but Lift, Buffalo Hump. Edina, MN

I went to three Drs, and Dr. Kovanda seemed the most experienced and was reasonably priced! Love him and staff!

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

44 Years Old Mutiple Surgerys with Dr Kovanda - Edina, MN

The best Dr in the world And the staff is amazing

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

I Can Finally Fill out my Tops! Clearwater, MN

Dr. Kovanda and staff were asmazing beginning to end. I saw Dr. Kovanda for abreast augmentation back in December of 2014. I was referred to him by a friend. He made me feel so comfortable through to process. He listened to my concerns and made me feel like I was more than just another patient. I am beyond thrilled with the results! I have already referred some friends and family to him!

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

Long Awaited Big Booty! Worth It? - Edina, MN

Kovanda is very good at what he does, has a great personality and makes people feel very comfortable.

A 24 Year Old Who Just Wants Her Dream Body - Edina, MN

I have to say i am so happy I have found the doctor I have been looking for. His staff was so amazing and answered all my questions and dr kovanda omg! Was just amazing. He listened to all my questions and answered all of them honestly. He didn't tell me what I wanted to hear. Which I loved. I went in there to talk about a tummy tuck I might need, the fat transfer to the butt and breast reduction. I didn't feel uncomfortable and it office and exam room was super professional. I am so excited to set up my appointments for my procedures and can't wait to become the woman I have always wanted. Thank you so much Dr. Kovanda, daya, and kris. You guys are amazing.

5 out of 5 stars Birthmark Removal

18 and More Confident. Edina, MN


Tuberous Breasts 36B, Wanting Full C to Small D - Edina, MN

Mother of 2, born with tuberous breasts. Wanting volume and bottom shape improvement. I Have had 3 consults and 3 different evaluations, when I finally got the courage to go see a plastic surgeon I thought it would be fine to just pick one that was highly ranked. After meeting with each doctor, I realized this is more then just a surgery. Feeling confident in the 3rd PS, but still so...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Love my Boobs. Edina, MN

The most amazing bedside manner! Dr .Kovanda truly cares about each of his patients. His staff is deeply involved with every patient's care. I highly recommend him.

Infection!! Edina, MN

Saw doctor a week after surgery, said there was infection, prescribed antibiotic. The same evening I couldn't take it anymore went to ER, but I first called Dr.Kovanda..he really didn't want me going but if I needed to, to have them call him and that was the last I heard from him. I was admitted for 7 days and had 2 more surgeries while in hospital to clean out my breasts. The prescription he prescribed wouldn't have did anything with the infection because it was penicillin resistant and I even had mold grow from the drainage they plated at hospital. This isn't all Kovanda..the Minnetonka Ambulatory Surgery Center wasnt apparently clean. All I know is that I haven't even had a phone call from Dr. Kovanda to see if I was ok or give advice. I lost my job over this and had to cancel a trip to Vegas I had planned. Plus previous to this 2 days before my original surgery they had to cancel it and reschedule it for a week later. I had to yet again rearrange my work and appointment schedule. I'm just really disappointed that he has had no concern over my well being. I want a Refund and Reimbursement for 7 day stay and 2 more surgeries in the hospital..plus job loss and pain and suffering. I should have never of even done the surgery

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Personal Statement

I have been practicing Plastic Surgery for 20 years with 7 years of training, 10 years in group practice and in solo practice since 2009. I am passionate about both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery and helping patients overcome obstacles in their life and achieve their goals.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)

Consultation Fee

$100. Please Mention RealSelf

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Kovanda has hospital affiliations at West Health Hospital, North Memorial Medical Center, and North Memorial Maple Grove Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Loyola University
    General Surgery, Stamford Hospital
    Plastic Surgery, Lahey Clinic

Treatments offered at Kovanda Plastic Surgery

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Moderate Plus Vs High Profile Silicone Gel Implants?

Implants come in different shapes and sizes just like patients do. We tailor the implant to fit the patients demands with limitations based on chest... READ MORE

Could this be swelling or fluid after my tummy tuck? (Photo)

Swelling is common up to 6-8 weeks post op depending on activity level and binder use. Drains usually reduce seroma (fluid) formation and are left in... READ MORE

Cup Size After 500-550cc Breast Implants?

Cup size is all relative to a patients body shape. A smaller body frame will show off the same size implant more than a larger body frame would.... READ MORE

Should The Breasts Be Massaged After Breast Implant Surgery?

Implant massage is necessary for smooth implants to help reduce capsule formation. It the implants are sub-muscular, usual daily use of your arms and... READ MORE

My breasts look disfigured when I perform everyday tasks. Should I switch to a sub glandular position to correct this? (photos)

For some women, implants in the sub-muscular position cause the type of distortion you have. I see it most often in younger, stronger women that have... READ MORE

Is there such a thing as butt injections?

Brazilian Butt Lifts are autologous fat injections to the buttocks.  We liposuction areas of diet and exercise resistant fat tpically torso, but can ... READ MORE

Is it okay to have your period during a Brazilian butt lift surgery?

Patients may have increased risk of swelling and bruising after having surgery with their period due to consumption of clotting factors with the... READ MORE

600cc Breast Implants to Achieve D Cup Too Large?

Every individual has a different body shape and there are various size, shape and profile differences of implants to accommodate everyone up to 800cc... READ MORE

How soon after a Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift can I get in the swimming pool?

Most patients can get wet in a pool in 2 weeks and only after drains are out, depending on how they are healing to reduce the risk of infection. The... READ MORE

I'm over weight can I still get BBL? (Photo)

BBL is most effective in patients with diet and exercise resistant pockets of fat that want it moved to areas where they desire enhanced proportions.... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Kovanda

Christopher J. Kovanda, MD has shared 28 before and after pictures with 152 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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