Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon
4999 France Ave. South, Suite #210
Edina, Minnesota 55435 US
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5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

Because I Can - Minneapolis, MN

I’m a guy, why did I get this done? Because I can and if others tell me why I shouldn’t they aren’t the ones paying for this, I am, so they can just take their opinion elsewhere. I decided I am going to enhance my look as much as I want and use my hard earned money to improve on myself in areas I absolutely cannot (exercise and diet can only do so much). I went ahead with this journey...

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian but Lift, Buffalo Hump. Edina, MN

So i was looking into getting a lipoma removed from my neck that was causing me pain. I have not been able to wear a tank top with my hair up for as long as i can remember because of this insecurity. I has previously looked into lipo around my love handles because that was a big problem for me as well even when i have been thinner. So once i decided to do my lipoma with lipo i figured i could...

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

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

I love Dr k and Dayo and chris i dont regret a thing wish i would of done these procedures sooner in my life i have had three procedures at different times and the staff there was wonderful going overboard for me cause im a worry wart actually a pest but they never got tired of me especially Dayo i made her my bestfriend lol i stalk her lol but she never not once ignored me thanks Dayo i...

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

This is really complicated I absolutely love Dr. Kovanda. He did amazing work and has a great personality. That being said I have been really unhappy with the way that his office handles it's finances. I have a written quote that has my procedure at about $7,000 I have ended up with a total of $10,000. More than the money I was bothered by the way that the person I have been dealing with...

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

I have to say i have been researching and reading reviews for months now on doctors who I wanted to meet and see their results. I have had so many consultations. 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...

5 out of 5 stars Birthmark Removal

18 and More Confident. Edina, MN

Dr. Kovanda had removed an epidermal nevus on my chest/arm pit and I couldn't be happier. I the birth mark help me back confidence wise and we had to find out if it had any cancerous cells, and thankfully it didn't. Dr. Kovanda and his doctors made me feel very comfortable and I would definitely go back

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

Thank you Dr.Kovanda! My boobies look great! Dr. Kovanda his manager are the bomb! They are both about results! forget the gimmicks and those trying to sell you a dream. With any and everything you have take it with a grain of salt. I am elated with the results and the follow through! Excited for my skin treatments with them!

Infection!! Edina, MN

2 days after surgery I felt like I had the flu, went to regular doctors twice and both times after blood work they said it's viral, about 7 days later I saw my plastic surgeon dr. Kovanda and he said yes they are infected and prescribed an antibiotic. However after 7 days of barely functioning,body aches,severe head aches,over 102 temp,chills, naseaus I went to ER. From there I stayed 7 days...

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

Memberships

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.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

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

    Internship: General Surgery, Loyola University
    Residencies:
    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

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

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

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

Why am I still losing fat 3 years after having a Brazilian Butt lift?

The fat grafted in a BBL is living and will change with you. If you gain or lose weight it can change as well. Typically 50-80% of the fat injected... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Kovanda

Christopher J. Kovanda, MD has shared 28 before and after pictures with 145 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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