Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon
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Minneapolis, Minnesota 55435 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Dual Plane Augmentation with Implants. Burnsville, MN

I visited other doctors, but knew immediately that Dr. Joe was the one for me. Referred by one of my good friends, he didn't disapoint! Caring and attentive, both he and his staff worked with me for 3 hours while I decided which size, and what type of implants I was planning to get. They outlined everything, and made me feel at ease. I got the internal lift (after nursing my son) and was up...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Finally Free to Live Thanks to Dr. Joe! - Burnsville, MN

Dr. Joe is an amazing plastic surgeon and I can never thank him enough for what he has done for me! Before my surgery I was always self-conscious about my body because of my flat (totally flat!) chest and I would often isolate myself to avoid humiliation. Dr. Joe made me feel comfortable and listened to my individual needs. I did not want to be one to have enormous breasts, but just wanted...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

325cc HP Saline Axillary Incision (Quick Recovery Procedure) - Minneapolis, MN

This site has been great! So, here is my story so far... Scheduled my first consult on January 20th. Had already decided on saline implants. Figured out sizing that day. Decided on 325 cc implants. It was recommended to use HP due to my frame size. I am 5'3" and 104 lbs. I had been wearing a 34A bra (Vickie's bombshell) and wanted to go to a small C cup. Before my surgery I went to...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Axillary Silicone (Quick Recovery Procedure) Breast Augmentation - Burnsville, MN

Dr. Joe and his office staff were always friendly, and professional, as well as the staff at Minnesota Valley Surgery Center where I had my procedure done. Dr. Joe did an excellent job and I highly recommend him for any type of cosmetic procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Quick Recovery Breast Augmentation. Burnsville, MN

I had the quick recovery breast augmentation with Dr. Joe and couldn't be happier! After 24 hours I was off pain pills and feeling great. Having 3 kids ages 3 and under I was a little worried about taking care of everyone...by the next day I was lifting them and going about my day as normal! Dr. Joe and his staff were very attentive and helped me achieve exactly what I wanted.

6 Years Later and They Are Still Perfect! - Burnsville, MN

I couldn't have been happier with my breast augmentation! Dr. Joe and his staff were kind, easy to talk to and my recovery was amazingly quick. My surgery was on a Friday and I was out dancing on Saturday night! 6 years later and the surgery and choice of doctor are still the best decision I have ever made!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

31 Female, Dual-Plane Breast Lift. Edina, MN

Joe has a great bedside manner and I would definitely recommend him! He is very knowledgeable and does not pressure his patients. Great doctor, very satisfied!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Dual Plane (Internal Breast Lift) Burnsville, MN

After a few months of research, I decided to go with Dr. Joe. He recommended that I go with the Dual Plane procedure. My next decision was to decide on the size and type of implant which I probably worried about the most. In the end, I chose a high profile silicone implant (400cc). Now that a year has passed, I couldn't be happier with my decision. I had no complications and they look great! ...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Thrilled to Be Throwing Away Those Padded Bras! -Burnsville, MN

Dr. Joe is an amazing and very talented surgeon, and would recommend him to anyone. His skill and ability to effectively assess what the patient is looking for and deliver it in as close to a pain- and hassle-free experience as possible is amazing. Words truly cannot capture how impressed I am by his work and how grateful I feel to have been able to go through this process with such a professional and gifted doctor and staff.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

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I met with Dr. Joe about 2 weeks prior to my BA. I felt like I already knew him from the book he had written about cosmetic surgery which was delivered to my house prior to my first visit with him. That was a nice surprise! I read it cover-to-cover and it gave me a very good fact-based opinion about him. His accreditations are exemplary as is his experience and patient testimonies. Now I only needed to see if he personally cared for his patients. Would he 'fit' as my doctor? Would he rush my appointment? Would he offer thoughtful, practical advice as I had never done any type of plastic surgery before in my life. My first appointment went great! I felt I was given all of the time that I needed with his staff while I chose the size of implants. They answered a lot of my questions prior to me meeting with him. Once I did, he took as much time as I needed to feel comfortable with him being my doctor. He offered expert advice on size and procedure. I'm so glad he took the time to question me on my choice of cc size because as it turned out, the size that I received is PERFECT for me. I had chosen something larger and he suggested a smaller size. I went with his recommendation and I am so glad I did. I now have the voluptuous, sexy boobs I was looking for without being too big! Dr. Joe is an artist! I have had a couple of follow-up appointments and each time he takes the time to listen to my concerns and makes me feel like my well-being is very important to him. I completely recommend him to anyone seeking plastic surgery as I am very happy with my results.

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Personal Statement

Joe Gryskiewicz, MD, (pronounced Gris-KA-vitz, but fondly referred to by his patients as “Dr. Joe”) of Minneapolis, MN, is a Board Certified PS & Clinical Professor at the U of Minn. The mission of Dr. Joe and his office staff is "to serve & be kind." Specializing in Quick Recovery BA.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


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

Consultation Fee

Free. Please allow one and half to 2 hours for your consultation to discuss your needs and concerns

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf 100 TOP Doctors, 2015
ASAPS Community Service Award, 2015
“Top Doctors”, Minneapolis / St. Paul Magazine
Winner of Midwest Book Award, 2007
For Your Body, Your Beauty, Your Safety
Runner-up, Father of the Year Award, State of Minnesota, Channel 11 Television
Humanitarian of the Year Award, University of St. Thomas
WCCO Radio Good Neighbor Award
Professional Recognition:
Past President of MN Society of PS
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Gryskiewicz has hospital affiliations at Fairview Ridges Hospital, Fairview Southdale Hospital, and Abbott Northwestern Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Nazareth Hall and St. John Vianney Seminary, College of St. Thomas, Nursing, College of St. Catherine
    Medical: MD, University of Minnesota, 1978
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1983
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
    Madison, WI, 1985
    Hand Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 1984

Treatments offered at Gryskiewicz Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery

Blog Posts and Articles

Breast Augmentation

Providing for Quicker Recovery in Breast AugmentationJoe Gryskiewicz, MD, FACSWhat surgeon would let a breast augmentation (BA) patient return to normal activity the first day after surgery?This study reviews the author’s patient population with respect to postoperative recovery following breast augmentation.The goal of the protocol was to measure if certain adopted practices would predictably return breast augmentation patients to full normal activities within 24 hours of surgery...

'Speedy’ breast augmentation

Minneapolis plastic surgeon Joe Gryskiewicz MD is an advocate of ‘speedy’ breast augmentation, whichoffers patients a quick and relatively pain-free recovery. Lise Taylor investigates.Some women are reluctant to undergo breastaugmentation surgery because of the long, painfulrecovery period that usually follows the procedure.Recovery with the traditional approach can take up tothree weeks because of trauma to the ribs and breasttissue. Patients are advised to avoid upper body movementfor...

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Can You Recommend a Good Scar Treatment/Cream for Post Op Breast Augmentation?

The Aesthetic Surgery Journal published an article several years ago on the effectiveness of silicone sheeting versus creams versus herbal treatments... READ MORE

Not Happy with my Breast Augmentation, Will This Be Included in my Aftercare?

We don't have a full set of preop pictures to compare, but you appear to have a pleasing result. 5cc is a teaspoon and would not be perceptable.... READ MORE

Will 450cc high profile saline implants be too big for me? I'm 5'4", 124lbs, and I want to go from B to C/D. (Photo)

Sizing is perhaps the hardest decision for a patient to make, as well as the surgeon. Cup size estimates can be misleading, but I generally advise... READ MORE

How do you decide what's safe even if the patient wants a different size, as in bigger? Do you do what the patient wants?

Hi Vianeyg,I agree.  The PS needs to listen, respect the patients' requests, discuss and give feedback.  Here are a few tips for you because this is... READ MORE

Surgeon recommended I get 325cc moderate plus profile silicone under the muscle. Will this be proportionate to my body? (photos)

Hi For the Love of Sunshine!Yes I believe a 325M will fit you, but I kind of doubt you will hit a C.  Here are a few tips for you because this is ... READ MORE

Is it common for muscle relaxer to be prescribed for a breast aug?

Hi Lanisha,I can't speak for other PS, but we always us MR, and use the quick recovery approach. See the links and video below.  Be sure to see a BC P... READ MORE

Advice for implant size?

Hi Lisa!Here are a few tips for you because this is perhaps the hardest decision for a patient to make, as well as the surgeon. Also see the video... READ MORE

Are 435 CC's High Profile Gummy Bear Implants too big for me? (photo)

Hi Ells,TA 435 cc implant is definitely getting up there in size for your build. But this is perhaps the hardest decision for a patient to make, as... READ MORE

Do I need a pocket revision or a larger implant? (photos)

Hi Breeze,No cause for alarm, you are still early in your healing course. Give it all until six months or longer. You could use and elastic breast... READ MORE

3d vectra imaging offer real comparison results?

Hi New,  We have fallen in and out of love with imaging because it was way to inaccurate for us, especially if there was an sag to the breasts.  B... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Gryskiewicz

Joe Gryskiewicz, MD, FACS has shared 1,051 before and after pictures with 163 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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The Doctor Explains Quick-Recovery Breast Augmentation

Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz explains different methods, techniques, and instruments used to quicken the recovery process after a breast augmentation procedure, live from PSTM 2016 in Los Angeles. WATCH VIDEO

Should I Have Just a Breast Lift, or a Lift With Implants?

Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz explains how to perform the card test or use computer imaging to determine what type of breast surgery is right for you. WATCH VIDEO

A Doctor Explains the Dual Plane Breast Augmentation and Lift

Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz explains the dual plane breast augmentation and what the procedure entails, as well as how to easily determine if you are a candidate. Illustrations and photos are shown for greater clarity. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Implants: What Size Implant Should I Choose?

Dr. Joe Gryskeiwicz shares practical tips on how to size yourself. Many measurements are taken and compared to the base diameter to best fit you and your "Wish-Boobs". WATCH VIDEO

Breast Augmentation: What Type of Implant Is Best?

Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz simplifies the differences between breast implants and the pros and cons of each. WATCH VIDEO

Should I use Mentor Breast Implants? A Doctor Weighs in

Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz discusses Mentor implants and offers some tips on how to choose the right breast implant for you, including saline or silicone gel, shaped or round, high or medium or low profile, textured or smooth. WATCH VIDEO

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.