For fourteen of the past 16 years (COVID and Zoom temporarily changed things), breast enlargement (augmentation mammoplasty) has been the most common surgical cosmetic operation performed in the United States [American Society of Plastic Surgeons data]. Over 280,000 women underwent breast augmentation in 2019; in 2021, over 364,000 women had breast augmentation [American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons data]. Since 2004, breast enlargement has been the most frequently performed operation at Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, Ltd.
Over the past decade, Dr. Tholen and Dr. Gervais, both American Board of Plastic Surgery-certified plastic surgeons, have performed nearly three thousand outpatient breast enlargement operations (as well as thousands of other cosmetic surgeries) in our nationally accredited (AAAASF) on-site surgical facility. Superior anesthesia care, advanced surgical techniques, and the care of our fantastic nursing and office staff at our Minnesota plastic surgery practice, allow breast augmentation patients to return to everyday activities within 24 hours, and strenuous activities within several weeks.
See Breast Augmentation before and after photos in our patient gallery!
Extraordinary Breast Enlargement Surgery
If marketing hype and “snappy” trademarked names were important, perhaps we would call our procedure the “Overnight Recovery Augmentation,” the “24-hour Recovery Breast Enlargement,” or the “Flash Recovery Breast Augmentation,” as have other doctors. Some of them have written articles in the plastic surgical literature about minimizing surgical trauma with careful surgery, and the resultant advantages of less pain and bruising, as well as improved healing and less complications. But for us, precise surgical technique and outstanding patient care leading to rapid and comfortable recovery is nothing new or something with a trademark or “special name”—this is the way we have been doing things all along.
We have chosen to elevate our care and technical details of elective breast enlargement surgery, rather than marketing or advertising a “brand-name” operation that tries to imply a “special surgical method” or unique secret that no other plastic surgeon has—some hidden talent or proprietary technique that transforms patients into someone with “more rapid” healing, “no” pain, or who can return to all activity “magically” the next day! This is pure marketing (baloney), and may be a cover for substandard or assembly-line surgical practices.
Careful tissue handling, meticulous hemostasis (control of bleeding capillaries), avoidance of rib or muscle injury, and skillful use of medications designed to keep discomfort and anesthesia side effects to an absolute minimum are what we concentrate our efforts on; this is what allows a safe, quick, and comfortable recovery, not a gimmicky procedure name.
Skilled & Qualified Plastic Surgeons
Both of our American Board of Plastic Surgery-certified plastic surgeons are breast augmentation experts who have the complete plastic surgical training, technical skills, and keen eye for aesthetics that allow them to provide their patients with incredibly natural results which achieve most patients’ goals, and even surpass some. Dr. Richard H. Tholen and Dr. Douglas L. Gervais have 50 years of combined aesthetic plastic surgery experience. During this time they have been proud to help patients from Minneapolis / St. Paul, greater Minnesota, and throughout the country achieve outstanding results, whether it is through breast augmentation, facial cosmetic surgery, body contouring, non-surgical facial rejuvenation, or other procedures.
Minneapolis Plastic Surgery’s breast augmentation surgery patients are able to enjoy the body they have always wanted, enhancing their confidence and self-esteem. To help patients achieve optimal breast augmentation results, our plastic surgeons and their experienced team of Minnesota aesthetic plastic surgery professionals meet individually with each patient in a confidential, comprehensive, no-obligation consultation to thoroughly discuss treatment options and your cosmetic plastic surgery goals.
At Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, Ltd., thousands of women have achieved natural results that exceed their expectations, and at a cost that they find pleasantly surprising! Free consultations with Dr. Douglas L. Gervais or Dr. Richard H. Tholen are available to answer all of your breast enlargement questions, or you can select the link below to continue reading, or to the left (top) for specific topics.