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Breast Reconstruction

The loss of one or both breasts can be devastating, dramatically affecting your self-esteem and quality of life.

Dr. Brian J. Kobienia offers the latest breast reconstruction techniques to help restore balance to your figure after a mastectomy.

Learn more about why you should consider breast reconstruction at our practice serving greater Minneapolis, MN...

The Life-Changing Benefits of Breast Reconstruction

Enhanced Self-Esteem

We understand that choosing to undergo breast reconstruction is about so much more than just looking good. It’s about feeling great inside and out. Dr. Kobienia helps women regain confidence by restoring lost tissue due to breast cancer so they can feel complete–physically and emotionally.

Renewed Sense of Identity

Breasts play a big part in a woman’s identity. Women who receive a mastectomy may feel less feminine or as though they’ve lost a part of themselves. We help women regain a sense of identity and feel confident in their bodies.

Restored Shape and Symmetry

Whether you opt for breast implants or reconstruction using flap surgery techniques, breast reconstruction enhances your figure and allows you to fill out your favorite clothes again.

Improved Quality of Life

Losing a breast can be difficult and challenging, affecting your quality of life. Breast reconstruction allows patients to focus on starting a new chapter of their life and moving on from their breast cancer journey.

Dedicated to Forming Lifelong Relationships with Our Patients

Dr. Kobienia discusses breast reconstruction surgery, the time frame and emotional aspects involved, and the level of care that they provide for patients. 

Are You Considering Breast Reconstruction?  Request Your Consultation Today 

A Minnesota native, Dr. Kobienia has over 20 years of plastic surgery experience, with a notable amount spent with breast reconstruction patients after mastectomy. He is highly skilled in the latest surgical techniques, such as the flap method, and takes time to educate patients on all of their options. We’ll work with you to develop a completely personalized treatment plan catered to your goals.

To learn more about our plastic surgeon and your reconstruction options, request a consultation or call us at:

(952) 925-1111

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Our Edina office serves greater Minneapolis, MN, and communities throughout Minnesota.

"I Could Not Have Asked for a Better Surgeon!"

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Leah Krenz

2018

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I am a patient of Dr Kobienia’s because of a breast cancer diagnosis. I could not have asked for a better surgeon. I had a double mastectomy and he was there for me through chemo, radiation and then the reconstruction process. He is kind, patient, funny and very caring. I could not be more happy with the results. He is an artist! The nurses and office staff are great too. They really helped me during some difficult and stressful times. I highly recommend Dr. Kobienia!!

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Katie Ficocello

2018

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My experience with Dr. Kobienia was the best I could have hoped for. He explained all my options in terms I could understand and made sure all questions were answered. He is very precise in all he does! My results were amazing!! I would highly recommend Dr. Kobienia for any cosmetic procedure!!

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We Offer a Variety of  Reconstruction Techniques

Breast Reconstruction with Implants

Immediate Reconstruction

Reconstruction with breast implants can be performed immediately after your mastectomy or later in the future. During an immediate reconstruction, an implant is inserted into a pocket using the same incision made during your mastectomy. If you are not completely free of breast cancer, you must wait to be considered for surgery.

Delayed Reconstruction

Delayed reconstruction involves the use of a tissue expander. A tissue expander is inserted into your chest area. You will periodically visit our office in greater Minneapolis, MN, serving Edina and nearby areas. During these appointments, Dr. Kobienia will inject saline into the expander, slowly stretching it over time. Once the expander has reached the desired size, it is removed, and an implant is placed.

Cohesive Breast Implants

Our practice is proud to offer cohesive breast implants, which are a popular choice among breast augmentation patients. Made of a special silicone gel, cohesive implants look and feel very natural.

Pre-Pectoral Placement

Dr. Kobienia is skilled in pre-pectoral placement, which positions the implant in front of the chest muscle. This technique is often used in breast augmentation and allows for a more natural appearance when the muscle is flexed, along with a more comfortable recovery after surgery.

"I Am So Pleased with My Results" More 5-Star Reviews

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Rachel

2018

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I was very nervous to go in for a cosmetic consultation. Dr. Kobienia came into the exam room and he immediately put me at ease. He was very profession, kind and had a sense of humor. I felt completely comfortable with him. My care before, during and after my procedure were exceptional! I (and my husband) couldn't be more happy with my results! I look like I am in my twenties again!!! I HIGHLY recommend Dr Kobienia for your cosmetic surgery!

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Claudia Pachl

2019

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In June 2018 I had a facelift with Dr. Kobienia. His professionalism and concern to answer all my questions during the consult put me at ease and gave me the confidence to do the surgery. Everything went as was expected in surgery and my postoperative care was wonderful. Dr. Kobienia and his staff are the best! I am so pleased with my results and highly recommend Dr. Kobienia and his staff for any Plastic Surgery needs!

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Flap Surgery

Flap surgery uses your own tissue to recreate the breast. Since the breast is constructed with tissue, this technique provides very realistic results. The flap technique rebuilds the breast using muscle and skin tissue from the thighs, buttocks, back, or abdomen. The tissue is transported to the chest area and connected to the blood vessels. It is repositioned and reshaped to create a beautiful bust line. Depending on the patient’s goals for breast reconstruction surgery, implants can be used in conjunction with the flap technique.
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Fat Grafting and Breast Reconstruction

We may utilize a technique called fat grafting to help augment the reconstructed breast. This procedure involves using liposuction to harvest fat from other parts of the body, such as the thighs or abdomen. The fat is then injected into the reconstructed breast. Fat grafting with breast augmentation provides similar results to flap surgery and looks very natural and soft. As a bonus, liposuction slims down the donor site.

The Final Touch: Nipple Reconstruction

After a patient is fully healed from their initial reconstruction, they can choose to reconstruct the nipple and areola region. This decision is entirely optional but can put the finishing touches on your new breast and enhance the overall results. A nipple can be reconstructed through plastic surgery, or by 3-D tattooing. Reconstructing a nipple is a very delicate surgical procedure that Dr. Kobienia has performed many times at his office, serving greater Minneapolis, MN.

Covering the Cost of Reconstruction

Whether you opt for flap surgery, implants, or nipple surgery, insurance is required to cover breast reconstruction due to a mastectomy and breast cancer treatment. Our team will work hard to maximize your benefits. If you do have out-of-pocket costs, we accept CareCredit®, a third party lender with low monthly payments.

Kobienia Plastic Surgery

Dr. Brian J. Kobienia is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been providing world-class care for nearly 20 years. When he is not working with patients, Dr. Kobienia is serving various local and global philanthropic programs. He is also affiliated with notable organizations including:

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Board-certified member of the American Board of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

With Dr. Kobienia's help, you can look as good as you feel. To get started, request a consultation online or call our plastic surgery practice at (952) 925-1111.

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"I am grateful for how easy and comfortable you made me feel at every appointment and every surgery, but most of all I am thankful for all you do and have done for me."

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