Are you unhappy with the size of your breasts and want to permanently enhance your curves?
Dr. Gregory T. Mesna is a skilled plastic surgeon with 25 years of experience performing breast augmentation.
At Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center in Minneapolis, MN, patients can rely on us to achieve beautiful and natural-looking results.
Watch Dr. Mesna Explain Your Breast Augmentation Options
Breast augmentation surgery is an outpatient procedure offered at Mesna Plastic Surgery in Minneapolis, MN, that adds volume to a woman's bust. Breast augmentation can boost a woman's confidence while enhancing her figure.
Breast Augmentation Is a Popular Choice for Many Americans
If you've ever wanted to enhance your breasts, you're in good company.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation surgery was the fifth most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in 2020. That year, 193,073 patients refined their figure with breast implants or a breast reduction.
How Breast Augmentation Can Refine Your Figure
Even Asymmetrical Breast Size
Increase Overall Breast Volume
Improve Breast Contouring
Read Our 5-Star Reviews "I Am Very Happy with My Results"
I highly recommend Dr. Mesna! He and his staff are so caring and kind. He really listened to what I was concerned about and trying to accomplish with my body and gave me the results that I was hoping for! After my pregnancies and breast-feeding my 3 beautiful children- I wasn't feeling so confident about certain areas of body. Dr. Mesna was able to give me my confidence back! He really is talented and provides results.View On Google
Highly Recommended!!! I was referred to Dr. Mesna by 2 family members and a friend. Dr. Mesna and his practice far exceeded what I thought was great service, manner, professionalism and communication. I had breast augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction on my hips thighs and butt, back in September 2018. I am very happy with the results as I watch my body continue to change in healing. The communication of expectations was spot on from Dr. Mesna and the staff. Dr. Mesna made me feel so comfortable and safe in his hands.View On Google
Reach Your Aesthetic Goals Request a free consultation today
If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, a breast augmentation can help you achieve the body you've dreamed of. Our Minneapolis plastic surgery office can help you choose the right breast implants and develop a custom treatment plan to help you reach your specific cosmetic goals. If you are ready to start planning a new chapter of satisfaction and confidence in your life, request a free consultation today by contacting us online or calling our practice in Minneapolis.
Does Insurance Cover Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is not covered by medical insurance because it is purely cosmetic and not medically necessary. To help make the procedure affordable, our Minneapolis practice is happy to help you obtain financing through Med Loan Finance and Prosper Healthcare Lending. Our staff is here to patiently explain these options so you can make an informed decision when it comes to budgeting for breast augmentation costs.
Choosing the Right Implant and Techniques Customizing Your Surgery
Breast implants come in a range of profiles, sizes, shapes, and types. The best option for your needs will depend on your desire for volume, shape, or enhanced cleavage. Dr. Mesna can help you understand the various breast implant options and how each would look on your figure during your consultation at our Minneapolis, MN, practice. Both saline and silicone implants are approved for breast augmentation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Saline implants are made of a soft silicone shell that is filled with saline, or salt water. These implants are placed within your breasts before they are filled, allowing for a smaller incision. These implants are safe and generally cost less than their silicone gel counterparts. There is no difference in the quality of surgical placement, but many of our Minneapolis area patients find that saline does not achieve the same life-like feel as silicone.
Silicone breast implants are filled with a viscous silicone gel. These implants are highly regarded for their ability to provide a lifelike appearance and feel, and when placed by Dr. Mesna, can last a long time. Patients who currently have minimal breast tissue can benefit from the supportive nature of silicone. These implants are lighter than saline implants, which can prevent downward displacement over time and allow you to maintain a perkier, firmer look. Silicone breast implants also carry a lower chance of breakage, but can be more expensive than the saline option.
Since they are inserted empty, saline implants can be placed through a wide variety of techniques, including incisions around your nipple, beneath your armpit, and along your breast crease.
Silicone implants are typically only inserted through larger incisions beneath the breasts or around your nipple.
The type of incision technique you select can also depend in part on the amount of scarring you are comfortable with and your body type. Dr. Mesna works carefully to minimize visible scarring and can help you understand all of your options.
Breast implants can be placed above or below your pectoral muscles. Subglandular implants are placed above the pectoral muscles. This placement technique typically heals the fastest because fewer tissues are disturbed during surgery.
Submuscular breast implants are placed completely or partially beneath the chest muscles. Although this requires a longer healing time, many patients believe that this placement method looks more natural. The right placement for you can depend on your build and the look you hope to achieve.
Breast Augmentation Before and After Photos
More 5-Star Reviews "Dr. Mesna exceeded my expectations!"
I recently had a tummy tuck with Dr. Mesna in late December of 2020. I had been self-conscious about the hanging skin on my abdomen for years which was compounded by separation of my abdominal muscles from 2 pregnancies. Dr. Mesna exceeded my expectations!... Dr. Mesna is meticulous and a perfectionist, my scar is so thin and perfect and I know it will fade to nothing over time. My only regret is not doing this sooner!View On Google
Dr. Mesna is a skilled and safe doctor whom I have recommended to friends/family. Surrounded by the best clinical staff who all have lots of experience with routine elective procedures, I really trust him and the practice. Thrilled with the results!! Thanks Dr. Mesna!View On Google
Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer
Fat transfer, also known as natural breast augmentation, can also achieve beautiful results and is often used on its own to improve breast size or to complement other procedures. This approach requires an additional cosmetic surgery procedure: liposuction. We perform liposuction to remove excess fat from specific areas of your body. This fat can be processed, and then injected into the breasts to increase breast size or produce a more natural look in women with breast implants.
Dr. Mesna Can Combine
Breast Implants With a Breast Lift
For More Stunning Results
Breast implants can add volume and refine the shape of your breasts. However, if you wish to have perkier breasts with better projection, then you will need a breast lift. Combining the two procedures is extremely common. With the right plastic surgeon, you can finally find the results you've wished for.
If you are not a good candidate for breast implants or a breast lift, Dr. Mesna will kindly explain that to you. His patients' safety and comfort will always be his number one priority.
Begin Your Breast Augmentation Journey With a Free Consultation
Ever wonder what it would be like to enhance your figure with breast implants?
You have nothing to lose by learning about the possibilities. Dr. Mesna proudly provides free consultations, giving patients the resources they need to make the best decision about their bodies. If you have multiple cosmetic goals in mind, he can educate you on your options, sharing more than 25 years of experience with you.
He may even be able to pair certain procedures with your breast implants, such as liposuction or a breast lift.
To find out if breast implants are right for you, contact our Minneapolis, MN, office or call
"They treat you like family." Reviews From Our Minneapolis, MN, Plastic Surgery Patients
Dr. Mesna was absolutely amazing! He helped me through every process, was genuine and I am extremely satisfied with my results! Dr. Mesna is genuinely a doctor who cares for his patients and takes time to ensure he knows what they want! His staff is the same way, you always feel welcomed and they treat you like family. SO SO SO HAPPY - THANK YOU DR. MESNA AND STAFF!View On Google
I went to Dr. Mesna for a breast augmentation and am very happy with my results. Dr. Mesna is very experienced, answered all my questions thoroughly, and treated me with respect and compassion. He let me know exactly what to expect along the way and everything went as planned. My surgery went smoothly and recovery was WAY easier than I could have imagined. I highly recommend Mesna Plastic SurgeryView On Google
If you are aged 35 or older, you will be required to undergo a mammogram before your breast augmentation procedure. It is important to have a normal mammogram result in order to undergo surgery because the procedure can aggravate unhealthy breast tissue. Be sure to obtain your mammogram a few months prior to your surgery to ensure the best results.
EKG or Blood Tests
If you are over 40 years old, you may also need to receive an EKG or undergo blood tests to further ensure that you are in good health. These tests do not take long and are important to the success of your breast augmentation. Dr. Mesna and our team can coordinate all tests with local specialists to maintain a streamlined treatment timeline for you.
How We Reduce Post-Operative Problems
Our plastic surgeon uses advanced techniques to prevent infections, capsular contracture, implant deflation, and rippling. While issues such as capsular contracture, leakage, and rippling are all possible long-term risks, Dr. Mesna achieves excellent and long-lasting results.
Dr. Mesna also practices conservative surgery whenever possible, and he understands that the nipple has potential to lose sensation after surgery. However, Dr. Mesna's precise and skilled hand can ensure a safe procedure that does not result in a loss of sensation in the nipple.
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Dr. Mesna takes care of his patients, making sure that you will not be in any pain as he places your breast implants. General anesthesia will keep you unconscious and entirely comfortable during your breast augmentation surgery.
After the procedure, you will likely feel some discomfort, which can be managed by over-the-counter medication. You may also notice possible swelling of and around the breast tissue.
If you have any concerns, you can always reach out to Dr. Mesna for help, answers, or reassurance.
Other Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation
Can I breastfeed after breast augmentation?
Most often, the answer is "yes." Many patients can breastfeed after breast augmentation, while others report difficulty. While it is considered safe to try to breastfeed following breast augmentation, doctors suggest that patients be done having children before undergoing breast augmentation, mainly because the changes that accompany pregnancy will affect the results of breast augmentation.
Are breast implants FDA-approved?
Yes. Both saline and silicone breast implants are approved for breast augmentation and breast reconstruction. Saline implants are approved for breast augmentation in patients 18 or older, and breast reconstruction for any age. Silicone implants are approved for breast augmentation in patients 22 or older, and breast reconstruction for any age.
What happens if an implant ruptures?
Leaking saline solution is harmless; it is absorbed by the body and expelled naturally, and a subsequent surgery can be performed to remove or replace the implant. A ruptured silicone implant may not be immediately apparent, but as soon as it has been detected, the silicone gel and implant must be removed or replaced right away. It is recommended that silicone implant recipients undergo an MRI three years after surgery, and every two years after the initial exam.
Are mammograms safe for patients with breast implants?
Yes. However, it is very important that you let your mammogram technician know you have implants before they start.
"I am so happy with the results." Words of A Satisfied Minneapolis Patient
"I am so happy with the results of my breast augmentation. Dr. Mesna and his team are professional, kind, approachable and the best in the biz. Even his office staff made me feel comfortable! It was my first big surgery and he made me feel so comfortable and educated me along the way. My recovery was simple and I love how they look. Highly recommend Dr. Mesna. I will be sending his name to everyone and he will be doing any other future surgeries for me ☺️ thank you doc and team."
Rachel Roberts, 2022