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Breast Augmentation in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN 
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Breast surgeries Dr.Gryskiewicz performs:

Quick Recovery Breast Augmentation*

Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz performs over 300 breast augmentations per year and specializes in quick-recovery (flash-recovery, rapid-recovery) breast augmentation, also known as the “no touch technique.”  This is a surgical procedure that uses special instruments and techniques to minimize tissue damage and avoid touching the ribs. It causes far less trauma to surrounding tissue than traditional approaches, and it dramatically reduces pain, suffering, and recovery time. In "Dr. Joe's" published studies of his own patients, 95-percent of women interviewed after the procedure returned to normal daily activities within 24 hours. Quick-recovery BA is not a “gimmick.” These specialized techniques, which actually speed recovery and get you back to your daily routine, kids and work, are published in our plastic surgery journals.  

Breast augmentation can:
  Enhance breast size or shape.
  Restore  breast  volume  or  shape  lost  through  pregnancy.  This  isnt vanity.  Many  women  are  simply  reclaiming  their  past  figures  from B.C. (Before Children).
  Help your clothes and swimwear t better.
  Correct asymmetries or differences in breast size.
  Reconstruct breasts after mastectomy for cancer or premalignant conditions.

Dr. Gryskiewicz favors putting implants under the chest muscle because his radiology colleagues  think  this  position  interferes  less  with  mammography  and  the early  detection  of  breast  cancer  than  if  the  implant  is  placed  on  top  of the  muscle.  Not  all  surgeons  agree  on  this,  but  Dr. Joe  like to  err  on  the  side of  caution.  The  alternative  is  to  place  the  implant  on  top  of the muscle but under the breast tissue. The incidence of irregularities is much higher when the implant is placed on top of the muscle in a patient who has little overlying breast tissue to cover the edges of a saline implant (incidentally, this isnt as big a problem with silicone).

Approaches to insertion include incisions in the armpit, around the areola, in the crease at the base of the breast, or even through the belly button. The patient can decide on the location of her incision. Most women choose the armpit incision because they dont want a cut on their breasts.  Coincidentally, this is the incision with the lowest rate of infection according to an article in The Aesthetic Surgery Journal published on April 26, 2011 by Dr. Sophie Bartsich, stating armpit incision has less bacteria than the breast fold incision or the nipple incision.  

Dual Plane Breast Augmentation (Internal breast lift)

Seventeen percent of my augmentations are done with a dual-plane or “internal lift” approach to lift breast tissue, elevate the nipple-areola complex, and release a tight breast crease. This is technically a breast enlargement procedure. The technique avoids the more extensive scars of external “classic” lifts and can be especially useful in fixing early sagging.

Mastopexy (breast lift)

Mastopexy is a procedure to elevate the nipple-areolar complex and tighten the breast skin envelopeThe procedure is used when the nipple height is approximately  at  or  a  bit  below  the  breast  crease,  which  often  happens following childbirth or after breast-feeding.  A very mild relaxation of the breast may be corrected with implants, by removing a crescent of skin from the upper half of the areola, or with the dual-plane breast augmentation procedure.  When the nipple is well below the crease the breast laxity is more severe and will probably  require  additional  incisions  and  skin  removal. Breast  implants inserted during a mastopexy can increase firmness and size.

Extremely large, heavy breasts—D cups or larger—tend to sag soon after a mastopexy, so women with larger breasts may not be good candidates for this surgery.  The problem is that the skin envelope simply cant withstand the effects of gravity, although in some cases internal sutures, absorbable mesh, a muscle sling, or other techniques may be used to suspend the breast tissue. Pregnancy also may undo the positive effects of the surgery. Ideal candidates are women with moderate-sized breasts who are finished having children.

If there ever was a procedure that has to be tailored to the individual, its mastopexy. Every patients anatomy varies, so it is extremely important not only to be aware of all your options but also to discuss the procedure extensively with your plastic surgeon.



 Top 10 Breast Augmentation Questions asked and answered


 Click here to read about armpit incision infection rate



The Doctor Explains Quick Recovery Breast Augmentation on Real Self



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Saline Before and After Photos

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Dr. Joe was one of the LEAD surgeons
at the Mentor (breast implants) 
Meeting in March 2016

  Smiling Six-hours after her new Breast
Augmentation with the Quick Recovery




Video of a Quick Recovery Breast Augmentation patient raising her arms above her head 24 hours postoperatively 





 Patient doing Arm Exercises 24 hours after Quick Recovery Breast Augmentation




Video of a Patient doing Arm Exercises after an Inframammary Dual Plane Internal Breast Lift with Silicone Implants Quick Recovery Breast Augmentation 





 Patient doing Arm Exercises after an Inframammary Dual Plane Internal Breast Lift with Silicone Implants Quick Recovery Breast Augmentation 




 Patient doing Arm Exercises 24 hours after Quick Recovery Breast Augmentation 





Pre-op Measurements Are Essential




Patients Choose Their Own Implant Sizes 

*See Bibliography under patient resources, "Medical References" for "Quick Recovery" reference
Results may vary from person to person

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Gryskiewicz Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery®
Joe Gryskiewicz, MD, FACS

Edina-Centennial Lakes Medical Center
7373 France Avenue South, Suite 408
  Minneapolis, MN 55435
Phone: (952) 842-1000
Fax: (952) 435-6287
Burnsville-Ridgeview Medical Building
303 E Nicollet Boulevard, Suite 330
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: (952) 435-0177
Fax:(952) 435-6287