Breast Augmentation In Minneapolis St. Paul, MN


Breast augmentation surgery is among the most common cosmetic surgeries. Every woman’s breasts are different, and many women feel that their breasts are too small, unequal in size, or not in proportion with the rest of the body. Breast augmentation surgery can increase breast size and help to give women the bust line that they want. There are also other reasons for breast augmentation. You may be a good candidate for this surgery for many reasons, including those below:

  • You are concerned that your breasts are too small.
  • You feel that you would look better overall if your breasts were larger.
  • Weight loss, aging, or a pregnancy has caused your breasts to be smaller.
  • Your breasts are unequal in size and shape.

Personal Consultation of Breast Augmentation or Breast Implant Surgery

If you’re considering breast augmentation, the first step in the process is a consultation with a plastic surgeon who is experienced with this surgery. Dr. McCue, a board-certified plastic surgeon, has a special interest in breast augmentation surgery, along with much experience with these procedures. Your consultation will include the taking of a thorough medical history and a discussion of your reasons for wanting breast augmentation. A breast examination and evaluation of your skin type and other factors will lead to a discussion of your options for the procedure and what results you can expect. You’ll also get complete information about the benefits and risks of your surgery.

One of the things Dr. McCue will discuss with you is the type of implant to be used in your procedure. With the FDA’s approval, silicone implants are once again available as a choice for breast augmentation, and saline implants may also be used.

  • Saline Implants – These implants are made of a non-reactive silicone outer shell, filled with a sterile solution of salt water. They may be pre-filled, or filled at the time of surgery, allowing for adjustments in size.
  • Silicone Implants – Using a similar outer shell as the saline implants, these implants are filled with a silicone gel. The implants are pre-filled to a specific size. Silicone implants have a density and feel similar to your own breast tissue.

During the procedure, the implant will be placed in a pocket surgically created just behind your normal breast tissue or underneath the muscles behind the breast. Incisions for this surgery are placed in inconspicuous areas, depending on the procedure, so they minimize visible scarring. Dr. McCue will discuss implant type, incision placement and other factors with you and will answer all of your questions.

Implant Shapes


Breast Augmentation PlymouthRound implants help to create a fuller breast shape, putting density at both the top and bottom of the breast. They are ideal for enhancing your cleavage. They are available in saline or silicone.


Also known as form stable or gummy bear implants, teardrop implants are known for creating a more natural breast shape by giving the breasts a youthful, sloping shape. Here, most of the implant’s density is located below the nipple. They are only available in silicone.


Dr. McCue can place your implants in front of or behind your pectoral muscles. The right choice for placement depends on your preferences and aesthetic goals.

Subglandular Placement

This approach puts the implant between the muscle and the breast tissue. It is ideal for creating fuller upper breasts and exaggerating your cleavage. It is also a wiser approach for women who believe they may wish to breastfeed later since it doesn’t impede with nursing. Subglandular implants are also less likely to shift out of place.

Submuscular Placement

This approach places the implant underneath the chest muscle. Usually, this helps to create a more natural look since the implant is more cushioned and cannot be seen through the breast skin. It also makes mammograms easier to undergo. Because it is a slightly more invasive approach, recovery can take a little bit longer, but it is still a very safe technique given that it poses a much lower risk for capsular contracture.

What to Expect

Once you’ve decided to go ahead with your breast augmentation, you’ll get complete instructions from Dr. McCue on what you need to do to prepare, and what you can expect before, during, and after the surgery. A Twin Cities surgical facility will be chosen and a date scheduled for the procedure. Dr. McCue will gladly answer any questions you may have. Each breast augmentation surgery is unique and is tailored to the patient, so Dr. McCue will explain exactly what he will do during your procedure.

Depending on the details of your surgery, you may go home on the same day after a recovery period following the surgery, or you may spend a night in the hospital.

Either way, you’ll be given detailed instruction about what to do following the surgery, along with things to avoid. You may be prescribed medications to prevent infection and for discomfort.

As with all surgery, complete recovery will take a variable amount of time. After the post-surgical recovery period of one to two days, the results will be apparent, but some minor swelling may last longer, and incision lines will fade over time. Dr. McCue will explain exactly what to expect in your particular case, and will schedule follow-up visits.

Breast Augmentation FAQ’s

Will breast augmentation improve the elevation of my breasts?

Breast Augmentation surgery in PlymouthBreast augmentation’s objective is to enhance the size and shape of your breasts. It can not positively change the elevation of your breasts. If you are concerned about breast drooping, ask Dr. McCue about breast lift. Breast lift is easy to combine with breast augmentation to create your ideal breast appearance.

How do I choose a breast implant size?

Dr. McCue can help you determine your ideal size prior to your surgery. You may try on multiple sizes to see which best achieves your preferred profile and proportions so that there are no surprises.

How much does breast augmentation cost?

Breast augmentation costs are determined by factors like which type and size of implants you choose, and which surgical approach Dr. McCue utilizes to insert the implants. After devising a unique surgical plan during a consultation to address your cosmetic requests, Dr. McCue can provide a quote. Financing options are available to help you cover the cost of this elective surgery.

How long can I expect my breast implants to last?

Most breast implants last about 10 to 20 years before they should be removed or replaced. If you are concerned with the condition of your implants, it is a good idea to consult with a doctor to determine if breast revision/breast explant surgery is appropriate.

Should I wait to get breast augmentation if I want to have children in the future?

In most cases, it is not necessary to wait. Dr. McCue can place your implants under the pectoral muscles so that they don’t interfere with your ability to nurse later. The only time Dr. McCue may suggest postponing breast augmentation is if you are planning to have children very soon. Because your breasts can change size, shape, and elevation following pregnancy, it may make sense to wait so that you can maintain the precise proportions that you want.

Is Breast Augmentation or Implant Right for You?

If you are over 18 years of age, in good health, and you feel that having larger breasts may be the right decision for you, scheduling a personal consultation with a plastic surgeon is the first step toward your goal. You’ll get the information you need and can decide, after an assessment and discussion with the doctor, whether you want to go forward. Dr. McCue will be happy to consult with you on your plans, and help you make your decision by providing accurate, respectful information and advice. Contact his Minneapolis St. Paul office soon to schedule a consultation.

A Crucial Step
Your Cosmetic Surgery Consultation

During your consultation with Dr. McCue, you will be able to tell him what cosmetic procedure you are interested in, why you are considering plastic surgery, and what results you hope to achieve. He will carefully assess your needs, and help you understand all aspects of your procedure, including a clear explanation of what results you can expect, along with the risks involved with any surgical procedure.

He will also explain all of your options and help you understand what to expect prior to, during, and following the surgery. He will also give you a good idea of the costs of the procedure, if is not covered by insurance. Dr. McCue’s friendly and open personality makes these consultations pleasant and informative for his patients. Contact Dr. McCue soon to schedule your initial consultation.

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Plymouth, MN 55441

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