Christopher J. Kovanda MD
About the Practice
Dr. Kovanda believes patients deserve to look and feel their best. He understands that the proper lifestyle choices combined with non-invasive and surgical regimens will help patients achieve a healthy, youthful appearance.
Dr. Kovanda is committed to being his patients' life-long rejuvenation specialist assisting them through all stages of life. He offers personalized patient care with attention to detail, comfort and safety.
Dr. Kovanda provides the full spectrum of Aesthetic Surgery of the body, breast and face.
*Body: Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Body Lift, Thigh Lift, Arm Lift
*Breast: Augmentation, Reduction, Lift
*Face: Eyelid Surgery, Nose Reshaping, Ear Surgery, Chin Implants, Face and Neck Lift, Lip Augmentation
*Skin: Botox, Restylane, Spider Vein Treatment, Laser Resurfacing
Dr Kovanda is experienced in the most advanced and minimally invasive procedures including Laser Blepharoplasty, Silicone Gel Implants, Trans-Abdominoplasty Breast Augmentation, Minimal-Incision Facelifts, Power-Assisted Lipoplasty and Fat Grafting.
Background & Certification
Dr Kovanda is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.
Current Length of Time in Practice: Since 1999
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, BS, 1988 Wayne State University School of Medicine, MD, 1992 Surgery Internship, Loyola University School of Medicine, 1992-1993 General Surgery Residency, Stamford Hospital, 1994-1997 Chief Resident, General Surgery, Stamford Hospital, 1997 Plastic Surgery Residency, Lahey Clinic 1998-1999 Chief Resident Plastic Surgery, Lahey Clinic, 1999
Publications and Presentations
"Laser Blepharoplasty... A Safe and Advantageous Technique." Plast Recon Surg.106 (5):1127-1141, 2000.
Awards & Honors
ASAPS Certificate of Advanced Education in Aesthetic Surgery, 2007
AMA Physicians Recognition Award, 1999-2005
Fairview Physicians Association Award for Excellence in Patient Care and Satisfaction
Recognized as one of "America's Top Surgeons" by the Consumer Research Council of America
Affiliations & Memberships
North Memorial Maple Grove
Fairview Southdale Hospital
North Memorial Medical Center
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Diplomat, American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)
Minnnesota Medical Association (MMA)
Twin Cities Medical Society (TCMS)
Age Management Medical Group (AMMG)
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
Fellow American College of Plastic Surgeons FACPS
Managing Partner of Midwest Plastic Surgery
National Congressional Physicians Advisory Board
North Memorial Breast Health Committee
Member American Council of Plastic Surgeons
Member Executive Council Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons
The initial consultation is an in-depth evaluation providing patients with a personalized age management plan including lifestyle recommendations as well as appropriate non-invasive and/or surgical procedures. Each new patient is given the opportunity to view before and after photographs of Dr. Kovanda's past patients. Adequate time is allowed to address all questions and patients are given written materials to take home for their reference.
Staff & Facilities
AAAASF Certified Operating Room
Care Credit Financing Available All Major Credit Cards Accepted