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Cosmetic surgery

Our cosmetic surgeons have expertise in the full range of cosmetic surgery procedures restoring beauty and function to the face, breast and body.

We start with a free consultation to make sure we understand your goals and can answer all your questions.

We’ll make sure your treatment plan is designed to support you and your goals every step of the way.

We look at ourselves in the mirror anywhere from a few times to a few dozen times each day. Cosmetic surgery is a chance to refine our appearance so that we feel better about what we see. It means improving features that may have been bothersome for years or fixing something that’s the result of changes to the body that can occur with age or with a life event like childbirth.

At HealthPartners and Park Nicollet, we provide safe, effective cosmetic surgery and compassionate support in our hospitals, clinics and nationally accredited surgery centers.

Our surgeons approach all types of cosmetic surgery with the highest standards of care so you can feel confident as you explore options to enhance your appearance.

Cosmetic surgery we perform

Cosmetic surgery is used to enhance or adjust your appearance. We perform many different cosmetic surgeries, including:

  • Breast augmentation (breast implants)
  • Breast lifts
  • Breast reduction
  • Chin surgery (genioplasty)
  • Ear pinning (otoplasty)
  • Mohs defect surgery
  • Skin rejuvenation and non-surgical treatments such as Botox
  • Fillers
  • Facelift
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
  • Body contouring and body lifts
  • Liposuction
  • Nose surgery (rhinoplasty)
  • Neck lifts
  • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)

We have one the largest teams of cosmetic surgeons in the country. We can help you find the right surgeon based on your unique needs and goals.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Many people confuse cosmetic surgery with plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgery helps reshape body parts that are functioning properly. It’s typically performed to improve someone’s appearance. Sometimes it’s done to improve quality of life, like when breast size causes pain or prevents someone from enjoying an active lifestyle. In contrast, plastic surgery addresses birth defects and developmental abnormalities, as well as the effects of injuries, infection and illness.

Patients usually pay for cosmetic surgery out-of-pocket. However, insurance may cover some types of plastic and cosmetic surgery if they are medically necessary. For example, insurance may cover breast reduction surgery, breast reconstruction, eyelid surgery if the eyelid interferes with vision and even rhinoplasty. We will confirm coverage with your insurance company if there is a chance that your insurer will cover the procedure.

The out-of-pocket cost of cosmetic surgery varies depending on the type of surgery and whether multiple procedures are performed at the same time. Our doctors will be able to provide cost information during the consultation.

Yes, financing is available for cosmetic surgery. We partner with CareCredit to help our patients finance cosmetic procedures not covered by insurance. CareCredit works like a credit card that you use at our clinics and hospitals. They offer interest-free, short-term financing options, as well as longer-term financing options.

All consultations for cosmetic surgery procedures are provided by one of our board-certified or board-eligible surgeons. You’ll have a chance to share your goals and concerns and ask any questions you’d like. In most cases, the surgeon will also perform a brief exam and talk to you about the best options to achieve your goals.

Recovery time varies depending on the type of cosmetic surgery you have. It can range from a day to a few weeks. You will most likely feel tired and sore for a few days after your surgery and your surgeon may prescribe medication to help ease any discomfort. You’ll also receive detailed instructions on what to expect and actions you can take to support the healing and recovery process.