Subfascial Breast Augmentation: Everything You Need To Know

Dr. Karan Chopra was guided and advised by visionaries of the field with hands-on experience at the esteemed Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. There he honed his skills in complex facial and orbital reconstructive surgery at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center; completing a dual aesthetic and oculoplastic fellowship with Dr. Mark Codner. At the forefront of advancing cosmetic surgery, his revolutionary techniques and artful hand yield natural-looking results unique to each of his patients. Recognized for his prominent education and training pedigree, Dr. Chopra is revered for his leadership and research in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has authored 53 peer-reviewed research articles and has given over 20 lectures across the U.S. Haute Beauty expert Dr. Karan Chopra dishes on a unique breast augmentation technique done by utilizing subfascial implant placement.

breast augmentationPhoto Credit: ShutterstockMany women closely connect their femininity and sexuality with their breasts. Decades of research show a correlation between breast size and shape to mental health. Genetic deformities, under-development, and asymmetry can negatively impact psychological and emotional well-being. To address these needs, women have the option to reverse these physical attributes with Breast Augmentation. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ plastic surgery procedural statistics from 2020, 193,073 women opted for this procedure. As no two female bodies are the same, it is essential to work with a plastic surgeon specially trained in the area who approaches work with a technical hand and artistic eye.


Dr. Karan Chopra, a plastic surgeon partner at Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery in Burnsville, MN, balances patients’ cosmetic needs with the complex underlying anatomy. A Johns Hopkins trained breast and body plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Chopra is uniquely skilled in structuring the breast. Partnering with his patients to envision the ultimate shape, he skillfully contours most Breast Augmentations utilizing subfascial implant placement, a minimally invasive, muscle-sparing technique he honed during his time at Johns Hopkins.

To provide the benefits of under the muscle implant placement without additional risks including animation deformity (implant moving with arm motion), bottoming out (inferior malpositioning due to pectoralis major muscle constantly pressing on it), pain (minimized by staying away from the ribs), and spasm, the implant is placed above the muscle but under the fascia of the muscle. This above-muscle approach allows for a highly customized procedure and nuanced details while reducing post-operative discomfort and recovery time. For example, patients can opt to have implants placed closer to the midline and sit higher or lower on the chest through subtle adjustments.

Before heading into the operating room, Dr. Chopra’s unique “lifestyle” sizing protocol allows patients to try various sizes in a bra and shirt in the comfort of their home. This enables loved ones to participate actively and aid in the decision-making process, ultimately helping the patient understand what size they will be most comfortable living with.


Are you thinking about subfascial breast augmentation? Nearly everyone is a candidate. While it’s ideal for active women who regularly practice yoga or pilates, lift weights, or body build and want to return to their busy lives as quickly as possible, those who have very little overlying breast tissue may be advised to opt for the implant to be placed partially under the muscle and breast tissue, a dual-plane submuscular breast augmentation.

breast augmentationPhoto Credit: ShutterstockWHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT DURING THE PROCEDURE?

Dr. Chopra performs all operations in state-of-the-art surgical centers with top-notch team members, including board-certified M.D. anesthesiologists and experienced nurses dedicated to the plastic surgery client. His “no-touch” technique is deployed via the Stingray, BREKKA, or Keller Funnel. These tools allow Dr. Chopra to strategically place the implant, reduce scarring and the risk of infection, shorten the length of the procedure, and speed recovery time.


● It is common for most patients to be comfortably back at work within a few days
● Normal daily activities usually commence a few days post-operation
● Most patients can resume light exercise in about two weeks post-surgery


The key to successful breast augmentation is patient customization. During Dr. Chopra’s ENVISIONS consultation process, you will discuss your ultimate vision, fears, wishes, and desires alongside risks, benefits, and costs. Then Dr. Chopra will provide you with a personalized surgery strategy, recovery timeline, and instructions to help your recovery go smoothly once the procedure is complete.

Dr. Chopra's subfascial breast augmentation empowers his patients to begin emotional healing. Through his extended ENVISIONS consultation, you will discuss history, goals and assess the region with a friendly and caring team. Contact Dr. Chopra and his team today to begin your confidence-boosting journey.

If you're interested in seeing Dr. Karan Chopra as a patient, contact him directly at Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery in Burnsville, MN at 952-435-0177 or by email Follow Dr. Chopra on Instagram @karanchopramd



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