Breast Augmentation Specialist

Suzie Kuhnen, DO -  - Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon

Suzie Kuhnen, DO

Central Iowa’s only Female Plastic Surgeon in West Des Moines, IA

For decades, women have been choosing breast augmentations to give them a more proportional frame — and a self-confidence boost. As the only female plastic surgeon in central Iowa, Suzie Kuhnen, DO, helps women feel comfortable exploring their breast augmentation options at Iowa Specialty Surgeons in West Des Moines, Iowa. If you’re interested in learning more about what this procedure could do for you, call the office or make an appointment online today.

Breast Augmentation Q & A

What is a breast augmentation?

Breast augmentations go by many names. In the medical community, it’s known as an augmentation mammoplasty. More commonly, they are often referred to as a boob job. 

Breast augmentations work by increasing fullness in the breasts. Some women choose this procedure because they’ve always wanted larger breasts, while others opt to have it to get a more proportional frame. 

No matter your reason for choosing a breast augmentation, it can help to improve your self-confidence and feel your best. 


What happens during a breast augmentation?

During your breast augmentation, Dr. Kuhnen places an implant in your breast to enhance its shape and size. 

The placement of the implant, the size and shape of the implant itself, and even the location of the incision for the procedure are all personalized to your preferences and your body goals. 

In most cases, Dr. Kuhnen recommends placing the incision in the inframammary fold, or the fold at the base of your breast, to minimize the visibility of the surgical scar. Your procedure is performed under general anesthesia so you experience no pain. 

Dr. Kuhnen also specializes in breast reconstruction surgery, helping patients feel their best after a mastectomy. Additionally, she offers mastopexies, also known as breast lifts. 


What is a breast lift?

A mastopexy — or breast lift — is a procedure that’s designed to undo the effects of aging and gravity. While a breast augmentation adds fullness to your breasts, it doesn’t change their position on your chest, which is why Dr. Kuhnen also offers mastopexies. 

During this procedure, Dr. Kuhnen removes excess skin around your breasts and tightens the tissue in and around them. This repositions your breasts higher on your chest. 

Some women choose to get a standalone mastopexy, while others choose to combine a mastopexy with a breast augmentation. If you’re curious about either procedure or both, ask Dr. Kuhnen. She can help you make the right decision for your body and your aesthetic goals. 

If you’re interested in a breast augmentation or mastopexy, don’t hesitate to call Iowa Specialty Surgeons. You can also use the online scheduler to book a consultation.