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Body Sculpting and Contouring in Charleston, SC

Body sculpting describes many procedures that can help you achieve the body shape and appearance you desire. If you have bulges of fat that just will not go away, or loose, hanging skin, body contouring can help. While these procedures are not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle, body contouring is the perfect complement to dieting and exercise. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse offers body sculpting for patients who live in Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant, Summerville and the surrounding communities in South Carolina.

What Is Body Sculpting?

Body sculpting refers to a selection of procedures designed to shape your body and appearance to that which you desire. Body sculpting creates ideal contours, offering the youthful, toned physique you’ve always wanted.

We offer the following body sculpting procedures at Port City Plastic Surgery:

Benefits of Body Sculpting

Body sculpting helps you achieve the level of definition you desire but haven’t been able to accomplish through diet and exercise. These procedures don’t replace diet and exercise but do offer the perfect complement to your committed efforts.

Body sculpting can tighten skin left loose after significant weight loss. The smoothing and contouring provided helps patients achieve the total look they’ve worked so hard to achieve. Body sculpting tones and sculpts the body, erasing trouble spots to produce the physique you’ve worked tirelessly to achieve, complementing the fabulous work you’ve done through diet and exercise alone!


Who Is The Ideal Candidate For Body Sculpting?

Good candidates for body sculpting procedures are those with areas of the body which just aren’t responding to diet and exercise efforts. Candidates also may display signs of aging they wish to correct. Patients are generally in good health with realistic expectations for the procedure.

What Do I Need To Do Before Body Sculpting?

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Widenhouse to explore if body sculpting could be right for you. He will thoroughly examine your medical history as well as your body to determine if you are a candidate for a body sculpting surgery. He will observe the concerns you have and identify specific areas of the body which could benefit from targeted body sculpting, producing the desirable effects you seek. He will recommend which procedure or procedures could effectively address the areas you are concerned with, creating a comprehensive treatment plan tailored with your goals in mind.



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What Should I Expect On The Day Of My Body Sculpting?

Each body sculpting surgery follows a different procedure. The steps involved will be discussed during your consultation and reviewed briefly prior to surgery. Depending on the body sculpting procedure scheduled, you may be under IV sedation or IV sedation for the duration of the procedure.

How Long Does It Take To Perform Body Sculpting?

Each body sculpting procedure follows a different protocol. Therefore some take longer than others to complete. Dr. Widenhouse will give you an estimated surgery time length during your consultation.

What To Expect After Body Sculpting?

Following your body sculpting procedure, you’ll have a recovery period where you should take it easy, allowing the healing process to progress. At your follow-up appointment, Dr. Widenhouse will monitor your progress and clear you to resume certain activities as healing allows.

Will I Have Scars After Getting Body Sculpting?

Body sculpting procedures are surgical and do leave scars. Dr. Widenhouse takes great care to optimally place incisions so that scars are hidden as much as possible. Suturing is performed in a manner which reduces the appearance of scars. The ultimate goal of body sculpting is to produce a firmer, well-sculpted body. We work to ensure your surgical scars won’t detract from the results achieved.

When Will I See The Results?

When results will become apparent depends on the body sculpting procedure performed. Some surgeries produce swelling which may last up to six months before it fully goes away – final results of your body sculpting procedure will become apparent at this point.

What Are Possible Complications Of Body Sculpting?

Each body sculpting surgery has its own set of possible complications. Generally, all carry standard surgical risks, such as:

  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • IV sedation complications

How Long Will The Results Of Body Sculpting Last?

Body sculpting surgeries are designed to produce long-lasting results. Maintaining a healthy body weight, exercising, and following a balanced diet can minimize bodily disruptions which could affect body sculpting results. Weight gain, pregnancy, childbirth and other issues may cause body changes that affect the longevity of body sculpting results.

How Much Does Body Sculpting Cost in Charleston?

The cost of body sculpting depends on which procedure(s) you will undergo. For the convenience of all patients, we accept cash, check, or credit card payments. Financing options are available to assist in paying for the body sculpting procedure(s) you desire.

Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers full body plastic surgery, emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents of Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant, Summerville and the surrounding communities in South Carolina. Contact Port City Plastic Surgery today!

Can you freeze your fat off at home?

Unfortunately there is no successful method for at home fat freezing. It is best to consult with. aboard certified plastic surgeon regarding viable fat reduction methods.

Does CoolSculpting work on belly fat?

Yes, the good news is that Coolsculpting does work on belly fat, as long as the belly fat is subcutaneous and not intrabdominal. Usually a good test is if you can grab the fat, or pinch an inch, then Coolscultping is a viable option.

Does insurance cover body contouring?

Insurance does not cover body contouring procedures. Body contouring procedures are considered cosmetic, and therefore, not covered by insurance.

How can I lose my stomach fat?

The two best options for abdominal fat removal are liposuction and or a tummy tuck. Liposuction is a less invasive, less costly option. However, if you have loose skin, then a tummy tuck will give a better result.


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