*Will liposuction, body contouring or tummy tuck work best for bulges?

Liposuction is an effective, flexible, and safe treatment for the removal of fat deposits. Liposuction is a not a weight loss procedure, but it can significantly reduce localized fat deposits to improve your overall body contour. It can be used on nearly…

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*What is the average recovery time for a tummy tuck?

Although the recovery time can take up to a month, I find that my tummy tuck surgery patients have some of the highest satisfaction levels post-operatively. Without fail, time and again, they tell me it was all worth it. Most…

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*What is the difference between a tummy tuck and lipo?

As a Plastic Surgeon, this is a question I am asked practically every day. The short answer: Tummy tucks remove excess skin and fat, and tighten underlying abdominal muscles. Liposuction removes excess fat located between the skin and muscle. If…

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*How long does it take to recover from Breast Implant surgery?

Breast implant surgery is performed in our accredited ambulatory surgery facility under IV sedation. The procedure takes about an hour to an hour and a half. The recovery period from breast implant surgery can vary widely depending on the procedure you had,…

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*When does swelling after breast augmentation begin to subside?

Immediately after surgery, your breasts may be swollen, making them appear larger than you desired. Breast implants are also initially placed high on the chest so that they can settle into place naturally. If you have small children, for the first…

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*Should I choose 375cc or 400cc implants for breast augmentation?

Most women considering breast enhancement surgery want a clear picture of what they will look like after surgery. Some of our Charleston, SC patients worry they are considering implants that are too large, or too small. Before and after photo…

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*What is the recovery time for Breast Augmentation?

The recovery period from breast augmentation surgery can vary, but there is a typical recovery schedule and guidelines we ask our patients to follow. First 4-5 days: No lifting small children, no strenuous housework, no physical work on the job….

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