Plastic Surgery Blog

Bariatric Surgery and Alcohol Abuse?

Published on June 7, 2017
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A recent epidemiologic study from Pittsburgh has shown that bariatric patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) demonstrated significantly higher rates of alcohol abuse/dependence than did patients who underwent simple gastric banding. The study was not designed to determine the

Breast Lift Charleston

Published on June 1, 2017
Breast Lift

Breast Lift, also known as Mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure performed to lift the breasts to a more youthful and perky position. The breasts, like the rest of our body, eventually shows signs of aging, such as sagging, but this

Breast Reduction Charleston

Published on April 24, 2017
Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that can have a number of functional benefits for women who have been suffering physical and emotional discomfort and pain due to their disproportionately large breasts. Breasts that are disproportionately large for a woman’s

Eyelid Lift Charleston

Published on March 15, 2017
Eyelid Lift

The tender skin around our eyes is often the first place people notice signs of aging start to set in which, in worst case scenarios can even impair vision, while most notice aesthetic concerns that may make them appear not

Do Scar Treatments Really Work?

Published on March 10, 2017
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As you might imagine, this is one of the most common questions I get from patients after surgery. They want to know when they can start using the various scar treatments that are available over-the-counter. They usually don’t ask the

Information about Breast Augmentation on the Internet

Published on February 10, 2017
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A recent report in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery was of interest. Apparently, both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Medical Association (AMA) recommend that educational materials be written at a sixth-grade reading level. This recommendation

Brow Lift Charleston

Published on February 7, 2017
Brow Lift

Brow Lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed to rejuvenate the forehead when lines, creases, wrinkles, and sagging set in. The brow lift is performed by raising the brow positioning, tightening the skin, and smoothing out wrinkles. Dr. Terranova works with

Breast Reconstruction — Be Careful What You Wish For?

Published on February 2, 2017
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Breast reconstruction following mastectomy for cancer has improved by leaps and bounds over the last decade. Implant-based reconstructions can now be done in a single stage in many women with greatly improved aesthetic results. Autologous tissue reconstructions (patients’ own tissue

Botox to Stop Smoking?

Published on January 20, 2017
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I came across a very interesting item the other day. A woman from Portland, Oregon, asked her plastic surgeon for help with stopping smoking. He, perhaps half jokingly, suggested Botox in her lips. We are not talking about the little

Liposuction Charleston

Published on January 18, 2017
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Liposuction is a body contouring procedure performed to improve a specific area of the body that has been unresponsive to diet and exercise. Nearly all of us have that one area of our body that we are the most self-conscious about–the