Plastic Surgery Blog

Eyelid Lift Charleston

Published on February 14, 2018
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

Brow Lift Charleston

Published on January 17, 2018
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

3-D Tattooing for Nipple and Areola Reconstruction

Published on December 27, 2017
Beautiful woman

Breast reconstruction following surgery for breast cancer has come a long way since I started doing it some thirty years ago. Mastectomy is much less common now. Lumpectomy and radiation are most often the chosen paths. Thus the nipple and

Yet Another Non-Invasive Method for Fat Removal

Published on December 15, 2017

Here we go again. First, there was liposuction: mechanically disrupting the fat and remove the residue with suction. Then there was SmartLipo: adding laser heating of the skin to standard liposuction to encourage skin tightening. Next came CoolSculpting: cooling the

Geneveve Treatment Charleston

Published on December 2, 2017
Geneveve Treatment

Geneveve is a clincally-proven CMRF (cryogen-cooled monopoly radiofrequency) treatment performed to stimulate the body’s natural creation of collagen in a single 30 minute session. Geneveve has helped many women improve their health and confidence by tightening and strengthening tissue. Delivering

Vampire Breast Lift – Oh Please!

Published on November 22, 2017
Natural Model 1

The newest fad in trying to overcome the effects of age and gravity on the breasts is termed the “vampire lift.” The patient’s blood (actually centrifuged down to isolate what is called platelet-rich plasma), along with saline and sometimes fat

Star Trek Is Around the Corner

Published on November 6, 2017

3-D printing will prove to be one of the most important technological innovations in the history of medicine! Developments in “printing” artificial kidneys are fairly well along. Think about it: “Kidney” transplants without the need for a donor and without

Liposuction Charleston

Published on November 1, 2017

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

Correction of Earlobes After Gauging

Published on October 20, 2017

Body modification is becoming ever more popular – tattoos, body piercing, and more, especially in the younger generation. Earlobe gauging is a common manifestation of this trend. The result is an earlobe that looks like the pictures of African tribesmen

Plastic Surgery and Kicking the Habit

Published on October 6, 2017

This caught my eye: Apparently, having plastic surgery can help some individuals stop smoking. Most plastic surgeons ask their patients who do smoke to stop smoking for a certain number of weeks both before and after surgery. This is particularly