Plastic Surgery Blog

Breast Reduction Charleston

Published on March 23, 2018
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

Sometimes Easy Isn’t Best

Published on March 5, 2018
face and hands of beautiful woman

The Holy Grail of facial rejuvenation has always been the ability to turn back the clock without invasive and risky surgery. A couple of decades ago, the idea of “lifting” tissues by inserting permanent barbed sutures under the skin enjoyed

Is abdominoplasty a functional operation?

Published on March 5, 2018

This is interesting. Very, very interesting. A recent report in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from an Australian group has shown that post -partum women who suffered from back pain and urinary incontinence and underwent abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)

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
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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