Body Contouring Charleston

The sculpting of certain body areas not only improves the figure, but also enhances self-image. The body contouring methods performed at The Center for Plastic Surgery include a number of surgical and less invasive alternatives designed to achieve your personal goals.

To assure total control over every aspect of the body shaping process, Charleston body contouring surgeon Dr. Terranova performs most procedures in our on-site surgery suite. Whether it’s liposuction, abdominoplasty, mammaplasty or mastopexy, we discuss every detail with you beforehand to ensure that you will be comfortable throughout the process and pleased with the final results.


Excess skin and fat around the belly as well as weakened or separated abdominal muscles often result from pregnancy or significant weight loss. Known more commonly as a “tummy tuck,” abdominoplasty removes the excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall. Before & After Photos

Belt Lipectomy

After massive weight loss, patients exhibit skin excess in predictable patterns. One such pattern is in the circumferential trunk. Since the skin excess is “all the way around”, the skin excision and tightening must be “all the way around” as well. Hence the term belt lipectomy. This procedure is also sometimes called a circumferential abdominoplasty. Before & After Photos


With age or significant weight loss, the upper arms often develop redundant, hanging skin. This can be quite embarrassing to some women, particularly in short-sleeve attire. Brachioplasty – or upper arm lift – is the surgical excision of this redundant skin resulting in improved upper arm contours. Before & After Photos


This fast, effective fat removal technique requires minimal surgery and very little recovery time. Liposuction can be effective on most body parts including the abdomen, hips, flanks, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, cheek and neck. Before & After Photos

Mommy Makeover

Following pregnancy, women note changes in the abdomen (loose skin, stretch marks, protuberant muscle wall) as well as the breasts (sagging and loss of volume). A “mommy makeover” addresses both of these problems (tummy tuck and breast augmentation and/or breast lift) usually in one operation.

Thigh Lifts

Most patients who are unhappy with their inner or outer thighs can be helped with liposuction alone. However, with advancing age and/or significant weight loss, sagging, excess skin must be excised in order for a satisfactory contour to be achieved. The lateral (outer) thigh lift tightens and lifts the skin of the saddlebag area and also the buttock. Before & After Photos

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