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  • Are people more satisfied with the results of SmartLipo over traditional liposuction?
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    Deciding which technique will give the best results depends on the location, the amount of fat to remove, skin quality and other factors. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse does both frequently and will advise which you are a candidate for, and which will give you better results...
  • Will liposuction, body contoring or tummy tuck work best for bulges?
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    Liposuction can significantly reduce localized fat deposits to improve your overall body contour on nearly every area of the body. A tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure that can help you achieve a flat, toned abdomen. Many of my clients at Port City Plastic Surgery who are close to or at their goal weight are choosing body contouring procedures like SmartLipo and CoolSculpting. The best procedure for you depends upon ...
  • Breast lift vs. breast augmentation: how can I tell which one I need?
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    A consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon like me who specializes in breast augmentation and breast lifts is the most important thing you need to do to determine whether your goals would be best met with a breast lift or breast implants. At the exam, we can talk about your options as well as what will work best for you given your body shape and goals. There are aesthetic considerations to think about when making this decision ...
  • Should I choose 375cc or 400cc implants for breast augmentation?
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    Most of my patients considering breast enhancement surgery want a clear picture of what they will look like after the surgery. Some of our Charleston, SC patients worry they are considering implants that are too large, or too small. Before and after photo galleries of other patients can help, but may not give you the full picture. As a rule of thumb, the most common implant sizes, whether silicone or saline, are 350-450ccs. But size is just one part of the equation ...
  • When does swelling after breast augmentation begin to subside?
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    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 4-5 days after surgery you may need help lifting your kids, doing more strenuous housework or any physical work on the job. Those with desk jobs may return to work during that first week, and can resume driving.
  • How long does it take to recover from Breast Implant surgery?
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    The recovery period from breast implant surgery can vary widely depending on the exact procedure you had, how well you follow postoperative instructions, and how quickly you heal naturally. Following your surgery, you will be given a prescription for pain medication and can return to normal activities within a few days ...
  • What advice do you give patients about exercise after a breast augmentation?
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    We tell our patients that returning to activities that elevate their heart rate and blood pressure is possible at the 2 week point after breast augmentation surgery. Power walking, treadmill and other exercise that does not involve the upper body may also be resumed. Taking a break from strenuous exercise for the first 2-3 weeks helps prevent additional swelling or the collection of fluid during your recovery.
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About Port City Plastic Surgery

best-of-2014Welcome to the website of Charleston, South Carolina’s Port City Plastic Surgery. We invite you to learn more about plastic surgery and our plastic surgery practice for your breast surgery, body contouring or facial rejuvenation procedure. Brian G. Widenhouse, M.D. practices plastic and reconstructive surgery with special emphasis on breast surgery, body contouring, and facial surgery. After completing a full five year general surgery residency, he spent an additional two years training in a plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Widenhouse is dedicated to providing quality patient care, with an emphasis on patient safety and meeting your personal goals. Please read about his philosophy of Plastic Surgery as well as his complete education and training resume.

A Full-Service Plastic Surgery Practice
At Port City Plastic Surgery, Dr. Widenhouse performs a variety of body contouring, breast, and facial rejuvenation procedures, such as:

Breast augmentation | Breast Reduction | Breast lifts | Liposuction | CoolSculpting | Body contouring after major weight loss | Tummy Tuck | Facial rejuvenation, face lifts, eyelid surgery | BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport Injections | Fillers, such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvéderm and Radiesse injections | Facial Dermal FillersLaser Skin Resurfacing | Tattoo Removal | Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) | Buttock Augmentation

To find out more, please visit our plastic surgery procedures and non-invasive procedures pages.