Get Ready For Bikini Season With A Breast Augmentation

It may seem way too early, but in terms of plastic surgery, it is time to start thinking about summer and beach season! If you’re uncomfortable with how you look and feel in your bathing suit — you may want to consider plastic surgery. A breast augmentation can be an easy way to feel more confident about your body while looking great in a bikini.

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Why Get Breast Implants Now?

So you’re thinking — it’s not time to worry about looking good in a bikini yet! That’s okay–but if you’re thinking about breast augmentation, it will take a few months for you to fully heal, so now is actually the best time to get implants. After your surgery, swelling, bruising, and tenderness will last about a month. With care and your follow-up appointments, you should be fully healed and feeling more comfortable within two months of your surgery.

Scars from breast augmentation are very minimal, hidden under the fold of the breast, under the arm, or in the nipple, and typically fade with time. Browse through our before and after images to see how breast augmentation affects the breasts!

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Schedule Your Breast Augmentation Consultation Today!

If you’re interested in getting breast augmentation this spring call us today! Dr. O’Neill will walk you through the process of getting implants, as well as healing, to make sure we understand your expectations and goals. Call our plastic surgery office convenient located for you in Charleston, South Carolina at 843-881-2130 or contact us online

5 Plastic Surgery Trends For 2015

As new technologies in plastic surgery and more minimally invasive products become more widely available to all consumers the trends of cosmetic surgery are beginning to shift. In 2015, we expect more of our Charleston customers to go for multiple, smaller procedures and combine bigger procedures.breast augmentation surgery charleston sc

Top 2015 Plastic Surgery Trends

1. Minimally Invasive

Getting results without going under the knife is a huge draw for many people. Aesthetic procedures like skin rejuvenation, intense pulsed light, scar revision, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and coolsculpting can give dramatic results with multiple quick visits to Dr. O’Neill.

2. Plastic Surgery For Men

With online identities more and more focused on photographs, many people (especially men) are noting their appearance and wanting to make a change. Procedures like male breast reduction, skin care, and tummy tucks are perfect for men who want to improve their body contours.

3. Small Procedures With A Big Impactbrow lift charleston sc-1030x360

For people who have very specific needs can usually target their trouble spots with small procedures. A brow lift or nostril reshaping can make a huge impact on trouble spots. Dr. O’Neill can use a combination of these small procedures with more aesthetic procedures for a dramatic result on targeted areas.

4. Combinations

Combination plastic surgery is becoming hugely popular. Women in the Charleston area are getting the Mommy Makeover package to combine breast implants, liposuction, and a tummy tuck. Liposuction can be combined with almost any other procedure. Dr. O’Neill can work with you to develop a combination plan so that you can get your work done in one operation.

5. Eyes

Another trend supported by our image-centric online universe is the blepharoplasty procedure. Eyelid lifts are an extremely beneficial anti-aging technique. Dr. O’Neill lifts and tightens the skin around the eyes to give our patients a rested and youthful appearance.

Schedule Your Consultation in Charleston Today!

If you’re interested in learning more about these trending procedures or want to schedule a free consultation, call O’Neill Plastic Surgery today at 843-881-2130 or contact us online! Our clinic is conveniently located on Daniel Island in Charleston, SC.


Top Questions To Ask Before You Get Breast Implants

Thinking of a getting a new look in 2015 with breast implants? Breast implants can improve a woman’s breast shape and size, breast proportions, body contours and proportions, and even self-confidence and the way that clothes fit. Even with all the benefits, we want all of our patients to be completely informed before making this life-changing decision. There are some questions that we field almost daily that we want to share with potential patients. breast implants charleston sc

Breast Implants FAQ

What Type Of Implants Do You Use?

We use silicone or saline implants, depending on the patients needs and expectations.

Will My Breast Implants Look and Feel Like Natural Breasts?

Most of our patients feel that silicone implants feel more like natural breasts than saline implants. Dr. O’Neill strives for the best augmentation procedure with natural looking and feeling results. View some before and after images of Dr. O’Neill’s patients in our before and after breast implant image gallery.

What Are Common Complications Associated With Breast Implants?

Typically, patients may be concerned with:

  • breast pain
  • changes or loss in breast/nipple sensation (temporary or permanent)
  • implant rupture
  • scar tissue

How Much Do Breast Implants Cost?

Costs are a huge factor of any plastic surgery procedure. They include surgeon’s fees, hospital costs, anesthesia fees, and more. cites that the average of cost is around $4,000, but it can vary depending on the your personal details and other costs listed.

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Scheduling a Consultation For Breast Implants

You may have other questions depending on your unique situation, like if your family has a history of breast cancer, concerns about pregnancy and breastfeeding, if you have another medical condition, or if you want to combine procedures with something else. Use these questions as a guide to think about other things you care about to ask during your breast implant consultation with Dr. O’Neill. To learn more about breast implants and to ask your own questions, schedule a consultation at our Charleston, SC plastic surgery clinic, conveniently located on Daniel Island. Call now at 843-881-2130 or contact us online.



Body Plastic Surgery Options

Charleston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Patrick J. O'NeillMany people feel self conscious or unhappy with their body. Body contours may change due to aging, gravity, weight gain or loss, as well as any other situation of accumulating fat and skin. Dr. O’Neill wants every person to feel happy with both themselves and the way they look. We have many body plastic surgery options available in our Charleston, SC plastic surgery office.

Top Body Plastic Surgery Procedures


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Liposuction is a great option for generally healthy people who, even with exercise and diet, can still have stubborn localized fat deposits. Dr. O’Neill uses small incisions to insert a cannula (vacuum tube) to suck out the fatty tissue. Liposuction can be used in conjunction with almost every other procedure, but is also used for the following specific areas:

  • Stomach
  • Thighs
  • Hips & Buttocks
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Neck & Face
  • and more!

Visit our liposuction page or contact us online to learn more about liposuction.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

For a tighter, flatter stomach, Charleston patients can get a tummy tuck procedure. Tummy tucks involve the removal of fat from the stomach/abdomen area and the fat cut out. Tummy tucks also re-firm the abdominal muscles that may have become weakened or separated during pregnancy or weight gain. After final healing and swelling goes down, you will get noticed for your tighter and slimmer body contours!

Visit our tummy tuck page or contact us online to learn more about tummy tucks.

Body Lift

black-dressFor major body contour improvement, full or partial body lifts are available at O’Neill Plastic Surgery. Body lifts are typically for patients who have poor tissue elasticity. Aging, sun damage, weight gain or loss, pregnancy, and heredity can all be factors in damaging the skin’s elasticity. In a body lift, Dr. O’Neill will remove the sagging skin and excess fat to a firmer, more youthful whole body. Body lifts typically target:

  • Abdominal Area (Belly, Sides, Back)
  • Buttocks
  • Groin & Upper Thigh

Visit our body lift page or contact us online to learn more about body lifts.

Schedule Your Body Plastic Surgery Consult in Charleston, SC Today!

If you’re interested in improving your life by reshaping the contours of your body call Dr. O’Neill in Charleston today! Our plastic surgery clinic is located in Charleston, SC on Daniel Island. Contact us using our online contact form or call us at (843)881-2130