Are You A Candidate For Liposuction?

Liposuction is widely known as a way to surgically remove fat, slim body contours, and improve body confidence. What is not as well known is that liposuction is typically recommended for people who are in generally good health, but have stubborn fat deposits that may be caused by genetics or heredity.

Typically, liposuction is not recommended for extremely overweight persons. Liposuction isn’t a treatment for obesity nor should it be substituted for diet and exercise.

Watch the following video from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to learn more about the specifics of liposuction surgery:

What Liposuction Is Used For

Liposuction targets fatty deposits all over the body including fat on the:

  • Thighs
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Abdomen and waist
  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Inner knee
  • Chest area
  • Cheeks, chin and neck
  • Calves and ankles

We also use liposuction in combination with many other procedures in our practice, including breast reduction, face lifts, breast lift, and tummy tuck/mommy makeovers.

liposuction charleston scSo, Am I A Good Candidate?

Generally, we recommend patients who want liposuction be nonsmokers who are in generally good health and close to their target weight. If you feel you meet these specifications, then yes you are a good candidate!

We can work with you to help you meet your goals before surgery and answer any questions you may have about liposuction and how to become a good candidate.

Schedule A Consultation in Charleston

If you want to learn more about the procedure or talk with Dr. O’Neill about your options, get in touch with us online or by calling 843-881-2130. Our expert plastic surgeon and cosmetic team can help you decide what type of surgery is best for you based on your overall goals.



Breast Augmentation Vs. Breast Lift

Many women are interested in enhancing the contours of their body using breast surgery. Breast augmentation is our most popular procedure by far, but some women may find that breast lifts can give them what they’re looking for. Dr. O’Neill performs both procedures in our Charleston, SC plastic surgery clinic, but we wanted to go through the basics to help you narrow down your options.

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These are two separate procedures performed for two different reasons, but they can be combined into one surgery to see the benefits of both, described below.

Breast Augmentation

Procedure - Breast augmentation is the procedure used to increase the size of a woman’s breasts using implants. Dr. O’Neill uses small, easily hidden incisions below, to the side, or through the nipple (depending on your needs) to insert an implant of the desired size. Augmentation should not be performed when a woman wants to only correct sagging breasts.

Recovery - After surgery, patients should accept pain, soreness, and swelling for a few weeks, but most woman can return to work and light activity in a matter of days. Lifting is typically restricted for up to six weeks after surgery. Scars from surgical incisions should fade over the course of a year.

Results – After swelling has gone down, women can expect an enhanced, larger appearance at their desired cup size.

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Breast Lift

breast lift patient charleston scProcedure – To correct sagging and improve the position and shape of breasts, the breast lift procedure should be selected. Dr. O’Neill performs these lifts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding skin and tissue. Breast lifts can also reduce an enlarged areola. Breast lifts do not increase the size of small breasts.

Recovery - Swelling and discomfort should be expected for the first month after surgery. The incisions are sometimes different depending on the degree of lifting required as well, but incisions should fade over the course of a year.

Results – Women can expect breasts to be raised and firmed with the procedure. The new breast contour and shape should refine after 1 to 3 months with healing.

Schedule A Consultation Today!

Are you interested in either of these procedures, or both? Give our plastic surgery team a call at 843-881-2130 or contact us online. Our office is conveniently located in Charleston, SC on Daniel Island.


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Voting ends on February 17, 2015, so get your vote in today! Follow this link to be directed to the Best of Charleston Recreation, Health, & Beauty category, then scroll down to Plastic Surgeon.

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New PicoSure Laser

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O’Neill Plastic Surgery is proud to announce the addition of the PicoSure Laser to our plastic surgery practice. The PicoSure is a high tech laser from the industry leading Cynosure medical laser treatments manufacturer.

PicoSure uses tried and tested laser technology to remove tattoos, revitalize skin, clear acne scars, reduce wrinkles, and more. Dr. O’Neill is excited to bring this laser treatment to his patients in Charleston, South Carolina! We’re currently taking consultations and appointments for the PicoSure now!

What Does The PicoSure Do?

The PicoSure uses photomechanical laser technology to eliminate tattoos, wrinkles, and acne scares. the PicoSure guarantees more clearance in fewer treatments.

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How Does The PicoSure Work?

The PicoSure laser sends ultra-short pulses of photomechanical heat energy to shatter tattoo ink within the skin and reduce spots, scars, or lesions. Once the laser breaks apart the ink particles within the skin, the particles can be absorbed naturally in the body, resulting in overall clearance.

Treatments are very quick, about ten minutes each, so they can be easily scheduled around your routine. PicoSure laser treatments are scheduled six to eight weeks apart. For an average hand-sized tattoo, Dr. O’Neill estimates full clearance within 3 to 4 treatments.

Schedule A PicoSure Consultation Today!

Are you interested in getting rid of a tattoo or revitalizing your skin with the PicoSure laser technology? Call 843-881-2130 now or contact us online to make an appointment to talk about your options with Dr. O’Neill in our Charleston, SC plastic surgery clinic.