What is Vaginoplasty |Charleston SC

What is Vaginoplasty


After experiencing a vaginal birth, many women are starting to consider vaginoplasty. Especially after multiple natural births, it is quite common to seek a solution to improve your vaginal tone. As standard as this cosmetic surgery procedure has become, you may wonder, what is vaginoplasty?


Vaginoplasty is under the umbrella for a number of genitoplasty procedures that are performed in the vagina or vulva or any of the surrounding related structures. That includes surgery carried out in the:


  • Labia Majora
  • Clitoris
  • Cervix
  • Urethra
  • Uterus
  • Bartholin’s Gland
  • Rectum
  • Labia Minora
  • Lymphatics
  • Anal Sphincter
  • Urethral Sphincter
  • Perineal Musculature
  • Nerve Tissue
  • Large Blood Vessels


Why Choose Vaginoplasty?


Childbirth is not the only cause of vaginal loosening or slacking, women have also turned to vaginoplasty as a solution to reverse the effects of aging. Surgeons believe that undergoing vaginoplasty surgery can also improve sensitivity although the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists doesn’t find this claim to be accurate.


The Truth About Vaginoplasty and Labiaplasty


Vaginoplasty and Labiaplasty have broadened into a group of various cosmetic surgeries known as “vaginal rejuvenations” or “designer vagina” surgery. In place of the scalpel, surgeons have recently started using laser technology as an alternative to traditional surgery. Here are examples of “vaginal rejuvenation.”


  1. Revirgination is when the thin tissue, known as the hymen, at the entrance of your vagina is repaired to its original state.
  2. Clitoral unhooding removes the tissue that typically covers the clitoris.
  3. G-spot amplification is when the front walls of your vagina, commonly known as the “G-spot” is injected with collagen to increase sensitivity and pleasure.


What are the risks of Vaginoplasty and Labiaplasty?


Although the risks of vaginoplasty and labiaplasty surgery have not been recorded, the risks of general cosmetic vaginal surgery include:


  • Changes in sensation
  • Scarring
  • Pain
  • Infection

If you’re considering cosmetic vaginal surgery, give us a call so we can have an open discussion about your goals and concerns. We do our best to meet your expectations and consider the significance of helping you boost your confidence.

What Are Cosmetic Facial Fillers?

Cosmetic facial fillers are injectable substances that restore facial contours and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. We offer injection therapy with both manufactured injectables and fat grafting. Facial fillers are commonly used on the face and other parts of the to:

  • Plump lips
  • Enhance Shallow Contours
  • Soften Creases
  • Soften Wrinkles
  • Reduce Recessed Scars

Fat Grafting

With fat grafting, your own fat is taken from an area of your body using liposuction. Fat is typically taken from the inner thigh or abdomen. The fat is injected below the skin surface to fill hollow areas and creases, or plump the lips and back of the hands. Facial fillers with fat grafting are a long-lasting solution to these problems.

Manufactured Facial Fillers

Juvederm Voluma XC, Juvaderm Ultra XC, Juvaderm Ultra Plus XC, Restylane, Restylane Silk, Sculptra, and RADIESSE injectables are all carried in our Charleston plastic surgery clinic. The pharmaceutical filler gels are injected under the skin to restore volume and reduce lines. Pharmaceutical fillers are temporary, lasting a few months to multiple years depending on the type of injectable.

Appointments Available in Charleston, SC

If you’re interested in learning how our cosmetic facial fillers can improve your look, fight the signs of aging, and improve your confidence, call us today! Schedule an appointment to meet with Rebecca Coble and our team of cosmetic experts to talk through your best options, cosmetic goals, and long-lasting results. Visit our plastic surgery clinic in Charleston, South Carolina on Daniel Island. Call 843-881-2130 or contact us online now.


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.



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

Liposuction Information

Liposuction is an extremely popular type of plastic surgery, performed to remove fatty deposits on specific areas of the body. Even in people with good levels of fitness and are overall healthy, some stubborn fat deposits may be extremely hard to get rid off without cosmetic surgery. Dr. O’Neill performs this surgery regularly and his liposuction patients get dramatic, body contouring results, ultimately enhancing self-confidence and body image! Liposuction can also be combined with other procedures for overall body contouring improvement. Typically, people in good health are better candidates for liposuction surgery.

Liposuction Surgery Fat Targeting

Liposuction surgery targets localized fatty deposits all over the body, slimming and reshaping body contours, improving body shape and proportion. These techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the:

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  • Stomach
  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Upper Arms
  • Chest
  • Face
  • Calves
  • Ankles

How Does Liposuction Work

The tumescent or super-wet liposuction technique requires an infusion of saline solution with adrenaline and possibly anesthetic prior to removal of excess fat. During the outpatient plastic surgery procedure, Dr. O’Neill will make a series of incisions and inserts the fat-targeting cannula into the fatty deposits. Those fatty deposits are then sucked out using vacuum attached to the cannula.

Schedule A Liposuction Consultation

If you’re interested in learning more about liposuction surgery, call us at (843) 881-2130 or contact us online. Dr. O’Neill and his plastic surgery team will walk you through every step of the procedure, in detail, at our office conveniently located in Charleston, SC on Daniel Island.