Body Plastic Surgery


body plastic surgery charleston scBody plastic surgery and contouring procedures are becoming more popular every day.  One reason for this is the recent dramatic increase in the number of patients undergoing weight loss surgeries.

We’re also finding a greater percentage of Lowcountry residents becoming more concerned with their diet and exercise habits to maintain a healthy weight and attractive body contours.


Following massive weight loss, patients are often left with large amounts of redundant skin, causing moisture, rash and irritation in areas throughout their body.  While topical medications can have a temporary effect on these conditions, surgical resection of the redundant tissue is the definitive treatment.


In order to remove the areas of redundant skin, incisions are necessary which leads to scarring. Sometimes, patients who have had weight loss surgery have more wound healing challenges and their scars are more noticeable. We attempt to place surgical incisions in areas that will hide scars.


Ultimately patients are trading redundant skin and fat for scars, which most patients are happy to do.

Body Plastic Surgery Procedures


Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) – Read more about the procedure used to reduce the excess skin of the upper arms.


Breast Reduction – Learn more about the procedure used to reduce breast tissue, to reduce neck/back pain, as well as combat hormonal changes (in men).


Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) – See before and after pictures and learn more about the tummy tuck surgery — used to reduce stomach fat, restore abdominal muscles, and improve body contours.

Panniculectomy – Although similar to tummy tucks — the panniculectomy procedure removes excess belly tissue but does not include refirming abdominal muscles or liposuction, read more here.

Thigh Lift (Thighplasty) – See images and learn more about thigh lifts, a procedure used to remove the excess fat and “lift” the upper thighs.

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Appointments Available in Charleston, Summerville, and Hilton Head


Don’t have an appointment yet? Call Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery at (843) 471-1135 or contact us online for a free consultation with Charleston plastic surgeon Dr. Dennis Schimpf.


We offer the complete spectrum of cosmetic plastic surgery for all Lowcountry residents. Let us help you look as beautiful and young as you feel on the inside!

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