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Dr. John Wesley Culpepper Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
200 Patewood Drive; Suite B480
Greenville, SC
 

Dr. John Culpepper, who practices in Greenville, SC and Senec, SC, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Culpepper include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Culpepper is professionally affiliated with Greenville Health System (GHS). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Culpepper attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. On average, patients gave Dr. Culpepper a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
200 Patewood Drive; Suite B480
Greenville, SC
 

Dr. James Fowler is a specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Fowler is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fowler completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is affiliated with Greenville Health System (GHS). Dr. Fowler is open to new patients.

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Dr. John Barry Bishop, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
24 Memorial Medical Drive
Greenville, SC
 

Dr. John Bishop's area of specialization is plastic surgery. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Bishop completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Clinical interests for Dr. Bishop include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Thomas Cornelius McFadden Jr., MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
29 Rocky Slope Road
Greenville, SC
 

Dr. Thomas McFadden's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. McFadden is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Affiliate Associate Professor of Surgery, University of South Carolina-Columbia; American Registry, Most Honored Professionals, Top 1% of Doctors; and Vital's Patients' Choice Award.

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Dr. Sutton L Graham II, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
615 Halton Road; Suite 100
Greenville, SC
 

Dr. Sutton Graham sees patients in Greenville, SC. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Graham include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. Dr. Graham is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital.

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What is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction is a surgery to remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts in order to ease discomfort.

When women have unusually large breasts, the weight of the breast tissue can cause significant pain in the back, neck, and shoulders. If the breast tissue pulls the shoulders down in a certain way, nerve problems can result, leading to a feeling of pins and needles in the arms and hands. The skin underneath large breasts can suffer from rashes. Women with unusually large or heavy breasts might not be able to participate in sports or other activities that they would like to do. Large breasts can also lead to unwanted attention and a significant loss of self-esteem for many women.

Some men may also seek to have breast reduction surgery. Due to certain hormonal disorders, men can sometimes develop enlarged breast tissue, called gynecomastia. This condition can be a source of great emotional distress.

During a breast reduction surgery, the patient is usually ‘put to sleep’ with general anesthesia. An incision is made around the areola, the dark area around the nipple, and sometimes down the underside of the breast as well. Through this incision, the breast tissue is removed, lifted, and shaped. The areola and nipple are repositioned higher on the breast. Then the new breast is sutured, or sewn closed. The entire procedure takes between two and five hours. For several weeks after the reduction, the new breasts will be swollen from surgery, and their size will continue to change until healing is complete. Scars are usually small but visible right after surgery, but they fade after several months.

In order to be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery, a patient must be in good general health, not significantly overweight, not a smoker (or able to stop smoking temporarily), and old enough that the patient’s breasts have finished developing. Although there are several good reasons to undergo breast reduction surgery, there are risks as well. Some of these risks are related to surgery in general, such as risks for anesthesia or blood clots. Others are specific to breast reduction surgery, and they include the risk of asymmetrical breasts, decreased sensation in the breasts, or an inability to breastfeed in the future.
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