We found 6 providers matching cosmetic breast surgery and who accept Medicare near Greer, SC.

Dr. John Thomas Lettieri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2755 South Highway 14; Suite 2250
Greer, SC
 

Dr. John Lettieri's medical specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Lettieri average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lettieri accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Lettieri is affiliated with Regional HealthPlus.

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Dr. Elizabeth Rothman Blakemore, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
301 The Parkway
Greer, SC
 

Dr. Elizabeth Blakemore works as a plastic surgeon in Greer, SC. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She is affiliated with Regional HealthPlus. Dr. Blakemore is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Blakemore's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. James Emmett Lovett III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
301 The Parkway
Greer, SC
 

Dr. James Lovett, who practices in Greer, SC, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Lovett's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Regional HealthPlus.

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Dr. Kevin Metz Keller, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
301 The Parkway
Greer, SC
 

Dr. Kevin Keller sees patients in Greer, SC. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Keller include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Keller is professionally affiliated with Regional HealthPlus. He attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Michael James Orseck, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2755 South Highway 14; Suite 2050
Greer, SC
 

Dr. Michael Orseck is a plastic surgery specialist in Spartanburg, SC and Greer, SC. Dr. Orseck has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Orseck include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Orseck is professionally affiliated with Regional HealthPlus.

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Dr. Shawn A Birchenough, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2755 South Highway 14; Suite 2050
Greer, SC
 

Dr. Shawn Birchenough's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Birchenough include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Birchenough is professionally affiliated with Regional HealthPlus. Dr. Birchenough honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Birchenough attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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What is Cosmetic Breast Surgery?

When a woman is dissatisfied with the appearance of her breasts, she may consider cosmetic breast surgery. Lack of tissue, sagging due to breastfeeding, and deformities present at birth are some of the most common reasons why women may choose to surgically enhance their breasts. Breast augmentation and breast lift are the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures on the breast.

In breast augmentation, enlargement of the breast is accomplished using either implants or the patient’s own fat. Implants are clear shells that may be filled with saltwater solution or silicone. They come in varying sizes and shapes. There are different approaches to placing the implant as well. Incision locations can be:

  • Peri-areolar, or around the outline of the areola.
  • Inframammary, or along the crease of the breast.
  • Transaxillary, or through the armpit.
  • Transumbilical, or through the belly button.
You and your surgeon will discuss your needs, preferences, and limitations to determine the type of implant and incision to use.

Using one’s own fat for breast enlargement starts with a procedure called liposuction, which is the removal of excess fat from other parts of the body. After the fat is collected, it is rid of impurities and then injected into the breast. This option suits those who do not wish to have foreign materials placed inside their bodies.

Deformities such as tubular breasts may also be corrected using breast augmentation. Tubular breasts are characterized by small, droopy breasts and a narrow base. Aside from placement of an implant, the surgeon cuts the breast tissue to release the tightness and make the base wider.

Breast implants are not lifelong devices. They may rupture or you may develop capsular contracture, which is the hardening of scar tissue around the implant. If these complications occur, you may need to get another surgery to replace or remove your implants.

While a breast augmentation enlarges the breast, a breast lift, also called mastopexy, raises the breast by repositioning the nipple and removing excess skin. Breast lifts can be done using three techniques. If there is only a small amount of sagging, removal of excess skin around the outline of the areola may accomplish the desired result. This technique is called a doughnut lift. If your nipples are just at or slightly below the level of your breast fold, your surgeon may recommend a lollipop lift. This type of lift involves a doughnut lift and a vertical incision from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease. If you have a lot of excess skin, your surgeon may recommend an anchor lift. This technique is similar to the lollipop lift, but it also involves a crescent-shaped incision along the breast fold to be able to remove more excess skin. Sometimes loss of breast volume accompanies sagging. If this is the case, an augmentation can be performed in combination with the lift procedure.

Because nerves around the nipple are cut during surgery and need time to heal, temporary loss of sensation in this area is common after having a breast lift. Sensation is usually regained after several weeks to a few months. Although uncommon, loss of sensation may also be permanent, especially if a significant amount of tissue around the nipple was removed.

Both breast augmentation and breast lift are typically done in an outpatient facility and do not require a hospital stay. Following surgery, you should apply a cold compress over your breasts for the first 24 hours and keep your upper body elevated -- even during sleep -- for the first few days. You will also be given a special type of bra to wear while you are recovering. Using cold compresses, staying elevated, and wearing the special bra help minimize swelling and pain. Strenuous activities like running and working out should be avoided for four to six weeks, but light exercise may be started about one week after your procedure.