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

Dr. James Fowler sees patients in Greenville, SC, Green, SC, and Seneca, SC. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Fowler's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Fowler is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fowler trained at Erlanger Health System. He is professionally affiliated with Greenville Health System (GHS). He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Culpepper's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Culpepper is affiliated with Greenville Health System (GHS). Dr. Culpepper is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Culpepper attended Medical College of Georgia for medical school.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Bishop is a specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Bishop is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas McFadden works as a plastic surgeon in Greenville, SC. Dr. McFadden's clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has received distinctions including 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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All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sutton Graham specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Greenville, SC. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and body contouring. Dr. Graham is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Graham's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin ... (Read more)

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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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