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Welcome to OptimalSelf MD

Greenville’s first combined wellness medicine, aesthetics and plastic surgery practice!

Even those who consider themselves healthy should be proactive in maintaining themselves, inside and out. Whether you experience chronic fatigue or pangs of body insecurity, the Drs. Birchenough will map out the best solution for your individual needs.

Dr. Katherine, a certified functional medicine doctor, acts as your personal health investigator, weeding out the root causes of disconcerting symptoms and providing you with a roadmap to total wellness.

As a certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Shawn offers a spectrum of surgical and nonsurgical aesthetics options so you can look as good as you feel and be assured that you’ll get the best-possible results.

OptimalSelf MD accompanies you on the journey from traditional medicine to the quest for optimal wellness, balance and physicality. Look your best, feel your best and become your “Optimal Self.”

Before & After Gallery

Want to know more about procedures and what to expect? Browse some of our practice’s before and after photos, review our service specialties and request a consultation appointment. Dr. Shawn would love to meet you to discuss your personal health and beauty goals and start on your path to a more vibrant you.

Tummy Tuck Before and After Pictures Greenville, SCTummy Tuck Before and After Pictures Greenville, SC

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Dr. Katherine treats the patient, not the diagnosis, helping you regain and preserve your best health.


Dr. Shawn and Dr. Katherine Birchenough deliver the “Optimal Difference,” providing a synergistic approach to each and every one of their patients.


Not only is Dr. Shawn trained in general surgical practice, but he has earned the distinction of being a board-certified, fellowship-trained plastic and cosmetic surgeon.

Patient Testimonials

“I went to Dr. Shawn for a tummy tuck and liposuction. The staff and Dr. Shawn explain everything and listen to your concerns. I would recommend going to see them for a consultation on any procedure you are wanting to have or just curious about. I am now 3 months post-op, and the results are amazing.”

Patient of Dr. Shawn

“Y’all are the best, thank you so much! We have to thank Dr. Birchenough for getting pregnant, we have been trying 1.5 years and 3 miscarriages but are so thankful for your help in getting my body healthy again :)”

Patient of Dr. Katherine

After 3 1/2 years and eleven other doctors, Dr. Katherine took the time and interest needed to put me back on the road to good health. Her knowledge and intellectual curiosity combined with her care and patience are a gift to her patients. She surrounds herself with an equally kind and helpful staff – every visit is a positive experience!

Patient of Dr. Katherine

I had a breast augmentation, and it couldn’t have gone any better. They went out of their way to accommodate me. I recommend OptimalSelf MD to everyone. Dr Birchenough and his staff are the best.

Patient of Dr. Shawn

…IV therapy is nothing short of a miracle. Increased energy, focus, mindset and noticeable mood enhancement… The office environment is incredibly welcoming. Absolute professionals, Dr. Birchenough is second to none in her craft. You won’t be disappointed in the treatment, or their first class service!

Patient of Dr. Katherine

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