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Plastic Surgery in Greenville, SC

Dr. Shawn Birchenough is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast surgery and aesthetics. Dr. Katherine Birchenough is only the fourth physician in South Carolina to be board-certified in functional medicine, and she is certified in peptide therapy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, emergency medicine, and pediatrics. At OptimalSelf MD, we offer plastic surgery for men and women in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the surrounding communities in South Carolina.

What is Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgery is a specialty that focuses on making aesthetic changes to your face and body. Being healthy means not only physically, but also emotionally, and this is directly linked to how you look and feel about yourself. At OptimalSelf MD, Dr. Shawn understands that plastic surgery is a deeply personal choice. The personal connections that he makes with you in understanding your cosmetic goals help you feel comfortable and confident in your choices. The consultation process is critically important to individualize the discussion between you and Dr. Shawn.  Dr. Shawn makes sure that each patient has adequate face-to-face time for this step in the process. This process includes having a discussion about goals, concerns and previous surgeries or treatments, as well as doing a medical examination, taking photographs, and doing 3-D imaging as appropriate. Expectations, after-surgery activities and timelines are also reviewed.  Dr. Shawn believes that patient education is one of the most important exchanges that occurs during the consultation!  It is because of his approach that he is able to have lasting, sincere, and genuine relationships with his patients. The consultation process is critically important to individualize the discussion between you and Dr. Shawn.

How Much Does Plastic Surgery Cost?

At OptimalSelf MD, we understand that you want to feel good about yourself, yet cost may be a primary consideration. We recommend that you schedule a consultation as a first step. Phone consultations are complimentary, and we charge a fee for an in-office consultation. As part of the consultation, we explain the price of your plastic surgery, and payment can be made by cash, check, and credit card. We also work with CareCredit® and Alphaeon® to offer our patients financing options.

Who is a Good Candidate for Plastic Surgery?

Everyone wants to feel good about how they look, and many work hard to stay in shape and take care of their bodies. Some factors, though, are beyond your control, and you may start to feel less confident or even embarrassed. This can cause a downward spiral that leads to many emotional issues or physical limitation.  Sometimes clothes don’t fit well, hormones affect our bodies, or aging changes our appearance.   At OptimalSelf MD, we are here to help you find ways to achieve your goals when you are faced with the limitations of aging and how well your body responds. Plastic surgery is an excellent way to give yourself a little extra support in your journey. Also, surgeries done in the past require revisions or corrections. You can see how we have helped our patients by visiting our plastic surgery before and after photos.

What Types of Plastic Surgery Should I Consider?

Can I Schedule a Consultation for Plastic Surgery?

You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Shawn, and we recommend this as the first step when considering plastic surgery. OptimalSelf MD charges a fee for in-office consultations.



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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

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

A smile is worth more than money can buy.  Dr Birchenough’s is the sunshine.

Patient of Dr. Shawn

I have been very pleased with all aspects of my surgery and Dr. Birchenough’s great staff.

Patient of Dr. Shawn