Charleston Plastic Surgeon
2801 Tricom St
Charleston, South Carolina 29406 US
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5 out of 5 stars Tumescent Liposuction

Circumferential Tumescent Liposuction of the Trunk Area (Upper and Lower Abdomen & Flanks) - North Charleston, SC

Greetings! I am 27 years old with a 4 year old son who absolutely ravished my body during pregnancy. I was a size 5 before I became pregnant with him and after the 70lb weight gain, I was a size 14 after I delivered him. I have lost all but about 18 pounds and I'm ok with that being that I am older and I have more curves but my stomach has been a thorn in my side for the past 4 years. I...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Tuberous Breast Correction & Augmentation, (6/28/12). My girls are finally here! - North Charleston, SC

I've always known that something was wrong with my breasts. They always looked different than my peers and after I gave birth to my son, I never got that engorged look that I so desperately coveted. I even had to see a lactation nurse in order to learn techniques to make my milk come in to be able to nurse my baby. Fast forward 5 years later and it's finally time to do something about...

5 out of 5 stars Scar Removal

I Love my New Stomach (Scar Revision) - Summerville, SC

I had scar revision done by Dr. Terranova. I had a surgical nightmare from a medical situation I had. Due to a Dr's serious errors and disregard for my well being, what was suppose to be only one surgery turned into 14 surgery's and over three years of illness and near death. My stomach was a complete mess caused by the many surgery's and illness. I wanted it fixed, but I didn't have much hope...

5 out of 5 stars Panniculectomy

Panniculectomy with Liposuction of Anterior Abdomen, Back & Bra Line and Auxillary Breast Tails - North Charleston, SC

Ok so March of 2012, I had circumferential tumescent lipo done to my full abdominal trunk. Because of the stretch marks below my navel from my pregnancy six years ago, my doctor told me that I would have loose skin in that area after the fat was removed. Don't get me wrong, I love, love, love the results of my lipo and I went on to get breast augmentation in June of 2012 (you can check for...

Dr. Terranova and Staff Were Outstanding - North Charleston, SC

I went to a few consultations before I made my decision, he was the best by far. He was recommended to me by a friend, I needed to see for myself. I loved everything about him and his staff! Dr. Terranova is a very knowledgeable and has great bed side manors. He speaks to you in terms you can understand. I have recommended a friend to him who will be having surgery 8/1/13 and I’m thinking...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

34 Year Old Mommy of 3, 2 C Sections, Much Needed Tummy Tuck! North Charleston, SC

After having my 3. children my stomach was just gross, it actually hung off my body. My kids called it "the flap" lol! Since we were done having babys my husband and I both decided to have a full tummy tuck. We met with several plastic surgons, when we met with Dr. Terranova we knew he was the riggt one to do the procedure. He was so very Thorough and made us feel very comfortable and...

5 out of 5 stars Male Breast Reduction

41 Years Old - North Charleston, SC

Since High School I have struggled with Gynecomastia but never knew what to do about it. I would hit the gym really hard lose weight but still nothing. Dr William Terranova was very helpful with me making the right decision. As I go in next week for another evaluation I will keep everyone posted.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

26 Yo Tummy Tuck, Muscle Repair, Lipo of Flanks - Charleston, SC

I'buonly 13 days post op right now, but in love with my new belly already! I'm still swelling considerably, but can't wait to r see the end result. Dr. Terranova has been so nice and professional and he knows his stuff. :) After seeing some belly buttons on real self I was little worried about that part but he had a great technique and it looks perfect as of now. My incision line is soo fine...

5 out of 5 stars Panniculectomy

29 Year Old Mom Taking Care of ME - North Charleston, SC

I hope by the end of all this I will be able to lose my spare tire look and feel more comfortable in my own body. I'm currently 5'8 and weigh just about 200lbs. My surgery is July 10 and just had my pre op appointment yesterday. I'm having a panni and circumferential liposuction. I had originally gone in wanting a tummy tuck but I am very comfortable in following the dr's suggestion! I'm...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Terranova has hospital affiliations at Trident Medical Center, MUSC Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Harvard University
    Medical: MD, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Stanford University
    Plastic Surgery, University of Virginia

Treatments offered at The Center for Plastic Surgery

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Narrow to broad shoulders?

There is nothing that you can do --short of working out like crazy--that will give you what you want. Any of the proposed surgical solutions will... READ MORE

Yesterday I underwent surgery to fix my double bubble on my right. Does this look normal for this type of fix? (Photo)

I am a little confused. It appears from your pictures that your recent surgery was on the left side and your concern is that the left side lower pole... READ MORE

Did I have a full tummy tuck and is upper abdominal bulge from technique, swelling, or from binder? (photo)

I second what Dr. Gottlieb has said. Very, very nice result. Give your plastic surgeon a big hug! READ MORE

How long before I should be allowed to sleep on my side/stomach?

I tell my patients that they can start sleeping on their side or stomach when it is not painful.  That is usually 2-4 weeks for most patients (for ... READ MORE

3 weeks post-op breast augmentation and breast have started leaking milk. Not pregnant.

Don't freak out.  This is not at all unusual.  This should not cause complications and in a fairly short time, it will stop.  READ MORE

Unhappy with bilateral breast lift and bilateral implant exchange, and after revision. (Photo)

I can see why you are unhappy.  Without access to the operative note and without being able to examine the breasts, I cannot give you a good answer a... READ MORE

2 months post op and wondering if they're completely settled? (photo)

While I cannot be totally sure, I think you are probably pretty close to where you are going to be in terms of size and shape.  And the result looks ... READ MORE

Is there anything you can do prior to a tummy tuck surgery to avoid the chance of infection?

I have a minor disagreement with Dr. McMahan.  Studies have shown that surgeries performed in office OR suites that are accredited by national a... READ MORE

Healing normal? 9 days post-op. Implant replacement. (photos)

Only an examination can answer your question about possible bleeding.  But given your symptoms and the obvious asymmetry, you should see your PS as ... READ MORE

E-cigarette smoking and breast lift please help!

This is not what you want to hear, but you would be best off with NO nicotine.  The nicotine will certainly increase your risks of healing d... READ MORE

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