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For Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Tips to Lower Your Risk

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, Dr. Sugene Kim and her staff at SGK Plastic Surgery wish to honor this annual campaign with some breast health tips that are proven to reduce a woman’s risk of breast cancer. Tip #1: Keep a Healthy Weight Since fat produces estrogen in the body, overweight women are… click to continue reading

Liposuction Questions? We Have Answers!

Is there a “pinchable” place (or two) on your body that you wish wasn’t there? If you keep up with healthy diet and exercise habits most of the time, but still have fat bulges on your stomach, thighs, hips and other areas, then you may be the perfect candidate for liposuction. Liposuction is an effective… click to continue reading

How to Keep Your Breasts Looking Young

What woman doesn’t want to preserve — or return to — the firm, buoyant breasts of her youth? Gravity may be inevitable, but there are a few ways to slow the sagging effect that time has on our breasts. In this post, Dr. Sugene Kim shares lifestyle habits that contribute to keeping your breasts as… click to continue reading

Five Things to Do Before Your Plastic Surgery Procedure

A successful surgery — all the way from pre-op to recovery — rests partly on a patient’s careful pre-op preparation. Following these five steps before having plastic surgery can decrease surgery risks and complications, make recovery as comfortable as possible, accelerate the healing process and ensure the best aesthetic results. Get Your Questions Answered Would… click to continue reading

Am I a Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?

Overly large breasts can cause a number of undesirable health conditions, including physical pain and emotional discomfort. It’s common for women with overly developed breasts to feel back and neck pains because of the size of their breasts. Other women may feel self-conscious about the size of their breasts. If this sounds familiar, it may… click to continue reading

How Young Is Too Young for Botox?

Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the country. Last year, more than 6.5 million people had Botox injections, according to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Curious candidates often have many questions about its proper use. In this post, Dr. Sugene Kim of SGK Plastic Surgery clears up the common question… click to continue reading

Not a Fan of the Dad Bod? Dr. Kim Can Help

Ever since a Clemson University student coined the term “dad bod” to describe a man’s soft, doughy physique, the Internet has passionately debated its attractiveness. Some women (including the Clemson student) claim that they actually prefer the paunchy, rumpled dad bod to a more sculpted appearance because it feels more natural and human. Others argue… click to continue reading

How Young Is Too Young for Breast Implants?

Reality TV star Kylie Jenner has been the target of recent rumors that she underwent breast augmentation surgery. Thousands of news outlets have reported that she had breast implants placed (in addition to having other treatments, such as lip augmentation). Hundreds of thousands of women, including celebrities, have breast implants placed every year — so… click to continue reading