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About Coastal Empire Plastic Surgery

Drs. Joel Shanklin, Meghan McGovern, and Michael Huntly are some of the most renowned reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgeons in the Savannah, GA, region.

Rhinoplasty: Playing the Leading Role

By | 2018-02-13T14:31:51+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Rhinoplasty|

There is no one feature that makes all the difference in the harmony and appeal that a person’s face communicates. Rather, the balance and interaction of every feature has an important role to play. Nevertheless – there’s no getting around it – the nose occupies center stage. If a person is not happy with his [...]

Liposuction: Closing the Gap Toward Our Goals

By | 2018-02-04T16:43:36+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Liposuction|

Liposuction is consistently at or near the top of the most-performed cosmetic surgery techniques in the United States. Its effectiveness in areas such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and upper arms has been demonstrated over decades, and its popularity surely has something to do with its ability to help people realize goals that remained out [...]

Breast Reconstruction: The Options Are Reassuring

By | 2018-01-19T15:46:13+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Breast Reconstruction|

Most women elect to restore the profile and contour of their upper body after breast cancer surgery, whether all or just part of the breast is removed. And the options from which women can choose have never been more abundant. In fact, a growing niche of women elect to have no reconstruction at all. It [...]

Brow Lift: The One That’s Right for You

By | 2018-01-18T14:28:19+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Brow Lift|

The face can’t be viewed part by part, and so a brow lift is for many people one element in an overall approach that might also include tightening the skin of the upper eyelid and helping the contour of the cheeks with other elements of a facelift. Actually, lowering the hairline can produce a more [...]

Arm Lift: Some Help to Reach What You Can’t Reach

By | 2018-01-18T14:28:06+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Arm Lifts, Uncategorized|

It’s so close to us, but it’s still beyond our reach in so many ways. The flesh of the upper arms is one of those places that can defy the benefits of diet and exercise. For many people, it doesn’t seem to matter how many triceps exercises we do, or how nearly we reach our [...]

Breast Reduction: The Big Picture

By | 2018-01-18T14:27:50+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Breast Reduction|

For many women, breast size is a burden. Often after years of accepting sore shoulders and back, awkward moments physically and socially, and an underlying feeling of uneasiness, more and more women seek relief by surgically reducing or refining the size of their breasts. Like all plastic surgery, the exact procedures for achieving their goals [...]

Ultherapy: A Different Kind of Option

By | 2017-12-28T17:58:34+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Ultherapy|

Using gentle ultrasound waves to warm the tissues under the skin, Ultherapy works with the body’s natural response to produce new collagen and tighten the surface of the eyebrows, cheeks, chin, neck, and upper chest. The smooth, massaging ultra-sound applicator sends impulses that bypass the surface of the skin, and so the underlying tissue can [...]

Injectables: An Evolving Field of Possibilities

By | 2017-12-15T13:45:31+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Injectables|

A key advantage that comes from the millions of procedures and applications of injectables for rejuvenating the face is that the amount of experience behind these products is impressive. That’s reassuring, and it also has resulted in more research and new developments. So, the options available today are greater than ever. But with so many [...]

Eyelid Lift: A Practical, Personal Choice

By | 2017-12-13T18:06:07+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Eyelid Lift|

They say that 80% of our person-to-person communication is non-verbal. If that’s so it’s worth wondering how much of it depends on the eyes. Seeing the person who’s talking with you is a big part of connecting, of course. But what about the role your own eyes play as you communicate? Returning to the eager, [...]

Brazilian Butt Lifts: Is It Still the Year of the Rear?

By | 2017-12-12T15:42:59+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Butt Lifts|

Just a couple of years ago, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons said it was “the year of the rear,” because the number of buttock lifts performed had soared. The procedure had become so popular that it seemed to need a nickname, so “butt lift” is the term we hear now, even in polite company. [...]