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5 Reasons Losing Weight is Difficult Jun 29th, 2022

Is losing weight a constant battle for you, and one that you often lose? After your mid-30s, you may find it’s even harder to lose weight. As you age, your body doesn’t cooperate as well in shedding the extra pounds — but there are ways to help you do it. ...

How to Prepare for Body Contouring May 1st, 2022

Summer is coming and you want your body to have smooth contours — not bulges that show protruding, excess fat. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jack Hensel Jr. with Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, provides an array of non-surgical and surgical body contouring procedures that smooth away...

When to Consider a Body Wrap Apr 1st, 2022

Winter weather dries out your skin; the air has less humidity in it. Are you tired of looking at skin imperfections like wrinkles, cellulite, or stretch marks? Now’s the time to combat premature signs of aging — before the swimsuit season.  If you’ve never had a body wrap, now’s the...

Is Labiaplasty Safe? Mar 1st, 2022

Modern plastic surgery offers relief from body differences that embarrass or upset you. Some women develop enlarged labia around the vagina. The labia is the protective skin in that area. The thick folds of skin on the outside are the labia majora; the inside folds are the labia minora. Enlarged...

What Causes Cellulite? Feb 1st, 2022

You’ve noticed increasing amounts of cellulite. You thought that it only occurred in older people. But cellulite can appear as early as your 20s. Those bumps and depressions in your skin make you appear much older than your age. Cellulite can appear in many places on your body — your...

Eyelid Lift Surgery: What to Expect Jan 1st, 2022

Aging causes changes to your skin — including your eyelids. Do your upper eyelids now have a heavy fold of skin just above your eyelashes? The skin folds there change your appearance so that you may look sleepy all the time. Your upper eyelids may droop so much that they...

How to Thicken Your Eyelashes Dec 1st, 2021

Do your eyes look washed-out in selfies and other photos? Having long, thick eyelashes can make a difference in your facial appearance.  If your eyelashes seem shorter and thinner in recent years, it’s likely because they are shorter and thinner. Unfortunately, that’s part of the natural aging process. The good...

Am I a Good Candidate for Nonsurgical Body Sculpting? Nov 1st, 2021

American culture has become highly visual since social media took off a couple of decades ago. Living in the age of the selfie, you see your good points and your flaws as you engage in social media. Whether you’re a millennial or a baby boomer, you want to look your...

I Don't Like My Post-Baby Body: Can You Help? Oct 4th, 2021

You love being a mom, but you don’t love the new body that has replaced your pre-baby body. Your breasts sag and have lost their sexual allure. That’s not the only place you have sagging, droopy skin. Your abdomen looks like it has two levels where the skin folds into...

Understanding the Different Types of IV Therapy Sep 16th, 2021

IV therapy has been used for medical purposes for years in hospitals, but not until the last few decades has it been utilized as an adjunct to wellness habits. Modern life is not without stress, especially during the last year. Stress lowers your ability to fight off viruses and bacteria....

Why the hCG Diet Might Be Your Answer for Weight Loss Aug 15th, 2021

Have all of your dieting efforts to date gone down the drain? If you’re in a cycle of diet failure, it’s time to consider a diet that’s bred some controversy: the hCG diet. Before you skip to another page, know that the hCG diet as originally conceived, with very minimal...

Plastic Surgery Options for Men Jul 26th, 2021

Cosmetic surgery and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are more and more popular with men. Over 1 million men had a cosmetic procedure in 2018, almost a 30 percent increase since 2000.  Research shows men often choose cosmetic procedures to help boost their self-confidence and advance in their careers. In a...

Why Hydration Therapy Is So Important During the Summer Jun 23rd, 2021

Have you ever been so thirsty that you just craved water? That’s one of the milder symptoms of dehydration. You’re more prone to dehydration in the summer because you’re more likely engaging in outdoor physical activities and sports in the heat. You’re losing water at a fast rate as your...

Our Non-Invasive Body Contouring Procedures May 10th, 2021

You know summer is coming soon, and you’ve been working hard to slim down and get those extra pounds off. Are you still dissatisfied with the results you’ve been able to achieve by exercising and eating right? Everyone carries fat differently. If you have love handles, excess belly fat, or...

How to Choose the Right Sunscreen This Summer Apr 1st, 2021

The pandemic affected everyone across the globe. As the economy opens up, you can’t wait to be outside this spring and summer. You love sunshine, but be sure to take daily precautions against overexposure to those rays.  Sunlight helps your body make Vitamin D, which is essential to your bones,...

Which Tattoos Are Easiest to Remove? Mar 4th, 2021

The tattoo you got years ago doesn’t represent who you are now. Perhaps you had the name of your first love inked on your arm, and she’s long gone. Your new partner doesn’t really appreciate being reminded of your old love, and neither do you.  Board-certified Dr. Jack Hensel Jr....

How Pregnancy Changes Your Body and How We Help You Get Your Pre-Pregnancy Body Back Feb 3rd, 2021

You’ve tried to get back in shape after having your baby, but it’s been months, and you see lumps and sagging in more than one place. You’re too young to have drooping breasts and a drooping belly that make you look years older than you are.  Dr. Jack Hensel Jr.,...

Make Your Resolutions a Reality With Our Weight-Loss Program Jan 1st, 2021

Has keeping New Year’s resolutions been a fantasy for you in previous years? You’ve tried counting calories, cutting carbs,and many other approaches. It’s time to try something new. Even though diets haven’t worked, you don’t want weight-loss surgery. Jack Hensel Jr., board-certified plastic surgeon and weight-loss specialist at Lowcountry Plastic...

Noncosmetic Reasons to Have Breast Surgery Dec 7th, 2020

Many women decide to have breast surgery for cosmetic reasons, but you may need breast surgery for an entirely different reason. Non-cosmetic breast surgery isn’t solely about improving the appearance of your breasts. Reconstructive breast surgery is a type of non-cosmetic breast surgery aimed at repairing an abnormality such as...

Navigating the Holiday Season When You're Trying to Lose Weight Nov 3rd, 2020

It’s that time of year again. Temptations are everywhere during the holiday season when you’re trying to lose weight: TV ads, window displays full of sweets, magazines with calorie-laden dessert recipes.  You need a plan of action to get you through the holiday season when you’re trying to lose weight...

Causes of Enlarged Labia Oct 8th, 2020

Because more women are shaving their pubic hair these days, the folds of skin surrounding the vagina are more noticeable. This area, called the vulva, has two folds of skin. The labia majora are the larger, outer folds of skin that you normally see when you’re taking a shower, and...

7 Benefits of IV Therapy Sep 21st, 2020

Are you constantly tired and under stress? Your body may be robbed of needed vitamins and minerals. Dr. Jack Hensel Jr., board-certified plastic surgeon with Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, provides IV vitamin therapy that can boost your energy level and help you feel renewed. Here...

Am I a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover? Aug 20th, 2020

You love your children unconditionally but may miss your pre-childbearing body. Your breasts may sag after nursing; they just aren’t the perky breasts you had previously. Having children has stretched your abdomen. It has creases of flab and even wrinkles. You’d like to wear a sexy swimsuit, but the abdominal...

Plastic Surgery and COVID-19: What You Should Know Jul 21st, 2020

Have you been looking forward to a plastic surgery consultation? Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, is open for business. Dr. Jack Hensel Jr., board-certified plastic surgeon currently serving on the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, operates the practice.  We’ve instituted new protocols and procedures for...

Raise Drooping Eyebrows with a Laser Eye Lift Jun 18th, 2020

We’re in the age of the selfie. Those up-close photos often reveal every sign of aging. If you’ve noticed that your eyebrows seem to be drooping, getting closer to your eyes, it’s probably not an optical illusion, but the reality of time marching on, leaving its imprint on your face. ...

Get Summer-Ready with Personalized Weight Coaching May 27th, 2020

Have you tried on your swimsuit yet? If you see unwanted bulges and are motivated to lose weight, Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center, located in Charleston and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, provides a comprehensive weight-loss program. Our team, headed by board-certified physician Jack Hensel Jr., MD, with weight-loss consultant Destiny Bendell,...

Men Get Botox, Too Apr 16th, 2020

Having Botox® injections or other similar aesthetic treatments is no longer considered something to hide. Botox is rapidly becoming part of the arsenal of anti-aging treatments Americans are using to keep themselves looking youthful. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that Botox remains the No. 1 non-surgical cosmetic treatment...

5 Habits to Maintain Your Vaginal Health Mar 6th, 2020

As a woman, keeping your vagina in good health is important to you. After all, it’s the passage through which children come into the world — an amazing miracle. At Lowcountry Plastic Surgery in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Dr. Jack Hensel Jr. and the team can help you maintain vaginal...

The Clear Benefits of Chemical Peels Feb 1st, 2020

If the skin on your face, neck, or hands looks dull, dry, rough, and wrinkled, you may be looking for a skin transformation, but not one that includes painful surgery. A chemical peel can enhance your skin’s appearance and minimize many types of skin imperfections. It’s scientifically proven to rejuvenate...

Achieve Longer, More Luscious Lashes with Latisse Jan 6th, 2020

Have you ever wanted to have longer, darker eyelashes like the actresses in Hollywood films, the kind that would sweep beautifully over your cheekbones to add drama and glamour to your look? The truth is, many women in films wear false eyelashes, which can be a pain to put on...

Why More and More Men Are Opting for Botox Dec 1st, 2019

Whether or not you like the term “Brotox,” it represents a new trend. More men are opting for Botox® injections than ever before.  Dr. Jack Hensel Jr. at Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center treats many men, offering injectables among other services. If you’re curious about the safety or effectiveness of cosmetic...

Regain Your Pre-Baby Confidence With a Mommy Makeover Nov 1st, 2019

Bringing a baby into the world can be a joyous, life-changing experience. But pregnancy, giving birth, and breastfeeding can take a serious toll on your body. Having a baby often permanently changes a woman’s body, and it can significantly impact both body image and confidence. You may have heard of...

How IV Therapy Improves Your Overall Health Oct 1st, 2019

Did your last cold deplete all of your energy stores? Surprisingly, IV therapy can help hydrate and energize you after a cold, but that’s just one of its benefits. The popularity of IV therapy blossomed as celebrities publicly shared their success with the treatment as a way to detox and...

Want to Shed Those Last Few Pounds? Consider the Many Benefits of CoolSculpting® Sep 1st, 2019

You’ve been going to the gym and eating right, but you still haven’t achieved your desired results. If you’re fighting the traditional belly bulge or struggling with love handles, then you’re like most people who struggle with stubborn body fat. Achieving your ideal body shape is possible despite factors like...

Body Contouring is the Secret Behind Successful Weight Loss Jul 31st, 2019

You hit the gym daily and eat veggies at every meal… so why do you still have a belly bulge or extra fat on your thighs?  The truth is, sometimes we just can’t beat our genes. Not with the usual measures, like diet and exercise, anyway. If you’ve been struggling...

Make your Eyebrows Pop with Microblading at our Charleston Plastic Surgery Office Jul 9th, 2019

Are you unhappy with how your eyebrows look? Are you tired of having to fuss with them all the time? At Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, we know that many women are tired of all the grooming they have to do to perfect their eyebrows. We...

Botox Versus Fillers: Which One is Right For You? Jun 1st, 2019

If you’re looking for a way to reduce those fine lines and wrinkles on your face, but you don’t want plastic surgery, consider Botox® or dermal fillers. Both treatments offer natural-looking results with minimal down time. Charleston-area residents trust Dr. Jack Hensel Jr. and our experienced team at Lowcountry Plastic...

How Our Customized Weight Loss Program Can Get You Ready for Swimsuit Season May 1st, 2019

Here at Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center, our team of wellness experts, headed by Dr. Jack Hensel Jr., is ready to help you trim, tone, and beautify your skin. How our customized weight loss program can help you Our customized approach to weight loss goes beyond shedding a few pounds. As...

Experiencing Vaginal Discomfort? It Might Be Time to See a Vaginal Rejuvenation Specialist Apr 2nd, 2019

Childbirth, aging, or genetics may have caused you to develop enlarged labia minora (the lips around your vagina) that hang below the level of your hair-bearing labia majora. While some women live comfortably and confidently with enlarged labia, also known as labial hypertrophy, others don’t. In 2018, more than 10,000...

How Body Contouring Can Help Get You the Body You Want Mar 1st, 2019

Life is full of hurdles that prevent us from achieving our ideal body shape — from childbirth to genetics. Luckily, there are more options than ever that successfully recontour your trouble spots, giving you a body you’ll be proud to show off. Here at Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center, under the...

Combining Procedures for the Best Mommy Makeover For Your Body Feb 1st, 2019

When you hear the words “mommy makeover,” it’s easy to imagine a single miraculous procedure that can restore your youthful, pre-baby body. But this cosmetic treatment actually refers to a combination of aesthetic or surgical cosmetic techniques that address the individual changes pregnancy can cause. Whether you’re looking for solutions...

The Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures Chosen by Men Jan 18th, 2019

In 2017, the most recent year for which data has been collected by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 200,000 men opted for cosmetic surgical procedures and another one million chose less-invasive options like tattoo removal or microdermabrasion. Everyone deserves to feel confident in their own skin, and getting a minimally...

3 Reasons Body Contouring Is So Popular Among Men and Women Alike Dec 17th, 2018

There’s a brand new year just around the corner, and that means it’s time for fresh starts and new beginnings — a time for setting goals. If you’re the type of person to make resolutions, then losing weight and getting more fit is probably somewhere near the top of your...

Microblading Can Give You the Eyebrows You've Always Wanted Nov 30th, 2018

There’s a saying that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Whether or not you believe that, one thing’s for sure: Your eyes are usually the first thing people notice about you — not just when they first meet you, but day after day when they see you at...

Getting Your Body Back After Pregnancy With a Mommy Makeover Oct 31st, 2018

A new baby is a wonder to behold, but getting back into the shape you had before pregnancy isn’t always possible without a little help. The Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center has the solution for moms of all shapes and sizes. The Mommy Makeover is a collection of surgical procedures that work together...

Choosing the Best Body Contouring Procedure For Your Body Sep 13th, 2018

No matter how hard you work through diet and exercise to get and keep the body you want, Mother Nature seems to have her own ideas. Stores of fat appear to have minds of their own when it comes to body contouring, resisting all your efforts to reshape.The good news...

How To Minimize Wrinkles in 60 Minutes Aug 28th, 2018

Wrinkles that start as fun laugh lines can grow to become a permanent reminder that you’re aging -- and something you notice every time you look in the mirror. While it’s all part of the natural process of getting older, you don’t have to put up with wrinkles and an...

What Are the Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men? Jul 11th, 2018

The gig economy, social media pics, and dating apps are some of the forces behind why men have become more concerned about their appearance. This new interest has helped them realize something that women have known all along: When it comes to battling age and other body and facial issues,...

Turn Back the Clock With These Nonsurgical Aesthetic Treatments Jun 20th, 2018

Getting older has its benefits, to be sure — with age comes experience, wisdom, and confidence, all of which are invaluable when it comes to navigating life’s trials and obstacles. But unfortunately, just when you’re starting to feel truly comfortable in your own skin, your skin begins to lose its...

Body Contouring 101: Everything You Need to Know May 17th, 2018

If you’re not seeing results from exercise and diet, you may want to consider body contouring. Several techniques are available, each suited to different purposes. Whether you’re interested in tightening your waistline or you’ve finally had it with those love handles, we offer a body contouring service that’s right for...

Why Botox Remains the Most Popular Aesthetic Medical Procedure Apr 20th, 2018

In 2016, about 7 million people got Botox® injections, according to a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, making it the leading cosmetic procedure that year. At Low Country Plastic Surgery, we’ve found that there are several reasons that Botox injections remain a popular option for people who...

Start SculpSure® Now and Have the Body You Want This Summer Mar 29th, 2018

Spring is in the air, which means summer is right around the corner. Are you ready for swimsuits and shorts? Are you struggling to lose your belly bulge or trim down your thighs? Even with an almost perfect diet and a strong commitment to your workout, some areas of fat...

What is Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery? Mar 19th, 2018

There are multiple reasons why you might consider vaginal rejuvenation. Perhaps the skin or muscles of your genitals have lost some of their strength and elasticity after childbirth. Maybe you’re self-conscious about your physical appearance, or have discomfort or chafing in your vaginal area. No matter what your reason, there...

What’s the Secret to Successful Weight Loss? Feb 14th, 2018

You want the magic secret to losing weight? Commercial diets claim to have it, and so do fitness trainers and magazines. That’s why Americans spend upwards of $60 billion annually in their quest for a thinner frame. Oftentimes, these promised magic solutions fail -- leaving you tired, hungry, and no...

How a Mommy Makeover Can Change Your Life Jan 9th, 2018

How a Mommy Makeover Can Change Your LifeYou love your kids, but you’re not sure you love what they did to your body. Pregnancy and breastfeeding leave you with loose skin, stretch marks, and sagging breasts. These are issues that not even a healthy diet and regular exercise can fix.Enter...