Dr. McGovern came to Savannah in 2002, after completing training in plastic surgery in Pennsylvania, and medical school in Virginia. She is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Her practice is devoted to a wide range of individualized solutions to patients ranging from new mothers needing breast enhancement or an abdominal nip to high-power executives looking to erase years of worry from their brows.
It's the type of work Dr. McGovern has wanted to do for as long as she can remember. "When I was about 2½, I split my chin and had to go to the emergency room for stitches," she recalls. "I thought it was amazing that you could put someone back together after they were injured."
Today, McGovern works with patients who come to her from across the city and as far as Texas to achieve their myriad aesthetic goals. The most common procedure in Savannah? Noninvasive facial rejuvenation techniques, she says, including Botox, permanent and temporary fillers. She serves patients on Hilton Head Island and St. Simons Island as well as the surrounding area.
"I enjoy these procedures immensely," Dr. McGovern says. "Not only do my patients receive near–instant, long-lasting and impressive changes – I never get tired of hearing them gush about all the compliments they're getting and how happy they are – but I also enjoy the long–term relationships that are formed as we work together to maintain a lasting look."
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- American Board of Plastic Surgery
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Areas of Expertise:
- Facial Rejuvenation (Non-surgical and Surgical)
- Nose Surgery
- Breast Enhancement (Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction)
- VASER Liposuction
- Abdominoplasty / Around the World - Bodylift
Favorite Part of Her Practice:
Making patients "look like they feel"
"More beautiful … more youthful … more you."
It's not only the motto of Coastal Empire Plastic Surgery, it describes the professional approach of partner Dr. Meghan K. McGovern to her medical practice and to each individual patient.
"Women come to me because they want to look like younger, more refreshed versions of themselves," Dr. McGovern says. "They don't want to look inflated or unnatural, with a face that's been over-plumped or pulled too tightly." It's this signature aesthetic approach that's made Dr. McGovern the go-to woman plastic surgeon among Savannah's most discerning, successful set.
Dr. Meghan K. McGovern's expertise extends to the following areas of plastic surgery:
The aging face has characteristic changes in four basic categories: volume, surface, structure and dynamic changes from the action of the facial muscles," says Dr. McGovern. Among tools she uses to reverse the signs of aging in these four areas are:
- prescription skincare like Obagi and NIA 24
- soft tissue fillers and augmentation like Restylane
- muscle relaxation treatments like Botox injections
- surgical interventions like brow and eyelid lifts, facelifts and neck procedures
"Some patients want to do as much as possible in as short a time as possible, while others only want one or two components addressed, maybe something that bothers them like wrinkles around the lips or a furrowed brow," Dr. McGovern says. "Once I show you what I can do for you, we work together to decide what makes sense from an aesthetic standpoint and from a lifestyle and budget standpoint as well."
As a mother herself, Dr. McGovern knows firsthand the toll childbirth can take on a woman's body. And as a plastic surgeon, she knows exactly how effective a few targeted surgical procedures can be.
"My signature 'Mommy Makeover' isn't one–size–fits–all, it's a customized combination that addresses each patient's individual aesthetic, lifestyle and budget needs," she says. Makeovers can include procedures like a tummy tuck, liposuction, body lifts and arm lifts—procedures designed to make moms look and feel like themselves again. "So many women take care of everyone but themselves," she says. "This is the ultimate confidence–restorer."
From correcting facial deformities caused by cancer to rebuilding breasts through implants, lifts or reductions, surgery allows Dr. McGovern the greatest latitude to resculpt, mold and contour the body. But her care doesn't end when the surgery is over. "My job is to stay with the patient through the healing process, a period of time that is individual to each patient," she says. "The body's ability to heal, remodel and regenerate is amazing so long as it's given the support it needs."