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New Injector Physician - Beth Browne, MD

Aug 19, 2015 — by Dr. Sutton Graham | Comments (0)
Tags: Beth Browne Botox Juvederm Anti Aging Aesthetic Medicine

Just a brief note because details will soon follow.  Doctor Beth Browne will join the Aesthetic Center. She will bring to our practice her experience as physician injector of facial enhancement products such as Botox and Juvederm.  She is well known and respected in our community, and we enthusiastically welcome her and her patients.  Call us for appointments & more information.

Laser Hair Removal by Sara Christie, RN

For unwanted hair, our practice uses the Sciton 1064 laser, providing a high degree of safety and effectiveness.  Laser targets the hair-forming root or follicle with intense energy, sufficient to damage the follicle, but not harm surrounding skin.  Only active growing hairs are damaged, so several treatments are done to target the dormant ones later in their life-cycle.  It is superior to intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments for many patients, although we have that option available if needed.  Our laser is operated only by medically licensed nurses or our physician.  Sara Christie is an experienced nurse, who has worked here at the Aesthetic Center for many years.  She is now performing laser treatments, including laser hair removal.  We hope everyone enjoys her talents and experience. 

Hit a Home Rum: We're Proud of this Testimonial

Jun 2, 2015 — by Dr. Sutton Graham | Comments (0)
Tags: Consultation Courteous Thorough Unhurried Thorough

Comments from a recent Consult Survey:  "Dr. Graham did not rush through the consultation -- He was thorough in his explanation about the procedure."  "(I) will recommend your practice whether I have surgery or not.  It is so pleasant not to be hurried / rushed through the consult.  Thank you to that.  Receiving courteous and thorough attention is a rarity these days --- Keep it up!"  "P.S. You have a gem of a co-worker in Angie Allen.  She couldn't have been more accommodating in researching into my requests.  Thank her for me."

Most Beauty, Least Expense; Eyelid Tuck / Blepharoplasty

Apr 30, 2015 — by Dr. Sutton Graham | Comments (0)
Tags: Economical Eyelid Surgery Blepharoplasty

To see the best enhancement, look around your eyes.  Both men & women notice some of the earliest signs of age around their eyes.  Expression lines appear between the eyebrows, squint lines are called crow's feet, bags appear below the eyes, and skin droops toward the lashes.  Botox and Blepharoplasty will probably seem like money well spent.

Belly Fat: When Can We Help, and When Is It Up To You?

Mar 3, 2015 — by Dr. Sutton Graham | Comments (0)
Tags: Visceral Fat Belly Fat Intra Abdominal Fat Tummy Tuck Liposuction

We frequently are asked to evaluate patients for possible improvement by liposuction & tummy tuck.  One important assessment is the location of tummy fat; is it under tummy skin (accessible) or inside the abdomen, around the organs (inaccessible).  We can help patients with the former.  If the latter is the main problem, then surgery or non-surgical procedures will not help you.  We cannot tell through photos, only through an in-person physical exam.  Come for a consultation if you need our advice. A recent article in Health magazine explains the differences in an easily understood manner.  See their link below http://www.health.com/health/article/0,,20899063,00.html

"Ideal Implant": Best of Both Worlds (Saline & Silicone Gel)?

Dec 3, 2014 — by Dr. Sutton Graham | Comments (0)
Tags: Breast Implant Baffled Saline New Idealimplant

FDA approval was recently announced for a new design in saline filled breast implants.  Ideal Implant Incorporated working with Valent Pharmaceuticals announced approval to market their new breast implant in the USA & Canada.  The implant is designed to incorporate the best of saline filled (safety, leak detection, easy replacement) and silicone gel filled implants (feel, ripple reduction).  Dr. Graham will offer these devices when the become available.

Breast Cancer: Knowledge of Risk Factors

Oct 1, 2014 — by Dr. Sutton Graham | Comments (0)
Tags: Breast Cancer Risk Factors

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  We will start it off giving you an excellent reference article about risk factors: some you can and some you cannot change.  See the link to American Cancer Society.

The "Graham Lift" & Brand Name Operations: Lifestyle lift®, Biltmore lift®, Brazilian lift®, etc.

We are occasionally asked how is the procedure you do different from one of these brand name procedures. Dr. Graham frequently is unable to tell you the answer.  The terms often aren't actually specific operations.  The brand names represent a new concept in marketing surgery.  They do not necessarily describe a actual operation done by a surgeon, but rather a concept, trademark, logo, etc. used to allow simple promotion of a company. 

Ladies, Remind Your Men

Sep 3, 2014 — by Dr. Sutton Graham | Comments (0)
Tags: Prostate Health Month

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is the month each year when the American Urological Association encourages everyone to remember adult men's health care.  As a provider of care to more women than men, we'll take the opportunity to encourage all our patients to remind their men to schedule an annual physician visit that includes prostate health screening.

What Is The Best Thing For My Face?

Aug 19, 2014 — by Dr. Sutton Graham | Comments (0)
Tags: Blepharoplasty Eyelid Tuck Facial Rejuvenation

When you feel you look old or tired, and when others comment on such an appearance, it is often reflected from our eyes.  When we’re tired it is not unusual for our upper lids to settle a little, but in our 40’s (or beyond) this is often due to changes in the elasticity of the skin and underlying layers. The procedure is relatively short, out-patient, with local or general anesthesia, little pain, and a brief recovery.  Excess skin and underlying bulk is carefully marked and measured, tiny incisions are made, and Dr. Graham removes redundant tissue.  The scar falls within the natural eyelid crease or normal wrinkle lines.  These scars heal with some of the finest scars anywhere on the body.  Many patients return to work in one week, but traces of the procedure take 2-3 weeks to fade.  You can resume golfing, gardening, and work-outs in 3 weeks.