Greenville plastic surgeon Sutton Graham uses the Vectra® 3D imaging system to give breast augmentation patients previews of their results.
Overrated Operations: 1) Vampire Facelift, 2) Laser Liposuction, 3) Stem Cell Facelift, 4) Sculptra or Artefill for Lips, 5) Silicone Cheek Implants, 6) Ulthera, 7) Fat Injections for the Breast, 8) Short-scar Brachioplasty, 9) Buttock Implants, 10) Zerona Fat-Melting Laser, 11) Foot Lifts. This well written article appeared in the January 2013 edition of Allure magazine. The writer Joan Kron said, "Take it from us, the most dangerous word in plastic surgery may be "new"... Have a hard look at the choices." http://www.allure.com/beauty-trends/2013/overrated-cosmetic-surgery-procedures#intro
Men's Health magazine did a study. The publication took several factors into account, including rates for cosmetic procedures, hair salon visits and spending on anti-aging goods and services. They tallied sales of at-home hair dyes, teeth whiteners and shapewear, as well as cosmetic dentists, plastic surgeons & tanning salons.
America's vainest city is TAMPA, FLORIDA. Other locales that ranked in the top ten include Las Vegas; Atlanta, Georgia; Miami, Florida and San Francisco, California. Three Texas cities - Plano, Dallas and Houston - also were included, as were two northeastern cities that may come as a surprise to some - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Providence, Rhode Island.
The least vain were MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE; Toledo, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Burlington, Vermont; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Kansas City, Missouri; Fargo, North Dakota; Sioux Falls, North Dakota; Lincoln, Nebraska and Des Moines, Iowa.
There are some new breast implants to talk about. Mentor Corporation and Allergan Medical produce the familiar, FDA approved saline and silicone-gel filled breast implants. These companies have been a stable feature of the US breast implant market for decades. Sientra Corporation's gel implant and Ideal Implant company's Ideal saline implant are both new.
Our main role is providing high quality services to help patients enhance their appearance, however operating our practice in ways to help the environment makes sense. Business recycling is another small way we help make things better. Again this year we received recognition from the State of South Carolina, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling, SC Smart Business Recycling Program (quite a name, isn't it?). If your business is not recycling, encourage them to help too. Our resource is Ever-Green Recycling at 864-230-9800.
Our patients want body contouring procedures all year long, but more so in the Spring and Summer seasons. Throughout many years my staff has noticed an increased interest in breast augmentation and liposuction in the late winter and early Spring. We assume their thoughts have turned to preparing for swimsuits, sun dresses, etc. Anticipating days at the beach, taking kids to the pool, and weekends at the lake!
The arrival this week of Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition reminded us that this season is coming. Web address: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012_swimsuit
We're ready to take care of you when you decide. When the idea comes to you, schedule a consultation. Call us at 864-676-1707.
We you've visited over the past several months, you may have noticed the redecoration of our lobby. The project has been undertaken to provide more comfortable seating in the lobby. Fowler Interiors assisted us, and we thank them for their good work. Individual pieces have been arriving gradually, but everything is complete!
We hope your visits will be handled efficiently, and you won't have long to wait in our lobby. But we want each of you to be comfortable while you're with us. Plus, some of our surgery patients' family chose to wait during their spouse's procedures. They are with us for a while.
If you have any other suggestions to make your visit more comfortable, please speak with Dr. Graham or one of the staff, or comment here. Enjoy!
I recently noticed this editorial from last September in USA Today newspaper on the subject of non-plastic surgeons performing cosmetic surgery on patients. The editorial was published following an article about an unfortunate woman who selected a non-plastic surgeon to perform liposuction surgery on her. Apparently the surgery was performed in a so-called med-spa.
Plastic surgeons in South Carolina and nationally have been working to inform the general public and lawmakers about the dangers of our system in which all licensed physicians can legally perform all procedures. This means patients must carefully select the doctor that claims qualifications to do their surgery.
It can be hard since well-done advertisements often substitute for referrals from respected doctors and satisfied patients.
The American College of Surgeons sums it up, "SURGERY BY SURGEONS."
Buttock Enhancement in a Women's Boutique
An iPhone App May Help Our Breast Augmentation Patients
Contact our Greenville practice to meet with cosmetic surgeon Sutton Graham, M.D.
When patients search for our cosmetic surgeon on the internet, they sometimes mistakenly search for Dr. Sutton Gram or Dr. Graham Sutton.
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