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Elle.com and Elle Magazine Feature the Ideal Implant

Oct 16, 2015 — by Dr. Sutton Graham | Comments (0)
Tags: Natural Feeling Implant Saline Implant Ideal Implant

A brief online article notes the availability of this new structured saline implant, and quotes it's developer plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Hamas.    See the link here: http://www.elle.com/beauty/a31042/a-brief-history-of-breast-implants/

End Of Summer Skin Care, from TALK Magazine

Oct 2, 2015 — by Dr. Sutton Graham | Comments (0)
Tags: Skin Care Dermaplanning Exfoliation

Our staff was recently interviewed to help readers improve their after-summer skin.  Quotes from our own Lyn Smeak's interview for TALK magazine and GreenvilleOnline.com

“Exfoliation is basically removing the top dead cells on the surface of the skin,” Smeak says. “It can help with hydration, pigment irregularities, texture and clarity of the skin.”

Smeak says one of the best — and most simple — ways to exfoliate the skin is dermaplaning, known as the lunch-hour makeover because it’s done within an hour and there is no downtime.

“On its own, dermaplaning is very simple and makes the skin more receptive to products and hydration that otherwise wouldn’t be able to get past that dead skin cell layer,” she says. “It can be very effectively teamed with a moisture mask or clarify mask for acne or chemical peel for other things like aging skin.”


New Implant: More Like Silicone without the Gel

Sep 18, 2015 — by Dr. Sutton Graham | Comments (0)
Tags: Feels Like Silicone Gel Free Implants Ideal Implants

Call us if you want to know more.  We will be one of the initial users of the Ideal Implant Company's Structured Implant.  We have a sample for interested patients to see and feel--more like silicone without the gel.  The press release can be found following the attached link  http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-ideal-implant-is-now-available-introducing-the-fda-approved-breast-implant-inspired-by-women-300143589.html?tc=eml_cleartime

DeflateGate: Among Some Implant Patients

Sep 11, 2015 — by Dr. Sutton Graham | Comments (0)
Tags: Breast Implant Deflation Revision Gel Leakage

This has nothing to do with the New England Patriots scandal, but one recent patient humorously alluded to her own "DeflateGate."  The patient enjoyed many years with her prior implants, and received a new pair with excellent results.  Her re-do surgery was simpler than the original operation.  However, many patients experience changes in their bodies and breasts over the years since their first augmentation surgery.  They may chose to have smaller or larger new implants.  They may need a breast lift (mastopexy).  We provide the changes they need. 

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.