Dr. Sutton Graham's Blog

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Happy First Anniversary: Beth Browne, MD and assistant Caron!

Aug 24, 2016 — by Dr. Sutton Graham | Comments (0)
Tags: Beth Browne Physician Injector Aesthetic Medicine

Happy anniversary Dr. Browne!  One year ago today, Dr. Beth Browne joined our practice.  We want to recognize and celebrate this.  For those of you that haven't met her, she is a skilled and talented physician who limits her practice to the field of aesthetic or cosmetic medicine.  She does not perform cosmetic surgical procedures, which Dr. Graham does.  Her 10+ years have beeen dedicated to using injectable products to enhance women and men's appearance.

Her most common procedure is Botox treatment of active facial muscles, softening wrinkles, frown lines, and creases.  She also does many filler and volume injections, using Juvederm and Voluma.  She is one of the areas most experienced physicians performing these procedures. 

What Procedure Is Most Valuable? Here is our opinion and why - eyelid tuck.

Aug 22, 2016 — by Dr. Sutton Graham | Comments (0)
Tags: Best Plastic Surgery Eyelid Blepharoplasty Tired Or Baggy Eyes

What is the best cosmetic surgery procedure?  That is a difficult question, and the best answer for any one person really depends on their own anatomy and which features they like and don't like.  There in actually no one best procedure for everyone, but blepharoplasty (eyelid tuck) is one procedure that is often beneficial for men and women, over a wide range of ages, among different nationalities and skin types.

Beginning in the thirties, the eyelid are of the face begins to show changes.  Some are due to gravity.  Some are due to changes in elasticity and tone of fat and muscles.  Some changes are due to ultraviolet damage (sun exposure and tanning).  Eventually even the bony skeleton changes.  By our fifties most of us notice significant change in the appearance of our eye area.

Male Breast Reduction; Third Most Common Procedure

Aug 19, 2016 — by Dr. Sutton Graham | Comments (0)
Tags: Gynecomastia Man Boobs Body Contouring Chest

Men: Look Good With Your Shirt Off.  We were surprised to hear a recent patient say they didn't realize a plastic surgeon in our area treats men with overly prominent breasts.  We've been doing that for 15+ years.  Recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows "breast reduction in men (gynecomastia)" is the third most common male cosmetic surgery procedure.  http://www.plasticsurgery.org/Documents/news-resources/statistics/2015-statistics/cosmetic-procedures-men-2015.pdf

Our most common male procedures also include eyelid tuck (blepharoplasty), facelift, liposuction, tummy tuck.  And many men see us for Botox, skin care, laser and hair removal (in pure numbers of procedures, non-surgical treatments are more common).


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 Run: 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."