Greenville plastic surgeon Sutton Graham uses the Vectra® 3D imaging system to give breast augmentation patients previews of their results.
Greenville plastic surgeon Sutton Graham uses the Vectra® 3D imaging system to give breast augmentation patients previews of their results.
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 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.
How Do I Choose The Right Breast Implant Size?
The word is out. The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery just published it's annual statistics for cosmetic surgery.
TOP FIVE FOR WOMEN (90%)
1. Breast Augmentation
3. Eyelid Surgery
4. Tummy Tuck
5. Breast Reduction
TOP FIVE FOR MEN
3. Eyelid Surgery
4. Breast Reduction
5. Hair Transplantation
Our own experience with women is similar, although Facelift is also very common. For men in our practice the procedures differ from national trends. We do more facelifts and necklifts along with eyelid surgery. We do liposuction, male breast reduction (gynecomastia treatment), but not rhinoplasty or hair transplants (but we do plenty of laser hair removal).
In the non-surgical realm, wrinkle treatment with botulinum toxin (Botox or Dysport) remains the most common procedure.
TOP FIVE NON-SURGICAL TREATMENTS:
1. Botox (Dysport)
Breast Augmentation in one of the most commonly requested plastic surgery procedures, nationally and in our experience at the Aesthetic Center for Breast & Cosmetic Surgery. (We are also known for facial & body cosmetic surgery)
We are noticing an increased level of interest among our new and established patients. More phone calls. More e-mails. More questions in person. We are happy to answer the full variety of questions; from price to discomfort, from size to recovery.
Almost everybody has something planned this Spring. Something they're looking forward to. To looking their best in Spring & Summer attire. We find these patients enjoyable, positive & very happy with their breast enhancement results. Call or e-mail us if we can help.
Dr. Graham is one of the areas most experienced breast enhancement surgeons. He has a strong reputation for his interested & caring manner, his emphasis on safety
Dr. Graham recently attended one of his regular annual plastic surgical educational meetings. The meeting subject focus was, "Agility in Minimally Invasive Surgery."
This outstanding course features in-depth discussions of cosmetic surgical techniques by national and international experts and innovators. The most important aspect of this meeting is the numerous live surgical demonstrations performed by those speakers. There is no other meeting like this in the country, and it regularly attracts faclty & audience members from Central & South America, Europe and Asia.
This year's focus areas were breast augmentation and body coutour surgery, although endoscopic brow and facial procedures were also highlighted. Dr. Graham is already experienced in these areas, and the educational updates allow us to maintain our high level of quality of care. We offer the latest in proven surgical techniques and technology. And we avoid unproven hype and bluster.
Dr. Sutton Graham regularly updates the Aesthetic Center practice website and blog. The latest is addition of fresh breast augmentation photos.
The last patient is an avid runner and active mom, who wanted a trim figure and natural, proportional breast appearance.
http://www.expertplasticsurgeon.com/photogallery/breast-augmentation-4793/case-26-13537-20588 She was very complimentary of her result and the experience with our office, Dr. Graham and the staff.
More information about breast implants, augmentation recovery, breast lift options, and other breast surgery questions are available on our site www.ExpertPlasticSurgeon.com
If you would like to learn even more, call and talk to one of our helpful staff, and schedule your personal consultation session. Our phone number is 864-676-1707.
Dr. Graham has been trusted by thousands of patients throughout over 15 years; and is proud of their confidence. We are also a trusted source where the area's doctors, nurses and other experienced health care professionals send their patients and friends, when they consider cosmetic breast surgery. Satisfied patients and referral sources further build our excellent reputation.
We are excited to care for so many wonderful patients.
Those wanting more information about Dr. Graham and our practice, or details about breast procedures can follow the link to our website http://www.expertplasticsurgeon.com/html/augmentation.html
Our website includes an extensive photo gallery. http://www.expertplasticsurgeon.com/photogallery/breast-augmentation-4793/case-1-12615-16304/32021
Breast augmentation remains the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in our practice and across the nation. Dr. Sutton Graham is one of the area's most experienced breast and cosmetic surgeons. He concentrates on providing natural, beautiful results that compliment a woman's figure and lifestyle.
Our website gives more information on our philosophy about cosmetic surgery and the procedures we provide on a regular basis. There are details about breast augmentation - evaluation,
In our continuing series of presentations to our communities, we will be visiting Easley and Seneca, South Carolina in the next two weeks. Come & join us! Bring your friends!
We're serving refreshments and highlighting our quality cosmetic surgery (our team, our facility, our wonderful patients, their beautiful results)
The presentations start at 6:00pm.
--6:00 until 7:15 Facial Cosmetic Procedures
--7:15 until 7:30 Break & Refreshments
--7:30 until 8:30 Breast & Body Procedures
We have many before & after photographs. We'll discuss skin care, non-surgical treatments, minimally invasive and standard surgical procedures.
You'll learn a lot from Dr. Graham's presentation. And you'll have plenty of time for questions in both sessions. You can also ask us to contact you afterward with additional information.
Easley's session is Tuesday, October 27th at Dunburk's Reception and Conference Center in
In South Carolina, a very common patient request is breast lift. Women consult Dr. Graham about changes they have gone through. Their breasts have changed by their 30's to 40's, due to having children, nursing children, loosing weight, or simply time & gravity. They notice how good they look in supportive bras, but not without good support. They notice how sports bras and tight, fitted clothing flattens the breast. We often hear, "I'm only 30 and my breasts look like my grandmother's." (My apologies to beautiful grandmothe
Families cherish their children. Their birth brings us innumerable joys. Pregnancy also effects women's bodies in many ways. Sometimes there are minimal visible after-effects, however women with more pronounced changes consult Dr. Graham to improve their situation.
Breast size, shape and firmness can change. For some women, breasts become much larger and uncomfortable; breast reduction is in order. For others, breasts sag, become much smaller, and loose their firm texture. In these situations clothes don't fit well. It becomes harder to find dresses, summer tops, and bathing suits that flatter the figure. Breast lift (mastopexy) or breast augmentation (implants) can help these situations. The two may be combined, known as augmentation mastopexy. Some of our patients tell us they look b
We particularly welcome those of you who are researching breast augmentation (breast implant) surgery. We have a reputation among patients, medical professionals, and the public in our region for providing outstanding care, both personalized and technical. http://www.expertplasticsurgeon.com/html/augmentation.html
New consultation patients seeking information about breast augmentation often comment that they heard that we are known for helping women achieve natural appearing, proportional breast enhancement. Women are reassured when they express reservation about looking overdone, fake or unnatural after breast augmentation. Our surgeon and our experienced staff help patients make good decisions about implants.
We also apply this experience and knowledge to patients who are not satisfied with results of implant surgery done elsewhere and often many years ago. Surgical techniques have imp
Dr. Sutton Graham continues the best demonstrated techniques for breast enlargement (breast implant augmentation), and regularly updates his knowledge of proposed new techniques. Several recent media reports reference using fat grafts (fat transfer or liposelection) to enhance one's body contour (buttocks, breasts, cheeks, etc.). It is even showing up on Facebook. CBS News: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/10/22/health/webmd/main4539000.shtml?tag=contentMain;contentBody
Saline implant breast augmentation remains our most popular surgical procedure (Botox & Dysport are our most popular non-surgical procedures. See other posts.)
Saline implants are well known for their long-term safety. Their use was never restricted by the FDA. Subpectoral saline implants have an excellent record; low rates of capsular contracture, good compatibility with mammograms and attractive transition between the upper chest and the upper breast.
We have an approach to selection of implant size that pleases and informs. We assess your desires, your current cup size, changes with prior / future pregnancies, changes from weight gain or lo
Last night, Tuesday, we hosted an in-office patient education seminar. It attracted a wonderful group of people who were treated to refreshments, an office tour, presentation by Dr. Graham including new developments & trends, and a variety of before and after photos.
The audience included our patients who were interested in new information about procedures, and many new faces we welcomed for the first time. We covered Breast & Body Contouring procedures: breast implants, breast lift (mastopexy), breast reduction (both cosmetic & to treat symptoms), breast augmentation, correction of uneven breast size, male breast reduction, gynecomastia, M
One of the most common concerns women bring to our practice is sagging or drooping of their breasts. Often they report starting with nice breasts, but time, pregnancies and breast feeding have caused their breasts to loose their once-perky contour. Sometimes, this has been associated with loosing volume in their breasts too.
Down-ward pointing nipples, flattening of the upper contour, loss of upper fullness, hanging skin, etc. We hear about not being able to find attractive bathing suits (needing more support), not being able to wear sundresses or other tops that lack support, looking saggy or old
Breast aesthetic surgery is one of our most popular areas of specialization. Dr. Graham has a strong reputation among patients, the community, nurses and physicians for achieving superior breast enhancement.
We regularly update our website information and images to provide you valuable information. We want patients to know as much as possible about techniques, results, healing, recovery, outcomes, appearance, implants, manufacturers, and new improvements. The more you know, the more you can participate in planning and recovery!
We sincerely appreciate the patients who allow th
Sign-up is almost complete for our Fall Seminar featuring breast enhancement and body contouring. We'll have refreshments, a presentation that included many before & after examples, and there will be plenty of opportunity for questions. Dr. Graham and his staff always want to give you up-to-date information on procedures and plastic surgery in the news.
Tuesday's Seminar will be at our office suite on Halton Road in Greenville, starting at 6:30. If you are coming, please register so we know to expect you. You're welcome to bring a friend!
Call now (864-676-1707) or send an e-mail through our website http://www.expertplasticsurgeon.com/.
Dr. Graham has a strong reputation among both patients and professional co
One of the benefits of our location on Halton Road, Greenville, SC is a clean, modern, spacious, and specially equipped Cosmetic Surgical Facility. It operates under the name Plastic Surgery Specialty Center, PA, and is overseen by Dr. Sutton Graham. The head nurse is Cathy Cole, RN, CPSN (registered nurse, certified plastic surgery nurse).
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the large national organization of board-certified plastic surgeons. Their 2008 statistics were recently published. Reconstructive surgery and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures (laser, fillers, neurotoxin) increased compared to 2007.
As expected cosmetic surgery was down, but a relatively small 9%. Articles in The New York Times (April 6th, "When All You Have Left Is Your Pride") and the Wall Street Journal ("Keeping Up Appearances") may explain why patients continue to seek care to enhance their appearance. In some circles, appearance may be critical in a time of high competition for jobs. Time Magazin
BROW OR LASH ENHANCEMENT
If you've never tried this, it very popular. Between now and the end of the year, when you have a facial with Erin or Stacy you may have a complimentary tinting of your eyelashes or brows. You'll have the chance to learn about lash extensions and permanent makeup techniques. www.ExpertPlasticSurgeon.com/html/skin.html
UNDERARM HAIR REMOVAL
Since breast surgery and hair removal are both very common procedures, we thought we would give our surgery patients a little something extra. If you had breast augmentation or breast lift (mastopexy) since July 1st you are entitled to a complimentary initial treatment for underarm hair. Patients who have those procedures between now and December 31st are also eligible. Please call and schedule before the end of the year. www.ExpertPlasticSurgeon.com/html/laser.html
In addition to general reporting on the US economy, many national media reports mention the impact on cosmetic surgery and cosmetic medical procedures.
Greenville and Upstate South Carolina appear to have several advantages. Our regional economy is stronger because of our exporting sector. We continue to have employers expanding and investing. We have not seen the dramatic home price inflation of other areas. Our region remains attractive to families moving from many parts of the country.
In our practice, as summer winds down, Skin Care clients return to continue their routines and minimize the effects of past sun exposure. Minimally invasive procedures (BotoxCosmetic, Restylane, Juvaderm,
Here are the highlights from 2007 from ASPS:
Facelifts up 14 %
Breast Implants up 6%
Slight increase for eyelid surgery
Ethnic patients up 13%
Mild inc. in breast reduction & reconstruction
Decreases in rhinoplasty
Steep drops in collagen and hair transplants
The biggest news was that facelifts, that had decreased in the last few years, now returned as more commonly requested by patients. This may be due to realization of the limits of Botox and Hyaluronic acid fillers (Restylane, etc.). They don't correct laxity, sagging, drooping skin & deeper layers.
Breast augmentation remains the most popular procedure, and its popularity increased. It remains popular in 2008 at our office.
The TOP FIVE surgery procedures were: Augmentation, Liposuction, Rhinoplasty, Eyelid, and Tummy tuck. The TOP FIVE non-surgical procedures were: Botox, Hyaluronic fillers, Peels, L
Everyone looks forward to Spring and Summer. Some of the best things about those seasons are shedding winter clothes and enjoying the out-of-doors. In South Carolina we have great weather, beautiful beaches, extensive lakes, mountain trails, roadways for motorcycling and bicycling, golf courses, tennis courts and plenty of swimming pools.
Perhaps that's why breast implant / augmentation is our most popular body contour procedure. We perform this more frequently than tummy tuck (also common) or liposuction (most common in national surveys). Contact us and you'll find many other ways in which we are different form other medical practices you've encountered.
Patients seek breast surgery during the Spring & Summer to enhance their looks. Its a very popular time of year.
You can find more details on our website, http://www.expertplasticsurge
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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