It is recommended that patients stop smoking at least six weeks prior to any plastic surgery procedure. Nicotine is a vascular constrictor that prevents blood from reaching the surface of the skin, delaying the healing response and increasing risks for adverse results. Thick scars, poor...Read More
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The beginning of a new year is always a good time to reassess goals and let go of those things that do not serve you. Certainly, some of this is emotional, but some of it is more physical in nature. That double chin, for example. Maybe it’s time to stop carrying it around. It serves no useful...Read More
Greenwood plastic surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn offers three different breast implant placement options:
- Subglandular – below breast tissue, but above chest muscles
- Submuscular – below chest muscles and breast tissue
- Dual Plane – partially below chest muscles
There are benefits and limitations to each of these breast augmentation options, and no single placement will meet the needs of every woman. During your breast augmentation consultation at our Greenwood, South Carolina office...Read More
Plastic surgery is often thought of for its aesthetic benefits alone. Indeed, these benefits are remarkable and, if the improvement of your physical appearance is your entire goal, plastic surgery is the best option. However, if you have just lost significant weight and are now struggling with physical limitations due to excess fat or skin throughout the body, plastic surgery may also be useful in helping improve your overall health.
Kybella® is the first FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment for the removal of submental fat (fat below the chin) – commonly known as “double chin.” Greenwood plastic surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn is pleased to offer this nonsurgical alternative to facial liposuction and welcomes an opportunity to discuss your candidacy for the procedure. Please call 864-223-0505 to schedule a consultation and learn more.
CoolSculpting® is a nonsurgical procedure that utilizes cool energy to target and destroy stubborn fat cells. This nonsurgical body contouring option is completed in our Greenwood, South Carolina plastic surgery office without any incisions, anesthesia, or surgical risks, and can offer remarkable results...Read More
Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day (BRA Day) is October 19th. An annual event, this year’s BRA Day is slightly different, coming almost one year after the passage of the Breast Cancer Patient Education Act (BCPEA). The BCPEA, passed in December 2015, required the Secretary of Health and Human Services to create and implement an...Read More
Facelift surgery gently lifts skin and underlying tissue in the neck and lower face to produce a look that is smoother, tighter, and more youthful. The techniques used for this procedure have evolved over time to allow for highly natural-looking results that can last for several years, making facelift an appealing choice for many of our patients. But can a person be too young for a facelift? And, if so, are there alternatives for addressing unbecoming signs of aging?