Piedmont Plastic Surgery Blog

Serving Greenwood, Greenville, Columbia, South Carolina & nearby Augusta, Georgia

September 20, 2014

As Americans continue to recognize the urgency of adopting healthier lifestyles, those same people are learning that it may take more than weight loss alone to achieve their ideal figure.

South Carolina plastic surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn is well-trained in performing body contouring surgeries after weight loss, which is a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures designed to address the unwanted skin and fat deposits that not only become more visible after shedding unwanted pounds but also become more prominent as we age...

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September 10, 2014

When patients seek out South Carolina plastic surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn for breast augmentation surgery, they should feel confident that this is a safe, outpatient procedure performed by an experienced, board-certified professional.

But as with many medical measures, there may be some discomfort associated with recovery which can temporarily impact regular exercise routines.

The good news is that patients who resume modified exercise after breast surgery send to heal more quickly than those who skip recovery exercises.

Just be sure to talk with Dr. Vaughn during your private...

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August 10, 2014

Traveling abroad for plastic surgery has become increasingly popular, but there are good reasons to stay close to home in South Carolina for such surgeries.

Here are three reasons to book a consultation with a local plastic surgeon such as Dr. Ted Vaughn as opposed to getting involved with "medical tourism."

Doctor unfamiliarity: It may be more difficult to decipher an international doctor's training, education, professionalism, clinical practices and office environment without first paying a physical visit to the practice.

Thorough follow-up exams:...

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July 20, 2014

Liposuction is a surgical procedure in which fat is removed through small incisions. With liposuction, South Carolina plastic surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn can remove stubborn deposits of fat from nearly any area of the body, restoring a slim, toned, and more attractive physique. Fat removal with liposuction is immediate, though results may take several weeks to be apparent.

CoolSculpting® is a nonsurgical treatment that freezes and kills fat cells to produce more desirable body contours. With this procedure, destroyed fat cells gradually release their deposits into the...

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July 10, 2014

CoolSculpting® utilizes cold energy to target and eliminate stubborn deposits of fat – and it accomplishes this without incisions, anesthesia, and other surgical necessities. Instead of removing fat from the body, CoolSculpting freezes fat cells, allowing them to release their contents over a two to four week period. Once released, these fat deposits are metabolized and eliminated from the body just like fats from foods.

While results from CoolSculpting are not immediate, they are permanent, and reaching them does not require the risks or recovery associated with other more invasive body contouring...

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June 20, 2014

BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatment in the world. Injected into specifically targeted areas throughout the face, BOTOX® Cosmetic is effective at treating:

  • Neck bands
  • Lines around the lips and mouth
  • Bunny lines at the top of the nose
  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead wrinkles

Board-certified South Carolina plastic surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn would be happy to meet with you to assess your areas of concern and help you determine if BOTOX® Cosmetic is ideal for your specific needs.

How Long does BOTOX® Cosmetic Last?...

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June 10, 2014

Gummy bear breast implants are a silicone implant that offer many distinct advantages. Also known as form stable implants due to their ability to maintain their shape long after they’ve been placed, gummy bear implants contain a thicker silicone gel that tends to produce incredibly naturally looking results.

Because they hold their form, this type of breast implant is less likely to produce aesthetic imperfections such as:

  • Ripples
  • Wrinkles
  • Deflation

In addition, gummy bear implants may help reduce the risk of capsular contracture in some women, a...

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May 26, 2014

Weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and a lack of core exercise can all allow abdominal muscles to separate and weaken. This, in turn, may impact things as diverse as balance and posture. During your tummy tuck procedure, Greenville plastic surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn will tighten abdominal muscles to produce a more contoured and toned appearance. As an added benefit, tightening these muscles may also help improve overall abdominal strength.

It’s up to You

As with any body contouring procedure, you play a very direct role in determining final results. By itself, tummy tuck surgery...

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May 10, 2014

Between 2000 and 2014, the number of breast lift surgeries performed on a yearly basis increased by 70 percent. Statistical data gathered by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that, in this same time, breast augmentation has grown by a comparatively modest 37 percent.

While it is certain that the popularity of breast lift surgery has increased – particularly among women between the ages of 30 and 54 – breast augmentation is far from seeing a decline. In 2013 alone there were over 290,000 breast augmentation surgeries performed, keeping the procedure in the top ten of the most popular...

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April 16, 2014

Liposuction can safely remove up to ten pounds of fat from targeted areas of the body. The removal of these stubborn deposits of fat can greatly improve the definition of your body and help produce ideal contours. Better yet, once removed through liposuction, fat deposits cannot come back. However, this does not mean new deposits cannot accumulate.

Greenville liposuction surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn wants to make sure you are happy with your results for years to come. To maintain these results, he strongly encourages appropriate lifestyle changes.

It’s in Your Hands

Two of...

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