Advanced Cosmetic Surgery - Greenville, South Carolina
   
   
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Dr. Thomas McFadden

Cosmetic Procedures:
Breast Augmentation (Endoscopic) and Breast Reduction
Tummy Tucks
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Laser Resurfacing
Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Facelifts
Liposuction
Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Chin Implants
Endoscopic Browlifts
Gynecomastia
Botox and Dysport
Labiaplasty
Fillers
Skin Care with Obagi Nu-Derm

Reconstructive Surgery:
Pediatric Congenital Anomalies-
including cleft lip/palate

Skin Cancer Reconstruction

 

Advanced Cosmetic Surgery has an extensive before and after photo gallery of our most common procedures.

Face
Upper Lid Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Browlift (Endoscopic) and Lower Lid Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty (Upper and Lower Lid Surgery)
Full Face Dermabrasion and Lower Lid Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Botox
Cleft Lip Repair
Facelift and Full Face Laser Resurfacing
Lip Augmentation
Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)

Laser Treatments:
Sciton Laser with Microlaser Peels, Hair Removal, Rosacea and Spider Vein Treatment
Full Face Laser Resurfacing
Laser Hair Removal
Laser Vein Treatment

Body
Abdominoplasty (Mini Tummy Tuck)
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Gynecomastia
Liposuction
Lower Body Lift
Brachioplasty (Arms)
Belt Lipectomy

Breast
Breast Augmentation-Endoscopic
Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reduction
Breast Reduction Mamoplasty

Face, Breast, Body

Face:
Lower Lid Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) - click on each image to view larger picture

 

Face:
Browlift (Endoscopic) and Lower Lid Blepharoplasty - click on each image to view larger picture


Face:
Blepharoplasty (Upper and Lower Lid Surgery) - click on each image to view larger picture

Face:
Blepharoplasty (Upper Lid Surgery) - click on each image to view larger picture

Face:
Full Face Dermabrasion and Lower Lid Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) - click on each image to view larger picture


Face:
Botox to the "Crow's Feet" (lateral eyelid areas) - click on each image to view larger picture


Face:
Cleft Lip Repair - click on each image to view larger picture


Face:
Facelift and Full Face Laser Resurfacing - click on each image to view larger picture

Face:
Facelift
(with lower lid surgery and perioral fat injections) - click on each image to view larger picture

Face:
Facelift - click on each image to view larger picture

Face:
Facelift with Upper and Lower Lid Surgery - click on each image to view larger picture

Face:
Facelift with Full Face Laser Resurfacing - click on each image to view larger picture

Face:
Facelift with Liposuction of Jowls and Neck - click on each image to view larger picture

Face:
Facelift - click on each image to view larger picture

 
   

Face:
Lip Augmentation - click on each image to view larger picture

Upper and Lower Lip, Nasolabial folds, chin injected with fat Upper lip only injected with fat

Face:
Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) - click on each image to view larger picture

 
   
   
   

Face:
Otoplasty [Ear Surgery] - click on each image to view larger picture

 

Face:
Laser Treatments - click on each image to view larger picture

Sciton Full Face Laser Resurfacing, IPL, and Skintyte and Cynosure laser for hair removal, vein treatments, Rosacea and acne scarring.

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The Perfect Step Between Microdermabrasion and Full Skin Resurfacing!

This Sciton-developed laser peel removes only the outermost layers of the skin and can be repeated, for continued improvement, every 4-6 weeks to achieve any desired result. Healing takes only 2-4 days. Now you can have younger looking, healthier feeling skin with a popular new treatment the MicroLaserPeel.

Does this sound like you?
I've always been active. Years ago I was unaware of the effects of sun and wind on my skin. Although I don't feel as old as I sometimes look I'm not ready for surgery or a long recovery process, but I'd love to look as young as I feel!

The weekend skin peel, the MicroLaserPeel, treats skin conditions associated with aging and an active lifestyle. You can see real improvements in just a few days. Your physician can advise you on how best to protect your skin to maintain the benefits you will see from your MicroLaserPeel, and can answer any question you might have.

Answers to your Questions
What is the MicroLaserPeel?
It is an intra-epidermal laser peel that precisely ablates the outermost layers of the skin. The procedure is individually tailored to the nature of the condition to be corrected.

Skin conditions such as: wrinkles, scars, acne scars, keratoses, or pigmentary problems have been very successfully treated with a MicroLaserPeel.

Who Should Consider a MicroLaserPeel?
If you are looking for more than microdermabrasion or light chemical peels, and have little time for a prolonged healing process, then the MicroLaserPeel was designed for you.

How is the MicroLaserPeel different from Microdermabrasion?
Generally, microdermabrasion only removes the stratum corneum (2-4 microns). The MicroLaserPeel is a partial- to-full epidermal peel (20-50 microns) and is performed with topical anesthetic. Because this procedure ablates deeper into the epidermis, it is the perfect step between microdermabrasion and full skin resurfacing.

How many MicroLaserPeels can be done?
Typically, the procedure is repeated 2-5 times, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, but many peels may be done to achieve the desired result.

What can you expect?
You will experience smoother, healthier, more vibrant skin, with a significant, immediate change in skin texture and tightness as  compared to microdermabrasion.

How long is the healing process?
Healing takes 2-5 days. The procedure can be performed on a Thursday or Friday, so you can return to work the following Monday. Symptoms immediately following the procedure resemble a sunburn, with minor sloughing on the second day. Redness will begin to fade by the third day, and be easily covered by makeup on the fourth day.

What should I know about pre- and post-treatment care?
Your physician will provide you with very detailed pre- and post-treatment information.


Face:
Full Face Laser Resurfacing - click on each image to view larger picture

 

Face:
Office Microlaser Peels - click on each image to view larger picture


Face:
Laser Hair Removal - click on each image to view larger picture

   

What happens during hair removal treatment?
Your physician will discuss the treatment with you and decide how you should be treated.  The area of your skin that is to be treated will be scanned with laser light from the PROFILE system.  Treatment time will depend upon the aread to be treated.  A system for cooling your skin will be used to remove heat as it leaves the follicles and should ensure a comfortable treatment.  However, since the sensation varies from individual to individual, a topical anesthetic is usually not needed but can be provided.  Let your physician know if you are very sensitive.

How does it work?
The PROFILE laser selectively targets your hair follicles and heats them with infra-red energy.  Unlike other processes, the laser beam treats many hairs at once making treatment of large areas very practical.  The PROFILE employs a unique computer guided scanning system that automates the treatment ensuring that your skin is rapidly and evenly treated.  The computer sets the parameters and places the beam in an optimum pattern for your skin.  You will have a safe, fast, effective, and gentle treatment.
 
What should I expect after treatment?
Some redness and slight swelling may be present in the area that has been treated, however, this should subside within a few hours.  If any prolonged redness or swelling occurs, then consult your physician.  After the treatment, you should keep the area clean, use at least SPF 15 sunscreen when outdoors, and follow physician instructions.
 
How many treatments will I need?
You may need to be treated about 3 to 5 times at approximately 6 to 8 week intervals.  There are three phases of hair growth - anagen (growth phase), catagen (dying phase), and telogen (resting phase).  Only hairs in the anagen phase can be successfully treated and it takes time for the hairs in the telogen phase to cycle back into growth again, hence the need for multiple treatments.
 
Is there a risk for complications?
There is a small risk of pigmentary changes, however, discuss your concerns with your physician prior to your treatment.
 
Can pseudofolliculitis be treated?
Yes.  Pseudofolliculitis is a type of chronic acne disorder casued by ingrowth of coarse hairs or curly hairs.  This disorder affects darker skin types and the infrared energy, which is delivered by PROFILE, is the method of treatment.

PROFILE FROM SCITON BRINGS A NEW APPROACH TO LASER HAIR REMOVAL
 
What is Profile?
Profile is an infrared laser that can selectively target microstructures such as hair follicles.  It is very effective for lighter skin types, and because of the relatively low absorption of this light by melanin, it is the best choice when treating darker skin types.  Additionally, the ability to safely treat sun-tanned skin makes this the treatment of choice for active individuals.
 
Can all skin colors be treated?
Yes, all skin types I through VI can be treated.  Skin type I is very fair, always burns, nevers tans (usually blonde hair and blue eyes).  Skin type VI never burns (black skin, black hair).
 
Can tanned skin be treated?
Tanned skin can be treated safely, but always inform your physician if you have been tanning or exposed to the sun within the last three weeks and he will adjust your treatment regime accordingly to give you the safest, most effective experience.


Face:
Laser Vein Treatment - click on each image to view larger picture

What is the PROFILE vascular laser?
Profile is a new laser using infrared energy and the new standard for the treatment of many skin conditions. Profile allows your physician to precisely treat visible vessels, broken capillaries spider veins lesions and discoloration of your skin. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin condition and desired result.
 
What conditions can be treated?
Rosacea Redness
Telangiactasia Spider veins
Facial Veins Broken Capillaries
 
What will the PROFILE laser do?
Your physician will use Profile to restore your skins youthful color. Broken capillaries and other visible vascular structures will be gently eliminated from the visible layers of your skins surface. Profile has the ability to provide a treatment that is optimized to your skin condition. Unwanted lesions will be preferentially heated by the laser energy and become less noticeable,some will disappear; and pigmented lesions will greatly improve.

What areas can be treated?
All skin areas can be treated. Popular areas are the face, neck, chest and legs. Discuss your needs with your physician.
 
Is there a risk?
There is little risk for the treatment of these benign comditions. In some cases repeat treatment will be necessary depending on your response to the treatment and the desired result.
 
How long will I take to recover?
Your healing time will depend upon your actual treatment, and you may experience erythema (redness) which may last several days. There is virtually no recovery time and you may resume an active lifestyle immediately. Your physician can answer question about temporary changes to your skin color and how they may be camophlaged.
 
What should I expect after treatment?
Some temporary redness may be present in the area that has been treated, however, this should subside within a few hours. Your skin will have a pink or red color that will resolve over time. You will need to avoid direct sun exposure, or use a sun block of at least SPF 15 when outdoors.
 
Will it be uncomfortable?
There is little to no discomfort, however this varies from patient to patient and depends on the dpeth of the treatment. There is no need for anesthesia and your physician will discuss your options to properly manage any discomfort from the treatment. There will be no posttreatment discomfort.
 
What will happen during the procedure?
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. Profiles laser beam will be delivered to the area of your skin being treated. You may briefly feel a warm or hot sensation as the laser pulses are preferentially absorbed in the unwanted vessels, heating and destroying them. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated.
 
What aftercare will I need?
It is important to follow your physicians instructions. You may be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. This will minimize your risk for inflammation or redness and ensure the shortest response time. Any vessels or pigment denatured by the laser will be reabsorbed by your body over a period of time in a natural cleaning process. Most small capillaries will become invisible almost immediately since they will no longer contain blood flow.  Your skin will be sensitive to ultra-violet light and you must avoid direct sun exposure. Most of the conditions treated by the laser will have been caused by sun exposure so avoiding the sun will prolong your new youthful appearance. fully You need to cover your skin or use a good sun screen whenever you go outdoors.
 
PROFILE FROM SCITON:
A NEW APPROACH TO TREATING
VASCULAR CONDITIONS
Sciton PROFILE

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