Ask the Doctors
In this section, doctors from our practice will respond to your questions. As new questions arise that are common to many
different people, they will be answered in this forum. For example:
Q: Should I have liposuction or a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)?
A: It depends mainly on whether your skin
still has the ability to contract. If you are younger and haven't not developed stretch marks and you have focal areas
of diet resistant fat deposits, you would be a better candidate for liposuction.
If you have very lax skin or have developed strectch marks, your skin may be beyond the ability to contract after
liposuction and liposuction may, in fact, make your skin laxity and appearance worse. A tummy
tuck would be better for you in this case. In general, if you have global fat deposits (all around), a tummy tuck
alone or tummy tuck with liposuction would be better options.
--- Axxxxxxxxxxxx@aol.com wrote:
> I'm 52 and thinking about eyelid surgery. Could you
> give me info on this
The evening appt. sounds good to me.
> Axxxx Cxxxxxxx
Yes, I can do upper and lower eyelid surgery. I need to make sure that your brow position is good before
we contemplate doing upper eyelid surgery though. Upper lid surgery is much more straightforward than lower lid surgery.
It involves resecting excess skin and perhaps some bulging fat to give you a fresher, more rested appearance.
Lower lid surgery involves the same but also includes support for the lower lid to eliminate a drooping appearance
and give you a more youthful look. I will be happy to explain this in more detail and I will show you some before/after
photos to demonstrate this to you in the office.
Please call Cathy in the office on Monday at 242-FACE (3223) and I will be glad to talk with you.
I should mention to you that I am the first plastic surgeon in the upstate who has had additional training specifically
in cosmetic surgery which I completed in Miami after I finished my plastic surgery training at the University of
I look forward to seeing you in the office.
Thomas C. McFadden, Jr, MD, FACS
Do you do chin implants???
Also,can I get a list of prices for your procedures?
Yes, I do chin implants. They are very straightforward. Before, we do the procedure,
should get a lateral (profile) x-ray of your face and you and I can together decide what the best desired result should
be. Then, we can make appropriate plans to insert the correct size implant. The implants are made of silicone
(don't worry, there is no scientifically proven relationship between connective tissue disease and silicone). If
you do not wish to have a silicone implant, it is always possible to do a chin advancement with your own bone. There
are some risks with that though and we should talk about those before we proceed.
I will be glad to quote a price when
you come to the office. Please call Cathy on Monday at 242-FACE(3223). I will be happy to speak
with you further.
Thomas C. McFadden, Jr., MD, FACS
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