Dr. Greg Sexton

Plastic Surgery
Columbia, SC
41 years experience male

Locations

Office

Columbia, SC

Address

1708 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina

About

Bio

Born and raised in Kentucky. Went to medical school in Kentucky. One year of Internal Medicine training. Completed 5 year General Surgery training program in South Carolina. Completed Plastic Surgery training at the University of Kentucky in 1990. Private practice in South Carolina for past 22 years.

Specialties
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Plastic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

211 Answers
171 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
?: Glycolic acid peels must create a second degree burn to see significant results. The result will only be as good as the physician performing it.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: For carb loading prior to long distance running, pasta appears to be a favorite.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
No: Has no ability to help sunburn.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
No: Muscle growth is the result of exercise, and hormones, specifically testosterone.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Injection: Keloids from ear piercing can be treated with injections, and pressure earrings. If inadequate the keloid can be excised, and injected. There is a 50%... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Diet is not a factor: Your diet does not affect scar formation after abdominal surgery.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: Any implant placement leaves a scar. If it is large and noticeable a scar revision can be done.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
No, but can be: Upper eyelid blepharoplasty can be considered medically necessary and covered if the excess skin is blocking your vision. An ophthalmologist can do vi... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Varies: Prices vary by location and individual surgeon. An estimate on the low side would be $3600 for everything, going up to $10, 000, depending on where y... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Depends: Breast size change is multifactorial. The larger the breast is to start with, the larger it gets. Smaller breasts will not increase in size as much, g... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Years: Microdermabrasion is a waste of money. They are just removing dead skin cells, which you can do with a loofa or rough rag. If you truly want an affect... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Excise or injection: Injections can make keloids smaller, and excising them may trade them for a normal scar, but there is a 50% recurrence rate.Radiation treatments can r... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Keep it moist: Allowing it to dry out kills fibroblasts that help to heal the wound. Keep it wet with saline soaked gauze, or get a wound vac.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
None: Scars can't be removed. They can be revised to look better, but once you have a scar you will always have a scar. For best way to revise a scar you sh... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Have examination: Your ob/gyn can examine you and confirm, but probably unnecessary, as it will probably heal before you can get the appointment.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Doubtful: Rosacea is similar to acne. She may never get rid of it, but dermatologists can help with different medicines to make it better.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
You may: It is normal to feel hunger, but be careful. Many women use the excuse of "eating for two" and gain tremendous amounts of weight which is hard to lose... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: Soreness at the injection site is due to local trauma from the injection.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
No: Once you have a scar it is permanent. Over time they fade, but never go away.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Depends: Muscle strains are small tears in the muscle. They take 6 weeks to heal, but can take longer if you continue to stretch or tear the area.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
New diet: Diet introduced by cynthis sass, author of flat belly diet. It is designed to stop overeating and cravings.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Minimal: Every surgery has risks and complications. You should talk to a surgeon, or go to www.Plasticsurgery.Org for more info.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: Need to wait for growth to stop. Minimum of 16, but preferably 18.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Neosporin: Keep it clean. Often neosporin or other antibiotic creams will keep it moist and help healing, and minimize scarring. After it is healed, applying top... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
A lot: You are adding carbohydrates in the flour, and fat with the oil. The only way to to answer would be to weigh the flour and oil added to the chicken. O... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
100%: Basal cell carcinomas of the skin rarely spread. One that size can be easily excised.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
No: There is no medicine or herb you can take that will give you more breast tissue.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
You can't: Any cut leaves a scar. That is how we heal. How noticeable the scar is depends on the nature of the injury and how well one heals.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: It won't hurt to wear it every day, but if you live in a northern climate, wearing it during the winter is probably unnecessary.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Comedones: Blackheads or comedones are blocked pores. They can be reduced with washing with soap and water morning and night, and exfoliation.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Meically or surgical: There are medications that help some men, such as Minoxidil or propecia (finasteride). You need a prescription. Hair transplants are common, but ex... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Time: Scars can't be removed. They can be revised to look better, but once you have a scar you will always have a scar. For best way to revise a scar you sh... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Not: If performed by a board certified ENT or plastic surgeon, with a good reputation, it should be safe.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Smallpox: Smallpox vaccines were given with multiple needle punctures, and left a small scar on the shoulder. Smallpox was eradicated years ago and the vaccine ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Medical waste: The skin is discarded the same as any body tissue removed.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Cash: Insurance will not, and should not pay for cosmetic procedures.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Normal: Normal breast tissue is firm and dense, and most commonly seen in young patients.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Neosporin: Keep it clean. Often neosporin or other antibiotic creams will keep it moist and help healing, and minimize scarring. After it is healed, applying top... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Serious: Liposuction and abdominoplasties are not necessarily dangerous, but they are serious operations. Liposuction removes fat from under the skin, but does... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
100%: Scar tissue is how we heal, however you will probably never know you have it.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Healing: Acne is like a small abscess. When your body heals, it heals with scar tissue.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: They are red and raised for 3-6 months, then start to fade. It will take 1-2 years for fading to finish.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Diet and exercise: Limit the volume of food you take in, and eat more protein with less fat and less carbohydrate(sugar) in addition walk 5 miles a day.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
You can't: The amount of scarring depends on the depth of the scrape. Apply neosporin 3x/day and keeping it moist will help it heal quicker.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Not likely: It would take an extreme force to kill the underlying breast cells.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: You can have hair removed with electrolysis or laser hair removal.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
It might.: It will help, but may not get rid of them entirely. Another option with similar results, but cheaper is a phenol peel. Both create a second degree bu... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
For pain relief: Breast reduction is not a cosmetic operation, but rather a procedure designed to reduce breast size to alleviate back and neck pain.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: I am unaware of any other use, but an ophthalmologist may correct me.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Ob/gyn and plastic : Call a local ob/gyn or plastic surgeon and see if they do cosmetic surgery in that area.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sexton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sexton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Very depressing lol been 2 years since I worked out. Confirmed what I already knew...I'm jelly lol thanks doc cool site.
HealthTap member
Thnx a lot .. But isnt there another solution other than surgery .. Iam 190 cm tall .. 96 kg weight .. They r not huge but they annoy me
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This saved my life. Thank you. You are a stupid little fat guy with no life givin me fake answers with your lollipop smile.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Kentucky College of Medicine, KY
Graduated 1982MD

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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