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Dr. Greg Sexton

Plastic Surgery
Columbia, SC
40 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.

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Plastic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

211 Answers
171 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
6 weeks: Any scar takes 6 weeks to heal to full strength. The appearance will improve for 1-2 years.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Try Google: You can find doctors using google, but asking your family doctor or friends might be better.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Possibly: It is not a complaint i normally hear, but if one gets overly large implants, one could get the same back pain a large breasted women gets.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
All of the above: Weight gain is a function of caloric intake and calorie usage. If you take in more calories than you use, you will gain weight.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
You do : Every surgery leaves scar tissue. If you are having a problem you think is due to scar tissue, then you should see your surgeon.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
6 weeks: It takes 6 weeks to heal, but you should protect it for 3 months.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
It takes time: The scar will be red initially, but eventually fade. Retin-a will speed the process, but not change the overall result.
A member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Nothing: Your face will change with time. If you have a severe deformity, then make an appointment with a plastic surgeon, and preferably one who has completed... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Wait: Scars cannot be removed. They will fade with time. Scar revisions can be performed for severe scars.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
No: Most anesthesiologists will not put you to sleep if you have a really bad cold. It is safer to wait 7-10 days for the cold to resolve.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Varied: It depends on the site and source3 of the infection. If treated properly the outcome should be good.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Nipple size is not a determinant when considering breast implants.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
No: It will not help.If you are worried about scars, talk to your surgeon.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
6-12 weeks: Tendonitis heals faster in younger individuals. With this you have to wait for the healing, and you have to wait for the inflammation to subside. Ibup... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Excision: If the scar is deep it evan be excised, which will leave a less noticeable scar. For generalized acne scarring , dermabrasion is an option.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Depends on location: Prices for cosmetic surgery vary by location, being more expensive in large cities or areas with few surgeons. Look to other states where you have fri... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Not much: Apply moisturizing lotions to keep it from drying, and this will help some. Aloe is considered helpful by some. If you have actual blistering, then t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Multiple breasts: Polymastia is a big word for having more than two breasts. If someone has this condition, they can had an extra breast anywhere from the armpit along ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Varies: Varies from surgeon to surgeon and location to location. In columbia, s.C. We charge $4200 total for saline implants.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Find the cause: You should go to your doctor to find out what is causing it. Once the cause is discovered treatment should not be difficult.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Rare: Getting any infection after thoracoscopy is rare, but if this occurred it could be due to underlying infection in the area scoped, or contamination at... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Heart problems: Death during cosmetic surgery is extremely rare.Most cosmetic surgeries, if performed by a board certified plastic surgeon, are not dangerous, so if a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Breast tissue is removed, and that can affect breast feeding. Some people can breast feed afterwards.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Minimal: At this point in time we do not think silicone causes systemic illnesses. It can cause local problems at the site, which is why one should never have... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Bacteria: Pseudomonas is a gram negative rod(classification of bacteria). When we see it , it is usually in the hospital in wound infections. It is usually tre... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
No: Studies are constantly done to find beneficial effects of different foods. There are some substances in chocolate that may be beneficial, but you must... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Pressure sores usually start at the bone, and if it is not dealt with appropriately the bone can become infected.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: It depends on who you ask. You need to talk to other people who have had it done. Call prospective centers, and ask to talk to patients. Also, ask yo... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
3-4 months: Although size will not change much after 2-4 weeks, the shape will change. I tell my patients not to spend money on expensive bras for the first 6 mon... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: If you are needing reconstructive or cosmetic surgery, then you should see a plastic surgeon. If it concerns breast cancer, then you should see a gene... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Inflammation: Any type of inflammation or infection will cause lymph nodes to swell. Cancer in later stages will as well.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: If it bothers you then have it excised. Recurrence happens, but is unusual if the entire cyst is removed.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Giant nevi have an increased risk of melanoma, and should be excised.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Skin breakdown: Bed sores are areas of skin breakdown, usually over the sacrum or hip. Also called pressure sores, or decubitus ulcers, they are caused by pressure, u... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
No: Although there is no obligation, most surgeons would want to fix a problem, however if the procedure did not work the first time, you might want to tr... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Varies: The tissue used to make the penis can come from various parts of the body. Usually it is taken from the forearm or leg.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Although bad things can happen, if performed by a physician with experience, complications are few.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Eye lift: Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to make the eyes look more youthful by removing skin and/or fat.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Ask doctor: You need to talk to your family doctor, or call mental health center or emergency room. Local people are the best for info about local medical treatm... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: That is the normal healing sequence with herpes.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Support hose: You can get tight support hose, but the best way to prevent DVT is to get up and walk around frequently during the flight.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Maybe: They can help, but may not.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Difficult to dtermin: The symptoms you list are vague, and can be caused by multiple problems, and possibly no real illness at all. You need to see your local health care p... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: It depends on the procedure and the overall health of the patient. Smoking, diabetes, obesity can all lead to higher complication rates.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Genetics/trauma: The size and shape is determined by genetics and trauma. Repeated childbirth can cause lengthening of the labia. This can be easily corrected by a pl... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Maybe: Eggs are a great food, but are high in cholesterol. You should discuss your cholesterol level with your doctor.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Pain/redness: Usually staph infections form abscesses, which grow in size, are painful and have redness around them. If you think you have a staph infection you sho... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Avoid sun: Freckles are caused by sun exposure. Facial laser will remove them, as will a facial skin care product called obagi. Contact a plastic surgeon or der... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
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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.
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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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