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Practice Philosophy

We bring an established tradition of quality, excellence and patient satisfaction to the beautiful countryside and serene surroundings of the Highlands-Cashiers, Smokey Mountain area of western North Carolina. We are dedicated to providing total patient care and the highest quality expertise in the field of Plastic Surgery with compassion and understanding. This makes us unique, providing quality Plastic Surgery, aesthetic procedures and skin care in a warm, totally relaxed and rejuvenating environment. We also serve northern Georgia and upstate South Carolina. Whether you live locally, In Clayton,GA, Franklin, Murphy, Cherokee, Sylva, Waynesville, Brevard, Toxaway, NC, Walhalla, Senica, Clemson, Anderson,SC, or anywhere between or beyond, we are here to help.


 Cosmetic Rejuvenation of the face, body & breast
  Face Rejuvenation using the Today's limited incision, rapid recovery Face Lift
  Eye Rejuvenation
  Skin Care & Rejuvenation
  Breast reshaping
  Body contouring


Dr. Buchanan believes in the concept of personalized care. From discussions in the consultation and a thorough examination, a care plan is developed. This plan considers your specific goals, and matches them with what your body type and anatomy will allow and what the latest techniques can accomplish.

The first meeting:
  Determines what problem(s) need to be addressed.
  Includes a complete medical history and examination.
  Determines what solutions are available to accomplish your goals.
  Choices of solutions are given if they exist.
  The expected results as well as the risks and complications are outlined thoroughly.
  Adequate time is allowed to answer any questions.
  Brochures and printed materials are available on a wide range of procedures.

If surgery is the chosen option.
  Printed materials are given outlining pre-operative and post-operative instructions and what can be expected from the procedure
  A second consultation is usually advised for more involved procedures.
    To make sure Dr. Buchanan understands exactly what is desired.
    To make sure he can provide the procedure safely.
    Assures that you understand the procedure, alternatives, risks, and probable outcome.
    Provides an opportunity to have any further questions answered.
    Assures you feels comfortable with the decision for surgery.

If a non-surgical option is chosen:
  The expected results as well as the risks and complications are outlined thoroughly.
  If feasible, the appropriate intervention is started.


Dr. Buchanan performs procedures under local anesthesia with and without oral sedation in his office.

The majority of surgery is carried out as an outpatient in the modern, completely equipped Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, which if fully Joint Commission Certified for your convenience and safety.

Special Features:
  MD Anesthesiology
  Nurses with many years Plastic Surgery experience.
  Endoscopic (Minimal incision) Surgery
  Overnight Suites

We Can Assist In Finding:
  Discounted Lodges and Inns
  Nursing Services
  Exceptional dining
  Varied recreational opportunities ( especially for accompanying family members.)

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Location & Office Hours

Suite 202
209 Hospital Drive
Highlands, NC 28741
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Toll Free 877-526-3784

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday Other times, including Saturday are available by prior arrangements.

Payment Options


Medicare, American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Patient Financing, Cash, Personal Checks, CareCredit

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  • American Express