Atlanta tummy tuck surgeon Dr. David Whiteman compares results of traditional plastic surgery procedures with new, non-invasive fat reduction technology.
Performing the tummy tuck procedure since 1993, double board certified Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman analyzes and incorporates the latest, most beneficial plastic surgery trends to ensure that his patients receive the best possible cosmetic results while minimizing the risk of surgical complications. Therefore, Dr. Whiteman urges his patients to carefully research their candidacy for a prospective fat reduction procedure.
Whiteman shares, “Non-surgical fat reduction is the most talked about plastic surgery trend so far in 2012; however, many patients who ask about the procedures are actually better suited for excess skin removal and muscle tightening involved with a traditional tummy tuck surgery.”
A common component of a mommy makeover, along with breast surgery and body sculpting, the tummy tuck removes excess abdominal fat while also excising extra skin often stretched by pregnancy or extreme weight loss. Dr. Whiteman continues, “the tummy tuck is also an effective way to narrow a patient’s waist and reattach muscle that can become lax with a baby’s growth or dramatic weight fluctuation; whereas, non-surgical fat reduction is really only suitable for eliminating very small, very isolated areas of excess fat.”
Technology like CoolSculpting® fat reduction uses external application of extreme temperatures to break down fat cells, which the body then gradually eliminates. Similarly, Dr. Whiteman uses the melting power of laser liposuction to facilitate fat removal during liposuction along with post-surgical, topical skin tightening and cellulite reduction treatments like Viora Reaction™ or Endermologie® to maximize patients’ results. He urges patients to thoroughly research plastic surgery technology through credible outlets when contemplating a body contouring or liposuction procedure.
The flexibility of tummy tuck surgery is evidenced by its diverse patient base. In addition to mommy makeover patients, Dr. Whiteman also uses the body contouring procedure to remove excess skin and fat after massive weight loss, known as post-bariatric surgery. Additionally, Whiteman updates his Atlanta plastic surgery practice’s blog regularly with articles to educate patients of the newest procedures available.
About Southern Plastic Surgery – David M. Whiteman, M.D., F.R.C.S.(c)
Southern Plastic Surgery was founded in 1993 by Dr. David Whiteman, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. With a special interest in assisting women suffering from breast cancer, Dr. Whiteman also serves on the board of directors for The Sport of Giving, a women’s cancer care and prevention non-profit organization.
Patients considering a tummy tuck, procedures of the breasts, facial plastic surgery, or other aesthetic body contouring options can find more information by contacting Southern Plastic Surgery at (770) 622-9100, scheduling a consultation at his office, which is located at 3855 Pleasant Hill Rd., Ste. #370, Duluth, GA 30096, or visiting his online community at southernplasticsurgery.com and facebook.com/southernplasticsurgery.