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  • How to Enhance your Waist with a Tummy Tuck

    One of the most difficult changes that a woman’s body experiences as she ages is the loss of skin elasticity and firmness in the stomach area. Over time, events like becoming pregnant, weight fluctuation, and natural aging can stretch the abdominal wall and cause the skin around the stomach to become overextended and lax. Achieving a flatter stomach contour and a shapelier waist can be nearly impossible for some women through diet and exercise only. Regardless of whether they experience patches of stubborn fat that accumulate around the waist or a belly “pooch”, body contouring plastic surgery can be the best way for some patients to help trim their waistline and rejuvenate their appearance.

    In many cases, undergoing a tummy tuck can significantly help women restore firmness to their stomach area sculpt out a more pleasing silhouette. During the procedure, I am able to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen. I also tighten abdominal muscles which can often become loose over time (especially after childbirth). The result is a more toned, flatter abdomen that patients can feel great about. My tummy tuck method differs from other plastic surgeons as I use my signature Scarpa fascia technique for waist enhancement. In the video below, I explain and illustrate how I use the Scarpa fascia tummy tuck to help patients attain a better, healthier-looking waist contour:

    For women who seek to regain their pre-baby body or those want to achieve a slimmer, better-contoured figure, I believe that a tummy tuck can provide excellent aesthetic results. To help find out if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck or any other cosmetic plastic surgery procedure, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery today. We offer complimentary plastic surgery consultations to our patients to help determine if plastic surgery can help you. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for more plastic surgery tips and updates.

    Cosmetic Specials at Southern Plastic Surgery and Laser Lights this February!

    With Valentine’s Day coming up, there is no better time to treat that special someone in your life to something they’ll love. That can be flowers, chocolates, or the gift of a rejuvenated appearance thanks to Southern Plastic Surgery and Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center. Our large selections of cosmetic surgery procedures and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments can provide the perfect opportunity to show your love and appreciation this Valentine’s Day. No matter if you’re looking for the perfect gift or simply just a great way to pamper yourself, Southern Plastic Surgery and Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center have just the thing to help you look and feel your best this February!

    Spring Cosmetic Surgery Special at Gwinnett Medical Center!

    As a special perk for plastic surgery patients this spring, Gwinnett Medical Center is offering patients who undergo a cosmetic surgery procedure at Southern Plastic Surgery 10% OFF their facility fees. These great savings apply to liposuction, tummy tucks, eyelid surgery, or any other cosmetic surgery procedure. Offer is valid at Gwinnett Medical Center’s Lawrenceville and Duluth locations and expires April 27th, 2018, so take advantage before it’s too late. Contact Southern Plastic Surgery for more information or to schedule a plastic surgery consultation today.

    10% OFF facility fees for cosmetic surgery at Gwinnett Medical Center (Duluth & Lawrenceville) until 4/27/2018.

    10% OFF facility fees for cosmetic surgery at Gwinnett Medical Center (Duluth & Lawrenceville) until 4/27/2018.

    February Cosmetic Specials at Laser Lights

    All February long, patients can save on a wide variety of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center. Why not share the love this month with the help of outstanding cosmetic savings including deals on Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) with Microneedling, Laser Hair Removal, Nonsurgical Skin Tightening, Fractionated CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing, and more? We also have a special February gift card giveaway. Any patient who makes a purchase of $500 or more this month at Laser Lights will receive a complimentary $100 Laser Lights gift card. Check out the flyer below for all the details.

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    Check out the February 2018 Specials Available At Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center

    We know finding the right present for Valentine’s Day can be tricky. That’s why both Southern Plastic Surgery and Laser Lights offer gift cards that can be used towards any surgery or cosmetic procedure. All monthly promotions at Laser Lights are good until February 28th, 2018 and may not be combined with other offers. For more information on the specials at either Southern Plastic Surgery or Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, please contact Southern Plastic Surgery or Laser Lights today. Have a great February from Dr. Whiteman and all of us at Southern Plastic Surgery and Laser Lights!

    4 Simple Tips for a Smooth Recovery from Plastic Surgery

    Achieving a new look with the help of a plastic surgery procedure is not an overnight process. Obviously, the surgery itself is an extremely important part of obtaining the new, improved appearance you desire. However, the weeks before and (even more importantly) after your procedure are just as crucial to receiving and maintaining the outstanding, long-lasting aesthetic results you deserve. In order to help patients enjoy a smooth, healthy recovery period after their cosmetic surgery procedure, I have provided the following tips:

    Arrange for Care after Your Procedure

    You will likely need assistance in the initial two to three days after surgery. Arrange for a friend, relative, or caretaker to help ease you through this time and provide whatever help you will need. This includes a ride home after your procedure. Even if you feel well enough to resume your normal daily routine, it’s best to take it easy and have someone nearby to assist you during the early stages of your recovery.


    4 Simple Tips for a Smooth Recovery from Plastic Surgery

    Manage Your Pain Wisely

    It’s quite common for patients to experience some residual pain or soreness following their surgery. Some patients may attempt to “push through their pain”. However, I strongly recommend taking the pain medication that your surgeon prescribes and not letting the pain catch up to you. Pain can lead to higher blood pressure and more bruising, which can delay your recovery time. Although some patients may prefer over-the-counter medicines like Advil or Motrin, these medicines can affect blood flow and affect your recovery. Speak with your board-certified plastic surgeon before taking any over-the-counter medication including supplements and vitamins following surgery.


    Try to Stay Mobile

    While it is essential to get plenty of rest in the first day or two after surgery, being active following your procedure can greatly aid in your recovery. Even just walking around the house or going out for some fresh air is much better than just lying around. Staying mildly active and moving around can help get the blood flowing and also help the body heal. Additionally, moving around can help reduce pain and lower your odds of constipation, which is a common side effect of prescription pain medication.


    Keep Your Expectations Realistic

    Remember that recovery after plastic surgery takes time. Whether you have a facelift, liposuction, breast reduction, or any other cosmetic procedure, you will likely experience some bruising and swelling after surgery. Be patient and keep in mind that you are not meant to see your final results immediately after surgery. So try to relax, follow your surgeon’s instructions closely, and let the natural healing process take place.

    Even though it’s true that every patient is different and the healing process can change from person-to-person, it is a fact that recovery is a critical part of any cosmetic surgery journey. This is why I strongly encourage all of my patients to take their recovery seriously and contact me immediately if they have any additional questions or concerns following their procedure. If you would like to discuss a cosmetic procedure in person, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation today. You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for plastic surgery tips, photos, and more.