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  • Southern Plastic Surgery Intern Spotlight: Meet Tiffany

    Welcome back to our intern spotlight series. For this installment, we’re thrilled to put the spotlight on our newest Southern Plastic Surgery (SPS) guest resident, Tiffany. Tiffany is interning here at SPS while she finishes up her studies at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM). We have loved having Tiffany in our office and have been constantly impressed by her professionalism and her natural ability to work with our patients.  Her hard work and enthusiasm is present in everything she does. To help everyone get to know Tiffany a little bit better, we had her share some of her fondest memories with us and open up about what she has learned during her time here at SPS and where she hopes to go during her career in medicine. Here’s what she had to say:

    southern plastic surgery atlanta gaHow would you describe your internship in one word?

    Inspiring

    Which skills that you have learned do you think will be most valuable in your medical field?

    The most important skill I’ve learned so far from Dr. David Whiteman is his honesty and level of care he takes when working with his patients.

    What has been the greatest lesson you’ve learned so far during your internship?

    I have learned that most patients just want to be heard and it’s incumbent on us to listen intently to their concerns.

    What has been the biggest challenge of your internship so far?

    So far, the biggest challenge has been handling patient’s emotions after anesthesia.

    southern plastic surgery atlanta gaWhere do you see yourself in 5 years?  

    In Florida, post-residency, working in my own private practice.

    What’s the best thing about interning with Dr. Whiteman?  

    It may sound cheesy, but getting to spend time with Dr. Whiteman and his staff. It has been one of the best office environments I have worked in and I am truly grateful to spend my time there.

    What are your favorite hobbies?

    I love to spend my time studying, being with my son, practicing mixed martial arts fighting, and running.

    What is your favorite movie?

    Good Will Hunting

    Do you have a personal motto?

    Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Till your good is your better and your better is your best.

    If you weren’t practicing medicine, what would you be doing professionally?

    I would be something related to working with people, like a social worker, therapist, or teacher.

    What is your favorite weekend activity in Atlanta?

    I love the outdoor festivals in the springtime in Atlanta! I just attended the recent brunch festival.

    Pick one: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch or Dinner?

    Brunch! Though to be honest, I love all food at all times.

    It’s never easy to say goodbye to any of our interns, who all begin to feel like family during their time here. But we are thrilled about our time with Tiffany and can’t wait to see what great things she will go on to during her career, whether it be in cosmetic surgery or otherwise. Having expertise is only one part of having a career in medicine. To really make it, a medical provider must be able to work well with patients and nurture relationships. We have no doubt that Tiffany will meet this standard and thrive regardless of where she ends up. For more information or if you are interested in a plastic surgery consultation, please contact Southern Plastic Surgery today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more tips and updates.

    How Nonsurgical Treatments Can Help Keep You Looking Young

    No one wants to look old. Thankfully, patients today have more options than ever to help fight off common signs of aging. In addition to our wide variety of cosmetic surgery procedures, Southern Plastic Surgery offers a number of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments that can provide wondrous anti-aging results. I have detailed a few of our most popular nonsurgical treatments below for patients who may be interested in slowing down the aging process without the need for surgery.

    Perhaps there is no more obvious sign of age than wrinkles around the face and forehead. That’s why I am happy to recommend Botox® Cosmetic injections to patients trying to regain smooth, youthful skin on and around their face. In addition to treating existing wrinkles and lines, a recent study published by dermatologists in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery asserts that Botox® can actually prevent wrinkles by increasing skin elasticity while it is active. As one of the only physicians in the Atlanta area to have achieved “Platinum Level Status” as a Botox® Cosmetic injector, I believe this treatment can offer patients excellent anti-aging results.

    A double chin is another of the telltale signs of aging. Stubborn fat beneath the chin can be nearly impossible to eliminate with diet and exercise alone. Approved by the FDA, Kybella® fat reduction is a nonsurgical option for removing submental fat that accumulates below the chin.

    Lastly, I commonly get requests from patients who are seeking to lose a bit of excess fat in order to restore their younger, trimmer physique. While there are certainly a number of body contouring surgeries like liposuction that can help, nonsurgical fat reduction has come a long way in recent years. SculpSure® nonsurgical fat reduction can provide astonishing contouring results for a number of areas on the body including the love handles, thighs, & abdomen. And unlike liposuction, SculpSure® treatments are fast (typically 25 minutes to complete) and require no downtime for recovery.

    I still recommend a surgical procedure for many patients seeking more dramatic body contouring results, depending on their specific aesthetic needs and expectations, but it’s nice for patients to have the nonsurgical option if they believe that is the right course of action for them. If you are interested in one of the many nonsurgical treatments available at Southern Plastic Surgery or our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, please contact Dr. David Whiteman today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for more tips, news and updates.

    March Madness Specials at Southern Plastic Surgery

    Flowers are blooming. The weather is beginning to warm. That means spring is back. Spring is the time for rebirth and new beginnings. Southern Plastic Surgery (SPS) and our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center have just what you need to step into spring looking and feeling your best. Whether you’re seeking a cosmetic surgery procedure or one of the many non-surgical cosmetic treatments and services available at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we have something for everyone trying to revamp their look as the season begins to change. To help you enter spring in style, we are happy to present this month’s specials and promotions for our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.

    March Liposuction & Fat Transfer Promotion

    As a special bonus promotion for March, we have an exclusive offer for our liposuction patients. Any patient who has 2 areas treated during their liposuction procedure is eligible to receive a FREE fat transfer injection (a $3,000 savings). By using excess fat removed from areas like the thighs or abdomen during liposuction, fat transfer injections allow patients to add volume to other areas like the buttocks, breasts, or face that may be lacking in volume. Fat transfer injections are safe and can provide long-lasting, natural-looking results for patients considering butt augmentation.

    March Cosmetic Specials

    This month’s specials at Laser Lights are all about personal rejuvenation. All this month, enjoy a 20% OFF promotion on some of our most in-demand non-surgical treatments including SculpSure® Non-Surgical Fat Reduction, laser hair removal, Fractionated CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing and Viora Reaction™ Skin Tightening. We’re also offering a monthly promotion on rosacea or spider vein treatments. Also remember that SPS and Laser Lights offer gift certificates that are good towards all cosmetic procedures, treatments and products. Check out the flyer below for more details on all our specials for March.

    atlanta plastic surgery discounts

    All specials are good until March 31st, 2017 and may not be combined with other offers. For more information on special promotions at either Southern Plastic Surgery or Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, please contact Southern Plastic Surgery or Laser Lights directly with any questions or to schedule a complimentary consultation. Have a terrific March from the whole SPS family!