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  • Thigh Lift Surgery Provides Exceptional Results for Post Bariatric and Skin Aging Patients

    For bariatric surgery patients, the original weight- loss surgery is often only half the battle.  Patients who have successfully endured bariatric surgery and have been able to lose weight and keep it off, are regularly left with debilitating amounts of sagging, excess skin on their lower trunk and legs which inhibits them from fully taking advantage of their reclaimed lives.  Excess skin and fat is equally frustrating to those individuals who are life-long exercisers who are simply unable to rid their bodies of fat deposits on their thighs.  For both of these groups, the thigh lift (thighplasty) is a cosmetic body contouring procedure that may help them capture the silhouettes they have long chased.
    The thigh lift, unlike liposuction which targets underlying fat specifically, also works to remove excess tissue on various portions of a patient’s thighs in addition to removing lean layers of fatty tissue.  Dr. Whiteman uses several versions of the thigh lift procedure including:  inner thigh lift, bilateral thigh lift, medial thigh lift to most effectively target the areas of the leg in need of re-contouring and skin tightening.
    Results from a thigh lift are dramatic and often offer a renewed sense of “freedom” for patients.  While there are limited scars associated with all types of the thigh lift procedure, certified plastic and cosmetic surgeons like Dr. David Whiteman are especially adept at hiding the necessary incisions in the body’s natural folds; easily concealed by clothing and active wear.
    An added advantage of thigh lift procedure is that is can easily be performed in conjunction with other “lift” procedures like tummy tucks  (abdominoplasty), breast lift (mastopexy) breast reduction, arm lift (brachioplasty), and body lift to redefine the contours of post-bariatric patients.  For patients who are approaching the procedure to reverse the effects of skin aging, the thigh lift is also easily performed with facial rejuvenation procedures.
    To learn more about the cosmetic procedures Dr. Whiteman offers at Southern Plastic Surgery contact his office, visit his website, or subscribe to his blog.

    Take Advantage of Our September Specials on Latisse, Botox, and Juvederm XC

    Enjoy special discounts and give-aways on facial rejuvenation products now through September 30th, 2010 at Southern Plastic Surgery.  Allergan, the makers of the wrinkle-filling injectable Juvederm®XC, the eye lash growth enhancing Latisse®, and crow’s feet eliminating Botox® is offering special discounts exclusively to Dr. Whiteman’s patients.  Read below for details.

    •    Purchase a Juvederm® XC dermal filler treatment and receive a free Vivite® Lip Plumper (a $45 value.) (Offer expires September 30th,     2010.)

    •    Purchase a Botox Cosmetic® treatment and receive a $50 mail in rebate (Offer good while supplies last or until September 30th, 2010.)

    •     Purchase a Latisse® eye lash treatment kit  and receive a free Vivite® Vibrance therapy facial system ($119 value.) (Offer expires October 1st, 2010.)

    Contact our office to schedule an appointment for any of the above cosmetic treatments.  You can also subscribe to our blog or “like” us on Facebook.

    Custom Surgery- The Adaptability of Mommy Makeover Surgery

    As a fresh school year begins, all parents hope that their children will have teachers who can commit to paying an adequate amount of time and attention to their child’s individual educational and developmental needs.  As a plastic surgeon, Dr. David Whiteman of Southern Plastic Surgery recognizes this same need in parents (and patients): the need for individual care and a customizable treatment plan.

    This is why, with every surgery; Dr. Whiteman emphasizes the variable nature of combination cosmetic procedures like mommy makeover surgery.  As described in a previous blog post, Dr. Whiteman performs mommy makeover surgery to remedy the effects of pregnancy and child birth on a woman’s body.
    Every woman’s body responds differently to pregnancy: some women experience significant weight gain, some are more reactive to the hormone fluctuation and experience more breast changes, and some have very limited physical changes from pregnancy.  Every woman also has a different opinion about her desired aesthetic result.  The best cosmetic surgery is one that is performed by a board certified plastic surgeon who is able to clearly understand your surgical expectations and work with you individually to formulate a plan for surgery and after-care to optimize your results.

    If you’re a mom who is ready to let yourself look as good as your kids do going back to school this year, contact Dr. Whiteman’s office to schedule a consultation for mommy makeover surgery or review his website and blog for additional information.