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  • Diet, Exercise, and a Healthy Lifestyle are Vital to Any Cosmetic Surgery Procedure Dr. David Whiteman Launches Health & Wellness Section to Southern Plastic Surgery Website

    In every consultation, Dr. Whiteman tells his patients that he will do his part in enhancing their appearance with a cosmetic surgery procedure, but is careful to remind his patients that it is of utmost importance that they do their part to maintain the results. For ALL patients, that means maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Especially for liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast reduction patients, keeping up with regular diet and exercise is the only way to maintain their results. But even cosmetic surgeries of the face, patients must maintain their health – such as quitting smoking – in order to facilitate healing.

    Because plastic surgery and healthy lifestyles go hand-in-hand, Dr. Whiteman decided to launch a health and wellness section to southernplasticsurgery.com. The health and wellness section will provide patients with diet and exercise tips including: Common Diet Mistakes, Tips for Diet Success, Hidden Calories in Foods, Healthy Snacks, and a feature on how to correctly read food labels.

    The health and wellness section will also contain a section of healthy, delicious, and low calorie recipes. All of the recipes have been personally made and approved by members of the Southern Plastic Surgery staff.

    Dr. Whiteman hopes that, with the help of the health and wellness section of his website, that all his patients will make strides towards healthy, fit lifestyles to keep them looking and feeling their best!

    The Sport of Giving’s Founder Sheila Stevens Featured on CW 69’s Focus Atlanta

    This past Sunday March 28th, CW 69’S Focus Atlanta featured The Sport of Giving (TSOG) founder Sheila Stevens. Sheila was on the show to discuss The Sport of Giving’s broadened scope and recent switch to take the organization national.

    Just this year, The Sport of Giving Board, of which Dr. David Whiteman of Southern Plastic Surgery serves as spokesperson and medical director, decided to expand the boundaries of TSOG to help more people than ever! While initially, the organization was founded to raise money and awareness for women with breast cancer, the organization will now work to support ALL women’s cancers. Also part of the change was expanding the organization beyond the local Atlanta area. Seeing the success that TSOG has had in the Georgia community, the board wanted to give other communities a way to make the same positive impact in their own city. Therefore The Sport of Giving developed a template coined “The Sport of Giving in A Box” detailing the steps and work involved in holding a similar TSOG event in another community.

    What is special about The Sport of Giving is that, even though the organization is going national, all of the money raised remains local to benefit the respective community in which it was raised. Unlike other national organization, a percentage of money does not go to benefit a national headquarters – but will go directly to the people in the community that worked to raise it!

    For more information about TSOG visit www.thesportofgiving.org.

    Male Breast Reduction Surgery Gains Popularity in England and the United States

    For women, surgeries of the breasts have been among the most popular procedures in the plastic and cosmetic surgery world. In fact, breast augmentation surgery surpassed liposuction as the most popular plastic surgery procedure for the first time in 2008. But what may surprise you is that surgeries of the breasts are growing in popularity for male plastic surgery patients as well. More specifically, male breast reduction has become the fastest growing cosmetic surgery procedure in England and is gaining popularity in the US as well.

    According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, there was an 80 percent increase in the total number of male breast reduction surgeries from 2008 to 2009. And in the United States, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimated a total of 18,000 male breast reduction surgeries in 2008 alone.

    The popularity of male breast reduction surgery may be explained by the fact gynecomastia, a condition marked by enlarged breasts in males, is more common than one may think. In fact, gynecomastia affects an estimated 40 to 60 percent of all men – ranging from teenage boys to professional athletes! The solution to this problem, or male breast reduction surgery, is a minimally invasive and very reliable procedure – undoubtedly another factor contributing to its increased popularity. The procedure involves liposuction of excess fat and the occasional removal of excess breast glandular tissue to reshape the natural contour of the male breast wall and takes only a little more than an hour to perform.

    If you are a male who is suffering from gynecomastia or is unhappy with the look and shape of their chest, male breast reduction surgery can be a realistic solution. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Whiteman today or visit our website for more information.

    Also, be sure to check out the March issue of Best Self magazine! Dr. Whiteman will be featured as an expert on male breast reduction and liposuction in the Men’s Health Section.