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  • Turn Back the Clock with a Grammy Makeover

    Maintaining a youthful appearance can be challenging, especially for women of a certain age. While diet, exercise and anti-aging skin care treatments can be effective in helping women look younger, more retirement-aged women than ever are turning to cosmetic surgical procedures to help reverse the visible signs of aging like deep wrinkles and sagging skin. Cosmetic surgery for Americans age 65 or higher has increased by almost 80% over the last decade according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. If you’re considering cosmetic surgery to help turn back the clock, might I recommend my unique Grammy Makeover?

    Turn Back the Clock with a Grammy MakeoverInitially inspired by a conversation I had with a patient, my unique Grammy Makeover puts your cosmetic procedure options in your hands. The Grammy Makeover focuses on combining face, breast and body procedures, custom-tailored into one comprehensive surgical plan, to battle the comprehensive effects of aging on the face and body. Building upon the Mommy Makeover, the Grammy Makeover procedure includes a-la-carte options for specific areas of improvement to create a compounding effect and long-lasting results.

    A Mommy Makeover utilizes a tummy tuck (using my special Scarpa fascia technique), liposuction and a cosmetic breast surgery like breast augmentation, breast reduction or breast lift, in an effort to tighten the abdominal muscles, reduce fat and help remedy the effects of breast feeding. The Grammy Makeover takes this procedure to the next level by adding any of a series of additional treatments and procedures including:

    Radiesse® Hand Rejuvenation

    FDA-approved, nonsurgical injections temporarily plump up skeletal thin skin on the back of the hand.

    Brow Lift

    A surgical procedure designed to smooth the skin above the eyes & on the forehead by repositioning sagging eyebrows and raising upper lids.

    Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

    A surgical procedure that removes excess fat, tissue, and skin around the eyes to create a more rested appearance.

    Facelift Surgery (Rhytidectomy) or Mini Facelift

    A surgical procedure that tightens wrinkled and loose facial skin and/or repositions facial tissue to create a tighter, more youthful appearance. I offer both facelift and mini facelift procedures.

    Neck Lift

    A surgical procedure that removes excess fat from the double chin, jowls and neck to create a more healthy appearance. Commonly performed in tandem with a facelift.

    Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

    A surgical procedure that removes loose skin that may accumulate after weight fluctuation and aging and fat from the arms to create a more toned appearance.

    What makes the Grammy Makeover special is that it’s 100% customizable. Since no two patients are truly identical, no two Grammy Makeovers are either. Due to its specific, customizable nature, a Grammy Makeover requires a thorough consultation. To begin planning your Grammy Makeover treatment options, contact Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery at (770) 622-9100 to schedule your consultation today.

    Turn Over a New Leaf with our September Specials!

    September is here and with it comes another month of exciting news and specials at Southern Plastic Surgery and our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center. As the leaves changes, so do the monthly specials and promotions at SPS and Laser Lights.

    This month we’re offering special promotions on a variety of our most in-demand cosmetic treatments and surgical procedures including SculpSure® fat reduction treatments and Dr. Whiteman’s Mommy Makeover. Additionally, September is the time for friends and family at Laser Lights. Refer any friend or loved one and receive either a complimentary airbrush tan or $50 towards the product or treatment of your choice all month long.

    We’re also thrilled to announce that we’ll be hosting an Open House Event for both SPS and Laser Lights patients at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center on November 3rd, so stay tuned for more details!

    Treatment of the Month: Mommy Makeover

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    Dr. Whiteman’s unique Mommy Makeover procedure is part of what sets Southern Plastic Surgery apart from other Atlanta area cosmetic surgery clinics. Typically consisting of a combination of tummy tuck (using Dr. Whiteman’s special Scarpa fascia technique), liposuction and a cosmetic breast procedure, the Mommy Makeover is designed to tighten the abdominal muscles and lose skin, reduce fat and help remedy the effects of breast feeding. Mommy Makeover surgery at SPS is known to provide comprehensive and long-lasting results for women trying to show off their best selves.

    September Specials

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    Enjoy great savings all throughout September on the following procedures and treatments:

    • Special of the Month! Mommy Makeover Special {$500 OFF}: Receive $500 off your combination Mommy Makeover procedure of breast and body contouring procedures.
    • 20% off Various Facial Rejuvenation Treatments: Includes SilkPeel® microdermabrasion, chemical peels and freckle removal treatments.
    • SculpSure® Fat Reduction & Viora Reaction® Skin Tightening {Purchase 4 SculpSure® applicators, receive one FREE Viora Reaction® treatment}: Combining SculpSure® nonsurgical fat reduction with Viora Reaction® skin tightening offers a trimmer physique and smoother, healthier looking skin to help create a youthful appearance.
    • Fractionated CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing {20% off full facial treatment}

    A gift certificate from Southern Plastic Surgery (SPS) or Laser Lights can be a great way to shop for the special people in your life. Both SPS and our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center offer gift certificates that are good towards all cosmetic services and procedures. Our monthly specials change regularly, so check back with us if this month’s specials don’t tickle your fancy. Also, ask us about our package specials available at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.

    All specials and promotions for September expire on September 30, 2016 and may not be combined with other offers. For more information on special promotions and events for September at SPS and Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we invite you to contact Southern Plastic Surgery today at 770-622-9100 with any questions or to schedule a complimentary consultation!

    The Healing Power of a Tummy Tuck

    In recent years, the tummy tuck has emerged as one of the most common cosmetic surgeries in the US. Known in medical terms as an Abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery procedure that tightens the muscles and removes loose skin and fat from the abdomen so that it appears flatter and more toned. Tummy tuck is a great remedy for the lower belly pooch that may result from excess fat or loose skin resulting from child birth. 2015 saw a 9% increase in the number of tummy tuck procedures performed in the US, and that number should only continue to rise this year. While traditionally considered a cosmetic procedure, my Scarpia fascia technique for abdominoplasty can provide substantial medical benefits as well. This technique was recently covered in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal published by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

    The Healing Power of a Tummy TuckTreatment of Ventral Hernia

    A tummy tuck can treat ventral hernias and prevent future hernias from forming by repairing the abdominal wall. A ventral hernia is a condition that occurs when the intestine or abdominal tissue breaks through the abdominal wall, creating a painful bulge. People who have lost a large amount of weight, have undergone C-sections or similar procedures or who have a family history of hernias may be at risk to develop a ventral hernia. In this event, it is not uncommon to pair hernia surgery with a tummy tuck to minimize downtime for recovery and avoid future hernias.

    Reduction of Stress Urinary Incontinence

    Stress urinary incontinence occurs when the bladder leaks urine during physical activities or exertion. The leakage can occur as a result of the most minor physical activities like laughing, coughing and sneezing, as well as more rigorous tasks like exercising or lifting heavy objects. During a tummy tuck, a slight bladder obstruction is created using soft tissue near the pelvis, reducing incontinence. Stress urinary incontinence is much more common in women than men, particularly women who have been pregnant or undergone a C-section.

    Improved Posture and Pain Reduction

    Following a tummy tuck procedure, many patients notice their posture has improved thanks to increased support from the abdominal muscles that have been tightened. Back issues are common for people carrying excess skin and fat on the abdomen. The extra belly fat can put additional stress on the back, neck and shoulders causing weakness and pain. A tummy tuck can repair weak or separated abdominal muscles while simultaneously removing excess skin to flatten the abdomen.

    Additionally, there is also a significant mental benefit with the added incentive to keep off this unwanted weight. Following a tummy tuck procedure, many patients feel as if they have been granted a fresh start in their pursuit of a healthy life without the burden of unsightly, loose skin on the abdomen and excess weight.

    A tummy tuck may be recommended for patients in generally good health, mothers who have finished having children or anyone dealing with extra hanging skin due to significant weight loss. For more information on tummy tuck procedures or to set up your complimentary consultation today please contact Southern Plastic Surgery today at (770) 622-9100. Please ask about the many combination treatments we offer at our Laser Lights cosmetic laser center. Our staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this or any other procedure.