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  • 4 Facts to Know About Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty

    Just like facial cosmetic surgery, nonsurgical cosmetic procedures for the face are more popular than ever. More specifically, cosmetic injectables like dermal fillers seem to be surging. Although these treatments are best known for rejuvenating the face by filling in areas of lost volume, they can provide astounding results for a number of aesthetic issues when performed by a skilled, experienced injector.


    For example, nonsurgical rhinoplasty (sometimes referred to as the liquid nose job) has become increasingly more in-demand in recent years. Nonsurgical rhinoplasty uses dermal fillers to provide subtle tweaks to the appearance of a patient’s nose. Although it may not be able to significantly change the size and shape of the nose like a surgical rhinoplasty can, nonsurgical rhinoplasty is perfect for people who wish to correct uneven areas and bumps that appear on the nose. Below I provide four facts that I have discovered in my many years performing nonsurgical rhinoplasty procedures.

    Very Popular with Millennials
    Some younger patients may not be ready to undergo a rhinoplasty procedure. Nonsurgical rhinoplasty provides a simple, non-invasive alternative. By utilizing temporary fillers, the nonsurgical rhinoplasty can make sense for patients who would prefer to take their new nose contour for a test drive before committing to a long-term solution.

    For More than Just Bumps
    Typically, the ideal candidate for nonsurgical rhinoplasty is anyone with a pronounced bump on the bridge of their nose. Facials fillers can help smooth out the contour of the nose by filling in the area around the bump. However, nonsurgical rhinoplasty can also help patients correct a drooping tip of the nose or those with a mildly crooked nose.

    Expertise is Important
    All cosmetic procedures, surgical or otherwise, come with some risk involved. However, this is especially true for nasal procedures due to the delicateness of the nose. This is because the blood supply to the nose is weak and injecting dermal filler into the tip or nostrils can potentially affect the blood supply to your skin. That’s why it’s so important to seek out a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing nonsurgical rhinoplasty for your procedure.

    Recovery is Very Smooth
    Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is truly a “lunchtime procedure.” The injections themselves are virtually painless and there is no downtime for recovery needed. Some patients may experience some mild, temporary redness or bruising, but serious side effects are rarely associated with this procedure.

    Nonsurgical rhinoplasty can be an excellent alternative for certain patients, but cannot fully replicate the benefits provided by surgical rhinoplasty. A rhinoplasty consultation will be required to discuss your issues, aesthetic goals, and expectations in-depth to determine which treatment path is the best fit for you. For more information or to schedule a consultation with me, Dr. David Whiteman, please contact Southern Plastic Surgery today or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for more plastic surgery tips, photos, and more.

    Special Holiday Savings at Southern Plastic Surgery this December!

    Happy December, everyone! The holidays are the time for giving. That also means giving back to the people in our lives that make this time of year so special. We would like to thank everyone who voted to help Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center be named “Best Laser Hair Removal Facility” for the second consecutive year in Best Self Magazine’s recent Best of 2017 contest. So to help give back to all of our amazing and supportive patients who helped make this honor possible, we are offering excellent savings on cosmetic surgery procedures and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments all December long. Continue reading for more info on all the cosmetic specials this December at Southern Plastic Surgery and Laser Lights!

    December Surgery Sale

    To help patients take advantage of the peak cosmetic surgery season this December, we are happy to announce our December Surgery Sale. All month long, enjoy special, limited time offers for some of our most popular cosmetic procedures including breast augmentation, tummy tucks, and liposuction, as well as cosmetic injectables treatments from Juvéderm®. These savings expire at the end of the month, so don’t wait.   Check out the flyer for all the details.

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    Check out our December Surgery Sale!

    December Cosmetic Specials at Laser Lights

    Right now is the ideal time to begin a cosmetic laser treatment before the weather heats back up again. That’s why all month long we are offering our patients the chance to save on some of our most in-demand cosmetic laser services at Laser Lights. Through the end of December, enjoy exclusive savings on Laser Hair Removal, Laser Tattoo Removal, and Fractionated CO2 Laser Resurfacing, as well as Viora Reaction™ Skin Tightening. Check out the flyer below for all the details.

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    Check out the December 2017 Specials Available At Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center

    We know holiday shopping can be a pain. So why not make it easy by treating those in your life to a gift card from Southern Plastic Surgery or Laser Lights? Gift cards from SPS and Laser Lights can be used towards any cosmetic procedure and are the perfect gift this holiday season. All of our promotions are good until December 31st, 2017 and may not be combined with other offers. For more information on December specials at either Southern Plastic Surgery or Laser Lights, please contact Southern Plastic Surgery or Laser Lights today. Happy Holidays from Dr. Whiteman and all of us at Southern Plastic Surgery and Laser Lights!

    Ask Dr. Whiteman: Cosmetic Procedures for the Face this Winter

    With so much attention paid to body contouring procedures, it’s common for some people to consider facial plastic surgery an afterthought. But when trying to achieve a new, improved appearance, what better place is there to start than the face? In the hands of an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, cosmetic surgery for the face can offer patients outstanding, life-changing results. With this in mind, I have answered some common questions about cosmetic procedures for the face to help keep patients informed this holiday season.

    best-atlanta-plastic-surgeonDear Dr. Whiteman,

    The appearance of my eyes makes me look way older than I am. Would I be better off undergoing eyelid surgery or a browlift?


    Dear “P”,

    It depends. Both eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty) and a browlift can help provide a more refreshed, younger looking appearance to the areas around the eyes. During eyelid surgery, excess skin on the upper eyelid and small pockets of fat on the lower lids can be removed. A browlift focuses on the placement of the brow by treating frown lines that can make the face appear tired, sad, or angry. In some cases, the procedures can be combined to provide even more comprehensive results for certain patients. However, in order to understand all your options and determine which treatment plan is the right choice for you, it’s important to visit with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon for a consultation.

    Dear Dr. Whiteman,

    If I undergo a facelift how long will I need to stay in the hospital after my surgery?


    Dear “J”,

    In most cases, a facelift is an outpatient procedure. This means that unless the patient prefers to do so, they will not be required to stay in the hospital overnight. Pain following facelifts is typically minimal and patients can recover in the comfort of their own home. Although some swelling and bruising will likely occur after your procedure, these effects are temporary. And most people feel quite well after just a couple days. Patients can typically return to work after one or two weeks of recovery, however it can take up to six weeks (or longer) to see the final results of your procedure.

    Dear Dr. Whiteman,

    I have been self-conscious about a bump on my nose for years and feel I’m finally ready to do something about it. How bad is scarring after a rhinoplasty procedure?


    Dear “C”,

    Scarring following a rhinoplasty is generally very minor. Sometimes the procedure results in a small, barely visible scar at the base of the nose, but this will often fade over time. However, if you are that concerned about it, and you are a good candidate, I also perform a nonsurgical rhinoplasty procedure (sometimes known as a “liquid nose job”) using injectable dermal fillers. Although nonsurgical rhinoplasty cannot alter the shape or size of the nose like a surgical rhinoplasty can, it can help to smooth out bumps and other imperfections.

    I hope everyone found these answers helpful. Don’t forget, Southern Plastic Surgery and our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center offer gift cards that are good towards all of our cosmetic services. A gift card from us can be the perfect holiday gift for someone special in your life. If you would like to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation today, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery.