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  • 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.

    Bring Out Your Best with our August Mommy Makeover Special

    Though Summer has nearly reached its end, it’s not too late to enjoy hot deals available all month long at Southern Plastic Surgery. Wanting to look and feel your best is not unique to the Summer, it’s a year-round commitment. That’s why the team at SPS is thrilled to announce our special promotions and events for August at Southern Plastic Surgery and our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.

    Whether you’re seeking cosmetic surgery, skin care treatments like laser hair removal or facial filler injections, or one of our comprehensive packages I know we’ve got something for everyone trying to look and feel a little bit better about themselves. So keep reading for a rundown of our monthly specials for August as well as our treatment of the month.

    Treatment of the Month: Mommy Makeover

    mommy makeover discounts atlantaDr. 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 our special Scarpa fascia technique), liposuction and breast augmentation or breast lift procedures, the Mommy Makeover is designed to tighten the abdominal muscles, reduce fat and help remedy the effects of breast feeding. The Mommy Makeover surgery at SPS is known to provide comprehensive and long-lasting results for women trying to show off their best selves.

    August Specials

    atlanta skincare discountsEnjoy great savings all throughout August 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. A Mommy Makeover procedure combines a tummy tuck, liposuction and breast augmentation or breast lift procedures to provide astounding results
    • Acne Package {Save $50 on our comprehensive acne package (normally $250)}: Available at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.
    • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) With Réjuvapen® Microneedling{One treatment: $695 (save $100). Purchase a full face fractionated CO2 laser skin resurfacing and receive your PRP and microneedling treatment for $550 (save $245)}: Available at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.
    • BOTOX® Injections {Save $50 on each injected area}: An effective and FDA approved solution to fine facial lines, frown lines, and other facial wrinkles caused by muscle activity. Injections administered by our registered nurse. Available at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.
    • FREE Airbrush Tanwith the purchase of SculpSure® non-surgical fat reduction.
    • Laser Hair Removal {20% OFF any laser hair removal package}:Who really wants to spend a ton of their free time shaving? Living a razor-free and hair-free life is not a myth; it’s a possibility with the help of laser hair removal. No more waxing, razor burn, shaving cream spills or embarrassment. Available at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.
    • Laser Tattoo Removal {Buy TWO treatments, get THIRD treatment FREE}:Whether you’ve outgrown or changed your mind about a tattoo on your body, removing it is a bit more complex than just washing the ink off. Now, advanced laser systems can target once permanent tattoo ink of various ages, sizes, locations, and ink colors in shorter treatments than ever before. Available at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.

    If you’re shopping for that special someone in your life, a gift certificate can also be a great way to let them decide which treatments they may prefer. Both Southern Plastic Surgery (SPS) and Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center offer gift certificates that are good towards all cosmetic services and procedures. Our monthly specials change regularly, so if none of the specials listed above are right for, don’t hesitate to check back next month. Also, ask us about our package specials available at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.

    All specials and promotions for August expire on August 31, 2016.For more information on special promotions and events for August 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!

    Cellulaze™ + Sculpsure™: The Cellulite & Fat Blaster Combo

    Ridding yourself of excess body fat is certainly no picnic. Eating right, staying active and limiting stress can all help, but sometimes that is simply not enough. Fat that builds up in your arms & legs and around your derriere can be stubborn and resistant to these positive lifestyle changes, especially as we age. Not to mention the other adverse effects of carrying excess body fat like the accumulation of cellulite. Cellulite is caused by fat found beneath the skin that appears bumpy because it pushes against connective tissue, causing the skin above it to dimple and ripple. It plagues roughly between 85%-98% of teenage women or older as well as some men. And while it may not be medically harmful, cellulite can be extremely unpleasant and difficult to alleviate. I understand that Summer means you want to be out looking your best so I’ve devised a combination service of fat reduction and cellulite treatment that will help you shine your brightest.

    Cellulaze Sculpsure The Cellulite Fat Blaster ComboAbout Cellulaze™

    Cellulaze™ cellulite reduction is a minimally invasive, laser-assisted procedure that battles the root causes of cellulite growth under the skin. It is FDA-approved and has been clinically proven to increase your skin’s natural smoothness for a healthy look that lasts. While other treatments focus on negating the cosmetic effects of cellulite, Cellulaze™ treats the fibrous bands beneath the skin, while also thickening and adding elasticity that replenishes the skin to its original feel and smoothness. Cellulaze™ is the first and only treatment that targets the structural problems underneath the skin that cause cellulite, to give you proven, longer-lasting results from just one treatment. Local anesthetic is applied before all Cellulaze™ treatments.

    About Sculpsure™

    Sculpsure™ fat reduction is the newest technology in fat reduction. This FDA-approved, non-invasive lipolysis procedure that targets excess fat that has accrued on the flanks and abdomen. It is a state-of-the-art, controlled light-based technology perfect for patients looking to get rid of stubborn fat fast and effectively. The laser used selectively targets adipose tissue (fat) below the skin. Over time, the body natural eliminates the fat cells with positive results may be seen as soon as 6 weeks following treatment. Sculpsure™ can treat multiple areas at once to help ensure a smooth and speedy treatment. Multiple treatments can be administered to the same area over time if required. Best of all, Sculpsure™ treatments are quick (as fast as 25 minutes), virtually painless and require no downtime for recovery. Sculpsure™ fat reduction treatments do not require local anesthetic.

    Both Cellulaze™ cellulite reduction and Sculpsure™ fat reduction treatments are capable of producing astonishing results on their own, but when used in tandem can provide a fitter, healthier frame and the youthful, flawless skin you deserve.

    For information on the cosmetic procedures performed at Southern Plastic Surgery or to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation, contact us by phone at 770-622-9100. My trusted staff and I would be thrilled to meet with you, discuss your goals and answer your questions.