Childbearing can be a beautiful moment in a woman’s life that is unforgettable. In an instant, you can experience a gamut of emotions from joy, happiness, and unconditional love that is simply indescribable. Though producing children is one of the greatest gifts, it can also take a major toll on your body physically. I recommend a mommy makeover for women who are looking to tighten up their waistline or undergo a complete rejuvenation. Below is a list of common questions and answers about mommy makeover surgery:
Q: Who is a good candidate for a mommy makeover?
A: I recommend for my female patients to wait until after they are finished having children before considering mommy makeover as additional pregnancies can reverse your results. Additionally, it is important for you to be in overall good physical and mental health before undergoing any type of cosmetic procedure. During your consultation, we will discuss your personal cosmetic surgery goals and what customized procedures will be performed in order to give you the look you desire.
Q: What are my different options for a mommy makeover?
A: Typically, mommy makeover is a comprehensive combination surgery incorporating both breast and body contouring procedures. If you suffer from sagging breasts or have lost volume, a breast augmentation or breast lift can be performed. To sculpt the areas on the abdomen where skin has stretched, I use tummy tuck surgery to target excess fat and skin and re-tighten weakened abdominal muscles for a firmer, more contoured outcome. Additionally, I can combine liposuction to remove stubborn isolated pockets of fat and help sculpt the midsection as well as the thighs, hips, and arms.
Q: What is the recovery time and how can I optimize my results?
A: By combining surgeries, the amount of downtime is significantly less than if you had individual procedures. Depending on the procedures performed, during your mommy makeover, each person’s recovery time will undoubtedly differ. I advise all my patients to regularly schedule follow-up appointments in order to receive recommendations for minimizing the risks of complications, and follow instructions that’ll help aid in your healing process following your surgery. Maintaining a healthy exercise and diet regimen will prolong your results, but if you experience a dramatic fluctuation in your weight, results can be reversed.
If you’re interested in mommy makeover surgery, or any of the other procedures I perform, please contact us today to schedule your consultation. For the most up-to-date plastic surgery news and specials be sure to connect with me, Dr. David Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
Women aren’t the only ones who seek elective cosmetic procedures. Recently, the number of male patients opting to undergo both facial and body cosmetic surgery in order to restore their appearance has substantially increased. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the top five male cosmetic procedures performed in 2012 were nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, liposuction, breast reduction, and facelifts. Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman has maintained a thorough knowledge and expertise in utilizing various specialized techniques to produce the most natural-looking results specifically tailored to the male physique.
For men looking to change the appearance of their nose, Dr. Whiteman performs male rhinoplasty, which unlike a female’s nose surgery, requires tailoring the placement and size of the incisions in order to define distinct male characteristics. Typically, male patients seek a more defined nose with a higher bridge while women elect for more subtle results. For other facial procedures such as eyelid surgery and facelifts, Dr. Whiteman integrates the same personalized techniques to enhance dynamic facial features that most men possess.
Though many men typically lead a very active lifestyle in which they’re consistently burning calories, they also have those few “problem areas” that they would like to address as well. To help patients get rid of excess weight that diet and exercise can’t control, Dr. Whiteman performs multiple body contouring procedures including male tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast reduction. For men who suffer from gynecomastia, which is when breast glands rapidly grow to an unusual size, causing overly large breasts, Dr. Whiteman removes excess fat, tissue, and skin and then uses liposuction to produce a flatter chest.
No matter what gender you are, Dr. Whiteman strives to produce the most optimal results as well as meet each patient’s personal needs and goals. If you’re interested in any of the cosmetic procedures Dr. Whiteman performs, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Be sure to connect with Dr. Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more plastic surgery information and news.
The case remains true that we can’t stop aging, but the signs can certainly be combated. If you’re looking to revive and rejuvenate your appearance, double-board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Whiteman recommends facelift surgery for patients wanting to fight the effects of aging and keep looking as young as they feel!
There are multiple factors that can contribute to the aging process including pollutants, sun exposure, and gravity, which all aid in deteriorating the suppleness of our skin. A youthful appearance tends to be a sign of fullness and triangular whereas aging tends to be empty and square. To turn back the block on your look, Dr. Whiteman offers various facial rejuvenation procedures including a full or mini facelift. For patients who have more noticeable signs of aging such as lax skin, or deep wrinkles and fine lines, Dr. Whiteman performs a full facelift in which excess and sagging skin is removed and the muscle and tissue is re-tightened to refill areas of lost volume and to smooth wrinkles. A full facelift also restores the neck line, jawline, and removes turkey neck.
Patients who are only concerned with specific and isolated areas of the face may opt for a mini facelift. During a mini facelift, Dr. Whiteman reduces wrinkles and sagging skin by making smaller, hidden incisions without affecting the brow and eye areas. Additionally, a mini facelift can also address jowls on the lower third of the face, including the neck and requires minimal downtime.
Dr. Whiteman likes to remind patients that though these procedures can restore a more youthful appearance, it is important to keep realistic expectations and understand that plastic surgery does not slow down the body’s natural aging process. In addition to surgery, there are also everyday regimens such as exercising, healthy eating, limiting UV exposure and using sunscreen faithfully that can all help aid in prevention.
For more information about facial plastic surgery at Southern Plastic Surgery P.C., please contact us to schedule a consultation. Be sure to connect with Dr. Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest cosmetic and reconstructive surgery news and information.