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  • Heat Things Up this Summer with Dr. Whiteman’s June Featured Procedure

    For women who want to adequately fill out their swimsuits, tank tops, or sundresses this summer, double-board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman performs various breast-related cosmetic procedures to help patients look and feel their best, no matter what they wear! This month, Dr. Whiteman is featured in Best Self Magazine and invites patients to take the first steps towards achieving the look they desire for their breasts.

    body contouring atlanta gaDuring an initial consultation, Dr. Whiteman will discuss medical history, goals for a particular breast procedure(s), including different breast enlargement techniques and implant options that showcase the most natural looking results. Dr. Whiteman offers silicone, saline, and gummy bear breast implants for breast augmentation surgery. Determining which implant is right is best done by taking measurements, and trying on various implant sizes to determine the best size and type of breast implant to be used. Breast augmentation is ideal for individuals who may feel insecure about small breasts, have lost firmness due to childbearing, or have lost a large amount of weight.

    If you’re looking for a bit of a lift, Dr. Whiteman performs a breast lift, or mastopexy surgery, for patients whose breasts have changed due to the effects of aging, gravity, weight changes, or childbirth. Dr. Whiteman uses multiple techniques when performing a breast lift and it is based on the size and shape of your breasts, the degree of sagging, as well as other contributing factors. When performing the surgery, the position of the breasts are raised and firmness is increased by removing extra skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the contours of the lifted breast. For minor correction to the placement of the breasts, Dr. Whiteman also performs mini breast lift surgery as well.

    By combining breast augmentation surgery with a breast lift, patients can see an increase in the volume of their breasts while a lift will provide them a more youthful placement on the body, with the most natural looking results for each unique patient. If you’re interested in a breast procedure Dr. Whiteman performs, please contact us today to schedule your consultation.  For the most up-to-date plastic surgery news and specials be sure to connect with Dr. Whiteman on FacebookTwitter and Google+.

    Am I a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

    Though it may be true that we cannot stop aging in its tracks, luckily there are various cosmetic facial procedures that double-board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Whiteman offers in order to help you achieve a more youthful and vibrant appearance. Often, one of the first places to show the signs of aging is the eyes. Dr. Whiteman performs blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, to eliminate the tired appearance aging eyes can cause.

    eyelid-surgery-atlanta-georgiaAccording to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), over 215,000 eyelid surgeries were performed in 2013 with a six percent increase since 2012. Patients who are good candidates for blepharoplasty are individuals that lead a healthy lifestyle and who don’t have any medical conditions that can impair healing. It is imperative to discuss any pre-existing conditions you suffer from including thyroid disorders, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes during consultations to ensure patient safety and minimize risks of complications.

    As we age, skin loses its elasticity, often causing the upper eyelids to droop and form excess skin on the lower eyelids. Having the appearance of tired eyes is due to the formation of fat deposits underneath the eyes. These effects can potentially cause impaired vision if the excess skin on the eyelids creates a blanket over the eye’s crease. In order to treat patients with such concerns, Dr. Whiteman removes the excess fat, tissue, and skin around the eyes, providing a more alert look for the patient. If a patient requires upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Whiteman reduces the amount of lax skin and creates a natural-looking crease. If lower blepharoplasty is needed, puffy fat pockets under the eyes are removed to provide a more well-rested appearance.

    If patients want to maintain their blepharoplasty results, Dr. Whiteman may suggest opting for facial fillers, like Juvéderm, for example, or Botox®. To obtain overall rejuvenation patients frequently combine their eyelid surgery with other facial procedures such as a rhinoplasty or facelift. You may also consider our Eye Package, which helps to maximize the benefit of the procedure.

    If you are interested in eyelid surgery, or any of the cosmetic or reconstructive procedures Dr. Whiteman performs, please contact us today. Also, connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news.

    Postoperative Care: Rhinoplasty

    With over 20 years of surgical experience in performing rhinoplasty, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman has implemented innovative surgical and non-surgical techniques to ensure his patients natural and aesthetically pleasing results. Whether undergoing rhinoplasty for medical or cosmetic reasons, Dr. Whiteman places great emphasis on his patients’ physical and mental health. Patients can minimize complications by following Dr. Whiteman’s recommended aftercare instructions such as proper wound care, diet, sleep, and medications which can aid in speeding up the healing process and enhancing successful rhinoplasty results.

    Surgical

    expression facial filler atlanta gaWhen performing rhinoplasty surgery, Dr. Whiteman utilizes two different techniques: closed or open. Closed rhinoplasty requires small incisions to be made inside the nose. An open rhinoplasty is similar to closed, but Dr. Whiteman makes an additional incision to separate the nostrils. No matter what rhinoplasty technique is used, Dr. Whiteman will hide incisions within the natural folds of the nose in order to minimize scarring.

    Post-surgery, a splint or bandages will be placed on the outside to protect the nose, and will be worn for about a week. You will also experience some swelling and bruising which will go down within the first few weeks and most patients are able to return to work in about a week. Dr. Whiteman will provide you specific instructions on how to take care of the surgical site, suggest medications to aid in the healing process, advise on engaging in physical activity, and maintaining proper nutrition, and when to make your follow-up appointments. Dr. Whiteman’s extensive knowledge and expertise in facial rejuvenation has entitled him to produce successful results for patients of all ages and ethnicities.

    Non-Surgical

    Dr. Whiteman incorporates the use of facial fillers such as Juvéderm®, Expression® and Restylane® to revitalize the nose and surrounding area. By injecting fillers into the tip, base, or bridge of the nose, Dr. Whiteman can restore lost volume and straighten the bridge, which produces a more youthful, natural aesthetic. Though patients like the perks of minimal downtime with the use of facial fillers, the results are not permanent and will require meeting with Dr. Whiteman for additional injections.

    If you are interested in nose surgery or another procedure Dr. Whiteman performs, please contact us today. Be sure to connect with him on FacebookTwitter, and Google+ for plastic surgery news.