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  • The Correlation between Nutrition & Plastic Surgery

    When it comes to plastic surgery, Dr. David Whiteman encourages his patients to thoroughly maintain both an internally and externally healthy lifestyle. Dr. Whiteman always maintains that he will do his part to meet each patient’s desired aesthetic goals, but also reminds them of the utmost importance that they do their part to maintain the results. There are various steps you can take in order to preserve a successful procedure outcome and it all begins with proper nutrition.

    health and wellness coach atlanta gaFor the human body to function normally, it is important to get the fuel you need and that can be achieved through proper nutrition. In order to help your immune system fight against infection, and repair blood vessels, muscles, bones, and skin, it is ideal to obtain the best peri-operative (pre & post-operative) nutrition which is achieved by following a firm diet, supplement and exercise regimen.  The more antioxidants you feed your body, the more you’ll decrease your risk of diabetes, cancer, or heart disease.

    Providing yourself nutritional care two weeks before and after surgery is an important factor in meeting your cosmetic surgery desires. In order to obtain correct pre-operative and post-operative nutrition, you must meet your recommended intake of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein, and fat. For example, are you eating the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables every day? Are you exercising enough? If not, what can you do to adopt healthy nutrition and exercise habits?

    If you’re looking to make the first steps towards healthy lifestyle changes, our in-house NESTA Weight Management Specialist, Jackie Madison. With the Lifestyle & Weight Management program, Jackie will help coach you through your pre and post-surgery time period by teaching you how to commit to an active lifestyle, achieve weight loss and weight management goals, provide effective eating habits, manage your time and assist with battling stress.

    With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Whiteman strives to provide all his patients with the necessary resources to feel and look their best. If you’re interested in jumpstarting your healthy lifestyle plan, contact us today. For more updates on plastic surgery and health and wellness, be sure to connect with Dr. Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

    Guide to Cosmetic Injectables

    When it comes to preventing the aging process, there are multiple non-surgical procedures that can aid in keeping you looking young. With all the numerous injectables that’re on the market now, it is almost impossible to keep up with the available options and their differences. At Southern Plastic Surgery P.C., Dr. David Whiteman has been performing cosmetic injectable treatments for over 20 years, which helps ensure his patients’ outstanding, long lasting results with his skin rejuvenation treatments. Here’s a breakdown of the FDA-approved cosmetic injectables that we offer:

    cosmetic injections atlanta gaBOTOX® Cosmetic: Dr. Whiteman is one of the few double board-certified plastic surgeons in the Atlanta area to have achieved “Platinum Level Status” as a BOTOX® injector. This title is only awarded to physicians with an expertise in safely using Allergan® products. BOTOX®, also known as a “lunch-hour procedure,” because it takes very little time to perform, is FDA-approved for the following three areas: crow’s feet, forehead lines, and the wrinkles in between and around the eyes. BOTOX® is also used to temporarily remove frown lines, fine lines and other types of facial wrinkles caused by expression and its effects can last for several months or longer.

    Restylane®: This FDA-approved injectable reduces deep facial wrinkles and removes fine lines. This wrinkle treatment provides volume to areas of the face that have depleted over time such as the areas around the mouth and can also be used to enhance cheeks and lips.

    Expression®: Also FDA-approved, Expression® consists of hyaluronic acid that smoothes away wrinkles and fine lines and restores depleted volume. The filler addresses areas around the eyes, forehead, and cheeks. It can also be applied to the lips and nasolabial folds using shorter injections. Expression® requires no downtime, with results typically lasting 6 months to a year.

    Juvéderm®: Using Hylacross™ technology, Juvéderm® is a smoother facial filler than other injectables, causing injected sites to not appear bumpy. Juvéderm® replenishes lost volume in your face including the cheeks, chin, and lips and also provides a natural looking appearance, with results lasting up to 18 months. Dr. Whiteman also offers Juvéderm Voluma™ XC, and Juvéderm XL with Lidocaine to help minimize any minor discomfort.

    Dysport®: This injectable is used to treat expression lines such as wrinkles and fine lines between and around the eyes, and the forehead. It also has the extra benefit of treating migraines, excessive sweating of the armpits, and helps relieve spasms in the neck and eye muscles. Dysport® requires no downtime and results typically last 6 months.

    Radiesse®: Re-plumps smile lines, wrinkles on the cheeks, and the jowls that diminish in reaction to collagen loss caused by aging. The hylauronic acid molecules within Radiesse® address deeper wrinkles around the mouth and cheeks. The filler can also be used to address the aging of hands. Most patients have seen visible improvement in wrinkles and facial volume up to a year after their first injection.
    For more information about facial rejuvenation with Dr. Whiteman, please contact us to schedule an in-office consultation. Connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and Google+ for the latest cosmetic and reconstructive surgery news and information.

    Dr. David Whiteman’s April Featured Procedure in Best Self Atlanta Magazine

    In the April 2014 issue of Best Self Atlanta Magazine, double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman is highlighted along with his feature procedure for popular breast enhancement surgery including breast lift and breast augmentation.

    breast-surgery-atlanta-gaPatients who are looking to enhance their breasts have many size, shape and texture options when choosing breast implants.  Dr. Whiteman meets with each of his breast augmentation patients to discuss goals and determine which implants will proportionately complement the body.  For patients who are interested in further breast enhancements, breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation to addresses sagging by re-positioning the breasts to a more youthful area on the chest.

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