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    After having a cosmetic procedure, it is important to take care of your body and allow it to fully recover. Dr. David Whiteman is a firm believer in maintaining a healthy mind and body especially after surgery and often shares with patients that they can do so with eating plenty of fruits, vegetables or making your own delicious recipes that include many beneficial nutrients.

    stay healthyEnjoy this anti-oxidant spinach and berry salad that not only tastes great, but aides in boosting your immune system and improve plastic surgery results.

    Ingredients:

    3 cups of fresh spinach (cut stems)
    1 Tbsp of crumbled goat cheese
    6 sliced fresh strawberries
    ½ cup of fresh blueberries

     

    Homemade Organic Raspberry Vinaigrette:

    ¼ cup of raspberry vinegar
    1 ½ Tbsp of honey
    ½ cup of fresh red raspberries
    ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil

    Instructions for salad dressing: First combine raspberry vinegar, honey, and raspberries, then slowly add in extra virgin olive oil and mix together.

    By eating foods high in anti-oxidants, protein and other nutrients you’ll boost your metabolism and ultimately improve your overall quality of health keep checking back periodically as we will be sharing more tasty tips in the future. Stay up-to-date with Dr. Whiteman for more healthy recipes, exercise and post-surgery tips and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

    The Benefits of Combining Plastic Surgery Procedures

    During consultations, Dr. David Whiteman meets with patients who often express aesthetic concerns for more than one area of their face and/or body. At Southern Plastic Surgery, P.C., Dr. Whiteman offers procedures like facial rejuvenation and mommy makeover surgery that combine cosmetic treatments into a single procedure. Combining procedures lends other advantages in addition to overall rejuvenation as patients can avoid having two or more separate operations and recovery periods to reduce facility and anesthesia costs and overall downtime.

    discussing options with plastic surgeonMany patients interested in facial procedures may want to smooth wrinkles and furrows while also addressing features like the nose or eyes. Cosmetic procedures such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), facelift, and rhinoplasty can all address signs of aging including drooping skin, wrinkles, and lines. Botox® and facial fillers can also be applied with surgical procedures for improved anti-aging results. By combining procedures, Dr. Whiteman can help patients achieve a more refreshed, balanced look.

    Breast augmentation and breast lift surgery can be performed at the same time to restore breasts for a more youthful look. Breast augmentation and reduction adjust breast shape and volume while a lift removes excess skin and tightens the areas surrounding the breasts. In addition to the breast procedures mentioned above, body procedures can be combined as well.

    Body procedures can be combined to achieve a leaner contour as liposuction removes unwanted fat while abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) eliminates loose, hanging skin. Breast surgery and body contouring procedures are commonly combined in a procedure known as mommy makeover to help women achieve pre-baby bodies.

    It’s important for patients to have good overall health prior to choosing combination procedures as time under anesthesia is longer and complication risk can increase. After surgery, Dr. Whiteman strongly recommends adapting a healthy diet and regular exercise routine to maintain and improve plastic surgery results. Dr. Whiteman shares his special interest of health and wellness through his blog including exercise and diet tips, healthy recipes, and safely healing from your procedure. If you’re interested in mommy makeover or any other procedure, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Connect with Southern Plastic Surgery on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more plastic surgery news and our latest specials.

    Can Facial Plastic Surgery Turn Back the Clock on My Appearance?

    One of the main reasons why plastic surgery patients choose facial procedures is to reduce the signs of aging that appear in the form of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. With over 20 years of surgical experience, Dr. David Whiteman understands that facial plastic surgery can significantly rejuvenate a person’s appearance. While these procedures can restore a more youthful appearance, Dr. Whiteman always reminds patients to maintain realistic expectations and understand that plastic surgery does not slow down the body’s natural aging process.

    facial plastic surgery atlanta gaPatients with minor skin concerns and moderate to minimal wrinkling can benefit from non-surgical treatments. Cosmetic injectables such as Botox® smooth out wrinkles on the forehead and near the eyes. Facial fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane® restore lost volume in areas like the cheeks and lips. Since these procedures are non-surgical, patients can benefit from minimal to no downtime and shorter treatment times as injections typically take 10-20 minutes to complete.

    For patients with more noticeable signs of aging such as deeper wrinkles and lines and/or lax skin, Dr. Whiteman performs a variety of facial procedures from rhinoplasty and eyelid lifts to facelift surgery. During a facelift, he removes excess, sagging skin and re-tightens muscle and tissue to smooth wrinkles and refill areas of lost volume. Patients who are only concerned with certain areas can choose mini facelift or brow lift surgery to target isolated areas of concern.

    In addition to facial procedures, Dr. Whiteman performs a variety of plastic surgery procedures for the breasts and body. If you are interested in a cosmetic procedure, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. You can also connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for news and updates about plastic surgery and health and wellness.