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  • Fall Specials & Events at Southern Plastic Surgery this October

    Happy October, everyone! The fall season is officially here. The new season brings a new slate of exciting monthly specials and events from Southern Plastic Surgery and our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center. Regardless of whether you’re considering cosmetic surgery or any of the amazing nonsurgical treatments available at Laser Lights, fall can be the perfect time for personal reinvention and new beginnings thanks to our October cosmetic events and specials.

    Save the Date: Holiday Open House Event at Laser Lights

    To help ring in the holiday season, we will be hosting our annual Holiday Open House Event at Laser Lights on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 from 5pm – 8pm. This event will provide our patients with a great opportunity to get better acquainted with all the newest treatments and cosmetic technology available at SPS and Laser Lights. There will be exclusive deals on many of our most popular cosmetic procedures, treatment demonstrations, chances to win prizes including complimentary treatments and skincare products, and so much more! Keep an eye out for more details in the coming weeks!

    October Cosmetic Specials

    All this month you can save on a variety of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments for the whole body. Get into the fall spirit with our seasonal Pumpkin Enzyme Peel. We also have special deals on some of our classic favorites like laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, nonsurgical fat reduction with the latest advanced technology from SculpSure®, and more. Check out the flyer below for all the details!

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    Don’t forget, both SPS and Laser Lights offer gift cards that are good towards all cosmetic procedures and treatments. All of our promotions are good until October 31st, 2017 and may not be combined with other offers. For more information on specials at either Southern Plastic Surgery or Laser Lights, please contact Southern Plastic Surgery or Laser Lights today. You can also call us to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation with Dr. David Whiteman. Have a great October from Dr. Whiteman and all of us at SPS and Laser Lights!

    What to Expect from Your Mommy Makeover Recovery

    In recent years, I have noticed the continual growth and popularity of the mommy makeover. By combining a tummy tuck (using my Scarpa fascia technique for the waist), liposuction, and a cosmetic breast surgery, my mommy makeover is able to provide substantial body contouring results for women trying to regain their pre-baby bodies. Despite its popularity, there are still many of my patients don’t understand what is involved with the mommy makeover. This is especially true of the expected recovery associated with this combination procedure.

    There is a common misconception that mommy makeover recovery will be especially taxing for patients due to the comprehensive nature of undergoing three procedures at once. In my experience, the opposite is true. My patients are generally very happy with the added benefits of combining their procedures.

    • Since the three procedures are performed simultaneously, you will only have to go through one recovery process instead of recovering from your first procedure and then beginning the process all over again for your second and third ones.
    • This also means cutting costs by only having to pay hospital fees like anesthesia and surgical fees once instead of three times.
    • The mommy makeover is an outpatient procedure, meaning patients will not require a hospital stay.

    Check out the video below where I explain the recovery timetable for patients following their mommy makeover.

    One of the great things about a mommy makeover is its ability to give each patient the opportunity to customize her treatment to her unique aesthetic goals. However, this freedom also requires more thorough planning and consultation in order to help determine the surgical path that is best to help you achieve the results you desire. So do your research, weigh your options, and consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who will help come up with the right treatment plan for you. For more information or to schedule your plastic surgery consultation today, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery. Or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for more cosmetic surgery tips, news, photos, and more.

    Getting to Know the 3 Most Popular Cosmetic Surgeries for Teens

    The world of cosmetic surgery is more inclusive than ever. With so many increases in the variety of procedure techniques available over the years, not to mention advancements in safety and success of plastic surgery, it’s no surprise that cosmetic surgery is on the rise nationwide. This is true for patients of all ages, including teenagers. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), patients nineteen years old or younger underwent nearly 40,000 cosmetic surgery procedures in the US last year alone.

    The demands and surgery options available for teenage patients can differ significantly from those of more mature patients. Common procedures, like breast augmentation and liposuction, are considered inappropriate for teens, with some exceptions of course. So what cosmetic surgeries are patients in their teens undergoing and why? I dug into the ASAPS statistics to find out and see if these numbers were similar to my personal experiences with younger patients.

    Ear Surgery

    Ear surgery, or otoplasty, was the most commonly-performed cosmetic surgery for teenage patients. Teens underwent 11,821 ear surgeries last year, accounting for a third of all ear surgeries performed. Otoplasty is intended to help patients who seek to reduce the size of their large, protruding ears (ears that stick out) that can make the face seem unbalanced and affect their self-confidence.


    Rhinoplasty was the second most popular procedure among teens, accounting for 11,059 surgeries in 2016. Unlike other parts of the body, the nose typically reaches its full adult size by age sixteen for girls and seventeen for boys. This means teens can undergo a rhinoplasty without having to worry about further growth and development negatively altering the results of their surgery, as long as they have the permission of their parents.

    Breast Reduction

    Breast reduction was the third most popular cosmetic surgery for teens, accounting for nearly 5,000 procedures last year. Although cosmetic breast surgery is more commonly associated with older, more physically mature women, breast reduction can have amazing benefits for teenage girls coping with the physical and emotional strain of excessively large and heavy breasts.

    Undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure is a major decision for a young person that takes a considerable amount of research and consultation, both with a board-certified plastic surgeon as well as their parents. I make it a point to thoroughly discuss every treatment option with my younger patients and their families to help them make an informed decision that will lead to the best-possible cosmetic surgery experience. For more information or to schedule a plastic surgery consultation today, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news, photos, and more.