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  • Studies Show High Satisfaction Rate with Brazilian Butt Lifts

    Butt augmentation has received added attention as more patients have become interested in enhancing the size and curve of their buttocks. There are many diet and exercise programs dedicated to helping women achieve their ideal shape, but often these cannot achieve the results patients are seeking. Double board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Whiteman performs buttock augmentation through a technique known as a Brazilian butt lift. Brazilian butt lifts use fat transfer to harvest unwanted fat from other areas of the body to re-inject to the buttocks.

    brazilian butt lift atlanta gaAt the most recent meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), research presented show that women who had undergone buttock augmentation with fat transfer are highly satisfied with no reports of major complications. Buttock augmentation with fat transfer is known colloquially as a Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Whiteman performs this body contouring procedure by first removing unwanted fat through liposuction from areas such as the abdomen, thighs, back, or hips. The fat is then purified and re-injected to the buttocks for natural enhancement. Dr. Whiteman prefers this augmentation technique as it uses the patient’s own fat, significantly decreasing the risk of complication and providing more natural results.

    Also in the article, ASPS discusses recent news media covering the rise in illegal buttock injections and reminds patients to always seek an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon to perform their surgery. By thoroughly conducting your research and finding a board certified plastic surgeon to explain the procedure and answer your questions, buttock augmentation can be performed safely with long-lasting butt augmentation results.

    If you are interested in a Brazilian butt lift or any other cosmetic procedure at Southern Plastic Surgery, P.C., please contact us today for a consultation. Connect with Dr. Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more plastic surgery news.

    Building Awareness and Education for Breast Reconstruction Options

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and October 16th marked BRA Day, or Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, celebrating raising awareness and education on post-mastectomy breast reconstruction options. Studies published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that less than 23 percent of women know the wide range of options available to them. As a double board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with over 20 years of experience, Dr. David Whiteman understands the effects of breast cancer and actively educates his patients about reconstruction options to help them on their journey to healing.

    Atlanta Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day 2012Breast reconstruction can be performed immediately after a mastectomy or lumpectomy or delayed until all cancer treatment is completed or when the patient is ready. During consultation, Dr. Whiteman examines the remaining breast tissue, skin, and muscles to determine proper treatment plans to achieve natural-looking results for each patient. A breast reconstruction treatment plan is unique to the patient’s individual situation, condition, and aesthetic goals so Dr. Whiteman ensures to discuss all options and procedural steps. Cosmetic breast procedures such as breast lift or a breast augmentation if only one breast is affected can also be performed to improve symmetry.

    Depending on the amount of healthy breast tissue remaining, Dr. Whiteman may use a breast implant to restore volume and shape. If there is not enough tissue to support an implant, a tissue expander can be used to make room for an implant. Another option is flap reconstruction which includes harvesting healthy tissue, skin, muscle, and fat from another area of the body to rebuild the breast mound. The nipple and areola can also be rebuilt through cosmetic tattooing.

    To further celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness, Dr. Whiteman encourages you to get involved with The Sport of Giving, a 501(c)(3) grassroots organization supporting women’s cancer care and prevention with special fundraiser events. Dr. Whiteman has also founded Life After the Fight, a business listing to promote professional aspirations of breast cancer survivors.

    To learn more about Dr. Whiteman’s breast reconstruction techniques, The Sport of Giving, Life After the Fight, or if you are interested in plastic surgery, contact us today to schedule an appointment. Be sure to connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for plastic surgery news and updates.

    Dr. David Whiteman Attends the 40th Annual Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting

    TummyTuckLast month, Dr. David Whiteman traveled to Vancouver, Canada to attend the 40th annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS). Dr. Whiteman is double board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery from both the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. During the CSAPS meeting, Dr. Whiteman attended lectures and discussions, as well as presented his research on advancements in abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery).

    Tummy tucks improve the contour of the midsection by removing excess fat and skin and retightening weakened abdominal muscles. Patients can also choose a mini tummy tuck option which removes excess skin and fat, but does not address abdominal muscles. This body procedure is often popular in mommy makeover procedures and post-bariatric surgery. As part of the CSAPS faculty, Dr. Whiteman presented a surgical technique for tummy tuck surgery to improve patient results and safety. With his latest studies, abdominoplasty results can yield an improved waist definition in proportion to the patient’s body structure. This technique can be applied to both full tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck surgeries.

    If you’re interested in abdominoplasty or other cosmetic surgery procedures, contact us today. For the latest plastic surgery news and specials, connect with Southern Plastic Surgery on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.