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  • Restoring a “Baby Face” with Facial Fillers

    Traditional facial procedures like facelift and eyelid surgery are known to address the signs of aging and restore a more rested, youthful appearance. In addition to surgical procedures, double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman also provides non-surgical treatments including Botox® and facial fillers to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. In a recent New York Times article, the term “baby face” was coined by patients who are seeking the round, plump cheeks that associate with a younger faces. Facial fillers are typically injected into targeted areas of the face where wrinkles appear, but now physicians have begun injecting fillers into cheeks for a fuller, lifted result.

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    During consultation, Dr. Whiteman discusses treatment plans with each patient to address their concerns. Facial fillers such as Juvéderm® and Expression® are composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in human skin. Fillers stimulate skin to produce more of its own collagen so treatments last longer, typically up to a year or two.

    As one of the most prominent areas of the face, the cheeks may deflate and show excess skin as age and gravity takes its toll. These fillers re-plump areas where creases and furrows develop while also lifting folds. Facial fillers are a great non-surgical alternative to cheek implants or facelift surgery as anti-aging treatments. Many patients choose injectables as there is minimal downtime and no surgery, scars, or incisions required.

    For more information about facial plastic surgery at Southern Plastic Surgery, please contact us to schedule an in-office consultation. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest cosmetic and reconstructive surgery news and information.

    Health & Wellness: Don’t Let Your Lifestyle Routine Fall Off with the Seasons

    health and wellness coach atlanta gaWith the time change, temperature shift, and colorful changing of leaves, fall is considered a transitional season that makes most of us want to remain indoors for the long winter ahead. The upcoming holidays are also enticing temptations to detract from our diets. Double board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery with an interest in health and wellness, Dr. David Whiteman reminds patients to remain pro-active about maintaining their healthy lifestyles throughout the seasons. Below are some healthy living tips to help patients through the holiday season:

    • Dress in layers: As the weather fluctuates as temperatures often do in Atlanta, it is important to wear layers of wind-shielding clothing. Instead of wearing one heavy jacket, layers allow us to remove or add clothing according to our temperature and better adjust to the weather.
    • Don’t ignore skincare: Though temperatures have cooled down, the sun’s damaging UV rays still have the same effects. Protect your skin by regularly applying sunscreen and maintaining your skincare regimen.
    • Limit holiday treats: Halloween treats, peppermint, gingerbread, and hearty family meals can all attribute to weight gain during the fall and winter season. While it is okay to indulge every once and a while, be sure to balance your daily intake with healthy snacks spread throughout the day.
    • Stay hydrated: Water helps us control appetite and recover from exercise. It also helps us stay healthy through the drying seasons that can cause illnesses.
    • Get involved with autumn: Participate in seasonal outdoor activities like pumpkin picking, corn mazes, raking leaves, holiday fun runs, or ice skating. By changing up your exercise routine and including a fun activity, it is easier to stay motivated.

    By maintaining a healthy diet, a regular exercise routine, and lifestyle habits, patients will prolong and improve plastic surgery results. If you’re looking to jumpstart a lifestyle change, Jackie Madison, our office administrator, also serves as our in-house certified NESTA lifestyle and weight management coach.

    If you’re interested in cosmetic surgery at Southern Plastic Surgery, please contact us to schedule your consultation. Connect with Dr. Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic and reconstructive surgery news and information.

    Breast Revision Allows Patients to Change their Breast Surgery Results

    Known for her immense amount of plastic surgery procedures, former reality television star Heidi Montag has once again shown up in the latest pop culture news following her recent breast reduction surgery. She decided to undergo breast revision surgery to reduce the size and volume of her breasts and minimize the physical limitations her current implants were presenting. While Heidi has received much attention from the press over the years for her drastic plastic surgeries, double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman advises patients to always maintain realistic expectations and aim for natural-looking results.

    breast reduction atlanta gaAt Southern Plastic Surgery, Dr. Whiteman performs breast revision to help patients who are no longer satisfied with their breast augmentation results. Patients who are unhappy with results from a previous plastic surgeon or who simply change their mind and wish to exchange their implants can choose breast revision surgery. Heidi chose to exchange her implants for smaller, more proportional ones to alleviate the back and chest pain she felt from the large implants. Other factors such as weight gain and/or loss or the effects of pregnancy can also cause a patient to seek breast revision surgery.

    In addition to breast revision surgery, Dr. Whiteman can also perform a breast lift (mastopexy) to restore sagging breasts to a more youthful position. A breast lift can be combined with breast reduction or augmentation for complete rejuvenation. It is important to discuss your goals and ask any questions during an in-person cosmetic consultation.   To further maximize patient satisfaction following any procedure, Dr. Whiteman believes in adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle after surgery to prolong those results.

    If you’re interested in a breast revision or other cosmetic procedures that Dr. Whiteman offers, contact us today. Be sure to connect with Southern Plastic Surgery on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more plastic surgery specials and updates.