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  • Studies Show Lifestyle Improvements after Breast Reduction Surgery

    One of the most commonly performed breast plastic surgery procedures is breast reduction. Many patients, both male and female, suffer from overly large breasts that contribute to many health concerns. Heavy, large breasts often result in poor posture, rashes and indentions from bra straps or clothing, neck and back pain, and poor self esteem. With over 20 years of experience performing breast procedures, double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman offers breast reduction surgery to men and women looking to alleviate physical and emotional problems caused by large breasts.breast reduction atlanta ga

    In a recent study published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, reports show substantial increase in physical wellness in addition to psychosocial well-being. Patient satisfaction with their physical appearance and mental well-being nearly doubled after the procedure with scores going from the 40s to 80s on a 100 point scale. Breast reduction surgery provides a more proportionate result for patients so they can feel more confident and enjoy the ability to participate in physical activities that they couldn’t before.

    Dr. Whiteman performs breast reduction surgery by making an incision in the nipple or under the crease of the breast to remove breast tissue, fat, and excess skin. For a more youthful and rejuvenated result, breast lift surgery is commonly combined to reposition breasts to a more aesthetic location on the chest. Men who suffer from overly large breasts, also known as a condition called gynecomastia, can also undergo this procedure. For male breast reduction, Dr. Whiteman will remove fat and skin using liposuction and will re-tighten remaining tissue for a smooth, masculine look.

    As an advocate for health and wellness, Dr. Whiteman always advises patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle after cosmetic surgery. By incorporating consistent healthy eating and a regular exercise routine, patients can continue improving their self esteem and physical health. If you are interested in breast surgery or any other procedure at Southern Plastic Surgery, contact us today. Be sure to connect with Dr. Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest updates and plastic surgery specials.

    Health and Wellness: Maintaining Your Back-to-School Stress

    As summer winds down, it is normal to feel stressed whether you’re headed to school or preparing your family for back-to-school schedules this fall. With school supply shopping, sport events and practices, and a busy work schedule, healthy eating and regular exercise are often forgotten as priorities. As a double board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in body contouring procedures, Dr. David Whiteman understands the important role of physical and mental health in maintaining surgical results. While we’re all busy this season, Dr. Whiteman offers a few tips to help patients continue living a healthy lifestyle.Health and Wellness: Maintaining Your Back-to-School Stress

    One of the best methods to minimizing stress is time management. Establishing and continuing a routine will help you stay on track with scheduling time for exercise and rest. Routines will also help children adjust to their new school schedules. Exercise is important as a way of relieving stress and staying in shape. As discussed in a previous health and wellness blog, getting enough sleep is essential to maintain a healthy and youthful appearance. Proper rest and exercise can help prevent noticeable signs of aging, as well as reduce levels of stress.

    In addition, busy schedules and stress commonly affect our eating habits. Heightened stress often causes an increase in appetite as people often turn to food for comfort. Studies published by The New England Journal of Medicine have shown that eating more frequently throughout the day helps people lose weight and keeps metabolisms going. Be sure to pack healthy snacks for throughout the day and limit the amount of times you go out to eat. It is best to prepare food at home and establish dinnertime as a time to reconnect with your family after an active day.

    It’s known that stress is one of the leading causes of weight gain and visible signs of aging. While Dr. Whiteman provides various facial and body cosmetic procedures, it is important for patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle before and after surgery. Plastic surgery should never be used as a weight-loss solution. Instead, procedures like liposuction and tummy tuck are reserved for patients with small, stubborn areas of unwanted fat. Facial procedures, such as facelift and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), can achieve a more youthful, refreshed appearance, but it does not completely stop the effects of aging. It is important to get a proper amount of sleep as well as exercise and healthy eating to prevent further signs of aging from appearing.

    If you’re interested in learning more about body contouring or other plastic surgery procedures, contact us today. To jump start your healthy lifestyle plan, Jackie Madison is certified in Lifestyle & Weight Management and serves as our in-office resource for patients. Patients can also work with Daryl Madison, an ACE certified personal trainer whom Dr. Whiteman has partnered with to provide a helpful resource for diet and exercise programs. For more updates on plastic surgery and health and wellness, be sure to connect with Dr. Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

    Various Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures for Rejuvenation

    Double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Whiteman meets with each of his patients to discuss facial plastic surgery to address concerning signs of aging. Many patients do not realize that there are various options in addition to traditional facelift surgery to meet their unique concerns. Dr.  Whiteman uses his extensive surgical experience to find the best treatment to provide the most natural results.facial cosmetic surgery atlanta ga

    In fact, facelift surgery can be performed on specific areas of the face for patients with moderate to minimal signs of aging. Using smaller incisions to target certain areas of the face, mini facelifts rejuvenate areas of concern for patients. A mini facelift reduces wrinkles and sagging skin without affecting the brow and eye areas. Mini facelifts can also address jowls on the lower third of the face, including the neck.

    As the eyes are one of the first facial features to show signs of aging and lax skin, Dr. Whiteman can perform eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to smooth skin and wrinkles around the upper and/or lower eyelids.  In addition to smoothing wrinkles, lower eyelid surgery can remove under eye bags. This procedure can also be performed in combination with other treatments such as a brow lift which addresses wrinkles on the forehead.

    Other procedures such as rhinoplasty (nose surgery) and chin augmentation can be performed to enhance facial aesthetics.  During rhinoplasty, the patient’s nose shape and size is sculpted to provide facial balance and a more youthful appearance. Genioplasty, or chin augmentation, can give an individual’s chin a more prominent position to balance their overall aesthetic.

    Facial fillers and cosmetic injectables such as Juvéderm® and Botox® can also be used as individual anti-aging treatments and in combination with plastic surgery to maintain results. Many patients with minimal signs of aging prefer these treatments as there is no downtime.

    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.