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  • iGuide Neck Lift Now Available at Southern Plastic Surgery

    dr david whitemanSome patients are not ready for a facelift or neck lift. Whether you’re interested in less invasive procedures, want to touch up a previous surgery, or haven’t reached the point of aging in which a lower facelift or full neck lift is necessary, Southern Plastic Surgery’s Dr. David Whiteman now offers iGuide®. The latest in minimally invasive plastic surgery technology, iGuide® offers patients an option to restore youth to the sagging skin under the chin.

    Our bodies slow down collagen production as we age, leaving our skin with less elasticity and bounce. The skin under the chin and around the neck often begins to sag, producing the “turkey wattle” neck skin we’re all familiar with. The iGuide® system offers patients an alternative to neck lift surgery that helps patients reach their aesthetic goals with minimal downtime.

    Using a weaving technique to help support the soft tissues and muscles under the chin, the iGuide® produces a trampoline-like structure with active tension that lifts all the tissues as one unit. The system works through small perforations under the chin through which a percutaneous suturing support system is weaved to raise any sagging tissue.

    The benefits of iGuide® include natural-looking results with minimal downtime compared to traditional neck lift surgery. Most patients are able to return to work within a few days after the procedure, while facelift patients often have multiple weeks of recovery. Depending on your cosmetic goals and the treatment area, iGuide can sometimes even be completed using only local anesthesia.

    Ideal iGuide candidates include men and women with mild to moderate sagging neck skin, patients looking to reduce the amount of lax skin underneath the chin, and those who may be interested in “touching up” a previous surgery. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Whiteman to determine if iGuide® is a cosmetic option for you.

    Contact our office for more information on iGuide® or other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.  You can also stay up to date on the latest cosmetic surgery news and updates by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

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    Atlanta Plastic Surgeon Urges Patients to Research Traditional Tummy Tuck Surgery When Exploring Fat Reduction Options

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    Plastic Surgeon in Atlanta on Surgical Options for Body Contouring

    Atlanta tummy tuck surgeon Dr. David Whiteman compares results of traditional plastic surgery procedures with new, non-invasive fat reduction technology.

    Performing the tummy tuck procedure since 1993, double board certified Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman analyzes and incorporates the latest, most beneficial plastic surgery trends to ensure that his patients receive the best possible cosmetic results while minimizing the risk of surgical complications. Therefore, Dr. Whiteman urges his patients to carefully research their candidacy for a prospective fat reduction procedure.

    Whiteman shares, “Non-surgical fat reduction is the most talked about plastic surgery trend so far in 2012; however, many patients who ask about the procedures are actually better suited for excess skin removal and muscle tightening involved with a traditional tummy tuck surgery.”

    A common component of a mommy makeover, along with breast surgery and body sculpting, the tummy tuck removes excess abdominal fat while also excising extra skin often stretched by pregnancy or extreme weight loss. Dr. Whiteman continues, “the tummy tuck is also an effective way to narrow a patient’s waist and reattach muscle that can become lax with a baby’s growth or dramatic weight fluctuation; whereas, non-surgical fat reduction is really only suitable for eliminating very small, very isolated areas of excess fat.”

    Technology like CoolSculpting® fat reduction uses external application of extreme temperatures to break down fat cells, which the body then gradually eliminates. Similarly, Dr. Whiteman uses the melting power of laser liposuction to facilitate fat removal during liposuction along with post-surgical, topical skin tightening and cellulite reduction treatments like Viora Reaction™ or Endermologie® to maximize patients’ results. He urges patients to thoroughly research plastic surgery technology through credible outlets when contemplating a body contouring or liposuction procedure.

    The flexibility of tummy tuck surgery is evidenced by its diverse patient base. In addition to mommy makeover patients, Dr. Whiteman also uses the body contouring procedure to remove excess skin and fat after massive weight loss, known as post-bariatric surgery. Additionally, Whiteman updates his Atlanta plastic surgery practice’s blog regularly with articles to educate patients of the newest procedures available.

    About Southern Plastic Surgery – David M. Whiteman, M.D., F.R.C.S.(c)

    Southern Plastic Surgery was founded in 1993 by Dr. David Whiteman, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. With a special interest in assisting women suffering from breast cancer, Dr. Whiteman also serves on the board of directors for The Sport of Giving, a women’s cancer care and prevention non-profit organization.

    Patients considering a tummy tuck, procedures of the breasts, facial plastic surgery, or other aesthetic body contouring options can find more information by contacting Southern Plastic Surgery at (770) 622-9100, scheduling a consultation at his office, which is located at 3855 Pleasant Hill Rd., Ste. #370, Duluth, GA 30096, or visiting his online community at southernplasticsurgery.com and facebook.com/southernplasticsurgery.