No one wants to look old. Thankfully, patients today have more options than ever to help fight off common signs of aging. In addition to our wide variety of cosmetic surgery procedures, Southern Plastic Surgery offers a number of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments that can provide wondrous anti-aging results. I have detailed a few of our most popular nonsurgical treatments below for patients who may be interested in slowing down the aging process without the need for surgery.
Perhaps there is no more obvious sign of age than wrinkles around the face and forehead. That’s why I am happy to recommend Botox® Cosmetic injections to patients trying to regain smooth, youthful skin on and around their face. In addition to treating existing wrinkles and lines, a recent study published by dermatologists in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery asserts that Botox® can actually prevent wrinkles by increasing skin elasticity while it is active. As one of the only physicians in the Atlanta area to have achieved “Platinum Level Status” as a Botox® Cosmetic injector, I believe this treatment can offer patients excellent anti-aging results.
A double chin is another of the telltale signs of aging. Stubborn fat beneath the chin can be nearly impossible to eliminate with diet and exercise alone. Approved by the FDA, Kybella® fat reduction is a nonsurgical option for removing submental fat that accumulates below the chin.
Lastly, I commonly get requests from patients who are seeking to lose a bit of excess fat in order to restore their younger, trimmer physique. While there are certainly a number of body contouring surgeries like liposuction that can help, nonsurgical fat reduction has come a long way in recent years. SculpSure® nonsurgical fat reduction can provide astonishing contouring results for a number of areas on the body including the love handles, thighs, & abdomen. And unlike liposuction, SculpSure® treatments are fast (typically 25 minutes to complete) and require no downtime for recovery.
I still recommend a surgical procedure for many patients seeking more dramatic body contouring results, depending on their specific aesthetic needs and expectations, but it’s nice for patients to have the nonsurgical option if they believe that is the right course of action for them. If you are interested in one of the many nonsurgical treatments available at Southern Plastic Surgery or our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, please contact Dr. David Whiteman today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for more tips, news and updates.
Flowers are blooming. The weather is beginning to warm. That means spring is back. Spring is the time for rebirth and new beginnings. Southern Plastic Surgery (SPS) and our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center have just what you need to step into spring looking and feeling your best. Whether you’re seeking a cosmetic surgery procedure or one of the many non-surgical cosmetic treatments and services available at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we have something for everyone trying to revamp their look as the season begins to change. To help you enter spring in style, we are happy to present this month’s specials and promotions for our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.
March Liposuction & Fat Transfer Promotion
As a special bonus promotion for March, we have an exclusive offer for our liposuction patients. Any patient who has 2 areas treated during their liposuction procedure is eligible to receive a FREE fat transfer injection (a $3,000 savings). By using excess fat removed from areas like the thighs or abdomen during liposuction, fat transfer injections allow patients to add volume to other areas like the buttocks, breasts, or face that may be lacking in volume. Fat transfer injections are safe and can provide long-lasting, natural-looking results for patients considering butt augmentation.
March Cosmetic Specials
This month’s specials at Laser Lights are all about personal rejuvenation. All this month, enjoy a 20% OFF promotion on some of our most in-demand non-surgical treatments including SculpSure® Non-Surgical Fat Reduction, laser hair removal, Fractionated CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing and Viora Reaction™ Skin Tightening. We’re also offering a monthly promotion on rosacea or spider vein treatments. Also remember that SPS and Laser Lights offer gift certificates that are good towards all cosmetic procedures, treatments and products. Check out the flyer below for more details on all our specials for March.
All specials are good until March 31st, 2017 and may not be combined with other offers. For more information on special promotions at either Southern Plastic Surgery or Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, please contact Southern Plastic Surgery or Laser Lights directly with any questions or to schedule a complimentary consultation. Have a terrific March from the whole SPS family!
Plastic surgery is on the rise. Not just in the US, but all over the world. According to new stats recently published at the World Congress exhibit in Paris, the worldwide cosmetic surgery market grew over 8% in 2016 to an estimated $8.9 billion. That figure is expected to increase to almost $10 billion this year and industry experts predict that this growth will only continue in the years ahead.
Though North America (the US in particular) and Europe still have the highest numbers of cosmetic surgery procedures performed each year, other world regions are beginning to close the gap. The Asian Pacific region has seen a massive spike in the popularity of plastic surgery, particularly South Korea. Research done by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) stated that South Korea had the 3rd most plastic surgery procedures performed in 2015, behind just the US and Brazil.
There are a number of factors that can be partially attributed to this recent cosmetic surgery surge. Societal stigmas around cosmetic surgery, especially for men, have become less prevalent in recent years. More people than ever all around the globe are feeling empowered to seek out cosmetic procedures as a way to fight off the signs of aging and look and feel their best. We have also seen an increase in the number of available board-certified cosmetic surgeons worldwide in recent years.
Though plastic surgery as a whole is growing worldwide, which procedures are most popular is still very dependent on the region. The ISAPS data indicates that breast augmentation procedures and liposuction are still the most popular procedures in the US, whereas facial procedures like eyelid and nose surgeries are the most in-demand in South Korea. One thing that remains consistent is the exponential growth of non-surgical cosmetic procedures like Botox® Cosmetic injections and nonsurgical fat reduction like SculpSure®.
Personally, I’m very heartened by this development. As someone who takes pride in helping people improve their appearance, self-esteem and quality of life through plastic surgery, it’s great to see more and more people opting for these potentially life-changing procedures. If you are interested in a cosmetic procedure and would like to schedule a consultation, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for more tips and updates.