The Most Common Reasons to Consider a Neck Lift

When people think of cosmetic surgery, the neck is not typically what they think of. With so much attention paid to the face, breasts and stomach, it’s easy for your neck to get lost in the shuffle.  Your neck is commonly where the signs of aging begin to show. Patients with excess, hanging skin or fat along their chin, jawline and neck can benefit from neck lift surgery.

The Most Common Reasons to Consider a Neck LiftDuring a neck lift procedure, I use liposuction to remove excess fat from underneath the neck (double chin) and the jawline. Then, the sagging skin is removed and the underlying muscles are tightened to produce a tighter, more pleasing appearance. A neck lifts serves as a perfect complement to a full or mini facelift procedure to provide more comprehensive rejuvenation. Neck lifts at SPS are performed under local anesthetic.

Undergoing a neck lift procedure can alleviate the following aesthetic afflictions:

Turkey wattle:

The sagging skin found underneath your chin is commonly known as a turkey wattle, or turkey neck. The turkey wattle can be caused by weakened or loose muscles in the neck or loose neck skin that results from weight loss and/or aging.

Excess fat:

The accrual of excess fat around the face and neck can be the result of excess weight, obesity, aging or water retention. Other medical conditions like Cushing’s syndrome or thyroid issues can also lead to excess neck fat.

Excess skin:

Sagging skin under the chin is one of the tell-tale signs of aging. Exercising face and neck muscles generally cannot provide results; only a neck or face lift can properly dispel the excess skin from around your neck and chin.

A standard neck lift is not your only option at Southern Plastic Surgery (SPS). I also offer less invasive neck lift techniques to tighten the skin and muscles of the chin and neck. My technique for this procedure offer excellent, natural-looking results and a relatively short downtime for patients with more mild signs of aging of the lower face and neck.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look younger, and for many, that begins with your neck. A neck lift procedure at SPS can be your first step to a new, youthful appearance. Contact Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery today to set up a neck lift consultation. While you’re there, ask about ask about the available neck lift options including the direct excision technique. In the meantime, please check out our gallery of before and after facelift photos to see the astonishing results for yourself.

Turn Back the Clock with a Grammy Makeover

Maintaining a youthful appearance can be challenging, especially for women of a certain age. While diet, exercise and anti-aging skin care treatments can be effective in helping women look younger, more retirement-aged women than ever are turning to cosmetic surgical procedures to help reverse the visible signs of aging like deep wrinkles and sagging skin. Cosmetic surgery for Americans age 65 or higher has increased by almost 80% over the last decade according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. If you’re considering cosmetic surgery to help turn back the clock, might I recommend my unique Grammy Makeover?

Turn Back the Clock with a Grammy MakeoverInitially inspired by a conversation I had with a patient, my unique Grammy Makeover puts your cosmetic procedure options in your hands. The Grammy Makeover focuses on combining face, breast and body procedures, custom-tailored into one comprehensive surgical plan, to battle the comprehensive effects of aging on the face and body. Building upon the Mommy Makeover, the Grammy Makeover procedure includes a-la-carte options for specific areas of improvement to create a compounding effect and long-lasting results.

A Mommy Makeover utilizes a tummy tuck (using my special Scarpa fascia technique), liposuction and a cosmetic breast surgery like breast augmentation, breast reduction or breast lift, in an effort to tighten the abdominal muscles, reduce fat and help remedy the effects of breast feeding. The Grammy Makeover takes this procedure to the next level by adding any of a series of additional treatments and procedures including:

Radiesse® Hand Rejuvenation

FDA-approved, nonsurgical injections temporarily plump up skeletal thin skin on the back of the hand.

Brow Lift

A surgical procedure designed to smooth the skin above the eyes & on the forehead by repositioning sagging eyebrows and raising upper lids.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

A surgical procedure that removes excess fat, tissue, and skin around the eyes to create a more rested appearance.

Facelift Surgery (Rhytidectomy) or Mini Facelift

A surgical procedure that tightens wrinkled and loose facial skin and/or repositions facial tissue to create a tighter, more youthful appearance. I offer both facelift and mini facelift procedures.

Neck Lift

A surgical procedure that removes excess fat from the double chin, jowls and neck to create a more healthy appearance. Commonly performed in tandem with a facelift.

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

A surgical procedure that removes loose skin that may accumulate after weight fluctuation and aging and fat from the arms to create a more toned appearance.

What makes the Grammy Makeover special is that it’s 100% customizable. Since no two patients are truly identical, no two Grammy Makeovers are either. Due to its specific, customizable nature, a Grammy Makeover requires a thorough consultation. To begin planning your Grammy Makeover treatment options, contact Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery at (770) 622-9100 to schedule your consultation today.

Turn Over a New Leaf with our September Specials!

September is here and with it comes another month of exciting news and specials at Southern Plastic Surgery and our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center. As the leaves changes, so do the monthly specials and promotions at SPS and Laser Lights.

This month we’re offering special promotions on a variety of our most in-demand cosmetic treatments and surgical procedures including SculpSure® fat reduction treatments and Dr. Whiteman’s Mommy Makeover. Additionally, September is the time for friends and family at Laser Lights. Refer any friend or loved one and receive either a complimentary airbrush tan or $50 towards the product or treatment of your choice all month long.

We’re also thrilled to announce that we’ll be hosting an Open House Event for both SPS and Laser Lights patients at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center on November 3rd, so stay tuned for more details!

Treatment of the Month: Mommy Makeover

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Dr. Whiteman’s unique Mommy Makeover procedure is part of what sets Southern Plastic Surgery apart from other Atlanta area cosmetic surgery clinics. Typically consisting of a combination of tummy tuck (using Dr. Whiteman’s special Scarpa fascia technique), liposuction and a cosmetic breast procedure, the Mommy Makeover is designed to tighten the abdominal muscles and lose skin, reduce fat and help remedy the effects of breast feeding. Mommy Makeover surgery at SPS is known to provide comprehensive and long-lasting results for women trying to show off their best selves.

September Specials

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Enjoy great savings all throughout September on the following procedures and treatments:

  • Special of the Month! Mommy Makeover Special {$500 OFF}: Receive $500 off your combination Mommy Makeover procedure of breast and body contouring procedures.
  • 20% off Various Facial Rejuvenation Treatments: Includes SilkPeel® microdermabrasion, chemical peels and freckle removal treatments.
  • SculpSure® Fat Reduction & Viora Reaction® Skin Tightening {Purchase 4 SculpSure® applicators, receive one FREE Viora Reaction® treatment}: Combining SculpSure® nonsurgical fat reduction with Viora Reaction® skin tightening offers a trimmer physique and smoother, healthier looking skin to help create a youthful appearance.
  • Fractionated CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing {20% off full facial treatment}

A gift certificate from Southern Plastic Surgery (SPS) or Laser Lights can be a great way to shop for the special people in your life. Both SPS and our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center offer gift certificates that are good towards all cosmetic services and procedures. Our monthly specials change regularly, so check back with us if this month’s specials don’t tickle your fancy. Also, ask us about our package specials available at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.

All specials and promotions for September expire on September 30, 2016 and may not be combined with other offers. For more information on special promotions and events for September at SPS and Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we invite you to contact Southern Plastic Surgery today at 770-622-9100 with any questions or to schedule a complimentary consultation!