Turn Up the Heat with Summer Savings

This month marks the start of summer and things have already started heating up around the city as a lot of you will be heading out of town, enjoying more friend and family gatherings and heading outdoors to soak up a good dose of Vitamin D.  Not only is June 21st the summer solstice but it also happens to be Father’s Day.  The Southern Plastic Surgery team certainly wants to extend a very happy Father’s Day wish to all the special men in each of your lives and I hope you make their day extra special this year!

atlanta restylane discountsWe understand that schedules can be tight this time of year and finding the best time to fit a surgical or nonsurgical procedure in can be tricky.  Surprisingly enough, downtime can be quite minimal for several procedures we perform so you don’t miss out on the important events coming up this season!  To kick off this month’s specials, let’s start with FDA-approved Restylane® Silk.  When we first introduced Restylane® Silk to patients earlier this year, our patients were pleased with its ability to provide subtle plumping of the lips.  When I say subtle I mean that it’s a “lighter” version of the original Restylane® facial filler due to the smaller granular substance that is able to get deeper into the delicate lines around the mouth.  Patients can get that pouty-lip look but still avoid the commonly overdone “duck lips.”  If you haven’t tried Restylane® or Restylane® Silk yet, check out our flyer for details on our treatment packages that are good now until June 30th, 2015.

Some of you may remember a few weeks ago I shared that I had the honor of speaking at the 2015 Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting to a select group of doctors on the topic of tummy tucks (abdominoplasty).  My scarpa fascia flap abdominoplasty technique has become a staple for helping patients achieve not only a flatter midsection, but one with curves and I’m hoping that I was able to encourage other doctors from all around the world to do their part in improving our tummy tuck patient’s results.  By utilizing the scarpa fascia tummy tuck technique when performing tummy tucks, a more defined contour of the waistline (think along the lines of an hourglass shape).

Be sure to check out our flyers for more details on the SPS specials, plus Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center has a few Father’s Day specials you may want to take advantage of.  If you have any questions regarding the specials or any of the reconstructive or cosmetic plastic surgery procedures I perform, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 770-622-9100.  You can also stay connected with me, Dr. David Whiteman, on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.  We wish everyone has a great start to their summer season and hope to see many new and familiar faces very soon!

Refresh Your Look with Facial Rejuvenation

As an Atlanta cosmetic surgeon, I’ve seen how facial rejuvenation procedures are some of the most sought after cosmetic plastic surgery options today.  When you think about it, our faces are tough.  Not only do they fight against gravity, harmful exposure to the sun and aging in general, but the face is such a prominent feature that trying to hide certain insecurities we may have is near impossible and can be cause for concern for many of us.

Plastic Surgery in Atlanta GAOur genetic makeup is different, so there isn’t a recommended age to start facial rejuvenation but instead something to consider at different milestones in your life.  Think about the first time you noticed fine lines by the corners of your eyes or the moment you looked in the mirror and realized the under-eye bags were there to stay.  There are a variety of facial plastic surgery procedures that can help refresh your look and when you delve even deeper, I see many of my facial rejuvenation patients fit into two distinct groups: those that wait until signs of aging are prominent before they are prompted into action and those that start early to slow down the progression.

Get started early.

The beauty of cosmetic injectables is that they give patients temporary relief for the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin and depending on the type of product used (injectables vs. facial filler) can yield results up to a year.  The earlier you start cosmetic injectable treatments the less noticeable the concerns you have with your facial appearance will present themselves as your skin matures.  Starting earlier gives patients more time before major concerns give added cause to start considering a longer-lasting way of anti-aging.  Patients as young as 18 may opt for Botox®, Dysport® or Xeomin® to relax the wrinkle-causing muscles of the face while patients with thinned lips, deeper wrinkles or loss volume may consider facial fillers like Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Radiesse® or Perlane® to smooth out their skin or to better help maintain previous facial plastic surgery results.

Look more rested.

If you’ve graduated beyond the injectables phase and entered the ages of looking perpetually tired because of under eye bags and hooded eyelids, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) could be the facial rejuvenation treatment you consider.  The main goal of eyelid surgery is to remove excess fat, tissue and skin that accumulates around the eyes and this can be done on the upper, lower or a combination of both the upper and lower lids to get you back to looking more rested.  Eyelid surgery results are subtle enough that your family and close friends may not recognize that you had surgery, but effective enough that you look more relaxed, awake and as if you just had the best sleep of your life!

Lift your woes.

When the skin on your face starts to sag well beyond comfort and the folds are deep enough to make a bulldog your doppelgänger, a more invasive procedure, rhytidectomy (or better known as facelift), is needed to help turn back the clock.  Collagen breaks down as we get older and the loose skin creates a dulled appearance that can extend from the top of the forehead all the way down around the cheeks, jowls and neck.  A facelift can work in two ways.  On one hand it directly removes excess skin and on the other hand it addresses the fundamental cause of your facial aging.  To help these underlying concerns, I reposition the skin, tissue and muscle to replace the lost volume and create a look that is smoother and more youthful.  Patients have the option of a full facelift or may opt for isolated concerns on the upper, middle and lower sections of the face independently.  While facelift results are much more extensive than those which are produced from cosmetic injectable treatments, with any facial cosmetic procedure the plastic surgery results are not permanent and a touch up procedure is recommended to help you looking younger, for longer.

If you’re interested in exploring your facial rejuvenation options with me, please don’t hesitate to contact my office to set up a time when we can go over your questions and concerns.  To keep up with my latest rants and raves as a cosmetic surgeon, stay connected with me, David Whiteman, on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for plastic surgery news and updates.

The Newest in Skincare Treatments

As a double board-certified Atlanta cosmetic surgeon, I like to stay abreast on not only the latest advancements in reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, but also non-invasive anti-aging treatments.  As American writer Betty Friedan once said, “Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.”  Unless someone has been sitting on a magical elixir of endless youth, physical signs of aging are inevitable and we are physically reminded of this with each passing year.  For some, fine lines and wrinkles signify years filled with laughter.  For others they can be reminders that the damage we do to our skin when we are younger (like spending lots of time in the sun without proper protection) play a large part in how our skin can unfavorably mature. Recently there has been an anti-aging treatment that I think many of you will be excited to try: Restylane® Silk.  Below are some of the key benefits that may make these skincare treatments desirable for many cosmetic injectable fans.

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Plump up the volume with Restylane® Silk:

  • The ONLY FDA-approved facial filler for augmenting the lips
  • A “lighter” version of the original Restylane® facial filler so the results are subtle and patients can avoid “duck lips”
  • The granular substance is much smaller than other fillers on the market so Restylane® Silk is able to get deeper within the delicate fine lines around the mouth
  • Is safe for patients 21 and older
  • Results can last 6-12 months

To welcome Restylane® Silk to our family of cosmetic facial procedures, we invite you to take advantage of special introductory pricing on treatments now through April 30th, 2015.  Be sure to check out the flyer for details but you can always give us a call at the Southern Plastic Surgery office at 770-622-9100 with any questions you may have or to book your appointment.  For the most up-to-date plastic surgery news and specials be sure to connect with me, Dr. David Whiteman, on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.