Health and Wellness: Maintaining Facial Plastic Surgery Results

In previous health and wellness blogs, double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman often discusses healthy eating habits and regular exercise routines for his body contouring patients. However, with over 20 years of experience performing procedures for all areas of the body including the face and breasts, he reminds patients that healthy lifestyles are also imperative to maintain facial cosmetic surgery results. A healthy lifestyle is necessary for overall health, and it is essential to prolong long-lasting results after plastic surgery.

atlanta plastic surgeonDiet and exercise are still important for patients who undergo facial plastic surgery, but patients should also adopt a skincare regimen and avoid harmful habits such as smoking and excessive sunbathing. Many patients pursue procedures such as facelift and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to reduce the signs of aging. Proper skincare can improve facial surface appearance and texture as well as assist with healing and scarring from surgery. Patients should avoid smoking and sunbathing as they dehydrate skin and cause skin to be more damage-prone.

While surgery does not completely stop the aging process, minimally invasive facial rejuvenation and skincare products can keep skin healthy and vibrant. Dr. Whiteman provides non-invasive treatments such as Botox® and facial fillers to further reduce wrinkles and fine lines. He also offers skincare products at Southern Plastic Surgery, P.C. and skin treatments such as peels and fractionated laser resurfacing at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.

If you’re interested in an anti-aging facial procedure or any other procedure offered at Southern Plastic Surgery, contact us to schedule a consultation. Also be sure to connect with Dr. Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest updates.

Health & Wellness: Don’t Let Your Lifestyle Routine Fall Off with the Seasons

health and wellness coach atlanta gaWith the time change, temperature shift, and colorful changing of leaves, fall is considered a transitional season that makes most of us want to remain indoors for the long winter ahead. The upcoming holidays are also enticing temptations to detract from our diets. Double board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery with an interest in health and wellness, Dr. David Whiteman reminds patients to remain pro-active about maintaining their healthy lifestyles throughout the seasons. Below are some healthy living tips to help patients through the holiday season:

  • Dress in layers: As the weather fluctuates as temperatures often do in Atlanta, it is important to wear layers of wind-shielding clothing. Instead of wearing one heavy jacket, layers allow us to remove or add clothing according to our temperature and better adjust to the weather.
  • Don’t ignore skincare: Though temperatures have cooled down, the sun’s damaging UV rays still have the same effects. Protect your skin by regularly applying sunscreen and maintaining your skincare regimen.
  • Limit holiday treats: Halloween treats, peppermint, gingerbread, and hearty family meals can all attribute to weight gain during the fall and winter season. While it is okay to indulge every once and a while, be sure to balance your daily intake with healthy snacks spread throughout the day.
  • Stay hydrated: Water helps us control appetite and recover from exercise. It also helps us stay healthy through the drying seasons that can cause illnesses.
  • Get involved with autumn: Participate in seasonal outdoor activities like pumpkin picking, corn mazes, raking leaves, holiday fun runs, or ice skating. By changing up your exercise routine and including a fun activity, it is easier to stay motivated.

By maintaining a healthy diet, a regular exercise routine, and lifestyle habits, patients will prolong and improve plastic surgery results. If you’re looking to jumpstart a lifestyle change, Jackie Madison, our office administrator, also serves as our in-house certified NESTA lifestyle and weight management coach.

If you’re interested in cosmetic surgery at Southern Plastic Surgery, please contact us to schedule your consultation. Connect with Dr. Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic and reconstructive surgery news and information.

Health and Wellness: Breast Reduction Surgery to Improve Physical Ability

In a recent health article from ABC News, a new plastic surgery trend has risen among young female athletes. To help improve their sports performance, athletes have chosen breast reduction surgery for overly large breasts that can inhibit physical ability and cause back and shoulder pain. Overly large breasts, also known as a condition called macromastia for females, can cause both physical and emotional concerns. Patients with overly large breasts often complain of physical constraints such as the inability to engage in vigorous athletic activity or added respiratory stress due to the weight of the breasts on the chest. Additionally, patients can also experience emotional concerns due to self image or inability to perform physical activities.

Health and Wellness Breast Reduction Surgery to Improve Physical Ability

At Southern Plastic Surgery, double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman performs breast reduction surgery on both male and female patients to create a more proportional and comfortable result. During the procedure, Dr. Whiteman will make an incision along the underside of the breast and remove excess skin and tissue. The remaining breast tissue will be tightened and repositioned. Occasionally, breast lift surgery can be combined with a breast reduction for a more youthful look.

Following any plastic surgery procedure, Dr. Whiteman always advises his patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Since breast reduction surgery allows patients to freely engage in more physical activity, Dr. Whiteman encourages patients to take advantage of their plastic surgery results and develop a regular exercise routine. By adapting a healthy diet, a regular exercise routine, and lifestyle habits, patients will maintain and improve results. For patients looking to jumpstart a lifestyle plan, Jackie Madison, our office administrator, also serves as our in-house certified NESTA lifestyle and weight management coach.

If you’re interested in breast surgery or any other procedures offered at Southern Plastic Surgery, please contact us to schedule your consultation. Stay connected with Dr. Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic and reconstructive surgery news and information.