Plastic Surgery for Men

Women aren’t the only ones who seek elective cosmetic procedures. Recently, the number of male patients opting to undergo both facial and body cosmetic surgery in order to restore their appearance has substantially increased. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the top five male cosmetic procedures performed in 2012 were nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, liposuction, breast reduction, and facelifts. Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman has maintained a thorough knowledge and expertise in utilizing various specialized techniques to produce the most natural-looking results specifically tailored to the male physique.

male cosmetic surgery atlanta georgiaFor men looking to change the appearance of their nose, Dr. Whiteman performs male rhinoplasty, which unlike a female’s nose surgery, requires tailoring the placement and size of the incisions in order to define distinct male characteristics. Typically, male patients seek a more defined nose with a higher bridge while women elect for more subtle results. For other facial procedures such as eyelid surgery and facelifts, Dr. Whiteman integrates the same personalized techniques to enhance dynamic facial features that most men possess.

Though many men typically lead a very active lifestyle in which they’re consistently burning calories, they also have those few “problem areas” that they would like to address as well. To help patients get rid of excess weight that diet and exercise can’t control, Dr. Whiteman performs multiple body contouring procedures including male tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast reduction. For men who suffer from gynecomastia, which is when breast glands rapidly grow to an unusual size, causing overly large breasts, Dr. Whiteman removes excess fat, tissue, and skin and then uses liposuction to produce a flatter chest.

No matter what gender you are, Dr. Whiteman strives to produce the most optimal results as well as meet each patient’s personal needs and goals. If you’re interested in any of the cosmetic procedures Dr. Whiteman performs, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Be sure to connect with Dr. Whiteman on FacebookTwitter, and Google+ for more plastic surgery information and news.

Erase Time with Facelift Surgery

The case remains true that we can’t stop aging, but the signs can certainly be combated. If you’re looking to revive and rejuvenate your appearance, double-board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Whiteman recommends facelift surgery for patients wanting to fight the effects of aging and keep looking as young as they feel!

facial plastic surgery atlanta ga dr david whitemanThere are multiple factors that can contribute to the aging process including pollutants, sun exposure, and gravity, which all aid in deteriorating the suppleness of our skin. A youthful appearance tends to be a sign of fullness and triangular whereas aging tends to be empty and square.  To turn back the block on your look, Dr. Whiteman offers various facial rejuvenation procedures including a full or mini facelift. For patients who have more noticeable signs of aging such as lax skin, or deep wrinkles and fine lines, Dr. Whiteman performs a full facelift in which excess and sagging skin is removed and the muscle and tissue is re-tightened to refill areas of lost volume and to smooth wrinkles.  A full facelift also restores the neck line, jawline, and removes turkey neck.

Patients who are only concerned with specific and isolated areas of the face may opt for a mini facelift. During a mini facelift, Dr. Whiteman reduces wrinkles and sagging skin by making smaller, hidden incisions without affecting the brow and eye areas. Additionally, a mini facelift can also address jowls on the lower third of the face, including the neck and requires minimal downtime.

Dr. Whiteman likes to remind patients that though these procedures can restore a more youthful appearance, it is important to keep realistic expectations and understand that plastic surgery does not slow down the body’s natural aging process. In addition to surgery, there are also everyday regimens such as exercising, healthy eating, limiting UV exposure and using sunscreen faithfully that can all help aid in prevention.

For more information about facial plastic surgery at Southern Plastic Surgery P.C., please contact us to schedule a consultation. Be sure to connect with Dr. Whiteman on FacebookTwitter, and Google+ for the latest cosmetic and reconstructive surgery news and information.

Am I a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Though it may be true that we cannot stop aging in its tracks, luckily there are various cosmetic facial procedures that double-board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Whiteman offers in order to help you achieve a more youthful and vibrant appearance. Often, one of the first places to show the signs of aging is the eyes. Dr. Whiteman performs blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, to eliminate the tired appearance aging eyes can cause.

eyelid-surgery-atlanta-georgiaAccording to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), over 215,000 eyelid surgeries were performed in 2013 with a six percent increase since 2012. Patients who are good candidates for blepharoplasty are individuals that lead a healthy lifestyle and who don’t have any medical conditions that can impair healing. It is imperative to discuss any pre-existing conditions you suffer from including thyroid disorders, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes during consultations to ensure patient safety and minimize risks of complications.

As we age, skin loses its elasticity, often causing the upper eyelids to droop and form excess skin on the lower eyelids. Having the appearance of tired eyes is due to the formation of fat deposits underneath the eyes. These effects can potentially cause impaired vision if the excess skin on the eyelids creates a blanket over the eye’s crease. In order to treat patients with such concerns, Dr. Whiteman removes the excess fat, tissue, and skin around the eyes, providing a more alert look for the patient. If a patient requires upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Whiteman reduces the amount of lax skin and creates a natural-looking crease. If lower blepharoplasty is needed, puffy fat pockets under the eyes are removed to provide a more well-rested appearance.

If patients want to maintain their blepharoplasty results, Dr. Whiteman may suggest opting for facial fillers, like Juvéderm, for example, or Botox®. To obtain overall rejuvenation patients frequently combine their eyelid surgery with other facial procedures such as a rhinoplasty or facelift. You may also consider our Eye Package, which helps to maximize the benefit of the procedure.

If you are interested in eyelid surgery, or any of the cosmetic or reconstructive procedures Dr. Whiteman performs, please contact us today. Also, connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news.