The Many Uses of Liposuction in Cosmetic Surgery

One of the most popular cosmetic body procedures for both men and women is liposuction. Double board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Whiteman offers liposuction for patients looking to eliminate areas of stubborn fat resistant to diet and exercise. However, not only is liposuction performed as an individual treatment for fat reduction, but it is also used in procedures like mommy makeover surgery, facial plastic surgery, and buttock augmentation. With over 20 years of performing a variety of body and facial procedures, Dr. Whiteman uses liposuction as a technique for certain cosmetic procedures.

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Liposuction removes unwanted fat cells through a cannula, or tiny hollow tube, through small, surgical incisions. For combination surgeries like mommy makeover, tummy tuck is often performed and while it addresses sagging skin and some excess fat, liposuction may still be needed to remove residual excess fat. Male breast reduction also includes liposuction along with excision to remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and/or skin to address gynecomastia, the medical condition for overly large male breasts.

Another body procedure that requires liposuction is Brazilian butt lifts (buttock augmentation). Dr. Whiteman uses a more natural technique known as fat transfer to remove unwanted fat through liposuction that is then safely re-injected in the buttocks. By using a patient’s own fat, the risk of post-operative complications and infection is significantly decreased.

In addition to body procedures, liposuction is also used to treat the face and neck to improve the contours of facial plastic surgery patients. For a facelift or neck lift, Dr. Whiteman makes small incisions along the natural creases of the face or neck to remove fat. Afterwards, he can tighten lax skin for a more youthful appearance.

While liposuction is used in other procedures, patients can also individually choose this procedure to remove isolated areas of unwanted fat for most areas of the body such as the abdomen, flanks, arms, and thighs. If you are interested in a body contouring procedure, contact us today to schedule your consultation. For more plastic surgery news and updates, connect with Southern Plastic Surgery on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Breast Revision Allows Patients to Change their Breast Surgery Results

Known for her immense amount of plastic surgery procedures, former reality television star Heidi Montag has once again shown up in the latest pop culture news following her recent breast reduction surgery. She decided to undergo breast revision surgery to reduce the size and volume of her breasts and minimize the physical limitations her current implants were presenting. While Heidi has received much attention from the press over the years for her drastic plastic surgeries, double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman advises patients to always maintain realistic expectations and aim for natural-looking results.

breast reduction atlanta gaAt Southern Plastic Surgery, Dr. Whiteman performs breast revision to help patients who are no longer satisfied with their breast augmentation results. Patients who are unhappy with results from a previous plastic surgeon or who simply change their mind and wish to exchange their implants can choose breast revision surgery. Heidi chose to exchange her implants for smaller, more proportional ones to alleviate the back and chest pain she felt from the large implants. Other factors such as weight gain and/or loss or the effects of pregnancy can also cause a patient to seek breast revision surgery.

In addition to breast revision surgery, Dr. Whiteman can also perform a breast lift (mastopexy) to restore sagging breasts to a more youthful position. A breast lift can be combined with breast reduction or augmentation for complete rejuvenation. It is important to discuss your goals and ask any questions during an in-person cosmetic consultation.   To further maximize patient satisfaction following any procedure, Dr. Whiteman believes in adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle after surgery to prolong those results.

If you’re interested in a breast revision or other cosmetic procedures that Dr. Whiteman offers, contact us today. Be sure to connect with Southern Plastic Surgery on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more plastic surgery specials and updates.

Studies Show High Satisfaction Rate with Brazilian Butt Lifts

Butt augmentation has received added attention as more patients have become interested in enhancing the size and curve of their buttocks. There are many diet and exercise programs dedicated to helping women achieve their ideal shape, but often these cannot achieve the results patients are seeking. Double board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Whiteman performs buttock augmentation through a technique known as a Brazilian butt lift. Brazilian butt lifts use fat transfer to harvest unwanted fat from other areas of the body to re-inject to the buttocks.

brazilian butt lift atlanta gaAt the most recent meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), research presented show that women who had undergone buttock augmentation with fat transfer are highly satisfied with no reports of major complications. Buttock augmentation with fat transfer is known colloquially as a Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Whiteman performs this body contouring procedure by first removing unwanted fat through liposuction from areas such as the abdomen, thighs, back, or hips. The fat is then purified and re-injected to the buttocks for natural enhancement. Dr. Whiteman prefers this augmentation technique as it uses the patient’s own fat, significantly decreasing the risk of complication and providing more natural results.

Also in the article, ASPS discusses recent news media covering the rise in illegal buttock injections and reminds patients to always seek an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon to perform their surgery. By thoroughly conducting your research and finding a board certified plastic surgeon to explain the procedure and answer your questions, buttock augmentation can be performed safely with long-lasting butt augmentation results.

If you are interested in a Brazilian butt lift or any other cosmetic procedure at Southern Plastic Surgery, P.C., please contact us today for a consultation. Connect with Dr. Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more plastic surgery news.