Lower Body Contouring Procedures

Want to bring new life to your physique? There are many contributing factors including age, an increase or decrease in weight, or post-pregnancy that may all take a toll on your appearance. There are various body contouring procedures I perform including thigh lift, liposuction, tummy tuck, and buttock augmentation to target areas of  stubborn, unwanted fat, weakened muscles, and/or excess skin on the lower half of the body. According to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 200,000 liposuction procedures were performed in 2013 along with 111,986 tummy tucks, 9,993 Brazilian Butt Lifts, 8,709 thigh lifts, and 7,281 lower body lifts.

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While these procedures can help you achieve personal cosmetic surgery goals, it’s important to remember it should not be a substitute for leading a healthy lifestyle.  I advise my post-surgery patients to always maintain proper nutrition and exercise regularly in order to preserve successful results. If you’re interested in any of the body contouring procedures I perform, contact us today. Be sure to connect with me, Dr. David Whiteman, on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.

Common Reasons for Undergoing Liposuction

As the weather begins to heat up, patients become eager to look their very best, as it is time to showcase their bodies. But for some, slipping on a swimsuit or other minimal clothing when they don’t feel confident could sometimes be a big deterrent. Dr. David Whiteman provides body contouring procedures such as liposuction to give his patients that coveted, aesthetically pleasing figure they dream of. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 200,000 liposuction procedures were performed in 2013 and one of the top five cosmetic surgical procedures performed. If you’re considering a body contouring procedure, Dr. Whiteman discusses common reasons patients choose liposuction:

1.      You’re unable to get rid of those extra couple pounds even though you’ve been following a strict diet and exercise regimen.

body contouring atlanta gaLiposuction is recommended for patients who would like to remove small pockets of fat that do not respond to various amounts of working out and healthy eating. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to maximize your body contouring results. If you need assistance, our in-house NESTA Weight Management Specialist, Jackie Madison provides a Lifestyle & Weight Management program, in which Jackie coaches patients through their pre and post-surgery time period by helping to achieve weight loss and weight management goals, and provide effective eating habits.  Our outside ACE Certified Personal Trainer Daryl Madison of Lifestyle Fitness can also help find a routine that works best for you!

2.     You want to boost your self-confidence.

It is important to remember that there is no such thing as a “perfect” body and imperfections are what make each individual unique. Depending your goals, Dr. Whiteman will talk with you to determine which liposuction technique will best fit your needs. Dr. Whiteman has been performing liposuction for over 20 years and uses the most advanced liposuction techniques including tumescent, super-wet, power-assisted, and ultrasound-assisted liposuction to provide patients with optimal results.

3.     You’ve experienced a fluctuation in your weight.

Whether you’re in the process of losing or gaining pounds, we all battle with reaching our goal weight. Dr. Whiteman uses liposuction to remove unwanted fat cells through a cannula, or tiny hollow tube, through small, surgical incisions. Whatever your “problem areas” are, liposuction addresses areas such as the abdomen, love handles, thighs, buttocks, and hips, however, Dr. Whiteman always reminds patients that plastic surgery is never a substitute for healthy living.

If you are interested in liposuction or other body contouring procedures 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 surgery news and information.

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+.