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.

Liposuction Techniques 101

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s most recent statistics, liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure for men and the second most common for women.  Liposuction is ideal for patients who would like to remove small pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise.liposuction-atlanta-georgia

Double board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Whiteman frequently discusses liposuction with patients looking to eliminate excess body fat.  As with the other cosmetic procedures he performs, Dr. Whiteman uses the most advanced techniques available to provide patients with optimal results.

Liposuction can be performed almost anywhere on the body with popular areas including the stomach, love handles, thighs, buttocks, and hips. Depending on the patient’s cosmetic goals, Dr. Whiteman will talk with the patient to determine which liposuction technique will best fit their needs. At Southern Plastic Surgery, liposuction techniques include tumescent, super-wet, power-assisted, and ultrasound-assisted liposuction.

Tumescent and super-wet liposuction use a solution of tumescent fluid (saline solution and anesthetic) to be injected into the treatment areas to facilitate removal of fat and minimize blood loss. Super-wet liposuction is similar to tumescent except that it uses slightly less solution for injection. Patients benefit from this technique as there is minimal blood loss and swelling.

The power assisted liposuction technique is similar to the tumescent technique but incorporates a special suction tube that vibrates during the procedure. The vibration loosens fat to allow for easier removal with less damage to the surrounding skin.  Ultrasound-assisted liposuction uses sound waves in addition to fluid injection to liquefy fat and is effective for areas that require precision such as the face.

It’s important to maintain a regular exercise routine and proper diet to maximize body contouring results. ACE Certified Personal Trainer Daryl Madison of Lifestyle Fitness can help find a routine that works best for you.

If you are interested in liposuction or other body contouring procedures at Southern Plastic Surgery, please call our office at 770-622-9100 to schedule a consultation. Be sure to connect with Dr. Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest cosmetic surgery news and information.

Health and Wellness: New Research Shows Exercise Improves Liposuction Results

Liposuction in Atlanta GAAccording to a new study by Brazilian researchers from the University of Sao Paulo that was released in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism reported by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), exercise following liposuction decreases compensatory visceral fat increase, which is often triggered by abdominal liposuction. There are two types of fat in the body: subcutaneous and visceral fat. Subcutaneous is the bothersome fat we notice beneath our skin that can be removed during liposuction surgery, but visceral fat lies deeper within the body’s organs. In fact, while subcutaneous fat deposits are unsightly, because of its location, visceral fat is actually more dangerous and contributes to chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes.

The study included a group of 36 female abdominal liposuction patients who did not exercise regularly before surgery. Half of the participants were encouraged to start exercising three times a week beginning two months after surgery. All of the participants had a flatter abdomen than they did before the procedure, but those who did not exercise had an increase in visceral fat deposits whereas those who worked out did not.

While further research is necessary to validate this study’s results, the body begins to compensate for fat when fat is removed from the body. Although many liposuction patients who do not exercise regularly after surgery may still be please with their results because they do not notice the compensatory fat, I encourage patients seeking body contouring procedures to begin following a diet and exercise plan once they have healed after surgery.

I often tell my patients that plastic surgery is no substitute for a healthy lifestyle—instead, they complement each other. Similar to liposuction, patients who receive tummy tuck surgery or other body lift procedures should focus on a healthy diet and engaging in fitness. Not only will healthy living make you feel better, it will also help you maintain cosmetic surgery results.

Many patients are interested in starting a workout regimen or developing healthier eating habits, but they just don’t know where to start. Therefore, I work closely with ACE certified personal trainer and inventor of Chair-a-cise, Daryl Madison, to help patients gain the information they need to reach their goals and live healthier. I also enjoy sharing information like diet tips and healthy recipes on the Health and Wellness section of my blog as well as my social media outlets. Visit my website today to find out more about the plastic surgery procedures I offer or for more health and wellness tips. Be sure to also connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.