After having saline breast implants for 10 years, lasting through two pregnancies, Jenny came to see us for breast revision surgery. She felt her current 400CC saline implants were too large but wasn’t quite decided on whether to have the implants completely removed or replaced altogether.
During her consultation with myself and Beth, my medical assistant, we discussed her experiences with her saline implants (she felt they were too heavy and mobile within the breast cavity) as well as several procedural options. Jenny is a mother of two and after listening to her concerns, we discussed performing combination procedures including breast lift, to address the effects of pregnancy, and liposuction to further contour and reduce the size of her breast. We were confident that Jenny would be pleased with a smaller silicone implant, given her previous implant size, and were very excited about her results.
When we followed up with Jenny she expressed, “I can’t tell you how happy I am that you listened to all of the things that I was unhappy with, gave your recommendations and I listened to them. All of the concerns I had about my saline implants have gone away now that I have the silicone implants and the biggest difference is that I now LITERALLY feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of my chest! Recovery was exactly what I expected and I was back to work in five days. If I had to do it all over again, I would see Dr. Whiteman in a heartbeat.”
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After having a cosmetic procedure, it is important to take care of your body and allow it to fully recover. Dr. David Whiteman is a firm believer in maintaining a healthy mind and body especially after surgery and often shares with patients that they can do so with eating plenty of fruits, vegetables or making your own delicious recipes that include many beneficial nutrients.
Enjoy this anti-oxidant spinach and berry salad that not only tastes great, but aides in boosting your immune system and improve plastic surgery results.
3 cups of fresh spinach (cut stems)
1 Tbsp of crumbled goat cheese
6 sliced fresh strawberries
½ cup of fresh blueberries
Homemade Organic Raspberry Vinaigrette:
¼ cup of raspberry vinegar
1 ½ Tbsp of honey
½ cup of fresh red raspberries
½ cup of extra virgin olive oil
Instructions for salad dressing: First combine raspberry vinegar, honey, and raspberries, then slowly add in extra virgin olive oil and mix together.
By eating foods high in anti-oxidants, protein and other nutrients you’ll boost your metabolism and ultimately improve your overall quality of health keep checking back periodically as we will be sharing more tasty tips in the future. Stay up-to-date with Dr. Whiteman for more healthy recipes, exercise and post-surgery tips and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
During consultations, Dr. David Whiteman meets with patients who often express aesthetic concerns for more than one area of their face and/or body. At Southern Plastic Surgery, P.C., Dr. Whiteman offers procedures like facial rejuvenation and mommy makeover surgery that combine cosmetic treatments into a single procedure. Combining procedures lends other advantages in addition to overall rejuvenation as patients can avoid having two or more separate operations and recovery periods to reduce facility and anesthesia costs and overall downtime.
Many patients interested in facial procedures may want to smooth wrinkles and furrows while also addressing features like the nose or eyes. Cosmetic procedures such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), facelift, and rhinoplasty can all address signs of aging including drooping skin, wrinkles, and lines. Botox® and facial fillers can also be applied with surgical procedures for improved anti-aging results. By combining procedures, Dr. Whiteman can help patients achieve a more refreshed, balanced look.
Breast augmentation and breast lift surgery can be performed at the same time to restore breasts for a more youthful look. Breast augmentation and reduction adjust breast shape and volume while a lift removes excess skin and tightens the areas surrounding the breasts. In addition to the breast procedures mentioned above, body procedures can be combined as well.
Body procedures can be combined to achieve a leaner contour as liposuction removes unwanted fat while abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) eliminates loose, hanging skin. Breast surgery and body contouring procedures are commonly combined in a procedure known as mommy makeover to help women achieve pre-baby bodies.
It’s important for patients to have good overall health prior to choosing combination procedures as time under anesthesia is longer and complication risk can increase. After surgery, Dr. Whiteman strongly recommends adapting a healthy diet and regular exercise routine to maintain and improve plastic surgery results. Dr. Whiteman shares his special interest of health and wellness through his blog including exercise and diet tips, healthy recipes, and safely healing from your procedure. If you’re interested in mommy makeover or any other procedure, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Connect with Southern Plastic Surgery on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more plastic surgery news and our latest specials.