Minimally Invasive Neck Lift Surgery

Duluth plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman uses the iGuide® technique to tighten lax skin and muscles of the chin and neck.  Unlike traditional facelift procedures that require longer incisions, iGuide® neck lift uses a continuous thread support system inserted through a series of small, strategic perforations along the patient’s neck and jaw line.  Offering a shorter recovery than traditional neck lift surgery, the iGuide® neck lift is an effective facial rejuvenation procedure for men and women with mild to moderate signs of aging of the lower face and neck.

Contact our office to set up an iGuide® neck lift consultation.  Peruse our facelift before and after photos to see Dr. Whiteman’s iGuide® results.

Oh Baby: Post Pregnancy Plastic Surgery Explained

Post Pregnancy Plastic SurgeryPregnancy and motherhood bring about many changes in a woman’s life. From the indescribable love for your new child to the renewed since of purpose in your relationship, many changes associated with motherhood are positive. Along with positive emotional transformations, pregnancy and motherhood can permanently change your body as well. Throughout the process, your body acts as a protective barrier between your growing child and the outside world, nourishing and sheltering the baby. While gaining weight in moderation during pregnancy is necessary, losing the pounds and reducing excess inches afterward can be difficult, especially given how busy new moms can be.

Mommy Makeover surgery is Southern Plastic Surgery’s answer to helping moms rejuvenate their bodies to match their new attitudes toward life. Pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body. Whether you’re looking to tighten up your waistline or give yourself a complete rejuvenation, a mommy makeover is customized to suit your needs and help give you the body you remember. Continue reading

Keller Funnel™ Facilitates Breast Enhancement Surgery

Keller Funnel™ Facilitates Breast Enhancement SurgeryWhile breast augmentation is a common cosmetic procedure, there are several things to consider before pursuing breast enhancement surgery. While patients must think about factors like breast implant size, shape, texture, and type, a plastic surgeon must consider breast implant placement (above or below the pectoral muscle) and the type of incision to use. Breast implants come in all different sizes (volume), shapes (anatomic or round), consistency (smooth or textured), and are filled with saline or silicone.

Silicone breast implants consist of a silicone shell filled with a viscous silicone gel, while saline breast implants are surrounded with a strong silicone elastomer shell filled with a predetermined amount of sterile saline solution. One type of breast implant is not better than the other; the decision is solely based on patient preference. Continue reading