Plastic surgery sometimes gets a bad reputation when patients choose inappropriate procedures for their age and body type and end up with an overly altered appearance. Dr. David Whiteman knows that every patient is unique, and takes time to discuss each patient’s procedure(s) during a consultation to make sure they know what to expect with their plastic surgery results.

Take Heidi Montag’s most recent interview with Life and Style Magazine where she discussed her plastic surgery regrets and revealed unwanted scars to reporters for example. Regrets like Montag’s are easily avoided through thoughtful contemplation and thorough research. Montag stated, “I would love not to be ‘plastic girl’ or whatever they call me,” as she expands on the negative image she’s inherited. Montag showed the scars from the chin reduction, brow lift, otoplasty (ear pinning), liposuction of the flanks and buttocks, and the breast augmentation surgeries she had performed consecutively.

Despite Montag’s highly publicized remorse, it’s important to know that there are several things that minimize negative cosmetic surgery results.   Dr. Whiteman strives to ensure that each cosmetic procedurehe performs is appropriate for each patient. He considers factors like age, weight, and body frame when giving patients his opinion and recommendation for cosmetic surgery procedures.  Additionally, Dr. Whiteman shows patients previous plastic surgery results to better demonstrate what patients should expect from a specific procedure.

For example, if a 30-year-old man came to Dr. Whiteman in search of a full facelift, he would further educate the patient on facial plastic surgery procedures and then also provide other options that may be more appropriate for a patient of that age. Simple facial rejuvenation techniques, like facial fillers (Restylane®, Juvéderm®, Perlane®, and Radiesse®) and dermal injectables (Botox® and Dysport®), are more suitable for younger patients with fine lines and wrinkles. Likewise, patients who come to Dr. Whiteman for a full facelift may only need a mini facelift procedure like a brow lift or mid facelift to target their specific problem areas.

Dr. Whiteman attempts to dispel the negative, and avoidable, associations plastic surgery has with every  facial, breast, and body procedure he performs.   Patient education and safety are his top priorities. If you’re considering plastic surgery, schedule a consultation today. For more information on the procedures he performs, visit the Southern Plastic Surgery website. Keep reading the blog for more plastic surgery news.