Hear the Latest News at Southern Plastic Surgery

Through the month of July, double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Whiteman invites patients to learn about liposuction and tummy tuck procedures to help rediscover their true confidence. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery can remove excess fat and skin around the lower to mid-abdomen while tightening surrounding muscles that may have been affected during pregnancy.

body contouring atlanta gaPatients who receive Mentor® breast implants, including the new recently approved cohesive-gel implants, have the opportunity to receive a Visa® gift card. When a patient with Mentor® implants shares their experience with a friend who also chooses breast augmentation surgery with Mentor® implants, a pre-paid Visa® card worth $250 or $100 will be rewarded for their referral.  If you are interested in breast procedures, be sure to check out Atlantabreast.com for detailed information.

In addition to our monthly specials, we are excited to announce that our practice administrator, Jackie Madison, is now officially a certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist!  Dr. Whiteman and Jackie always encourage patients to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle before pursuing cosmetic surgery for optimal results.

For more information about plastic surgery procedures or current specials, please call our office at 770-622-9100. Be sure to follow Southern Plastic Surgery on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news and information.

April Savings at Southern Plastic Surgery

Dr. Whiteman and his team want you to feel confident this spring. Patients of Southern Plastic Surgery can save this month on body contouring procedures, cosmetic injectables, cosmetic surgery fees, and more.

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For patients interested in cosmetic surgery procedures, Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) has extended its winter special from now through April 30th, 2013. GMC is offering 10% off facility and anesthesia fees for one, cash-pay cosmetic surgical procedure.  Also mentioned in a previous refer-a-friend blog, patients can receive a Visa® pre-paid card worth $250 or $100 for their referral of Mentor® breast implants to a friend who selects the implants for surgery.If you are looking for facial rejuvenation to address wrinkles and lost volume without traditional facial plastic surgery, we have extended savings on Botox® and Juvéderm® through April 30th, 2013. Patients can receive $50 off Botox® injections with a $200 minimum purchase or $100 off each syringe of Juvéderm XC®.

If you are interested in learning more cosmetic procedures, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation. Be sure to connect with Southern Plastic Surgery on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest cosmetic surgery news and information.

Am I a Good Candidate for Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, is a popular body contouring procedure to help patients achieve a flatter, firmer abdomen. However, it is important to understand that tummy tuck surgery is a fairly major procedure that will require recovery because not only does it remove excess skin and fat, but it also tightens weakened abdominal muscles. Patients must be in good physical shape and only consider surgery for areas that do not respond to diet and exercise. As a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon who emphasizes health and wellness, Dr. David Whiteman advises that tummy tucks should not be a substitute for weight loss measures or a regular exercise program.

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When patients lose substantial amounts of weight or have had children, the skin and muscles of the abdomen stretch and lose elasticity. Unlike liposuction which only targets fat, tummy tuck surgery removes sagging skin that can be caused by significant weight loss, aging, or pregnancies. The most common tummy tuck candidates are mothers who are finished having children or post-bariatric patients with excess skin. Often, abdominoplasty is combined with other procedures as part of mommy makeover surgery, to create a slimmer and more proportionate result.

Tummy tuck surgery is performed solely for the midsection to address unwanted fat and sagging skin. During the procedure, an incision is made between the hip bones to remove fat and tighten the abdominal muscles. Dr. Whiteman will also trim excess skin to eliminate the appearance of a “pooch” so the stomach is flattened. For patients who only require a small amount of fat or skin removed from the abdomen, Dr. Whiteman also performs mini tummy tucks. This procedure is similar to a regular tummy tuck, but the incision is much smaller since the abdominal muscles are not tightened.

While tummy tuck surgery can significantly improve body contour, it is important to discuss which procedure would help you achieve your aesthetic goals. If you’re interested in a tummy tuck surgery, contact us today to schedule a consultation. For the latest information on plastic surgery, be sure to connect with Dr. Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.