Erase Time with Facelift Surgery

The case remains true that we can’t stop aging, but the signs can certainly be combated. If you’re looking to revive and rejuvenate your appearance, double-board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Whiteman recommends facelift surgery for patients wanting to fight the effects of aging and keep looking as young as they feel!

facial plastic surgery atlanta ga dr david whitemanThere are multiple factors that can contribute to the aging process including pollutants, sun exposure, and gravity, which all aid in deteriorating the suppleness of our skin. A youthful appearance tends to be a sign of fullness and triangular whereas aging tends to be empty and square.  To turn back the block on your look, Dr. Whiteman offers various facial rejuvenation procedures including a full or mini facelift. For patients who have more noticeable signs of aging such as lax skin, or deep wrinkles and fine lines, Dr. Whiteman performs a full facelift in which excess and sagging skin is removed and the muscle and tissue is re-tightened to refill areas of lost volume and to smooth wrinkles.  A full facelift also restores the neck line, jawline, and removes turkey neck.

Patients who are only concerned with specific and isolated areas of the face may opt for a mini facelift. During a mini facelift, Dr. Whiteman reduces wrinkles and sagging skin by making smaller, hidden incisions without affecting the brow and eye areas. Additionally, a mini facelift can also address jowls on the lower third of the face, including the neck and requires minimal downtime.

Dr. Whiteman likes to remind patients that though these procedures can restore a more youthful appearance, it is important to keep realistic expectations and understand that plastic surgery does not slow down the body’s natural aging process. In addition to surgery, there are also everyday regimens such as exercising, healthy eating, limiting UV exposure and using sunscreen faithfully that can all help aid in prevention.

For more information about facial plastic surgery at Southern Plastic Surgery P.C., please contact us to schedule a consultation. Be sure to connect with Dr. Whiteman on FacebookTwitter, and Google+ for the latest cosmetic and reconstructive surgery news and information.

Am I a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Though it may be true that we cannot stop aging in its tracks, luckily there are various cosmetic facial procedures that double-board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Whiteman offers in order to help you achieve a more youthful and vibrant appearance. Often, one of the first places to show the signs of aging is the eyes. Dr. Whiteman performs blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, to eliminate the tired appearance aging eyes can cause.

eyelid-surgery-atlanta-georgiaAccording to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), over 215,000 eyelid surgeries were performed in 2013 with a six percent increase since 2012. Patients who are good candidates for blepharoplasty are individuals that lead a healthy lifestyle and who don’t have any medical conditions that can impair healing. It is imperative to discuss any pre-existing conditions you suffer from including thyroid disorders, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes during consultations to ensure patient safety and minimize risks of complications.

As we age, skin loses its elasticity, often causing the upper eyelids to droop and form excess skin on the lower eyelids. Having the appearance of tired eyes is due to the formation of fat deposits underneath the eyes. These effects can potentially cause impaired vision if the excess skin on the eyelids creates a blanket over the eye’s crease. In order to treat patients with such concerns, Dr. Whiteman removes the excess fat, tissue, and skin around the eyes, providing a more alert look for the patient. If a patient requires upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Whiteman reduces the amount of lax skin and creates a natural-looking crease. If lower blepharoplasty is needed, puffy fat pockets under the eyes are removed to provide a more well-rested appearance.

If patients want to maintain their blepharoplasty results, Dr. Whiteman may suggest opting for facial fillers, like Juvéderm, for example, or Botox®. To obtain overall rejuvenation patients frequently combine their eyelid surgery with other facial procedures such as a rhinoplasty or facelift. You may also consider our Eye Package, which helps to maximize the benefit of the procedure.

If you are interested in eyelid surgery, or any of the cosmetic or reconstructive procedures Dr. Whiteman performs, please contact us today. Also, connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news.

7 Anti-Aging Foods with Benefits

When you see commercials on TV for products that claim “you’ll see a more youthful appearance in just weeks,” you may be tempted to fall into the trap, but what if you could turn back the clock with just taking a bite out of some of your favorite grocery items?  Dr. David Whiteman always encourages his patients to maintain a pro-active healthy lifestyle and by giving your body the nutrients it needs, you will begin to see a difference in your complexion and according to Huffington Post, these seven foods can help do the trick:anti-aging-foods-health-advice

  • Berries: Whether you’re grabbing a handful of fresh strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries, each contain antioxidants and an excellent source of Vitamin C that promotes healthy cells and help to fight against diseases such as cancer or diabetes.
  • Oranges: Packed with Vitamin C, which helps boost your immune system, oranges contain natural anti-oxidants which help eliminate the toxins throughout your body that cause wrinkles, age spots, and dry skin.
  • Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes contain Vitamin C, copper, Biotin, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6 and fiber which are beneficial in diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and improves skin texture. Incorporating foods with vitamin-rich qualities is just as beneficial as maintaining your skincare regimen.
  • Carrots: Just one carrot is packed with beta carotene which helps to prevent illnesses, disease and most importantly, aging. The vegetable also contains Vitamin A which gives you a healthy scalp and brings shine to your hair.
  • Broccoli: Containing a chemical called “sulforaphane,” broccoli prevents free radicals from causing you to age and also helps to fight cardiovascular disease, joint diseases and diabetes.
  • Avocado: Avocados contain biotin which can aide in healthy skin and contain specific amino acids and anti-oxidants that reduce age spots, inflammation and heals injuries. It’s important to remember that allowing yourself to properly heal can maximize your plastic surgery results.
  • Plain Low-Fat Greek Yogurt: Yogurt offers calcium and protein, which both aide in bone and muscle building, and also boosts teeth enamel and helps with the appearance of wrinkles.

 

For patients with more extensive signs of aging desiring more-permanent results, contact us for information on our services. Connect with Dr. Whiteman and his Southern Plastic Surgery family on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more updates on health and wellness and more.