Dr. Whiteman’s Guide to Facial Plastic Surgery: Going Beyond the Facelift

Many people automatically associate facial plastic surgery with the traditional facelift. Although facial plastic surgery does include the well-known facelift, it also includes a variety of other procedures that target very specific concerns. In fact the facelift itself can involve the traditional procedure as well as mini versions of the facelift to treat isolated cosmetic concerns of the eyes, forehead, lower face, etc.

As we age, our skin becomes lax and collagen begins to break down causing fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging facial skin. The traditional or full facelift focuses on problem areas around the cheeks, jowls, and neck. While some patients combine this procedure with other anti-aging facial procedures like the brow lift or eyelid surgery for complete facial rejuvenation, other patients seek surgery before a procedure of that extent is necessary. These patients focus on their problem areas as they notice them. Some signs of aging can be repaired with facial fillers and cosmetic injectables.  For more advanced signs of aging,  Dr. Whiteman also offers procedures like brow lift to smooth wrinkles on the forehead, mid-facelift to reduce wrinkles and refresh the middle section of the face, or neck lift (lower facelift) to eliminate sagging skin on the jowls.

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is used to eliminate signs of aging on the upper and/or lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids to reduce a hooded appearance caused by sagging eyelid skin and/or on the lower eyelids to remove fat and tissue that contributes to bags beneath the eyes. Eyelid surgery can be combined with other plastic surgery procedures or performed alone depending on the patient’s needs. Aside from helping patients look younger and more alert, some surgeons are performing migraine relief surgery in conjunction with blepharoplasty because they have better access to the muscles attributed to causing this condition. Plastic surgery patients have also experienced migraine relief through some brow lift surgery techniques and with Botox® injections.

Many facial contouring procedures provide a youthful appearance in addition to balancing facial aesthetics, though anti-aging was not their original purpose. Patients often seek otoplasty (ear surgery) to help pin back ears that are too prominent or to reduce the size of ears that are too large. Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) is used to enhance the shape and size of a patient’s nose. In fact, nose surgery can also be used to alleviate breathing problems caused by injury or birth defects, so Dr. Whiteman works to repair function first (if necessary) and then to enhance aesthetics.

In addition to balance-focused procedures like otoplasty and rhinoplasty, chin surgery (genioplasty) and the insertions of chin implants are becoming more popular. In fact according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2011 statistics report, the number of patients to receive chin implant surgery increased 71% in comparison to the 2010 statistics. Chin implants are used to give the chin a more prominent position and help balance other facial features like the nose. Dr. Whiteman also employs techniques like facial liposuction, or liposuction of the double chin to add definition to a patient’s jaw line.

Dr. Whiteman performs a variety of plastic surgery procedures for the breasts and body in addition to the facial procedures he offers. To learn more about the procedures available at Southern Plastic Surgery by Dr. David Whiteman, visit his website. You can also connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for news and updates about plastic surgery and health and wellness.

Facial Rejuvenation Savings Ignite March Madness at Southern Plastic Surgery

southern plastic surgeryIf you’ve been putting off facial rejuvenation, you may have trouble finding a good excuse not to receive your favorite cosmetic injectables this month at Southern Plastic Surgery. Offering savings and rebates on Dysport®, Botox®, Restylane®, Perlane®, and Juvéderm®, you can save big on a complete facial rejuvenation with your favorite injectables. Read below to learn more about the specific discount details.

Dysport®: Now through March 31st, 2012, Southern Plastic Surgery patients can save $50 on Dysport® injections. All you have to do is sign up online at www.dysportusa.com to become a member, complete the rebate redemption form (online or provided by Dr. David Whiteman), and mail in the itemized receipt and rebate redemption form within 30 days of your Dysport® treatment. Similar to Botox®, Dysport® works to relax wrinkle-causing muscles on the forehead and between the eyes.

Botox®: Patients can save up to $200 on Botox® treatments this year. First, you must sign up for the Brilliant Distinctions® Program and receive your initial Botox® treatment before April 30th, 2012. You will receive a $50 rebate via email after the first treatment and 200 Brilliant Distinction® member points (or $25 off the next treatment). Then, participating patients will receive another $50 email rebate in three months, bringing the total to $75 off the second Botox® treatment. If you use this rebate within three months of receiving it, you will receive yet another 200 Brilliant Distinctions® points and another $50 email rebate to save $75 on your third Botox® treatment.

Restylane® and Perlane®: On top of the manufacturer’s rebates available this month, Dr. Whiteman’s patients can save an extra $100 on a syringe of Restylane® or Perlane®. You can still save $40 per milliliter on Restylane® (2 mL minimum, 9 mL maximum) or Restylane-L® (2 mL minimum, 6 mL maximum limit) through March 31st, 2012. For those deeper wrinkles be sure to take advantage of saving $50 per mL of Perlane® or Perlane-L® (1 mL minimum and 6 mL maximum limit). All you have to do to receive this mail-in rebate is schedule your treatment before March 31st and send in the Restylane® redemption form (must be postmarked prior to April 30th, 2012). You must also include the product box (with hologram) and your itemized receipt (they do not accept credit card receipts).

Juvéderm®: Through March 31st, 2012, our patients can buy one syringe of Juvéderm® XC and receive half off their second syringe. Perfect for filling in deep wrinkles and areas of lost volume, Juvéderm® results can last up to a year. To top off this deal, Brilliant Distinctions® members will earn 400 points through this purchase that can be used for $50 off their next Botox®, Juvéderm® or Latisse® purchase.

It doesn’t matter which type of cosmetic injectable you prefer—this March you can take your pick and still take advantage of savings. You can choose to relax wrinkle-causing muscles on the forehead or between the eyes with Botox® or Dysport® or to fill in deep wrinkles and areas of lost volume with facial fillers like Restylane®, Perlane®, and Juvéderm®. Remember, you can also pair muscle-relaxing injectables with facial fillers for overall facial rejuvenation. If you’re not already a member of Brilliant Distinctions®, be sure to register online  for this free loyalty program to receive added savings by gaining points for using Botox®, Latisse®, and Juvéderm®.

If you’re interested in learning more about the plastic surgery procedures Dr. Whiteman performs, browse our website or contact our office to schedule a consultation. Be sure to find Dr. Whiteman on Facebook and Twitter  for plastic surgery news and updates.

Save on Restylane and Dysport at Southern Plastic Surgery!

With age, more lines and wrinkles start appearing on your face. Don’t worry because we’ve got great deals to help smooth those furrows. February 1st through March 31st, 2012, you can take advantage of Dysport® and Restylane® rebates for a non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment.

In order to save $50 on your Dysport® treatment, all you have to do is sign up online to become a member (www.dysportusa.com), complete the rebate redemption form (online or provided by Dr. David Whiteman), and mail in the completed form along with your itemized receipt within 30 days of receiving treatment. An alternative to Botox®, Dysport® is injected between the eyes and along the forehead to relax muscles that cause wrinkles.

If you are also concerned with hollowed cheeks and wrinkles around the mouth, you can also save on the Restylane® family of injectables February 1st through March 31st, as well. Save $40 per milliliter on Restylane® or Restylane-L® with a 2 mL minimum, 9 mL maximum limit for Restylane® and a 2 mL minimum, 6 mL maximum limit for Restylane-L®. Newly approved by the FDA for lip enhancement in those ages 21 and over, these savings include up to 1.5 mL per lip. For those deeper wrinkles be sure to take advantage of saving $50 per mL of Perlane® or Perlane-L® with a minimum 1 mL and maximum 6 mL purchase. All you have to do to receive this mail-in rebate is schedule your treatment between February 1st and March 31st and send in the Restylane® redemption form (must be postmarked prior to April 30th, 2012). You must also include the product box (with hologram) and your itemized receipt (they do not accept credit card receipts).

Hurry and schedule your appointment today to take care of those wrinkles before Valentine’s Day! Remember Dysport® can be combined with the facial fillers Restylane® and Perlane® for an overall facial rejuvenation. Stay connected with what’s happening at Southern Plastic Surgery by reading our blog and engaging with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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