Protect your Skin This Summer!

Southern Plastic Surgery reminds patients that the best way to prevent premature aging such as wrinkles and fine lines is through sun protection. The sun’s harmful UV rays can not only cause permanent sun damage, but can also ultimately lead to skin cancer.

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Double board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. David Whiteman stresses to each of his patients how important a proper skincare regimen is year-round. Southern Plastic Surgery offers patients two high-quality skincare product lines including NIA 24™ Niacin-Powered Skin Therapy and our Private Label All Natural Skin Treatments to protect and promote healthy skin.

Our sun damage prevention lotion is oil free and absorbs instantly for complete broad spectrum protection against UVA/UVB ultraviolet rays.  Our private line offers sun damage prevention and treatment in the form of a skin lightener gel to help fade age spots, freckles, and sun-damaged skin. Other skincare products available at Southern Plastic Surgery include cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreens for your everyday skin routine.

Even with proper skin care and protection, time will result in some skin changes like decreased elasticity.  Laser skin resurfacing uses laser technology to remove areas of damaged, wrinkled skin and can be especially for areas around the mouth and eyes. Patients with deeper wrinkles and lines or areas of lost volume may benefit from cosmetic injectables including Botox® and Restylane®.  In addition to cosmetic injections, Dr. Whiteman is highly skilled in facial plastic surgery procedures such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), browlift, and facelift to provide patients with a more youthful, natural look.

To learn more about our skincare products or the plastic surgery services offered at SPS please call us at 770-622-9100. Connect with Southern Plastic Surgery on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic and reconstructive news and information.

Patients Seek Eyelid Surgery to Eliminate the Signs of Aging

Every year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) releases statistics on cosmetic and reconstructive procedures performed during the previous year. While breast augmentation still remained the top procedure, the 2012 statistics show a significant increase in facial procedures. One of the facial features most patients want to address is the eyes as they are one of the first places to show the signs of aging.  To address these aging symptoms, many patients seek blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, to eliminate the tired appearance aging eyes can cause. According to the 2012 ASPS statistics, blepharoplasty was the third most performed procedure with 204,015 surgeries completed last year.eyelid-surgery-atlanta-georgia

Double board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Whiteman performs eyelid surgery to help patients achieve a younger appearance or to resolve vision obstructions. Skin loses its elasticity as we age, resulting in drooping upper eyelids and excess skin forming on the lower eyelids. Often, patients also experience fat deposits underneath the eyes that cause a tired look. Sometimes these effects can cause visual obstruction if excess skin on eyelids compromises the eye’s crease.

To treat patients, Dr. Whiteman removes excess skin, tissue, and fat around the eyes for a younger, more alert appearance. For upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Whiteman will reduce the amount of lax skin and create a natural-looking crease. Lower blepharoplasty removes puffy fat pockets under the eyes for a rejuvenated appearance. For overall rejuvenation, patients commonly combine eyelid surgery with other facial procedures such as a facelift or rhinoplasty. To maintain their blepharoplasty results, many patients choose minimally invasive procedures such as Botox® and facial fillers.

In addition to the facial procedures featured in ASPS’ statistics, Dr. Whiteman also performs breast and body procedures. If you are interested in any of the cosmetic or reconstructive procedures offered at Southern Plastic Surgery, please contact us today. Also, connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news.

Male Cosmetic Surgery Procedures on the Rise

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, most people only think of female patients. However, according to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the number of male patients has been steadily increasing with men accounting for 9 percent of all surgical and non-surgical procedures in 2011. With the competitive job market in today’s unsteady economy, more men have considered cosmetic body and facial procedures to maintain a youthful appearance to compete with younger professionals. Although these procedures are available to both men and women, there are different techniques used with male plastic surgery in order to yield more masculine results. Dr. David Whiteman understands the differences between male and female patients and uses specialized techniques for each patient according to their unique needs.

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Facial procedures are the most common types of procedures that men pursue. According to ASPS, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, and facelifts ranked in the top five male cosmetic surgeries. Male rhinoplasty is very similar to nose surgery for women, but the male nose has distinct characteristics. For example, male patients are generally seeking a more defined nose with a higher bridge while women opt for a more subtle nose with a smooth bridge. Similarly, male blepharoplasty and facelift surgery are tailored to the different facial anatomy of men.

In addition to facial procedures, many men choose body contouring procedures for a younger, refreshed look. Procedures such as liposuction and necklifts surgery can remove unwanted fat and loose skin. Although many people do not consider breast reduction as a primary male procedure, many men suffer from gynecomastia, which is a condition where breast glands rapidly grow to an unusual size, causing overly large breasts. Male breast reduction surgery consists of the removal of excess fat, tissue, and skin through excision and liposuction to produce a smoother, flatter chest.

Since every patient, regardless of gender, has different goals and needs, it is important to schedule a consultation to decide your surgical plans. If you are interested in a body or facial cosmetic procedure, contact us today. If you haven’t already, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more plastic surgery information and news.