Find Dr. Whiteman In Atlanta’s Best Self Magazine!

In case you missed it, Dr. Whiteman was featured in the Expert Connect section of the July 2011 edition of Best Self Atlanta magazine discussing post-weight loss surgery. Don’t miss this great Q & A article from Southern Plastic Surgery.

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Keller Funnel™ Facilitates Breast Enhancement Surgery

Keller Funnel™ Facilitates Breast Enhancement SurgeryWhile breast augmentation is a common cosmetic procedure, there are several things to consider before pursuing breast enhancement surgery. While patients must think about factors like breast implant size, shape, texture, and type, a plastic surgeon must consider breast implant placement (above or below the pectoral muscle) and the type of incision to use. Breast implants come in all different sizes (volume), shapes (anatomic or round), consistency (smooth or textured), and are filled with saline or silicone.

Silicone breast implants consist of a silicone shell filled with a viscous silicone gel, while saline breast implants are surrounded with a strong silicone elastomer shell filled with a predetermined amount of sterile saline solution. One type of breast implant is not better than the other; the decision is solely based on patient preference. Continue reading

Reducing Scars after Plastic Surgery: What Really Works?

scouthern plastic surgery scar removalTraditional plastic surgery procedures like breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), breast reduction surgery, and facelift surgery all require incisions to produce the results most cosmetic surgery patients seek.  Unfortunately for many patients, an array of factors such as incision type, skin type, age, heredity, and even ethnicity can increase the chance of developing scars post-plastic surgery.

Dr. David Whiteman and the staff at Southern Plastic Surgery do their best to educate their Duluth and Atlanta area cosmetic surgery patients on how to avoid additional scarring.  To dispel some of the myths out there about what is and is not effective in minimizing the appearance of scars, we’ve devised a list of scar therapy components:

Paper Tape: The only topical treatment advisable for new incisions, paper tape is useful in alleviating tension on the skin surrounding the incision(s).  With less tension, the affected skin can heal quicker.  Additionally, the pressure provided by the tape when placed directly over the incision keeps the scar tissue from becoming raised and turning into a hypertrophic scar. Continue reading