A recent article published by Dr. Anthony Youn on CNN.com highlights the dangers that smokers risk when lighting up after plastic surgery. In his piece entitled “Smoking can make your nipples fall off,” Youn discusses cases in which a woman undergoing a breast lift refused to quit smoking and suffered complications including a loss of blood flow to the nipples.
Atlanta breast lift surgeon Dr. David Whiteman understands the fear that articles like this can strike into women looking to take on procedures like breast lift and breast reduction. For women who suffer from an aching back or are limited physically by larger breasts or who want to lift sagging breasts, surgery is still an option. Board certified Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman wants patients to realize that complications like those mentioned in the article by Dr. Youn are rare in patients who adequately follow pre- and post-surgery directions from their surgeon.
Smoking constricts the blood vessels which was most likely the cause of the aforementioned patient’s complications. Before taking on any plastic surgery patient, Dr. Whiteman undergoes a thorough examination of each person’s medical and family history, as assessment of well as any risk factors that increase complications during a breast procedure.
Whether you’re looking to increase your breast size through breast enlargement surgery, reduce the size of your breasts through reduction, or lift sagging breasts as a part of mommy makeover surgery (which also typically includes liposuction and a tummy tuck), you can rest assured that Dr. Whiteman has both your best interest and safety in mind during all stages of the breast surgery process: consultation, pre-surgery, during the procedure, and plastic surgery recovery.
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For most women considering breast augmentation surgery, the thought of having to redo the surgery is probably the last thing on their minds. The reasons for breast augmentation revision are numerous, but the most common include capsular contracture, switching from saline to silicone implants (implant exchange), weight- or age-related changes, and cosmetic concerns.
While the majority of plastic surgery patients are pleased with their breast augmentation results, there are always one or two individuals whose results did not turn out as they expected. Heidi Montag, former reality television star, has brought this issue to the forefront of American gossip magazines as she recently talked about regretting her multiple plastic surgery procedures including liposuction, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, chin reduction, brow lift, and buttock augmentation.
Dr. David Whiteman does his best to prevent these incidences through education and by discussing patient desires, needs, and expectations before surgery during a thorough consultation and determining which procedure would best benefit that person’s individual situation. Continue reading
Pregnancy and motherhood bring about many changes in a woman’s life. From the indescribable love for your new child to the renewed since of purpose in your relationship, many changes associated with motherhood are positive. Along with positive emotional transformations, pregnancy and motherhood can permanently change your body as well. Throughout the process, your body acts as a protective barrier between your growing child and the outside world, nourishing and sheltering the baby. While gaining weight in moderation during pregnancy is necessary, losing the pounds and reducing excess inches afterward can be difficult, especially given how busy new moms can be.
Mommy Makeover surgery is Southern Plastic Surgery’s answer to helping moms rejuvenate their bodies to match their new attitudes toward life. Pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body. Whether you’re looking to tighten up your waistline or give yourself a complete rejuvenation, a mommy makeover is customized to suit your needs and help give you the body you remember. Continue reading