Who Can Undergo Breast Reduction Surgery?

Many men and women suffer from excessively large breasts that can cause physical issues such as skin irritation, back and neck pain, and/or poor posture. Large, heavy breasts often cause a strain on a patient’s body and limit their ability to participate in physical activities. Patients can also be emotionally affected by self image issues and difficulty finding proper-fitting clothes. Double board certified cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Whiteman often recommends breast reduction surgery to patients who suffer from overly large breasts.

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Breast reduction surgery may seem straightforward since its goal is to remove excess fat, skin, and tissue contributing to macromastia, or overly large breasts. However, there are various techniques for breast reduction surgery, depending on the patient’s needs. Not only do women undergo this procedure, but men can also suffer from a condition called gynecomastia, or large male breasts. In order to obtain a more masculine appearance, Dr. Whiteman employs a different technique in male breast reduction surgery. Patients who have also had post bariatric surgery or experienced significant weight loss may choose breast lift surgery to remove excess, drooping skin.

Female breast reduction includes a surgical incision to remove fat and tissue from the breast mound. Dr. Whiteman will also remove excess skin to provide a more proportional result. Often, female patients choose to have breast lift surgery in addition to a reduction to reposition their new, smaller breasts to a more youthful location. In male breast reduction surgery, Dr. Whiteman removes fat and tissue through both liposuction and excision. For men, the goal is to yield a smoother, flatter chest.

For post bariatric patients, excess skin is typically the main concern since massive weight loss often leaves patients with inelastic, stretched skin. Like most post bariatric procedures such as a tummy tuck or thigh lift, Dr. Whiteman uses liposuction to eliminate small areas of residual fat and then tightens the area by removing excess skin. It is especially important for the patient to maintain a healthy weight since weight change can reverse results.

For more information on breast reduction surgery, or other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, visit our website or contact us today for a consultation. Be sure to find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more plastic surgery updates and news.

Health and Wellness: Maintaining Atlanta Body Contouring Surgery Results

According to a study by the University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands, published by Plastic Surgery Practice, body contouring after bariatric surgery improves patients’ quality of life for up to 7 years after surgery. Post bariatric surgery usually consists of procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuck, or body lifts to resolve problems such as excess skin after massive weight loss. While it is not always required for patients who had lost substantial weight, the report showed improvements in six out of seven quality-of-life domains for patients who underwent body contouring procedures following dramatic weight loss.atlanta body contouring

As a cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. David Whiteman understands the important role of health and wellness in maintaining surgical results. Plastic surgery should not be a “quick-fix” but rather assist patients in achieving their goals. Plastic surgery is often required to eliminate extra skin that result from massive weight loss. However, plastic surgery results are not always permanent. Patients must develop a healthy diet and regular exercise routine to maintain their results.

The study showed quality-of-life scores were lower for patients who regained weight after their body-contouring surgery. In addition to performing procedures, Dr. Whiteman also provides resources to educate patients on health and wellness. Dr. Whiteman has partnered with Daryl Madison, ACE certified personal trainer and founder of the Chair-A-Cise workout program, to help patients develop their own fitness regimen. Daryl works with patients to develop a progressive fitness program, as well as a healthier diet. Daryl offers personal telephone coaching through “Talk Away the Pounds.” He has also created Chair-A-Cise to help patients ease back into regular exercise after surgery since it is suitable for all fitness levels and can be done while sitting.

If you’re interested in learning more about body contouring or other plastic surgery procedures, be sure to check out Dr. Whiteman’s website and blog. Also, be sure to connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more updates on plastic surgery and health and wellness news.

Win a Gift Certificate with our Spring into Health and Wellness Recipe Contest

As a cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. David Whiteman knows the important role health and wellness play in healing and maintaining plastic surgery results. Therefore, he strives to promote healthy living not only in his patients, but also in his Atlanta community and beyond with his blog and social media profiles. With a whole section devoted to health, wellness, and plastic surgery, Dr. Whiteman regularly updates his blog with healthy recipes, exercise tips, and personal training information. In order to promote healthy eating, Dr. Whiteman is holding a Spring into Health and Wellness Recipe Contest with a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Trattoria one•41 in Johns Creek, GA.

All you have to do to enter the contest is send your tastiest and healthiest spring-inspired recipes by email to newsblast@southernplasticsurgery.com before April 30th, 2012. The winning recipe will be chosen at random. To be eligible to win*, email your recipe with information including why it is healthy and where you found it (whether you got it from a friend, family member, website, cookbook, etc.). On top of winning a gift certificate to enjoy one of Chef Marc Sublette’s delectable dishes, the winner’s recipe will be featured in Dr. Whiteman’s May newsletter. Each recipe we receive will be added and recognized on Dr. Whiteman’s healthy recipe blog as a resource for eating well.

There are healthy recipes already available in Southern Plastic Surgery’s blog, so check it out if you’re looking for something healthy to cook for dinner. You can also find exercise encouragement and information about lifestyle and weight management coaching sessions with ACE certified personal trainer, Daryl Madison. If you’re interested in pursuing plastic surgery with Dr. Whiteman, visit the rest of his website to learn more about the procedures he performs. Schedule a consultation today if you’re interested in learning more about a particular plastic surgery procedure. Connect with Dr. Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for contest updates and other health, wellness, and plastic surgery news.

* Recipe will not be counted unless sent via email to newsblast@southernplasticsurgey.com with information of where it was found (i.e., website, a cookbook, etc.) and why it is healthy. If your recipe came directly from a website, it will be counted for the contest, but may be modified before it’s posted to our blog.