If you are considering Restylane® or Perlane® injections, Dr. Whiteman wants you to know about a limited time rebate on these products. Until March 31, 2010 patients can receive a $50 rebate per 1 ml syringe (up to $300) for both Restylane® and Perlane®.
Both products are made by the company Medicis; and are considered HA (hyaluronic acid) fillers. Restylane® is the world’s leading dermal filler, works correct fine lines and wrinkles on the face and plump the lip area. Perlane®, a similar product made up of larger particles, can be effective for the treatment of deeper wrinkles.
For more information on these fillers, or additional treatment options for the correction of wrinkles, contact Southern Plastic Surgery.
While seeing surgical consultations recently, Dr. Whiteman noticed an interesting trend: many of the patients coming to see him had traveled to his Atlanta, Georgia office from various parts of the country. Within one day of consultations, Dr. Whiteman met with patients who lived in Florida, North Carolina, Illinois and even Italy!
This trend of traveling patients highlights the fact that you don’t have to “settle” for a plastic surgeon based on geography. If there is only one wedding dress shop in your town and none of the dresses struck your fancy, you aren’t going to settle on a dress you don’t like; instead you would travel to a dress shop that better fit your needs. Why should you not do the same with something as important as a cosmetic procedure?
When choosing a plastic surgeon, you need to first and foremost make sure that they are board certified in plastic surgery. In this economy, many general surgeons are offering plastic surgery services as a way to make extra income. Board certification in plastic surgery however, means that an independent board has reviewed and approved a surgeon’s experience, education, and ethical/moral commitments. It is very important for your safety and your satisfaction that you only have the most qualified and experienced physician performing your procedure. (Click here to learn more about Dr. Whiteman’s qualifications).
But choosing a plastic surgeon is not just about medical credentials, you should also feel comfortable and “at ease” with your surgeon, their staff, and their practice before you opt for a procedure. What sets Southern Plastic Surgery apart is that most of Dr. Whiteman’s staff has been working together for over a decade. The close bond that we share is reflected on every patient that walks through the door of our practice and it is our goal to make every patient as comfortable as possible. Contact us to visit our office for a consultation.
Especially in these hard economic times, people are looking for bargains wherever they can find them. Women are content with last season’s bag instead of splurging for the hottest designer purses. Instead of ordering a filet at a fancy steakhouse on a Friday night out, families opt to order pizza in. And while everyone loves a good deal, when it comes to your health, you should not be cutting corners.
The decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is a big one, affecting the way you look and feel about yourself for the rest of your life – so it makes sense to put that responsibility in the hands of someone who is fully qualified.
In talking about this topic, I like to ask the Wal-Mart question: you may love the tops, pants, and dresses that you find at Wal-Mart and can always find a bargain, but would you buy your wedding dress there? Probably not. And that is because you want your wedding dress to be special and one-of-a-kind.
Cosmetic surgery should also be a one-of-a-kind procedure. Every person is unique and requires a unique technique and treatment plan in order to get the best outcome. “One fit for all” is not feasible for surgery; so do not be fooled by the less-than-qualified physicians (and even non physicians) that try to lure you in with their slash cut pricing.
There is a misconception that in order to get work done by a top physician you have to spend an exorbitant amount of money, but the truth is, many procedures are more affordable than you may think. At Southern Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide array of services at a reasonable cost to the client and even offer a monthly “feature procedure” where patients can receive great deals on our most popular services. Southern Plastic Surgery also offers care credit (with 18 months no interest, minimum monthly payments required) for those patients that cannot afford to pay for their procedure all at once.
It is important that you check with your physician to make sure that he/she is board certified in plastic surgery and thus has the experience and knowledge to give you the look you desire.
Click here to learn more about Dr. Whiteman’s credentials or contact our office to learn about pricing and to schedule a consultation.