How Body Contouring Procedures Can Help Men Improve Their Appearance

Although in the past there was a perception that cosmetic surgery was almost exclusively for women, the truth is that cosmetic procedures for men become more and more commonplace every year. Because plastic surgery as a whole has increased in popularity, I have noticed a large influx of male patients seeking cosmetic alterations in recent years. And why not? In such a competitive economy, it makes sense that more guys would want to look their very best. Instead of detailing the entire menu of cosmetic procedures available for men, I have decided to focus on three of the most popular body contouring procedures I perform on male patients who seek to achieve a more toned, masculine physique.

How Body Contouring Procedures Can Help Men Improve Their AppearanceMany men strive for a trim, athletic-looking body contour. However, as the years go on, this can become challenging to maintain. Stubborn, excess fat can accrue over time in areas all over the body including the abdomen, flanks (or “love handles”), chest, back, and neck. Liposuction can effectively remove fat from these areas that can be virtually impossible to reduce with diet and exercise alone. Because most men’s skin typically retains elasticity longer than most women’s, liposuction can be even more successful in helping men tone and shape their bodies.

A flat, masculine chest contour is another crucial component of a rejuvenated, healthy-looking appearance. Unfortunately, many men suffer from gynecomastia, a condition in which an excess of glandular breast tissue can create enlargement in the male breast. While many guys may think this is something that can be improved by eating right and exercising regularly, true gynecomastia is caused by an imbalance of hormones, not weight gain. Meaning, to truly treat gynecomastia and improve their physique, male breast reduction surgery may be required.

Lastly, a tummy tuck can have a significant impact on guys who want to improve the appearance of their abdomen and waist. It’s common for guys to be left with excess, hanging abdominal skin after undergoing considerable weight loss. A tummy tuck can help guys flatten their abs by removing excess skin and fat while tightening the abdominal muscles and trimming the waistline.

There has never been a better time for men to improve their appearance with cosmetic procedures. From the body contouring procedures mentioned above to post-weight loss surgery, facial procedures, and more, guys have more options than ever to help them look and feel their very best. Please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery for more information on cosmetic surgery for men or to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation today. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram for the latest plastic surgery news, tips, and photos.

Happy New Year from Dr. Whiteman & the Whole Southern Plastic Surgery Family!

Cheers from everyone here at Southern Plastic Surgery. 2017 feels like it came and went in a flash. It’s certainly been a great been a great year at Southern Plastic Surgery and our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center and we all have a lot to be thankful for. The last year brought us some great times like our recent Holiday Open House celebration, many new patients, and plenty of opportunity to provide outstanding aesthetic results with cosmetic surgery and many nonsurgical cosmetic treatments. 2018 offers us a new year of possibilities and experiences we can’t wait to discover.

Happy-New-Year-from-Dr.-Whiteman-&-the-Whole-Southern-Plastic-Surgery-Family!But before we officially make the transition into the new year, let’s take a moment to look back on 2017 and all the things we are most proud of:

    Southern Plastic Surgery and Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center have come closer than ever to achieving our shared goal of providing the metro Atlanta area with the finest surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments available. Acting as two centers with one specific purpose, Southern Plastic Surgery and Laser Lights embrace the opportunity to provide all our patients with the world class treatment, professionalism, and discretion they deserve.

    Dr. Whiteman was a guest surgeon and lecturer at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS) in Toronto, during which he received an award for his contributions to the world of cosmetic surgery.

    Laser Lights was honored to once again be named Best Laser Hair Removal Facility in Best Self Magazine’s “Best of 2017” contest. We would like to thank our amazing staff, patients, and everyone else who helped make this award possible!

    We launched a Southern Plastic Surgery Instagram account to help provide our patients with a little more access to Dr. Whiteman and everything going on at Southern Plastic Surgery and Laser Lights including exclusive photos, videos, and info on special promotional offers.

    Four of our Southern Plastic Surgery interns, Tiffany, CC, Jim, and Jeremia completed their internship programs with Dr. Whiteman. We can’t wait to see where their careers in medicine and cosmetic surgery go from here!

  We made numerous media appearances including Dr. Whiteman appearing on an episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Bravo. Just recently, our Laser Lights practice administrator Jackie Madison and licensed medical aesthetician, Emily Hutchinson were featured on Women on the Move with Kim McNair.

2017 was a big year here at Southern Plastic Surgery and we have even higher hopes for 2018. We will continue to seek out new procedures and treatments to help provide our patients with as many options as possible to achieve the aesthetic change they desire. So, from the whole Southern Plastic Surgery and Laser Lights family, we would like to once again thank our patients and wish them all a happy and healthy New Year. If you would like to learn more about our cosmetic procedures, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for more tips, news, and updates.

Ask Dr. Whiteman: Cosmetic Procedures for the Face this Winter

With so much attention paid to body contouring procedures, it’s common for some people to consider facial plastic surgery an afterthought. But when trying to achieve a new, improved appearance, what better place is there to start than the face? In the hands of an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, cosmetic surgery for the face can offer patients outstanding, life-changing results. With this in mind, I have answered some common questions about cosmetic procedures for the face to help keep patients informed this holiday season.

best-atlanta-plastic-surgeonDear Dr. Whiteman,

The appearance of my eyes makes me look way older than I am. Would I be better off undergoing eyelid surgery or a browlift?


Dear “P”,

It depends. Both eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty) and a browlift can help provide a more refreshed, younger looking appearance to the areas around the eyes. During eyelid surgery, excess skin on the upper eyelid and small pockets of fat on the lower lids can be removed. A browlift focuses on the placement of the brow by treating frown lines that can make the face appear tired, sad, or angry. In some cases, the procedures can be combined to provide even more comprehensive results for certain patients. However, in order to understand all your options and determine which treatment plan is the right choice for you, it’s important to visit with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon for a consultation.

Dear Dr. Whiteman,

If I undergo a facelift how long will I need to stay in the hospital after my surgery?


Dear “J”,

In most cases, a facelift is an outpatient procedure. This means that unless the patient prefers to do so, they will not be required to stay in the hospital overnight. Pain following facelifts is typically minimal and patients can recover in the comfort of their own home. Although some swelling and bruising will likely occur after your procedure, these effects are temporary. And most people feel quite well after just a couple days. Patients can typically return to work after one or two weeks of recovery, however it can take up to six weeks (or longer) to see the final results of your procedure.

Dear Dr. Whiteman,

I have been self-conscious about a bump on my nose for years and feel I’m finally ready to do something about it. How bad is scarring after a rhinoplasty procedure?


Dear “C”,

Scarring following a rhinoplasty is generally very minor. Sometimes the procedure results in a small, barely visible scar at the base of the nose, but this will often fade over time. However, if you are that concerned about it, and you are a good candidate, I also perform a nonsurgical rhinoplasty procedure (sometimes known as a “liquid nose job”) using injectable dermal fillers. Although nonsurgical rhinoplasty cannot alter the shape or size of the nose like a surgical rhinoplasty can, it can help to smooth out bumps and other imperfections.

I hope everyone found these answers helpful. Don’t forget, Southern Plastic Surgery and our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center offer gift cards that are good towards all of our cosmetic services. A gift card from us can be the perfect holiday gift for someone special in your life. If you would like to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation today, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery.