Fall Specials & Events at Southern Plastic Surgery this October

Happy October, everyone! The fall season is officially here. The new season brings a new slate of exciting monthly specials and events from Southern Plastic Surgery and our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center. Regardless of whether you’re considering cosmetic surgery or any of the amazing nonsurgical treatments available at Laser Lights, fall can be the perfect time for personal reinvention and new beginnings thanks to our October cosmetic events and specials.

Save the Date: Holiday Open House Event at Laser Lights

To help ring in the holiday season, we will be hosting our annual Holiday Open House Event at Laser Lights on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 from 5pm – 8pm. This event will provide our patients with a great opportunity to get better acquainted with all the newest treatments and cosmetic technology available at SPS and Laser Lights. There will be exclusive deals on many of our most popular cosmetic procedures, treatment demonstrations, chances to win prizes including complimentary treatments and skincare products, and so much more! Keep an eye out for more details in the coming weeks!

October Cosmetic Specials

All this month you can save on a variety of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments for the whole body. Get into the fall spirit with our seasonal Pumpkin Enzyme Peel. We also have special deals on some of our classic favorites like laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, nonsurgical fat reduction with the latest advanced technology from SculpSure®, and more. Check out the flyer below for all the details!

Laser lights atlanta october 2017 specials

Don’t forget, both SPS and Laser Lights offer gift cards that are good towards all cosmetic procedures and treatments. All of our promotions are good until October 31st, 2017 and may not be combined with other offers. For more information on specials at either Southern Plastic Surgery or Laser Lights, please contact Southern Plastic Surgery or Laser Lights today. You can also call us to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation with Dr. David Whiteman. Have a great October from Dr. Whiteman and all of us at SPS and Laser Lights!

Getting to Know the 3 Most Popular Cosmetic Surgeries for Teens

The world of cosmetic surgery is more inclusive than ever. With so many increases in the variety of procedure techniques available over the years, not to mention advancements in safety and success of plastic surgery, it’s no surprise that cosmetic surgery is on the rise nationwide. This is true for patients of all ages, including teenagers. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), patients nineteen years old or younger underwent nearly 40,000 cosmetic surgery procedures in the US last year alone.

The demands and surgery options available for teenage patients can differ significantly from those of more mature patients. Common procedures, like breast augmentation and liposuction, are considered inappropriate for teens, with some exceptions of course. So what cosmetic surgeries are patients in their teens undergoing and why? I dug into the ASAPS statistics to find out and see if these numbers were similar to my personal experiences with younger patients.

Ear Surgery

Ear surgery, or otoplasty, was the most commonly-performed cosmetic surgery for teenage patients. Teens underwent 11,821 ear surgeries last year, accounting for a third of all ear surgeries performed. Otoplasty is intended to help patients who seek to reduce the size of their large, protruding ears (ears that stick out) that can make the face seem unbalanced and affect their self-confidence.


Rhinoplasty was the second most popular procedure among teens, accounting for 11,059 surgeries in 2016. Unlike other parts of the body, the nose typically reaches its full adult size by age sixteen for girls and seventeen for boys. This means teens can undergo a rhinoplasty without having to worry about further growth and development negatively altering the results of their surgery, as long as they have the permission of their parents.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction was the third most popular cosmetic surgery for teens, accounting for nearly 5,000 procedures last year. Although cosmetic breast surgery is more commonly associated with older, more physically mature women, breast reduction can have amazing benefits for teenage girls coping with the physical and emotional strain of excessively large and heavy breasts.

Undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure is a major decision for a young person that takes a considerable amount of research and consultation, both with a board-certified plastic surgeon as well as their parents. I make it a point to thoroughly discuss every treatment option with my younger patients and their families to help them make an informed decision that will lead to the best-possible cosmetic surgery experience. For more information or to schedule a plastic surgery consultation today, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news, photos, and more.

3 Nonsurgical Solutions to Common Cosmetic Problems

Cosmetic surgery has never been more popular than it is right now. In fact, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), last year smashed the record for more cosmetic surgery procedures performed in a single year in the US. Still, despite its surging popularity, plastic surgery is not for everyone. In my time as a double board-certified plastic surgeon, I have spoken with many patients who were not able to undergo a cosmetic surgery procedure, whether it was due to medical reasons, scheduling conflicts, or just personal preference. Thankfully for these patients, there are now more nonsurgical cosmetic solutions available than ever before. To give readers a better idea of what they can achieve without surgery, allow me to highlight three of my most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedures.

3 Nonsurgical Solutions to Common Cosmetic Problems

Although it may not be a substitute for liposuction, SculpSure® Nonsurgical Fat Reduction helps patients in a similar way. As we age, it gets harder and harder to shed unwanted fat that accumulates on our bodies. When diet and exercise are not enough, SculpSure® can be the perfect way to tighten up your figure by treating stubborn fat in areas all over the body including the abdomen, love handles, waist, arms, and more. SculpSure® treatments are fast (usually around 25 minutes), safe, and require no downtime for recovery.

Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures can be helpful for improving the appearance of a patient’s face. For instance, nonsurgical rhinoplasty (sometimes known as the liquid nose job) uses injectable dermal fillers to camouflage uneven areas on the nose. A liquid nose job is for patients who seek subtle tweaks to the appearance of their nose. Those who want to alter the size and shape of their nose will still need to undergo a surgical rhinoplasty.

Lastly, Kybella® fat reduction for the double chin is FDA-approved to help remove submental fat that appears below the chin. By using deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, Kybella® can safely break down fat cells. Once these fat cells are destroyed, they do not return, meaning the results from Kybella® treatments can be extremely long-lasting.

Keep in mind, these procedures are not intended to take the place of cosmetic surgery. While the procedures mentioned above can provide outstanding, natural-looking results, some patients may require more extensive cosmetic alterations only achievable through surgery. However, by making my patients aware of all of the various surgical and nonsurgical options that I provide, my goal is to help them make an informed decision about the right cosmetic procedure for their specific needs. For more information or to schedule a consultation with me, Dr. David Whiteman, please contact Southern Plastic Surgery today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for more plastic surgery tips, news, photos, and more.