Be your Best with our October Specials!

Fall is officially upon us. As the passing season brings on change, so can you with monthly specials and promotions from Southern Plastic Surgery and our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center. Whether you’re considering cosmetic surgery or any of the various cosmetic treatments available at our Laser Lights, Fall can be the time for personal reinvention and new beginnings at Southern Plastic Surgery.

This month we’re highlighting some of our most popular cosmetic treatments. All throughout October, you can enjoy special deals on treatments including Botox® Cosmetic Injections (performed by a registered nurse) and laser hair removal. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we will also be offering a special additional 20% discount on all our services and treatments for breast cancer patients, survivors and their immediate family members.

Lastly, we’re excited to announce that we will be hosting a very special Open House Event at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center on November 3rd. This night of good times, great people and exclusive deals on a variety of our most in-demand cosmetic products and treatments is not to be missed. Stay tuned for more details as the month goes on!

Procedure of the Month: Mommy Makeover

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One of our most in-demand procedures, Dr. Whiteman’s Mommy Makeover procedure is our Procedure of the Month for October. What makes the Mommy Makeover so special is the comprehensive and long-lasting results it provides. Consisting of a combination of tummy tuck (using Dr. Whiteman’s special Scarpa fascia technique), liposuction and a cosmetic breast procedure, the Mommy Makeover is designed to tighten the abdominal muscles and lose skin, reduce fat and help remedy the effects of weight gain and breast feeding.

October Specials

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Enjoy great savings all throughout October on the following procedures treatments at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center:

  • Special of the Month! Mommy Makeover Special {$500 OFF}: Receive $500 off your combination Mommy Makeover procedure of breast and body contouring procedures.
  • Botox® Cosmetic Injections {$50 off each injected area}: Botox® Cosmetic injections for skin rejuvenation are performed by our Registered Nurse.
  • Laser Vein Removal {$200 for a 30 minute treatment; $50 value}: Perfect for eliminating rosacea and visibility of spider veins from the face or legs.
  • Laser Tattoo Removal {Buy one treatment, receive a second 50% off}
  • Laser Hair Removal {20% off any package or treatment}

 

Both Southern Plastic Surgery and our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center offer gift certificates that are good towards all cosmetic services and procedures. Our monthly specials change regularly, so check back with us if this month’s specials don’t tickle your fancy. Also, ask us about our package specials available at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.

All monthly promotions expire on October 31, 2016 and may not be combined with other offers. For more information on special promotions and events for October at SPS and Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we invite you to contact Southern Plastic Surgery today at 770-622-9100 with any questions or to schedule a complimentary consultation!

Diversity of Plastic Surgery Procedures among Differing Ethnic Groups

Diversity of Plastic Surgery Procedures among Differing Ethnic GroupsLast February, The New York Times released an article about ethnic diversity in plastic surgery in New York City. The article described the plastic surgery procedures that different ethnic groups, such as Hispanics, African Americans, and Asians, were more likely to undergo to help preserve their cultural identities. With that article in mind, I’d like to offer my perspective as a plastic surgeon about the role of cultural differences in plastic surgery. In Atlanta, I see a variety of ethnicities seeking plastic surgery, and while preserving cultural identity is important, it’s also important for a plastic surgeon to understand the complications that can arise with different skin types.

Going beyond color, skin type differs from ethnicity to ethnicity. According to the Cosmetic Dermatology for Skin of Color, the stratum corneum of black skin has more cell layers and elevated lipid content compared to white skin even though the overall thickness is similar, meaning darker skin is more compact. Patients with darker complexions, especially African American patients, have more melanin in their skin than patients with lighter complexions. Because there is more melanin present with darker skin tones, there is an increased risk of pigmentation changes with any incisions or trauma to the skin, including surgery.

Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) is more complex among diverse ethnicities due to differences in cartilage texture and should be performed by plastic surgeons with ethnic plastic surgery experience. Cartilage is flexible, connective tissue found in many parts of the body such as the nose, ears, rib cage, in many joints and between bones. A black patient’s cartilage is typically softer and less prominent than that of a white patient. Continue reading