Limited Time Rebate on Restylane & Perlane Injections at Southern Plastic Surgery

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.

Southern Plastic Surgery: Reaching out to Patients in the Southeast and Beyond!

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.

Dr. Whiteman Helps You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution for 2010

As we say goodbye to 2009, it is that time of year to say hello to our New Year’s Resolutions. While many of us make big promises for the upcoming year, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep these promises to ourselves in the midst of our busy lives. Recent studies by John C. Norcross, a professor of psychology at the University of Scranton shows that only about 46 percent of people who make New Year’s Resolutions will keep them. Since the statistics were self reported, the real number is probably even lower. Here are some tips on how to keep your resolution this year:

Be Realistic! You know what you are and are not capable of. While you should also push yourself, be aware of what is realistically possible with your other responsibilities.

Make your goals manageable. You may have big dreams in mind for 2010, but make sure to break this huge goal into realistic and manageable steps or benchmarks. If you are trying to lose 30 pounds, break it down to working out 5 times a week or losing 8 pounds in the first 2 months.

Find Support. It is much easier to complete a goal if you have the support of a friend or loved one. They can offer encouragement or give you motivation to keep going. Team up with a buddy and track your progress together, and you will more likely see success.

Know it is okay to make some mistakes. People who experience a setback in their initial goal have a tendency to just give up and throw the entire goal out of the window. Just because you go on one vacation and spend more money than you should, doesn’t mean you should throw out your resolution to spend less money this year.

Make your resolution explicit! If you announce your resolution to people other than yourself, you will feel more accountable in fulfilling it. Tell your friends, post it on your blog or Facebook, or join a support group. If you keep your resolution a secret, no one will know if you don’t succeed – giving you less motivation.

Don’t get discouraged. If New Year’s 2011 comes around and you haven’t exactly lived up to your own expectations, use that as a learning experience and try again. You may need a more realistic goal or just some more motivation.

As you know, many New Year’s Resolutions have to do with weight loss or looking your best for the upcoming year. At Southern Plastic Surgery, we offer a full cosmetic and surgery services. Whether you want to look and feel younger with injectables, wish to feel more confident with a breast augmentation or touch-up areas of the body that are resistant to diet and exercise with liposuction, Dr. Whiteman can consult with you on the best treatment plan possible. Visit our website to see before and after pictures or to schedule an appointment.