Some patients are not ready for a facelift or neck lift. Whether you’re interested in less invasive procedures, want to touch up a previous surgery, or haven’t reached the point of aging in which a lower facelift or full neck lift is necessary, Southern Plastic Surgery’s Dr. David Whiteman now offers iGuide®. The latest in minimally invasive plastic surgery technology, iGuide® offers patients an option to restore youth to the sagging skin under the chin.
Our bodies slow down collagen production as we age, leaving our skin with less elasticity and bounce. The skin under the chin and around the neck often begins to sag, producing the “turkey wattle” neck skin we’re all familiar with. The iGuide® system offers patients an alternative to neck lift surgery that helps patients reach their aesthetic goals with minimal downtime.
Using a weaving technique to help support the soft tissues and muscles under the chin, the iGuide® produces a trampoline-like structure with active tension that lifts all the tissues as one unit. The system works through small perforations under the chin through which a percutaneous suturing support system is weaved to raise any sagging tissue.
The benefits of iGuide® include natural-looking results with minimal downtime compared to traditional neck lift surgery. Most patients are able to return to work within a few days after the procedure, while facelift patients often have multiple weeks of recovery. Depending on your cosmetic goals and the treatment area, iGuide can sometimes even be completed using only local anesthesia.
Ideal iGuide candidates include men and women with mild to moderate sagging neck skin, patients looking to reduce the amount of lax skin underneath the chin, and those who may be interested in “touching up” a previous surgery. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Whiteman to determine if iGuide® is a cosmetic option for you.
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With age, more lines and wrinkles start appearing on your face. Don’t worry because we’ve got great deals to help smooth those furrows. February 1st through March 31st, 2012, you can take advantage of Dysport® and Restylane® rebates for a non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment.
In order to save $50 on your Dysport® treatment, all you have to do is sign up online to become a member (www.dysportusa.com), complete the rebate redemption form (online or provided by Dr. David Whiteman), and mail in the completed form along with your itemized receipt within 30 days of receiving treatment. An alternative to Botox®, Dysport® is injected between the eyes and along the forehead to relax muscles that cause wrinkles.
If you are also concerned with hollowed cheeks and wrinkles around the mouth, you can also save on the Restylane® family of injectables February 1st through March 31st, as well. Save $40 per milliliter on Restylane® or Restylane-L® with a 2 mL minimum, 9 mL maximum limit for Restylane® and a 2 mL minimum, 6 mL maximum limit for Restylane-L®. Newly approved by the FDA for lip enhancement in those ages 21 and over, these savings include up to 1.5 mL per lip. For those deeper wrinkles be sure to take advantage of saving $50 per mL of Perlane® or Perlane-L® with a minimum 1 mL and maximum 6 mL purchase. All you have to do to receive this mail-in rebate is schedule your treatment between February 1st and March 31st and send in the Restylane® redemption form (must be postmarked prior to April 30th, 2012). You must also include the product box (with hologram) and your itemized receipt (they do not accept credit card receipts).
Hurry and schedule your appointment today to take care of those wrinkles before Valentine’s Day! Remember Dysport® can be combined with the facial fillers Restylane® and Perlane® for an overall facial rejuvenation. Stay connected with what’s happening at Southern Plastic Surgery by reading our blog and engaging with us on Facebook and Twitter.
With such a large part of his practice focused on breast reconstruction surgery for women after breast cancer surgery, Dr. David Whiteman (Spokesman and Medical Advisor of The Sport of Giving) invites you to the 5th annual Pink in the Rink Weekend with the Gwinnett Gladiators. March 2nd-4th, 2012 come out to watch the Gladiators play on pink ice to raise money and awareness for women’s cancer research and prevention. Five dollars out of every $15 ticket purchase goes straight to The Sport of Giving. So come out and support your team while you support cancer research and prevention. We look forward to seeing you there!