Mommy Makeover FAQs

Childbearing can be a beautiful moment in a woman’s life that is unforgettable. In an instant, you can experience a gamut of emotions from joy, happiness, and unconditional love that is simply indescribable. Though producing children is one of the greatest gifts, it can also take a major toll on your body physically. I recommend a mommy makeover for women who are looking to tighten up their waistline or undergo a complete rejuvenation. Below is a list of common questions and answers about mommy makeover surgery:

Post Pregnancy Plastic SurgeryQ: Who is a good candidate for a mommy makeover?
A: I recommend for my female patients to wait until after they are finished having children before considering mommy makeover as additional pregnancies can reverse your results. Additionally, it is important for you to be in overall good physical and mental health before undergoing any type of cosmetic procedure. During your consultation, we will discuss your personal cosmetic surgery goals and what customized procedures will be performed in order to give you the look you desire.

Q: What are my different options for a mommy makeover?
A: Typically, mommy makeover is a comprehensive combination surgery incorporating both breast and body contouring procedures. If you suffer from sagging breasts or have lost volume, a breast augmentation or breast lift can be performed. To sculpt the areas on the abdomen where skin has stretched, I use tummy tuck surgery to target excess fat and skin and re-tighten weakened abdominal muscles for a firmer, more contoured outcome. Additionally, I can combine liposuction to remove stubborn isolated pockets of fat and help sculpt the midsection as well as the thighs, hips, and arms.

Q: What is the recovery time and how can I optimize my results?
A: By combining surgeries, the amount of downtime is significantly less than if you had individual procedures. Depending on the procedures performed, during your mommy makeover, each person’s recovery time will undoubtedly differ. I advise all my patients to regularly schedule follow-up appointments in order to receive recommendations for minimizing the risks of complications, and follow instructions that’ll help aid in your healing process following your surgery. Maintaining a healthy exercise and diet regimen will prolong your results, but if you experience a dramatic fluctuation in your weight, results can be reversed.

If you’re interested in mommy makeover surgery, or any of the other procedures I perform, please contact us today to schedule your consultation.  For the most up-to-date plastic surgery news and specials be sure to connect with me, Dr. David Whiteman on FacebookTwitter and Google+.

Common Reasons for Undergoing Liposuction

As the weather begins to heat up, patients become eager to look their very best, as it is time to showcase their bodies. But for some, slipping on a swimsuit or other minimal clothing when they don’t feel confident could sometimes be a big deterrent. Dr. David Whiteman provides body contouring procedures such as liposuction to give his patients that coveted, aesthetically pleasing figure they dream of. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 200,000 liposuction procedures were performed in 2013 and one of the top five cosmetic surgical procedures performed. If you’re considering a body contouring procedure, Dr. Whiteman discusses common reasons patients choose liposuction:

1.      You’re unable to get rid of those extra couple pounds even though you’ve been following a strict diet and exercise regimen.

body contouring atlanta gaLiposuction is recommended for patients who would like to remove small pockets of fat that do not respond to various amounts of working out and healthy eating. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to maximize your body contouring results. If you need assistance, our in-house NESTA Weight Management Specialist, Jackie Madison provides a Lifestyle & Weight Management program, in which Jackie coaches patients through their pre and post-surgery time period by helping to achieve weight loss and weight management goals, and provide effective eating habits.  Our outside ACE Certified Personal Trainer Daryl Madison of Lifestyle Fitness can also help find a routine that works best for you!

2.     You want to boost your self-confidence.

It is important to remember that there is no such thing as a “perfect” body and imperfections are what make each individual unique. Depending your goals, Dr. Whiteman will talk with you to determine which liposuction technique will best fit your needs. Dr. Whiteman has been performing liposuction for over 20 years and uses the most advanced liposuction techniques including tumescent, super-wet, power-assisted, and ultrasound-assisted liposuction to provide patients with optimal results.

3.     You’ve experienced a fluctuation in your weight.

Whether you’re in the process of losing or gaining pounds, we all battle with reaching our goal weight. Dr. Whiteman uses liposuction to remove unwanted fat cells through a cannula, or tiny hollow tube, through small, surgical incisions. Whatever your “problem areas” are, liposuction addresses areas such as the abdomen, love handles, thighs, buttocks, and hips, however, Dr. Whiteman always reminds patients that plastic surgery is never a substitute for healthy living.

If you are interested in liposuction or other body contouring procedures at Southern Plastic Surgery, P.C., please contact us to schedule a consultation. Be sure to connect with Dr. Whiteman on FacebookTwitter, and Google+ for the latest cosmetic surgery news and information.

Dr. David Whiteman’s September Featured Procedure in Best Self Atlanta Magazine

plastic surgery atlanta gaIn the September 2013 issue of Best Self Atlanta Magazine, double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman is featured discussing body contouring, including liposuction and tummy tuck. Tummy tucks improve the midsection by removing excess fat and skin and retightening weakened abdominal muscles for a smooth, thin contour. To address other areas of stubborn fat, liposuction removes unwanted fat that does not respond to diet and exercise.

For more details on our featured procedures, call our office at (770) 622-9100 to schedule your consultation. For more specials and plastic surgery updates, follow Dr. Whiteman on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.