New Year, New Resolutions

By now you’re probably tired of seeing the trillions of lists on the internet trying to help you figure out what your goals are for the New Year. Whether you call them goals, resolutions, dreams, aspirations, or simply whatever you like best, the theme remains the same – a chance to improve on some aspect of your life. I find that many of my patients start the year off with such great motivation and intensity but often have difficulty sticking to their original plan as the year gets busier and everyday distractions get in the way.  As a double-board certified plastic surgeon with over 22 years of practice, my job is not only to help patients attain their plastic surgery goals but also to encourage maintaining the results long after you’ve left my office. But how you may be wondering? With a new year and new resolutions!

Plastic surgery is a choice and it can certainly help patients regain their confidence when it comes to how they feel about their appearance. What it’s not is a weight-loss tool. Yes body contouring procedures like the mommy makeover, Grammy makeover, liposuction, and tummy tuck can help achieve a slimmer, more sculpted body, but what do you think happens to your figure if you go back to eating unhealthily, leading a predominately sedentary lifestyle, and barely working out? Well, the same stubborn fat can come back and ultimately reverse the plastic surgery results you worked so hard to get.

Whether you’re seeking a breast surgery procedure like as breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, or more concerned with anti-aging facial procedures such as rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, or facelift, I will help you to achieve the plastic surgery results you’ve always wanted. It’s no surprise that one of the most common resolutions for the start of the year includes some form of health. From taking the first steps to major weight loss or wanting to unearth that 6-pack from the college days, as a society weight management tends to be a big focus when it comes to maintaining a balanced diet/exercise routine. The health benefits alone should be reason enough to join a gym or incorporate daily walking into your schedule, but it’s sticking with it that can be the challenge.

Since plastic surgery should never be a “fix-all” weight loss solution, we’ve taken our commitment to improved health one step further at Southern Plastic Surgery.  For several years now, we have provided all of our patients the opportunity to take the first steps towards healthy lifestyle changes by giving them direct access to our in-house NESTA Weight Management Specialist, Jackie Madison and Daryl Madison, experienced ACE certified personal trainer. The Lifestyle & Weight Management program specifically helps coach you through your pre- and post-surgery journey by teaching you how to commit to an active lifestyle, achieve weight loss and weight management goals, provide effective eating habits, manage your time and assist with battling stress. You’ll be amazed at the results you can achieve when you have the right motivation in your corner.

To help you start looking towards a brighter year, we’re offering a Mommy Makeover special for patients interested in combination breast and body procedures. Combine a tummy tuck + any cosmetic breast procedure and receive $500 OFF your surgery. Don’t let the idea that plastic surgery isn’t affordable deter you from giving the gift you’ve always wanted to yourself; check out our special plastic surgery financing or give us a call at 770-622-9100 with any questions you may have! Be sure to also follow me, Dr. David Whiteman, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more plastic surgery specials, news, and updates.

No Tricks, Just Treats: October Plastic Surgery Specials Are Here!

Welcome to the month of ghosts, goblins, costumes and pumpkins.  During a time when many of us are deciding how we will be celebrating All Hallows Eve and thinking about the next round of holidays that are soon after, schedules can be pretty busy this time of year.  That’s why we encourage you to really do something you’ve perhaps been considering or wanting for a while now: a gift for yourself.  This month we’re featuring loads of plastic surgery specials so there’s a little of something for everyone:

sps_Oct2015_coupon_FinalBody Contouring Special

Receive one site of liposuction FREE with purchase of a tummy tuck ($2400 savings)

+ 10% OFF hospital and anesthesia fees

Body contouring benefits include:

  • Improving the overall contours of the body by reshaping or enhancing the abdominal area
  • Addressing stubborn fat in the hips, flanks or back that is resistant to diet and exercise with liposuction
  • Removing excess fat and skin with a tummy tuck
  • Creating a sculpted midsection, without a noticeable stomach pooch or weakened abdominal muscles, with a liposuction and tummy tuck combo (this combination is popular among mommy makeover and Grammy makeover patients)

Oct_2015_special2_FinalHand Rejuvenation Special

Purchase a Radiesse® hand rejuvenation treatment, get a FREE Xeomin® treatment ($550 savings)

Radiesse® hand rejuvenation benefits include:

  • FDA-approved
  • Nonsurgical procedure so there’s little to no downtime needed
  • Filling out the bony, delicate skin that can make the hands appear skeletal
  • Covering soft tissue to creates less prominent veins and tendons
  • Immediate results that last from 1-2 years

sps_lift_Oct2015_FinalBreast Enhancement

FREE mini breast lift with purchase of a breast augmentation ($2300 savings)

+ 10% OFF hospital and anesthesia fees

Breast enhancement benefits include:

  • Increasing breast size and firmness with the use of FDA-approved breast implants during a breast augmentation
  • Addressing sagging breasts that have lost firmness, removes extra skin + tightening breast tissue during a breast lift
  • Restoring a natural shape and proportion to the breasts by improving their overall contours
  • Natural looking breast surgery results that best fit the patient’s existing body frame

With work, family and everything else in-between, doing something that will make you feel confident in the skin you’re in is often passed over on the priority list, but it doesn’t have to be.  Hearing patients lament over the fact that they shouldn’t have waited so long to give themselves a gift is something that will never get old around this office.  Every plastic surgery journey starts with a consultation and a goal and the Southern Plastic Surgery team is here to help.  All of our current specials are valid until October 31st, 2015 and more details can be found on our plastic surgery specials page.  If you have any questions or would like to meet with me, Dr. David Whiteman, please don’t hesitate to contact us; in the meantime, we hope to see you soon!

Turn Up the Heat with Summer Savings

This month marks the start of summer and things have already started heating up around the city as a lot of you will be heading out of town, enjoying more friend and family gatherings and heading outdoors to soak up a good dose of Vitamin D.  Not only is June 21st the summer solstice but it also happens to be Father’s Day.  The Southern Plastic Surgery team certainly wants to extend a very happy Father’s Day wish to all the special men in each of your lives and I hope you make their day extra special this year!

atlanta restylane discountsWe understand that schedules can be tight this time of year and finding the best time to fit a surgical or nonsurgical procedure in can be tricky.  Surprisingly enough, downtime can be quite minimal for several procedures we perform so you don’t miss out on the important events coming up this season!  To kick off this month’s specials, let’s start with FDA-approved Restylane® Silk.  When we first introduced Restylane® Silk to patients earlier this year, our patients were pleased with its ability to provide subtle plumping of the lips.  When I say subtle I mean that it’s a “lighter” version of the original Restylane® facial filler due to the smaller granular substance that is able to get deeper into the delicate lines around the mouth.  Patients can get that pouty-lip look but still avoid the commonly overdone “duck lips.”  If you haven’t tried Restylane® or Restylane® Silk yet, check out our flyer for details on our treatment packages that are good now until June 30th, 2015.

Some of you may remember a few weeks ago I shared that I had the honor of speaking at the 2015 Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting to a select group of doctors on the topic of tummy tucks (abdominoplasty).  My scarpa fascia flap abdominoplasty technique has become a staple for helping patients achieve not only a flatter midsection, but one with curves and I’m hoping that I was able to encourage other doctors from all around the world to do their part in improving our tummy tuck patient’s results.  By utilizing the scarpa fascia tummy tuck technique when performing tummy tucks, a more defined contour of the waistline (think along the lines of an hourglass shape).

Be sure to check out our flyers for more details on the SPS specials, plus Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center has a few Father’s Day specials you may want to take advantage of.  If you have any questions regarding the specials or any of the reconstructive or cosmetic plastic surgery procedures I perform, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 770-622-9100.  You can also stay connected with me, Dr. David Whiteman, on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.  We wish everyone has a great start to their summer season and hope to see many new and familiar faces very soon!