Breast & Body Procedures to Restore Your Pre-Baby Appearance

Pregnancy and childbirth can take a major toll on your body physically and often women battle with weight fluctuation, change in breast shape and size, sagging skin, or stretch marks as a result. It is important that female patients wait until after they are finished having children before considering any type of plastic surgery as additional pregnancies can reverse your results. Typically, I recommend individual or combination breast and body contouring procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, or mommy makeover surgery for women who are looking to restore their confidence and undergo a complete rejuvenation.

Breast Augmentation: Breast augmentation surgery is ideal for women whose breasts have lost firmness or have shrunk due to childbearing and/or breastfeeding and wish to increase their overall breast size.  As each patient’s cosmetic goals are different, the correct type of breast implant will be determined during your consultation, at which time your objectives are discussed, measurements are taken, and you have the opportunity to try on various implant sizes and types to determine the best fit for your body.

Breast Lift: Patients with sagging, drooping breasts that lack firmness are ideal candidates for breast lift surgery, which restores the natural shape and proportion of the breasts. Multiple techniques are utilized when performing a breast lift and it is based on the size and shape of your breasts, the degree of sagging, as well as other factors. For minor correction to the placement of the breasts, mini breast lift surgery may also be performed. Breast lift surgery is often combined with breast augmentation or breast reduction to restore firmness and a higher breast position.

Tummy Tuck: During tummy tuck surgery, loose skin and unwanted fat are removed and weakened abdominal muscles are repaired. By mending affected muscles, the midsection sustains a smoother, flatter appearance and function is restored. If there are still remaining areas of unwanted fat in the hips, flanks, or back, liposuction may be combined with tummy tuck surgery to remove the fat.

Mini Tummy Tuck: For patients who don’t require muscle repair and only need skin and fat removed, I may recommend a mini tummy tuck.

Liposuction: To remove small pockets of fat, liposuction sculpts the body by removing stubborn areas of fat through a cannula, or tiny hollow tube, through minuscule, surgical incisions. Whatever your “problem areas” are, liposuction addresses areas such as the abdomen, love handles, thighs, buttocks, and hips.

Mommy Makeover: A 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 shape the areas on the abdomen where skin has stretched, tummy tuck surgery is performed to target excess fat and skin and re-tighten weakened abdominal muscles for a firmer, more contoured result. For isolated areas of stubborn fat, liposuction can additionally sculpt the midsection and other areas such as the thighs, hips, and arms.

If you’re interested in any of the breast or body contouring procedures at Southern Plastic Surgery, P.C. contact us today to schedule as these savings are only valid while openings last! Be sure to connect with me, Dr. David Whiteman, on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.

Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Nene Leakes’ Plastic Surgery


real housewives of AtlantaWho:
Gwinnett’s own Dr. David Whiteman, founder of Southern Plastic Surgery, was showcased in    consultation with Nene Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

What: Dr. David Whiteman performed the reality star’s rhinoplasty, breast lift (mastopexy), breast revision (breast implant removal and breast augmentation), and body contouring (liposuction) cosmetic procedures in April.

When: Whiteman performed Nene’s plastic surgeries in April and is seen during pre-surgery consultation video from Bravo’s Monday night episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Where: Nene Leakes stayed true to her Atlanta ties in choosing a local cosmetic surgeon.  Dr. David Whiteman operates out of Gwinnett Medical Center and has his Southern Plastic Surgery P.C. office in Duluth, GA.

Why: Dr. Whiteman suggested the cosmetic procedures to Nene after a thorough consultation in which the “housewife” expressed dislike of the back and chest pain caused by her large breast size, her large nostrils, and small amounts of excess fat around her mid section.

To learn more about how the breast augmentation, breast lift, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), and liposuction procedures, like Nene received, are performed visit Dr. Whiteman’s website or read his blog.

Helping Women Reclaim Their Bodies After Pregnancy with Mommy Makeover Surgery

As most new parents will attest, having a baby is life changing. As most mothers will also attest, being pregnant and having a baby are also body changing experiences (some of those changes are little less welcome than others.) After listening to the stories of several post maternity patients, Dr. David Whiteman of Southern Plastic Surgery is now spotlighting his surgical skills with mommy makeover surgery.

While all mommy makeover surgical plans must be custom tailored to each mother’s concerns and health histories, Dr. David Whiteman’s mommy makeover surgery often consists of tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty), to tighten the abdominal muscle and/or remove skin that is stretched with the baby’s growth, liposuction of small areas of fat, and breast augmentation or breast lift procedures to remedy the effects of breast feeding and to restore mothers’ bodies to their pre-baby appearance.

As evidenced by his previous blogs, Dr. Whiteman is a major proponent of responsible, health-oriented life changes– not quick fixes. He understands the extreme pressure on new mother’s to instantly bounce back to their pre-baby appearance, but emphasizes the fact that major physical changes take time stating:

“It takes nine whole months for a baby to fully develop. Therefore, it is unrealistic to expect that reversing the effects from those changes could be instantaneous.”

Also important to note, mommy makeover surgery is only suitable for women who are done having children; as additional pregnancy could reverse surgical results. To schedule a consultation, call Dr. Whiteman’s office or visit his website to develop a plan to get you back to your pre-baby best!