For the Woman & the Mom in You

Mother’s Day may not officially be here for another month but at Southern Plastic Surgery (SPS), we like to celebrate women year round. Each month, we feature nonsurgical and surgical cosmetic procedures hand selected to treat a wide-range of concerns that women of all ages can experience. From the mother of three who’s reclaiming her pre-baby body, to the college senior who wished for clear skin as their graduation gift, or the triathlete who’s ready to ditch the razors with the help of laser hair removal, we’ve got something for just about everyone. To treat the woman and the mom in you, check out our April specials at SPS and Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center:

tummy tuck atlanta Mommy Makeover Special

  • $500 OFF Mommy Makeover Procedures
  • A Mommy Makeover is an a-la-carte type of combination plastic surgery procedure. Consisting of breast enhancement (augmentation and/or lift) and some type of body contouring procedure (like liposuction or tummy tuck), a Mommy Makeover reverses common physical changes that women experience after childbirth, from natural aging, or significant weight gain/loss. Don’t let the name fool you though, Mommy Makeovers are for women of all ages, with or without children.

Nonsurgical Fat Reduction Special

  • $200 OFF four-applicator treatments (Orig. $500 per applicator; special pricing is $1800 for four applicators. Limit 1 treatment session per patient.)
  • SculpSure™ nonsurgical fat reduction is a real game changer. Not only can you achieve liposuction-type results in 25 minutes, but also get to skip the extensive downtime and scarring typically associated with any surgical procedure. Outdated fat reduction technology purported ice was the way to reduce unwanted, stubborn pockets of fat, but the ice ages are honestly no match for the heat SculpSure™ packs – to actually produce visible results. The FDA has given SculpSure™ nonsurgical fat reduction their stamp of approval for its safety and performance and we have no doubt our patients will agree once they’ve tried it for themselves.

laser hair removal discounts atlantaSkincare Specials

  • 20% OFF any laser hair removal package
  • Buy THREE Réjuvapen® Microneedling w/ HGF treatments & receive the fourth treatment FREE (save $425)
  • 20% OFF ONE full face Fractionated CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment
  • Buy ONE Chemical Peel treatment & receive $100 OFF a second treatment (excludes ViPeel® & Fruit Peel)
  • To round out the specials for April, we picked some of the top treatments our patients choose to help revive dull, wintry skin, combat signs of aging, and enjoy razor and hair-free lives. The Laser Light’s team take skincare very seriously, are members of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS), and only use equipment that is FDA-approved, medical grade, and safe for every skin type (light and dark all included). To get flawless skin, it takes a knowledgeable and experienced staff and the ladies at Laser Lights work tirelessly with patients to figure out what’s right for them and their skin as an individual.

Mother’s Day Specials

  • If you’re on the hunt for the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the special women in your life, we’re hosting a week of Mother’s Day special offers Monday, May 2nd – Friday, May 6th at Laser Lights. Featuring deep discounts on anti-aging treatments, laser hair removal, skin resurfacing, skin tightening, fat reduction, and more; check out the flyer for details on what you can save on each day and how to book an appointment for your loved ones, or for yourself.

Our current specials are valid until April 30th, 2016 and some exclusions may apply. All of the details for our April specials and Mother’s Day offers can be found on our flyers or on our specials page, but feel free to call us at 770-622-9100 with any questions you may have. We hope you have a great first official month of spring and look forward to seeing many of you soon at Southern Plastic Surgery and Laser Lights!

Laser Treatments to Enhance Facial Plastic Surgery Results

Here’s a truth: cosmetic plastic surgery is long lasting, but it won’t last forever on its own. We all continue to age every day and even after facial plastic surgery, breast enhancement, and body contouring procedures, changes are still going to occur to the body as the skin naturally reacts to the same type of environmental factors that affected them from the start (think sagging skin, wrinkles, weight gain/loss, sun damage, etc.). The good news is there are nonsurgical ways to help slow down these inherent signs of aging and improve your results before, during, and after undergoing a specific surgical treatment. With advancements in technology and a higher demand for nonsurgical options among skincare and plastic surgery patients, laser treatments continue to surge in popularity, especially for those who wish to enhance their facial plastic surgery results.

laser-resurfacing-plastic-surgeon-atlanta-gaIn addition to this month’s featured Mommy Makeover Special (combine tummy tuck + any cosmetic breast procedure and receive $500 OFF), we’re featuring fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing specials at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center for both our skincare and plastic surgery patients. As a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS), we are committed to providing safe and effective laser treatments to patients of varying ages, skin tones, and type. When performed by a provider with extensive training (the same diligence spent choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon should be applied to choosing your laser specialist – safety first, right?) CO2 treatments have many great benefits:

  • Can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, skin laxity, melasma (dark spots on the skin), sun damage, acne scarring, and more.
  • Safe to use on several areas of the face, including the neck, chest, and hands.
  • Emits beams of laser light into the deeper layers of the tissue to stimulate collagen production and encourage the sloughing of damaged skin.
  • Unlike previous CO2 technology, our lasers don’t remove entire layers of skin, but instead the smallest fraction of the top layer of skin (meaning it leaves the surrounding tissue unharmed).
  • Allows skin to recover much faster.

Whether you opt for a facial procedure like rhinoplasty, eyelid lift, or a facelift, laser resurfacing treatments have the ability to refresh the skin, giving it a natural and more youthful look. By choosing to pair nonsurgical laser treatments with your facial plastic surgery results, you’re able to slow down progressive signs of aging and prolong the youthfulness your plastic surgery results have produced for many years to come.

If you’re interested in learning more about fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatments, our monthly plastic surgery specials, or would like to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation for any of the Southern Plastic Surgery procedures we perform, give us a call at 770-622-9100! Be sure to also follow me, Dr. David Whiteman, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more plastic surgery specials, news, and updates.

Ask Dr. Whiteman: Am I Too Old for a Mommy Makeover?

In the words of Pablo Picasso, “youth has no age.” At the very core, age is a numerical representation of how many years we’ve lived on this Earth. What’s great about aging is that we get to experience many things in a lifetime and whether good or bad, we still have the capability to embody a youthful spirit even as we tack on years. Plastic surgery is an art, one that helps sculpt patients into a form that can positively impact their life and give them a real sense of looking as young as they feel. I’ve been a double-board certified plastic surgeon for nearly 22 years now and I still get the question, “am I too old for a mommy makeover procedure” more times than you may believe.

Whether you’re 30, 40, 50 or 60, if you truly believe that age is just a number, then the answer to this question is easy – no, you’re not too old for a mommy makeover. As a society we tend to get stuck on the nomenclature of just about everything and can lose sight of the real goal that we’re trying to achieve. The current procedure names that we know today are just identifiers we use to describe the type of plastic surgery procedure we’re performing.  Tummy tucks cover the abdomen, breast enhancement works with breasts, and facial rejuvenation to refresh your look.

Since physical changes to the abdomen and breasts commonly arise after women experience childbirth, mommy makeover is the name used to describe a combination breast and body contouring procedure to correct patients’ concerns for multiple areas at once. This also means that it’s not a procedure exclusively for mothers; it’s for all women. It’s for the 55-year-old single woman who lost significant weight and wants to get rid of excess skin and fat around the stomach and on her breasts. It’s for the 36-year-old mother of two who is finished having kids and wants her pooch, caused by weakened abdominal muscles, gone and larger breasts to fill out a bikini. It’s for the 60-year-old grandmother who has aged gracefully in the face but would like the rest of her body to exhibit the same youthfulness (but if she wanted to combine a face procedure she would be a better Grammy makeover candidate).

As your surgeon I can examine if you’re in good mental and physical health to undergo a mommy makeover. Age is factored into the equation to increase your safety as the patient and to decrease any unforeseen risks that arise with any cosmetic or reconstructive procedure. If those two check out then the only person who can answer the “am I too old?” question is you. Plastic surgery is about improving upon what you were already gifted with because it will make you feel better in the clothes you wear, appreciate the reflection in the mirror more, or simply increase your overall happiness. Having the mommy makeover results of your dreams could be just the gift you needed for yourself and no age or misconception of what’s appropriate or not according to society’s standards should get in the way.

Each month we feature a cosmetic procedure by offering special savings to our Atlanta-area patients. Two popular procedures included in the mommy makeover are featured for December and we encourage you to check out our plastic surgery specials page if you’re interested in exploring breast enhancement and body contouring procedures. We are here to help in any way we can so give Southern Plastic Surgery (SPS) a call at 770-622-9100 or get to know more about the SPS team during your consultation with me, Dr. David Whiteman, when the time is right for you.