Happy New Year from Everyone at Southern Plastic Surgery!

It’s been a fantastic year at Southern Plastic Surgery (SPS) and we all have a lot to be thankful for. 2016 brought us new patients and truly inspiring cosmetic and reconstructive surgery results that will hopefully make a difference to our patients for years and years to come. With that in mind, 2017 offers us a new year of possibilities and experiences we can’t wait to discover. But before we fully transition into the new year, let us take a moment to reflect on 2016 and all that the whole SPS and Laser Lights family were able to accomplish:

  • Happy New Year from Everyone at Southern Plastic Surgery!As now the sole owner of our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we are now able to provide two centers with one purpose. United together, we embrace the opportunity to serve all of our patients with a wide array of both surgical procedures and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments.
  • Thanks to all of you, for the second year in a row I was nominated for the 2016 Best Self Magazine “Best of Atlanta Contest” for Best Plastic Surgeon for my Tummy Tuck procedure.
  • On a similar note, we are so proud that our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center was awarded the 2016 Best Self Magazine award for Best Laser Hair Removal.
  • Within the last year, we added a number of new treatments to our menu of cosmetic services for our patients. These nonsurgical treatments provide our patients simple, quick and effective ways to look and feel their best without any necessary downtime for recovery, including Kybella® Nonsurgical Fat Reduction for the double chin and Cellulaze™ Cellulite Treatment. Additionally, Laser Lights added several new cosmetic treatments including SculpSure® Nonsurgical Fat Reduction, platelet-rich plasma treatments, paramedical scar camouflaging, Réjuvapen® microneedling, organic airbrush spray tanning, new skin care treatments and more.

Here’s to wishing for an even bigger and better 2017 for Southern Plastic Surgery and our patients. So from everyone here at Southern Plastic Surgery, we would like to thank you all again and wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year.  We look forward to seeing you all in 2017! If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about our procedures or cosmetic treatments, please contact Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery or Laser Lights for a complimentary consultation today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for more news and updates.

Which is better: Liposuction or SculpSure™ Nonsurgical Fat Reduction?

Having to pick between liposuction and new SculpSure™ nonsurgical fat reduction is like asking a parent to choose which of their two children are better – they’re equally as awesome, just in their own unique ways. It has long been a belief of mine that the more options you can give patients, the better they’ll feel about the procedure and how they’re going to get the results they most desire. When choosing between a surgical and a nonsurgical body contouring procedure like liposuction and SculpSure™, there are clear differences in how they each treat areas of concern, but at the very core, they both help patients address underlying fat. If you want to attain a more sculpted and toned body, deciding between these two body procedures can be daunting, but we want to break down some key points of each to help you decide which fat reduction treatment is best for you.

For means of body contouring, and specifically addressing localized pockets of stubborn diet- and exercise-resistant fat, liposuction has been the go to treatment for hundreds of thousands of patients each year. On one hand liposuction is a surgical procedure, meaning there is a little bit more downtime needed for recovery (versus a SculpSure™ treatment) but on the other hand it’s a safe and highly effective procedure that’s been around for many decades and utilized in other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures like fat transfer.

Nonsurgical fat reduction systems have only been around in the past decade, but there hadn’t been an updated, or as effective of a system, until now. SculpSure™ is the newest nonsurgical fat reduction technology that puts those outdated systems to shame because it provides better results, takes less than 25 minutes per treatment, and is at a fraction of the cost of other nonsurgical systems. This technology is FDA-approved and works by targeting fat cells deep below the skin’s layers. Unlike older systems that use extreme cold to freeze fat, SculpSure™ uses gentle heating and four customizable flat plates to produce liposuction-like results for patients.

Other notable benefits of both liposuction and SculpSure™ include:

Liposuction vs Sculpsure

Many of you have expressed interest in SculpSure™ so we’ve planned a little something special for you all. Join us on Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center for a special SculpSure™ Fat Reduction Demo Day Event to see firsthand what all of the buzz lately is about! Attendees can watch live treatment demonstrations for SculpSure™ the most advanced non-invasive fat reduction technology available (there’s an Abdomen Demo at 11am and a Flanks Demo at 2pm – RSVP for one or both if you’d like) followed by a complimentary consultation to learn how SculpSure™ could help you. Guests can save big on any SculpSure™ treatments you purchase that day (all four-applicator SculpSure™ treatments purchased at the event will be priced at just $1000 for a savings of $800 on one session or $1000 on two sessions), plus, enjoy light refreshments, and be entered to win a free giveaway. RSVPs are required in advance, so call the Laser Lights team at (770) 495-9322 today before the schedule’s full! 

For information on the cosmetic procedures performed at Southern Plastic Surgery or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact us at 770-622-9100. We hope to see many of you at the SculpSure™ Fat Reduction Demo Day Event and if you can’t make it but have pressing questions in the meantime, just give us a call – we’d be thrilled to walk you through how it’s done.