What are the Most Versatile Cosmetic Procedures Available?

When figuring out which cosmetic procedures are among the most popular with my patients, versatility certainly plays a role. There are many procedures like rhinoplasty that are specifically intended to treat one area of a patient’s body (in this case, the nose) and then there are others that can be applied to a number of areas all over the body. I have noticed that many patients are drawn to the idea of certain trusted procedures. Especially those that can help provide benefits to different areas in need of aesthetic alteration. To help explain what I mean, here is a basic primer on three of the most versatile cosmetic procedures that I perform. 

What are the Most Versatile Cosmetic Procedures Available

Liposuction has long been considered the most versatile cosmetic surgery available. By providing outstanding results from head-to-toe, liposuction proved to be the single most in-demand cosmetic surgery for both women and men last year. During liposuction, areas of stubborn fat that may not respond to diet and exercise alone are removed from the body to provide a leaner, healthier physique. Lipo can be used to treat a wide variety of problem areas including the abdomen, hips, flanks (or love-handles), thighs, arms, buttocks, cheeks, neck, and more.

Often going hand in hand with liposuction, fat transfer injections are also often commended for their versatility. Fat transfer injections use fat that is removed during liposuction and injects it back into areas of the patient’s body that may benefit from a bit of added volume. This can include the face (including the lips), hands, breasts, or buttocks. Fat transfer is a safe, effective way for patients to maximize the aesthetic benefits of their liposuction procedure.

Lastly, allow me to highlight some of the non-surgical cosmetic procedures that I am able to perform. Cosmetic injectables for facial rejuvenation can help patients correct a number of facial concerns. Neuromodulators like Botox® and Dysport® are excellent for treating imperfections on the upper part of the face and around the eyes including wrinkles, lines, crow’s feet, and other issues caused by muscle activity such as expression lines. Facial filler injections like Restylane® and Juvederm® can help add lost volume to the cheeks, mid-face, or lips. Additionally, facial fillers can be used to perform a nonsurgical rhinoplasty (sometimes known as the liquid nose job) in which fillers are injected into the nose to reduce the appearance of bumps and uneven areas.

When considering a cosmetic procedure to undergo, it’s nice to have a number of options to choose from in order to find the most appropriate surgery plan for your specific needs. That’s why it is so important to find a board-certified plastic surgeon with expertise performing a variety of cosmetic procedures in order to give yourself as many treatment alternatives as possible. For more information or to schedule a plastic surgery consultation today, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery today. And follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for even more tips, photos, and news.

Questions to Ask During Your Male Breast Reduction Consultation

For men ranging from teenagers to seniors, gynecomastia can be the cause of considerable embarrassment and frustration. Even if their breast enlargement isn’t causing any physical distress, larger-than-normal male breasts can take a serious toll on a guy’s self-esteem and ability to feel comfortable in his own skin. This is why I perform male breast reduction surgery on patients of nearly all ages. Male breast reduction allows me to remove excess tissue to reduce the male breast. I can even use fat removed during the procedure to enhance the pectoral muscles to create a more manly physique.

male breast reduction surgery consultation informationLike any other cosmetic surgery procedure, male breast reduction requires planning and preparation. It’s important to take your pre-surgery consultation seriously and do plenty of research in the lead-up to your initial appointment. So think long and hard about your specific aesthetic issues and what you hope to achieve through male breast reduction. In order to help everyone maximize the potential of their male breast reduction, I have recommended some simple, essential questions to ask your plastic surgeon during your male breast reduction consultation.

  • What board certifications have you earned?
  • Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
  • How much experience do you have performing male breast reduction surgery?
  • Can I see before-and-after photos from some of your past male breast reduction patients?
  • Am I a good candidate for male breast reduction?
  • How long will it take to see my final male breast reduction results?
  • Will my surgery require a hospital stay and, if so, at which hospitals do you have hospital privileges?
  • Will I have scarring after my procedure?
  • How should I prepare in the days and weeks leading up to my male breast reduction?
  • How much recovery time will I need following my surgery?

I know that most patients will likely have more specific questions unique to their situation. However, these questions can provide an excellent baseline from which to begin. To help get the most out of your consultation phase, do your research and come prepared when you meet face to face with your board-certified plastic surgeon. If you would like to schedule your plastic surgery consultation with me, Dr. David Whiteman, please contact Southern Plastic Surgery today. You can also follow me on social media for even more access to everything Southern Plastic Surgery.

What to Expect from Your Mommy Makeover Recovery

In recent years, I have noticed the continual growth and popularity of the mommy makeover. By combining a tummy tuck (using my Scarpa fascia technique for the waist), liposuction, and a cosmetic breast surgery, my mommy makeover is able to provide substantial body contouring results for women trying to regain their pre-baby bodies. Despite its popularity, there are still many of my patients don’t understand what is involved with the mommy makeover. This is especially true of the expected recovery associated with this combination procedure.

There is a common misconception that mommy makeover recovery will be especially taxing for patients due to the comprehensive nature of undergoing three procedures at once. In my experience, the opposite is true. My patients are generally very happy with the added benefits of combining their procedures.

  • Since the three procedures are performed simultaneously, you will only have to go through one recovery process instead of recovering from your first procedure and then beginning the process all over again for your second and third ones.
  • This also means cutting costs by only having to pay hospital fees like anesthesia and surgical fees once instead of three times.
  • The mommy makeover is an outpatient procedure, meaning patients will not require a hospital stay.

Check out the video below where I explain the recovery timetable for patients following their mommy makeover.

One of the great things about a mommy makeover is its ability to give each patient the opportunity to customize her treatment to her unique aesthetic goals. However, this freedom also requires more thorough planning and consultation in order to help determine the surgical path that is best to help you achieve the results you desire. So do your research, weigh your options, and consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who will help come up with the right treatment plan for you. For more information or to schedule your plastic surgery consultation today, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery. Or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for more cosmetic surgery tips, news, photos, and more.