The Time is Right for a Mommy Makeover

Beach and pool season is nearly here. If you’re like many of us, you probably can’t wait to get out there and enjoy some fun in the sun after being cooped up through the fall and winter. Though for certain people, it’s not that simple. If you have struggled to regain your pre-pregnancy figure through diet and exercise alone, a mommy makeover at Southern Plastic Surgery can be just what you need to reshape your silhouette and make you more comfortable and confident than ever before.

By combining a tummy tuck with liposuction and a cosmetic breast surgery, my mommy makeover is able to target several common issues many mothers deal with after pregnancy. Mommy makeover surgery can be perfect for women trying to take a few inches off their waistline, while also firming sagging breasts and tightening their stomach.

If you’re still curious about how a mommy makeover can help you achieve the figure you desire, check out the video below in which I discuss the flexibility of the mommy makeover and how it can help women with a variety of aesthetic needs:

Women should only consider a mommy makeover once they are finished having kids, as additional pregnancies can negatively affect the results of your procedure. Since each patient’s body reacts differently to pregnancy and childbirth, a pre-surgical consultation is hugely important to determine the best procedures for your needs. For more information on the mommy makeover or to schedule your consultation today, please contact Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for more plastic surgery tips and updates.

Southern Plastic Surgery Intern Spotlight: Meet Tiffany

Welcome back to our intern spotlight series. For this installment, we’re thrilled to put the spotlight on our newest Southern Plastic Surgery (SPS) guest resident, Tiffany. Tiffany is interning here at SPS while she finishes up her studies at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM). We have loved having Tiffany in our office and have been constantly impressed by her professionalism and her natural ability to work with our patients.  Her hard work and enthusiasm is present in everything she does. To help everyone get to know Tiffany a little bit better, we had her share some of her fondest memories with us and open up about what she has learned during her time here at SPS and where she hopes to go during her career in medicine. Here’s what she had to say:

southern plastic surgery atlanta gaHow would you describe your internship in one word?

Inspiring

Which skills that you have learned do you think will be most valuable in your medical field?

The most important skill I’ve learned so far from Dr. David Whiteman is his honesty and level of care he takes when working with his patients.

What has been the greatest lesson you’ve learned so far during your internship?

I have learned that most patients just want to be heard and it’s incumbent on us to listen intently to their concerns.

What has been the biggest challenge of your internship so far?

So far, the biggest challenge has been handling patient’s emotions after anesthesia.

southern plastic surgery atlanta gaWhere do you see yourself in 5 years?  

In Florida, post-residency, working in my own private practice.

What’s the best thing about interning with Dr. Whiteman?  

It may sound cheesy, but getting to spend time with Dr. Whiteman and his staff. It has been one of the best office environments I have worked in and I am truly grateful to spend my time there.

What are your favorite hobbies?

I love to spend my time studying, being with my son, practicing mixed martial arts fighting, and running.

What is your favorite movie?

Good Will Hunting

Do you have a personal motto?

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Till your good is your better and your better is your best.

If you weren’t practicing medicine, what would you be doing professionally?

I would be something related to working with people, like a social worker, therapist, or teacher.

What is your favorite weekend activity in Atlanta?

I love the outdoor festivals in the springtime in Atlanta! I just attended the recent brunch festival.

Pick one: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch or Dinner?

Brunch! Though to be honest, I love all food at all times.

It’s never easy to say goodbye to any of our interns, who all begin to feel like family during their time here. But we are thrilled about our time with Tiffany and can’t wait to see what great things she will go on to during her career, whether it be in cosmetic surgery or otherwise. Having expertise is only one part of having a career in medicine. To really make it, a medical provider must be able to work well with patients and nurture relationships. We have no doubt that Tiffany will meet this standard and thrive regardless of where she ends up. For more information or if you are interested in a plastic surgery consultation, please contact Southern Plastic Surgery today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more tips and updates.

Cosmetic Surgery Steadily Rising Worldwide

Plastic surgery is on the rise. Not just in the US, but all over the world. According to new stats recently published at the World Congress exhibit in Paris, the worldwide cosmetic surgery market grew over 8% in 2016 to an estimated $8.9 billion. That figure is expected to increase to almost $10 billion this year and industry experts predict that this growth will only continue in the years ahead.

Cosmetic Surgery Steadily Rising WorldwideThough North America (the US in particular) and Europe still have the highest numbers of cosmetic surgery procedures performed each year, other world regions are beginning to close the gap. The Asian Pacific region has seen a massive spike in the popularity of plastic surgery, particularly South Korea. Research done by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) stated that South Korea had the 3rd most plastic surgery procedures performed in 2015, behind just the US and Brazil.

There are a number of factors that can be partially attributed to this recent cosmetic surgery surge. Societal stigmas around cosmetic surgery, especially for men, have become less prevalent in recent years. More people than ever all around the globe are feeling empowered to seek out cosmetic procedures as a way to fight off the signs of aging and look and feel their best. We have also seen an increase in the number of available board-certified cosmetic surgeons worldwide in recent years.

Though plastic surgery as a whole is growing worldwide, which procedures are most popular is still very dependent on the region. The ISAPS data indicates that breast augmentation procedures and liposuction are still the most popular procedures in the US, whereas facial procedures like eyelid and nose surgeries are the most in-demand in South Korea. One thing that remains consistent is the exponential growth of non-surgical cosmetic procedures like Botox® Cosmetic injections and nonsurgical fat reduction like SculpSure®.

Personally, I’m very heartened by this development. As someone who takes pride in helping people improve their appearance, self-esteem and quality of life through plastic surgery, it’s great to see more and more people opting for these potentially life-changing procedures. If you are interested in a cosmetic procedure and would like to schedule a consultation, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for more tips and updates.