Hear First-Hand from Southern Plastic Surgery Patients

One of the most consistently rewarding parts of life as a plastic surgeon is hearing from patients who I have been able to help over the years. Regardless of the type of procedure performed, it’s always a thrill to see the finished results of a cosmetic procedure and the joy it has brought the patient. Additionally, receiving feedback from patients helps me make sure that our office is doing everything in our power to make sure every patient has the best, most-satisfying experience possible. With this in mind, I have shared some recent testimonials we have received from Southern Plastic Surgery patients to help show how we work hard to truly make a difference in the lives of every patient we see.

Hear First-Hand from Southern Plastic Surgery Patients

Choosing a surgeon to perform your procedure is a decision that cannot be made lightly. It’s important to find a board-certified plastic surgeon who you feel a genuine connection with:

“I chose to visit Dr. Whiteman first. He instantly told me that my breasts were way too heavy and that he understood why I’ve been in so much pain. He even understood why I felt fat in almost every piece of clothing I wore. After visiting several other surgeons, my heart and mind led me back to Dr. Whiteman’s office. Ten days after my procedure I looked and felt amazing. The pain was far more bearable than I expected. Dr. Whiteman, Jackie, and the rest of the staff made me feel great throughout the entire process. If you’re thinking about a breast reduction and want a very experienced, knowledgeable, and caring surgeon then Dr. Whiteman is your man.”

As any plastic surgeon will tell you, a patient’s cosmetic surgery journey begins long before their procedure and continues long after their surgery is complete. Read more about how my staff and I work to make every patient’s cosmetic surgery experience as satisfying and instructive as possible:

“Dr. Whiteman and his staff were amazing throughout the entire pre and post-surgery process. I would definitely recommend Southern Plastic Surgery for any of your plastic surgery needs. Dr. Whiteman really takes the time to answer all your questions and concerns. I am so glad that I made the right choice by selecting Dr. Whiteman to perform my surgery.”

I love to build relationships with my patients. Working with the same patients through the years allows us to bond, become more connected and feel more like family as time goes on. Here is a testimonial from one of my longtime patients:

“I have been a patient of Dr. Whiteman and Southern Plastic Surgery for 8 years. Dr. Whiteman has performed several facial injections, breast revision surgery, and a mini facelift for me in this time and I am very happy with the results of all my procedures. His staff is friendly, down to earth, and always ready to answer any question that I have. I have happily recommended Dr. Whiteman to several friends and loved ones over the years.”

No matter if they are preparing for cosmetic surgery or a non-surgical cosmetic treatment, I take great pride in providing an exceptional experience for every one of my patients. To help them in their decision-making process, I invite all prospective patients to a complimentary plastic surgery consultation to listen to their concerns and help determine the correct treatment plan for their unique aesthetic needs. To get started, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery today. For more patient stories, tips, and more, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+.

Happy New Year from Dr. Whiteman & the Whole Southern Plastic Surgery Family!

Cheers from everyone here at Southern Plastic Surgery. 2017 feels like it came and went in a flash. It’s certainly been a great been a great year at Southern Plastic Surgery and our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center and we all have a lot to be thankful for. The last year brought us some great times like our recent Holiday Open House celebration, many new patients, and plenty of opportunity to provide outstanding aesthetic results with cosmetic surgery and many nonsurgical cosmetic treatments. 2018 offers us a new year of possibilities and experiences we can’t wait to discover.

Happy-New-Year-from-Dr.-Whiteman-&-the-Whole-Southern-Plastic-Surgery-Family!But before we officially make the transition into the new year, let’s take a moment to look back on 2017 and all the things we are most proud of:

    Southern Plastic Surgery and Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center have come closer than ever to achieving our shared goal of providing the metro Atlanta area with the finest surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments available. Acting as two centers with one specific purpose, Southern Plastic Surgery and Laser Lights embrace the opportunity to provide all our patients with the world class treatment, professionalism, and discretion they deserve.

    Dr. Whiteman was a guest surgeon and lecturer at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS) in Toronto, during which he received an award for his contributions to the world of cosmetic surgery.

    Laser Lights was honored to once again be named Best Laser Hair Removal Facility in Best Self Magazine’s “Best of 2017” contest. We would like to thank our amazing staff, patients, and everyone else who helped make this award possible!

    We launched a Southern Plastic Surgery Instagram account to help provide our patients with a little more access to Dr. Whiteman and everything going on at Southern Plastic Surgery and Laser Lights including exclusive photos, videos, and info on special promotional offers.

    Four of our Southern Plastic Surgery interns, Tiffany, CC, Jim, and Jeremia completed their internship programs with Dr. Whiteman. We can’t wait to see where their careers in medicine and cosmetic surgery go from here!

  We made numerous media appearances including Dr. Whiteman appearing on an episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Bravo. Just recently, our Laser Lights practice administrator Jackie Madison and licensed medical aesthetician, Emily Hutchinson were featured on Women on the Move with Kim McNair.

2017 was a big year here at Southern Plastic Surgery and we have even higher hopes for 2018. We will continue to seek out new procedures and treatments to help provide our patients with as many options as possible to achieve the aesthetic change they desire. So, from the whole Southern Plastic Surgery and Laser Lights family, we would like to once again thank our patients and wish them all a happy and healthy New Year. If you would like to learn more about our cosmetic procedures, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for more tips, news, and updates.

Ask Dr. Whiteman: How to Customize a Mommy Makeover

There are a number of reasons why the mommy makeover has remained so popular over the years. One of the reasons is the comprehensive body contouring results this combination surgery is able to provide patients. Another reason is the customizability a mommy makeover allows patients to have. During a mommy makeover procedure, I perform a tummy tuck (using my Scarpa fascia technique for the waist narrowing), liposuction, and a cosmetic breast surgery. Part of what I love about performing mommy makeovers is helping each individual patient find the procedure options that will help them achieve the rejuvenated appearance they desire. But this requires the patient to fully understand all of their options. That’s why I am taking some time to answer common questions about how patients can get the most out of their mommy makeovers through customization.

david m whiteman mdDear Dr. Whiteman,

I’m having a hard time choosing between a breast lift and a breast reduction as part of my mommy makeover. Which would you recommend?


Dear “H”,

This is a very common question; however, there is no “correct” answer. To determine which cosmetic breast surgery option you should undergo, you must first determine what benefits you are trying to achieve. A breast lift can improve the breast contour by addressing sagging or drooping breasts. During surgery, excess skin is removed and the breasts are reshaped and lifted to provide perkier, younger-looking breasts. A breast reduction is designed to reduce the overall size and volume of the breasts by removing excess tissue, fat, and skin. It is not uncommon to perform both procedures at the same time if that is the patient’s preference.

Dear Dr. Whiteman,

In your opinion, what areas should a patient focus on for liposuction during their mommy makeover?


Dear “B”,

That’s totally up to you. This will depend on your specific problem areas and if they have enough fat to be removed with liposuction. While it’s true that most mommy makeover procedures involve using liposuction to remove unwanted fat, the areas treated with lipo vary significantly from patient to patient. Generally, the most common areas for liposuction include the hips, abdomen, legs, buttocks, or arms.


Dear Dr. Whiteman,

Are there any mommy makeover options that can lead to shorter recovery times?


Dear “S”,

Regardless of which procedure options you end up selecting, your mommy makeover recovery will be essentially the same. However, by combining procedures, a mommy makeover allows patients to reduce their overall downtime for recovery, no matter which surgery options they ultimately choose. The most important thing is finding the treatment options that will best help you attain the new body contour that you want.

I hope you found these answers informative and helpful. For more information on mommy makeovers and other cosmetic procedures, follow Southern Plastic Surgery on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram for additional news, photos, videos, and more. If you have a question of your own, don’t hesitate to contact me, Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery to schedule a complimentary in-person plastic surgery consultation today.