Choosing a Plastic Surgeon You Can Trust

While the commercial shown below is humorous, board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Whiteman uses the message as a reminder to patients to thoughtfully consider the implications of any cosmetic surgery and only entrust a certified plastic surgeon who maintains the patient’s best interest when making choices that effect cosmetic surgery results.

Women who select overly large breast implants that are not well suited to their bodies often end up needing breast revision surgeries such as a breast implant reduction or a breast lift at a later date. Some believe bigger breasts are better, but as with any cosmetic procedure, there are other important variables to consider when selecting a breast implant size like the patient’s height, rib cage size, overall body frame size, body weight, and original breast size. These variables explain the need for choosing a plastic surgeon that you can trust.

You should find a board certified plastic surgeon that you are comfortable with, who wants you to look your very best after your cosmetic surgery procedure. Your plastic surgeon should place more emphasis on your overall look instead of just the area he or she is enhancing. Take breast augmentation for example: be wary of any surgeon who suggests breast implants in a size you’re not comfortable with- no matter how good they promise it will look. Remember that your body is your own, and you have to live with the results.

Dr. David Whiteman has been performing plastic surgery procedures in Atlanta since 1993, and understands that no two bodies are the same. In preparation for a plastic surgery procedure, he takes time to discuss the patient’s expectations as well as realistic expectations. He listens to his patients and makes recommendations for their specific body types/ selected procedure, but overall the patient makes the calls. Dr. Whiteman believes that extensive patient education provides patients with results they will be happy with. For more information on other plastic surgery procedures that Dr. Whiteman performs such as rhinoplasty, facelift, liposuction, and tummy tuck, visit his website or continue to read his blog.

Dr. Whiteman Introduces Daryl Madison, Personal Trainer and Fitness Expert

If you are trying to live a truly healthy and fit lifestyle, diet alone is a sure fire way to set yourself up for failure. While diet is an essential part of any health plan, you must not ignore the fitness aspect of health – which includes keeping up with a regular exercise routine. Because it is so important for plastic surgery patients to maintain their health before and after surgery, Dr. Whiteman of Southern Plastic Surgery would like to introduce Daryl Madison, personal trainer and fitness expert in the local Atlanta area.

Daryl Madison is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer and owner of Lifestyle Fitness- an in-home personal training company. With 10 years of experience in personal training and numerous certifications, Daryl can help any patient get on the road to the best shape of their life.

For those who don’t have the time or money for personal training, but still need and want help with a regular exercise routine, Daryl has created the Chair-A-Cise exercise DVD series. Chair-A-Cise is a fitness program that is customizable to ALL fitness levels; and the unique thing about this fitness program is that all of the exercises can be performed while seated in a chair. This makes it perfect for beginners, the overweight, the elderly or anyone easing into an exercise routine after surgery. By adding simple hand weights the exercises, Chair-A-Cise also transforms into a rigorous fitness routine, challenging even to the most fit and athletic of people.  

Daryl’s fitness expertise has been featured in several Atlanta Journal Constitution and DeKalb News Sun articles and he has also been featured on an episode of CW Network’s Ultimate Makeover series.

Feel free to contact Daryl at 404-272-3996 if you would like to set up a personal training session and visit the Chair-A-Cise website if you are interested in DVDs. 

This blog should serve as a reminder that you cannot neglect your health, especially when getting a cosmetic surgery procedure! Visit our recently launched Health and Wellness Section for more exercise tips, nutrition tips, and healthy recipes.