Dr. David Whiteman Helps Deserving Mother on TLC’s Ultimate Makeover

Tami Magby celebrated mother’s day in an exceptional way this year. Not only did she celebrate her wonderful 10 year-old-son, successfully juggling two jobs, and being a part-time student, but she also celebrated her new body. Tami was the recipient of plastic surgery by Dr. David Whiteman of Southern Plastic Surgery as well as free personal training session by personal trainer Daryl Madison of Lifestyle Fitness.

Tami’s journey, chronicled by TLC’s Ultimate Makeover, began when she saw a similar candidate on another episode of the show and “something clicked.” “I knew I owed it to myself to learn how to better care for my body,” declared Tami. Dr. Whiteman and Daryl Madison knew she deserved the ultimate makeover when she lost the prerequisite 15 pounds and quit smoking to prepare her body for liposuction and a tummy tuck and to aid in better healing.

During his initial consultation with Tami, Dr. Whiteman reiterated, “This is going to be a team effort. I know how to make your body look better, but it’s up to you to commit to exercising regularly and engaging in healthy living by not smoking to really see the kind of results you want in order to be satisfied.”

Dr. Whiteman, a long time proponent of total patient care was very thorough when it came to understanding Tami’s long-term goals and desired results, “Tami’s situation is very common amongst patients her age. They’re incredibly busy. Juggling children, family, and job can make you lose discipline when it comes to health. They go and go and go and tend to run out of steam when it comes to maintaining a regular exercise routine and a healthy weight with the changing metabolism that often emerges during a woman’s 30’s and 40’s.”

Dr. Whiteman’s expert surgical skill and Daryl’s inspirational fitness guidance combined with Tami’s determination to better her life paid off. The now svelte mother stood proudly in front of her family and friends at her big reveal party to show-off her new body.

“I am so thankful for what Dr. Whiteman, Daryl, and everyone from the show have done for me. I now look, and more importantly, feel good. I know I’ll be able to better do all the things I did before because I’m physically more able,” declared Tami during her Ultimate Makeover’s interview.

If you would like to see more of Tami’s story visit visit Dr. Whiteman’s You Tube channel to view her clips from the show. To learn more about Dr. Whiteman or the procedures he offers visit his website or call (770) 622-9100.

What is the difference between Restylane and Botox/Dysport Cosmetic injectables?

For those who are unfamiliar with the world of plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures, one of their most common questions is “What is the difference between Restylane® and Botox®/Dysport®?.” The answer is: everything! Many people are under the misconception that the wrinkle removing injectables on the market are brand name variations of the same product; however this is far from the truth.

Restylane®, along with similar popular products Juvederm® and Perlane®, are what we call “injectable fillers”. These products consist of collagen, either natural collagen from animals, or Hyaluronic Acid (HA), the same component found naturally in human collagen.

Once injected into the problem areas, the collagen or HA “fills in” wrinkles, lines, and furrows in the face to give the face a smoother and more youthful overall look. Injectable fillers vary depending on the whether they are an HA filler or depending on the type of collagen used, however the average injectable filler lasts around 6 months. Unlike Botox® and Dysport®, most injectable fillers can also be used on the lips, for a fuller, plumper look.

Botox®, and newer variation Dysport®, are cosmetic injectables made up a purified form of the toxin botulinum. Unlike injectable fillers that use a substance to “fill in” wrinkles, the substance found Botox® and Dysport® works to relax facial muscles. By blocking the release of acetylcholine, a chemical which transmits nerve signals to contract the muscles, these injectables inactivate or weaken the facial muscles that produce the lines on your face – resulting in a smoother, younger look. Because the muscles in the face are relaxed, Botox® and Dysport® injections prevent new wrinkles from forming or deepening further. Botox® and Dysport® last about 3-4 months on average. And although these products would be useless for the lips, Botox® is also FDA approved for excessive sweating and treatment of neck and muscle spasms.

In short, fillers like Restylane® and Juvederm® use collagen or a collagen-like substance to fill-in and smooth out wrinkles. Botox® and Dysport® relax facial muscles, that ultimately smooth out wrinkles and prevent wrinkles from deepening further. Dr. Whiteman performs both types of injections and can tell you which product will be the best treatment for you. Schedule a consultation or call our office to find out more information.