Ethnic Rhinoplasty Still a Growing Trend

The nose is an incredibly noticeable part of a person’s face. After all, it does draw a lot of attention by sitting right in the center of the face. With that said, it’s not surprising that rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is among the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures for the face. Statistics collected by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in 2016 indicate that over 148,000 rhinoplasty procedures were performed in the US just last year.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty Still a Growing Trend

As the years have gone on and surgical techniques have become more precise, we have seen numerous breakthroughs in the ways cosmetic surgeries can be customized to a patient’s specific preferences. Ethnic rhinoplasty is a term used to describe cosmetic nose surgery performed on patients of ethnic groups other than Caucasian. Specialized rhinoplasty techniques have become more in-demand in recent years as cosmetic surgery has become more popular among ethnic minorities.

In the past, standards for the “perfect” nose were based on the facial characteristics of Caucasian men and women. But societal preferences have changed and the approach to rhinoplasty for many plastic surgeons has too. Today, many patients actually prefer to preserve and enhance their ethnic features. Here at Southern Plastic Surgery, I utilize expert precision to preserve cultural characteristics that each individual possesses during each ethnic rhinoplasty procedure.

African American

African American noses tend to be thicker with a wide tip, flat bridge and flared nostrils. To reduce the appearance of a flat nose, I focus on rebuilding the bridge of the nose to create a more defined appearance. It’s common for African American patients to have noses that contain weaker cartilage and shorter nasal bones that must be handled with extra precision. Additionally, African American skin is thicker and darker, meaning it is more susceptible to scarring, so I take special care and utilizes precise techniques to minimize scarring.


Many Asian rhinoplasty patients have smaller or shorter noses that have thicker skin and relatively lower bridges and wide bases. Asian rhinoplasty can also help resolve breathing problems that result from the natural structures of the nose that may obstruct breathing.


Latino rhinoplasty patients have their own unique features that must be considered in order to preserve their appearance. These patients typically have wider nasal bridges and weaker cartilage that creates a slightly wider nose with a low tip. Some Latino facial features can also appear larger than most other patients, so it is important to make sure that the new nose fits proportionately into a more rounded face.

If you are considering modifying your nasal features, you may be a candidate for rhinoplasty or ethnic rhinoplasty at Southern Plastic Surgery. Before any rhinoplasty, I provide all my patients with a complimentary consultation where we will discuss your concerns and help you determine the correct cosmetic surgery path for you. To schedule your plastic surgery consultation, please contact Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery today. For more information, special offers, and more you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+.

You’re Invited to our Holiday Open House and to Take Advantage of our November Specials!

2016 is winding down, though there is still much to be thankful for this November at Southern Plastic Surgery (SPS). Whether you seek plastic surgery or any of the many nonsurgical treatments available at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we’ve got what you need to help you look and feel your best as the holiday season approaches.

You’re Invited!

We’ll be starting November off in grand fashion with the SPS & Laser Lights Holiday Open House celebration at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016. This event provides our patients with a great opportunity to familiarize themselves with the new staff and new technology and treatments at Laser Lights and enjoy exclusive deals on many of our most popular cosmetic treatments. You will also get a chance to watch demonstrations, visit with some of our skin care representatives and enter several chances to win select treatments and skincare products. The event begins at 5pm and ends at 8pm and we are looking forward to seeing you there. Check out the flyer below for more details!

Holiday Open House for Laser Lights & Southern Plastic Surgery

Holiday Open House for Laser Lights & Southern Plastic Surgery Thursday, November 3, 2016

One of our most popular procedures, Dr. Whiteman’s Mommy Makeover procedure is our Procedure of the Month this November. The Mommy Makeover continues to be in-demand due to the comprehensive and long-lasting results it provides. Combining a tummy tuck (using Dr. Whiteman’s special Scarpa fascia technique), liposuction and a cosmetic breast procedure, the Mommy Makeover is designed to tighten the abdominal muscles and lose skin, reduce fat and help remedy the effects of weight gain and breast feeding.


November Specials

All throughout November, you can enjoy fantastic deals on treatments like SilkPeel® Microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, spider vein removal and more. Take a peek at the flyer below for more information:


Both Southern Plastic Surgery and our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center offer gift certificates that are good towards all cosmetic services and procedures. Our monthly specials change regularly, so check back with us if this month’s specials don’t tickle your fancy. Also, ask us about our package specials that are available at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.

All monthly promotions expire on November 30th, 2016 and may not be combined with other offers. For more information on special promotions and events for October at SPS and Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we invite you to contact Southern Plastic Surgery today at 770-622-9100 with any questions or to schedule a complimentary consultation or RSVP for our open house!

Facelifts for Men: The New Normal

It’s no secret that plastic surgery for men has become far more common over the years. According to statistics gathered by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of cosmetic procedures performed annually on men has increased over 325% since 1997 and continues to steadily increase every year. Although there has been an increase in cosmetic surgeries tailored specifically to men like male breast reduction, data shows that more men than ever are opting for universal procedures like facelifts.

Facelifts for Men The New NormalOver 13,000 facelifts were performed on men in the US last year alone, making it the fifth most popular cosmetic procedure for men. The social stigma associated with men undergoing plastic surgery seems to be fading. The perception that a facelift is only for models and movie stars has gone by the wayside as more men are opting to undergo the procedure to restore their youthfulness and look their best.

Some of this increase in popularity is the result of technological breakthroughs in the field that allow for more natural, masculine results. These breakthroughs include the Z-plasty, a technique I use underneath the chin for certain patients that can help limit recovery time. For many men in the corporate world, maintaining a youthful appearance is essential for remaining vital in a highly competitive environment.

In a piece published by Business Insider, male plastic surgery patients were divided into 4 categories, including the “CEO or Board Member”. These patients are typically successful, experienced businessmen who opt for procedures like facelifts as a means to match how they look with how they feel. For many of these patients, surgeons have coined the phrase “Forbes facelift” which is a combination procedure that combines a facelift with a neck lift and sometimes a brow lift.

In addition to cosmetic surgery procedures, men are also using non-invasive treatments like Botox® cosmetic injections to help restore a more youthful appearance. Regardless of the motivation, what’s clear is that more men than ever are willing do whatever it takes to achieve the appearance they desire and that this trend is unlikely to go away any time soon. If you would like more information on facelift procedures, mini facelifts, eye lifts or other cosmetic surgery options, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. You can also follow Southern Plastic Surgery on Facebook, Twitter & Google+ for more stories and updates.