Seeing a Healthier You: Relief after Blepharoplasty

atlanta eyelid surgeryWhile people choose plastic surgery for a variety of reasons, some procedures are designed to correct functional issues along with cosmetic concerns. Procedures such as breast reduction and rhinoplasty are more commonly recognized as medical necessities; breast reduction alleviates discomfort caused by overly large breasts and rhinoplasty improves breathing and facial proportion, but there are many other procedures that can also provide solutions to medical issues.

You may have heard of the facial rejuvenation surgery called blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, but have you ever considered it as an option to improve vision or relieve severe migraines? Dr. David Whiteman performs this facial rejuvenation procedure to remove excess skin from the upper eyelid and/or fat deposits underneath the eyes to create a brighter, more alert appearance. As skin ages it becomes inelastic and begins to droop, compromising the eye’s natural crease and shape. Heavy excess skin may hang over and cover the eyelashes and/or begin to obstruct a person’s normal vision. In addition to resolving vision obstruction, some surgeons have also attributed blepharoplasty to migraine relief for patients. Doctors say that eyelid surgery allows access to sensory nerves that cause head pain. According to a recent study conducted by the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, about 88 percent of patients who underwent surgery reported a reduction in migraine pain and frequency. Head pain can be attributed to the critical nerves compressed by fat or tissue buildup behind the eyelid.

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is used to eliminate signs of aging on the upper and/or lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids to reduce a hooded appearance caused by sagging eyelid skin and/or on the lower eyelids to remove fatty tissue that contributes to bags. Eyelid surgery can be combined with other plastic surgery procedures or performed alone depending on the patient’s needs.

For example, Dr. Whiteman may also perform brow lift surgery or otoplasty to help balance the results of a rhinoplasty, as well as help eliminate additional medical problems. To learn more about the procedures available at Southern Plastic Surgery, please visit his website and connect with him via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for news and updates.

Save on Skin Care with April Discounts at Laser Lights

This month you can save with skin care specials at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center in Duluth. Take advantage of discounted laser hair removal, Viora Reaction™ skin tightening and cellulite reduction, and CO2 fractionated laser treatments, as well as specially priced Vi Peel and hour-long massages. Specials expire April 30th. See the flyer below for more information. Don’t forget the Brilliant Distinctions® Botox® special is valid through April 30th at Southern Plastic Surgery. (See our previous blog or contact us for more details about the Botox® rebate.)

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Facial Rejuvenation Savings Ignite March Madness at Southern Plastic Surgery

southern plastic surgeryIf you’ve been putting off facial rejuvenation, you may have trouble finding a good excuse not to receive your favorite cosmetic injectables this month at Southern Plastic Surgery. Offering savings and rebates on Dysport®, Botox®, Restylane®, Perlane®, and Juvéderm®, you can save big on a complete facial rejuvenation with your favorite injectables. Read below to learn more about the specific discount details.

Dysport®: Now through March 31st, 2012, Southern Plastic Surgery patients can save $50 on Dysport® injections. All you have to do is sign up online at www.dysportusa.com to become a member, complete the rebate redemption form (online or provided by Dr. David Whiteman), and mail in the itemized receipt and rebate redemption form within 30 days of your Dysport® treatment. Similar to Botox®, Dysport® works to relax wrinkle-causing muscles on the forehead and between the eyes.

Botox®: Patients can save up to $200 on Botox® treatments this year. First, you must sign up for the Brilliant Distinctions® Program and receive your initial Botox® treatment before April 30th, 2012. You will receive a $50 rebate via email after the first treatment and 200 Brilliant Distinction® member points (or $25 off the next treatment). Then, participating patients will receive another $50 email rebate in three months, bringing the total to $75 off the second Botox® treatment. If you use this rebate within three months of receiving it, you will receive yet another 200 Brilliant Distinctions® points and another $50 email rebate to save $75 on your third Botox® treatment.

Restylane® and Perlane®: On top of the manufacturer’s rebates available this month, Dr. Whiteman’s patients can save an extra $100 on a syringe of Restylane® or Perlane®. You can still save $40 per milliliter on Restylane® (2 mL minimum, 9 mL maximum) or Restylane-L® (2 mL minimum, 6 mL maximum limit) through March 31st, 2012. For those deeper wrinkles be sure to take advantage of saving $50 per mL of Perlane® or Perlane-L® (1 mL minimum and 6 mL maximum limit). All you have to do to receive this mail-in rebate is schedule your treatment before March 31st and send in the Restylane® redemption form (must be postmarked prior to April 30th, 2012). You must also include the product box (with hologram) and your itemized receipt (they do not accept credit card receipts).

Juvéderm®: Through March 31st, 2012, our patients can buy one syringe of Juvéderm® XC and receive half off their second syringe. Perfect for filling in deep wrinkles and areas of lost volume, Juvéderm® results can last up to a year. To top off this deal, Brilliant Distinctions® members will earn 400 points through this purchase that can be used for $50 off their next Botox®, Juvéderm® or Latisse® purchase.

It doesn’t matter which type of cosmetic injectable you prefer—this March you can take your pick and still take advantage of savings. You can choose to relax wrinkle-causing muscles on the forehead or between the eyes with Botox® or Dysport® or to fill in deep wrinkles and areas of lost volume with facial fillers like Restylane®, Perlane®, and Juvéderm®. Remember, you can also pair muscle-relaxing injectables with facial fillers for overall facial rejuvenation. If you’re not already a member of Brilliant Distinctions®, be sure to register online  for this free loyalty program to receive added savings by gaining points for using Botox®, Latisse®, and Juvéderm®.

If you’re interested in learning more about the plastic surgery procedures Dr. Whiteman performs, browse our website or contact our office to schedule a consultation. Be sure to find Dr. Whiteman on Facebook and Twitter  for plastic surgery news and updates.