Be your Best with our October Specials!

Fall is officially upon us. As the passing season brings on change, so can you with monthly specials and promotions from Southern Plastic Surgery and our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center. Whether you’re considering cosmetic surgery or any of the various cosmetic treatments available at our Laser Lights, Fall can be the time for personal reinvention and new beginnings at Southern Plastic Surgery.

This month we’re highlighting some of our most popular cosmetic treatments. All throughout October, you can enjoy special deals on treatments including Botox® Cosmetic Injections (performed by a registered nurse) and laser hair removal. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we will also be offering a special additional 20% discount on all our services and treatments for breast cancer patients, survivors and their immediate family members.

Lastly, we’re excited to announce that we will be hosting a very special Open House Event at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center on November 3rd. This night of good times, great people and exclusive deals on a variety of our most in-demand cosmetic products and treatments is not to be missed. Stay tuned for more details as the month goes on!

Procedure of the Month: Mommy Makeover

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One of our most in-demand procedures, Dr. Whiteman’s Mommy Makeover procedure is our Procedure of the Month for October. What makes the Mommy Makeover so special is the comprehensive and long-lasting results it provides. Consisting of a combination of 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.

October Specials

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Enjoy great savings all throughout October on the following procedures treatments at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center:

  • Special of the Month! Mommy Makeover Special {$500 OFF}: Receive $500 off your combination Mommy Makeover procedure of breast and body contouring procedures.
  • Botox® Cosmetic Injections {$50 off each injected area}: Botox® Cosmetic injections for skin rejuvenation are performed by our Registered Nurse.
  • Laser Vein Removal {$200 for a 30 minute treatment; $50 value}: Perfect for eliminating rosacea and visibility of spider veins from the face or legs.
  • Laser Tattoo Removal {Buy one treatment, receive a second 50% off}
  • Laser Hair Removal {20% off any package or treatment}

 

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 available at our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.

All monthly promotions expire on October 31, 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!

What is Ethnic Plastic Surgery?

Facial plastic surgery is constantly evolving.  I say it’s ever-evolving because as a society, so are we.  Our opinion of what we consider beautiful now is a mosaic, largely attributed to a mix of worldwide travel diversity and the internet.  What we considered as ideal beauty 30 years ago is certainly not the case now, nor will it be the same 30 years into the future.  In direct correlation to shifting trends, there has also been a shift in ethnic plastic surgery procedures.  But what exactly is ethnic plastic surgery and what factors should be considered when exploring these various facial procedures?

Ethnic Plastic Surgery in Atlanta GAAs a double-board certified plastic surgeon with over 21 years of performing ethnic plastic surgery, I have seen the same evolution of patient goals occur among every cultural background; each one is different.  The reason it’s termed ethnic plastic surgery is centered largely around unique cultural identities and the vast diversity that is embodied within each culture (specifically African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino and Asian).  Each culture has distinct facial structures and features that are indigenous to that specific culture and it takes a great wealth of knowledge, in regards to the facial complexities, to be able to produce plastic surgery results that are directly in line with the patient and their goals.

Ethnic facial plastic surgery procedures have surged over the past decade as more men and women are seeking cosmetic results that cannot be achieved with makeup or over-the-counter pharmaceuticals.  For example, many of my African American/Black patients decide on a rhinoplasty to address the look of a large or flattened nose (think wider tip, flatter bridge and flared nostrils).  The main goal is to reduce the overall size, so I typically draw from several techniques to reshape the nose.  Typically, rhinoplasty involves removing cartilage or bone to create a thinner appearance.  With African Americans, the nose’s structure generally has weaker cartilage and shorter nasal bones in which we must augment the bridge to sculpt the narrower look the patient is going for.  Instead of using implants, I use a technique where I take the patient’s own cartilage and tissue from a donor area to add volume and reshape the nose.  To further augment the overall appearance, I might recommend facial fillers like Juvéderm® or Restylane® to restore lost volume and straighten the bridge (fillers can be safely injected into the tip, base or bridge of the nose, with repeated treatments to maintain final results).  In the same respect, rhinoplasty continues to vary even among Hispanic/Latino cultures (who tend to have wider bridges and bases of the nose as well as weaker cartilage) and Asians (who have thicker skin, lower bridges and a wider base).  On top of each person coming from a different ethnic background, each person also comes with a unique facial structure, all their own.

With every ethnicity, elective surgery is a choice.  The end result is to create natural-looking plastic surgery results that the patient has in mind.  There are many factors to consider when creating a patient’s rhinoplasty plan, one that accentuates their individual qualities but at the same time also focuses on maintaining cultural identity.  My job, as the surgeon, is to listen to my patient’s concerns and properly address them at surgery.  It’s not to put my “stamp” on their results because as with any ethnic representation, corrective measures should be individualized and ethnically appropriate to suit their face.  My patients, in the simplest of terms, want an improved version of themselves.  I’m just here to help them achieve that.

The face is delicate and should be handled by someone that knows the complex details to perform facial plastic surgery procedures in a safe and successful manner.  When it comes to choosing a plastic surgeon, do your homework to avoid disappointing results.  If you’re interested in ethnic plastic surgery or any of the plastic surgery procedures we perform at Southern Plastic Surgery, P.C., feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.  Stay connected with me, Dr. David Whiteman, on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube for more plastic surgery news and updates.

Atlanta Breast Revision Surgery Featured Procedure Patient Testimonial

After having saline breast implants for 10 years, lasting through two pregnancies, Jenny came to see us for breast revision surgery.  She felt her current 400CC saline implants were too large but wasn’t quite decided on whether to have the implants completely removed or replaced altogether.

patientDuring her consultation with myself and Beth, my medical assistant, we discussed her experiences with her saline implants (she felt they were too heavy and mobile within the breast cavity) as well as several procedural options. Jenny is a mother of two and after listening to her concerns, we discussed performing combination procedures including breast lift, to address the effects of pregnancy, and liposuction to further contour and reduce the size of her breast.  We were confident that Jenny would be pleased with a smaller silicone implant, given her previous implant size, and were very excited about her results.

When we followed up with Jenny she expressed, “I can’t tell you how happy I am that you listened to all of the things that I was unhappy with, gave your recommendations and I listened to them.  All of the concerns I had about my saline implants have gone away now that I have the silicone implants and the biggest difference is that I now LITERALLY feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of my chest! Recovery was exactly what I expected and I was back to work in five days.  If I had to do it all over again, I would see Dr. Whiteman in a heartbeat.”

For more information on any reconstructive and cosmetic procedures that Dr. Whiteman offers, contact our office today.  Also stay up to date on the latest plastic surgery news and specials by connecting on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.