Dr. Whiteman of Southern Plastic Surgery is Proud to Announce the Launch of ‘Life After the Fight’ – A Business Directory Committed to Supporting and Promoting the Professional Ventures of Breast Cancer Survivors!

After years of working with breast reconstruction patients and involvement on the board of The Sport of Giving, a local breast cancer (now all women’s cancer) nonprofit, Dr. Whiteman noticed an inspiring trend among these women. Becoming painfully aware that life is short, many survivors’ battles with the disease become a catalyst for them to start their own businesses and begin new careers that truly made them happy. Thinking of how great it would be to make others aware of these strong women and their new businesses, “Life After the Fight” was born.

Life After the Fight is a local business directory that ONLY lists the businesses of breast cancer survivors – an effort to promote and support these amazing women’s professional ventures as they move on with their lives. Through the forum of Facebook, Life After the Fight is also a way for these survivors to support and interact with each other.

We at Life After the Fight say that these businesses are built from the strength of the survivors that created them – so not only are you supporting breast cancer survivors, but your are getting access to and information on some GREAT businesses in the local area.

If you are a breast cancer survivor, or would like to submit a business on behalf of a survivor, you can either post your business information on the Life After the Fight Facebook page wall or submit the following information via email to lifeafterthefight@gmail.com :

• Name of your business/service
• A short description of your services
• Business phone number, email, and website

*Businesses submitted both via Facebook and email will be included on this Life After the Fight directory webpage.

*Business submissions are based on the honor system, please respect the fact that Life After the Fight is meant to provide information and support solely for the businesses of breast cancer survivors/patients.
Click here or read below to find out more about Life After the Fight. And don’t forget to become a fan of Life After the Fight on Facebook!!

We encourage you to suggest the page to all of your friends (via the ‘suggest to friends’ link under the default picture on the facebook fan page). The more people that know about Life After the Fight, the more we can support these survivors!

Dr. Whiteman Announces Changes to the World of Injectables: Fillers with Lidocaine and Dysport Rebate Special

The market for facial filler and cosmetic injectables is one of the most competitive in the world of plastic and cosmetic surgery. So it is not surprising that each product is constantly trying to improve – a bonus for the patients and doctors that use them. Most recently, popular facial fillers including Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Perlane®, are now FDA approved for use with lidocaine. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic, which will gently numb the injection site, making the procedure much more comfortable for the patient. Facial fillers are effective for smoothing out deep folds and facial wrinkles, plumping up lips, and correcting scars and depressions; and now that these products can be used with lidocaine, the procedure is easier than ever!

Also new in the world of injectables is the Dysport® “Love it or Leave it” challenge. Patients can receive a $75 rebate if they try Dysport® – then after 15-30 days, if they love it, they can receive another $75 off their next Dysport® injection. Or they decide to leave it, patients can still receive a $75 rebate off a competitive treatment (Botox®).

For more information on any of these injectables, or to schedule a consultation, contact Southern Plastic Surgery.

Healthy Recipes

Just because you are on a diet, does not mean that the food you eat should taste like diet food! Below are some healthy, low calorie, and (most importantly) delicious recipes. By incorporating these recipes, and recipes like these, into your diet, you will be well on your way to improving your overall health and achieving your ideal weight.

Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Walnuts

8 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled butternut squash (about 2 1/4 pounds)
Cooking spray
¾ tsp salt, divided
½ tsp freshly ground pepper, divided
4 cups warm skim milk, divided
1 (14 oz) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, divided
¼ cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Spray foil-lined baking sheet with cooking spray, place squash on sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper, spray with cooking spray and toss. Bake for 45 minutes or until tender.
Place half of squash, ½ of milk and ½ of broth in a blender, process until smooth. Pour pureed mixture into a large saucepan. Repeat procedure with remaining squash, milk and broth.
Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated (do not bring to a boil).
Ladle 1 cup soup into each of 6 bowls; Sprinkle each serving with 1 ½ tsp nuts. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutrient Info
Calories: 150.9 kcal. Fat: 2.9g Protein: 6.9g Carb: 28g Fiber: 3g Chol: 2.5 Sodium: 305.9mg Ca: 240mg

Tarragon Chicken Salad (serves 4)

1 cup plain, nonfat yogurt
1 green apple, chopped
1 tsp lemon juice
2 ribs celery, diced
½ cup chopped walnuts, toasted
½ red onion, chopped
¼ cup dried cranberries
2 cups cooked chicken breast, diced
2 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
Salt and pepper, to your taste

To slow down the browning of the apple, squeeze lemon juice over the chopped apple. Combine apple with chopped celery, walnuts, chopped red onion, currants or raisins or dried cranberries, chicken and yogurt. When salad is well coated in yogurt, mix in tarragon leaves and season the salad with salt and pepper. Stir salad to combine flavors and then taste to adjust seasonings.
You can also place salad on baguettes cut in half and split sideways.

Kcals: 298 fat: 7.8g CHO: 21.3g Sodium: 93.3mg Protein: 23.6g

Light and Fit Yogurt and Peanut Butter Dip

6oz vanilla light yogurt
1 heaping tbsp peanut butter

Mix yogurt and peanut butter in a blender or food processor.
Serve with a sliced apple or other fruit of your choice.

Grilled Fruit Salad

¼ cup sugar or sugar substitute
¼ cup passion fruit juice
½ lemon juice
2 pinches mint leaves (fresh)
Blueberries (2 containers)
Strawberries (about 2 cups)
Bananas (3 bananas cut into 2-3 pieces)

Pour passion fruit into a large bowl. Add mint leaves and blueberries and set to the side.

Toss bananas and strawberries with ¼ cup sugar then place on the grill for a couple minutes until sugar creates golden crust and you can see grill marks. GENTLY take off the grill.

Mix blueberry and grilled fruit mixture and serve warm.

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

1/4 Cup Smart balance
1/4 cup Splenda
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup egg beaters
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup skim milk
2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen

1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons smart balance
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Cream together smart balance, sugar, Splenda, and egg. Add flour, salt, baking powder and milk, stirring until well blended. Carefully fold in berries. Spoon into greased 10 inch spring form pan. In separate bowl, mix together topping ingredients of brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, smart balance, and chopped pecans, using a pastry cutter or fork to blend. Sprinkle topping mixture over batter. Bake at 350 degrees for about 60 minutes until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Can use glass 9 x 12 pan and bake at 375 for 35 minutes.
Can freeze after baking.
It is better to use frozen blueberries because they don’t bruise/break apart as easily.