Customizing Mommy Makeovers with Breast and Body Contouring Procedures

The popular term, “mommy makeover,” describes the combination of cosmetic surgery procedures to help women restore their pre-baby bodies. For mommy makeover, many mothers choose procedures that include breast surgery, liposuction, and/or a tummy tuck. Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman specializes in breast and body contouring procedures and often customizes mommy makeover treatments for patients looking to reverse the effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding.

mommy makeover surgery in atlanta gaMommy makeovers typically include a breast procedure such as a breast lift or breast augmentation to address sagging breasts or breasts that have lost volume. Since the abdominal area is commonly affected by pregnancy, Dr. Whiteman also performs body contouring procedures to sculpt the area where excess skin develops from the stomach stretching. Tummy tuck surgery addresses excess skin and fat while re-tightening weakened abdominal muscles for a firmer, more contoured result. For isolated areas of stubborn fat, Liposuction can additionally sculpt the midsection and other areas such as the thighs, hips, and arms.

While mommy makeover surgery is a comprehensive combination procedure, this treatment provides complete rejuvenation while reducing overall costs and complication risks. Additionally, these procedures minimize the total amount of downtime. Dr. Whiteman recommends for female patients to wait until after they are finished having children before considering mommy makeover as additional pregnancies can affect results.

If you are interested in a breast or body contouring procedure or mommy makeover surgery, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Also, be sure to connect with Dr. Whiteman on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news.

The Many Uses of Liposuction in Cosmetic Surgery

One of the most popular cosmetic body procedures for both men and women is liposuction. Double board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Whiteman offers liposuction for patients looking to eliminate areas of stubborn fat resistant to diet and exercise. However, not only is liposuction performed as an individual treatment for fat reduction, but it is also used in procedures like mommy makeover surgery, facial plastic surgery, and buttock augmentation. With over 20 years of performing a variety of body and facial procedures, Dr. Whiteman uses liposuction as a technique for certain cosmetic procedures.

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Liposuction removes unwanted fat cells through a cannula, or tiny hollow tube, through small, surgical incisions. For combination surgeries like mommy makeover, tummy tuck is often performed and while it addresses sagging skin and some excess fat, liposuction may still be needed to remove residual excess fat. Male breast reduction also includes liposuction along with excision to remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and/or skin to address gynecomastia, the medical condition for overly large male breasts.

Another body procedure that requires liposuction is Brazilian butt lifts (buttock augmentation). Dr. Whiteman uses a more natural technique known as fat transfer to remove unwanted fat through liposuction that is then safely re-injected in the buttocks. By using a patient’s own fat, the risk of post-operative complications and infection is significantly decreased.

In addition to body procedures, liposuction is also used to treat the face and neck to improve the contours of facial plastic surgery patients. For a facelift or neck lift, Dr. Whiteman makes small incisions along the natural creases of the face or neck to remove fat. Afterwards, he can tighten lax skin for a more youthful appearance.

While liposuction is used in other procedures, patients can also individually choose this procedure to remove isolated areas of unwanted fat for most areas of the body such as the abdomen, flanks, arms, and thighs. If you are interested in a body contouring procedure, contact us today to schedule your consultation. For more plastic surgery news and updates, connect with Southern Plastic Surgery on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Dr. David Whiteman Attends the 40th Annual Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting

TummyTuckLast month, Dr. David Whiteman traveled to Vancouver, Canada to attend the 40th annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS). Dr. Whiteman is double board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery from both the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. During the CSAPS meeting, Dr. Whiteman attended lectures and discussions, as well as presented his research on advancements in abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery).

Tummy tucks improve the contour of the midsection by removing excess fat and skin and retightening weakened abdominal muscles. Patients can also choose a mini tummy tuck option which removes excess skin and fat, but does not address abdominal muscles. This body procedure is often popular in mommy makeover procedures and post-bariatric surgery. As part of the CSAPS faculty, Dr. Whiteman presented a surgical technique for tummy tuck surgery to improve patient results and safety. With his latest studies, abdominoplasty results can yield an improved waist definition in proportion to the patient’s body structure. This technique can be applied to both full tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck surgeries.

If you’re interested in abdominoplasty or other cosmetic surgery procedures, contact us today. For the latest plastic surgery news and specials, connect with Southern Plastic Surgery on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.