Post-Surgical Treatment Packages
Performed at our Duluth, GA medical office, north of Atlanta.
Medical science is truly remarkable, and it’s constantly giving us new ways to address a number of cosmetic issues, from wrinkles to excess fat. And while non-surgical treatments have come a long way, there are still many situations in which plastic surgery will offer the best and most predictable results. For instance, many women have excess sagging skin and an abdominal “pooch” after pregnancy, and while we do offer a non-surgical way to make the skin firmer, only a tummy tuck can repair loose muscles that cause the notorious “pooch.”
Laser Lights owner Dr. David M. Whiteman is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who offers tummy tucks, facelifts, and other cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries at his practice, Southern Plastic Surgery—less than a mile from Laser Lights. In order to truly offer his patients the best possible care from their first consultation through their healing process, Dr. Whiteman has joined his two facilities under one common goal. That’s why, at Laser Lights, we offer specialized post-surgical treatments to enhance results and accelerate the healing process after cosmetic surgery.
The Body Package
For patients who have received liposuction, a tummy tuck, post-weight loss skin removal, or other procedures for the body, the “Body Package” includes two treatments of Viora Reaction™ skin tightening and two treatments of SilkPeel® microdermabrasion. Viora Reaction™ is a comfortable and non-invasive procedure which uses radio frequency energy (RF) to warm the deeper layers of the skin. Along with gentle vacuum pressure, this stimulates collagen production to gradually make the skin firmer and thicker, so it more tightly conforms to your newly slimmed contours while improving the skin’s radiance. SilkPeel® is often used as a facial skin treatment, but when it’s used on the body, this new take on microdermabrasion can reduce the visibility of scarring, minimize stretch marks, and improve the overall skin quality—a perfect way to put the finishing touches on your new look.
The Facial Package
After a face lift, eyelid surgery, or other facial surgery, the three SilkPeel® microdermabrasion sessions and one lymphatic drainage massage treatment our “Facial Package” includes can accelerate the healing process and enhance a newly youthful profile. By minimizing fine lines and surface imperfections while also reducing the appearance of surgical scars, SilkPeel® is a perfect companion to a rejuvenating surgery, because the surgery can improve the shape of the face while SilkPeel® improves the quality of the skin itself. Lymphatic drainage massage, on the other hand, is a great tool for smoothing and accelerating the healing process after surgery. This precise form of massage helps the lymphatic system remove cellular waste from the body. Ultimately, this results in a stronger immune system, faster healing, less swelling, improved blood flow, and less scar tissue.
If you’re considering or planning cosmetic surgery, contact Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation where you can discuss your options for both the surgery and your post-surgical treatments.
Why do I need any cosmetic treatments after surgery? Doesn’t the surgery fix all the issues I had?
In many cases, there are multiple reasons a patient is unhappy with a certain area of their body. For instance, the appearance of their abdomen is often affected by excess fat coupled with lax skin, as well as stretch marks and loose underlying muscles. While surgery can address a number of these concerns, certain issues (like stretch marks) can only be treated with specialized care for the skin itself. So while you can choose only one of these options, having both plastic surgery and related non-surgical procedures can truly maximize your final results.
How long after surgery should I have my post-surgical treatments performed?
Your treatment schedule will vary based on a number of factors: the complexity of your surgery, the area of your body the surgery is affecting, your natural healing process, and more. When you visit Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery for your initial consultation (and most importantly, your post-operative visit should you choose to have surgery), you can discuss a more detailed plan in terms of when to schedule each treatment.
I had surgery years ago. Is there anything I can do now to enhance my results?
At Laser Lights, we have worked with numerous patients who have had cosmetic surgery in the past and are now looking for some other improvements. For instance, face lift patients often see us for non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments, like fractionated CO2 laser skin resurfacing or Botox® injections to combat new signs of aging that have arisen. Another popular option for past surgical patients is Réjuvapen® microneedling, which is highly effective in reducing the appearance of scars.