With over 20 years of serving the diverse Atlanta community, double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman performs cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for the face, body, and breasts. He specializes in mommy makeover surgery, rhinoplasty, and body contouring while refining the latest surgical techniques to accommodate patients of different ethnicities. Additionally, he provides minimally invasive treatments including cosmetic injectables and innovative laser treatments. He is.. board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and holds membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Dr. Whiteman also has a special interest in health and wellness with the long-term goal of helping his patients achieve the look and confidence they desire. He provides in-office resources to customize healthy lifestyle and weight management plans for his patients. Additionally, he serves in various executive positions for non-profit organizations including The Sport of Giving 501(c)(3), Life After the Fight, and Saving Our Daughters.
I had my breast augmentation in July and I couldn't be happier. Dr. Whiteman and his entire staff are great! Everyone is friendly and professional. I felt like part of the family before, during, and after my surgery. Jackie is the greatest with assisting patients. When the hospital sent me a $6k bill by mistake, she quickly handled the situation for me. Always a pleasure.
Posted: 9/27/2012 • Link to this review
We're happy to hear you're satisfied and that the mistake was taken care of! We agree--Jackie is great! Thank you so much for the kind words.
If you've read my review... The response from SPS seemed as though the practice is willing to rectify something that was never good to start with. Not only did the doc insult me by calling me goldilocks; botched my breasts; and robbed me--the open door policy means... He'll do it all over again... PLEASE... find someone else. I actually did go in because of this "open door policy" to find that I would be assessed another discounted charge of $4300--digging myself a deeper hole of the $6500 I've already paid. I went to another plastic surgeon and he and his staff were appalled at my breasts. He actually pointed me in the direction of malpractice.
Posted: 9/05/2012 • Last edited: 3/31/2014 • Link to this review
We’re distressed to read of your frustration. We can assure you that our goal at Southern Plastic Surgery has always been and will always be to maximize patient satisfaction while maintaining safety. Sometimes doctor and patient personalities differ; however, we would never intentionally put you in a position that makes you feel anything but comfortable with your surgeon and happy with your results. We maintain an open door policy with all of our patients and extend the opportunity for you to contact our Office Administrator Jackie Madison by calling (770) 622-9100 should you wish to discuss this matter further.
Thank you for the kind words! We are delighted to hear about your experience.
When my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in August of 2010 we knew everything would change. It was caught early enough that it could be cured with surgery alone! Great right....great unless you use Dr. Whiteman for reconstruction. His bedside manor is horrible, basically told my mother he would remove her breast she would no longer have feeling there, but she would get used to it. We never left his office with a clear plan and results after each surgery always varied from what was discussed in his office. She was left with unsymmetrical breast and nipples that were awful. He took part of her good nipple (most all of it) and added it to the reconstructed side; however, the nipple was not placed correctly and ended up pointing at her arm. REALLY?!?! She has now found another dr and has had to go through the entire process again, removing all work that Dr. Whiteman did and starting over. Not only did my mother have to struggle with being diagnosed with cancer but she now has had her body image drug through the mud. Please go get a second opinion. Dr. Whiteman may can do a celebrity nose, but that's about it.
Posted: 4/16/2012 • Last edited: 3/31/2014 • Link to this review
We are unhappy to hear of your concerns. Patient satisfaction is and has always been a priority at Southern Plastic Surgery. We aim to keep in very close contact with all of our patients and have an open door policy to address any and all patient concerns. We understand breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction are trying experiences and work to produce the most natural-looking results possible to restore confidence and self-esteem. Please contact our office at 770-622-9100 if you would like to discuss these concerns further.
I absolutely love Dr. Whiteman and his staff at Southern Plastic Surgery. I have been going to see him for Botox and Juvederm injections for about 4 years and when I wanted to have my old breast augmentation "re-done", he was my 1st and only choice. I had a breast lift, implant exhange and some liposuction done and the results are amazing. The recovery was a little tougher than I expected, but seeing how things have healed has me thrilled beyond belief. I have recommended this practice to several friends and family members because I have always been treated like family here. I was also very impressed with Gwinnett Hospital Duluth and the outpatient surgical center. Top notch care & service.
Posted: 3/29/2011 • Link to this review
Dr. Whiteman and his staff are spectacular! The entire process from beginning to end surpassed all of my expectations. Dr. Whiteman is very professional and clearly had my best interest in mind. He gave great advice and handled my breast augmentation with great care and expertise. I highly recommend Dr. Whiteman!!
Posted: 3/27/2011 • Link to this review
This Dr Performed a breast reduction on me and performed a completely different method on each breast. My breasts are not even, and one is larger than the other. They tell you that this will probably be the case (asymmetry) but performing a completely different method on each one? It's like after he finished one, and was worried he was going to miss his golf game and started rushing to finish up. When I went in for a check up after the surgery he said "I know they are a little different but they're different in the crease underneath your breast." Really? Back then I was young and didn't speak up for myself and was just so happy to downsize that I didn't say anything. BUT did I really want him to operate on me again?! Talk about between a rock and a hard place. He did Nene's nose on Atlanta Housewives, maybe he should stick with noses. His bedside manner is horrible. He is not warm, does not listen and is just in it to make the money. I hate that he can get away with this. I don't how he can get so many good reviews. My surgery was done 10 years ago, maybe he has gotten better since then. Do not see this doctor for plastic surgery.
Posted: 2/22/2011 • Last edited: 4/16/2012 • Link to this review
We’re unhappy to hear of your concerns. Patient satisfaction is and has always been a high priority at Southern Plastic Surgery as you can see by other happy patients. We keep in very close contact with all of our patients and have an open door policy for any and all patient concerns to be addressed. Therefore, we ask that you please contact our office at 770-622-9100 with any concern that you have, so we can do our best to help.
After 3 kids and the wreck it left my body, I decided to have "mommy makeover" surgery at Southern Plastic Surgery. My friend who had her breast augmentation done by Dr. Whiteman recommended him highly. I can't say enough nice things about him, Jackie & Beth! They answered every question about my surgery and recovery and really helped calm my nerves, since I hadn't ever had surgery before. I look awesome! I'm wearing a bathing suit for the 1st time in more than 10 years and hanging out with my kids this summer by the pool!
Posted: 6/25/2010 • Link to this review
Dr.Whiteman and his staff are such top notch first class people that after my recent surgery I felt compelled to write and spread the word about my experience with them. Anything I write, any "thesaurus type big words" praising him and his staff and the nurses who helped with my surgery really don't do these folks justice. They are all just super. If you want a down to earth, incredible bed-side manner doctor who is excellent at what he does look know further than Dr.Whiteman. His staff has been there for years and they are very helpful and friendly and made it such a wonderful experience.
Posted: 8/19/2009 • Last edited: 5/15/2010 • Link to this review
Dr. Whiteman and his staff are #1 in Atlanta! I had my breast augmentation done several years ago and still, to this day, I am so happy with my results and know that Dr. Whiteman was a huge part of that. He really listened to me and didn't try to talk me into bigger implants as other doctors I shopped did. His results speak for themselves! Don't go anywhere else.
Posted: 6/16/2009 • Last edited: 5/15/2010 • Link to this review
If you want the best doctor, and a professional, friendly, courteous staff, Southern Plastic Surgery is the place to go! From the moment I walked into Dr. Whiteman's office, I knew I was in the right place for my plastic surgery needs. This was the second surgery I had for the same problem, the first with another doctor in another state. No comparison! My healing time was cut in half because Dr. Whiteman saw to my every need, catering to MY individual circumstances. Never did I feel rushed, I was educated by the doctor and staff, and knew just what to expect. I would never go anywhere else and rate this as an A+++ experience in patient care.
Posted: 8/08/2008 • Last edited: 5/15/2010 • Link to this review
Dr. Whiteman will take great care of you both while you are awake and while you are under sedation. Not only am I thrilled with the end result of my surgery (my breast augmentation is literally a work of art!), but my entire surgery was virtually pain free. Dr. Whiteman is a “handle with care” kind of Doctor. Everyone at Southern Plastic Surgery will treat you with a kindness I found lacking at other facilities I interviewed (especially in the physicians themselves). Dr. Whiteman may not be the cheapest plastic surgeon but I promise you, it is well worth the little bit extra to be taken care of in the way Dr. Whiteman will take care of you.
Posted: 8/03/2008 • Last edited: 5/15/2010 • Link to this review
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