Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
3855 Pleasant Hill Rd., Ste. 370
Duluth, Georgia 30096 US
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"I carried this extra weight around for 20 Years before I decided i can no longer tolerate the back pain and the limited excercises." "Dr. Whiteman guided me throughout he process, he calmed me when I was anxious and he did a fabulous job with the removal and lift." "From the moment I met everyone and discussed my breast surgery options with them, I knew I would be in good hands from start to finish."

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5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Hot Bod Back! - Duluth, GA

Internet research, word of mouth

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Great Results - Atlanta, GA

My daughter used him to fix her nose that had been botched two times before and now looks great so I did not consider anyone else. Dr. Whiteman is the most caring and compassionate and "real" person who also happens to be an excellent plastic surgeon. All of his staff have his same caring and kind attitude. I highly recommend his services.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

The "Breast" Doctor in Town - Duluth, GA

Dr. Whiteman and his staff are wonderful. I am a mom of two and needed "redo" on a previous surgery. From the moment I met everyone and discussed my breast surgery options with them, I knew I would be in good hands from start to finish. (And then some!) And I have to say... my surgery results turned out wonderful.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Dr. Whiteman Did an AMAZING Job - and the Results Are Still Great 7 Years Later! - Atlanta, GA

I couldn't have asked for anything better. His office staff was lovely, pleasant, and answered all my questions. Dr. Whiteman himself made me feel very comfortable and was very patient with me. Best of all, he did exactly what I wanted and the results are even better than I expected...and long lasting. After my consultation, I felt very comfortable with Dr. Whiteman performing the surgery. He could not have had better bedside manner and was very patient with me as I voiced my concern (over and over :)) about making sure my nipples were symmetrical - I have seen too many reduction procedures where one nipple was visibly higher or lower than the other.

Nostril Reduction and Nasal Tip Enhancement - Atlanta, GA

I am scheduled to have surgery the first week of May 2013. I am not getting a full rhinoplasty but more of a nostril reduction as well as enhancement to the tip of my nasal. I am hoping for natural-looking results. I decided to go with the surgeon due to his experience in ethnic rhinoplasty and his experience with Nene Leakes from the Housewives of Atlanta. Surgery done today. Nostril...

ByeBye Boobs N' Belly - Atlanta, GA

I am planning to go forward with it regardless of the costs or opinions of others. The comfort of fitting into a pair of pants with no hang time or muffin top is ideal for me at this point. I am only 31yrs old and have struggled with my wait for 20 of them and mostly in the belly & boob area. I can't wait to see my results.....tummy tuck here I come!!!!!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Feeling More Confident of Cc Size but Still Very Anxious! - Atlanta, GA

Performed my tummy tuck 2 yrs ago.

4 out of 5 stars Radiesse

Radiess is AMAZING...and So It Dr. Whiteman! - Duluth, GA

After over a year of research on this site an youtube, I chose 3 doctors to visit for consultations regarding facial filler (I'm in my mid 40's) and Rhinoplasty. Dr. Whiteman was the last office that I visited due to scheduling. The week prior to my appointment, I saw Dr. Whiteman on the show "I Dream of Nene: The Wedding" as Nene Leakes to her bridesmaids to Dr. Whiteman as a beauty treat. ...

4 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

This is my second time around - Breast Reduction - Atlanta, GA

This is my second time around. I had a breast reduction twelve years ago, went down to a D cup, after getting pregnant my breast grew back to a whopping 36h cup. So here I go again with severe back and neck pain and under breast rash. I am paying out of pocket because my insurance company did not approve my procedure. This is so worth it for me to get this done. This site and people reviewing...

2 out of 5 stars Chin Implant

About to Have Revision Surgery - Atlanta, GA

Dr. Whiteman seems to have done the surgery poorly considering how it shifted almost immediately after the surgery. He is very personable and responds quickly to calls, but failed to give me straight answers when I had a problem with my implant.

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Whiteman has hospital affiliations at Gwinnett Hospital Systems.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Western Ontario
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Plastic Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital
    Plastic Surgery, University of British Columbia
    Fellowship: Breast Reconstruction, Georgetown University

Treatments offered at Southern Plastic Surgery, PC

Blog Posts and Articles

The Healing Power of a Tummy Tuck

In recent years, the tummy tuck has emerged as one of the most common cosmetic surgeries in the US. Known in medical terms as an Abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery procedure that tightens the muscles and removes loose skin and fat from the abdomen so that it appears flatter and more toned. Tummy tuck is a great remedy for the lower belly pooch that may result from excess fat or loose skin resulting from child birth. 2015 saw a 9% increase in the number of tummy tuck...

Cellulaze™ + Sculpsure™: The Cellulite & Fat Blaster Combo

Ridding yourself of excess body fat is certainly no picnic. Eating right, staying active and limiting stress can all help, but sometimes that is simply not enough. Fat that builds up in your arms & legs and around your derriere can be stubborn and resistant to these positive lifestyle changes, especially as we age. Not to mention the other adverse effects of carrying excess body fat like the accumulation of cellulite. Cellulite is caused by fat found beneath the skin that appears bumpy...

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Best Diet and Exercise Regimen After Liposuction?

KZZKZZ, it’s important to remember that liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. Best for removing small pockets of fat, liposuction gives... READ MORE

I Would Like My Nose to Look More African; Is This Possible?

Ethnic rhinoplasty not only helps a patient maintain their cultural identity, but it is also a procedure that takes special expertise and... READ MORE

How Much of my Stretch Marks Will Be Removed with a Tummy Tuck? (photo)

Some stretch marks can be eliminated with procedures that involve skin removal like a tummy tuck. Many of the stretch marks below the belly button can... READ MORE

My Nose is Deformed? (photo)

If your nose has suffered trauma, rhinoplasty can resolve both aesthetic and functional concerns. An in-person consultation is necessary to discuss... READ MORE

25 Yrs Old, 5'7" & 220 Lbs Thinking About Breast Augmentation (Very Small Breasts)? (photo)

Since I maintain a focus on overall health and wellness at my practice, I am delighted to hear you are looking to be healthier and get in better shape... READ MORE

How Old Do You Have to Be to Get Liposuction and Breast Reduction?

As a plastic surgeon who focuses largely on health and wellness, let me start by saying you are doing no favors to your body by yo-yo dieting and... READ MORE

Am I a Good Candidate for a Full or Mini Tummy Tuck?

Although plastic surgery consultations can be time consuming, I would suggest getting a third opinion. While we can provide opinions based on your... READ MORE

Can I Have a TT if I Have Scars from Open Heart Surgery?

More important than the scarring issue is the question of heart health. Because tummy tuck surgery requires general anesthesia, which presents its own... READ MORE

How Visible Are the Incision Scars After Having Male Breast Reduction Surgery?

After a male breast reduction procedure to treat gynecomastia, the amount of visible scarring will depend on a number of factors including the amount... READ MORE

Does Liposuction Get Rid of Cellulite?

Liposuction has some terrific benefits, but unfortunately treating cellulite is not among them. Cellulite is caused by damaged fatty tissue that... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Whiteman

David Whiteman, MD has shared 24 before and after pictures with 62 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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How Are Ethinic Rhinoplasty and Conventional Rhinoplasty Different?

Dr. David Whiteman discusses ethnic rhinoplasty and how it is different than a regular rhinoplasty procedure. WATCH VIDEO

Facelift: Thoughts From a Doctor

Dr. David Whiteman explains his thoughts on a good facelift procedure. WATCH VIDEO

The Doctor Explains Male Breast Reduction Options

Dr. David Whiteman discusses male breast reduction surgery. WATCH VIDEO

Recovery Expectations After a Mommy Makeover

Dr. David Whiteman discusses recovery expectations after having mommy makeover surgery. WATCH VIDEO

Do You Need Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck?

Dr. David Whiteman of Southern Plastic Surgery discusses this frequently asked question and when the procedure can be combined. WATCH VIDEO

The Doctor Explains His Tummy Tuck Technique For Creating a Narrow Waist

Dr. David Whiteman explains his tummy tuck method, live from Vegas at ASAPS 2016. WATCH VIDEO

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