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Sonya J. Merriman, MD is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body.
Welcome to Plastic Surgery Associates of Valdosta. We are committed to excellence and sincerely desire to provide you with quality, courteous care and privacy.
Dr. Sonya J Merriman is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a member of the distinguished American Society of Plastic Surgeons. These credentials are the hallmarks of a dedicated and skillful surgeon. Dr. Merriman specializes in face, breast and body cosmetic surgery and actively continues her education to stay abreast of the latest advancements in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
As part of our commitment to provide quality and courteous care, we always start with patient education. Dr. Merriman will share her years of experience and help you understand the procedures and treatment options so you can make an informed decision.
Plastic Surgery Associates of Valdosta enjoys the support and patronage of many happy patients from the South Georgia area, including Tifton, Douglas, Moultrie, Thomasville, and Cairo. Patients even travel from North Central Florida, including Tallahassee and Lake City to enjoy our services.
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In your 20s, skin is generally free of the signs of aging. Start a medically supervised treatment plan now to protect your skin from the harmful effects of sun and environment.
Proper cleansing, moisturizing, and use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily will help ward off early wrinkles and enlarged pores. Mild peels and topical treatments may help control acne. Botox® injections can prevent lines and filler agents such as Radiesse®, Restylane® and Juvéderm® can be used to fill out smile lines and augment lips.
For unfavorable size and shape of body features, surgery may be in order. Rhinoplasty, otoplasty and other aesthetic procedures can often be performed.
Decreased firmness and skin elasticity are a natural part of aging. Introducing anti-oxidants into your skincare routine can help prevent sun damage that leads to lines and age spots. Also, alpha hydroxy acids in conjunction with retinoids and topical antioxidants can restore a youthful appearance to the skin.
Non-invasive laser procedures may improve fine lines, brown spots, and broken blood vessels. Botox® injections can diminish laugh lines and create a smoother forehead. Fillers like Radiesse®, Restylane®, and Juvéderm® can be used to fill smile lines
and augment lips.
For those in their 40s, damage caused by sun exposure becomes apparent. More aggressive skincare can help combat the visible signs of aging. A combination of topical solutions like tretinoin (Retin-A), AHAs, and BHAs, along with microdermabrasion brings the best results.
There are many procedures available to smooth and tighten skin. Photofacials, chemical peels, and topical treatments are effective in decreasing the signs of aging as well as minimizing pore size. Fillers like Radiesse®, Restylane®, and Juvéderm® can help restore volume in the mid-face and fill smile lines. For upper face and forehead lines, Botox® injections may be in order. For those who choose the surgical route, face, brow, eye and neck lifts are verypopular procedures.
By age fifty, regular skin examinations by a certified aesthetician or plastic surgeon are essential.
Maintaining natural moisture is more difficult. Peels and light therapy in combination with ultra-hydrating home care can help maintain the balance. Laser resurfacing combined with fillers to restore volume can provide an impressive rejuvenation.
In all likelihood, more extensive facial rejuvenation and resurfacing procedures will be necessary at this stage. Depending on your appearance goals, comprehensive surgery can reverse signs of aging in the face, brow, mid-face, and neck areas. A facelift or brow lift in conjunction with laser resurfacing can yield dramatic results.
The payoff for more invasive surgery is a natural, more supple look that is virtually undetectable.
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