Marianna L. Kovtich - Atlanta Smiles & Wellness - Sawyer Photography - BSA 0916

Q: I’ve heard teeth can shift during pregnancy. Is this true? 

A: During pregnancy, lots of changes occur.  Not only does your body gain weight and move organs around to make room for the growing fetus, but you also produce a hormone called relaxin. Relaxin does several things, including relaxing your pelvic muscles, making your feet grow and even affecting tooth movement by impacting the periodontal ligament (PDL). This shifting can be prevented by being custom-fitted at your dentist’s office for a retainer to wear while you sleep, during your pregnancy and through nursing.

Marianna L. Kovitch, DMD, FICOI, Atlanta Smiles & Wellness

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Asaf Yalif, M.D., F.A.C.S.Dr. Asaf Yalif - BSA 0916

Y Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgery  |  (404) 822-4402


If heredity, pregnancy, breast-feeding or the natural pull of gravity due to aging has resulted in deflated, drooping, or a less than satisfactory breast contour, breast augmentation and/or breast lift surgery can help.

Breast enlargement (augmentation) is a procedure that can greatly enhance one’s personal image and confidence.  It involves placing an incision on or near the breast and inserting an implant. The implant can be placed behind the breast, or behind the breast and the pectoralis muscle.

The implants are all made of silicone but can be filled with either saline (salt water) or silicone gel. The implants also come in round or anatomical (tear-drop) shapes and a variety of sizes. During our consultation, the patient picks the right shape, volume, and projection based on her personal measurements. At that time, we will also discuss ptosis – which is the droop of the nipple/areola.  If the nipple is very droopy, which commonly occurs after breast-feeding, you may be a candidate for a breast lift.

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A breast lift is a little different than an augmentation and involves additional incisions with the goal being to restore the breast mound and nipple to its more youthful position. A breast lift can also be done in conjunction with an augmentation with a breast implant.

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Make sure that you consult with a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who does this type of surgery often.  At Y Plastic Surgery, we offer complimentary breast augmentation/lift consultations so that all of your questions can be answered, and we then partner with you to create a plan tailor-made to your goals and specific anatomy.

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Steve PayneSteve Payne - BSA 0916

House of Payne Personal Training | 678.641.9188


People tell me all the time, “I want to get in shape, can you help me?” My answer is always “I can and I will be happy to help you be the best version of you possible. Shaping bodies is what we do.”

Just losing weight isn’t enough, creating a strong, confident, and healthy look is what people are looking for today. Providing you with a custom and individualized plan designed to improve weaknesses, give you a symmetrical look, and educate you in the process is the key to being your best. Over time, your fitness program is more than just shaping your body, it’s also about lifestyle change. We strive to help you learn that by engaging the muscles, training smarter, and making the choices that are best suited to fit your needs. You can achieve the results you desire in a naturally healthy way.

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Whether your goals include the competition stage or you just want to look good and feel good, we are here to help you every step of the way.

Choose the option that best fits your needs — small group weight training, one-on-one personal training, online fitness lifestyle or competition prep training. Learn how to show off your hard work with one of the best posing coaches in the country, and get the support you need along the way.

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A New Your Skin & Body Clinic



Judith R. Mckernan - Marvelou Impressions - BSA 0916Harnessing the power of focused ultrasound waves has been revolutionary in the nonsurgical arena to battle the signs of aging, uplifting and firming the brows, face, chinstrap and even other body parts as well.

Ultherapy® should be a part of every client’s ongoing treatment plan. This FDA-approved treatment targets the deep foundation of the skin and distributes heat that rejuvenates tired collagen.

Afterwards, you can expect mild swelling and minimal short team redness. Improvement begins as soon as 8 weeks, but optimal results are reached at 4 months and can last up to 3 years.

Securing a patient’s comfort during their procedure is my primary goal. My expert techniques allow me to use more energy at a higher level to achieve maximum results. You will see improvement after you Ultherapy®  because you receive a thorough treatment.


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Need a Brow Lift? Want a more Defined Jawline? Hate your wrinkled neck? Would you like a face “uplift” without surgery? Looking to maintain your facelift? We can customize your treatment to address  your concerns. In addition—I have treated sagging arms, thighs and loose skin above the knee and stomach with the game-changing technology.

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Dr. Elizabeth WhitakerDr. Elizabeth Whitaker - BSA 0916

Atlanta Face & Body Center  |  678.888.3223


Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker is a Master of Makeovers indeed, having transformed thousands of lives with her natural-looking Signature facial procedures.  The first female fellowship-trained Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon to practice in Atlanta, she is among the most experienced facial plastic surgeons not only in Atlanta, but the country.  Indeed, she’s been selected as one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons.*

Dr. Whitaker founded Atlanta Face and Body Center to offer the latest technology for nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedures, as well as her surgical expertise. “Rather than waiting until you need a surgical procedure, you can maintain a youthful look with smaller procedures at every stage of life, which I believe is the new ‘aging gracefully,’” says Dr. Whitaker.

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“That being said, one of the most rewarding procedures I perform is lifting of the face and neck.  My Signature Lifts can be performed with gentle numbing and relaxation, avoiding general anesthesia, and emphasizing a natural, not overdone look.”  She adds, “Enhancing appearance is just the beginning.  Transforming how people feel about themselves, helping renew their confidence and self-image, is incredibly gratifying.” *Castle Connolly 2016

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Dr. Angela BookoutDr. Angela Bookout - BSA 0916

SIA Boutique Dermatology | 844.285.3376 


Over time, your skin loses its youthful glow due to sun exposure and the natural aging process. As a result, you develop sunspots, discoloration and fine lines. Halo Pro, the world’s first hybrid fractional laser treatment, eliminates years of sun damage by using two lasers simultaneously at two separate depths of the skin to restore the luminous glow you had when you were younger.

In the past, you had to choose between a procedure that offered great results but required a lengthy recovery, or a procedure with a fast recovery that only offered marginal results. Now, you can have the best of both worlds: great results with minimal downtime. Halo combines deep dermal rejuvenation with epidermal renewal for a combined synergistic effect you can’t get with any other treatment. This new state-of-the-art laser treatment allows you to achieve beautiful results and radiant skin without having to take time away from your daily activities.

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  • Reduces sun damage and discoloration, including melasma
  • Evens out skin tone and texture
  • Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces pore size
  • Increases the reflectivity and glow of your skin

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Anna M. Pare M.D.Anna Pare, MD - BSA 0916

Dermatology Consultants | 678.637.4240


Dermatology Consultants, the premiere medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology practice in Atlanta, GA has upheld the honor of being the state’s first and only Diamond Certified CoolSculpting practice. Diamond Crystal status is a distinction awarded to the most elite CoolSculpting providers throughout the world. With over 5,500 treatments to date, Dermatology Consultants, led by nine board certified dermatologists and seven certified physician assistants, has recently celebrated over 80 years in the Atlanta community and provides the highest levels of service to each patient that enters the practice.

Throughout the Atlanta metro area, Dermatology Consultants offers a complimentary body contouring analysis to every patient as well as DualSculpting in each of its three locations. Each treatment plan is customized by a physician or licensed aesthetician to cater to the patient’s specific needs ensuring that all of their goals and concerns are addressed. Additionally, the licensed technicians at Dermatology Consultants are CoolSculpting University graduates in both the California and Virginia headquarters. They provide patients with the latest technologies in non-invasive body contouring and the practice is the first to house the new CoolMini applicator in Atlanta.

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Anna Paré, M.D. President of Dermatology Consultants says, “We are honored to be named the first Diamond Crystal practice in Georgia with more treatments performed than any other office to date. We are thrilled to be the first office in the metro Atlanta area to offer a long lasting solution for fat under the chin as well as fat accumulation on the inner knee and the thigh, just above the knee.”

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To schedule your complimentary Coolsculpting assessment with the experts at Dermatology Consultants, please call our body sculpting concierge 678-637-4240 or visit

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Nyssa Green - BSA 0916


The Green Room Agency |  678.772.5088


Nyssa Green and her team of artists are really makeup masters! Green trains each artist on the art highlighting, contouring, brows, lashes and more! Their work has been seen on national TV networks like Bravo, CNN, MTV, OWN, ABC and more!  To get the celebrity treatment they guarantee everyone receives, call and book one of their amazing team members!

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Dr. Elizabeth WhitakerDr. Elizabeth Whitaker - BSA 0916

Atlanta Face & Body Center



Permanently reducing up to 25% of stubborn fat in just 25 minutes…too good to be true?  SculpSure, the latest technological advancement in body contouring, makes it possible.  “Almost everyone, even those who exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet, can have localized areas of stubborn fat.  To be able to reduce that area nonsurgically with a treatment that’s fast, safe, comfortable, effective, and with no downtime is a game-changer,” says Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker.

“One of the focuses of my practice is offering the latest technology for nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedures as well as my Signature surgical procedures.  Atlanta Face and Body was the FIRST plastic surgery center to bring SculpSure to Atlanta and is one of only a handful of SculpSure providers in metro Atlanta.”   As a light-based treatment, SculpSure preferentially heats the fat  cells to the target temperature that destroys them, so the fat loss is permanent. Over time, the body eliminates them with results evident in 6-12 weeks. Individual results may vary but the satisfaction rate in studies is over 90%.

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SculpSure has been featured on “The Doctors,” “Dr. Oz,” and “Real Housewives.”  “Life is hectic, and finding downtime sometimes is the hardest thing for people to do,” says Dr. Elizabeth.  “I have literally had patients go to the gym that afternoon or run a marathon that weekend after treatment!   Also with the speed of the treatment (25 minutes), I can treat more of your problem areas in a shorter amount of time.”   She also notes, “Like most technologies I choose for my practice, I and all of my staff have had the treatment…so we speak from personal experience not just statistics. I look forward to introducing more Atlantans to this breakthrough new technology.”

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Steve Hightower Hair Salon & Day Spa


Steve Hightower - Steve Hightower Hair Salon & Day Spa - BSA 0916


The beauty industry can be very challenging. Hairstylists have to strive to make every guest feel happy, beautiful and cared for every moment. That is not always easy. That being said, one of the most rewarding things is a happy guest who is excited by their makeover.

I always star makeovers with a very thorough consultation. I show photos as examples of the look I am recommending, so there is no misunderstanding. It is always hard for someone to change their look when they have had the same look for many years. However, just as fashion changes every year, so do hairstyles. Keeping your hairstyle current and age appropriate is important.

As we age our bodies, hair and skin tone change. Our features may change. Looking at facial features and body shape is imperative. We want to accentuate the guest’s best features and draw the eye away from problem areas. Just because you have always had your hair long or the same color for years does not mean you should have it that way for your whole life. Make sure your hairstyle goes with your features and your color goes with your skin tone.

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