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It’s no surprise that my Band Aid Facelift has become one of the most popular procedures I perform. After all, it produces surgical-quality results in-office with gentle numbing, less scarring, and minimal downtime, and it opens the door for patients who want the results of cosmetic surgery but don’t want to wait until their aging has progressed far enough to justify a traditional facelift. But it’s important to remember that plastic surgery isn’t a “one and done” operation. There are plenty of ways to enhance your results after surgery, and to address new signs of aging as they arise in order to maintain your younger look, and our February specials make these treatments even more accessible.
Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing
Facial aging happens in multiple ways at once – wrinkles form, skin becomes lax, youthful volume decreases, and age spots appear. While a Band Aid Facelift can take years off your appearance by lifting sagging skin and repositioning facial volume, it does not impact age spots or the overall brightness of your skin tone. That’s where Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing comes in. The procedure involves a specialized DOT™ laser, which uses tiny columns of laser light to remove age spots and other surface imperfections while helping your skin produce more collagen, which further smooths and rejuvenates the skin. The procedure can also minimize the appearance of the already minimal and discreet scarring from a Band Aid Facelift.
Latisse® Eyelash Enhancement
One finishing touch which can flatter anyone’s features is longer, fuller, darker lashes. Latisse® is a topical solution which, once you’ve received a prescription from a board-certified plastic surgeon or one of a select few other types of doctors, can be easily applied as a part of your nightly routine. While the product can produce exceptional results on its own, it can also be a great way for Band Aid Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) patients and Band Aid Facelift patients to accentuate their newly-youthful features.
There’s no shortage of non-surgical ways to boost and maintain your Band Aid Facelift results, but at the end of the day, the best choice is the one which helps you feel like your most confident and beautiful self. To discuss what this means for you and how I can help you reach this goal, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John L. LeRoy. Or, to keep an eye out for more special offers, participate in our social media charity contest, and hear about the latest news in plastic surgery, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
At the plastic surgery office of Dr. John LeRoy, one of our favorite parts of the job is hearing patients talk about how thrilled they are with their results. While we have a genuine passion for plastic surgery, our patients help to make every day brighter as well. Because we feel fortunate to be members of the Atlanta community, and to spread some of our good fortune, we’ve been holding social media charity contests for the past several years. Every few months, we invite the community to help us select a local charity to receive a $1,000 donation, and our first contest of 2016 is now in full swing.
During the first stage of the contest (January 21st through February 5th, 2016), we’re asking for your nominations for Georgia charities who would put the donation to good use. The process is quick and simple: just visit the John LeRoy, MD Facebook page, “Like” our page (if you haven’t already), and comment on the post at the top of our timeline (the one inviting you to submit your nominee) with the charity of your choice and 50 words or less explaining why they’ve earned your nomination. After all the nominees have been received, we will announce the finalists on Monday, February 8th, and the new post at the top of our Facebook page will be a link where you can vote for a final winner, regardless of whether you offered a nomination.
So what types of charities can you nominate? We’re receptive to a wide variety of causes, and all nominations need only to meet these criteria:
- The charity must hold a 501(c)(3) non-profit distinction or be a valid and charitable crowdfunding page.
- The charity must be in Georgia.
- The nominator must be at least 16 years of age.
- Each nominator may only nominate one charity.
- The charity must contribute to a greater good, identifiable through a published mission statement.
- The charity may not be a previous charity contest winner (recent winners include St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Atlanta Humane Society, and Atlanta S.E.E.D.s).
Involving our plastic surgery patients and supporters in our charity contest allows us to find spectacular organizations who are doing important work in their communities, and it gives you an opportunity to bring attention and potential funding to the causes that are most meaningful to you, so we look forward to working with you to find the best use for our next donation. To stay up-to-date on our future charity contests as well as our current special offers and the latest plastic surgery news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. If you would like to discuss a cosmetic procedure you’re considering, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John LeRoy.
Over the past nearly twenty years, the Band Aid Facelift has become one of my most popular procedures. As a minimally invasive version of the well-known facelift, this unique in-office surgery I developed provides natural-looking results while removing lax facial skin under gentle numbing (rather than general anesthesia). While the Band Aid Facelift was the first of its kind, I have since extended my line of Band Aid procedures to include specialized versions of liposuction, eyelid surgery, brow lift, tummy tuck, arm lift, laser skin resurfacing, and non-surgical skin tightening. Before they schedule their procedure, many of my patients ask about the true test of how successful Band Aid plastic surgery is: the satisfaction of other patients. Read on to hear about a few of my patients’ experiences with Band Aid plastic surgery.
My first visit with Susan was over a decade ago, when she was considering having a mini facelift. However, an important part of making any cosmetic surgery as successful as possible is ensuring that each patient is receiving the right procedure for their needs, and based on this understanding, I recommended that Susan put the surgery on hold until she was ready. Twelve years later, take a look at what Susan had to say in her plastic surgery testimonial.
Like Susan, Jane has been a patient of mine for many years. Her first procedure was a Band Aid Facelift, which gave her a subtle rejuvenating lift – so natural-looking, in fact, that her own mother couldn’t pinpoint what looked different about her. While cosmetic surgery can have a profound effect in “turning back the clock” on your appearance, it cannot stop the aging process, which is why, eight years later, Jane noticed that she had developed some lax skin throughout her neck. After her second Band Aid procedure, hear from Jane in her Band Aid facelift testimonial.
As a breast cancer survivor who has been through her fair share of surgery and invasive medical procedures, Cookie was drawn to the Band Aid procedures because she preferred to avoid general anesthesia. As the founder and president of her own cancer-focused non-profit organization, Cookie also found the shortened recovery time of the Band Aid surgery to be easier to fit into her busy schedule, so this particular procedure was the ideal way for her to become more confident in her appearance without sacrificing the lifestyle she enjoys.
While Susan, Jane, and Cookie are just a few of the patients who have had great experiences with Band Aid plastic surgery, visit our Plastic Surgery Patient Stories page to find more testimonials from patients who have received a wide variety of cosmetic procedures. If you’re ready to discuss whether a Band Aid procedure or other type of cosmetic surgery or aesthetic treatment is right for you, call my office to schedule a consultation.
*Name has been changed to protect patient privacy.
Everyone loves a fresh start. No matter how your New Year’s resolutions went last year, this January is an opportunity to start a new set of goals to make your life happier and healthier. But unfortunately, January 1st doesn’t wipe the slate clean when it comes to facial aging. The years of stress and sun damage stick around and grow from year to year. But the good news is that our January special offers have arrived to make it easier for you to make 2016 the year you choose to take control of your appearance and to be your most confident and beautiful self.
Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing
As a particularly versatile procedure, Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, acne scars or facial scarring, and other common skin imperfections. The precise laser light is directed into your skin in a pattern of tiny dots, using your body’s natural healing process to leave you with younger-looking, more radiant skin. While the results are noticeable and natural-looking, the “dot” pattern allows your skin to heal more quickly, so it’s more convenient than many other laser treatments.
Band Aid Skin Tightening
If your primary concern is with sagging facial skin (like jowls) rather than surface imperfections, you may be better suited for Band Aid Skin Tightening. As an even less invasive procedure than Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing, non-surgical skin tightening uses the advanced Protégé system to send controlled warmth into the deeper layers of your skin. This helps your body to build more collagen, the protein that gives skin its firmness and elasticity, leading to progressively tighter and younger-looking facial skin.
Latisse® Eyelash Enhancement
While they may or may not decrease as you age, eyelashes can frame your facial features and be the perfect finishing touch for your rejuvenated appearance. As a topical medication which must be prescribed by a specific type of physician like a board-certified plastic surgeon, Latisse® can be applied at home during your nightly routine, allowing your lashes to grow longer, fuller, and darker.
While we all have our own unique ways of getting there, for most of us, our ultimate goal is to lead the best, happiest life possible. If part of that plan is achieving an appearance you can feel comfortable and confident with, I’m here to help. To learn more about the surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures I offer, explore my website or schedule a plastic surgery consultation to discuss your specific needs. To stay up-to-date on my latest specials and events, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
It’s that cheerful time of year again when we hit “pause” on our day-to-day lives and truly make our loved ones a priority. We’ve spent a few busy weeks planning for get-togethers and shopping for gifts that will bring joy to our family and friends, but when the holidays finally arrive, it’s an opportunity to put aside our to-do lists and simply cherish the time we get to spend with our loved ones.
In the spirit of reflecting on everything we have to be thankful for, all of us at the office of John L. LeRoy, MD, FACS, PC would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you, our patients. One our favorite aspects of providing plastic surgery is working with exceptional patients and seeing the confidence light up in a patient’s eyes when they love their results. We recognize that for many of you, seeing the outcome of a cosmetic surgery you’ve been considering for years can be life-changing, and we’re honored to be a part of that experience.
Throughout the year, you’ve also helped us give back to our community. We were able to hold three social media charity contests this year, when we enlisted your help on our Facebook page by asking you to nominate and vote for non-profit organizations who could put our three $1,000 donations to good use helping those in need. As a result, we were happy to provide valuable funding to Atlanta S.E.E.D.s, Atlanta Humane Society, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To help us continue to pay it forward next year, keep an eye out for our next charity contest in January.
During this special time of the year, there’s a quote which reminds us about gratitude: “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things” (Robert Brault). We hope you will all join us in using the holiday season as an opportunity to be thankful for everything that’s positive in your life. Thank you all for your support throughout 2015, and we look forward to a wonderful 2016 with you!
After more than twenty years as a double board-certified plastic surgeon, I’ve developed a thorough understanding of just how important it is for patients to be knowledgeable about their procedure. Doing your research can help you decide what questions to ask during your consultation, know what to expect throughout the process, and weigh the risks and benefits in order to make informed decisions. Unfortunately, trying to educate yourself can backfire if you’re looking in the wrong places. There’s a lot of misinformation floating around about plastic surgery, including my most popular procedure, the facelift, so to help patients and their loved ones find the information they need, I’m offering some clarification about eight of the most common facelift myths.
Myth #1: You’ll look like you’ve had a facelift.
Fact: There are many ways to perform a facelift, and while it is possible to make the results look “overdone,” plastic surgeons who specialize in facial procedures are skilled in producing natural-looking results. For patients who are especially focused on looking natural and keeping their surgery discrete, the minimally invasive Band Aid Facelift I developed is often the best option.
Myth #2: A facelift will “freeze” your face so you can’t show emotion.
Fact: Depending on your specific needs, facial muscles may be tightened and lifted during your surgery, but this will not prevent you from showing emotion or moving your face in the future. Generally, the more experience a plastic surgeon has in performing facelifts, the more likely it is that they will be able to produce the natural-looking results you want.
Myth #3: Facelifts are permanent.
Fact: While a facelift can take years off your appearance, there’s no way to completely stop the aging process, so as the years go by after your procedure, your skin will slowly lose firmness and new wrinkles will form. But there are ways to maintain your results for longer by addressing these new signs of aging as they arise, such as Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing and non-invasive Band Aid Skin Tightening.
Myth #4: Facelifts are only for older patients.
Fact: A traditional facelift may be most beneficial for patients whose aging has progressed far enough that a minimally invasive procedure won’t produce dramatic enough results, but a Band Aid mini facelift opens the door for younger patients (think late forties or fifties) who want to use these “lighter” surgeries to look their best for years to come.
Myth #5: Injections can give you the same results a facelift can.
Fact: Cosmetic facial injections are a valuable part of any plastic surgeon’s toolbox, but they’re more of a complement to facelifts than a replacement. While Botox®/Dysport® and facial fillers can be a perfect way to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, their results are temporary, and a facelift is the only way to remove excess sagging skin. This is why these injections are best suited for patients who are not yet ready for a facelift, or those who want to further enhance and maintain their facelift results.
Myth #6: A facelift is a common surgery, so any plastic surgeon can do it.
Fact: While any board-certified plastic surgeon has some degree of training in facelifts, some surgeons (myself included) have focused primarily on facial plastic surgery, and the more experienced a surgeon is in your particular procedure, the most likely you are to attain great results and a minimized risk of complications. The facelift is my passion, and as a result, I have concentrated much of my education and experience on this particular surgery.
Myth #7: Only women get facelifts.
Fact: There may be a stereotype that women are more concerned about their appearance, but plastic surgery is becoming more and more popular among men, and facelifts are no exception. In fact, more than 15,000 facelifts were performed on men in 2014.
Myth #8: A facelift affects your entire face.
Fact: Many facelifts actually focus on the lower half of the face, like the cheeks, chin, and jowl area. However, every patient’s procedure is unique to their needs, so the surgery can be focused on the area(s) you’re most concerned about.
It’s clear that patients who do their research before plastic surgery have the best of intentions and are taking the time to be sure they make the right decisions, but finding a reliable source is a crucial part of the process. For online research, look for a reputable medical organization, like the America Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery or the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. However, the best source of information for your specific case will be your consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Contact my office to schedule a plastic surgery consultation, or, to stay up-to-date on our latest news and special offers, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
The holiday season is upon us, and for many families, “decking the halls” and beautifying their homes with festive decorations is one of the first steps toward embracing the holiday spirit. But why is it only your home that gets a makeover? Few things can help you become holiday-level cheerful as quickly and looking and feeling your best, and at the plastic surgery office of John L. LeRoy, MD, FACS, PC, our December specials are here to help.
Band Aid Skin Tightening
It’s widely known that a facelift or a Band Aid Facelift is the most effective way to address sagging skin and give your appearance a youthful lift. But for those who are just starting to notice the early signs of skin laxity, or those who are ready to give their facelift results a touch-up, Band Aid Skin Tightening can be a great way to get a rejuvenating boost. The treatment is non-invasive and uses targeted warmth to help your skin produce new collagen for a firming effect.
Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing
If you have other signs of aging you want to diminish, like age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles, or even acne scars, Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing may be the way to go. The procedure uses tiny beams of laser light to break up the pigment in age spots or the scar tissue in acne spots, while also encouraging collagen production throughout the treatment area to give you an overall younger and more radiant look. Plus, unlike traditional laser skin resurfacing, our technology leaves untouched skin between the tiny “treatment zones,” allowing for faster and easier healing.
Latisse® Eyelash Enhancement
Lashes may seem like a small detail, but for those who have been unhappy about short or sparse eyelashes, they can be the perfect finishing touch to help them get into the holiday spirit. With a prescription from a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. LeRoy, you’ll be able to administer Latisse® from the convenience of your own home by applying the topical medication to your upper lash line every night. By lengthening the “growth” stage of the eyelashes’ life cycles, Latisse® can help you grow longer, fuller, darker lashes.
The holidays can be a perfect opportunity to give yourself the gift of renewed self-confidence, but that goal looks different for everyone. That’s why, to best serve all our patients, we offer a full spectrum of options from non-invasive treatments to injections like Botox®, Dysport®, and facial fillers to both comprehensive and minimally invasive plastic surgery. To start discussing how we can address your cosmetic wish list, schedule a consultation with Dr. LeRoy. Or, to stay up-to-date on the latest in plastic surgery including our future specials and announcements, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
While plastic surgery today can address a seemingly endless list of cosmetic issues, one important aspect of any procedure is balance. In other words, the benefits of a surgery must be significant enough to justify the operation it takes to attain them. To improve this balance, I have developed my exclusive line of Band Aid plastic surgery procedures, which, for the right patients, can achieve beautiful results in a minimally invasive way by using only gentle numbing and in-office techniques. But who is a good candidate? To help you navigate your options, here is a quick guide of the aesthetic goals each Band Aid plastic surgery procedure can address.
Band Aid Facelift – removes excess skin affecting the upper, mid, or lower regions of the face, which has become lax due to aging, and restores firmness to the skin
Band Aid Blepharoplasty – upper blepharoplasty (or upper eyelid surgery) improves sagging skin which gives the eyelids a “hooded” appearance, and lower blepharoplasty addresses “bags under the eyes” for a more rested look
Band Aid Brow Lift – improves the appearance of creases and wrinkles on the forehead and throughout the eyebrow area
Band Aid Liposuction – removes unwanted fat from small areas, like under the chin, or removes mild amounts of fat from regions like the abdomen, flanks, and thighs
Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing – non-surgically minimizes wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and other signs of facial aging
Band Aid Skin Tightening – non-invasively improves aging skin’s firmness and elasticity to reduce wrinkles and sagging skin
Choosing the right cosmetic procedure for your needs is one of the most important steps toward receiving the results you want. While information like the guide above can be a helpful way to begin narrowing your options, it’s also crucial to meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon to review your aesthetic goals and discuss what they recommend to best suit your needs. To start exploring how surgical or non-surgical procedures can help you become your most confident and beautiful self, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John LeRoy. Plus, for more helpful tips and the latest updates about plastic surgery, join me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
All of us at the plastic surgery office of Dr. John LeRoy are grateful to be able to fulfill our passion and help our patients be their most beautiful and confident selves, and as a way to spread our good fortune to help those in need, we’ve just wrapped up our Fall 2015 Charity Contest! The votes have been tallied, and we’d like to offer our congratulations to this season’s winner, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!
As a facility dedicated entirely to improving the treatments and prevention measures for life-threatening pediatric diseases, this hospital provides cutting-edge treatments for children with illnesses like cancer and sickle cell disease. For many of these patients, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital provides them with medical options that aren’t available elsewhere, and to relieve the financial burden their families are facing, the hospital operates almost entirely from donations and grants, never sending patients a bill for treatment, travel, housing, or food.
While this unique hospital is saving the lives of their patients, they’re also making a powerful difference for children with life-threatening diseases throughout the country. As one of the top pediatric research hospitals, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was the first to develop a cure for sickle cell disease using a bone marrow transplant. The facility’s research also played a vital role in the dramatic improvement in childhood cancer survival rates over the past several decades. In fact, the survival rate for all pediatric cancers has risen from 20% in 1962 (when the hospital opened) to 80% today, and the survival rate for ALL (a form of leukemia and the most common type of childhood cancer) has increased from just 4% in 1962 to 94% today.
On behalf of our entire staff at the office of John L. LeRoy, MD, we would like to extend a warm “thank you” to the Atlanta community. It’s your support which gives us the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of both our patients and those in need. To learn more about the plastic surgery services we offer, explore our website or schedule a consultation with Dr. LeRoy. Or, to be the first to hear about our future charity contests and special offers, follow Dr. LeRoy on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Thanksgiving is an opportunity for all of us to hit “pause” on our busy day-to-day schedules to recognize and appreciate all the positives in our lives. So why not celebrate by giving yourself yet another thing to be thankful for? This month, our special offers on non-surgical facial rejuvenation can help you restore your confidence in your appearance without the need for surgery or a lengthy recovery period.
Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing
For those who want to target a variety of signs of aging at once, like wrinkles and age spots, Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing can be a comprehensive yet minimally-invasive option. During this treatment, we use a specialized laser to send tiny columns of light into the skin, creating microscopic “treatment zones.” This helps your body rebuild collagen, the protein which gives skin its youthful firmness, while also reducing the pigment in age spots for an all-over younger look. Plus, because the “treatment zones” leave spaces of untouched skin in between, Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing has a much shorter healing time than other laser treatments, and the results look both noticeable and natural.
Band Aid Skin Tightening
While this procedure doesn’t address age spots, it can be an ideal fit for patients whose primary concern is sagging skin and wrinkles and who want even less downtime than Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing requires. In fact, Band Aid Skin Tightening typically requires no recovery time, because the treatment doesn’t actually penetrate the surface skin. Instead, we use the Protégé system to apply controlled warmth, targeting specific layers of the skin. This warmth increases your collagen production, and over the course of around five sessions, the non-surgical skin tightening gives your skin a progressively firmer and more youthful appearance.
In the weeks before Thanksgiving, it’s easy to get caught up in your lengthy to-do list, between planning, potential travel arrangements, and even getting your shopping list ready for Black Friday. But in the midst of it all, remember to take time for yourself, whether that means reserving a few hours to spend with a good book or finally scheduling that cosmetic treatment you’ve been looking forward to. To learn more about the plastic surgery and non-surgical aesthetic procedures we offer, schedule a consultation with Dr. John LeRoy. Or, to hear about our future special offers and our latest news and blogs, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
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