John L. LeRoy, M.D., F.A.C.S., P.C.
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., NE Suite 375
Atlanta, Georgia 30342

News and Blog

Can Eyelid Surgery Prevent Migraines?

More than 37 million people in the United States experience migraine headaches, with 2-3 million of them suffering from them chronically. With the throbbing pain, light and sound sensitivity, and nausea they often cause, it’s no surprise that sufferers often have to miss work, family functions, social events, and productivity as a consequence. New studies published in the journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery indicate that cosmetic eyelid surgery can actually relieve migraine symptoms.

Atlanta Eyelid SurgeryThe team of plastic and reconstructive surgeons that conducted the study included professionals from LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, who collectively reported the benefit of a specific eyelid surgery technique for migraine sufferers. In fact, over 90% of patients who had the surgery experienced relief after the nerves that trigger migraines were decompressed.

While endoscopic approaches exist to address migraines, many people often experience problems due to lack of experience with endoscopy from many surgeons. In the group of patients within the study, upper eyelid incisions caused a proportionately successful release due to the deactivation of the nerves associated with migraine headaches. Though larger studies are certainly needed, this could be a breakthrough for migraine suffers to address discomfort as well as benefit from cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty or Band Aid blepharoplasty for less drastic cases, is a procedure that renews an alert, youthful appearance of your most rested state. By removing excess skin and fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids, the eye area can be completely revitalized. If you experience bags under the eyes, sagging upper eyelids, a puffy appearance, or obstructed vision due to any of these issues you are likely a candidate for either traditional blepharoplasty or my focused Band Aid version of the rejuvenating procedure. Lifting the eyelids is not limited to either gender or being performed alone—I frequently combine brow lifts or forehead lifts. I perform eyelid surgery on both men and women who are interested in facial anti-aging or relieving eye sagging.

To schedule your consultation to learn more about blepharoplasty, contact my office. Stay updated on the latest cosmetic surgery news by connecting with me, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. LeRoy, on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.


Restore Unique Beauty: Band Aid Plastic Surgery Featured in August Issue of Atlanta Magazine

It can be disheartening in some circumstances to look in the mirror and see new fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and sagging skin. With skin damage and lax skin being common beauty concerns after a summer of fun in the sun, I believe it’s important to offer solutions to restore your ideal appearance. However, contrary to popular belief, these solutions don’t have to be in the form of traditional plastic surgery. My Band Aid Plastic Surgery line offers minimally-invasive plastic surgery alternatives to undergoing more drastic procedures.

atlanta mini facial plastic surgeryI find purpose and meaning out of showing patients their natural beauty instead of transforming them into different people than who they once appeared to be. With small modifications to the face and/or body, women and men alike are often surprised by the amount of restored confidence they feel. When they look into the mirror, they no longer shy away or stare at imperfections. Rather, they see the effects of years passed that once appeared on their faces diminished. The faded appearance of youth has been restored once again.

As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, I’m spreading the message of maintaining your natural beauty with minimally-invasive plastic surgery in the August issue of Atlanta Magazine. There, you’ll discover a special feature about my uniquely formulated Band Aid Plastic Surgery procedures. With treatments such as Band Aid Facelift, patients often feel a sense of peace after reconciling with their cosmetic concerns. Gone are the worries of wrinkles, fine lines, and more–minimally-invasive versions of traditional plastic surgery procedures are an ideal solution for those looking to prevent further signs of aging.

Restore the intricacies of your appearance that make you who you are on the outside. Contact us to learn more about our Band Aid procedures and schedule a consultation. For more insights into my minimally-invasive procedures, connect with me, Dr. John LeRoy, on FacebookTwitter, and Google +.


Get Rid of Summer Sun Damage with August Specials

August is the last full month of summer before the hectic schedules of fall begin again. Before the seasons change, let’s all frequently take moments to reflect on the amazing memories made in the summertime. Just one request: don’t let skin or aging stress affect your happy reflections. If an increase in wrinkles and sun damage from harsh UV rays has you searching for a solution, I’ve got you covered with Band Aid Plastic Surgery specials!

I understand the damaging effects of the sun can be hard to avoid while spending extra time outside, even with the recommended application of broad-spectrum, minimum SPF 30 sunscreen in efforts to protect your skin. To help aid in the reversal process, we’ll continue to offer great savings on our results-maintaining Band Aid Skin Tightening  and Band Aid Laser Resurfacing procedures. If hyperpigmentation and uneven skin is particularly your problem, Band Aid Laser Resurfacing is a great option to diminish resilient fine lines, wrinkles, and surface imperfections with accuracy. We will offer special rebates just for you on some of our most popular facial fillers: you can save on Perlane®, Restylane®, and Dysport® through August 31st.

If you seek beauty revolution, our non-surgical anti-aging treatments may be what it takes to get you there without extensive downtime, pain, or surgery. To learn more about the minimally-invasive procedures I perform, contact our office today. Be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Google +. for the latest plastic surgery news and information.

laser resurfacing atlanta ga


Band Aid Procedures vs. Facial Injections

Through the years, facelifts have remained an increasingly popular option for women and men alike. Just last year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported 133,000 facelift procedures, a 6% increase from 2012. However, these numbers can seem small when compared to facial injections, which dominated the top of the minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure chart with over 8.5 million injections received. So, what’s the difference between the results of more invasive procedures versus popular minimally-invasive treatments?

LeRoy BAlaserThe question lies in your chosen procedures’ durability.  Years of experience have allowed me to develop a smaller, minimally invasive version of the traditional facelift called Band Aid Facelift, which gives you a smaller scale of the more dramatic results of a facelift without the associated downtime.

Performed in-office with local anesthesia with gentle numbing, the Band Aid Facelift is distinctly advantageous versus other procedures because I am able to target the underlying cause of very specific areas of concern.  Unlike dermal fillers, injectables, or even facial lasers that treat only the surface layers of the skin, Band Aid facelifts work to physically address lax muscles that cause the drooping appearance and crepe wrinkles associated with aging.  There is no way to stop the process of aging—the skin continues to age after any cosmetic facial procedure. However, by addressing the root issues with Band Aid procedures and practicing a bit of prevention, patients can see and feel the difference with more significant, long-lasting cosmetic results.

That being said, wrinkle-releasing substances and fillers do provide some longevity.  Botox® and Dysport® produce temporary results that typically last 4 to 6 months, while wrinkle fillers like Juvederm® and Restylane® can produce results that last up to a year. Regardless of your chosen injection, you will inevitably require some revision later on. Keeping up with injections regularly is a good idea for those who wish to prevent wrinkles getting more severe while treating those already in existence.

Overall, cosmetic surgery patients are considering cosmetic treatments at a younger age than those in the past.  In an effort to address the more localized concerns of a younger demographic, I have developed other minimally invasive versions of traditional body and facial cosmetic surgeries including Band Aid Blepharoplasty, Band Aid Liposuction, Band Aid Browlift, and more.

To learn more about cosmetic procedures and anti-aging procedures I perform or to schedule your consultation to determine which procedure will best meet your cosmetic needs, contact our office today.  Connect with me, Dr. John LeRoy, on FacebookTwitter, and Google + for the latest plastic surgery updates.


Our Patient’s Mini Facelift Testimonial

“I had a mini facelift with Dr. LeRoy and I was extremely pleased with the results. I have seen before and after pictures today, and they are amazing. I am very grateful to have had this work done. The office is very professional, very fun-loving and overall wonderful. It was great.”

Band Aid facelifts  can take years off of your appearance and leave you looking as refreshed as you will feel. Contact Dr. LeRoy to learn more today! You can also learn more about Dr. LeRoy’s minimally-invasive procedures by connecting with him on FacebookTwitter, and Google +.


Mini Facelift Patient Testimonial

When a patient recently visited my office to address her concerns with her aging appearance, I knew a little lift would help her rediscover her confidence and self-esteem that tends to diminish over time. With a Band Aid facelift, I use smaller incisions to significantly reduce the recovery period. This way, upon returning to your normal routine, you’ll emerge with a refreshed, younger appearance, just as our patient did. She had her youthful vigor fully restored, as evidenced in her video testimonial.

“I had a mini facelift with Dr. LeRoy and I was extremely pleased with the results. I have seen before and after pictures today, and they are amazing. I am very grateful to have had this work done. The office is very professional, very fun-loving and overall wonderful. It was great.”

To learn more about cosmetic procedures I perform or to schedule your consultation to determine which procedure will best meet your cosmetic needs, call our office today.  Connect with me, Dr. John Leroy, on FacebookTwitter, and Google + for the latest plastic surgery updates.


Feel Your Finest All July Long with Special Savings!

With 22 years of experience as a double board-certified plastic surgeon, I have mastered a series of Band Aid plastic surgery procedures to give you that “fireworks” feeling every time you look in the mirror. With newly firm, radiant skin in just a few hours, I’ve seen many patients leave my office beaming with joy at the prospects of less sun damage, decreased sagging, and the elimination of wrinkles.

atlanta plastic surgery specialsThis July, we’re presenting a special anti-aging offer as we invite you to join us for rebates on some of our most popular facial injectables. Through the end of the month, receive $35 off each mL (maximum 5mL per patient) of Perlane® or Restylane®. Additionally, you can receive $25 off each treatment (maximum $50 rebate per patient) of Dysport®, the number one non-surgical cosmetic procedure of 2013 according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).  Join the millions of people who will have cosmetic injections to revitalize, tauten, and plump the face this year alone.

I’ll also be offering Band Aid Skin Tightening packages of five treatments to continue my encouragement for minimally-invasive treatments for patients of all ages.  With Protégé technology, controlled gentle RF heat diminishes mild to moderate skin laxity while promoting collagen production. This series of treatments specifically focuses on the deep dermal layers of the face, neck, and chest.

For my patients who want to revive the appearance of youth by encouraging cell renewal, I recommend Band Aid Laser Skin ResurfacingLaser skin resurfacing uses DOT™ laser technology to reduce your resistant fine lines, wrinkles, and surface imperfections with precision.

Remember, specials expire on July 31st, 2014. Make your appointment today to learn more about Band Aid Skin Tightening, laser skin resurfacing, cosmetic injectables, or other procedures I perform! For more on the latest specials and events from me, Dr. John L. LeRoy, connect on FacebookTwitter, and Google +.


Is Rhinoplasty Your Ticket to Turning Back the Clock?

Think beyond the facelift. Just like many plastic surgery procedures, rhinoplasty (nose surgery) has the ability to aid in creating a more proportionate aesthetic, in turn producing a more youthful appearance.   With over twenty-two years of experience as a double board-certified plastic surgeon, I perform rhinoplasty to reduce a large or disproportionate bridge and/or refine the tip of the nose or nostrils.

eyelid surgery atlantaThe nose is a key player in determining facial balance and feature-blending, often more than my patients realize.  If the nose is disproportionate, it can distract from your beautiful features rather than integrate them symmetrically and naturally. There are a few factors that are often addressed when your rhinoplasty goal is to look younger, including a slight upward point, a straight and smooth bridge (though not flat—you should still have a prominent profile from the side in order to look natural), and a proportional width that covers just the right amount of your face.

There are two types of rhinoplasty for facial rejuvenation I typically perform: open and closed. In open rhinoplasty, I’ll make an incision across the thin strip of tissue separating the nostrils called the columella. This technique allows for greater access to the cartilage and bone of the nose, making for a very precise surgery. Scarring for open rhinoplasty is usually limited to an imperceptible line on the underside of the nose. On the other hand, closed rhinoplasty eliminates the risk of visible scarring because incisions are made inside of the nostrils. In open rhinoplasty, bone and cartilage is taken away and/or reshaped to attain your ideal nasal contour. When required, the method of using nasal implants can be used to give the nose a better shape and heightened support, further adding to the anti-aging effects of rhinoplasty.

The goal of many of my facial rejuvenation patients typically does not focus on one particular feature. Rather, patients want to look in the mirror and see themselves, but ten years younger.  Combining various minimally-invasive Band Aid Plastic Surgery treatments to address cosmetic concerns can achieve more subtle, yet effective results. For example, rhinoplasty can be combined with liposuction of the double chin or a browlift to refresh and renew a tired appearance.

To learn more about facial rejuvenation procedures, please connect with me, Dr. John L. LeRoy, on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.


Uncover Exquisite Beauty: Band Aid Plastic Surgery Line Featured in June Issue of Atlanta Magazine

Through 22 summers of dedicated practice as a double-board certified plastic surgeon, I’ve seen an innumerable amount of patients come and go with smiling faces, often returning for further rejuvenation from Band Aid procedures several years later. Just as it pays to be diligent in your skincare routine, a dedicated approach to small anti-aging procedures can prove natural-looking results. I have developed and perfected a menu of innovative, minimally-invasive plastic surgery procedures known as Band Aid Plastic Surgery that I love to share with many of my current and future patients.

That’s why you’ll find a special feature on my original Band Aid Plastic Surgery procedures in the June issue of Atlanta Magazine. This compilation of anti-aging, preventative treatments are all achieved with gentle numbing and little to no downtime. With Band Aid procedures, you may find yourself possessing the same kind of confidence that exudes from the woman in the feature. I want you to feel comfortable and ageless in your skin—you deserve it.

At this time, Band Aid Procedures serve as a relief for many cosmetic concerns. These quick procedures reduce signs of aging and dissolve further hints of years gone by in a variety of forms. By addressing small areas of cosmetic concern today with Band Aid Blepharoplasty, Band Aid Facelift and more, traditional surgical alternatives of the procedures may be preventable later on.

Take back your beauty. Contact us to learn more about our Band Aid procedures and schedule a consultation. To learn more about my minimally-invasive procedures connect with me, Dr. John LeRoy, on FacebookTwitter, and Google +.

atlanta mini facial plastic surgery


Summer Savings to Tighten & Rejuvenate!

With double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John L. LeRoy’s Band Aid procedures, firm, radiant skin will keep you smiling all summer long! In just a few hours, you’ll see tighter skin with less wrinkles, sun damage, and sagging than before.

As an additional bonus to our other beautifying options, we invite you to join us to take advantage of special rebates on some of our most popular facial injectables. Through the end of the month, receive $35 off each mL of Perlane® or Restylane® (maximum 5mL per patient) and $25 off each treatment of Dysport® (maximum $50 rebate per patient). Last year alone, millions of people received cosmetic injections to lift, tighten, and plump the face. This year, you too can be a part of the anti-aging movement.

Dr. LeRoy is extending his offer on Band Aid Skin Tightening packages of five treatments to continue his advocacy for minimally-invasive treatments.  Using Protégé technology, controlled gentle RF heat lessens the feel and appearance of mild to moderate skin laxity while collagen production is promoted. This series of treatments specifically focuses on the deep dermal layers of the face, neck, and chest.

Dr. LeRoy recommends Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing to patients seeking youthful rejuvenation by lessening signs of age and environmental damage.  With laser skin resurfacing using DOT™ laser technology, diminishing the appearance of your fine lines, wrinkles, and surface imperfections is possible.

Remember, specials expire on June 30th, 2014. Make your appointment today to learn more about Band Aid Skin Tightening, laser skin resurfacing, cosmetic injectables, or other procedures performed by Dr. LeRoy! For more on the latest specials and events from Dr. LeRoy, follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Google +.

Dr John LeRoy - Atlanta plastic surgeon