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

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Atlanta Magazine Highlights Band Aid Plastic Surgery

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.

Atlanta Magazine Highlights Band Aid Plastic SurgeryBand 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+.

Congratulations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Our Latest Charity Contest Winner!

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!

Congratulations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Our Latest Charity Contest Winner!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+.

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Our November Specials

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.

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Our November SpecialsBand 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+.

And the Charity Contest Finalists Are…

At the office of plastic surgeon John LeRoy, MD, we feel fortunate to be able to spend every day fulfilling our passion of helping patients become their most confident and beautiful selves. To continue to pay it forward, we’re full swing into our third charity contest of 2015. We’ve received some great nominations from our patients and Facebook followers over the past few weeks, and now is the time when we ask for your vote to help us determine a winning charity.

To cast your vote, just visit the Dr. John LeRoy Facebook page and find the post at the top of our timeline, announcing that the voting has begun. Click on the link in the post, which will take you to an anonymous poll where you can vote for one of our four deserving finalists. These finalists include:

plastic surgeon charity contest winnerSt. Jude’s Hospital for Children – As a powerful force working toward curing illnesses like pediatric cancer and sickle cell disease, St. Jude’s Hospital provides all their patients with free, top-notch medical care. St. Jude’s not only helps individual children suffering from life-threatening diseases, but also works toward curing all children of these illnesses by conducting cutting-edge medical research.

Loving Arms Cancer Outreach – For patients who are fighting cancer, enduring treatment is only part of the battle. The disease also takes a toll on patients emotionally, financially, and cosmetically, and Marietta-based Loving Arms Cancer Outreach strives to meet patients’ needs with support groups, financial assistance, educational programs, connections with cancer survivors, and cosmetic prostheses, wigs, scarves, and more.

Atlanta Food Bank – Hunger is a worldwide problem, and metro Atlanta is no exception. Since its founding in 1979, the Atlanta Food Bank has grown into a vital resource for over 600 local non-profit organizations, serving the needs of the hungry and food-insecure in 29 Georgia counties by distributing prepared and non-perishable food to shelters, food pantries, and soup kitchens, helping those in need to find and apply for life-saving government benefits, and operating several other vital programs.

Blue Skies Ministries – When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the lives of the patient and their entire family are turned upside-down and begin to revolve around the sea of procedures, treatments, and added stress on a day-to-day basis. Blue Skies Ministries, founded by a mother whose own child survived cancer, provides families with a much-needed break by hosting beach retreats that allow the patients and their families an opportunity to reconnect and refresh their hope for the future.

On behalf of all of us at the office of Dr. John L. LeRoy, we would like to thank all of those who nominated these deserving charities, as well as those who will be casting their vote, for helping us make the Atlanta community a better place. To learn more about us and the plastic surgery services we offer, explore our website or schedule a consultation with Dr. LeRoy.

Announcing our Fall 2015 Charity Contest

At the plastic surgery office of Dr. John LeRoy, we recognize how much supporting the wellbeing of those around us can help all the members of a community to grow for the better, and we’re excited to once again apply that same principle in our own practice. We’re thankful for all the support we’ve received from Atlanta-area residents throughout our more than twenty years in the community, and we want to invite you to help us spread the joy and give back. Here’s how you can get involved:

dr-leroy-charity-contest-300x200Nominate Your Chosen Charity – Until October 16th, 2015

During the first phase of our social media charity contest, our Facebook fans and other supporters can nominate local charities whom they feel could put our $1,000 donation to good use. To give your favorite charity a chance to win the donation, simply visit the Dr. LeRoy Facebook page, find the post at the top of our timeline inviting you to enter your nomination, and comment on the post with the name of the charity and 50 words or less explaining why they’ve earned your nomination. Each entry needs to adhere to the following criteria:

  • The charity must hold a 501(c)(3) non-profit distinction or be a valid and charitable crowdfunding page. {Dr. LeRoy, Beth will speak with you about this}
  • The charity must be in Georgia.
  • The nominator must be at least 16 years of age. {Dr. LeRoy, Beth with speak with you about this}
  • 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 Atlanta Humane Society, Atlanta S.E.E.D.s, Alzheimer’s Association, CURE Childhood Cancer, and The Edge Connection).

Vote – October 19th – October 30th, 2015

After collecting all the nominations, we’ll announce the finalists on Monday, October 19th, 2015. On this same day, we’ll post a link on our Facebook page where you can vote for which organization should win our donation. We’ll announce the winner on Monday, November 2nd, 2015.

From all of us at the office of Dr. John LeRoy, thank you for helping us embrace the spirit of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday by sharing our gratitude and good fortune with those around us. To learn more about our cosmetic surgery services, explore our website or contact Dr. John LeRoy.

Unmask Younger-Looking Skin This Halloween

Halloween is an opportunity for us to embrace our inner creative, fun-loving child by dressing up in fun costumes and masks. For some of my patients, however, facial aging can make them feel like they’re wearing a mask every day, one which makes them look older and more tired than they truly feel. That’s why my October specials focus on facial rejuvenation treatments that can help you unmask the younger-looking, well-rested you.

October Specials for a Younger-Looking YouBand Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing

Lasers are a popular tool for skincare because they can improve the appearance of so many “problem areas” at once, like wrinkles, sun damage, age spots, and acne scars, while still offering the precision of a more narrow, targeted procedure. Traditional CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatments required significant recovery time, but fortunately, Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing now uses newer technology, called DOT Therapy™, to minimize healing time while providing individualized, noticeable results.

Band Aid Skin Tightening

While laser treatments can improve the firmness of your skin, this is the primary goal that Band Aid Skin Tightening focuses on. The treatment uses the Protégé system to deliver precisely controlled heat to the deeper layers of the skin. This warmth causes your body to produce more collagen (the protein that gives skin a youthful tone and texture), giving the treated skin a firmer, lifted look. Performed in a series of five sessions, Band Aid Skin Tightening requires no downtime or anesthesia, and results keep improving for months after your last treatment because your skin continues to build more collagen.

After more than twenty years as a double board-certified plastic surgeon, I’ve developed a strong understanding of how unique each patient’s needs are. The benefit of offering services that range from injections to non-surgical treatments to both minimally-invasive and traditional plastic surgeries is the ability to provide each patient with the procedure that is ideally suited to them. To start discussing your cosmetic options, and to learn how to take advantage of our October specials, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John LeRoy. Or, to stay up-to-date on the latest specials and plastic surgery news, join me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Dr. LeRoy’s Band Aid Plastic Surgery Procedures Featured in Atlanta Magazine’s September Issue

what is band aid plastic surgeryDr. John LeRoy is best known throughout Atlanta for specializing in facial plastic surgery and for his original line of Band Aid cosmetic procedures. But, as many new patients ask, what exactly is Band Aid plastic surgery and what makes it different?

Simply put, Band Aid procedures are modified cosmetic surgeries (and, in a few cases, modified non-surgical treatments) that are less invasive than their more traditional counterparts. For example, the Band Aid Facelift uses smaller incisions than the traditional facelift and, through specialized surgical techniques, produces results that look especially natural while minimizing scarring and recovery time. Plus, all of Dr. LeRoy’s Band Aid procedures can be performed in-office with gentle numbing, which lowers the risks and costs that accompany a traditional surgery and general anesthesia.

Part of the reason why Band Aid cosmetic surgery has become so popular is because it employs a new philosophy and strategy which is well-aligned with most patients’ lifestyles. A traditional plastic surgery requires considerable recovery time and expense, and typically it only seems to be “worth it” to patients if they’re correcting a concern that is a rather significant burden on their appearance. Band Aid procedures, on the other hand, require far less patient commitment, so they’re less of a disruption to daily life and more accessible to patients who, for instance, have moderate facial aging they want to improve. Band Aid Facelift patients can also choose non-surgical procedures like Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing to address new signs of aging that arise in the years following their surgery or to minimize existing imperfections like sun damage or acne scars. This combination helps patients to remain more consistently happy with their appearance long-term without the need for an extensive, traditional operation.

While the Band Aid Facelift is highly popular, Dr. LeRoy also offers minimally-invasive plastic surgeries that target other areas of the face (such as Band Aid Eyelid Surgery and the Band Aid Brow Lift) as well as the body (like the Band Aid Tummy Tuck and Band Aid Liposuction). To start discussing whether one of these innovative procedures can help you to become your most confident and beautiful self, schedule a consultation with Dr. John LeRoy. Or, to stay up-to-date on our current special offers and the latest plastic surgery news, join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Ask Dr. LeRoy: How Can Band Aid Liposuction Help Me Look Younger?

When patients are considering plastic surgery to help them look younger, they tend to immediately think of a facelift. However, as I’ve explained to many patients throughout over twenty years as a double board-certified plastic surgeon, a facelift isn’t always the best option. Everyone ages in their own way, so if plastic surgery will help you reach your aesthetic goals, it needs to be customized to you, and for some patients, Band Aid Liposuction is the best way to help them look younger. No, we’re not talking about slimming down saddlebags—we’re talking about removing excess fat from under the chin.

neck and chin surgery atlanta gaThe chin is one of those areas where any unwanted fat is particularly difficult to lose. Unfortunately for those who are concerned about signs of aging, excess fat below the chin (known as a “double chin”) also creates the appearance of sagging skin, making you look both older and heavier. For patients whose skin is still rather young and firm, Band Aid Liposuction alone may produce the results they’re looking for, while patients whose skin has lost firmness with age may benefit from a combination of Band Aid Liposuction and a neck lift.

Band Aid Liposuction is part of my signature line of Band Aid cosmetic procedures that aim to produce natural-looking results without the need for general anesthesia or extensive downtime. Band Aid Liposuction is used to remove small amounts of fat from areas like the jowls, as well as the arms, abdomen, thighs, behind the elbows, or around the knees, and the entire procedure is performed in my office with gentle numbing.

While seeing great cosmetic surgery results is an exciting and confidence-building experience, these results can diminish over time, so I encourage every patient to follow these steps to keep their chin and neck looking young and slim for longer:

  • Maintain a healthy weight. While liposuction removes fat cells, the remaining cells can still store additional fat, so it is still possible to gain weight both under the chin as well as throughout the rest of your body.
  • Slow your skin’s aging. While the aging process itself may be inevitable, you can slow it down by wearing sunscreen every day, not smoking, and following a healthy daily skincare regimen.
  • Address signs of aging as they arise. Even simple, non-surgical procedures like Band Aid Skin Tightening can significantly improve the look of aging facial and neck skin, and results can last as long as two years.

For some patients, Band Aid Liposuction can be the perfect way to achieve the results they’re looking for without the expense and downtime that traditional liposuction requires. Ultimately, however, every patient is unique and one of the most important parts of planning plastic surgery is finding the procedure that’s best suited to your specific needs and goals. To start discussing your aesthetic concerns and how traditional or minimally invasive cosmetic surgery may be able to help, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John L. LeRoy. Or, to stay up-to-date on the latest plastic surgery news, join me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Ask Dr. LeRoy: How Can I Save On My Cosmetic Treatments This Month?

At the office of Dr. John L. LeRoy, we work with patients whose cosmetic concerns run the gamut from aging to facial structure to physique, and our goal is to give every patient results that will help them embrace their most confident and beautiful self. For some, this means a traditional plastic surgery like a facelift or tummy tuck, but for others, it means a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure that creates subtle and natural-looking results. If you fit into the latter category, our September specials may help you save some cash on your cosmetic treatments.

Atlanta facial plastic surgery discountsBand Aid Skin Tightening

This procedure does exactly as its name suggests—it tightens facial skin that has begun to sag with age, while embodying the in-office, convenient, minimally-invasive philosophy behind our Band Aid plastic surgery. The Protégé system uses innovative Energy Flow Control (EFC) to send precise warmth into the deeper layers of the skin. This causes your body to produce more collagen (the protein that gives skin its youthful firmness and elasticity), so the results continue to improve over the course of several months, and can last for as long as two years.

Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing

For patients who want to go beyond tightening skin to also address age spots, acne scars, and other skin imperfections, Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing may be a more effective option. During this laser treatment, tiny beams of light are sent into the skin to activate the body’s natural healing process. As a result, renewed collagen is produced to smooth old scars, reduce hyperpigmentation (spots or patches of darkened skin), minimize wrinkles, and add a rejuvenating firmness.

Regardless of where your cosmetic concerns lie, the first step toward a younger-looking appearance (or any aesthetic improvement, for that matter) is finding the procedure that will provide the best balance between your desired results and your needs regarding recovery time, anesthesia, etc. To start discussing how we can help you become your most confident and beautiful self, schedule a consultation with Dr. John LeRoy. Or, to stay up-to-date on our future special offers and the latest plastic surgery news, join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Feeling Confident is a Process, Not a Task

One of the most common aesthetic goals I hear from patients is to achieve a youthful look that makes them feel confident. Wanting to feel comfortable in your own skin can be a great reason for cosmetic surgery. As a double board certified plastic surgeon, part of my job is to help my patients develop an understanding of the road ahead. That’s why I emphasize to my facial rejuvenation patients that they should look at their efforts to feel happy with their appearance as an ongoing journey, rather than as a task that plastic surgery will permanently cross off their to-do list.

John L LeRoy MDSome plastic surgeries produce results that are generally permanent, like rhinoplasty, otoplasty, or a tummy tuck (although the results of a tummy tuck can change with future weight fluctuations or pregnancies). But procedures like a Band Aid Facelift or a neck lift strive to turn back the clock on an ongoing process: aging. And while these cosmetic surgeries can take a decade or more off a patient’s appearance, there is no way to completely stop aging, so new wrinkles and lax skin will eventually appear.

Does this mean you won’t always be happy with your surgical results? No—but it depends on whether you continue your facial rejuvenation journey or whether you stop addressing your signs of aging after the procedure. My patients who are happiest with their results in the long run are those who choose plastic surgery to reach a point where they’re confident with their appearance, but who then address the new wrinkles and age spots that appear throughout the years with simpler, non-surgical skin treatments like Band Aid Skin Tightening, Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing, and cosmetic facial injections (such as facial fillers and Botox® or Dysport®). This is the philosophy behind my Band Aid plastic surgery procedures—seeing cosmetic procedures not as a one-time fix but as a process that gives you natural-looking results that you can maintain for years on end.

Regardless of where you currently are in the aging process or what facial rejuvenation measures you’ve used in the past, part of the beauty of having so many avenues to a younger look is that your journey can be customized to fit your specific needs. To start discussing your aesthetic goals, schedule a consultation with me. Or, for more tips and updates about plastic surgery, join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.