Facelifts answer a cosmetic concern that plagues all of us as we get older: the physical effects of aging. Wrinkles and skin laxity may affect everyone at different rates, and they may bother some people more than others, but most people want to maintain a younger appearance for as long as possible. While non-surgical procedures like Botox®, facial fillers, and laser treatments can help, there comes a time when the skin has lost too much elasticity for them to produce results that the patient will be happy with, and when this occurs, facelifts and mini facelifts have helped countless Americans restore confidence in their appearance. To help you develop a better understanding of this popular plastic surgery, take a look at some of the helpful quick facts below.
One of the most important steps toward a successful face lift is choosing the best surgeon to suit your needs. Be sure to look for a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in working with the intricate anatomy of the face, like Dr. John LeRoy. To start your journey toward becoming your most confident and beautiful self, schedule a consultation with us or follow Dr. John LeRoy on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
All one needs to do is a little web surfing to realize that there is now a treatment for nearly any cosmetic problem that may arise, some being quick and non-invasive while others require significant surgery or ongoing treatments. When it comes to looking younger, surgical facelifts with board-certified plastic surgeons have held strong as the most effective way to get rid of excess sagging skin and refine the underlying tissue for the most comprehensive results possible. But, you may ask, if so many people have been happy with their facelift results, why did I develop the Band Aid Facelift?
The answer simply lies in making plastic surgery into an accessible, ongoing process for continued youthfulness, and it largely stems from my fellowship under the extraordinary surgeons at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital in New York City. During this fellowship, while I did work with patients who were having their first face lift, I was also seeing many patients who were having a second or even a third facelift, not because they were unsatisfied with the results of their earlier surgery, but because their first surgery was ten or fifteen or twenty years ago, and they now wanted to address the new wrinkles and excess skin that had occurred throughout that time.
Of course, aging is a continuing process, and it makes perfect sense that patients want to maintain their youthful appearance by addressing new signs of aging as they arise. The problem, however, is that a traditional facelift is a rather extensive plastic surgery, and between the recovery time and the costs involved, very few patients can afford to have this procedure more than once. That’s why I developed my Band Aid Mini Facelift. Using specialized minimally invasive techniques, I’m able to achieve natural-looking facelift results with an in-office surgery under gentle numbing (as well as conscious sedation if desired), rather than general anesthesia in an operating room. This offers patients a level of improvement that only cosmetic surgery can provide, yet with significantly less downtime and cost than a traditional facelift requires. As a result, it allows a much larger group of patients to enjoy the continued youthfulness of multiple surgeries.
The process of developing the Band Aid Mini Facelift began nearly twenty years ago, and today, thousands of patients have been able to achieve a lasting confidence they didn’t think was possible without a traditional facelift. Finding the best cosmetic surgery for your unique needs is one of the keys to seeing ideal results, so it’s important to research your options and to speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate your case and base their recommendation on years of expertise. To get started, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John LeRoy. Or, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more helpful blogs and plastic surgery tips.
About Dr. John L. LeRoy:
John LeRoy, M.D. is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is specialty trained in cosmetic surgery.
Dr. LeRoy received his undergraduate education at Clemson University and went on to attend the Medical College of Georgia, where he completed his training in general surgery and plastic surgery. A formative step in his training was a prestigious one-year fellowship at the renowned Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York. There, Dr. LeRoy was trained by the world’s leading plastic surgeons in the latest cosmetic surgery techniques.
Practicing in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. LeRoy is best known as the innovator of the Band Aid Facelift, as well as other unique minimally invasive plastic surgeries.
One of the most important steps toward getting the results you want from plastic surgery is to choose the right procedure. This seems like it would be an obvious choice until you start to truly look at all the options that are available – especially for patients who want to look younger. Even setting aside non-surgical skin treatments like facial fillers, Botox® or Dysport® injections, Band Aid Skin Tightening, and Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing, those who want a more significant improvement still have a choice of a traditional facelift or a Band Aid Facelift.
The Band Aid Mini Facelift is a surgery I developed nearly 20 years ago to allow patients to experience the benefits of a surgical facelift without the extensive downtime, scarring, bruising, swelling, and cost of the procedure. Using minimally invasive techniques, I focus on natural-looking results and perform the Band Aid Facelift in my comfortable office setting with gentle numbing and, if desired, conscious sedation, rather than general anesthesia. Check out my video below to learn more about what the Band Aid Mini Face Lift is and how it differs from the original facelift.
Choosing the right plastic surgery or facial rejuvenation procedure for you is a crucial part of attaining the best possible outcome and experience. It all depends on your desired results, physical health, and other priorities. To discuss whether you’re a candidate for the Band Aid Mini Facelift, a traditional facelift, or non-surgical facial rejuvenation, schedule a consultation with me, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John LeRoy. Or, to learn more about your many aesthetic options, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Choosing a plastic surgery procedure isn’t as simple as many people think. Take facial rejuvenation for example. Nearly everyone knows what a facelift is, but it’s just one of a large number of procedures designed to turn back the clock on facial aging, and the selection can even vary from one surgeon to the next. For many of my patients who want to look younger, the ideal option is actually not the traditional facelift but a surgery I developed nearly 20 years ago called the Band Aid Facelift. Like an old-fashioned facelift, this procedure can achieve powerfully successful results by removing excess sagging skin and repositioning facial tissue, but several factors make the Band Aid Mini Facelift unique.
An operating room can be intimidating for patients, and because my Band Aid Facelift uses minimally invasive techniques, it can be performed in my comfortable and safe office setting, putting patients at ease. This also significantly reduces the cost of the surgery by removing operating room’s pricey fee.
While a comprehensive facelift requires general anesthesia, the Band Aid Facelift requires only gentle numbing. That means you can remain awake during the entire procedure, and because anesthesia does carry some risks, patients are typically more comfortable with the gentle numbing and, if desired, conscious sedation.
Precise techniques allow me to achieve natural-looking facelift results while having as little unnecessary impact as possible. This means your recovery period will involve much less bruising and swelling than a typical facelift, as well as smaller incisions and smaller scars.
Shortened Recovery Time
One of the more prominent factors in many of my patients’ decisions to choose a Band Aid Mini Face Lift is that the downtime is significantly shorter than a traditional facelift requires. As a result, the surgery is much easier for patients to fit into their busy schedules and allows them to see their final results sooner.
Many patients considering plastic surgery for facial rejuvenation are concerned about getting a “windblown” or “overdone” look. While both the traditional face lift and Band Aid Mini Facelift can achieve a natural-looking, the minimally invasive procedure focuses on incremental, subtle improvements over time. As one patient explains it, “It isn’t anything anybody outwardly recognizes, they just say, “Oh, you look so refreshed all the time!”
Only Performed by Dr. John LeRoy
The Band Aid Facelift was developed by me, Dr. John LeRoy, and is performed exclusively in my Atlanta office. That means every Band Aid Mini Facelift is performed not only by a double board-certified plastic surgeon, but by the only one who has nearly twenty years of experience in this precise surgery.
Remember, while the Band Aid Facelift has allowed thousands of patients over the years to achieve the natural-looking results they wanted with less recovery time, the best way to ensure that you get the best possible results is to do your research, learn about all your options for both plastic surgeons and procedures, and schedule a plastic surgery consultation to discuss your specific circumstances. You can get started by scheduling an appointment at my office at 404-843-0840 or by following me, Dr. John LeRoy, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
This month’s issue of Atlanta Magazine features some of the benefits of a Band Aid Mini Facelift – the shortened recovery time, the use of in-office gentle numbing rather than general anesthesia, the natural-looking results, and the minimal scarring, bruising, and swelling. But how do you know if this is a surgery you can benefit from? Every plastic surgery patient is unique, and it’s important to find the right procedure for each patient’s needs and priorities. While the only way to determine whether you’re a candidate for this procedure is to schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John LeRoy, below are a few qualities which can make a patient an ideal fit for a Band Aid Facelift.
You have a moderate amount of aging. While my mini facelift is tailored to each patient’s “problem areas” and the degree of improvement they want, those with a more advanced amount of excess skin are typically better suited for a traditional facelift, which involves general anesthesia and is focused on providing a more extensive change.
You’re more comfortable with local than general anesthesia. Many people have anxiety about going under general anesthesia, and while medical science has come a long way in ensuring your safety, there are still some rare risks involved. This can be a major deciding factor in some patients who are deciding between a Band Aid Facelift and a traditional surgery, because the Band Aid Mini Facelift only uses gentle numbing rather than “putting you under” with general anesthesia.
Your goal is to restore more lifted, firm skin to your upper, middle, or lower face. The Band Aid Facelift can be customized to address each of these “problem areas.” But for patients whose primary concerns are their forehead and brow line or their eyes (like “hooded” eyelids or bags under the eyes), I also offer a minimally invasive Band Aid Brow Lift or Band Aid Eyelid Surgery.
You want cost-effective results. While most of my Band Aid Mini Facelift patients choose their procedure because of the minimal downtime and the lack of general anesthesia, there’s also a strong financial benefit as well. Because the procedure is done in-office with gentle numbing, patients don’t have the large price tag of a hospital operating room or of general anesthesia. This surgery is also shorter than a comprehensive facelift, which means the surgical fees themselves are lower, so for patients who are good candidates for a mini facelift, the results are just as satisfying as those from a traditional facelift would be, but the cost is significantly lower.
You prefer limited downtime. With any plastic surgery, patients need to find a balance between the amount of improvement each cosmetic procedure can offer them and the amount it disrupts their day-to-day routine. Some patients find that the extended time away from work and other daily responsibilities (as well as the need for help from family and friends) that a comprehensive facelift requires simply isn’t practical for them, and a Band Aid Mini Facelift can allow them to still regain an appearance they’re confident in with significantly less inconvenience.
Learning about the cosmetic surgery procedures you may be eligible for is a great first step in planning your surgery, but remember to also seek the recommendation of a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery and can use their professional experience to evaluate your concerns, goals, and medical needs to find the best options for you. To take that next step toward your most confident and beautiful self, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John L. LeRoy. For more helpful plastic surgery information and the latest news and special offers, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
One of the most important decisions all plastic surgery patients will make is which procedure to have. The choice may seem more straightforward in some cases, such as patients who want larger breasts, but a particularly wide array of options is available for patients who want to look younger. Throughout more than twenty years of serving the Atlanta area as a double board-certified plastic surgeon, I have seen thousands of patients enjoy great success with the Band Aid Mini Facelift – a cosmetic surgery I developed to provide surgical-quality results in a minimally invasive way to reduce recovery time, scarring, swelling, bruising, and event patient costs. But what other advantages does a Band Aid Facelift offer? My video below delves into more detail about this unique approach.
Selecting a plastic surgery procedure should be a well-thought-out process, during which you’ve considered your aesthetic goals, medical needs, and practical priorities along with the guidance of a board-certified plastic surgeon. To get started on your journey toward becoming your most confident and beautiful self, schedule a consultation with me. Or, for more plastic surgery information and helpful tips, join me, Dr. John LeRoy, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
At the offices of plastic surgeon Dr. John L. LeRoy, we don’t take our good fortune for granted. We’re honored to spend every day both fulfilling our passion for aesthetic surgery and helping our patients find a self-confidence they’ve never had before. To pass along some of this joy to other members of the Atlanta-area community, we’re excited to kick off another of our social media charity contests. Within the next few weeks, we’ll be donating $1,000 to a deserving Georgia charity, and we’re asking for your help to select the winning organization.
How does the contest work?
The first stage of our charity contest has already begun! Until Friday, April 29th, 2016, we’re accepting nominations from anyone who visits our Facebook page. On Monday, May 2nd, we’ll select and announce up to four finalists, and you’ll then be able to cast your vote until Friday, May 13th, and the official winner will be announced on Monday, May 16th.
How can I participate?
To submit a nomination, just follow these simple steps:
Comment on the top post on the page (the one announcing the charity contest) with the name of the charity you want to nominate. You can also explain, in 50 words or less, why they’ve earned your nomination.
Remember, we only need one nomination for an organization in order for it to be considered as a possible finalist! Just be sure to return to our Facebook page between May 2nd and May 13th, 2016 to see if your charity is a finalist and to cast your vote.
Nominated organizations can provide nearly any type of service to the community, and they simply need to meet the following requirements:
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 The Mastocytosis Society, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Atlanta Humane Society, and Atlanta S.E.E.D.s).
Throughout the years, we’ve been honored to help many members of the Atlanta community, including the seriously ill and their families, the homeless, the young and underprivileged, and even abused or neglected animals. With your help, we look forward to continuing to make a difference in the lives of our patients and neighbors alike. To learn more about the plastic surgery services we provide, explore our website or schedule a consultation with Dr. John LeRoy.
There’s no denying that lives are busy these days, between jobs, managing a household, raising a family, or all three. And yet, it’s still important to many people to feel confident and empowered by their appearance, rather than letting it be a source of self-consciousness. That’s why it’s so common for patients to come to my plastic surgery office and say, “I want the results only a facelift can provide, but I can’t manage weeks of recovery time. What can I do?” That’s where my Band Aid “Mini” Facelift comes in.
I developed my Band Aid Facelift nearly 20 years ago, after noticing that the patients in my year-long fellowship with the extraordinary plastic surgeons at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York preferred a more gradual approach to keeping up a younger appearance. Featured in this month’s issue of Atlanta Magazine, my Band Aid Facelift is an in-office procedure using gentle numbing, which offers results with the precision and effectiveness of surgery, but with significantly less recovery time, scarring, cost, swelling, and bruising. And because this unique type of mini facelift is so much easier for patients to fit into their lives, it can be used to tackle sagging skin as it arises over the years.
Perhaps the largest difference a Band Aid Facelift provides is making surgical enhancement accessible to a much larger group of patients. For instance, someone may be bothered by the start of sagging skin around their jawline (or “jowls”), but may decide, “It’s not bad enough to justify a full-fledged facelift, so I guess I’ll live with it for another ten years until it gets worse.” A Band Aid Mini Facelift, on the other hand, can focus specifically on their “problem areas” and allow them to achieve the appearance they want. Whether they were holding back on a facelift because of the cost, recovery time, or risks, the Band Aid Facelift is a more viable option.
Whatever your plastic surgery goals may be, the key to getting results you’re happy with is choosing the right procedure and the right surgeon based on your unique needs. To get started and find out whether my Band Aid Facelift is the right choice for you, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John L. LeRoy. Or, for more helpful tips and plastic surgery news, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.