As a double board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes primarily in facial rejuvenation, I’m constantly reminding patients that aging is an ongoing process, so if they want to continue to look their best, their anti-aging efforts must be ongoing as well. That’s why I have adopted the philosophy that gradual, natural-looking improvements produce the best results long-term. With this technique, many of my patients can feel continuously happy with their appearance, fight signs of aging before they worsen, and often avoid ever having a traditional facelift. My latest development in keeping with this goal is the new Band Aid Micro Mini Facelift.
The line of minimally invasive “Band Aid” procedures began nearly 20 years ago with the Band Aid Facelift. During my fellowship with the exceptional surgeons at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, I noticed that some patients were coming in for their second or third facelift, so I decided to design a surgery with this in mind—rather than making results as extensive as possible so they last as long as possible (risking the “overdone” or “windblown” look in the process), my Band Aid Mini Facelift keeps the results looking natural, so patients simply look like a younger version of themselves. By using specialized techniques, I am able to perform this surgery in-office with gentle numbing rather than general anesthesia, offering patients a milder and more cost-effective procedure with just half the recovery time of a traditional face lift.
As is the case with any facial rejuvenation procedure, new signs of aging will eventually arise after a Band Aid Mini Facelift. While some patients address these new wrinkles and skin laxity with non-surgical procedures, like Band Aid Skin Tightening and/or Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing, others find themselves needing a more precise and significant option after a few years. That’s why I developed the new Band Aid Micro Mini Facelift as a way to “touch up” and maintain your surgical results, usually around three to four years after your original surgery. As an even lighter version of the facelift, this procedure requires just half of the recovery time and cost of the minimally invasive Band Aid Facelift.
Facial rejuvenation (and any plastic surgery, for that matter) is far from one-size-fits-all. If you’re interested in looking like a younger, more refreshed version of yourself, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John L. LeRoy, to discuss your options. Or, to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in cosmetic surgery as well as my monthly specials, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.