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+.