Dr. LeRoy shares the details of why he decided to become a plastic surgeon.
Facelift surgery is undoubtedly an effective tool in eliminating excess, hanging skin and tightening lax facial muscles of mature individuals; however, not all facial rejuvenation patients require such dramatic cosmetic results. For those Atlanta cosmetic surgery patients who are just beginning to notice the signs of again around their eyes (crow’s feet) or forehead, wrinkle injectables like Botox® and Dysport® may be the answer to erasing wrinkles without surgery.
Both Botox® and Dysport® are designed to erase wrinkles by temporarily inhibiting the muscle movements that create wrinkles around the eyes. The difference in the products lies in their composition: Botox® made from a purified form of onabotulinumtoxinA and Dysport® from abobotulinumtoxin A. Just like selecting a facial plastic surgery procedure, selecting the appropriate wrinkle injectable product will depend on your personal cosmetic needs and goals.
If you’ve been considering Dysport® for wrinkle reduction, now is the perfect time to start. July 15th through September 30th receive a $50 rebate when you have Dysport® treatment, register on dysportusa.com, and fill out the appropriate redemption form. Additionally, if you’ve had Botox® treatment in the past 6-12 months and provide an itemized receipt of your Botox® treatment when you send in your Dysport® rebate form you will receive an additional $50 rebate for a total of $100 in savings.
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Q.) What is Band Aid Liposuction, and how is it different from traditional liposuction?
Similar to the development of Dr. LeRoy’s other Band Aid procedures; Band Aid Liposuction is just a mini version of liposuction for those patients who do not need the full procedure. Because Band Aid Liposuction can be performed in office under local anesthesia, recovery time is minimal. Most patients can even drive themselves home after the “mini” procedure.
Q.) What areas can be slimmed with Band Aid Liposuction?
Band Aid Liposuction can be performed on areas of the body that store small amounts of excess fat, including: abdomen, hips, saddlebags, arms, knees, back, legs, buttocks and under the chin.
Q.) How long does it take to recover from Band Aid Liposuction?
Since Band Aid Liposuction is less invasive than traditional liposuction, patients can expect very minimal downtime. In most cases, patients are back to their daily activities in 1-3 days.
Q.) Who can benefit from Band Aid Liposuction?
Band Aid Liposuction is reserved for those patients who have small amounts of excess fat stores that do not respond to diet and exercise. Patients with larger amounts of fat may benefit most from the traditional liposuction procedure. During a consultation, Dr. LeRoy can help you decide which procedure will best meet your needs.
Although patients choose to have plastic surgery procedures to enhance their appearances, they are not necessarily looking for a drastic physical change. There are some patients who only need a small enhancement to reach their surgical goals. If these desired adjustments are minimal enough to only require a minimally invasive procedure, general anesthesia may not be necessary. For that reason, I refined my original Band Aid Facelift in 1997, which is my version of a “mini” facelift, to provide for patients whose aged appearance doesn’t yet call for the traditional facelift. Since then I’ve continued to refine traditional cosmetic procedures, and I now offer Band Aid Blepharoplasty, Band Aid Brow Lift, Band Aid Liposuction, and Band Aid Tummy Tuck as well. Although I would love to offer Band Aid versions of each traditional plastic surgery procedure, a Band Aid procedure is not always feasible.
Take breast procedures for example. Though there are some surgeons who perform “mini” breast enhancements with only gentle numbing (often called “awake breast augmentation”), it is important to understand that breast enhancement surgery is an elaborate procedure. Keeping patient comfort as top priority, breast procedures, including breast reduction and breast lift are best performed under general anesthesia. Another intricate procedure that is not a good fit for a Band Aid technique is nose surgery (rhinoplasty). It is also important to understand that just because certain procedures lend themselves to a Band Aid technique, doesn’t mean that the Band Aid version of the particular procedure is suitable for every patient. More
I continually remind patients to only seek plastic surgery procedures from board certified plastic surgeons who have experience performing the specific procedures they’re pursuing. According to a statement released last week by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), experience is also a vital part of selecting an appropriate plastic surgery technique.
The ASAPS statement urges consumers to proceed with caution if they’re contemplating procedures like stem cell facial rejuvenation or stem cell breast augmentation saying, “Although stem cell technology in the area of plastic surgery is very promising, scientific evidence is still insufficient.”
The stem cell procedures in question harvest a patient’s own blood and/or fat for reinjection into an area of the body in need of rejuvenation. More