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When preparing for a plastic surgery procedure, most patients complete thorough research into their doctor—looking through board certifications, before and after galleries, and meeting with potential surgeons. With a major emphasis on patient education, Dr. John LeRoy encourages these steps in preparing for a cosmetic surgery procedure, especially their pre-surgical consultation.
While a consultation gives the patient a chance to meet his or her surgeon, it also gives the surgeon a chance to gauge the goals and expectations that each patient has and help formulate a surgical plan to address their individual needs. Dr. LeRoy makes sure to discuss each patient’s family medical history and lifestyle in order to know how to properly prepare for surgery—both mentally and physically—as well as to prepare his team for each individual’s case.
Dr. LeRoy sets aside a large amount of time for each patient’s consultation in order to answer questions or address any concerns the patient may have as well as to ensure that they are made fully aware of the risks, recovery time, benefits, and costs of his or her cosmetic surgery procedure(s). The consultation is a great time to bring a list of questions for your surgeon to answer about your procedure.
Because patient education is one of Dr. LeRoy’s main goals during the consultation process, he takes the time to show each patient before and after photos and explain the steps needed to achieve each person’s desired look based on the patient’s feedback and current physical appearance. He takes the time to explain the scope of each proposed procedure so no patient feels uninformed or left out of the surgery process.
Take liposuction for example. This procedure, which uses a tumescent fluid and vacuum-like suction to remove unwanted fat through cannulas, is extremely diverse. Often, patients with excess fat in areas such as arms, legs, thighs, love handles (flanks), abdomen, hips, back, and buttocks pursue liposuction. During a patient consultation Dr. LeRoy explains the liposuction process and expected recovery in depth. Patients with only a small amount of excess fat in areas like knees, saddlebags, under the chin, abdomen and hips may benefit from Band Aid Liposuction, which is performed in-office with gentle numbing (local anesthesia).
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If you read my blog “LeRoy Liveliness” Spreads Like “Beiber Fever,” then you probably already know that I use social media networks like Facebook and Twitter to educate patients. However, a recent article released by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) that’s based on a study conducted by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, explains how these networks can benefit plastic surgery patients. It came to my attention that it may seem strange to the average person to connect with their plastic surgeon on social media, so I thought it was time to explain the benefit.
As a board certified plastic surgeon, I know the importance of patient education. With so much misinformation about plastic surgery available on the Web, patients need access to trustworthy information. There are too many horror stories about patients going to unqualified plastic surgeons and shopping for the best deal rather than the best quality. I believe that blogs, newsletters, and social media can be used as a tool to educate plastic surgery patients, whether they choose me as their plastic surgeon or not, so that they can make safe decisions about cosmetic surgery that won’t compromise their health. More
Making Mountains out of Molehills: Article Reports Higher Rates of Body Dysmorphic Disorder among Facial Plastic Surgery Patients
As an Atlanta plastic cosmetic surgeon who has been practicing for nearly twenty years, I’ve heard many reasons from patients about why they want to change physical attributes with cosmetic surgery. Of course, as a plastic surgeon you have to maintain that thin line between acquiescing to a patient’s desires and measuring their complaints against the level of physical symptoms they exhibit.
Human nature drives us all to change/ better certain physical and emotional aspects of our lives; however, a recent article published in the New York Times entitled Some Nose Job Patients May Have Mental Illness got me thinking about what degree of physical preoccupation needs to be present before it becomes an abnormal tendency.
The article detailed a Belgian study during which 266 rhinoplasty (nose surgery) patients were surveyed about their current level of happiness concerning appearance and their preoccupation with cosmetic complaints (e.g.- how long they examine their appearance, if their cosmetic issue interferes with their social activities, etc.). Of the 266 study participants, 43% were found to exhibit signs of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). A condition characterized by extreme preoccupation with a physical characteristic (e.g.- the size of one’s nose or a tiny tummy pooch), BDD often causes patients to severely limit their social interaction and daily activity for fear that it will highlight what they deem to be physical flaws. More