Muscle Malady May be to Blame for Cosmetic Concerns Remedied by Mommy Makeover Surgery and the Band Aid Facelift
Muscles are vital to human existence. Responsible for enabling movement, keeping the heart beating, and the lungs active, muscles are also needed to keep us looking young. Atlanta plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. John LeRoy often hears cosmetic concerns from mommy makeover surgery and facelift patients who believe their areas of concern are the result of excess fat or loose skin when in fact, lax or malpositioned muscles are to blame.
Many mothers (1/3 of all pregnancies) experience muscle separation from the rapid growth of the abdomen during pregnancy. Resulting in a permanent “pooch” appearance, abdominal muscle separation occurs when a mother’s uterus expands rapidly and the abdominal muscles that lie in front of the organ aren’t elastic enough to accommodate the baby’s growth and begin to protrude. The bulge created by this loose muscle tissue is easily mistaken for residual baby weight; however, no amount of exercise can fix the issue. Dr. LeRoy uses tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) to surgically realign the rectus abdominis muscle to its proper, vertical position along the front of the torso. Additionally, breast tissue can stretch during pregnancy and require a breast lift (mastopexy) or breast augmentation (breast implants) to reverse.
Similarly, Dr. LeRoy often hears complaints from facial rejuvenation patients about sagging jowls. While many think this is the result of stretched skin, loose facial muscles can also be to blame. As the face ages, muscles begin to pull downward and contribute to a “scowl” expression. Using the“Band Aid” Mini Facelift, Dr. LeRoy carefully moves the muscles back to their original position to restore a youthful, natural appearance: like you, just ten years younger. Dr. Leroy also uses blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) or facial implants to augment/ restore youthful musculature.
While cosmetic surgery is not a substitute for a healthy diet, exercise, and skin care regime, the breast enhancement, body contouring, and facial procedures Dr. LeRoy performs can help remedy the underlying conditions contributing to cosmetic issues. To learn more visit Dr. LeRoy’s website and continue to read his blog.
Dear Dr. LeRoy,
Thank you so much for expertly wielding the Restylane® syringes yesterday that gave me a new jaw line and eliminated other wrinkles in the nasolabial folds, forehead and between the eyes.
This effect is what I’ve been looking for in the arena of appearing more youthful. I absolutely LOVE what you did! My own jaw line was never this pretty, and I no longer look sunken and angry. This procedure, coupled with the great mini lift you did last year, has enabled me to look pretty darn good for an old gal of 65!
Again, my compliments and thanks to you!
The popularity of injectable, wrinkle filling, and wrinkle reducing treatments like Botox®, Dysport®, Juvederm®, Restylane®, and fractionated laser treatments have many people wondering why on earth they would have any form of a facelift? The answer to that question lies in the surgical procedures’ lasting results. Years of experience have allowed Dr. John LeRoy to develop a smaller, minimally invasive version of the traditional facelift: the Band Aid Facelift.
Done in-office with local anesthesia, the Band Aid Facelift has the distinct advantage of being able to target the underlying cause of very specific areas of concern. Unlike dermal fillers, injectables, or facial lasers that only treat the skin; the Band Aid Facelift physically addresses the lax underlying muscles which cause the drooping appearance and crepe wrinkles associated with aging. Also, wrinkle releasing substances like Botox® and Dysport® produce temporary results that typically last 3-4 months; wrinkle fillers like Juvederm® and Restylane® can produce results that last up to a year, but will inevitably require some revision. While the face continues to age after any cosmetic facial procedure, by addressing the root issues with Band Aid procedures, patients can ensure more significant, long-lasting cosmetic results.
According to annual statistics compiled by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, cosmetic surgery patients are, overall, approaching cosmetic treatments at a younger age than the cosmetic surgery patients of years past. In an effort to address the more localized concerns of a younger demographic, Dr. LeRoy has also developed minimally invasive versions of his body and facial cosmetic surgeries including: Band Aid Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), Band Aid Liposuction, and the Band Aid Browlift.
Hollywood trends affect our everyday lives, even here in Atlanta, GA. Cosmetic surgery is a highly controversial “Hollywood trend” that is often the center of tinsel town media. In a previous blog post Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. John LeRoy discussed Betty White’s plastic surgery misconceptions, in which she stated that plastic surgery makes people unrecognizable.
Dr. LeRoy also discussed the difference the doctor makes in plastic surgery results. Hollywood plastic surgeons’ penchant for “going big” has come into question with a recent Entertainment Weekly article describing Pirates of the Caribbean 4 creators’ refusal to cast actors who have had cosmetic surgery procedures, specifically breast augmentation.
The creators of this movie seem to believe that all plastic surgery results are noticeable because they said not to even audition if you’ve had previous cosmetic surgeries. They stated that noticeable cosmetic procedure results are historically inaccurate and take away from the movie. However, with the right plastic surgeon, it is possible that some actors made it through without having to admit to their procedures.
There are patients who go into plastic surgery procedures hoping to gain dramatic results, but many patients just want to look like a better version of themselves. Dr. John LeRoy, of Atlanta Facelift, makes subtlety a priority, and has even developed mini-plastic surgery procedures known asBand Aid procedures.
Dr. LeRoy uses his Band Aid Facelift and Band Aid Liposuction procedures to subtly enhance the appearance of patients face and body in-office using only gentle numbing with local anesthesia. Even with more traditional cosmetic breast procedures, Dr. LeRoy always aims to provide aesthetically pleasing, yet natural looking plastic surgery results. Be sure to discuss your plastic surgery expectations with your board certified plastic surgeon at your consultation, and be honest about your desired results. Learn more about plastic surgery news on Atlanta Facelift’s website and blog.