Many of us reflect fondly upon memories of shopping for new school clothes at the beginning of a new school year. Our “new looks” gave us the opportunity to make the best first impression possible, to show off how we’d grown over the summer, how we were older and wiser and felt more important as we moved up the social totem pole each year at school. While most of us were satisfied with shiny new shoes, an article from the British periodical Guardian reveals that many soon-to-be college students in India are seeking plastic surgery, especially facial surgery, before they begin school. While it may sound outlandish, many of the surveyed students say they don’t pursue cosmetic surgery for vanity, but rather to optimize their ability to make a good first impression on their new peers and professors at college and optimize their networking potential.
The article’s contributing authors point to the country’s booming population and the lag in available jobs to explain the surge in cosmetic surgery interest. Most of the Indian teenage women surveyed are seeking facial cosmetic procedures such as: lip augmentation through dermal injections (Restylane® and Juvederm®), liposuction of a double chin, and surgery of the nose (rhinoplasty). The trend includes young Indian men too who seek male breast reduction (gynecomastia) most frequently.
While an advocate of enhancing self-esteem, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. John LeRoy urges patients to thoroughly examine their motives for surgery. Patients should recognize that their bodies still change and age after surgery and can alter their surgical results. Especially if a patient is college age, they may not be done growing and might increase their chances of having to pursue revisionary procedures if they have surgery too young. Therefore, it’s imperative that patients select experienced plastic surgeons that understand and maintain realistic surgical expectations.
Importance of Patient-Centric Surgeons with Botox Injections like those of Reality TV Star Kate Gosselin
Us Magazine readers and Gosselin gossipers have probably already seen the photos of Reality TV star and famed mom of sextuplets Kate Gosselin’s before and after images from her recently reported dermal injections to remedy facial wrinkles. The images capture Gosselin’s newly “super-arched” eyebrows, and have readers raising theirs at her dramatic appearance. Medical resources of the magazine speculate that Gosselin’s overly dramatic results can be attributed to her surgeons’ injection of the muscle relaxing Botox® or Dysport® in a “v” shape between her eyes to eliminate frown lines and the non-treatment of the muscles above the brows which have caused them to over-work.
Dr. John LeRoy, an experienced Atlanta plastic and cosmetic surgeon, urges potential facial rejuvenation patients to use Gosselin’s reported experience as a warning to avoid less experienced surgeons who might opt for a similar template driven surgical plan.
Regardless of the media coverage and speculations, Dr. LeRoy stresses to patients the importance of a thorough consultation in stating, “It is of upmost importance for potential facial rejuvenation patients to seek only those certified Plastic Surgeons who will invest in a quality consultation with their patients. Your surgeon needs to become acquainted with your specific needs. Even if you are receiving a small treatment like dermal injections of Botox® or Dysport®, it’s only those surgeons who make a point to observe your specific problem areas and the causes of those issues (repeated facial expressions in the case of forehead wrinkles) that deliver effective, natural looking rejuvenation results. “
In addition to minimally invasive dermal injections, Dr. John LeRoy has developed a series of “Band Aid” procedures to address facial aging which provide the added benefit of being performed in-office requiring only local anesthesia. If you are interested in pursuing a facial rejuvenation procedure contact Dr. John LeRoy’s office today or visit his website.
Dr. LeRoy will be out of the office the first two weeks in August and is devoting this week only (July 26th-July 30th) to seeing consultations for in-office procedures like dermal injections such as Dysport® and Botox®. If you’ve been thinking about coming in, now is a great time to do it!
- Each Dysport® patient will receive a $75 rebate upon their first treatment and an additional $75 off any subsequent Dysport® treatment ($150 total discount.)
- Every new Latisse® (clinically-proven to re-grow eyelashes) patient will also receive a FREE bottle of Vivite® Vibrance Therapy ($119 value.)
Vivite® has been clinically proven to produce the following when applied to the face:
> Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
> Improve skin texture (reducing roughness)
>Evening skin tone
>The first 10 patients to schedule Botox® injections (used to diminish facial wrinkles) will also be eligible for a $50 rebate.
>Complimentary consultations this week only for cosmetic procedures such as Band Aid Lipo and Band Aid Facelift!
Contact our office if interested in scheduling a consultation or learning more about our special offers.
Recently featured on CNN was Susan Depiro, a self proclaimed smoker and breast augmentation patient. After warnings from her doctor, Susan decided to quit smoking 2 weeks prior to her cosmetic surgery procedure; but once the procedure was complete, she began smoking cigarettes again just days after surgery. The result? Susan ended up with necrosis, or an infection caused by the dying of the skin, under one of her new breasts.
While this is an extreme case, Susan’s case highlights the potential negative effects of smoking and surgery. Her necrosis was due to lack of circulation, a side effect of nicotine in the blood that can be devastating to surgical patients.
Knowing the negative effects of smoking and plastic surgery, Dr. John LeRoy insists that all of his cosmetic surgery patients quit smoking AT LEAST 2 to 4 weeks before and 2 to 4 weeks after their procedure. Smoking not only causes a lack of circulation, but can lead to problems with healing, increased scarring, and possible infections.
For more information on post surgical care and the procedures that Dr. LeRoy has to offer, contact his office today.