When I reached 65, I looked in the mirror and I saw a different face that I did not have before. I said to myself, I am going to give myself a birthday present. I am going to have my face done. Dr. LeRoy has been like a friend. If I wanted something extra he would say no, this is enough. You have to be natural and I would say but please. He says, “No, you are in my hands, I want you to look good.” It really has changed my life completely. People stop in the street and they go, “You are so pretty”, and at in fact I cannot believe that strangers are coming over to me and saying that to me.
I found Dr. LeRoy and I heard about hisBand-Aid surgery and it is a very simple procedure. No anesthesia. Within 24 hours, I was actually taking a shower, washing my hair and wondered what kind of hairdo I am going to wear with this new face. Dr. LeRoy and his nurse were very calming. They talk to you, they make you laugh. You are not worried about what is going on. The main thing in your mind is how good are going to look when you get through and it was just a good experience. There are a lot of plastic surgeons in Atlanta and I did go to several, Dr. LeRoy was my choice because it did not cost an arm and a leg, I mean I really could not afford something that would cost a lot. I think everybody could have it done if they really wanted to.
The benefit of liposuction and this is a very straightforward benefit and that is you have done your diet, you have done your exercise and you have come in to polish that off and this liposuction removes that fat. The surgery is very straightforward, typically less than two hours. We use general anesthesia and the pad is sucked out, incisions are closed, a binder is placed on and when you go home you have to cover it about a week to 10 days.
Liposuction was a procedure that was invented about 30 years ago and that procedure has gotten better and better as time has gone by. Procedures for those patients who have a little bit of excess fat in specific areas like love handles around the middle even under the chin, we need to polish that off. You have done your work, you have had a diet and exercise program and you are trying to buff that out and make it look perfect.
Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a true surgical procedure. We try to make you as comfortable as possible and get you back to work as soon as we can, that is typically 7 to 10 days after surgery. But, it will probably be at least two to three weeks where you can go back to full results.
What we will see is the patients who have lost weight or have had children and have had the muscles and the tissues stretched along the abdominal area. No matter how much they do in terms of exercise and diet, they just cannot get rid of the extra skin and fat and they cannot seem to get that tone back into their abdominal area. So by tightening the muscles and realigning those or removing the excess fat and skin what you get is a flatter, toner, abdominal area which is commensurate with the amount of effort that you put into your diet and exercise.[flv://www.atlantafacelift.com/blog/wp-content/flv/c5_v3_Videogo.flv 400 225]