Dr. LeRoy’s Blog
Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. John LeRoy has performed thousands of cosmetic surgeries over his industrious, nearly 20 year career. While not even 20 years old, pop-star Justin Beiber has amassed over 5 million followers on Twitter. What do the two have in common you might ask: a captive audience.
Dr. LeRoy, who joined Twitter a couple of years ago, has already attracted the interest of over 50,000 “followers.” Unlike Beiber who uses the site to keep the 11,000 new followers he gets daily in-the-loop with his concert schedule and going’s on, Dr. LeRoy uses Twitter’s instantaneous, wide reach to share plastic surgery and health related news .
When asked about his reasons for using the site, Dr. LeRoy states: “Despite the parodies you hear, Twitter is not just gossip. Because Twitterers are so “plugged in”, they have constant access to infinite amounts of information (not all of it exactly true.) If I can contribute factual, useful information about plastic surgery I feel it helps empower patients to make good choices and take control of their health.”
While LeRoy liveliness isn’t yet as wide-spread as “Beiber fever”, Dr. LeRoy continues to share information on his cosmetic procedures: face lift, Band Aid Facelift, Band Aid Blepharoplasty, tummy tucks (abdominoplasty), and others on Twitter, his website, and his blog.
Dr. John LeRoy, who developed the Band Aid Facelift in 1997 and later the Band Aid Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), knows the significant effect small changes in the appearance of one’s face can make in the way they feel. That is why Atlanta cosmetic and plastic surgeon Dr. LeRoy is offering his patients the opportunity to take advantage of Latisse’s® latest special offer.
Now through October 1st, patient who purchase the eye lash enhancing Latisse® will automatically receive a FREE Vivite® Vibrance therapy facial system ($119 value.) The natural, yet effective ingredients of the daily cleansing and repair system will help enhance the results of a facial rejuvenation procedure or help highlight your newly thickened and lengthened lashes.
“Hyaluronic acid” is the magic phrase on the lips of medical marketers recently. A natural component of collagen, the matrices of fibers that give youthful skin its perk, hyaluronic acid has been isolated as one of the key weapons in fighting the effects of facial aging. The hyaluronic acid-based facial fillers Restylane® and Perlane® have already amassed quite a following for their ability to temporarily fill the deep wrinkles around the nose (nasal labial folds) and mouth (oral commissures or marionette lines) of facial rejuvenation patients.
According to information published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the newer versions of the aforementioned dermal fillers offer expanded benefits to patients as technology improves. Manufactured using Hylacross™ technology, the newer gel versions of Restylane® and Perlane® boast improved consistency and longevity of the products. Original version of the dermal fillers were created using a process called “sieving” which forced the material through a rough filter of sorts during production, and often left some textural inconsistencies that increased instances of a bumpy appearance after injection.
Similarly, the results of the thicker, more stable gel versions of the products plump the injection areas longer than their original versions. Because of the products’ increased consistencies, the body takes more time to break-down and absorb the material. Besides fighting wrinkles longer, the thinker gel also makes treatments more flexible: allowing qualified surgeons and injectors to manipulate the malleable material for more precise placement and wrinkle filling.
If you would like more information about the other facial rejuvenation procedure Dr. John LeRoy offers including: cosmetic injectables, face lift, Band Aid Facelift, and brow lift visit his website or subscribe to his blog.
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.