How many times have you noticed someone’s hairstyle or outfit and said, “That looks great on them, but it would look horrible on me”? This same idea applies to plastic surgery – a procedure which accentuates one person’s natural beauty may look far less flattering if it were performed the exact same way for someone else. One of my core focuses for my signature Band Aid Facelift is tailoring each patient’s surgery to his or her aesthetic goals, facial features, and unique aging process. Here are a few ways I work to customize each patient’s surgery:
Part of the intent of a Band Aid Mini Facelift is to make surgical facial rejuvenation accessible for those who don’t yet need a traditional, more comprehensive facelift. This in-office procedure uses gentle numbing and requires significantly less recovery time. But even among patients who have the Band Aid Facelift, the amount of improvement they want or need will vary. My goal for every patient is to create plastic surgery results which help them look noticeably younger, but which keep them looking natural as well.
Area of Focus
Everyone ages in their own unique way, based on their genetics, lifestyle choices, and other factors. Some patients experience more aging throughout their lower face, while others’ wrinkles and sagging skin are higher up on their face, and still others age more quickly along their jawline or neck. Your Band Aid Facelift will focus on the specific areas you want to improve in a natural way.
Combination of Procedures
Beyond the Band Aid Facelift, I have also developed other minimally invasive surgeries, from the Band Aid Brow Lift to Band Aid Eyelift Surgery, Band Aid Liposuction and more. For some patients, the best route toward looking and feeling their best will involve one or more procedures along with their Band Aid Facelift, but in some cases, these can all be performed within the same surgery, making it easier on your schedule.
Choosing to have plastic surgery is a very personal decision. Self-consciousness about one’s appearance can be very close to the heart, and every patient goes through their own unique emotional process before making their choice about a procedure. Your surgery itself should be just as individualized in order to help you become your most confident and beautiful self. To start discussing the best way to meet your specific aesthetic goals, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John L. LeRoy. Or, for more helpful tips and information, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
When you say, “plastic surgery to reverse signs of aging,” most people will assume you’re talking about a facelift. While this is a highly effective surgery which can produce great results, it’s far from the only option. In fact, there is an entire category of surgeries which are more specialized based on the precise areas of the face you want to improve. To help you understand your options in more detail, we’ve pulled together some of the facts you should know about one common facial procedure: the eye lift, or blepharoplasty.
Eyelid surgery and Band Aid eyelid surgery are just a few ways plastic surgery can make customized enhancements to your appearance to help you become your most confident and beautiful self. To start discussing your options, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John L. LeRoy. Or, for more great facts and tips about cosmetic surgery, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
There are a lot more factors affecting your facial aging besides the number of candles on your birthday cake. Genetics play a role, as do your lifestyle choices (smoking, sun protection, etc.), stress, and even weight fluctuations in some cases. Fortunately, there are varying plastic surgeries for your unique signs of aging, and many of them are also available as minimally invasive Band Aid procedures I’ve developed over the past twenty years.
For lax skin among your cheeks, jawline, or other areas of the lower to mid-face: Band Aid Facelift
The traditional facelift is a highly popular surgery which can restore firmness to aging skin along the jowls and throughout the mid-face, but it can be an extensive procedure with significant recovery time. For patients who are in the earlier stages of aging, my Band Aid Facelift is an in-office procedures which uses gentle numbing, minimally invasive techniques, and smaller incisions to provide natural-looking results with less downtime, less bruising and swelling, a lower cost, and smaller scars.
For bags under the eyes or sagging skin above the eyelids: Band Aid Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift can be performed on the upper eyelids (to remove sagging skin which has given the eyelids a “hooded” appearance), the lower eyelids (to reduce “bags under the eyes” by removing fat deposits and restoring firmer skin), or both. For patients who need a milder improvement, this surgery can often be performed as a minimally invasive Band Aid procedure.
For deep forehead creases and a sagging brow line: Band Aid Brow Lift
The Band Aid Brow Lift, as one would assume, focuses on the area around and above the eyebrows. By removing excess skin for patients whose brow line has become lax and lower with age, this procedure can be significantly easier to fit into your schedule than a more traditional brow lift. Depending on your needs, I can also reposition the underlying muscles which have become tense and created forehead creases after years of facial expressions.
While the procedures above can be ideal options for someone who wants surgical-quality results without the downtime of a traditional plastic surgery, others with earlier signs of aging (like crow’s feet, fine lines, and milder wrinkles) may be a better fit for non-surgical methods like Botox® or Dysport® injections, facial fillers, Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing, or Band Aid Skin Tightening. To discuss your best options for restoring an appearance you can feel confident in, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John LeRoy. Or, for more tips and information about cosmetic surgery, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
It’s amazing what a difference cosmetic changes can make. If you like what you see when you look into the mirror, it can give you confidence, optimism, and the same feeling of pride you get when you succeed in other areas of your life, too. But looking your best can take time, which is a luxury many people don’t have…or so they think. At the plastic surgery office of Dr. John LeRoy, we offer a wide variety of facial rejuvenation methods, many of which require far less time than patients expect.
If you only have a few minutes every several months…
…consider cosmetic facial injections. As a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facial rejuvenation, I offer two categories of injectables: muscle-relaxing medications and facial fillers. Botox® and Dysport® are typically ideal for fine lines and wrinkles caused by tense underlying muscles after years of repeated facial expressions, like those within the forehead, between the eyebrows (“frown lines”), or in the outer corners of the eyes (“crow’s feet”). Facial fillers, on the other hand, use compounds to replace lost facial volume and fill in wrinkles around the mouth and nose. Both of these types of injections take just minutes to administer (depending on the number of areas you’re getting treated), require little or no downtime, and produce results that last anywhere from 3-4 months (with Botox® and Dysport®) to two years (with certain facial fillers).
If you have a few hours every one to two years…
…you might be an ideal candidate for one of my non-surgical Band Aid procedures: Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing or Band Aid Skin Tightening. The laser resurfacing uses an advanced technique called DOT™ Therapy, which sends tiny columns of concentrated laser light into the treatment area while leaving areas of unaffected skin between them. The result is an all-over rejuvenation with minimized wrinkles, firmer skin, lightened age spots, and fewer acne scars, all with little downtime. Band Aid Skin Tightening, on the other hand, uses ultrasound energy to warm precise depths of skin, encouraging your body to produce skin-firming collagen. The results of both procedures can last up to a few years.
If you have a few days to a week every eight to ten years…
…consider a Band Aid Mini Facelift. I developed this procedure nearly twenty years ago in order to offer a minimally invasive surgery which produces natural-looking but comprehensive results with less downtime, less scarring, less bruising, and less cost than a traditional facelift requires. For those who are noticing the early stages of skin laxity, a Band Aid Facelift may be the ideal way to get lasting results, especially if you use non-surgical treatments to maintain your results as the years go by.
The popularity of cosmetic procedures continues to grow, and thanks to continued innovation, aesthetic enhancement is no longer just for those with a wealth of time and resources. But remember, not every patient is a good candidate for every treatment, so schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John LeRoy, to discuss your specific needs, learn which options can achieve the results you’re looking for, and find out about the financing opportunities we offer. For more helpful tips, special offers, and the latest plastic surgery news, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.