It’s hard to believe another year is already wrapping up. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, I am thrilled to spend every day fulfilling my passion and I’m honored to be able to help my patients become their most confident and beautiful selves. This year, we had plenty to celebrate at our cosmetic surgery office.
The Band Aid Micro Mini Facelift
I’ve been performing the Band Aid Facelift I developed for more than 20 years with great success. And while it generally takes around 8-10 years for a patient’s aging to catch up with their surgical results, I’ve found that many patients want a “touch-up” after three or four years to address the aging that has taken place since their surgery. To respond to this common request, this year I introduced the Band Aid Micro Mini Facelift. This procedure is essentially an even less invasive version of my Band Aid Facelift, and it involves half the recovery time and half the cost of the Band Aid Facelift as well. It’s an ideal way for patients to simply address their signs of aging as they arise in order to maintain a youthful yet natural look throughout the years.
Four Charity Contest Winners
If you’ve been following our practice on social media or if you subscribe to our plastic surgery newsletter, you probably know that each year, we host charity contests in order to identify non-profit organizations in Georgia who are providing a valuable service to the community. Our social media followers help us by nominating and voting for their favorite charities, and the winning organization receive a $1,000 donation to continue or expand their important work. This year, we were honored to make donations to four unique groups: The Mastocytosis Society (dedicated to helping patients with mastocytosis as well as their families), Little Nuggets Rescue (a pet rescue in Snellville), Remembering Ruthie Rescue (a pet rescue in Lawrenceville), and Calvary Children’s Home (a home for displaced children, primarily those who would otherwise be in foster care). We look forward to seeing the powerful impact all of these organizations continue to have on the community.
New Member of the Family
If you’re a current or former patient, you probably know and love our Surgical Coordinator Rebecca as much as we do. This year, Rebecca and her husband were thrilled to become parents to a beautiful baby girl. They’re all healthy and enjoying their transition to a family of three, and everyone is looking forward to getting to know our new member of the family!
It’s certainly been an exciting year at our plastic surgery office, and we have all of you to thank. It’s because of our valued patients and supporters that we’re able to continue serving the Atlanta community and even making medical innovations, and we wish everyone an outstanding 2017. If you want to learn more about our practice, give us a call or follow John L. LeRoy, MD, FACS, PC on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Everyone who’s unhappy with a certain aspect of their appearance asks themselves, “What can I do to change this?” For some, there are steps they can take on their own to make a difference, but for an issue like a nose which is asymmetrical or disproportionate, it’s a matter of facial structure, so the only way to truly improve it permanently is through cosmetic nose surgery—also known as rhinoplasty or a “nose job.” If you’re interested in learning more about this popular plastic surgery, the fact sheet below can help.
Rhinoplasty is a procedure that can make a powerful difference in a patient’s appearance and, by extension, their self-confidence. But this is only true if the surgery is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in nose reshaping and who truly puts your safety first. If you’re ready to start discussing whether rhinoplasty can benefit you, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John L. LeRoy. Or, for more about the many cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures I offer, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Let’s be honest, most of us don’t just want fewer wrinkles – we want the solution to be a quick and easy one, too. After all, time is valuable. That’s why Botox® injections have become so popular that they’re a household name, as have Dysport® injections—a similar product offered from a different brand. But it’s important to realize that Botox® and Dysport® aren’t the cure-all for wrinkles. In fact, they’re designed to address very specific types of wrinkles.
Botox® and Dysport® are typically ideal for crow’s feet, “frown lines” between the eyebrows, and forehead wrinkles. That’s because the primary cause of these wrinkles is tenseness in the underlying muscles. If you look in the mirror, you’ll notice that these wrinkles become deeper when you make many facial expressions, because the underlying muscles are contracting. Over time, these muscles become tense and they don’t smooth out as well as they used to when you were younger. Combined with the fact that the skin becomes thinner as you age, these contracted muscles create wrinkles that are present even when your face is relaxed.
To address these issues, Botox® and Dysport® are injected into the tense facial muscles, and they work by blocking the nerve signals that are telling the muscles to contract. As a result, the muscles relax and smooth out, reducing the wrinkles in your skin.
So why are these injections not typically used for wrinkles around the mouth, like smile lines or marionette lines? Because the primary culprit behind these wrinkles is the loss of skin firmness and volume. Instead, the best remedy for these areas is typically a different type of injection called facial fillers, like Restylane® and Juvéderm®. Instead of treating the muscle, these injections are actually designed to replace skin volume and “fill in” wrinkles to create a smooth finish.
Choosing the right facial rejuvenation technique is one of the most important steps toward getting the results that will help you be your most confident and beautiful self. To start discussing whether Botox® and Dysport®, facial fillers, a Band Aid Mini Facelift, or another procedure is the best wrinkle-reduction option for you, schedule your facial rejuvenation consultation. Or, for more anti-aging tips and facial rejuvenation information, follow me, Dr. John L. LeRoy on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
There’s so much to love about the holiday season—time with loved ones, festive décor and music, and just a general cheerfulness in the air. But gifts and travel can really take a toll on your wallet, leaving less than you had hoped for to help you look your best. All of us at the office of double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John L. LeRoy have a few suggestions that may be able to help.
Limit sagging skin before it worsens.
Everyone thinks of facelifts as the go-to option for removing sagging skin. And while it is certainly one of the most reliable and precise methods, if your skin laxity is still in the early stages, you may be able to delay the need for surgery by starting with non-surgical options. Band Aid Skin Tightening is not only non-surgical but it’s entirely non-invasive, meaning it doesn’t break the skin. Instead, it uses controlled warmth to help your body form new collagen, a protein which makes the skin firmer, lifted, and more youthful.
Tackle a number of signs of aging at once.
The bad news is that aging causes a variety of aesthetic problems at once: wrinkles, expression lines, sagging skin, volume loss, and age spots. The good news is that you may be able to tackle several of these with a single procedure. Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing uses specialized lasers to create tiny treatment zones. Ultimately, this means that you receive an all-over rejuvenating effect which reduces fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and skin laxity at the same time – all with minimal recovery time compared to less advanced laser procedures.
Stay away from the “go big or go home” philosophy.
Keeping your facial rejuvenation on the lighter side serves multiple purposes. First, it keeps your results looking natural, rather than looking like the stereotyped patient who always looks “surprised” because their facelift was too aggressive. And second, it prevents you from spending more money than you need to on a procedure that’s more extensive than you need it to be. For instance, the latest addition to our line of Band Aid procedures is the Band Aid Micro Mini Facelift – a modified version of the facelift, which can be performed in-office using gentle numbing rather than general anesthesia, resulting in natural-looking results and only 25% of the recovery time a traditional facelift requires.
Many of our patients assume professional anti-aging treatments will be out of their price range, but the fact is that with the wide range of options available today, nearly everyone can find something within their budget – especially considering that all of the procedures listed above are on our list of special offers this month. To start discussing your options, schedule a consultation with Dr. John LeRoy. Or, for more of our future special offers as well as plastic surgery tips and medical news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.