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December Specials for a Happy Holiday

It seems like as soon as December hits (or sometimes even earlier), all that’s on our minds is the upcoming winter holiday. And why not? It’s all about cheer and joy and spending time with family and friends. Even when we outgrow the childhood excitement over presents, there’s still optimism and anticipation in the air over seeing all our loved ones. So, to help you embrace the holiday spirit by looking (and feeling) your best, we’re offering some special December discounts.

Atlanta plastic surgeon offers discountsBand Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing

While a facelift or a Band Aid Facelift is an effective way to lift and firm aging skin, these procedures don’t affect the actual quality or complexion of your skin. That’s why Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing can be the perfect complement to plastic surgery. By sending tiny beams of laser light into the treatment area, we can help your skin rebuild collagen (the natural protein which makes young skin firm, elastic, and radiant) while also diminishing the age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles which can give away your age.

Band Aid Skin Tightening

Whether you’re first starting to notice aging and gravity teaming up against your youthful appearance, or you’re ready to refresh the results of your previous facial plastic surgery, Band Aid Skin Tightening is a non-invasive way to restore youthful firmness. The precise warmth of our Protégé system stimulates collagen production to smooth wrinkles and rejuvenate your facial skin with no downtime.

Latisse® Eyelash Enhancement

Longer, fuller lashes can be the perfect finishing touch to help you look your best for the holidays. While a prescription is required from a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. LeRoy, the treatment itself can simply be applied at home. Latisse® is a topical solution which is applied daily to your upper lash line, and by lengthening the “growth” phase of your lashes’ life cycle, it allows you to grow fuller, longer eyelashes.

Whether your wish list for your appearance includes minimizing wrinkles, age spots, lax skin, insufficient lashes, or something that requires surgery, schedule a consultation to discuss how we can help. Or, to be the first to hear about our future special offers, blogs, and other announcements, follow Dr. LeRoy on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

What Kind of Scarring Can I Expect After My Facial Plastic Surgery?

After over twenty years of helping patients be their most confident and beautiful selves, I’m no stranger to the concerns patients have before plastic surgery. While everyone experiences their own unique set of emotions at their initial consultation, there are a few questions nearly every patient asks, like, “What kind of results will I get?”, “How long will my recovery take?” and, last but not least, “What will my scars look like?” That last question tends to weigh heavily on patients’ minds. After all, the purpose of cosmetic surgery is to help you feel more confident in your appearance, and extensive scarring could quickly lessen that effect. To give you an idea of what to expect, I’ve created a summary of my most popular facial procedures and the scars that each may cause.

Woman looking in mirrorBand Aid Facelift
One of the advantages to choosing a minimally invasive Band Aid Facelift over the traditional facelift is the ability to use a smaller incision and, as a result, leave a smaller scar. Your surgery is based on the area(s) of the face you want to target, but a Band Aid Facelift typically leaves a discreet scar above the ears, at the nape of the neck, or under the chin.

Facelift
For patients who need a more dramatic improvement than the Band Aid Facelift provides, a facelift can be the better choice. During this procedure, the incision is usually placed within the hairline and extends from the temple, around the front of the ear, and ends within the lower scalp. When performed by an experienced double board-certified plastic surgeon, the scar is typically flat, inconspicuous, and easily hidden by hair.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty and Band Aid Blepharoplasty)
When blepharoplasty is performed to minimize excess skin above the eyes, which gives the eyelid a “hooded” appearance, the incision is concealed within the natural crease of the eyelid. Lower eyelid surgery, on the other hand, is typically used to reduce “bags under the eyes.” If this only requires removal of the localized fat deposits, the incision may be made inside the lower eyelid to eliminate any visible scarring, but if sagging skin will be removed, the incision will be placed just below the lower lash line.

Band Aid Brow Lift
For patients who want to focus on rejuvenating their forehead and brow area, my Band Aid Brow Lift uses a minimized incision which is concealed within the hairline.

Rhinoplasty
Scars from nose surgery will depend on your aesthetic goals. If the procedure will focus on the underlying structure of the nose, your incision will either be made in the underside of your nose through the tissue between your nostrils, or it will be made inside your nose, leaving no visible scarring. If we will be adjusting the size of your nostrils, the incision will be placed within the natural crease of the nose.

Ear Surgery
Otoplasty improves the appearance of ears which are either too large or protrude too far outward from the head. In most cases, the procedure can be completed with a small incision in the back of the ear.

Neck Lift
For patients who are only looking for a slimming effect, liposuction can remove excess fat from the neck with just a few tiny incisions. However, for a neck lift which will also include firming the skin and repairing the underlying muscles, the incision is typically made in front of your earlobe and extends into the lower scalp. An additional small incision may also be made underneath your chin.

While every surgery will leave a scar, one of the advantages of working with a skilled and specialized facial plastic surgeon is knowing your surgeon will prioritize keeping the scar as small and discreet as possible. You can also help your incisions heal as cleanly as possible by following all post-surgical instructions carefully. To start discussing your plastic surgery and the results you can expect, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John LeRoy. Or, for more helpful information, special offers, and news about cosmetic surgery, join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Atlanta Magazine Features Minimally-Invasive Facial Procedures

In over 20 years as a double board-certified plastic surgeon, I’ve noticed that most potential patients have a similar reaction to their initial consultation – excitement about the results they’re envisioning, nervousness about the process ahead, and many of the same questions running through their minds: “Will I look natural?” “Will my recovery be lengthy and difficult?” “What will my surgery cost?” “How much scarring will I have?”

plastic surgery in atlanta georgiaFor a number of patients, all of these concerns can be answered by my signature Band Aid plastic surgeries. Since developing the Band Aid Facelift nearly 20 years ago, I’ve continued to expand my line of procedures to provide a wider range of patients with an improved balance between the result they want and the process needed to achieve it. For the right patients, in-office Band Aid facial cosmetic surgery can attain natural-looking results with minimal scarring, less downtime, and less expense because it requires only gentle numbing.

To help you determine whether there’s a Band Aid facial procedure that fits your needs, here’s a quick guide:

  • Band Aid Facelift – Firms aging skin, and can be focused on the cheeks, lower face, jowls, or neck area
  • Band Aid Eyelid Surgery (Band Aid Blepharoplasty) – Upper eyelid surgery rejuvenates sagging skin which gives the eyes a “hooded” appearance, while lower eyelid surgery removes fat deposits and tightens skin (if necessary) below the eyes for a smooth appearance under the eyes
  • Band Aid Brow Lift – Lifts and tightens aging facial skin like the Band Aid Facelift, but targets the forehead area above and around the brow line
  • Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing – Uses a specialized laser to send precise beams of light in a pattern of tiny dots into the treated skin, which reduces age spots, wrinkles, and acne scars by helping the body build more collagen, the protein that gives young skin its elasticity
  • Band Aid Skin Tightening – Uses ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen production and non-surgically restore youthful firmness to the skin

One of the most crucial steps toward getting the best possible plastic surgery results is identifying the ideal procedure for your needs and making sure your expectations match. While researching and gathering information (like what you’ve read in this blog) is a great start, it’s important to also have the guidance of an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. To discuss your facial rejuvenation options, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John LeRoy. Or, for more helpful plastic surgery tips and information, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Announcing Our Latest Charity Contest Winner: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Especially during this Thanksgiving season, all of us at the office of plastic surgeon John L. LeRoy, MD are honored to be able to offer help to those who have less to be thankful for this year. Because of your support and your participation in our fall charity contest, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve been able to contribute to the life-saving cause of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Announcing Our Latest Charity Contest Winner: St. Jude Children’s Research HospitalThis unique hospital was the brainchild of Danny Thomas who, in the 1950s, set off on a mission to use his success in show business to give back to his community. With the help of a group of Memphis business leaders, as well as a volunteer group called ALSAC®, he raised enough money to make his dream possible, and the hospital opened its doors in 1962.

Since then, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has grown into one of the most valuable sources of both patient care and research for pediatric diseases. Serving children with life-threatening illnesses, like cancer and sickle cell disease, the hospital has played a powerful role in saving and improving lives throughout the country. In fact, thanks in part to the doctors and researchers at St. Jude, the survival rate for pediatric cancer has risen from 20% in 1962 to 80% today, and while children with ALL (a type of leukemia and the most common form of childhood cancer) faced a 4% survival rate in 1962, they now have a 94% chance of survival.

On behalf of all our staff at the office of Dr. John LeRoy, we would like to extend a thank you to each of you. Your support has allowed us to spread joy not only to the patients we work with every day but also people throughout the country who need our help the most, like the families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To learn more about the plastic surgery services we offer, explore our website and schedule a consultation with Dr. John LeRoy. Or, to be the first to hear about our future charity contests and special offers, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

November Specials to Add “Beautiful Skin” to the List of Things You’re Thankful For

The many holidays of fall and winter can be great opportunities to spend time with family and friends, but there’s no denying that the season comes with its stresses, too. After all, we’ve just finished Halloween, and it’s already time to start planning menus, decorations, and/or travel arrangements for Thanksgiving. If you’re on a tight schedule but still want to look your best for the holiday season, our November special offers on non-surgical treatments can help you get a younger look with little or no downtime.

Plastic surgery discounts in atlanta Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing

For many of my patients, one of the most frustrating parts of aging is that it affects their appearance in so many ways – the face loses volume, wrinkles form, the skin becomes less firm, and age spots appear. That’s why Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing is so popular – because it addresses multiple aging-related concerns at once. Also known as DOT laser therapy, the procedure uses a precise laser to send tiny columns of laser light into your skin, which creates comprehensive results by helping the skin grow firmer, brighter, and more youthful while minimizing age spots, wrinkles, and even acne scars. Plus, leaving space between these tiny columns of light means you’ll need significantly less recovery time than earlier, more traditional laser treatments require.

Band Aid Skin Tightening

If your primary concern is the firmness of your skin, Band Aid Skin Tightening is another non-surgical way to look younger, typically with no downtime. This procedure uses the Protégé system to send controlled warmth to precise layers of the skin. The heat used during Band Aid Skin Tightening boosts your body’s production of collagen – a naturally-occurring component that gives our skin youthful firmness and elasticity.  While several treatments are typically needed, your results will continue to improve for weeks after your last session, and can last up to two years for many patients, so this procedure is also a great fit for those who want to refresh the results of a previous facelift.

Whether you’re hosting your family gathering or you’re traveling this Thanksgiving, remember to take time out for yourself during this busy time. To learn more or to start the journey toward becoming your most confident and beautiful self, schedule a consultation with Dr. John LeRoy. Or, to stay up-to-date with our latest special offers and helpful information, follow Dr. LeRoy on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.