Dr. John LeRoy, Plastic Surgeon in Atlanta Georgia


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Cast Your Vote to Help a Local Charity Win $1,000

At the plastic surgery office of Dr. John LeRoy, we have much to be grateful for this fall, including the continued support of the metro Atlanta area. To give back to our community, we’re hosting our third 2015 social media charity contest and we invite you to help us decide which local charity will receive our $1,000 donation. We’ve accepted your nominations and chosen the finalists, and now it’s time for you to cast your vote and help an area non-profit organization to continue their valued work.

dr leroy charity contestHow do I vote?

To cast your vote, visit the Dr. John LeRoy Facebook page and find the post at the top of our timeline, inviting you to vote. Click the link in the post, which will take you to an anonymous poll where you can vote for any of the four finalists. The poll will close on Friday, October 30th, 2015, and the winning charity will be announced on Monday, November 2nd, 2015.

Who are the finalists?

Based on nominations for you and from other patients and Facebook followers of Dr. LeRoy, we’ve selected the following four charities as the finalists:

  • Jude’s Hospital for Children – This well-known organization serves children who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses, like cancer and sickle cell disease. By providing these children with free, specialized healthcare, and by continuing to research pediatric illnesses, St. Jude’s Hospital is a much-needed resource in the fight against childhood diseases.
  • Loving Arms Cancer Outreach – For patients who are battling cancer, their needs extend even beyond extensive medical care and affect their lives in emotional, financial, cosmetic, and time-consuming ways. Marietta-based Loving Arms Cancer Outreach serves these patients with a number of much-needed programs, like support groups, financial assistance, educational programs, survivor outreach efforts, and access to prostheses, wigs, scarves, and more.
  • Atlanta Food Bank – Hunger is a problem that affects families and individuals in all areas of metro Atlanta, and the Atlanta Food Bank serves a network of over 600 non-profit organizations in 29 Georgia counties. Since its founding in 1979, the Atlanta Food Bank has grown to serve the community with seven unique programs, including distributing food items to smaller food pantries, delivering prepared food to shelters and soup kitchens, and helping local families and individuals to apply for the benefits they need.
  • Blue Skies Ministries – For families who are dealing with the realities of pediatric cancer, the illness can take over every area of their lives. Founded by a mother who has been in their shoes, Blue Skies Ministries offers families a beach retreat where they can take a break, reconnect together, and restore their hope for the future.

All of us at the office of Dr. John LeRoy would like to take a moment to thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of others in our community. It is your continued support which allows us to help our patients be their most confident and beautiful selves, and to share our good fortune with the members of the community in need. To learn more about us and about the cosmetic surgery services we offer, explore our website or schedule a consultation with Dr. John LeRoy.

Answers to Your Questions about Band Aid Plastic Surgery

For patients who have decided to pursue plastic surgery, finding the best procedure for their specific needs can turn out to be more complicated than they had initially thought, considering just how many options they have to choose from. Not only are different procedures designed to focus on different areas of the body or the face, but some surgeries are more extensive than others, and some treatments aren’t even surgeries at all. As the double board-certified plastic surgeon who developed Band Aid plastic surgery, Dr. John LeRoy has received many questions about these unique minimally-invasive procedures, especially those which address signs of facial aging. To help all patients to better understand their cosmetic options, Dr. LeRoy is answering some of the most common questions about Band Aid procedures.

Atlanta plastic surgeryWhat’s the difference between a Band Aid plastic surgery and a more traditional plastic surgery?

My Band Aid procedures are minimally-invasive versions of more traditional cosmetic surgeries. This means that they provide more subtle, natural-looking results as needed with less recovery time and less scarring than other procedures. Band Aid plastic surgeries are performed in-office with gentle numbing rather than with general anesthesia, lowering many of the risks that a typical surgery carries as well.

What Band Aid procedures do you offer?

As a plastic surgeon who specializes in facial procedures, I developed the Band Aid Facelift nearly 20 years ago, and have since added Band Aid Eyelid Surgery, and Band Aid Brow Lift to minimize signs of facial aging. I also offer non-surgical Band Aid procedures, like Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing and Band Aid Skin Tightening, as well as Band Aid plastic surgeries which can improve other areas of the body, such as the Band Aid Tummy Tuck, Band Aid Arm Lift, and Band Aid Liposuction. Choosing the right option for you will depend on the area of your body or your face you would like to improve, as well as your aesthetic goals.

How much does Band Aid plastic surgery cost?

Because one Band Aid procedure is so different from another, the cost depends on the details of your specific surgery. However, many patients find Band Aid procedures to be a more economical choice than a more traditional surgery, because it minimizes costs like anesthesia and facility fees. For some patients, our monthly special offers can also make their cosmetic goals even more attainable.

Are the results of Band Aid procedures less permanent than the results of typical plastic surgery?

The results of Band Aid plastic surgery are just as long-lasting as those of other procedures. However, it is important to realize that cosmetic surgery does not stop the aging process. So, in terms of a facelift or a Band Aid Facelift, for instance, if the patient generally looks ten years younger than they did before their surgery, they won’t always look the same age, but they will always look ten years younger than they otherwise would have (as long as their aging doesn’t progress faster than it did before, as personal genetics, lifestyle choices, and environmental factors are out of our control).

For the right patients, Band Aid plastic surgery can provide the ideal balance between the results they want and the amount of time and cost necessary to achieve them. But remember that choosing the right procedure is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure that you’ll get the best possible results. To start discussing your aesthetic goals and whether cosmetic surgery may be the right choice for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. John LeRoy. Or, for more helpful tips and information, follow Dr. LeRoy on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Win $1,000 for a Local Charity!

It’s that time of year again—no, not the time for colorful leaves and pumpkin spice everything, but time for our fall social media charity contest. At the plastic surgery office of Dr. John L. LeRoy, we’re grateful to be a part of the Atlanta community and to have received so much support throughout our more than twenty years in practice. To pay it forward, each season we hold a charity contest and enlist your help to choose a deserving, local non-profit organization who can make good use of our $1,000 donation, and it’s that time once again when we invite you to participate.

dr leroy charity contestHow does the charity contest work?

Our Facebook page, where we post daily about our current specials, helpful tips, and important information, is charity contest central. Until Friday, October 16th, we’ll have a post pinned to the top of our page inviting you to nominate a deserving local charity. Then, on Monday, October 19th, we’ll announce the finalists and post a poll where you can vote for the winning charity. The organization with the highest number of votes will receive a donation for $1,000 to continue the valuable work they do in the Atlanta community.

How can I get involved?

To nominate your favorite local charity, visit the Dr. John LeRoy Facebook page and find the post that is pinned to the top of our timeline, with the headline, “Nominate a Local Charity for a $1,000 Donation.” Simply comment on this post with the name of the charity, as well as 50 words or less explaining why they’ve earned your nomination.

When can I submit my nomination and vote?

Below are the deadlines for each phase of the charity contest:

  • Nominations will be accepted until Friday, October 16th, 2015.
  • We will announce the finalists and post the voting poll on Monday, October 19th, 2015.
  • You’ll be able to cast your vote for the winning charity between Monday, October 19th and Friday, October 30th, 2015.
  • The winning organization will be announced on Monday, November 2nd, 2015.

What kinds of charities can I nominate?

In order to be accepted, each nomination must meet the following criteria:

  • The charity must hold a 501(c)(3) non-profit distinction or be a valid and charitable crowdfunding page. {Dr. LeRoy, Beth will talk to you about this}
  • The charity must be in Georgia.
  • The nominator must be at least 16 years of age. {Dr. LeRoy, Beth will talk to you about this}
  • Each nominator may only nominate one charity.
  • The charity must contribute to a greater good, identifiable through a published mission statement.
  • The charity may not be a previous charity contest winner.

All of us at the office of Dr. John LeRoy are honored to be a part of the Atlanta-area community and to work with you and with local organizations to make our neighborhood a better place. To learn more about our previous charity contests or about our cosmetic surgery services, explore our website or contact Dr. LeRoy.

October Specials for a Younger-Looking You

For most Atlantans, the name Dr. John LeRoy makes them think of the Band Aid Facelift—the minimally invasive procedure he created to make a significant but natural-looking impact on facial aging with less recovery time, less scarring, and only gentle numbing. However, at Dr. LeRoy’s plastic surgery office, we also understand that each patient is unique and that cosmetic surgery isn’t the right solution for everyone. Whether you’re not yet ready for a Band Aid Facelift or your goal is to maintain the results of an earlier facelift, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to save on some of the most popular non-surgical procedures we offer for facial rejuvenation.

October Specials for a Younger-Looking YouBand Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing

Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing uses tiny columns of laser light to help your body produce more collagen (which makes your skin stronger, firmer, and more youthful) while leaving untouched skin between these microscopic “treatment zones” so you can get back to your daily activities in no time. This procedure can be ideal for patients who want to address a number of skin concerns at once, like wrinkles, age spots, and acne scars.

Band Aid Skin Tightening

For patients whose primary concern is sagging skin, Band Aid Skin Tightening may be the way to go. During this procedure, the Protégé system sends targeted heat energy into the deeper layers of the skin, helping the skin to rebuild the collagen that has been lost as a result of aging, sun exposure, and other factors. Band Aid Skin Tightening doesn’t require any downtime, and to get the best possible results, most patients should receive a series of treatments spaced several weeks apart.

Ultimately, choosing a facial rejuvenation procedure (whether it’s non-surgical or a more comprehensive plastic surgery) is a personal decision which should be based on your individual goals and needs. With over 20 years of experience as a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. LeRoy can provide specialized treatment whether you choose Botox® injections, a Band Aid plastic surgery, or a more extensive surgical procedure. To start discussing your cosmetic options, schedule a consultation with Dr. John LeRoy. Or, to stay up-to-date on the latest plastic surgery news, follow Dr. LeRoy on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Fighting Back Against Forehead Creases

No one likes getting wrinkles, but at least we can look at some wrinkles (like smile lines) as fond memories. Unfortunately, those all-too-common horizontal lines that appear across the forehead don’t give us that luxury. These forehead wrinkles or creases are largely caused by repeated facial expressions that contract these muscles—especially frowns and other stress-induced expressions. As our skin becomes naturally thinner and weaker with age, it shows these muscle contractions more and more, and the combination of aging skin and repeated facial movements can lead to noticeable forehead wrinkles. Luckily, there are several ways to restore a more youthful and relaxed look to your brow.

Fighting Back Against Forehead CreasesBand Aid Brow Lift

A traditional brow lift uses an incision across the scalp to remove sagging skin and reposition the underlying tissue to give the forehead a smoother, younger appearance. However, throughout over 20 years as a double board-certified plastic surgeon, I have found that nearly all forehead rejuvenation patients can receive the results they want with a minimally invasive procedure that I developed called the Band Aid Brow Lift. Like my other Band Aid plastic surgery procedures, the Band Aid Brow Lift is performed in-office with gentle numbing rather than general anesthesia, and it uses smaller incisions and specially-designed techniques to minimize scarring, recovery time, and cost.

Non-Surgical Treatments for Forehead Wrinkles

If your brow creases haven’t yet progressed far enough to call for cosmetic surgery (or if you’ve already had a Band Aid Brow Lift and want to maintain your results for longer), there are a variety of non-surgical procedures that can be effective for minimizing wrinkles as well:

  • Botox® and Dysport® are both cosmetic facial injections that improve forehead creases by relaxing the underlying muscles that have become tense after years of those repeated facial expressions. Relaxing the muscle smooths a perpetually furrowed brow and helps you look happier and younger. While the results are temporary, these treatments are ideal for patients with tight schedules because they require no downtime and the procedure can typically be completed in 10-15 minutes.
  • Band Aid Skin Tightening and Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing are both non-surgical ways to build collagen, the protein that gives your skin its youthful firmness and elasticity. While they operate differently (Band Aid Skin Tightening uses targeted heat while Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing uses tiny beams of laser light), both procedures are effective for facial rejuvenation, and we can discuss your individual needs to determine which treatment is the best choice for you.

For patients hoping to improve the appearance of forehead wrinkles, there are many treatment options available because every patient is unique, both in their individual anatomy and in how aging has affected them. To start discussing whether a cosmetic procedure can help you be your most confident and beautiful self, schedule a plastic surgery consultation with me, Dr. John L. LeRoy. Or, to stay up-to-date on the latest news in cosmetic surgery, join me on Facebook Twitter, and Google+.