Dr. John LeRoy, Plastic Surgeon in Atlanta Georgia


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How a Facelift and Non-Surgical Treatments Work Together

There are several different levels of facial rejuvenation procedures. The mildest tend to be injectables (like Botox®, Dysport®, Restylane®, Juvéderm®, etc.), then other non-surgical treatments (such as Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing and Band Aid Skin Tightening), followed by minimally invasive surgery (including my Band Aid Mini Facelift and Band Aid Micro Mini Facelift, both of which are performed in-office with gentle numbing), and finally traditional cosmetic surgery like face lifts, eyelid surgery, and neck lifts. This allows every patient to choose a procedure or combination of procedures that best fits their unique needs.

But it’s important to recognize that this isn’t a step-by-step process. In other words, patients don’t generally start with fillers, then abandon fillers in favor of laser treatments, then stop laser treatments to get a Band Aid Mini Facelift, and so on. Instead, each cosmetic procedure has its own focus and purpose, so getting your ideal results at every stage of the aging process typically involves a combination of a few different options to treat your individual concerns. For instance, you may get consistent filler injections in your 30s and 40s, but when you begin to develop sagging skin, you might choose a Band Aid Facelift to restore a firmer, younger-looking facial structure, then simply use Botox® and/or facial fillers to treat the few remaining fine lines, wrinkles, and lost volume that will appear over the coming years.

To find out more about how multiple types of facial rejuvenation can work together, check out my video below:

As a double board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facial rejuvenation, my ultimate goal is to help every patient be their most confident and beautiful self, whether that involves injections, non-surgical treatments, plastic surgery, or a combination of each. To discuss your cosmetic concerns and receive a treatment recommendation, schedule a consultation with me today. Or, for more plastic surgery tips, helpful videos, and more, follow me, Dr. John L. LeRoy on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

A Look at the 2016 Plastic Surgery Statistics

Every plastic surgeon recognizes the trends in their own practice—the procedures that are most popular, the average ages of their patients, the number of men vs. women, etc. But each year, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) gathers statistics based on a survey that is distributed to around 30,000 board-certified physicians. These numbers help us to discover, on a national level, the changes within the plastic surgery field. The 2016 data has recently been published, and it offers us new insights into the way surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures are meeting the needs of patients throughout the country.

A Look at the 2016 Plastic Surgery StatisticsHere are a few of the takeaways from this year, especially those regarding my specialty area of facial rejuvenation:

  • Cosmetic medicine continues to grow in popularity.

Trends change every year, so some procedures are more or less popular than they were a few years ago, but overall the number of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures has been growing. In fact, this year, Americans spent over $15 billion on aesthetic medical treatments for the first time since ASAPS began collecting data in 1997.

  • Non-surgical cosmetic treatments are increasing more quickly than surgeries are.

In the past year, the number of plastic surgeries in the US has increased by 3.5%, while the number of non-surgical procedures has increased by 7.3%. This may partially be because technology continues to improve non-surgical options, but it also shows that patients value convenience. I have seen this hold true within my own practice as well, with the number of patients who come in to ask about my minimally invasive Band Aid Mini Facelift and Band Aid Micro Mini Facelift as opposed to a traditional face lift.

  • Brow lifts are being replaced by other facial rejuvenation options.

Between 1997 and 2016, the national number of face lifts has risen by nearly 22%, and the number of eyelid surgeries has risen by over 9%. Brow lifts, on the other hand, have decreased by nearly 39%. In one of my recent blogs, I explained that I very rarely perform brow lifts today, because the results patients are looking for can generally be achieved in less invasive ways instead, and the data gathered by ASAPS demonstrates this strategy on a national level as well.

  • Over half of face lifts are performed for patients between the ages of 51 and 64.

While plastic surgeries overall had the largest numbers among patients between 35 and 50, face lifts are actually more popular among patients in their 50s and 60s. Even though most people begin to see early signs of aging in their early 30s, a true face lift isn’t necessary until the aging process reaches a certain level, so for patients in their 30s and 40s, less invasive procedures like injectables, laser treatments, non-surgical skin tightening, or even a mini facelift can keep wrinkles and sagging skin at bay.

As a plastic surgeon, studying cosmetic procedure statistics gives me a unique look into my future patients’ needs, goals, and priorities. And for potential patients, the information can help you gain perspective about the field and recognize that you are by no means alone in the desire to be your most confident and beautiful self. To discuss your surgical and non-surgical cosmetic options, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John L. LeRoy. Or, for more unique plastic surgery facts and health tips, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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What You Need to Know about Facial Fillers

As a double board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in helping my patients look as young as they feel, I certainly know the emotional value of seeing a better reflection in the mirror. But I also know that plastic surgery is not always the right choice. In fact, it takes a certain degree of aging for a person to be a candidate for even a Band Aid Mini Facelift, and many patients (understandably) want to stay looking their best throughout the entire aging process. Non-surgical facial fillers can be a quick, easy, low-cost, and low-risk way to do this at nearly any age. Check out the infographic below for everything you need to know about facial fillers.

What You Need to Know about Facial Fillers

There are many levels of facial rejuvenation treatments: injectables, non-surgical skin tightening, laser treatments, minimally invasive cosmetic surgery, and more comprehensive cosmetic surgery. The key is keeping an open mind, taking it one step at a time, and seeking the help of a board-certified plastic surgeon who truly has your best interests at heart and can guide you through your options. To get started on the road toward your most confident and beautiful self, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John L. LeRoy. Or, for more anti-aging tips, plastic surgery information, and even savings opportunities, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Announcing the Spring 2017 Social Media Charity Contest

As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, I have the privilege of spending every day helping my patients gain newfound confidence in their appearance. There’s just nothing like seeing a patient look in the mirror (which used to be a stressful experience for them) and smile. But to truly fulfill my passion for giving back to my community, I want to help people who are beyond the reach of my plastic surgery services, too. That’s why, for several years, I’ve been holding social media charity contests so that my patients and supporters can help to find deserving local organizations who can do great work with my donations. And this week, my latest contest has just begun.

Spring 2017 Charity ContestHow it Works

My charity contest includes a few stages:

  1. Until Friday, April 28th, 2017, anyone who “likes” and follows the John L. LeRoy, MD Facebook page can comment on the post at the top of the page to nominate their charity of choice. Our theme for the current contest is “children’s charities,” so nominated organizations should serve children in some capacity.
  2. Between April 28th and May 1st, I will review the nominees and select up to four finalists.
  3. From May 1st, 2017 through May 12th, 2017, anyone can vote on a winning children’s charity using the poll that will be on my Facebook page. Each person will only be able to vote once.
  4. On May 15th, 2017, I will announce the winning organization on my Facebook page, and they will receive a donation of $1,000 to continue their valuable service to the community.

How to Get Involved

The nominations have already begun, so be sure to head to my Facebook page and enter yours! Just make sure your nomination meets these criteria:

  • The organization must belong to the designated category—the Spring 2017 category is “children’s charities” (any charity that benefits children). Organizations in other categories will not be eligible to win.
  • The charity must hold a 501(c)(3) non-profit distinction or be a valid and charitable crowdfunding page.
  • The charity must be in Georgia.
  • The nominator must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Each nominator may only nominate one children’s 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 (recent winners include Remembering Ruthie Rescue, Calvary Children’s Home, Little Nuggets Rescue, The Mastocytosis Society, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital).

Giving back to those in need is such a moving experience, but there are just so many organizations in Georgia who are doing exceptional and necessary work. To everyone who has participated in my current charity contest or in any of my past ones, and to all of my valued plastic surgery patients who have enabled me to pursue opportunities like this, thank you for helping me find and support the fantastic organizations right in our own backyard.