Facelift Surgery, Can it be Replaced?
With such rapid advancement in the world of plastic surgery and an ever growing procedure menu for patients to choose from, studies show that facelifts are becoming less desired. Patients are now opting for less invasive procedures like Dr. John LeRoy’s Band Aid Facelift, cosmetic injections (Botox® and Dysport®), facial fillers (Restylane® and Juverderm®), and facial laser skin resurfacing. In addition to expanded procedure options, facial rejuvenation patients are starting treatments at a younger age: so their cosmetic issues are less advanced than previous facelift candidates.
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery statistics reveal that, while the overall number of injectable, facial filler, and lasers treatments performed this past year increased; fewer cosmetic procedure patients opted for facelifts. In addition to the reasons cited above, many people express fear about the often overly dramatic results of traditional facelift procedures.
Dr. LeRoy doesn’t think the facelift procedure will be replaced by any one superficial treatment; citing facelift surgery’s ability to physically address the underlying issue: lax facial muscles which have shifted in areas to produce sagging. However, Dr. LeRoy knows the younger, more proactive, facial plastic surgery demographic requires a refined version of the facial cosmetic surgery. This was the driving force behind Dr. LeRoy’s development of the minimally invasive Band Aid Facelift procedure in 1997.
Performed in-office and requiring only local anesthesia, the Band Aid Facelift has similar advantages to the dermal injectables (Botox®, Dysport®, Restylane®, and Juverderm®) and laser skin treatments used to eliminate wrinkles in that it can target very specific areas of concern. This custom-tailored approach to facial rejuvenation allows Dr. LeRoy to address the isolated needs of patients in their 40’s to the comprehensive requests of patient in their 80’s.
During consultation, Dr. LeRoy discusses the patient’s options, desires, and needs for their plastic surgery procedure. Dr. LeRoy performs upper (usually including a brow lift and blepharoplasty procedure), lower (usually including a jowl and necklift), or middle facelift (focusing on mouth and cheeks). Dr. LeRoy also offers a Band Aid Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and a Band Aid Brow Lift.
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