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    Getting to Know Your Breast Reconstruction Options

    Last updated 10 months ago

    Every year, almost 150,000 women must go through a mastectomy to conquer a breast cancer diagnosis. Unfortunately, about 7/10 of these women never learn about their breast reconstruction options.

    Breast reconstruction can help a woman reclaim her life after she beats breast cancer. All women should know their reconstruction options. Watch this video to learn more about these options.

    Persons Plastic Surgery is here to help you reclaim your breasts and your life after a mastectomy. Dr. Barbara L. Persons is one of the top reconstructive surgeons in the Bay Area and wants to help you feel like yourself again. To learn more about our practice or to schedule an appointment, visit us online or call (925) 283-4012.

    The Process of Scar Revision and Facial Reconstruction

    Last updated 10 months ago

    Injuries to the face can leave a mark that is larger than a scar. Certain traumas might decrease the function of the neck, nose, ears, or lips. If you have suffered a facial injury, the scar revision and facial reconstruction procedure at Persons Plastic Surgery can help you restore your appearance.

    Most people only need local anesthesia for their procedure. Depending on the severity of the injury, Dr. Persons will rotate, move, or try to hide a scar. She might even use tissue from another area of the body to decrease its appearance and restore function to the face to help you regain confidence.

    If you have a scar or other facial trauma, Dr. Persons and the team at Persons Plastic Surgery might be able to help. With some of the best cosmetic and reconstructive surgery skills in the San Francisco Bay Area, we are here to help you get the results you want. To learn more about our services including liposuction and breast augmentation or to schedule an appointment, visit us online or call (925) 283-4012.

    What to Expect from Your Tummy Tuck Consultation

    Last updated 11 months ago

    If you have recently been considering a tummy tuck and have questions concerning your candidacy for the procedure and the positive impact that it might have in your life, then be sure to schedule a consultation with Dr. Persons today. As an expert in the field of cosmetic surgery, Dr. Persons can answer any and every question you may have when it comes to abdominoplasty. Here is a brief look at what you can expect from your tummy tuck consultation:

    The Opportunity to Discuss Your Cosmetic Goals

    As soon as you sit down with your cosmetic surgeon to discuss a tummy tuck, she will likely inquire about your cosmetic goals and what you would like to get out of the procedure. Be sure to take this opportunity to share why you think a tummy tuck is the appropriate cosmetic surgery choice for you. This is also an appropriate time to discuss any concerns you might have about the procedure.

    An Overview of the Procedure and Likely Outcomes

    After learning more about your goals, your doctor will discuss the likely outcomes of the tummy tuck should the two of you elect to go for the procedure. She will also give you a very informative breakdown of the surgery and discuss any risks or complications that she anticipates could arise before, during, or after the procedure.

    An Evaluation of Your Physical Health 

    One of the most important discussions that your cosmetic surgeon will have with you during the initial consultation will be concerning your physical health. She might ask what types of medications or herbal supplements you are taking, and will also be curious to know more about your lifestyle. Be sure to inform Dr. Persons of any allergies you may have to certain drugs and of your medical history.

    The best way to prepare for your tummy tuck consultation is to discuss any concerns or questions you may have with Dr. Barbara L. Persons, MD, ahead of your appointment. Our friendly staff here at Persons Plastic Surgery can also assist you in learning more about other cosmetic surgery procedures we offer such as rhinoplasty and breast augmentation. To schedule a consultation with us, call (925) 283-4012 today.

    Persons Plastic Surgery Review!

    Last updated 11 months ago

    To describe Dr. Persons and her staff as outstanding, compassionate, and caring, would be selling them short. They all go above and beyond for their patients. My wife had a double mastectomy due to breast cancer and Dr. Persons did her reconstruction. She walked us through the process and spent countless hours with each throughout the entire... More
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    Deciding Whether Cosmetic Surgery is the Right Choice for You

    Last updated 11 months ago

    As is true of any type of surgery, big or small, it is important that potential cosmetic surgery patients research and discuss their surgical ambitions with a doctor before setting their sights on a certain procedure. If you're considering liposuction, breast augmentation, or another cosmetic surgery procedure offered by Persons Plastic Surgery, then the best first step to take is to book a consultation with Dr. Persons. Here is a guide to deciding whether cosmetic surgery is the right choice for you:

    Consider Your Health and Lifestyle

    When deciding whether cosmetic surgery is the right choice for you, it's crucial to think about your everyday lifestyle and how it might impact your ability to heal quickly. Your doctor may advise you not to undergo a certain procedure if you smoke regularly or if you are significantly overweight or obese. Additionally, health problems such as diabetes, depression, and high blood pressure could reduce your eligibility for certain surgeries, which your surgeon will discuss during your initial consultation.

    Learn the Basics About Various Surgeries

    Another strategy for determining whether or not cosmetic surgery is right for you is to do a bit of research online or at your doctor's office. Each surgery presents its own unique challenges as well as long-term benefits. You may find during your research that one type of cosmetic surgery that you had considered before may not be the right option for you and that you might in fact be a better candidate for a different procedure.

    Determine Your Long-Term Goals

    It is important to remember that not all cosmetic surgery procedures are a permanent fix and that you may have to have work done again in the future to complement the initial surgery. If you are relatively young, you may want to wait to undergo certain procedures instead of repeating them within a short timeframe.

    Are you still struggling to determine whether or not cosmetic surgery is the right choice for you? If so then be sure to come in and speak with Dr. Barbara L. Persons, MD, and her staff about your cosmetic goals and achieving them through plastic surgery. Call (925) 283-4012 to learn more about the cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery services we offer.

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