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Botox Cosmetic has been used for decades as a non-surgical treatment for lines and wrinkles that develop on the forehead and brow. However, there are still a number of misconceptions about Botox that may prevent you from taking advantage of this injectable therapy.
Botox is not a completely painless procedure, but patient comfort is increased with topical anesthetic. There may be some swelling following Botox, and this typically subsides within a few days. Botox is a toxin derived from Clostridium bacteria, but it is one of the safest medications used today. When injected by a skilled plastic surgeon, Botox can create a naturally beautiful look in the face by relaxing muscles under the skin to soften fine lines and wrinkles.
To learn if Botox is the right treatment for you, schedule an appointment at Persons Plastic Surgery in the Bay Area. You can reach us on our website or call us at (925) 297-4614 for more information about our services.
Last updated 16 days ago
A breast cancer diagnosis can be devastating—particularly if your doctor informs you that you will need a mastectomy to remove the whole breast. In this PSA from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, you will hear from patients who have had their confidence restored with breast reconstruction surgery. This procedure can be combined with your mastectomy to minimize surgical trauma and eliminate secondary scarring from multiple surgeries.
Dr. Barbara Persons, MD, has performed many breast reconstruction procedures partnering with oncologists throughout the Bay Area for optimal patient care. To consult with Dr. Persons before your mastectomy procedure, visit Persons Plastic Surgery on the Web today or call (925) 297-4614.
Last updated 17 days ago
Be sure to tune in to NBC Bay Area tonight at 11:00 PM PST and see Dr. Persons interview on "Medical Tourism"!
Last updated 21 days ago
With company holiday parties and family gatherings on your schedule, you will certainly want to look your best. While you may not have time to recover from a facelift before your big holiday events, you can take years off your face and tone your body with a number of non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures available from Persons Plastic Surgery in the Bay Area.
Brow lines that form as the result of muscle movement in the forehead can be softened with Botox Cosmetic, which is skillfully placed to relax muscles in the face without creating a frozen or artificial look. Botox has recently been approved for the treatment of crow’s feet along the outer corners of the eyes as well. There is some swelling immediately after Botox treatment, so you should schedule injections with one to two weeks of healing time allowed.
With dermal fillers in the Restylane line, you can see correction of fine lines, deep wrinkles, and sagging skin along the nasolabial folds, cheeks, and eyes. Not only can fillers mask wrinkles and facial lines, but they can also lift the cheeks and mimic the effects of a facelift without a single incision. Restylane can also add volume to the lips as a more natural-looking alternative to collagen.
Unlike traditional liposuction, Vaser Liposuction is a gentle body contouring procedure that offers quick recovery with beautiful and lasting results. Vaser Liposuction utilizes ultrasound technology to liquefy fat in treatment areas and minimize blood loss during the procedure.
To schedule any of these procedures or explore other cosmetic surgeries to bring out your best features, call (925) 297-4614 to make an appointment for your first consultation with Dr. Barbara L. Persons, MD at Persons Plastic Surgery. You can also reach us on our website for more detailed information about our services.
Last updated 28 days ago
Breast enlargement is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures among women, and many patients report higher self-esteem and an overall improved quality of life following surgery. If you think you could benefit from breast augmentation surgery, you will want to discuss the following details with your surgeon during your consultation.
Breast implants are available in silicone or saline, which both have distinctive advantages and drawbacks. Saline implants offer more flexibility in implant placement, and they can have a natural feel when they are placed beneath the muscle tissue. Silicone implants offer a more realistic feel, but they can create a rippling effect in the skin.
You might use bra inserts or sample implants to determine the most comfortable breast size for your body. Your surgeon can help you choose the best level of enhancement without distorting the proportions of your figure. Initially after surgery there will be some swelling that will exaggerate the results of the procedure, but you will likely feel more comfortable after several weeks of recovery.
Implants may be placed over or under the muscles in the chest, and the placement will determine on the type of implant and the amount of existing breast tissue. Incision placement may also vary if you choose saline implants, which are filled after placement under the skin. Saline implants may be inserted through the nipple, underarm, or crease below the breast. Because silicone implants are prefilled, they can only be placed through an incision along the underside of the breast.
Dr. Barbara Persons of Persons Plastic Surgery in the Bay Area specializes in breast enhancement and reconstruction, and she can provide artful surgical sculpting of your new figure. To set up a consultation with Dr. Persons, visit us at our website or call our practice today at (925) 297-4614.