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    The Patient's Guide to Preparing for Cosmetic Surgery

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Cosmetic surgery helps you perfect imperfections that negatively influence your self-confidence. If you have scheduled a surgical procedure to focus on a cosmetic issue, preparing for the surgery helps you get the best results. Use the following guide to make sure you are ready for the procedure:

    Meet Regularly with the Surgeon

    In the weeks leading up to your procedure, you should maintain open communication with your plastic surgeon. He or she will advise you about important aspects of preparing for your surgery like giving up smoking and drinking for at least a few weeks before your procedure. These meetings also give you ample opportunity to ask the surgeon any questions that you might have.

    Maintain a Healthy Diet

    While it is always important to eat a healthy diet, it is especially so before you get surgery. Cut out foods that hinder your recovery and stock up on ones that help the body heal. Foods that contain salicylates like almonds, berries, cucumbers, grapes, oranges, prunes, and vinegar could all increase bruising so it is good to avoid them.

    Get Plenty of Rest

    Rest helps the body recover so get good nights of sleep in the days leading up to your surgery. Do not over-exert yourself afterward or you might not heal as quickly as you should. Your cosmetic surgeon will also give you a list of multivitamins to take before the procedure to help your body perform at its best.

    Dr. Barbara L. Persons, MD and the skilled team at Persons Plastic Surgery are here to help you get the cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries that fix imperfections. As one of the leading experts in liposuction, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, and face lifts in the Bay Area, Dr. Persons inspires confidence in her abilities. To learn more about our products and services, visit our website or call (925) 283-4012.


    Is Chin Augmentation Right for You?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    When a chin recedes too much into the face, it draws attention to other features and can make a large nose look bigger. Chin augmentation, or mentoplasty, is a procedure that improves the look of a “weak” chin and instantly enhances the entire profile. Keep reading to learn more about the procedure and determine if it is the right option for you:

    A Simple Procedure

    Chin augmentation is one of the simplest cosmetic surgeries and requires only a Light Sleep Anesthesia and a local anesthetic on the chin to numb it. The plastic surgeon creates an incision just beneath the chin, which is not visible after the procedure. With a firm plastic implant, you can get the profile that you have always wanted.

    The Perfect Candidate

    Even a slightly weak chin can have a very negative impact on the aesthetic appeal of the face. A chin augmentation can help remedy this issue with a permanent solution. Ideal candidates are looking to fix this problem and are in overall good health with normal jaw function. Talk to your cosmetic surgeon about the procedure and how it can help you get the appearance you want.

    A Beneficial Solution

    Not only does chin augmentation help solve cosmetic issues, but it can also be performed alongside other procedures like a rhinoplasty or a facelift. There are multiple implant options from which to choose to help you find the exact results that you want.

    Dr. Barbara L. Persons, MD at Persons Plastic Surgery can perform a chin augmentation that improves your profile. With years of experience in all areas of cosmetic surgery, Dr. Persons works with her clients to give them the services they want. Whether you are interested in a mentoplasty or a breast augmentation, we are here for you. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, call (925) 283-4012.

    Answers to Common Questions About Botox

    Last updated 1 year ago

    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) 283-4012 for more information about our services.


    Breast Reconstruction Options

    Last updated 1 year 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) 283-4012.

    See Dr. Persons on NBC Bay Area's "Medical Tourism" Tonight!

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Be sure to tune in to NBC Bay Area tonight at 11:00 PM PST and see Dr. Persons interview on "Medical Tourism"!

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