Monthly Archives: March 2015

Dr. Ereso : De Maio Master Injector

Juvederm Voluma De Maio TrainingEarlier this month, Dr. Alexander Ereso completed an advanced master class on injection techniques for JUVÉDERM Voluma in San Francisco. Dr. Ereso is one of a few physicians who were handpicked to attend the course which was taught by the renowned Brazilian plastic surgeon, Dr. Mauricio de Maio. Dr. de Maio is considered a pioneer, and an expert in the field of injectable medicine, and he lectures around the world to his peers about JUVÉDERM Voluma. The course was sponsored by Allergan, the company that makes Botox, JUVÉDERM XC, Latisse, and JUVÉDERM Voluma. Dr. Ereso attended the event to not only further develop his considerable skills, knowledge and experience, but also, to incorporate these new and exciting techniques in his day-to-day treatments.

The all day course, which featured didactics as well as live injections featured Dr. de Maio’s innovative new injection technique designed to revolumize age-related volume loss, add structure to the midface, and provide balance to the whole face. By strategically injecting JUVÉDERM Voluma in a few key locations including the upper outer cheek, a subtle yet natural aesthetic lift can be achieved instantly.

JUVÉDERM Voluma is a facial filler that has been FDA approved for use in the U.S. with clinical trials showing that it lasts up to 2 years. It is the first and only FDA-approved Hyalronic Acid filler for the midface, designed to temporarily correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area, thereby restoring definition to the cheek area. As result of restoring volume to the mid check, you can see an immediate lift in the jowl area, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

Improving Tummy Tuck Results with Lipoabdominoplasty

The benefits of lipoabdominoplastyWhen performed as a standalone procedure, abdominoplasty (a.k.a., tummy tuck) can be incredibly transformative. The procedure is designed to treat excess belly fat, loose skin and weakened/separated muscles along the abdominal wall.

Drs. Samuel Pearl and Alexander Ereso, plastic surgeons in Mountain View, can improve upon the results of traditional tummy tuck by incorporating advanced liposuction techniques. This combination approach is known as lipoabdominoplasty, and produces an even sleeker and sexier looking body.

What Tummy Tuck Will Accomplish

Before we address the benefits of the combination approach, let’s remember what tummy tuck will accomplish on its own:

  • Remove surplus fat to reduce abdominal protrusion
  • Repair separated or weakened abdominal muscles
  • Remove loose skin
  • Tighten the remaining skin
  • Relocate the navel to a higher position on the abdomen

Tummy tuck is often requested by two types of patients: individuals that have lost a lot of weight but are left with a saggy or protruding belly, and women that have stretched skin and muscles from pregnancy.

More about Lipoabdominoplasty

Lipoabdominoplasty will produce results that are vastly superior to those achieved by traditional tummy tuck. It is designed for those that are deemed to be good candidates and desire dramatic improvement in the stomach, hip and flank area.

In the first stage of the operation, Drs. Pearl and Ereso will perform tummy tuck as normal. This involves making a horizontal incision from hipbone to hipbone right above the pubic area. Through the incision, the surgeon will remove fatty tissue and skin. He will repair the abdominal muscles, stitching them together into an internal corset.

During lipoabdominoplasty, the surgeon will continue with the operation with additional steps. He will use advanced liposuction techniques to remove excess fat from the flanks, hips and lower back. This gives the entire area a more sculpted, attractive shape. The mid- to lower body will look firmer, flatter and sexier.

Patients that seek a comprehensive body transformation may opt to include another procedure, depending on their personal cosmetic goals. Some women choose to have breast lift or breast augmentation. Men with excessive breast tissue may be interested in male breast reduction. Our surgeons will work with every patient on an individual basis to develop a customized surgical plan.

Contact Our Practice

For more information about lipoabdominoplasty, tummy tuck, liposuction or another plastic surgery procedure of your choice, please contact the practice of Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso. Call (650) 964-6600 or send us an email at pearlmd@pearlmd.com to make an appointment.

Computer Imaging Provides a Preview of Facial Plastic Surgery

stk212568rkeIt is normal for facial plastic surgery patients to feel hesitant or nervous about their results. Though Drs. Samuel Pearl and Alexander Ereso are skilled, experienced plastic surgeons any surgery performed by any surgeon involves an element of the unknown. Our doctors understand this, and offer special technology to help alleviate some of these patient concerns and improve the predictability of the surgical outcomes.

Computer imaging allows our facial plastic surgery patients to envision how they will look after surgery. This technology works for patients who are seeking to have a specific feature (e.g., nose, eyes) corrected, or have requested allover facial rejuvenation.

Computer imaging is a valuable part of the treatment planning process, as it improves the communication between doctor and patient. Also, it helps the patient develop realistic expectations of the surgical outcome. And, it is a helpful teaching tool for our doctors.

How Computer Imaging Works

First, a member of our team will take photographs of your face, likely from the front angle and the profile view. The images will then be loaded into our office computer and the special digital imaging program. Then, Dr. Pearl or Dr. Ereso will manipulate the image as you watch alongside them, to simulate what surgery will accomplish.

For example, if you have requested rhinoplasty to improve the look of your nose, the doctor may digitally tweak your nose to make it look thinner or straighter. Or, if you are planning eyelid surgery to remove wrinkles and bags underneath your eyes, he can digitally remove those imperfections.

As the doctor alters the photographs, you can provide your feedback and suggest changes or improvements.

When you and the doctor are happy with the modified digital image, it will be saved in your file, and emailed or printed out for you to take home. You are free to share the image with family or close friends to get their feedback.

Keep in mind that the digital images are not meant to be 100 percent accurate, in terms of how your results will look. It is impossible to predict with complete certainty what you will look like after surgery, but your digital images will be very close.

Preview Your Results

Are you interested in a facial plastic surgery procedure? Would you like to preview the possible results? If so, please contact the practice of Dr. Samuel Pearl and Alexander Ereso and schedule a consultation. Call (650) 964-6600 or send us an email at pearlmd@pearlmd.com.

 
 
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