The consultation is an exciting step in the plastic surgery journey. It’s a valuable opportunity to sit down with a knowledgeable plastic surgeon, explain what you are looking for and describe what you hope to achieve. In turn, the plastic surgeon can answer all of your questions, examine you and recommend the best way to accomplish your goals.
A little planning and preparation can help you make sure that your plastic surgery consultation is productive and informative. Here our board certified plastic surgeons in the Bay Area, Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso, share tips for making the most of your consultation. Continue reading
Dermal fillers are one of the most popular ways to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, restore fullness to the face and plump up lips and cheeks. When administered by a qualified plastic surgeon or nurse, these injectables create beautiful, natural looking results. The overwhelming majority of patients love the outcomes of filler treatment.
However, dermal fillers are not perfect. On occasion, a mistake can lead to overcorrection or asymmetry, or the body may react poorly to the product used. Sometimes, a patient may end up not liking the way they look afterwards, and want the outcome reversed.
According to Bay Area cosmetic surgeons Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso of Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center, “un-doing” the results of dermal filler treatment depends on the specific filler used, as well as the nature and severity of the problem. Continue reading
There are two ways that talented Bay Area plastic surgeons Drs. Samuel Pearl and Alexander Ereso can enhance the size and shape of the buttocks: with the placement of an implant or with the Brazilian butt lift procedure.
Buttock implants are safe medical devices inserted into the buttocks to add volume and fullness. Two implants are used and they are placed on either side of the buttocks. They are available in different sizes and shapes to create a range of results.
Brazilian butt lift involves taking unwanted fat from an area of the patient’s body (e.g., the abdomen or thighs), purifying it and injecting it into the buttocks to add fullness. Many patients love their Brazilian Butt Lift because the results look and feel natural, and because the procedure transforms more of the body — including the donor area. The area around the buttocks is sculpted to accentuate the shape of the buttocks. Continue reading
No two breasts are exactly alike. Most women notice that when they look close enough, one breast appears bigger than the other. Unfortunately for some, this asymmetry is more pronounced (occasionally even considered a deformity) and can cause a woman to feel excessively self-conscious.
Padded bras may help balance out breasts that are two different sizes, but surgery is the only way to permanently fix the problem. Here, the team at Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center explains how breast surgery can correct this type of asymmetry to improve self-image and confidence. Continue reading
Nearly everyone is bothered by one “problem” area of excess body fat that they would like removed with liposuction. But what if you have two, or three, or even five problematic areas? Is liposuction able to treat multiple areas at one time? In this blog post, Drs. Samuel Pearl and Alexander Ereso explain whether it is possible to address more than one problem area in a single liposuction operation. Continue reading
Drs. Samuel Pearl and Alexander Ereso and the rest of the team at Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center have been responsible for creating incredible anti-aging transformations, many of which have involved treatment with Botox and dermal fillers. As proponents of these injectable products, we receive numerous questions about them. One of the most recent inquires involved whether Botox and fillers work effectively on African-American skin and other dark complexions.
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“Medically necessary” is a term used by the insurance industry to classify a procedure they will cover. There is a certain set of criteria used by each individual insurer to determine whether they pay for surgery. If a patient does not meet these criteria, then the operation is categorized as cosmetic and elective, and therefore ineligible for insurance coverage.
Although the specific requirements of a medically necessary breast reduction vary by company, many are similar. Here, Mountain View plastic surgeons Drs. Samuel Pearl and Alexander Ereso explain some of the requirements that a breast reduction candidate must meet (and that her doctor must document) in order to qualify for insurance coverage. Continue reading
Studies have shown that cosmetic procedures may be able to reduce or eliminate frequent headaches such as migraines. Why is this and how does it work? In this post, Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso of Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center explain how a cosmetic procedure has been found to have pain relieving effects. Read on to learn more. Continue reading
The Brazilian Butt Lift has become the fastest growing surgical procedure in the country. But what exactly is this cosmetic enhancement with the flashy name? In this post, Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso explain how using fat grafting for buttock augmentation works and why it may be a better option than artificial implants. Read on to learn more. Continue reading
Tummy tuck is a popular procedure, and many patients are surprised to learn that there are several different variations of the procedure. Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso would like to provide you with an overview of some of the different tummy tuck options. If you are interested in abdominal contouring, they will help you determine the most appropriate technique for your case, depending on your body type, problem area(s), amount of loose skin and other factors. Continue reading