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Can Plastic Surgery Help Your Career?

A number of studies have shown that the more attractive a person is, the more likely they will Plastic surgery help careerbe given opportunities for career advancement. Therefore, it is no wonder that people — especially those in the age range of 50 and over — have turned to plastic surgery to give them a more youthful, alert and confident appearance. But can having plastic surgery really help a person’s career? Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso of Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center helps to answer that question in this post. Continue reading

2015 Plastic Surgery Trends as Reported by ASPS

ASPS releases 2015 statisticsThe American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the world’s largest group of board certified plastic surgeons. Each year, to keep track of trends in plastic surgery, the organization surveys members and compiles the findings in an annual report. ASPS members Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso of Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center break down the findings of the 2015 ASPS report here.  Continue reading

Non-Surgical Treatment for Double Chin Now Available at Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center

Kybella treatment for a double chinDrs. Samuel Pearl and Alexander Ereso of Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center are pleased to announce a new non-surgical treatment for a double chin. Kybella is an injectable product that dissolves fat in the submental region (underneath the chin). Approved by the FDA for safety, Kybella is a relatively comfortable and easy way to improve the appearance of the chin and upper neck. If you are concerned about the contours of your chin and jawline, the doctors invite you to schedule an informational consultation. Continue reading

Does Drinking Beer Cause Man Boobs?

Male boobs from beerLately, a troubling rumor has circulated the Internet claiming that drinking beer — especially “hoppy” styles like India Pale Ales — contributes to the development of excessive male breast tissue. Since Drs. Samuel Pearl and Alexander Ereso treat men with enlarged breasts at Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center, they thought they would address this rumor. Here, the doctors set the record straight on whether beer causes man boobs. Continue reading

Do’s and Don’ts After Tummy Tuck Surgery

Tummy Tucks Do’s and Don’tsYour post-op recovery care plays an important role in the success and beauty of your tummy tuck results. At Pearl – Ereso Plastic Surgery Center, Drs. Samuel Pearl and Alexander Ereso have helped countless men and women achieve a flatter, more toned abdomen through tummy tuck surgery. Here, they share some do’s and don’ts to follow after tummy tuck surgery. Continue reading

Man Boobs: Causes and Cures

Male Breast ReductionsApproximately 40 to 60 percent of men have enlarged breast tissue (gynecomastia), according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. For many men, excess fat in the chest area is a common source of embarrassment and discomfort. They may feel self-conscious in front of others at the beach, pool or gym. Or, they may even withdraw from social interaction or experience depression and anxiety. Continue reading

Kybella Non-Surgical Injectable Now Available

The Pearl Plastic Surgery Center is pleased to announce an exciting new addition to our non-shutterstock_161758796-2surgical treatments: Kybella injectable treatment. This revolutionary FDA-approved treatment is used to dissolve extra fat under the chin (i.e., a “double chin”). Learn more about this exciting and safe new treatment, performed by both Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso, in this post.

What Causes a “Double Chin”?

Many factors can contribute to a person having a “double chin,” including being overweight or obese. However, a person who is otherwise slim may still have extra fat below their jaw line as a result of genetics or aging, which causes the skin in the area to droop over time and create this unattractive effect.

How Can Kybella Help?

Kybella is made from a naturally occurring molecule in the body called deoxycholic acid. Upon injection into the chin area, Kybella targets and then destroys the fat cells in the area. Once these fat cells are eliminated and then absorbed naturally by the body after treatment, new fat cells cannot rejuvenate and store fat in the area. The result of treatment, then, is a slimmer, more well-defined jaw line — and without any incisions, stitches or scarring!

What is a Kybella Treatment Like?

A Kybella treatment plan usually consists of two to six sessions of injections, depending on the needs of the patient. Each session, which typically lasts 15 minutes, is spaced between four and eight weeks apart. To start off your treatment, Dr. Pearl or Dr. Ereso will apply a topical numbing agent on the chin and jaw area, so that you do not feel the injection. The doctor will use a small syringe to inject Kybella into the fattiest areas of the chin for the best aesthetic outcome.

Once the Kybella session is done, a small amount of redness and irritation in your chin area is expected, though minor. There will also be some mild swelling in the area, which usually subsides after a couple of days. Downtime is minimal after treatment; you can expect to return to normal daily life, including going to work and exercising, after a day or two.

The Best Part: The Results!

You should expect to see a noticeable improvement in your chin and jaw line appearance after about a month of treatment. The results, though gradual, are marked, with chin fat that appears to dissolve slowly before your very eyes! Final results can be expected after three to four months, or after about three or four treatment sessions. And the best part is that these beautiful, natural-looking results can last a lifetime!*

*Kybella results are permanent. However, fat can return to the chin area if a patient gains weight after being treated. But since a Kybella treatment permanently destroys and removes fat cells in the chin area, these cells cannot rejuvenate to store fat. Any added weight, therefore, will be more evenly distributed throughout the face and neck area.

Find Out if Kybella is Right for You

Are you ready to learn more about the innovative Kybella treatment? One of our doctors at the Pearl Plastic Surgery Center would be happy to answer your questions. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Pearl or Dr. Ereso, contact the Pearl Plastic Surgery Center by calling (650) 964-6600.

Want Fuller Lips? Your Surgical and Non-Surgical Options

What woman doesn’t want a fuller, more sensuous pout? In this blog post, the team at Pearl Plastic Surgery Centerlip augmentation has a few tips — some involving injections and some not — on how to get lip-plumping effects for both the short- and long-term.

Create a Fuller Look with Makeup

Makeup is a handy tool that, when used expertly, can create the illusion of fuller lips. You can achieve this by first hydrating your lips with a lip balm. Next, use a light nude-colored pencil to fill in the middle portion of your lips (the width of your cupid’s bow) from top lip to bottom lip. Be sure to stay within your natural lip lines. Next, take a darker-colored nude pencil to outline your lips and fill the outer corners, blending the edges with your finger as you go. Finally, apply sheer lipstick or lip gloss to your lips. The result? Gorgeous, full-bodied lips.

Use a Toothbrush on Your Lips

The lips, like the rest of your skin, benefit from regular exfoliation. This will both rid the lips of dead skin cells and stimulate blood flow to the area, causing them to plump. The best way of doing this is to use a dry, soft-bristled toothbrush on your lips to gently exfoliate them. For the best results, apply petroleum jelly to the brush so that your slightly plumped lips are also softer and smoother after this home treatment. You can also use a paste made of sugar and water to exfoliate the lips further as you brush. Once done, apply a soothing, hydrating lip balm to your lips. Your lips should appear softer and fuller instantly.

Try Lip Augmentation

Other lip-plumping techniques, like the ones mentioned above, may be perfect for a night out, but some women want their fuller lips to last months instead of hours. For these women, a non-invasive procedure like lip augmentation is the perfect “lunch hour” procedure, taking less than 20 minutes to complete and requiring zero downtime afterwards. In his lip augmentation procedure at Pearl Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Pearl offers the option of using a hyaluronic acid filler (such as Restylane, Perlane or Juvederm) or the patient’s own fat (that has been processed and refined) for injection. Both techniques have their advantages and disadvantages, which Dr. Pearl can discuss with you during your consultation. In either case, the results look natural and can be expected to last for up to eight months.

Get More Facts about Lip Augmentation

Are you curious to learn more about how you can achieve fuller yet natural-looking lips? Why not talk to a doctor at Pearl Plastic Surgery Center? To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Samuel Pearl or Dr. Alexander Ereso, call Pearl Plastic Surgery Center at (650) 964-6600.

 
 
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