What to Expect While Recovering from Eyelid Surgery

Recovering from Eyelid Surgery at Pearl Plastic Surgery in Mountain View, CAEyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure performed on a person’s lower and/or upper eyelids. The procedure is usually done to correct bags under the eyes, droopy eyelids, or both.

During eyelid surgery, tiny incisions are made along either the crease of the upper eyelid or the lash line of the lower eyelid to remove excess skin and fat deposits and create a more youthful, refreshed appearance.

During the postoperative recovery process, patients need to follow their surgeon’s instructions about how to take care of their healing eyelids. Below, Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso share what patients can expect while recovering from eyelid surgery. Continue reading “What to Expect While Recovering from Eyelid Surgery”

The Most Commonly Treated Areas for Liposuction

Commonly Treated Areas for Liposuction at Pearl Plastic SurgeryFat is difficult to shed from a number of areas of the body, areas you may know better by their nicknames: muffin top, saddlebags, love handles, and bra rolls.

These areas and more can be treated effectively with liposuction, which permanently removes excess fat from a person’s body, resulting in a smoother, tighter, more youthful appearance.

As long as there is good skin elasticity, liposuction should be an option. But some body parts are more popular treatment areas than others.

Below, Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso discuss the most common liposuction treatment areas. Continue reading “The Most Commonly Treated Areas for Liposuction”

What to Do If You Have Loose Skin after Weight Loss

Loose skin is a common problem after major weight loss. Once you’ve given your body a chance to adjust to your new weight, you may want to consider body contouring procedures such as a tummy tuck or breast lift.

In this post, Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso discuss what to do if you have loose skin after weight loss. Continue reading “What to Do If You Have Loose Skin after Weight Loss”

How to Prepare for Your Plastic Surgery Consultation

Your plastic surgery consultation is valuable to both you and your potential plastic surgeon. During your consultation you will evaluate your comfort level with your surgeon, and your surgeon will explain whether your desired procedure is a good fit for your cosmetic goals.

Preparation is important to get the most out of your consultation. In this post, Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso discuss how to prepare for your plastic surgery consultation. Continue reading “How to Prepare for Your Plastic Surgery Consultation”

Get Kissably Soft, Full Lips for Valentine’s Day

You can make your lips look irresistible on Valentine’s Day using dermal filler injections or lip augmentation. Each procedure has its pros and cons, but both can give you fuller, shapelier lips that should attract plenty of attention.

In this post, Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso discuss how to get kissably soft, full lips for Valentine’s Day. Continue reading “Get Kissably Soft, Full Lips for Valentine’s Day”

What Can Be Done about the Hump on the Bridge of My Nose?

Correcting Dorsal Hump

One of the most common complaints among the rhinoplasty candidates we meet at Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center is a hump or bump on the bridge (dorsum) of the nose. Many bumps are inherited, but others are the result of a broken nose or other trauma.

Because the nose is such as prominent facial feature, issues with bumps can disrupt the symmetry and proportions of your face; a hump can also throw off your facial profile (i.e., the view from the side). If you have a dorsal bump, you may take great care to avoid being photographed or videoed from the side because you are so self-conscious of your profile. Eventually, a dorsal bump can take a toll on confidence and self-esteem.

Luckily, rhinoplasty or nose reshaping surgery can correct the appearance of a bump and create a more attractive nose and facial profile. Read on as Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso explain what that process involves. Continue reading “What Can Be Done about the Hump on the Bridge of My Nose?”

Sleep Positions after Plastic Surgery

Sleep Positions after Plastic Surgery

Getting an adequate amount of sleep is one of the best ways to help your body heal after plastic surgery. But most procedures require you to slumber in a modified position for a few weeks after surgery to minimize swelling, protect healing incisions and avoid putting pressure on the treated area.

The best person to talk to about modifying your sleep position after plastic surgery is your surgeon. Below, Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso share the basics to enjoy restful (and safe!) sleep. Continue reading “Sleep Positions after Plastic Surgery”

Eliminating the Stubborn “Bra Bulge” and Back Fat

Removing the Bra Bulge and Back Fat at Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery

Nearly everyone has an area of fat that simply will not respond to diet or exercise efforts. For some women, it is a noticeable “bra bulge,” or unwanted fat between the armpit and bra. The bra bulge may be especially embarrassing when wearing sleeveless or strapless tops, dresses or bathing suits.

This is a particularly obscure area of the body to spot-tone, and most women find it nearly impossible to diet or exercise the fat away.

Luckily with the help of the team at Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center, bra bulge can be a distant memory. Continue reading “Eliminating the Stubborn “Bra Bulge” and Back Fat”