Do Botox and Fillers Work On African-American Skin?

shutterstock_76956682Drs. 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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When Does Breast Reduction Become a “Medical Necessity?”

shutterstock_71283385“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

Variations in Tummy Tuck Technique

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

Understanding How the Eyes Age (And What We Can Do About It)

shutterstock_173690825Aging takes its toll on the body, and the eyes are no exception. As we get older, our skin becomes thinner and more fragile, causing our upper eyelid skin to sag, our brows to descend and the bones around the eyes to become more prominent. Surgery has traditionally been a route for many patients seeking to rejuvenate their eyes, but there are several non-surgical solutions as well. Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso would like to give you a primer on the options. Continue reading

Minimally Invasive Procedures Deliver Noticeable Anti-Aging Results

shutterstock_162074819Turning back the clock when it comes to aging doesn’t always mean going in for a surgical procedure. Increasingly patients are turning to other interventions that are less invasive and performed as outpatient procedures with minimal to virtually no recovery time. Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso are highly qualified to perform an array of specialized procedures that can provide significant anti-aging benefits and make you feel youthful and invigorated. Continue reading

How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

shutterstock_278020784Breast implants are used in breast augmentation to replace lost volume and improve bodily proportions. Patients have a choice of saline, standard silicone or highly cohesive silicone gel (“gummy bear”) implants. There are advantages and disadvantages to all implant types; some of the factors to consider are your anatomy, your goals and your budget.

One thing many breast augmentation patients wonder regardless of implant type is how long their breast implants will last. In this blog post, Dr. Samuel N. Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso of the Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center discuss how long implants last and what some factors are that might cause a need for implant replacement or revision. Continue reading

Is It Possible to Get a Hernia from a Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation?

Breast surgeries are among the most common cosmetic surgeries, and they also have a very high patient satisfaction rate. Many women seek to improve the appearance of their breasts with a breast lift and/or a breast augmentation. Some of these women feel that their breasts are not sufficient in size, while others have lost breast volume due to aging or pregnancy.

As with all surgeries, there are some risks associated with these procedures, so it’s best to go over these in your consultation with your board certified plastic surgeon. In this blog post, Dr. Samuel N. Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso of the Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center discuss whether it’s possible to get a hernia from either a breast lift or breast augmentation. Continue reading

What Will My Breasts Look Like Immediately After Breast Lift?

Women seek out breast lift to correct sagging (ptosis) brought about by nursing, pregnancy, aging and other factors. Breast lift improves the overall shape of the breasts and restores their youthful position on the chest. At the Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso have the experience and knowledge to take you through the breast lift process step-by-step, including what your breasts will look like immediately after the procedure. Continue reading

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