Signs You Are a Good Candidate for Facial Plastic Surgery

Facial plastic surgery is designed to refine or improve areas of the face to increase self-confidence. Dr. Alexander Ereso can attest that facial plastic surgery is not right for everyone. There are certain criteria interested a person must meet in order to be considered a suitable candidate.

Here, Bay Area cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ereso reveals some of the signs that you are a good candidate for facial plastic surgery.

You want to minimize signs of facial aging.

If you are bothered by loose, saggy skin, deep creases, wrinkles or jowls, you may be an excellent candidate for facial plastic surgery in the Bay Area. Injectables and skin resurfacing procedures can minimize some of the mild to moderate signs of aging, but if these problems are more serious in nature, a plastic surgery procedure such as faceliftor eyelid surgery is probably the more effective option.

You have always been self-conscious of a particular feature.

If there is something about your facial appearance that has always bothered you — for example, your nose doesn’t quite “fit” your face or you inherited your mother and grandmother’s under-eye bags — consider surgical correction. Modifying whatever feature bothers you can dramatically boost your self-image and confidence. For some people, facial plastic surgery procedures like rhinoplasty can improve their mental state considerably.

You are in good health.

A facial plastic surgery candidate’s health is evaluated thoroughly before recommending surgery. No reputable plastic surgeon will perform elective surgery on a patient that is in poor health. Expect to discuss your current health and medical history with your plastic surgeon during consultation. S/he will ask you if you have any serious health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and depression.

You have reasonable expectations.

Another indication that you are a good candidate for plastic surgery is that you know what is and isn’t achievable. Candidates that expect perfection will be disappointed and should avoid surgery. But if you have realistic expectations and desire improvement, you are probably a suitable candidate.

You understand the risks of surgery.

No surgery is completely free of risk. To qualify for surgery, you must understand and accept the risk that something could go awry. Of course, the best way to mitigate these risks is to work with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ereso. Our surgeon will explain the risks of the procedure you are considering and what we do to minimize those risks.

Discuss Your Facial Plastic Surgery Options with Our Plastic Surgeons

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Ereso, please call or email Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center today.

What to Know about Lip Augmentation with Injections

Lip augmentation procedures have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years, as new techniques and technology make treatment safer and more successful than ever. If you are considering a plumper, more sensual pout, lip fillers are a great option. Here, Dr. Alexander Ereso, plastic surgery specialist in the Bay Area, explains what you should know about lip augmentation with fillers.  

The Product Isn’t As Important as the Provider

Great results require the knowledge and skill of the right injector. Avoid choosing someone based on discount pricing or grabbing a coupon off the Internet for cheap treatment. Instead, look for a board-certified plastic surgeon who understands how to maintain balance and proportion. You want someone that has performed hundreds or thousands of treatments and knows how to deliver attractive results safely.

Lip Fillers Are Temporary

Fillers formulated with hyaluronic acid tend to last about four to six months, at which point your body will naturally metabolize the filler and your lips will return to their pre-treated size and shape. If you love your results, plan on scheduling regular treatments to maintain the effects. Or, if you are interested in more permanent results, ask Dr. Ereso about using fat grafting to enhance your lips.

Treatment Shouldn’t Be Painful

Don’t let fear of pain keep you from pursuing the treatment you want. Your injector can apply a topical numbing cream or a dental nerve block prior to starting the injections, which will make treatment a more comfortable experience for you.

Give Yourself a Buffer before a Big Event

If you want your lips to look their best for a big event like a wedding or reunion, book treatment well in advance. You need to plan to have some slight swelling and bruising for a few days or a week at most after treatment. If it’s your first treatment, or if you’re trying a new-to-you filler, give yourself even more of a buffer, because you don’t know how you will react to the injections.

If You Don’t Like Your Results, You Might Be Able to Erase Them

If you are unhappy with the way your lips look after treatment with a hyaluronic acid-based filler, your injector can use an enzyme called hyaluronidase to dissolve the filler and restore your lips to their original shape.

Don’t Expect to Look Like Kylie Jenner

Feel free to show your injector a photograph of Kylie Jenner, Angelina Jolie or another full-lipped celebrity that you would like to emulate. But these photographs are for inspiration only; your injector will take them into consideration and then tailor treatment to flatter your unique facial features.

Book a Lip Augmentation Appointment Today

If you would like more information about lip augmentation with fillers in the Bay Area, Dr. Ereso would be happy to help. Please call or email our practice today to book an appointment with our team.