Overcoming Fears: Plastic Surgery Trends Amid the Pandemic

Safe Plastic surgery in Mountain View

There is much to be apprehensive about in today’s world, with its oppressive burdens of  pandemic, economic privation and social isolation. But new statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) suggest that fears related to plastic surgery have not increased, even as the environment which surrounds us has become a place of high anxiety.

In fact, some procedures are getting a second look by patients who have been reassured by the smart safety protocols put in place by trusted medical professionals like Bay Area plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander Ereso. Continue reading “Overcoming Fears: Plastic Surgery Trends Amid the Pandemic”

Plastic Surgery Myths: Dispelling Common Misconceptions

Plastic Surgery Myths in Mountain View, CA

Deciding to have plastic surgery can be complicated. Often fears or misconceptions can get in the way of making clear, educated choices about your care. To help set the record straight, Dr. Alexander Ereso dispels some of the most common misconceptions about plastic surgery in this post. Continue reading “Plastic Surgery Myths: Dispelling Common Misconceptions”

Breaking Down the ASPS 2018 Plastic Surgery Stats & Trends

ASPS 2018 Plastic Surgery Stats & Trends Mountain View CARecent reports show a nationwide rise in both plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. This include this year’s annual report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the world’s largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons. The report is widely considered to be the most thorough census on plastic surgery.

Read on as Dr. Alexander Ereso breaks down the 2018 ASPS plastic surgery stats. Continue reading “Breaking Down the ASPS 2018 Plastic Surgery Stats & Trends”

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. Alexander Ereso discusses how to prepare for your plastic surgery consultation. Continue reading “How to Prepare for Your Plastic Surgery Consultation”

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. Alexander Ereso shares the basics to enjoy restful (and safe!) sleep. Continue reading “Sleep Positions after Plastic Surgery”

What to Do If Your Teenager Wants to Have Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

During the teenage years, it is quite common for teens to feel self-conscious of their bodies, especially because so many physical and emotional changes happen simultaneously. But what if your teenager feels ashamed or embarrassed by an area of their body and expresses the desire for plastic surgery? As a parent, you want what’s best for your child. But is it ever appropriate for teenagers to have cosmetic surgery? Read on as Dr. Alexander Ereso weighs in with their thoughts. Continue reading “What to Do If Your Teenager Wants to Have Cosmetic Plastic Surgery”

Why Fall/Winter Are Good Times to Have Plastic Surgery

Perhaps you have been considering plastic surgery for a while now, but you haven’t been able to find the time to pull the trigger. While most cosmetic plastic surgeries are relatively quick outpatient procedures, it can take several weeks for the post-operative side effects to disappear and to feel “normal” again. Figuring out how and when to schedule time to recover can be tricky. In this article, Dr. Alexander Ereso discusses why fall and winter are good times to have plastic surgery.  

More Clothing Options for Covering Up

As the mercury finally dips down below summer temperatures, you’ll have more opportunity to throw on a sweater or even wrap up in a scarf. Additional layers are great at covering up the swelling that can follow cosmetic surgery. Even minimally invasive procedures may result in a little bit of swelling, and loose layers are the best way to keep it under wraps. For more comprehensive surgeries, such as liposuction or breast augmentation, the bulkier clothes that come with cooler temperatures make it much easier to conceal bandages and support garments.

Healing Is Easier When the Kids Are in School

It’s impossible for your body to properly heal when you’re constantly running around looking after someone else. Back-to-school time affords parents with the opportunity to rest while the kids are out of the house. It’s important not to overdo it as your body recovers from surgery, so don’t be afraid to enlist the help of your spouse or another family member during those first few weeks post-operation, while your body is still on the mend.

Look Great for the Holidays

Since an operation may require several weeks to heal before results can really be seen, many people consider early fall as an optimal time to undergo a cosmetic procedure in order to look their best by the holidays. The stress that accompanies hosting parties or traveling to visit relatives is quite enough to deal with on its own, without the added exhaustion of post-operative healing.

Many patients find that fall and winter are the best times to heal from cosmetic surgeries. To discuss your options in greater detail with Dr. Alexander Ereso, please call Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center at (650) 964-6600 to schedule a consultation.