Author Archives: Barbara L Persons, MD, FACS

It’s All about the Eyes

In our current reality of wearing masks, the eyes have it! With the institution of universal mask-wearing during the COVID 19 pandemic, the primary way our faces show happiness or expression is through our eyes. To that end, let's talk about what we can do to make our eyes look brighter and younger. Botox can …

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Expectations

It is important to have realistic expectations regarding cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Surgery can improve one's appearance or correct a physical imperfection, but it will never solve personal problems or create an entirely new face or body. Miraculous transformation is not possible. The goal of cosmetic surgery is to improve or enhance appearance. Facial harmony …

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Facts About Cosmetic Surgery

Why would a healthy individual ask to be subjected to surgery? The answer is simple: to improve the quality of one's life. How we feel about ourselves and our lives in general is reflected by how we feel about how we look. Today, Americans not only live longer, but live far healthier and more active …

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Body Contouring

The sun is shining brighter and longer, and the temperatures are rising. Summer is here! We all know what this means- shedding our winter clothes and showing more skin. Wouldn’t it be incredible if you could take those unwanted areas of fat and move them somewhere else (the butt, the breasts)? Thankfully, we have the …

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Menopause Makeover

Let’s face it: age and menopause are not topics women talk about enough. Like many women in my age group, I recently started going through pre-menopause. It seems unfair: my youngest child is only nine, and I feel like I just recovered from the changes associated with growing three children in my body. Now here …

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