Author Archives: Barbara L Persons, MD, FACS

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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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The Lowdown on Botox, Dysport, & Xeomin

Injectable toxins are among the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S. and with their super-effective wrinkle-reducing abilities and fairly affordable price tag, it’s understandably so. But while Botox (produced by aesthetic giants, Allergan) has become a household name over the years due to being the first to arrive on the scene, it’s worth knowing …

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Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation versus Breast Implants? As women, we have a relationship with our breasts throughout our lives. Size, sensation, position, breastfeeding, and even breast cancer affect this relationship. One in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It affects how we feel about our breasts. They are an integral part of our feminity and …

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Beauty for Future Generations

I have no financial or political interests in this discussion. My purpose is to share my heartfelt love for Lafayette and my deep connection to the Reservoir area, our own mini Yosemite. I typically discuss issues pertaining to surgical procedures and maintaining good health. However, today I want to discuss a different type of wellbeing-- …

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Liquid Gold

There is good news about that unwanted fat you may be carrying around! At Persons Plastic Surgery, fat is known as "liquid gold." Why? You may ask... By removing unwanted fat from one area and grafting it to another, your own excess fat can be used to increase your breast size, enhance the buttocks, and …

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Sun Safety For Life

I'm often asked about the most common factors contributing to the aging process. Everyday exposure to the sun, pollution, and other factors in our environment contribute to the natural aging process. As residents of the Bay Area, we are fortunate to live in a very mild climate with lots of sunny days. However, this fortune …

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It is Time to Get Your Groove Back!

What is it that keeps you from walking in this world with confidence? A patient of mine started crying during a follow up appointment for her recent facelift. Her face looked beautiful, refreshed, rejuvenated and natural, so I asked her what was wrong. She said she was emotional because she had spent years feeling that …

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