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Welcome to San Mateo Plastic Surgery, Dr. James Pertsch MD

Get cosmetic surgery or non-surgical treatments for the face and body with an experienced plastic surgeon.

We offer a wide range of treatments such as facial Implants, rhinoplasty, liposuction, breast revision, breast lift and much more!

Request a consultation today!

We serve patients from San Mateo CA, Foster City CA, Hillsborough CA, Millbrae CA, Belmont CA and Redwood City CA.

Welcome to San Mateo Plastic Surgery
Dr. James Pertsch MD

Get cosmetic surgery or non-surgical treatments for the face and body with an experienced plastic surgeon.

We offer a wide range of treatments such as facial Implants, rhinoplasty, liposuction, breast revision, breast lift and much more!

Request a consultation today!

We serve patients from San Mateo CA, Foster City CA, Hillsborough CA, Millbrae CA, Belmont CA and Redwood City CA.

OUR FEATURED SERVICES

Injectables

OUR FEATURED SERVICES

Injectables

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty that involves the reconstruction, restoration or alteration of the face or body. There are two main types of plastic surgery: reconstructive surgery, which is able to fix birth defects, damage caused by injuries such as burns, and also to improve function, and cosmetic surgery, which aims to improve the appearance and is often an elective procedure.

What does a plastic surgeon do?

Plastic surgeons undergo years of training to master the complex work of reconstructing faces and virtually any other part of the body. They perform intricate surgeries such as reconstructing breasts post-mastectomy, repairing a cleft lip, or reducing the appearance of scars.

To repair delicate nerves and blood vessels that are less than a few millimeters wide, they may perform reconstructive microsurgery with the use of microscopes. They improve the lives of patients by enhancing appearances and restoring function through advanced techniques and they also respond to emergency medical calls that may require reattaching dismembered body parts.

When discussing cosmetic procedures, sensitivity and listening skills are important. Common surgeries include liposuction, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, facelifts, tattoo removal and tummy tucks. The plastic surgeon will explain the benefits and risks of surgery to the patient. When patients are pleased with the results and gain self-confidence because of their new appearance or restored function, plastic surgery can be very rewarding.

What is plastic surgery?

What is plastic surgery?

Plastic surgery is a surgical speciality that deals with the reconstruction, repair, or replacement of physical defects of form or function. This can involve the musculoskeletal system, skin, hands, face and jaw, extremities, breast and torso. It uses aesthetic surgical principles to improve undesirable qualities of normal structures, whether from an injury, surgery or birth defect.

Special knowledge and skill is necessary in the design and surgery of flaps, grafts, replantation and free tissue transfer. Competence is required in the use of implantable materials, in the management of complex wounds, and tumor surgery. Plastic surgery has been prominent in the development of innovative techniques such as liposuction, tissue transfer, microvascular and cranio-maxillofacial surgery. The foundation of surgical physiology, anatomy and pathology is fundamental to this specialty.

Breast Revision in San Mateo, CA

Who is a Good Candidate?

A consultation is best to determine the concerns, identify specific problem areas, and determine how best to achieve the patient’s desired outcome. Only when the desired end result is known can the procedure(s) to achieve that be determined.
After discussing the patient’s concerns, Dr. Pertsch performs an examination to evaluate each breast’s issues. Patient selected model images depicting the desired outcome are reviewed. Dr. Pertsch then show images of other patients’ “before and after” photos. These previous patients’ chosen solutions and results are helpful to demonstrate the range of possibilities and help the current patient narrow what might be acceptable options for herself.

Breast Revision in San Mateo, CA

Who is a Good Candidate?

A consultation is best to determine the concerns, identify specific problem areas, and determine how best to achieve the patient’s desired outcome. Only when the desired end result is known can the procedure(s) to achieve that be determined.
After discussing the patient’s concerns, Dr. Pertsch performs an examination to evaluate each breast’s issues. Patient selected model images depicting the desired outcome are reviewed. Dr. Pertsch then show images of other patients’ “before and after” photos. These previous patients’ chosen solutions and results are helpful to demonstrate the range of possibilities and help the current patient narrow what might be acceptable options for herself.

Can Plastic Surgery Remove Facial Scars?

Anyone considering facial scar revision must be aware and understand that there is no way to completely remove scars. The goal of scar revision is to improve the appearance of the scar either by minimizing its prominence, relocating it or disguising it. Important factors that should be discussed before surgery are skin color and type, age, and the type of scarring.

Different kinds of scars respond to different techniques of plastic surgery. Timing of surgery is another important choice. In cases of injury for a period that might extend up to a year after the injury, some surgeons advise against any scar revision. This period of time allows the body ample time to fully heal.

What is the difference between plastic and cosmetic surgery?

Plastic surgery is a broad medical field that comprises both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Reconstructive surgery focuses on repairing or reconstructing problems caused by birth defects, tumor removals, injury or trauma or other reasons.

Alternatively, cosmetic surgery procedures are performed to improve a person’s appearance and help their confidence and self-esteem. These are known as elective procedures, as the patient does not require them medically and are usually healthy before they have the surgery. Insurance does not cover these procedures.

If you or someone you know is looking for a top-rated plastic surgeon, come to San Mateo Plastic Surgery today! Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in performing surgical procedures and can help restore function, correct deformities or even improve your aesthetics! For more information on our plastic surgery procedures, call our office and get in touch with a member of our specialist team. To book an appointment with our plastic surgeon, visit our website or speak with us over the phone today.

Dr. James L. Pertsch

Dr. James L. Pertsch

Dr. Pertsch believes it most important that your goals can be approached if not fully achieved before any treatment is undertaken. Uncompromising attention to detail coupled with judicious use of the latest technologies combine to give striking yet natural results. An earnest approach gives you full information empowering you to make the best decisions in consultation with Dr. Pertsch.

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Dr. James L. Pertsch

Dr. James L. Pertsch

Dr. Pertsch believes it most important that your goals can be approached if not fully achieved before any treatment is undertaken. Uncompromising attention to detail coupled with judicious use of the latest technologies combine to give striking yet natural results. An earnest approach gives you full information empowering you to make the best decisions in consultation with Dr. Pertsch.

5 Star Reviews