Entries by Regina Rosenthal MD

What to Do Before Liposuction

Body contours are not easy to come by for most of us. Even with a relatively healthy diet and regular physical movement, you may be finding it harder and harder to keep fat from sticking in certain areas. It is not uncommon for adults to struggle in this area. It’s not that they can’t get […]

Men, Let’s Talk about Gynecomastia!

A plastic surgeon knows very well that a person’s appearance influences their sense of self-confidence. One cannot create the other. However, the two are closely related. For example, men who have enlarged breasts often suffer low self-confidence and embarrassment. They often report that they try to hide their shape with either compression garments or under […]

Can a Tummy Tuck Get Rid of Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are a common concern that we often associate with pregnancy. These marks, a form of scarring, can result from several factors. Some of the reasons that stretch marks develop include extraordinary weight fluctuation, especially over a short period, pregnancy, rapid muscle gain, and genetics. When the skin stretches significantly or quickly, small ruptures […]

Your Labiaplasty Recovery Timeline

Labiaplasty has continued to be a popular procedure to address irregular tissue around the vaginal opening. The pieces of tissue here, the labia majora and labia minora, can create persistent discomfort if they are bulky or long. A lack of proportion in this area also causes some women to feel emotionally uncomfortable when wearing certain […]

Is it Worth it to Get Liposuction?

Liposuction is performed often around the country. This procedure, which has been in the top 5 most-popular year after year, aims to sculpt parts of the body that are notorious for holding excess fat. If you’ve been struggling to meet your aesthetic goals using diet and exercise, and are feeling frustrated about a lack of […]

What You Need to Know About Body Contouring

Body contouring procedures are very popular and have been for several years. Adults in all stages of life can be helped by techniques that remove unwanted fat, enlarge or decrease the breasts, and lift sagging tissue. As a renowned plastic surgeon in the San Jose area, Dr. Rosenthal is familiar with the benefits of body […]

Top Rhinoplasty Questions Answered

Rhinoplasty is a common procedure that is appealing to a lot of people. The shape of the nose affects the appearance of the entire face. When not in balance due to size, crookedness, or other traits, the nose can become a central feature for the wrong reasons. Here, we answer some of the most common […]

Reasons for the Continued Popularity of Facelift Surgery

If you do a little searching on the top trends in plastic surgery, you’ll see a list of nonsurgical treatments, such as Botox, dermal fillers, and various laser treatments. Even with the benefits that these conservative remedies provide, though, facelift surgery continues to be one of the leading surgical techniques performed today. The primary benefit […]

Is It Time for a Facelift? Here’s How to Tell!

To undergo a facelift is a big deal. The process of surgical facial rejuvenation is both exciting and somewhat intimidating. We understand that and explain to each of our patients what they can expect in terms of their procedure, anesthesia, recovery, and long-term results. Still, it takes a lot for most people to get to […]

So, You Want a Mommy Makeover

Virtually no mother would argue that there aren’t immensely rewarding benefits to motherhood. At the same time, virtually every mother, at some point, feels a little sad about the way her body has changed. Small changes like some stretch marks here and there, or a slight degree of abdominal looseness, may be relatively tolerable. However, […]

Facelift Expectations: What’s Realistic?

The aging face is nuanced and has substantial beauty. However, some of the signs of aging create a sense of dissatisfaction. If you’re beginning to become unhappy with the way your face is aging, you may be considering how you can feel your best even as you get older. A facelift is a great option. […]

Breast Augmentation: The Stages of Recovery

Breast augmentation is a popular plastic surgery because this procedure is known for achieving outstanding results. Women can enhance their natural shape with breast implants carefully selected for their body-type and lifestyle. As popular as breast augmentation is, deciding to undergo surgery is a big choice to make. One of the aspects of the journey […]

Me Time is Not a Lost Cause

A few years ago, we began hearing about the necessity for moms to take their own version of a time-out now and then. For the past several decades, mothers have worked hard to maintain a balance between their home lives and their work lives. Recently, this balance got shaken up for many of us. The […]

Tips to Manage Swelling after Blepharoplasty

Simple, minimally-invasive procedures like blepharoplasty are popular for several reasons. Outpatient eyelid rejuvenation surgery provides adults of all ages with lasting results that don’t require ongoing maintenance. Most people who undergo upper or lower blepharoplasty never have to repeat the procedure and many don’t require dermal fillers to reduce the appearance of undereye bags or […]

Can Saddlebags be Eliminated?

When we think of ways that most people may want to tune up their bodies, we may come up with several ideas. While not usually near the top of the list, the complaint of saddlebags is often brought up to plastic surgeons. “Saddlebags” is the term given to excess fat around the hips and upper, […]

Liposuction Can Help You Keep Your Resolution

Now that we are more than halfway to the summer months, many people are looking back to their new year’s resolutions. At the beginning of the year, one of the most common goals that are made is to lose weight. This usually coincides with getting fit, though what that looks like is different for everyone. […]

We’ve Got Ways to Refresh Your Eyes. Take a Look!

We all eventually see signs of aging around our eyes. The skin here is so delicate that, by the age of 35, many people start to see fine lines, puffiness, and even heaviness in the upper eyelids. Wherever you are in your level of concern about aging eyes, know that solutions are available to you. […]

Is CoolSculpting Better Than Liposuction?

When you make the best possible food choices and you exercise several days a week, you have the right to expect a certain physique. To do cleanses and detoxes, restrictive dieting, and burpees (perhaps the worst of them all!) and not see the sculpted abs or thighs you have envisioned is incredibly frustrating. This is […]

Addressing the Big Picture of Mommy Makeover Recovery

Mommy Makeover treatment offers significant advantages, such as minimal recovery and maximum rewards. These benefits come from the combination of 2 or more procedures, such as liposuction and breast augmentation, to sculpt the body into better proportions. Understandably, many women who are interested in achieving the results a Mommy Makeover has to offer are also […]

A Mommy Makeover is Only for You

Plastic Surgery procedures have existed for many years. Since they became common in the United States, cosmetic techniques like facelifts and body contouring have suffered a particular stigma. This doesn’t exist everywhere. In Brazil, for example, a woman’s interest in body contouring after pregnancy is met with positivity and a perception of self-enhancement. In our […]

Even Our Skin Needs a BFF!

The BFF, best friend forever; the person we can turn to whether we need to laugh or cry. What would life be without at least one solid Bestie to rely on? We can’t even imagine. While we know what our BFF does for us, we don’t often consider that our skin may need one of […]

When Light is Good for Your Skin

Enlarged pores. Acne scars. Acne. Spider veins on the face. Spots. Oh, the spots! Do any of these problems greet you when you look in the mirror? If so, you’re not alone. These are some of the common signs of cosmetic imperfections that most people develop at some point. They are partially related to aging […]

What is Gynecomastia?

The medical terms used by your doctor and other healthcare providers may sound funny and completely unnecessary. As they pertain to you, this could be true. Terms like gynecomastia aren’t jargon you should be expected to know. A better way to describe this condition would be “man boobs.” That’ how most people understand male breast […]

Your Mommy Makeover: After Surgery

A mommy makeover can be such an exciting experience but also one that creates some undue stress. We won’t mince words, recovery from multiple procedures can be a lot. However, the prospect is nothing to fear. As you think about having your mommy makeover, remember that thousands of women have gone before you. They have […]

Your Mommy Makeover: Before Surgery

Motherhood is inevitably going to change a woman’s body. For some women, the effects that pregnancy and breastfeeding have on the body are a source of frustration. Diet and exercise only go so far. Healthy habits cannot do anything for drooping or deflated breasts or separated abdominal muscles. This is why mommy makeover treatment is […]

Will a Nose Job Change my Face?

Many people express that they would like to change their nose. Clinical practice has taught the skilled plastic surgeon that when a person’s nose does not fit their face, that person has a difficult time seeing anything but the problem that is their nose. When the nose is crooked, large, humped, or simply out of […]

That Unwanted Fat Might Prove Beneficial

There are two concerns that seem to affect nearly every person at some point. One that we frequently hear is that there is too much fat on one or more areas of the body. Fat cells like to linger in places like the thighs, buttocks, and midsection. Another widespread concern is facial aging. This can […]

Prepare For Mega-Change with a Mommy Makeover

There are several aspects of life that change when a woman becomes a mother. Historically, her shape has been one of them. It doesn’t have to be. Whether you are chasing after toddlers or watching your children raise children, you can reclaim your body with a Mommy Makeover. Mommy Makeover treatment has become increasingly popular […]

Real Facts about Liposuction

Liposuction is a popular procedure through which many of our patients have achieved better body contours. This minimally-invasive surgery has been performed around the world for many years, and yet, the world wide web has brought about a bit of confusion regarding what is and isn’t possible with it. If you are contemplating how to […]

Is a Breast Lift Worth It?

Cosmetic surgery is an exciting journey. At the same time, there is no denying that undergoing plastic surgery means investing time and money you might utilize elsewhere. One of the questions we often get is how long the results of a particular procedure may last. Beneath that, what patients really want to know is whether […]

What You Can Do to Support Perky Breasts

Many women have a desire to enjoy perky breasts for the majority of their lifetime. Often, this desire is unconscious. We may not begin to recognize that we almost expect for our breasts to stay full and firm until they just aren’t that way anymore. Throughout the many changes a woman’s body goes through, is […]

Are You Regretting Those Lip Fillers?

Statistically, most people who get lip fillers are very happy with their results (over 95% according to RealSelf). However, this isn’t the case for every person. Even Kylie Jenner, who made lip enhancement mega-famous and created quite the uproar when she increased the volume of her lips to va-va-voom status, eventually cooled on the idea […]

Choosing the Right Rhinoplasty for Your Needs

Each year, thousands of searches for “rhinoplasty” or “nose job” are made online. Far fewer people act on their interest for a better nose than who seek information, which is good. A nose job is an enormous decision and one that should be made carefully. It is possible to undergo revision if needed after one […]

Which Way to a Sculpted Chin?

There are several ways in which the face changes with age. For many people, it is the visibility of submental fullness that troubles them the most. While we give a lot of attention to lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin, the double-chin often gets forgotten, except by those who wish they could forget about this problem. […]

Resolutions You Don’t Have to Tackle Alone

In the new year, many people have established habits that will help them reach their goals. We often hear from people who have resolved to feel better about their body. What this usually means is that they are going to spend more time in the gym or on their mat or on the pavement. It […]

Skin Care Ingredients: Highlight on Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a powerful ingredient around which many of the common dermal fillers we use have been developed. Often referred to as HA, hyaluronic acid is an organic carbohydrate molecule, meaning the body makes it naturally. The primary function of hyaluronic acid produced by the body is to lubricate the joints, eyes, connective tissue, […]

Labiaplasty: A Timeline for Recovery

Labiaplasty is a common type of vaginal rejuvenation that Dr. Regina Rosenthal is pleased to offer. The procedure focuses on the refinement of the inner labia and, in some cases, the outer labia. In light of the recent scrutiny of laser vaginal rejuvenation treatments, there is more reason to consider the long-term effects of a […]

Are You and Your Breast Implants Over? Here are Your Treatment Options!

More than 300,000 women received breast implants last year alone. That number demonstrates what many people know to be true: breast augmentation continues to be one of the leading cosmetic surgery procedures in our country. Over time, trends in body-type change. Also, a woman’s perspective and image of herself may transform through the years. Finally, […]

Misconceptions about Labiaplasty

As much as interest in labiaplasty has increased, we could say that misconceptions have arisen right alongside that. Although more labiaplasty procedures are being performed today, there are many more which aren’t taking place because some women stop short after hearing one of a few myths. Here, we address what those are so you can […]

Injectables after a Facelift: You Can and You Should!

Facial aging is a relatively complicated process. Because of this, there is no “quick fix” that will solve every person’s age-related cosmetic problems. In most cases, rejuvenating the face involves a handful of strategies. Furthermore, because aging is a process, anti-aging is, as well. Here, we want to dispel the common misconception that a facelift […]

Why Choose Liposuction

Body contouring is a hot trend at the moment and has been for some time. It is only recently, though, that devices have been manufactured to sculpt the body without surgery. In light of these developments, including devices like CoolSculpting and SculpSure, why is it that liposuction continues to be a leading cosmetic procedure? Here, […]

The Synergy of Neuromodulators and Dermal Fillers

There are several injectable products that are commonly used today. The most popular wrinkle reducer around is Botox, though Dysport is also available in our Campbell office. In addition to smoothing wrinkles with a neuromodulator, patients also often inquire about dermal fillers like Juvéderm to fill lines and creases. If you’re ready to dip your […]