Bay Area Plastic Surgeon
911 Moraga Rd., Ste. 205
Lafayette, California 94549 US
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5 out of 5 stars Belotero

She fixed my Botox drooping forehead and eyelids!

My old doctor was 3hrs. away after I moved, but I still would make the drive to see her as it is hard to trust just anyone with your face... As it turned out I had 20 units of Botox injected into my forehead, and another 15 between my eyes. I believe it was just too much for me. I am not a regular user, and only did it cause I had a few spacial occasions coming up. Well a few days after I got...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Facelift at 51

Dr Persons and her staff are very attentive ..I love Jennie her assistant...Dr Persons is wonderful!

47 years Young. 3 kids. Ready to bring SEXY back.

I've worked with Dr. Persons previously and she and her staff are amazing. She is an Artist and does wonderful work.

2 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Office review: The actions or lack of speak for themselves

Made an appointment for meeting the dr to discuss having a procedure. I waited, waited a nurse came in and said it wouldn't be long and to distract me with idle chit chat. After 45 minutes I walked out and told the receptionist this was unacceptable for a first meeting and impression.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Facelift - Bay Area, CA

Dr. Barbara Persons is intelligent, intuitive, and a perfectly trained M.D., Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. She has a "second sense" ability to know just what her patients need. My experience with Dr. Persons has been nothing short of fantastic. She is caring and talented, and a perfectionist, all while assuring her patients and making us feel comfortable. Dr. Persons can take care of...

5 out of 5 stars Age Spots Treatment

A - Lafayette, CA

I went to Dr. Persons for Age Spot Treatment. Her office is very professional and all procedures are explained throughly. I have been very pleased with my results. Her line of products help maintain my skins appearance and tone.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

62 Year Old Woman's Birthday Present from Sister - Lafayette, CA

Dr. Barbara Persons satisfied me beyond my expectations. She is meticulous, and dedicated to the art of beauty she did things that I never expected or thought possible. I have so much confidence now and feel so much younger. Her staff is superb, they are warm answer every question and go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable at every stage of the procedure. At my post op visit I had a laser facial to reduce redness and scarring, and a hyro facial at no charge! I would recommend Dr. Persons to anyone who wants the best surgeon who truly cares about her patients.

5 out of 5 stars Arm Lift

Bye Bye Bat Wings - Lafayette, CA

Cannot recommend her highly enough. She actually listens to what her patients have to say!

29 Year Old Mommy Makeover - Lafayette, CA

I’m 29 and a mom of two great boys. My husband is very supportive of anything that makes me feel happy and beautiful. After our second child I had a hard time shedding the baby weight. At over 200 pounds in January 2015, I decided to kick it into gear and work on getting healthy. While I’m still a bit from by goal weight I’ve lost over 30 pounds this year. As with a lot of the ladie...

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Personal Statement

A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with extensive experience and training in all areas of plastic surgery.
A focus on both cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries of the face and breasts and body contouring with a mission to care for the community.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Awards & Recognition

Local's Choice for Health Care, James Harvey Hendrix Jr. Lectureship in General Surgery Clinical Research Competition First Place, Nevada Resident Research Competition, American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, Humanism & Excellence in Medicine, Dean's Office Research Award, US Public Health Service Scholarship, Lyndon Baines Scholarship Award, University of California Provost Honors

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Persons has hospital affiliations at John Muir Medical Center located in Walnut Creek and San Ramon Regional Medical Center located in San Ramon .


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Biochemistry / Cell Biology, University of California at San Diego
    Medical: MD, University of Vermont Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery, University of Nevada Las Vegas
    Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, Breast, Aesthetic and Laser Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center

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Blog Posts and Articles

Botox, Dysport, And Fillers 101

A friend had just finished a high level business meeting with two women. He said, “What is it about 40-year-old women who have been overdone?” Hewas talking about people that have gone overboard on injectable treatments such as fillers and Botox. My initial thought... he doesn’t realize that these women are not forty-something. They do look younger than their 50 years, but they look overdone. This is indeed a problem, and it’s becoming a more common problem that I am being asked to fix ...

Breast Augmentation

As women, we have a relationship with our breasts throughout our lives. Size, sensation, position, breast feeding and even breast cancer affect this relationship. One in seven seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It effects how we feel about our breasts. They are an integral part of our femininity and our sexuality. While breast implants are quite safe and very lovely when performed well, they are medical devices. They must be monitored and changed out...

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Breast Augmentation Recovery: What Can I Expect?

Overall, I find that one of the most important parts of preparing my patients for surgery is telling them what to expect afterwards. I am glad to see... READ MORE

Why is my Incision Tearing Open 4 Weeks Post Breast Reduction?

Dear Brooklyn Mom, I'm willing to bet you are not the only one losing sleep about this situation. Postoperative complications are truly... READ MORE

Beyonce's Hips and Kardashian's Butt Through Brazilian Butt Lift?

First, great question. It is so wonderful to watch as the perception of what is beautiful in a woman's body evolves. Often patient's ask about... READ MORE

Breast Implant Removal Recovery

First, one can definitely remove implants without general anesthesia. Yes, it could be done with only "straight local", but I would say most surgeons ... READ MORE

4 weeks post op, are my breasts healing and dropping correctly? (Photo)

Thanks for including multiple photos, including pre-op pictures. In one photo, things looked normal and fine to me. In one other photo, I noticed some... READ MORE

375cc or 400cc Implants for Breast Augmentation?

To be honest, the range you are talking about is really up to your surgeon. As a patient, you should't be expected to choose the exact implant profile... READ MORE

How long before revision brow lift? (Photo)

It is always good to hear about a positive experience with a surgeon as you report 17 years ago; I can understand why you might want to return to... READ MORE

I have some very visible scar puckering after neck and jowl lift. Is this normal?

All the changes you are describing are completely normal 8 days after surgery. In fact, I consider these changes to be normal for several weeks.The... READ MORE

Is it normal to have slight pain in the tip of the earlobe 4.5 weeks after a short scar face lift? It occurs only on one side.

The face is supplied by several nerve branches, and some of these control sensation in the ear; the potential for injury to these nerves is always... READ MORE

How Much is an Arm Lift and Can It Be Performed Under Local Instead of General?

A warm congratulations to you (and great user name!) Everything you are doing is positive, and at this stage it's perfectly appropriate to stop and... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Persons

Barbara L. Persons, MD, FACS has shared 151 before and after pictures with 220 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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33 Seconds of Restylane Silk: See This Young Woman's Lip Injection

This young woman gets Restylane Silk to fill out her lips. See the doctor's technique. WATCH VIDEO

Hit By a Semi at 25, This Doctor Shares Her Personal Surgery Experience

Dr. Barbara Persons shares her experience as both a doctor and a patient in this personal story. WATCH VIDEO

How Tight Will a Facelift Feel and What Is Normal?

Dr. Barbara Persons answers the tough question of how tight a facelift might feel in post-op. She notes a few actions that might be a bit difficult in the first few days. WATCH VIDEO

Recovery From a Facelift Takes Time: "It's Not Like a Lunchtime Lift"

Dr. Barbara Persons wants patients to know that the recovery process following any face surgery is going to be around 2 weeks. She stresses that listening to your own body is key. WATCH VIDEO

After a Facelift, Will I still Look Like Me?

Dr. Barbara Persons uses her own experience with facial reconstructive surgery to address the question of whether a patient will still feel like themselves after a facelift. WATCH VIDEO

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