San Jose Plastic Surgeon
2400 Samaritan Drive, Suite 103
San Jose, California 95124-3910 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

$90. All consultations are done personally with Dr. Press

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Press has hospital affiliations at Good Samaritan Hospital, El Camino Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Microbiology, University of Iowa
    Medical: MD, University of Iowa College of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, University of Minnesota, 1985
    Plastic Surgery, New York University, 1987

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Blog Posts and Articles

My thoughts on the Lifestyle Lift

"What do you think of Lifestyle Lifts?" This is a question regularly asked of me by patients who are considering facelifts. The reason is clear: the widespread and pervasive television and print advertisements extolling the virtues of this supposedly simple and quick procedure, complete with before and after photographs illustrating dramatic rejuvenative results. So, what do I think of this constantly publicized procedure? The short answer is, "Not much, because I don't know what it...

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Is It Necessary to Wear a Girdle After Tummy Tuck?

I have been performing abdominoplasties for 25 years and have never used a postoperative binder or girdle. Suction drains are always used with... READ MORE

I have involuntary wide opened eyes. It looks scary to see me. Can I treat my eye disorder?

One of the more common causes of a wide-eyed "staring" appearance. It can be easily diagnosed with simple blood tests. I would have this ruled out... READ MORE

Can you tell me if this is a reaction to a stitch or an infection? (photo)

This is not normal. You need to see a plastic surgeon, ophthalmic plastic surgeon, or facial plastic surgeon. This looks like a small abscess that... READ MORE

I'm 15 yrs old. Bulging prominent eyes surgery? (photo)

You are correct, you do have prominent eyes. There is scleral show (visible white of the eyes below the cornea) and a negative vector (your cornea is... READ MORE

High Incision Scars and Hypertrophic Scarring, What Can I Do? (photo)

It can take up to a year for these scars to mature. The fact that they are not exactly in the crease is not a huge problem. Try using something... READ MORE

Breast Lift and Implants... One or Two Procedures?

This is a topic of debate among plastic surgeons and there is no right answer. Some surgeons feel that it is fine to do this at one sitting, while... READ MORE

Had a Breast Reduction and Lift 10 Days Ago. Nipples Extremely Sore is This Normal?

Many patients who undergo breast reduction find their nipples to be hypersensitive for several weeks after surgery, as the nerves that supply... READ MORE

Can I Use Fat Injections or Fillers Like Juviderm to Plump Up the Ripples in my Breast Implant? (photo)

-All implants ripple, saline more obviously than silicone -The ripples you have are in a very common location near the chest wall. ... READ MORE

Brow lift or eye lift?

Short answer: eyelid surgery will not get rid of your glabellar creases (the 11s). Whether you need a browlift, a blepharoplasty, both, or neither... READ MORE

Is it harder to get a good result over age 60 when you have a facelift? They seem to be more effective on younger people

As a general rule, the younger you are when you have a facelift, the longer the results will last. However, it is impossible to predict the longevity... READ MORE

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