Barbara L Persons, MD, FACS
For Barbara L Persons, MD, FACS, going into Plastic Surgery was a calling. With more than 25 years in medicine and surgery, Dr. Persons is a highly experienced surgeon with extensive competency in the latest techniques. Dr. Persons is a plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgeon Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Her practice offers cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for both women and men and is the culmination of 20 years of training and service. Persons Plastic Surgery also provide the highest quality medical spa treatments, such as Botox, injectable filler (like Juvederm or Restylane), HydraFacial, facial and body laser treatments, and hair removal treatments.
Dedicated to The Field of Plastic Surgery
The opportunity to work closely with some of the world's authorities in Plastic Surgery was earned by Dr. Persons' medical excellence and dedication to the field. She was an Adult Craniofacial Fellow in 2006 under Marcus Walkinshaw, MD, FACS; and a Breast Aesthetic Fellow under John B. McCraw, MD, FACS in 2006.
She gives lectures nationally and internationally, participates in research trials, writes book chapters and journal articles, and volunteers on the clinical faculty at UC Davis. Plastic surgery is not just Dr. Persons’ vocation; it is her passion.
"For me, getting to change people’s lives is the biggest privilege and the best job in the entire world."
A Lifetime of Learning
Following Vallecito Grammar School, Stanley Middle School, and Acalanes High, Dr. Persons began studying for a career in medicine at University of California at San Diego, where she earned her degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Dr. Persons' education includes UCSD, Dartmouth, University of Vermont Medical School, UC Davis, UNLV.
A Personal History with Reconstructive Surgery
The Lafayette native was involved in a near-fatal car accident at the age of 25 and underwent more than 18 reconstructive surgeries. She saw firsthand the transformative ability of plastic surgery. Her comprehensive approach ensures that all Persons Plastic Surgery patients receive the best care and the most successful results possible.
Just recently Dr. Persons had the responsibility to repair a patient's face and skull following a violent crime. Once recovered, this man should be able to live his life without the constant reminder in the mirror of the violence he experienced. He even said his friends could not believe he had a gunshot wound to the face.
Dr. Persons opened Persons Plastic Surgery Inc.'s, Lafayette office in 2010 and took over the Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Center on Moraga Road on March 31, 2011.
Serving The Community
Serving the community has always been a driving force in Dr. Persons' life. After her residency, she spent two years serving in the U.S. Public Health Service Corps at Inscription House Health Center on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Northern Arizona. Eighty percent of her patients did not have electricity, running water or phones.
Dr. Persons' community focus is further reflected by her office accepting most insurance coverage as well as supporting the plastic surgery emergencies at the numerous hospitals in the East Bay, including John Muir, San Ramon Regional and Kindred Hospital in San Leandro.