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Acne Scars Don't Have to be Permanent

 Most people have struggled with acne at some point in their lives – whether as a teenager or as an adult. Most people have also been faced with acne scars that remain long after the blemish fades. Acne can leave emotional scars on many patients, too. Many patients feel self-conscious or embarrassed about the state of their skin. Dr. Peterson offers patients several skin rejuvenating treatments to erase acne scarring and leave skin smooth.

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Male Plastic Surgery is On The Rise

 When you think about the people who get plastic surgery, the first group that likely comes to mind is probably women. While women do indeed make up the majority of plastic surgery patients, the number of men choosing plastic surgery is on the rise. As a matter of fact, the rate of male plastic surgery procedures has increased over three hundred percent since 1997 to a total of almost ten million procedures performed in 2015. Dr. Peterson has seen an increase in men seeking plastic surgery and nonsurgical aesthetic options such as fillers or Botox.

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Tummy Tucks - When You Should Wait

Plastic surgeons performed over 127,000 tummy tucks in 2015, making it the fifth most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States. Tummy tucks, known medically as abdominoplasty, involve the surgical removal of fat deposits and extra skin from the abdominal area and result in a flatter, trimmer look. Dr. Peterson meets with many patients every year to talk about tummy tucks and to determine whether or not they are a candidate for this surgery.

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The Number of Men Seeking Cosmetic Procedures On the Rise

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that more men than ever before are asking their doctors for cosmetic injectables. One particular procedure on the rise is the injectable, botulinum toxin, known popularly as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin.

The number of men getting this cosmetic injectable reached 453, 281 in 2016 and represented 9.9 percent of the total number of procedures for men and women last year. Statistics provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons showed a 15 percent increase in male botulinum injections since 2000.

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Lip Reductions May Be the New Norm

Between 2000 and 2016, lip procedures to plump up pouts increased by 50 percent, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. New trends show that some patients are looking to take their lips in a new direction as lip reduction surgery is on the rise.

Lip reduction surgery involves the removal of skin from the lips from the area known as the vermillion border. The vermillion border is the edge of the lip that is between the lip and normal skin above or below the lip. The skin of the lip has less keratin than the rest of the skin, and as a result has a pink or red appearance. In some individuals, the vermillion border is very red, while in others it is very pink.

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Plastic vs Cosmetic Surgeon: What's the difference?

It seems like every year we hear about several cases of cosmetic surgery or aesthetic procedures gone wrong. Recently, a Dallas woman was convicted of murder after she administered injections of industrial-grade silicone to another woman in order to lift and reshape the victim’s buttocks. The injected silicone, which is used for construction and other home repair projects, was not approved for use in plastic surgery or any other medical treatment. Eventually, the silicone made its way to the victim’s lungs causing respiratory failure and death. Procedures like this and many others are performed around the country each year and can lead to poor final results and severe health complications- including death. Dr. Peterson is a board certified plastic surgeon and encourages all patients who are looking for plastic or aesthetic procedures to seek out board-certified physicians to ensure that their procedures are done by a physician with the proper training, credentialing and safety education. 

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Changing the Face of Aging: How Facelifts Alter Appearance

A recent study by Johns Hopkins University showed that women who have undergone facelift surgery not only appear younger, but also more attractive, more successful and healthier to other people. The study also shows that women who have had a facelift often also get out of traffic tickets or have more favorable court decision compared to their peers who have not had facial surgery.  

Study findings also showed that women who have had facelifts were more likely to be offered a job or be elected to political office more readily than before their surgeries. The study is thought to be the largest of its kind, and used 483 individuals to rate the appearance of 13 women before and after their facelift surgeries by viewing their photographs online.  

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Beauty Before Age: Why Millennials are Undergoing Plastic Surgery

The face of plastic surgery is getting younger, according to information from the American Academy for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The most recent statistics from the AAFPRS show that 64 percent of facial plastic surgeons saw an increase in millennial patients in the last few years.

The millennial generation has beat out the baby boomers as the largest generational group in the United States. Millennials number 75.4 million people, born between 1982 and 2004.

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Beyond the Breast Boost

For years, many breast augmentation patients were told that they had to have their implants removed and replaced every ten years to safeguard against wear and tear. While some patients are as dedicated to changing their implants as they are to changing their oil, not all patients have to have this surgical maintenance on such a strict schedule. 

Patients that need to have maintenance removal and replacement surgery typically have experienced a situation that would prompt such surgery. Typical situations include a leaking saline implant or the rupture of a silicone gel implant, the buildup of scar tissue in which the body forms a physical scar tissue barrier between the implant and the body, or the implant simply no longer looks good.

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You Don't Have to Live with Stretch Marks

Many people relate stretch marks to a side effect of pregnancy, but the truth is that any time the skin is stretched beyond its normal capacity, stretch marks develop. Some people get stretch marks as a result of rapid growth, extreme weight gain or from developing muscles lifting weights or body building. Some very lucky individuals experience fading of their stretch marks over time, but the majority of those who suffer these telltale stripes this is not the case. There is hope for treating stretch marks, however. This hope is called the SkinPen.

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What was Trending in Plastic Surgery in 2016

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Statistics 2016 Report, American plastic surgery patients sought cosmetic procedures at a rate 3 percent higher than they did in 2015. The report shows that 17.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2016, and last year’s numbers showed an increased demand for facial procedures, include facelift surgery and skin rejuvenating treatments.

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A History of Implants

As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Peterson naturally talks a lot about breast implants. He speaks of the implant procedure, implant options, implant positioning, and, well, you get the picture. He is also well-versed in the history of breast implants and has even helped to make history regarding this plastic surgery procedure by participating in a research panel that ultimately determined that silicone breast implants were indeed safe for use.

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Why the Brachioplasty May Benefit You

After significant weight loss, many patients are left with excess sagging skin in some areas. One area in particular that frequently sees excess skin is the upper arm area. Sagging, drooping skin does not change with diet or exercise; it requires a surgical intervention. This intervention is known as an arm lift, or brachioplasty, and it is one of the most desired procedures for patients who want to reshape their arms after they have experienced significant weight loss according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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Dispelling the Myths of Liposuction

In 2016, liposuction came in as the second most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States, according to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. They report that over 222,000 liposuction procedures were performed in all areas of the body ranging from the upper arms to the abdomen. The ability of liposuction to provide fast and long lasting results coupled with new advances that allow it to be performed on an outpatient basis make it a popular choice for many patients.

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Dr. Peterson: The Breast Augmentation Expert

For Dr. Peterson, breast augmentation is not a one size fits all procedure. Breast augmentation is a highly personalized surgery, with many variables to consider. Dr. Peterson must consider the patient’s size, frame, and breast shape along with their desired look. He also has to make sure that patients know the difference between silicone gel and saline implants, about their choice. Dr. Peterson is an expert in breast augmentation surgery and wants to make sure his patients understand their options and the procedure from start to finish.

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Just Say No to Nicotine Before Your Plastic Surgery

Many physicians tell their patients to give up nicotine – smoking it, chewing it, wearing it as a patch and even vaping it through popular e-cigarettes. The reason behind their advice is the significant health risks associated with using tobacco and other products that contain nicotine. Plastic surgeons also advise their patients to cease using tobacco and nicotine before and after their plastic surgery procedure – in order to protect their health, minimize risks during the procedure and ensure positive post-surgery results.

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Did You Know There Are Medical Benefits to Having a Tummy Tuck?

The tummy tuck is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States. For most tummy tuck patients, the decision to go under the knife is usually motivated by the desire to improve their appearance. While there are aesthetic benefits of the procedure, such as a new shape and a trimmer waistline, having a tummy tuck can also provide patients with significant medical benefits as well.

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Breast Lift Popularity on the Rise In Patients After Having Children

Breast implant procedures are the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States, with over 279,000 procedures performed in 2015. While implants dominate, another surgical breast procedure is slowly making its presence known. The number of patients opting to undergo mastopexy, also known as the breast lift, increased almost 90 percent from 2000 to 2015, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. As a matter of fact, the breast lift procedure is now the third most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States.

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2017 Plastic Surgery Predictions

We’ve spent a lot of time talking about what plastic surgery procedures were popular in 2016. Top procedures at Dr. Peterson’s office include breast augmentations, tummy tucks, dermal fillers, and even male breast reduction surgeries, just name just a few. This leaves us wondering if these procedures be as popular next year? Read on to find out the top five plastic plastic surgery predictions for 2017.

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Plastic Surgery Can Boost Self Esteem and Make You Feel Better About Yourself

In November, actress Kaley Cuoco, known for her role as Penny on the popular hit television series, Big Bang Theory, talked about her experience with plastic surgery. Not only did she reveal that she had a nose job and breast augmentation, but she also unabashedly said her decision to have these procedures was one of the best decisions that she had made for her career – and her life. Many plastic surgery patients feel the same as Cuoco regarding their own procedures. For many people, plastic surgery can boost self-esteem, confidence and improve their overall quality of life.

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