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Know the Difference Between Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery?

What is plastic surgery? Depending on who you are talking to, the term plastic surgery can mean a lot of different things. Many people consider plastic surgery just unnecessary procedures to make someone look better. Technically, "plastic surgery" covers two kinds of sub-specialties: cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Dr. Peterson performs both cosmetic and reconstructive facial and body procedures.

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Breast-Reduction Surgery Can Reduce Pain, Numbness

Do you have pain in your neck, back or bra strap area caused by large breasts? If you're experiencing pain, rashes or skin irritation caused by large breasts, it may be time to consider having a breast reduction. Dr. Peterson has extensive experience performing the breast-reduction procedure and other breast surgeries. Read on to see if you may be a good candidate.

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Valentine's Day Is a Great Time to Show Skin Some Love

You've probably just started to relax after a fast-paced holiday season, but don't get too comfortable. Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and it is a good time to think about doing something special for the one you love. Before you rush out and buy a gift or plan a romantic evening out for your partner, Dr. Peterson wants you to consider someone else you love this Valentine's Day: yourself! Dr. Peterson encourages all patients to take the time this Valentine's Day to love their skin.

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Don't Do It: DIY Plastic Surgery

In this day and age, you can buy virtually everything you want on the Internet: clothes, personal care products, cars, pets and even your groceries. But what about buying tools for do-it-yourself cosmetic procedures? Yes, you can buy those, too.

According to The Plastic Surgery Channel, an online media outlet that shares doctor-delivered news, information and opinions about plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures for consumers, some people are skipping plastic surgery completely and opting instead to pursue the look they want using wearable devices like smile-trainers, lip re-shapers, jaw-enlargers and nasal-slimmers at home.

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Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2018

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) predicts that labiaplasty, a new type of Botox, a new nonsurgical breast-lift procedure and new ways to use dermal fillers will be the hottest procedures in plastic surgery for 2018.

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Talking About 'Tech Neck'

Is your smartphone making your neck sag? A group of conditions commonly known as "tech neck," caused by hunching over a computer keyboard or cell phone, can certainly cause pain and posture problems, but did you know your cell phone habit may also cause premature aging of the neck, loose skin and sagging jowls? Dr. Peterson offers several procedures to reduce premature neck aging.

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Best Face Forward: Find Out the Best Facial Procedures

Are you considering lip injections but have questions or concerns that are holding you back from going for it? Are you wondering what products are the best for plumping your pout? Want to know if your lip injections will last long term? Or are you worried that lip injections won't feel natural? If you're thinking about lip injections and are afraid to take the plunge, you can rest assured you are in great and experienced hands with Dr. Peterson.

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Round or Teardrop: What Is the Best Breast Implant Shape?

Is 2018 the year that you get breast implants? If you're researching breast augmentation options, you've likely considered questions like "Should I get silicone or saline?", "Will my implant scars be visible?" and "What is the best implant size for my body?"

Dr. Peterson frequently hears these questions and many others when consulting with women who want breast implant surgery. Another question that patients often ask is "What shape of breast implant is right for me?"

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Know the Difference Between Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

After experiencing pregnancy, gestational diabetes and the loss of her baby at nine months pregnant, Linn Rowell of North Philadelphia decided to change her look and hoped to change her life with a Brazilian butt-lift.

Rowell's story was recently featured on NBC 10 Philadelphia.

Rowell researched cosmetic surgeons and finally found Dr. Ayman Shanine, a New York gynecologist with a cosmetic surgeon license and an office near Rowell, to do the procedure.

Rowell was excited about her procedure until she saw a patient of Shanine’s on the E! television show "Botched," seeking a fix for a procedure performed by Shanine.

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'Thighlighting': The Next Big Thing in Plastic Surgery?

Many people get inspiration for their plastic surgery procedures from their favorite celebrities - to get lips like Kylie Jenner, a butt like Jennifer Lopez and even cheekbones like Ivanka Trump. Now women in Hollywood are turning to their plastic surgeons for procedures to give their thighs and legs the shape and curves of stars like Gigi Hadid and Taylor Swift.

The newest trend in plastic surgery is a mix of procedures known as "thighlighting."

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Fact or Fiction: Plastic Surgery Myths

There are many myths when it comes to plastic surgery, and most of them stem from misinformation posted on the Internet. Before heading to Dr. Google to get information about the procedure you want, you should research the procedure and providers like Dr. Peterson through legitimate medical sources.

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Lip Service: Learn About Lip Injections

Are you considering lip injections but have questions or concerns holding you back from going for it? Are you wondering what products are the best for plumping your pout? Want to know if your lip injections will last long term? Or are you worried that lip injections won't feel natural? If you're thinking about lip injections and are afraid to take the plunge, you can rest assured you're in great and experienced hands with Dr. Peterson.

Read on to learn answers to common questions about lip injections.

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Matte Lipstick Means Great Lips

The popularity of matte lipstick is growing – and for a good reason. This highly pigmented product is available in a wide range of colors and yields more dramatic results than other lipstick options. When applied correctly, matte lipstick leaves a noticeable mark on the mouth, giving lips a beautiful, velvet-like finish. But if you misuse it, your lips may end up looking flaky, and your smile may look flat.

Follow these tips to apply matte lipstick for great-looking lips.

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Women Around the World Rushing to Look Like Ivanka Trump

First families have long influenced America’s fashion trends and hairstyles, but the newest first family is prompting some women to get plastic surgery, according to E! News.  

Move Over, Kardashians

For a decade, the Kardashian sisters were the epitome of beauty and style. Many women around the world sought plastic surgery procedures to get more prominent lips to look like Kylie or bigger backsides to look like Kim.

But times have changed.

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Seniors Seeking Plastic Surgery Procedures More Than Ever

Television personality Megyn Kelly found out earlier this year that actress Jane Fonda does not shy away from the spotlight – until asked about plastic surgery.

On her show, Megyn Kelly Today, Kelly pressed Fonda to discuss her plastic surgery procedures. Fonda staunchly refused to discuss the topic, instead steering the conversation to her upcoming film.

Although Fonda chose not to discuss her plastic surgery past, many seniors are talking about and choosing to undergo plastic surgery.

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Erase the Face of Holidays Past

We know fall has barely just begun, but holidays are on the horizon. That means it’s time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Peterson to freshen up your face and skin before the fast pace of Christmas card pictures, family gatherings, office parties and holiday get-togethers begin. These skin procedures will have you looking great till the new year.

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If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is

We are living in the anti-aging age: Most people want to stay looking young and thin, and reverse the signs of aging as much as they can. The overwhelming desire to look more youthful often leads to a rise in procedures that make promises of fast fixes when it comes to correcting fine lines, getting rid of fat or perking up your posterior. These procedures yield little to no results, and some of them also leave you at risk of serious complications. Dr. Peterson recommends that patients looking for anti-aging or body-shaping treatments select only FDA-approved procedures performed by board-certified plastic surgeons.

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Don't Fear Forehead Wrinkles

You probably experience a range of emotions every day, and with that, you probably make a range of facial expressions. According to a 2014 study from The Ohio State University, humans can make 21 distinct facial expressions that convey happiness, sadness, surprise, shock and anger. These expressions also cause your forehead to wrinkle temporarily, but over time these temporary lines can develop into permanent creases. Dr. Peterson can help keep your forehead wrinkle-free through skin-rejuvenating treatments. 

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Pregnant Women Should Wait to Have Plastic Surgery Procedures

Kylie Jenner may lose her famous pout due to her pregnancy, according to the U.K.’s The Metro. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star announced her pregnancy in September. A plastic surgery expert who has worked with Jenner previously recommends that she stop using dermal fillers during her pregnancy, because the implications of dermal fillers during pregnancy are unknown.

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'Boob Goggles' Give Patients a New View Before Surgery

New virtual reality goggles are giving potential plastic surgery patients a glimpse of what they would look like with breast implants, according to the U.K.’s The Mirror. The ground-breaking technology, dubbed "boob goggles," launched in England earlier this year. The virtual reality goggles allow patients to view themselves with different-sized breast implants using simulation.

Patients who have used the technology say seeing their simulated image helped to quell nervousness and anxiety before their surgery. The users also felt that their simulated image matched their post-op results.

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