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Plastic Surgery Booms Despite Pandemic

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The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is changing many things for our society. From social-distancing rules to canceling summer travel plans to mask mandates to how kids go to school to even how we shop for groceries, there's no doubt that things are different, and they're different here in our office, too. We're not just talking about extra COVID-19 safety protocols, however. We're talking about increased demand in plastic surgery procedures!

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Gain Confidence


Undeniably, losing weight has great benefits: Your overall health is improved, your clothes fit better and your confidence increases. But, when you lose weight, you may gain something else: loose skin. And loose skin can mean increased feelings of self-consciousness and more worries about how your clothes are going to fit. One solution for excess skin is surgery, but what happens when you don't have a lot of excess skin to remove but still want to tighten up? You turn to BodyTite skin-tightening offered by Dr. Jack Peterson, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon in Topeka.

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Tips for Choosing the Best Plastic Surgeon


Choosing a plastic surgeon is one of the most difficult and stressful parts of getting cosmetic surgery. The choice you make for your surgeon will influence your life for years to come, and whether or not that influence is a positive or negative one depends on the surgeon you choose. The right plastic surgeon could change your life for the better, while an inexperienced one could leave you with poor results, leading to additional costs, time, and heartache. Luckily plastic surgery has become more and more popular in recent years, and surgeons have increased in quantity and skill because of this. 

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Summer Bodies Are Made in Spring


Summer brings a lot of things: higher temperatures, sunshine and summer vacations. But for some, summer brings feelings of dread, too. Dread over the fact that it is bathing suit, shorts and tanktop season. If that makes you cringe, you're not alone. Many people feel the same way. But you don't want to stay inside all summer, and honestly, you're going to look silly wearing a sweatshirt at the pool. Instead of shying away from summer, embrace it confidently with a little help from Dr. Jack Peterson.

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Not Just for Women Anymore


When you think about the Brazilian Butt-Lift surgery, you probably think it is for women only. But did you know that men also get the procedure? An increasing number of men are asking for the BBL because they want a better-looking butt, or they just want to increase the size of their buttocks to keep their pants up (this really is a request!). If you're a man and you want fuller-looking buttocks, Dr. Peterson can help.

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A Ripple Effect


You probably already know that plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures can change how you look, but what else can they change? According to some researchers, additional benefits of plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments include job promotions, attracting potential new partners, gaining friends, and even increasing the change of being elected to office. Find out the benefits of plastic surgery procedures and the benefits of using Dr. Jack Peterson in this blog.

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Go Beyond the Search Engine


There is no doubt that the demand for plastic surgery is growing. More than 17.5 million cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures were performed in 2017, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons predicts that number was even higher for 2018. Although plastic surgery procedures are in demand, searching for the right plastic surgeon can be a little intimidating. Find out how to select the best plastic surgeon for you (p.s., we think it's Dr. Jack Peterson) with these tips.

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Finish the Journey


Losing a large amount of weight - whether through a healthy diet, regular exercise routine or weight-loss surgery - is no easy feat. Significant weight loss often comes with a lot of work, a change in habits and a test of patience. Significant weight loss can also come with the unintended consequence of loose skin.

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Eliminate Excess Skin

Have you lost a significant amount of weight? If so, congratulations! Are you struggling with excess skin after weight loss? Have you considered a body-lift procedure to remove excess skin and reshape your body? If you're thinking about a body-lift procedure but are unsure if you're a good candidate, read on!

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What to Ask Before Having Plastic Surgery

You’ve researched your plastic surgery procedure, checked on your plastic surgeon to see if he or she is board certified and licensed to perform your plastic surgery, and you’ve even checked to see if your doctor has privileges at your local hospital. You’ve asked all the right questions - about the cost, recovery time and how to maximize your results. But have you asked your plastic surgeon for references? Find out why Dr. Peterson recommends that you ask (and contact) your plastic surgeon’s previous patients.

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Aging, Gravity Can Affect Plastic Surgery Results

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Aging and gravity affect us all - and all parts of our bodies. Skin sags, parts of the body begin to droop or fall a bit, and the skin does not look as young as it used to. While plastic surgery can help restore shape to the body, improve aesthetics and return parts to their natural position, these areas can still be affected by factors like age, weight and gravity. It's true. Dr. Peterson performs many different plastic surgery treatments and reminds patients of some important things to consider to maintain results after surgery. 

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Stats Show Surprising Increase in Body Surgery

The demand for breast-reduction surgeries has increased, according to new statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

The organization recently published its annual report, Plastic Surgery Statistics, and showed that there were 43,635 reduction mammaplasty procedures performed in 2017, an 11 percent increase over the previous year.

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Beyond Cosmetics: Plastic Surgery for Burn Scars

When most people think about plastic surgery, they think about procedures such as lip injections, Botox, breast implants and other aesthetic or anti-aging procedures. They likely do not think about plastic surgery being used to restore form and function to the damaged skin and tissue of individuals who have suffered serious burns.

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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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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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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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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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