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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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Living with Less


Many people think that bigger is better? In some cases, it sure is, but more isn't always better when it comes to having bigger breasts. Why? Well, large and pendulous breasts can result in red marks on your shoulders; chronic pain in the neck, back and shoulders; yeast and skin infections under the breast; and overall frustration over clothes. Doesn't sound like much fun, does it? If this is your experience, you don't have to live in discomfort; you have options.

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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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Consider These Questions


So, you're ready to make a move. That's great! We know it has likely taken awhile to come to your decision, and you've probably put a lot of time, effort and research into the process. So, we congratulate you on getting this far.

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Try Them on for Size


If you purchase something without trying it on and need an adjustment here or there, you can probably find someone to make your item fit you better. But, isn't it easier to try something on first to see if it is the right size? 

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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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Take It All Off


If you've been living with gynecomastia and dealing with it by keeping your shirt on, covering up and avoiding relationships, you need to keep two things in mind: Living life covered up is not really living, and you are not alone. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, one in four men between the ages of 50 and 69 is living with gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts. You also need to know that Dr. Peterson can help. By undergoing treatment for gynecomastia, you can shed sweatshirts and feelings of self-consciousness and get back to living life to the fullest. Here is some information from Dr. Peterson that will help you optimize your treatment and ensure great results.

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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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What's the Difference?


Plastic surgery can be confusing. There are many different names of procedures, and terms can be used interchangeably. And don't all dermal fillers do the same thing, anyway? It turns out that because the terminology is so loose, many people do not understand the difference between procedures. Dr. Jack Peterson works to educate patients looking for plastic surgery in Topeka.

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Considering Plastic Surgery? Don't Put Off That Procedure


Are you on the fence about having a cosmetic procedure? You're not alone. Many men and women think about having a cosmetic procedure for months or even years before scheduling. If you want to make a change, but you're not sure about what changes to make, read on.

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411 About Fat


Fat. It isn't something that most people want to talk about or even think about. It is something that most people want to banish forever, and it can frequently be a source of embarrassment for some people. But, fat is showing up more and more in plastic surgery treatments and aesthetic procedures in the form of fat transfers. So why are fat procedures gaining in popularity, and are they the best way to perform every procedure?

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A Word About Mammograms


Since mammograms become a recommended method of screening for breast cancer in the late 1980s, the death rate from breast cancer has dropped by 30 percent. As imaging technology has advanced in the last forty years, mammograms have become better and increasingly accurate, making them still one of the most effective methods of early detection. Though mammograms are proven to be very beneficial, the rate of mammograms is declining. Here are seven reasons why some women are putting it off, and one reason why you shouldn't.

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Is It Time for a Change?

Plastic surgery isn't always about making a dramatic change. Sometimes patients seek out plastic surgery procedures to fix something very minor or change something small about themselves. Of course, these small changes can make a significant impact on not only how someone looks, but also how they feel about themselves. Dr. Jack Peterson is a board-certified and experienced plastic surgeon who knows all about how less can be more.

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Get Back to Pre-Pregnancy Shape

There is no doubt that pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding mean big changes for the body. Women often experience weight gain, changes in their shape, damage to their abdominal muscles and fluctuations in their breast size as a result of these phases. For other women, these changes can be long-lasting, which can be frustrating, especially after they are done having children. Dr. Jack Peterson can help with body-shaping procedures.

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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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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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