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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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Plastic Surgery - Not Just For Women

Think plastic surgery is just for women? Think again. More men are having plastic surgery procedures and treatments than ever before, according to new statistics. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, men are seeking out Botox, brow-lifts, male breast-reduction surgery and even liposuction procedures. A study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery reveals that nearly one-third of men were "extremely likely" to consider undergoing plastic and cosmetic procedures.

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Does Sunscreen Go Bad?

Summer is in full swing! While you're making plans for vacation and other fun things, take a moment to think about sunscreen. While you're hunting down the tube of SPF 30 you bought last year (or was it the year before?), you may be asking yourself, "How long should I keep sunscreen before I have to throw it out?"

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Eliminate Unwanted Chin Fat

Do you look like your Aunt Bertha? Same eyes, same color hair, same double chin? If you love everything about your face, but dislike that fullness that age (or genetics) has given you, you are not alone. Over 80 percent of individuals with a fullness of the face or a double chin report disliking their appearance. If this is you and you've been just living with your double chin, you may want to think about Kybella.

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The 411 on Fillers

If you’re considering dermal fillers or botulinum toxins to turn back time (or at least slow it down), you’re not alone. Cosmetic injectables were up over 8 percent in 2016 from the previous year, and there’s no sign of that demand decreasing at Dr. Peterson’s office. These procedures are popular because they’re a minimally invasive way to reduce or erase fine lines and wrinkles, can be used on many areas of the face, and can give patients the results they want pretty quickly. But exactly how fast do they work and how long do they last?

When Will I See Results of My Filler or Injectable? 

One thing to remember about dermal fillers or other types of injectables is that they are not magic wands that instantly erase aging. Although there are a few fillers that begin to transform your face in just a few days, the majority of products develop to their full benefit over a few weeks.

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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


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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Microdermabrasion Recovery Tips

Thinking about microdermabrasion as a way to rejuvenate your skin and erase blemishes, signs of sun damage, acne scars or large pores?Microdermabrasion exfoliates the skin using microcrystals to slough away dead, damaged and dull skin cells. Microdermabrasion is an excellent way to freshen your face and get great skin, but you can maximize your results with a few simple tips from Dr. Peterson to help you recover and see results quickly.

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Rest, Recover and Eat Right After a Tummy Tuck

So, you've scheduled your tummy tuck procedure with Dr. Peterson and you're getting everything ready for your recovery. Maybe you've got your work duties covered, arranged for child care and got help for household chores, but have you thought about what you're going to eat right after your procedure? Since your recovery will require you to rest and be in bed after your surgery, you should adjust your diet during your downtime.

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Laser Hair Removal 101

Sick of shaving? Scared of waxing? Not a fan of Nair? If you're tired of dealing with body hair, you have another option with Dr. Peterson and laser hair-removal treatment. If you're skeptical or nervous about having the laser hair procedure, here are a few things that may convince you to make the call for a consultation:

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Selfies: Truth or Funhouse Mirror?

Snapping selfies may be negatively affecting self-esteem, because while smartphone cameras are relatively advanced, the images they produce distort how you look, according to researchers at Rutgers University.

The researchers are concerned that this distortion may be causing people to see flaws that are not there.

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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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Can Dermal Fillers Be Reversed?

Thinking about dermal filler injections to smooth out lines and wrinkles or restore sunken areas of your face? Or do you want to try fillers to boost your lip volume or contour your cheeks?

When administered by board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Peterson, dermal fillers can be an excellent and versatile way for men and women to reduce the signs of aging, but what if you go to a less qualified provider and don't like what you see after getting your fillers?

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Sagging Eyelids May Mean It Is Time for Eyelid Surgery

Take a good look at your face. What do you see? Are your eyelids drooping? If your eyelids are drooping and sagging and impeding your vision or making you look older or tired, it might be time to look (see what we did there?) at the blepharoplasty eyelid-lift procedure. If you're on the fence about having eyelid surgery, consider these three eye-opening insights.

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Microdermabrasion Recovery Tips

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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Will Photo Filters Mean the End of the Face-Lift?

Women in the U.K. are skipping plastic surgery and opting for social media filters instead, according to research from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

In its annual statistics, the organization reported that there were 28,315 cosmetic surgical procedures in 2017, an almost 8 percent decrease compared to 2016. Face-lift procedures for women alone dropped 44 percent.

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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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BRA Day October 21, 2015

BRA Day October 21, 2015

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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