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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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The Benefits of Using a Plastic Surgeon

Cosmetic surgeon. Plastic surgeon. Two things that mean the same thing, right? The two terms are often used interchangeably, and while most Americans would likely say, yes, they are the same, they actually are not the same thing at all. In fact, they are pretty different. Dr. Jack Peterson is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Find out how that sets him apart in this blog.

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Best Ways to Tighten the Skin


Struggling with sagging facial skin? Do you have jowls, wrinkles or creases? If you want to reverse the signs of facial aging, here's good news: There are many options for surgical face-lifts, non-invasive facial tightening and even facial exercises that may help revitalize your appearance and smooth your skin. But how do you know what really works? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions heard by Dr. Peterson about which treatments achieve long-lasting results.

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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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Time Out for Tummy Tucks

Want to recontour your midsection beyond the limits of liposuction? Think about a tummy tuck instead! The tummy tuck is a procedure designed to give you a shapelier physique by addressing conditions that may cause the midsection to be misshapen. Dr. Peterson performs the tummy tuck procedure and other body-shaping surgeries to give you the curves and contours you want.

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Still Time to Schedule Procedures for Summer

Summer is slowly winding down, but don't worry, there's still plenty of time left for swimming, vacations and fun. There is also still time to have minimally invasive aesthetic procedures, too! The summer is the perfect time to schedule the treatment you've been considering. Dr. Peterson offers a wide range of minimally invasive procedures that are great during the summer or any time of year.

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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

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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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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