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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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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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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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Turkey and Treadmills | Ways to Get Ready for the Holidays

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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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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Plastic Surgery May Prompt Patients to Quit Smoking

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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Make Rhinoplasty Recovery as Smooth as Possible

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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Life After Lipo: How to Maintain Results

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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Plastic Surgery Post-Op: What to Expect in Recovery

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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Plastic Surgery Post-Op: What to Expect in Recovery

Staying up to date and informed about new and exciting plastic surgery procedures is an important part of Dr. Peterson’s practice. One such exciting procedure is fat transfers, which have increased by 13 percent since 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Fat transfers are on the cutting edge of plastic surgery and are improving the outcomes of many plastic surgery procedures.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Reduce Risk With Lifestyle Changes

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when breast cancer research organizations around the world shine a spotlight on the disease and raise money for research, diagnosis and treatment. Another important goal of the month is to promote prevention by sharing strategies and tips that help to lower the risk of developing the disease.

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

Plastic surgery can make you look like a different person, but a new study from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, says plastic surgery can also help people stop smoking. The Canadian researchers found that patients who quit smoking before their plastic surgery procedure were more likely to stop smoking for good.

Plastic surgeons frequently ask their patients to quit smoking for a minimum of two weeks before their surgery to facilitate healing and minimize the risk of complications and infection.

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Look for Licensed Providers

People searching for a plastic surgeon should look beyond social media, says a Northwestern University Study. Researchers from the university found that board-certified plastic surgeons posted only 17.8 percent of the 1.8 billion plastic surgery-related posts on Instagram.   

For Safety's Sake

The researchers investigated 21 of the most popular hashtags related to plastic surgery, including #plasticsurgery, #facelift and #liposuction.

While board-certified plastic surgeons posted only 17.8 percent of content, the remaining 82.2 percent came from otolaryngologists, dermatologists, general practitioners, general surgeons and dentists, as well as salons, spas and aestheticians.

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Can Chewing Gum Get Rid of a Double Chin?

Trying to get rid of a double chin on your own can be pretty frustrating. Age makes your chin skin go slack, and the fat in your chin is stubborn and refuses to tone. Genetics also play a big part in that pesky double chin (thanks, mom!). Dr. Peterson sees many people who want to erase excess fat below their jaw line. 

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Can Pore Size Really Be Changed?

Skin goes through many changes as we age. Collagen production slows down, skin becomes less elastic, and wrinkles and creases seem to form much faster. One other effect of aging is that our pores get larger, causing our complexions to look bumpy and blotchy. If your pores have increased in size because of aging, sun damage or acne, Dr. Peterson offers several skin solutions for you.

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Facial Fat Transfers Increasing in Popularity

Facial fat transfers are increasing in popularity – especially in combination with face-lift surgeries. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that in 2016, facial fat transfers – alone or in conjunction with face-lift surgeries – increased by 13 percent over 2015.  Dr. Peterson uses fat to enhance the face-lift procedure and give patients powerful anti-aging benefits.

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