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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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Best Face Forward: Find Out the Best Facial Procedures

Are you considering lip injections but have questions or concerns that are 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 are in great and experienced hands with Dr. Peterson.

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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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Make Rhinoplasty Recovery as Smooth as Possible

Are you ready for your rhinoplasty procedure with Dr. Peterson? If you’re already scheduled to have surgery or are just researching the nose job procedure, here are a few tips that can make your recovery process easier and help guarantee great-looking results.

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Study Shows Post-Surgery Selfies Improve Recovery Experience

Taking selfies helps plastic surgery patients have better recoveries, according to a new study from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  

The Selfie Study

Published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the peer-reviewed clinical publication of the ASAPS, the study found that 96.2 percent of participants who took selfies in the first few days following their procedure reported having better recovery experiences than their peers who did not snap pictures of themselves post-op.

The idea for the study developed when one of the authors, a plastic surgeon from Ohio who is also a member of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, noticed a pattern among his patients.

He noted that when contacting patients after their procedure to check on their recovery, they would sometimes send a photograph of themselves, an image popularly known as a selfie. The surgeon then asked 57 of his patients to participate in the study that required them to send in a selfie upon leaving the recovery room and then another image within two to three days after their surgery.  

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Life After Lipo: How to Maintain Results

If you’ve had liposuction, you’re likely in love with your new curves -  you probably want to keep them! Although liposuction removes fat in treatment areas forever, it is not a permanent panacea or a replacement for a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Peterson treats many patients with liposuction, giving them the body they want, but also cautioning them about the importance of healthy living after their procedure in order to maintain results.  

What Is Liposuction? 

Liposuction, aka lipo, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses suction to remove unwanted fat. Liposuction is most commonly performed on fat in the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, upper and backs of the arms, calves and back. The fat in these areas can be tough or fibrous, which makes it hard to tone, no matter how hard you work out. Liposuction is a great way to put the finishing touch on your physique after you’ve put in the work of getting to your goal weight.

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