Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Marijuana and male breasts

With medical marijuana becoming legal in states across the U.S. there has been recent media coverage of the claim that there is a definitive link between marijuana usage and male breast development.
Studies on the issue are few and far between since marijuana is still illegal in most states, but many plastic surgeons believe there is a link. One study found that marijuana has “widespread effects on multiple hormonal systems, including gonadal, adrenal, prolactin, growth hormone, and thyroid hormone regulation.  When the drug throws off the normal balance of hormones, estrogen levels rise and stimulate breast tissue growth.”

If you’re a guy and you’re worried about gynecomastia, you shouldn’t smoke pot because there’s a link.” Robert X. Murphy Jr., president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, agreed that this was the prevailing opinion among plastic surgeons.

You can read more about gynecomastia surgery on Dr. Peterson's website

Read more: Smoking Weed Can Give You Man Boobs, Say Plastic Surgeons | TIME.com http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/11/25/doobs-cause-moobs-why-smoking-weed-might-be-giving-you-man-boobs/#ixzz2mS4sR4tX

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

the post pregnancy pooch

Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on your body. The appearance of the post-pregnancy pooch- no matter how much exercise you try or weight you lose, often remains. For many women, a tummy tuck that Dr. Jack Peterson combines with liposuction of the abdomen may offer a solution.

What is a tummy tuck?

During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles stretch to allow for expansion of the uterus. This can cause the abdominal muscles to separate completely in a condition called diastasis recti, which can be permanent. For some women, a tummy tuck will be needed to repair permanent muscle separation and laxity.
Along with the stretching of skin comes stretch marks- another tell tale sign of pregnancy and/or weight gain. A tummy tuck also removes excess skin and tissue for a smoother, firmer look. Adding liposuction allows Dr. Peterson to add abdominal sculpting along with the removal of excess skin and correction of muscle separation repair to provide a solution for the post pregnancy pooch.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

BRA Day is tomorrow-watch for awareness campaigns across the country

October 16, 2013- BRA DAY

BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness ) Day is tomorrow. Read about events across the country designed to bring awareness of the options of breast reconstruction after breast cancer to women.

Watch a video with a patient and Dr. Peterson discussing reconstruction.

Remember that almost 70% of women are not informed of reconstruction as an option when they are diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day is an initiative designed to promote education, awareness and access regarding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Peel away that aging skin October special with Dr. Jack Peterson

Until the end of October, we are offering our VI precision peel.for $250.  This is  $100 savings off of the normal price. This in-office peel is the Cadillac of chemical application peels.

Vi Precision plus peel ™ improves tone, texture and clarity.  In addition, it reduces age spots, hyperpigmentation (including melasma) and softens lines and wrinkles. This peel involves several days of skin peeling, although makeup can be worn 4 hours after treatment. This peel can also address acne and acne scarring, while stimulating the production of collagen for firmer more youthful skin. This peel can be used for all skin colors.

This peel was featured on the Dr. Oz show.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

FDA approves Botox for crows feet around eyes

On September 11, the FDA approved Botox for wrinkles around the eyes often referred to as "crows feet". Botox  has been FDA approved for wrinkles between the eyes (referred to as 1,2 or 3's) since 2002.

Botox has been used cosmetically "off label" for years  to treat wrinkles around the eyes. FDA approval will not really change anything- except perhaps a marketing edge over its competitors for the short term.

Dr. Jack Peterson in Topeka injects Botox personally and we can make same day appointments.
Watch a Botox Procedure.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Change your fortune with Palm Plastic surgery?

In Japan, the latest craze is to change your fortune with palm plastic surgery.

Here is the concept. : change the way your palm is read by changing the lines on your palm- it will change your future.

All you need is a plastic surgeon with an electric scalpel who has a knowledge of palmistry. Draw the lines on your hand and let them work the magic you want. An "emperor's line for great success and good fortune, a marriage line for wedding bells? How about a money-luck line to win the lottery or a job promotion?