Tuesday, December 18, 2012

breast implants turn 50

Breast implants have been around for 50 years. While originally made popular by Las Vegas dancers, now the typical patient is a mother whose breasts have changed after pregnancy and breastfeeding.

The most popular implant currently is gel implants (which look and feel more natural than the saline version).

Small-breasted personalities like Kate Hudson and Nichole Richie have opted for an implant that reflects a more natural look. However, the important part of the equation in breast augmentation is to see a plastic surgeon like Dr. Jack Peterson in Topeka, that listens to what the patient is looking for and custom fits the implant to their body size and desired size results.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

is botox the one for my 1's?

Botox can give you noticeable improvement whether you have one frown line between the brows (1's) or two (11's) or even three (111's).

Years of squinting, concentrating, frowning (or scowling at your children!) cause your skin to crease.  As time passes, the skin becomes less elastic and those frown lines remain, even when your muscles are not contracting.

Botox relaxes muscle activity that causes those lines to form.  Click here to read more about Botox with Dr. Jack Peterson.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

what are men having done?

So what types of surgery are men having done? According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2011 rhinoplasty, which is a nose job, was the most common surgery followed by eye lid surgery, liposuction, breast reduction ( also called gynecomastia surgery)  and face lifts.

Minimally invasive procedures for last year? Botox is the overwhelming number one followed by laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, soft tissue fillers and chemical peels.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A treat (no trick) from Dr. Jack Peterson

A treat (no trick) from Dr. Jack Peterson

During the month of November, purchase a $100 gift certificate and receive an extra $25!
A perfect holiday choice for yourself, family and friends. Perhaps a skin refreshing microdermabrasion before holiday photos or some Botox to relax those stress lines?

Offer good for gift certificates up to $500 in value. The gift certificate will expire 1 year from date of purchase.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

lipo and tummy tuck fat loss lasts

In a recent study, researchers determined that the average weight  loss from Liposuction is 2.2lbs and 4.5lbs when combined with a tummy tuck and does not re-appear as long as there is not massive weight gain.

Removal of excess fat cells by liposuction and abdominoplasty provides a long-term reduction in treated areas. Measurements do not support the concept of fat reaccumulation in treated or untreated areas of the body,” the most recent study concluded.

A tummy tuck procedure with Dr. Jack Peterson includes liposuction of the abdomen as a standard part of the procedure.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

the three p's of plastic surgery

Product, Practictioner, Place

Product- make sure you are getting injected with an FDA approved product that is approved for the area you want injected.  During a consultation you should understand the different products and why they are injected into different areas of the face. There is NO   FDA approved product for injection into the breast.

Practitioner- Know what type of practicioner is injecting. Is the physician injecting? Go to a doctor that is board certified in plastic surgery.

Place- Don't get injected in a facility that you feel uncomfortable undergoing a medical procedure such as a salon, mall or private home.These are medical procedures and need to be performed in a medical facility due to sanitary environment.

Remember a groupon ad that's to good to be true may mean product that is not FDA approved, a non-certified or inexperienced injector or an unsanitary location.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

breast reconstruction- what 70% of you don't know

7 out of 10 women do not know their options for breast reconstruction when they find out they have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Select this link to watch a video public service announcement by the singer Jewel.

Visit our website to learn more about breast reconstruction with Dr. Jack Peterson in Topeka

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Plastic Surgery has gone to the dogs

A very sweet story about a dog born with a cleft lip and palate. A plastic surgeon  teamed with a veterinarian to repair Henry's lip and palate.


About 1 in every 700 children are born with cleft lip and/or cleft palate. Dr. Peterson is Fellowship trained in reconstructive cleft lip and palate surgery and is the director of the Topeka Cleft lip and Palate Team. You may also view some of the wonderful children in our clinic by going to the photo gallery.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

driving your car can make you look older

Driving your car can make you look older if you are not careful, says Dr. Jack Peterson.

Many Americans notice extra sun damage on their left side face and arms. In Britain it is the right side. Why? It is the "drivers side" effect. Sun damage is caused when patients have long term exposure to UVA rays from the sun which can penetrate glass. UVA rays cause wrinkles and sun damage, UVB rays cause sunburns.

Whenever you are outdoors,  even when covered from the sun directly or on a cloudy day, you  should be aware that you are not safe from the reflected rays of the sun and should wear sunscreen. If you want toa age as best you can, sun protection is a daily regimen, no matter what you are doing. Put sunblock on before you leave your house.

Until August 31, get 20% off our sunblock product line, including our most popular product Tizo 3 which is a waterproof product that offers an SPF of 30 and a tint that acts as a concealer. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Study shows breast augmentation improves quality of life measures by over 80%

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the United States. Over 289,000 women elected to pursue cosmetic breast augmentation last year alone, a 300 percent increase from just over a decade ago.

 The primary reasons women seek breast augmentation include dissatisfaction with breast size and/or shape  low self-perception of physical attractiveness, and attachment anxieties associated with sexuality. These can lead to patients camouflaging the appearance of their breasts with special brassieres or clothing and/or avoiding being seen undressed by others.

In a study just completed called Breast Q, patients reported significant improvements in satisfaction with breasts - 83%, psychosocial well-being- 88% and sexual functioning - 81%.

Visit our website to read more about breast augmentation with Dr. Jack Peterson.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The hand tells all says Dr. Jack Peterson

Look at your hands and you can estimate someones age quite accurately. Thinner skin and prominent veins are a give away to aging.

Radiesse injectable product can be injected into the back of your hands to fill out the volume and improve the plumpness. A microdermabrasion can improve the brown spots and texture.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Beauty and the Breast with Jack Peterson M.D.

When making a decision on breast augmentation and/or breast lift, most patients have gone online and "researched" photos and techniques. Often, this just leads to more confusion. During a consultation with Dr. Peterson, we sit down face to face with our patients and answer all your questions.

We will explain the differences between a saline implant and a silicone gel implant.  Things like cost, warranty and placement options. We have sample implants for you to view.

We will explain how to choose the right implant for your desired look. Round or natural look or how many cup size increase. We have implants for you to try on.

We will explain how it is determined if you need a breast lift after Dr. Peterson measures the amount of excess skin.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Male Breast Reduction in Topeka Kansas

I was asked this question a few days ago.
I am embarrassed to take my shirt off. When I'm at the lake, working out in the gym or playing basketball. Is there something I can do?

This is a condition called gynecomastia. It can be a combination of excess fat or tissue development in one or both breasts. It can happen at any age. In some cases, it is a heredity condition. In other men, it may be hormonal changes, weight loss or gain or the use of certain medications.

Breast reduction for men by Jack Peterson in Topeka uses a surgical approach to remove glandular tissue and excess skin along with  liposuction of excess fatty tissue.  The procedure is relatively simple with little downtime. Male patients tell us they are less self conscious in their fitted shirts and are not embarrassed to go shirtless.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Take charge and take off your swimsuit coverup!

Swimsuit season, sundress season, tanktop season.....Breast augmentation is up 4% nationally from 2010 to 2011.  Don't be left at the edge of the pool in your coverup! Come in for a consultation with Dr. Jack Peterson.

Remember that until June 30, 2012 if you have gel implants you receive free Botox or Latisse for you and a friend.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

study reports liposuction and tummy tuck improve quality of life

Liposuction and Tummy tuck improve Quality of life, according to a study reported in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, the official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). In a study of 360 patients, 86% reported an improved sense of self-esteem and 70% reported an improved quality of life. The average age was 42 years and was 85% female, 15% male.

98% of patints undergoing liposuction plus abdominoplasty said they would undergo the procedure again and 99% said that they would recommend it to others. Our abdominoplasty procedure with Dr. Jack Peterson includes liposuction of the abdomen as a part of the cosmetic package.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Time to get your sunscreen April special with Jack Peterson in Topeka

I mention sunscreen every time I talk about skin care. Always use a suncreen with both UVA and UVB protection: UVA are the deeper penetrating "aging" sun rays, UVB are the "sunburn" rays. We carry fabulous suncreen options in our office at all times.

Solar protection Formula SPF 58- excellent for daily use, great for sensitive skin and water resistant. Dries clear. Covers full uva/uvb spectrum

Solar Protection Formula SPF 65- excellent for maximum protection, this product dries clear

Solar Protection Formula TiZo SPF 40- great for active outdoor use. Our patients that are runners love this. Water resistant (sweating) and contains a mineral fusion with tint that acts as a makeup coverup! This is our best seller.

During the month of April, get 20% off our sunscreens. Stock up for summer!

PS. Just a reminder that our Botox $50 x 3 off rebate expires at the end of April.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

skin care for my daughter- the basics and the should be basics Jack Peterson M.D. Topeka Kansas

I have two beautiful daughters in their 20's. What do we recommend for their skin care? Here are a few obvious and a few not so obvious suggestions.

the obvious ( I think ) suggestions

1) do not smoke. Your skin can't take the damage of the free radicals released from the smoke. Also, the repetitive motion of smoking creates wrinkles
2) drink enough water
3) get enough sleep
4) wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. ( Vivite daily facial moisturizer with SPF 30). Apply to face, neck and decollete

the not so obvious (I think) suggestions

1) remove all make up every night and wash with a gentle cleanser. (Vivite daily facial cleanser)
2) exfoliate 2-3 times a week. (Vivite exfoliating Facial Cleanser)
3) moisturize, moisturize, moisturize ( 2 tablespoons of product is about right). Apply to face, neck and decollete. You are never to young to use moisturizer. (Vivite daily facial moisturizer with SPF 30)

finally, the if I can afford a bit extra because its never to early to begin additional preventative care suggestions

1) an antioxidant serum to protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals ( environmental stress factors like smoking, pollution ). Vivite daily antioxidant facial serum
2) additional moisturizer for under eye area twice daily. Vivite revitalizing eye cream
3) periodic microdermabrasions for a professional exfoliation
4) consider Botox as a wrinkle prevention. Botox will minimize repetitive contraction of facial muscles that over time create wrinkles.

We carry the full line of Vivite skin care in our office and are happy to ship product. Forward this to your daughters!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

seven years younger with a facelift by Jack Peterson M.D. in Topeka

A recent study reported that having a facelift can make a person appear seven years younger. Patients in the study were mostly women, 45 to 72 years old.

The study, performed by researchers in Canada and the United States, used 60 volunteers (all 1st year medical students) to estimate the age of patients with post operative photos. The study yielded an average age difference of 7.2 years after plastic surgery.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Look for the seal of approval - the top 5 procedures for 2011

Breast Augmentation 307,000
Nose Reshaping 244,000
Liposuction 205,000
Eyelid Surgery 196,000
Facelift 119,000

Always look for this logo to ensure you are seeing a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Monday, February 20, 2012

Botox special in Topeka for Jack Peterson M.D. until April 30, 2012

A new special has just been announced for Jack Peterson M.D. Botox patients. Start with a $50 instant rebate- then 3 months later your will receive another $50 rebate plus a $25 points certificate from the Botox Brilliant Distinctions points program- then 3 more months and you get ANOTHER $50 rebate and $25 points certificate. A loyal Botox customer can receive up to $200 in free certificates. You know that I will manage the program for you so just call and make your appointment for a wrinlke relaxation treatment today!

First treatment must be prior to April 30, 2012.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

No more spanx in Topeka

A tummy tuck is more than just getting rid of that extra skin. Consider that a cosmetic tummy tuck includes liposuction of excess fat of the abdomen, a new belly button, removal of stretch marks of the lower abdomen and tightening of the stomach muscles. Who can resist an improvement package like that!

Dr. Peterson can help you "Look Confident and Feel Great" in Topeka. Call our office or link here to schedule a consultation!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Free Botox or Latisse for you and a friend in Topeka Kansas

A new special just announced good until June 30, 2012. Choose a cohesive gel implant for your breast augmentation with Dr. Jack Peterson in Topeka and you can receive your choice of Botox wrinkle relaxation or Latisse eyelash enchancement for free! It gets even better- you can choose a friend to receive free Botox or Latisse too!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I like the way I look in a push up bra

" I like the way I look in a push up bra", "I want to fill out my swimming suit top", I want to be able to wear a sundress and not look like I am 10 years old, " My breasts deflated after I quit breastfeeding" " I have to fold my breasts into my bra."

Do any of these sound familiar? This is the perfect time of year to have breast augmentation or breast lift and be ready for swimsuit and sundress season.

Did you know you can "try" on different sizes of implants to see what look you like best? Set up your consultation with Dr. Peterson now!