Category: Breast Rejuvenation

The Secret Scar Breast Augmentation

You’ve heard that there’s more than one way to take care of a cat. There is also more than one way to insert a breast implant. But by far the most common technique is called the inframammary incision. With this technique an incision is made at the base of the breast, under the inframammary fold,... More »


Treatment for Capsular Contracture

Capsular Contracture is the buildup of capsular tissue around a breast implant that contracts around the implant leading to firmness or hardening of the breast, distortion of breast shape, and even pain. For further information about capsular contracture and its possible causes see our previous blog post HERE. The treatment for capsular contracture will depend... More »


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What is a Mommy Makeover?

Recently we conducted an informal survey of people who were not plastic surgery aficionados.  These were average moms, and a few dads, that were asked what is involved in a Mommy Makeover.  To our great surprise not a single person could answer that question!  A couple of people thought it was akin to sending a... More »


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Capsular Contracture

One of the Most Common Complications of Breast Augmentation is Capsular Contracture Capsular contracture is one of the most common complications of breast augmentation.  Capsular contracture is the development of large amounts of scar tissue surrounding the breast implant and contracting around the implant.  The contracting scar tissue squeezes the breast implant.  Mild cases of......

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Breast Lift Utah

What is the Purpose of a Breast Lift?

A common question we get from women in the Salt Lake City area is, “what is the purpose of a breast lift? How is it different from breast augmentation?” Determining the right procedure for you will depend on a number of different factors. It is no secret that a woman’s breasts change over time. Factors... More »


“Breast Enhancement Surgery Changed My Life”

Ok so you laugh. You say, “But they’re just breasts.”  And in a lot of ways, I would have to agree with you.  After all, what is the purpose of breasts other than to feed young ones?  What’s the big deal? Maybe if I tell you my story you’ll understand why it’s no laughing matter... More »


Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

With so many different people advertising cosmetic procedures and so many plastic surgery horror stories out there, it can be difficult to know who is qualified to do your plastic surgery. The American Board of Plastic Surgery has a rigorous process for evaluating candidates for board certification. The highest standards for education and performance are... More »


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Deciding When to Get Breast Augmentation

There are many things to consider when deciding the best time get implants. We recommend that anyone considering breast augmentation consider their health, finances, life plans, and current lifestyle before making a final decision. Making the decision at the right time can make all the difference. That’s why we suggest that anyone considering breast implants... More »


Preparing for Breast Augmentation

How To Prepare For A Breast Augmentation Procedure in Utah

There are a lot of things you can do to make the big day of your breast augmentation less stressful. Good preparation can also help you have a quicker recovery time, and be more satisfied with the overall process. Here are some tips from Salt Lake City’s Dr. Petersen. 1. Figure Out Transportation Find someone... More »


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See Yourself from a New Perspective

We have all heard that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  As a plastic surgeon I have learned that the most important beholder is one’s self.  When my clients feel comfortable in their own skin, they stand a little differently, speak a little differently, make choices a little differently.  When they feel beautiful,... More »