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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Tummy Tuck Success Story Salt Lake City, Utah

This is an essay written by one of my patients. She was so struck by her experience she turned to social media. She posted this essay on her facebook page and ours. She was nervous about what people would think. But she was also so excited she couldn’t hold back. She got so many supportive... More »


Coolscultping salt lake city

Coolsculpting Gets National Attention

An expert appeared on Fox News recently to explain Coolsculpting, a clinically proven non-surgical procedure for getting rid of stubborn fat deposits in the abdomen and other areas. He explains that in the past, people looking for ways to decrease the size of their waist line had fewer options. Liposuction was and is a good... More »


5 Reasons to Get Liposuction Utah

Liposuction has grown increasingly popular over the past decade. Millions of people have undergone lipoplasty for a number of different reasons. Determining whether liposuction is the right option for you can sometimes be tricky. For your consideration, here’s a list of five good reasons to get liposuction. 1. Improve your body-image and self-confidence. Being pleased... More »


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The In’s and Out’s of Liposuction Utah

A lot has been said and written about liposuction over the past 15 years. Lipoplasty or body contouring, as it’s also known, has long been a cosmetic procedure firmly in the public’s eye. Much of the talk revolves around which celebrity got lipo and so on, but liposuction is not a procedure for the rich... More »


Breast Feeding With Implants Salt Lake City, Utah

 Is it possible? Written by J. Dayne Petersen According the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation is the No. 1 surgical cosmetic procedure in the United States. Whether it’s to increase self-confidence or just to feel comfortable in your own skin, thousands of women each year elect to enhance their figure. Naturally, the discussion... More »


CoolSculpting’s Biggest Question Salt Lake City, Utah

CoolSculpting may be one of the most exciting ways to eliminate excess fat because it’s so easy. There’s no need to schedule more hours of your already precious gym time or plan out a drastic diet. The treatment works by gently sucking your love handles or spare tire into a machine that carefully cools your... More »


Plastic Surgery for Overly Large Ears: Otoplasty

Written by J. Dayne Petersen Dumbo. Mickey Mouse. Goofy. All names my patients with prominent ears have been called. You know those kids.  Their ears stick out from the side of their head in a most distracting fashion.  While they talk to you, you are watching their ears.  When you sit behind them you can’t... More »