Why Choose Artefill as your Dermal Filler?

Posted in Botox | December 30, 2013

Do you love the results of your dermal filler but you hate the idea of going back to your dermatologist for the repeat treatments?  With Artefill in Granbury, TX, Dr. Steve Peterson can provide you a long lasting dermal filler at his cosmetic surgery center in Granbury.  Artefill is an FDA approved injectable filler that reduces the appearances of wrinkles and nasolabial folds.  What makes this different from the rest of the dermal fillers available today is that it is not absorbed by your body and in effect does not require reinjection.

Compared to the different types of dermal fillers, Artefill has the following benefits:

  • Immediately effective
  • Long lasting
  • Natural feel to your skin
  • More convenient
  • Fewer injections
  • More economical

Lakecrest Cosmetic Surgery Center offers Artefill dermal filler which can assist your body to continue to produce more collagen.  Collagen is vital for the skin’s support giving it elasticity and strength.  The depletion of collagen production of your skin means trouble for wrinkles and fine lines.  With an Artefill injection into your wrinkled skin, you will get an immediate and long lasting effect with wrinkle correction.  You can resume your normal activities right after the injection.

Call us today at (817) 579-5476 to schedule your Artefill dermal filler consultation!

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Show Off your Cleavage with Breast Augmentation

Posted in Cosmetic Surgery Guide, Texas Cosmetic Surgery | December 15, 2013

Not all women are blessed with full breasts. Breast augmentation in Granbury, TX can give any woman firmer and fuller breasts that can further enhance their whole body image. Most of the men will easily get attracted to sexy women with ideal full breasts. Fortunately, with the new advances of the cosmetic surgery today, women from all walks of life can finally achieve a fuller volume of their breasts with breast augmentation.

Lakecrest Cosmetic Surgery Center can fully determine the appropriate size of a breast implant that is right for your augmentation surgery. Dr. Peterson will thoroughly evaluate and find out the best size and shape that will perfectly fit your body contour.  It is always important that your breast implants fit your body shape and size for the overall success and outcome of the breast implants.

A lot of women desire to possess ideal breast cup sizes that are bigger than what they currently have. Without the help of a breast augmentation, they usually resort to lots of ways just to attain fuller looking breasts or cleavages. Below are some of the methods resorted by women to create fuller breasts:

  • Take Birth Control Pills
  • Chest Exercises
  • Breast Massage

Wearing padded bras are some of the usual ways to enhance breasts that provides only a temporary look or effect for women. There is nothing that can substitute the feel of real, full breasts and cleavage with a breast augmentation. Every woman can now confidently wear any plunging neckline and fitted dresses and be proud to show off their admirable cleavage after successful breast augmentation procedures.

Call Dr. Steven Peterson today at 817-579-5476 to schedule your breast augmentation consultation!

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Slouchy and Wobbly Breasts? Have a Breast Lift in Granbury

Posted in Cosmetic Surgery Guide | November 30, 2013

Most women, as they age, will encounter some changes in their breasts by losing their fullness and firmness.  Yet, cosmetic surgery today will enable women to regain and improve their body shapes such as a Breast Lift in Granbury, TX at the Lakecrest Cosmetic Surgery Center.  Breast Lifts are generally known to professional cosmetic surgeons as Mastopexy.  Dr. Steven Peterson can help women with slouchy and wobbly breasts regain a younger contour with a new fullness and firmness with a Breast Lift cosmetic surgery.

There are a number of factors that cause sagging of the breasts.  Pregnancy, aging, breastfeeding are among the causes for women’s breasts changes.  Breast changes involve lessening the skin’s elasticity, youthful shape and firmness.  Also, the nipple will become a bit larger than before and a breast lift procedure can make it smaller in size.

A Breast Lift procedure can be done in an outpatient basis at the facility of Lakecrest Cosmetic Surgery Center.  Dr. Peterson will remove the excess sagging skin, properly place the nipple in a desired height and lift up the breast.  The procedure involves tightening of the skin and reshaping of the bust line.  Sutures will be concealed and the scar will fade after a year.

If you want to have a fuller or smaller breasts, you can ask your doctor if a breast augmentation or a breast reduction surgery is appropriate to achieve a more desirable result.  Breast Lift procedures will be best achieved first with your consultation with a certified cosmetic surgeon who will understand your need to improve your confidence with a good body image.

Consult now with Dr. Steven Peterson by calling (817) 579-5476!

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Tummy Tuck in Granbury: Get Rid of Your Abdominal Fat

Posted in Uncategorized | November 15, 2013

Do you want to remove the extra bulging fat in your tummy and have a flat stomach to look more appealing and sexy?  Here at Lakecrest Cosmetic Surgery Center, you can fully trust the expertise of Dr. Steven Peterson to efficiently perform a surgical Tummy Tuck in Granbury, TX.  Dr. Peterson is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon in Granbury and the surrounding areas of Texas.

A Tummy Tuck can give any woman back her body figure.  This procedure is ideal for women who accumulated extra skin and fat around the stomach after giving birth or having children.  Also, women who lost weight will often find some extra sagging “pooches” of extra skin in the stomach. Tummy Tucks can remove this extra skin and fat and tighten the abdominal muscles. It’s really wonderful to have a body without the extra bulge hanging on the waist area.

Abdominoplasty more commonly known as a Tummy Tuck requires an incision to remove the fat and extra skin in the abdominal region.  Before undergoing this surgical procedure, your surgeon will first examine your health and can rightfully determine your suitability.  To find out if you are a suitable candidate for Tummy Tuck, you have to check these factors first:

  1. Healthy both physically and emotionally
  2. Living an active lifestyle
  3. Maintaining good habits (non-smokers, non-drinkers, etc.)
  4. Positive outlook

Dr. Peterson can further evaluate and explore your suitability with Tummy Tuck during your consultation.  If you are thinking of a Tummy Tuck in Texas and you are living nearby Granbury, you better consult with Dr. Peterson who is a remarkably skilled and expert surgeon in the area.

Call 817-579-5476 now to schedule your Tummy Tuck consultation!

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FDA Approval of Botox for Treatment of Crow’s Feet – Lakecrest Cosmetic Surgery

Posted in Botox | October 30, 2013

FDA Seal of Approval

The FDA has recently released approval for the use of Botox to treat crow’s feet or the lines at the corner of the eyes, and the cosmetic field cannot be happier about the news. This means that this prevailing anti-wrinkle superstar can now potentially be more accessible to more patients, giving more people the chance to improve their overall appearance by smoothing out the wrinkles from the corners of the eyes, taking off years from their faces.

Previously, Botox was only used to treat frown lines that form in between the eyebrows and on the forehead, but cosmetic practitioners are thrilled with the additional indication because this expands the options for patients who are seeking to achieve a more smooth, more youthful appearance by temporarily disabling the muscles at the side of the eyes from contracting, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles in that area.

Clinical trials for this application produced results that were gathered from patients who received a placebo drug, compared to those who have been randomly assigned to receive the Botox treatment. The tests yielded promising results, demonstrating just how effective Botox was in reducing the appearance of crow’s feet from around the subjects’ eyes. At the same time, these clinical trials also established the safety of using Botox for treating crow’s feet.

To receive more information about this breakthrough, and if you want to become one of the first to try it out, please get in touch with us at 817–579–5476 to schedule your personal appointment today.

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy – Lakecrest Cosmetic Surgery

Posted in Bioidentical Hormones | October 15, 2013

Does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy really work?

If you have been browsing our website, you will see that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is one of our popular programs to keep the unfavorable effects of hormonal imbalance in check. But many patients are still understandably concerned about the safety and efficacy of this technique.

Compared to other approved hormone replacement therapy methods, bioidentical hormone replacement is believed to be as effective as the other methods, the difference lies mainly in the fact that this type of therapy makes use of substances that are identical to those that are actually synthesized and used in our own bodies. They come from natural sources that some people are now more partial to, easily making them the drug of choice for these patients. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy emphasizes how these chemically similar substances are able to act the same that our natural hormones do and how the body cannot really tell the difference between them and the hormones that it actually produces. This makes it easier for a treatment regimen to be developed for each patient using this method.

At the Lakecrest Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Peterson will conduct a series of evaluations to help determine whether bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is the right approach for you. A treatment regimen will be made to fit your unique requirements and address your immediate needs.

If you require more information about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you can call us at 817–579–5476 to schedule an appointment for your personal consultation.

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

There are several advantages of using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to manage the symptoms of menopause in women and andropause in men. Dr. Peterson of the Lakecrest Cosmetic Surgery Center in Granbury, TX outlines below just some of the benefits of using this technique and conditions that are characterized mainly by hormonal imbalance.

  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy makes use of hormones that are derived from natural sources. After having been processed to be calm bioidentical with the hormones naturally found in the human body, these substances will be able to supplement hormonal function and level any deficiencies.
  • These hormones are produced and administered in their predetermined nonstandard doses and combinations, making them more convenient to use by the patient and the doctor by eliminating the need for having to make customized doses or compounded combinations.
  • It is possible for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to be custom-made for each patient based on tests that assess the patient’s unique hormonal needs.
  • When compared to their other synthetic counterparts, bioidentical hormones are able to exert the same effects of relieving the symptoms of menopause in women. Some doctors have even used bioidentical hormone replacement therapy as an anti-aging technique by impacting the patient’s overall quality of life.

For more information about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, its advantages, and to find out if it is the right approach for you, schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Peterson today by calling Lakecrest Cosmetic Surgery Center at 817–579–5476.

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Volumize Your Lips

Posted in Botox | September 30, 2013

A person’s lips have such a big impact in changing the way a person looks.  It’s natural for our lips to lose their natural volume as we age.  And because of their big impact on our appearance, I am not surprised that many of my patients become concerned about their lips and ask for ways to improve their appearance.  One of the most common solutions that I recommend is lip enhancement or lip augmentations.

Lip enhancement is a procedure that will involve the use of dermal fillers to achieve plumper and fuller lips.  Patients can choose from a variety of dermal fillers that can be used for lip enhancement and each type has its own advantages.  The most common dermal filler that I use for lip enhancements are fillers that contain hyaluronic acid.  Patients prefer this type of dermal filler because hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the body which makes it safe to use.

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers instantly improve the shape, the structure and add volume to the lips.  The effect will last for as long as 6 months, after which another treatment will be needed in order to maintain the result.  The good thing about this type of filler is that it gives us better control on how much dermal filler we can inject so that we can achieve the patient’s desired result.  The whole procedure has very minimal swelling and bruising and the results last longer than other treatment options.  Since hyaluronic acid is naturally in our system, this eliminates chances of allergic reactions to the active ingredient.

To learn more about lip enhancement and how it can help improve your appearance, call us today at 817-579-LIPO to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steven Peterson and his team at Lakecrest Cosmetic Surgery Center.

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No Need for a Refill!

Posted in Botox | September 15, 2013

Many of my patients love the results that they get from dermal fillers.  They love the idea that the results are immediate and the newer dermal fillers offer a very natural look, just what they need to reduce the appearance of lines and facial folds.  But when it’s time to get their touch-ups, I often hear my patients say that they wish there was a more permanent procedure that can deliver the same result.  They want the change to be permanent and they especially do not like the hassle of having to go back to the clinic for another treatment given their very busy schedules.

Since the introduction of the latest dermal filler Artefill, my patients have been coming back to bring their friends and family to the clinic because they have been raving about how effective Artefill is and their friends can see the results themselves.  But what makes Artefill different from the other dermal fillers?

Artefill is the dermal filler that effectively smoothes away smile lines and nasolabial folds.  What makes Artefill my patient’s treatment of choice is its unique ability to be permanently implanted into skin without being reabsorbed or broken down over time.  Once injected into the skin using an ultra-fine needle, it plumps up the skin and instantly eliminates facial wrinkles and folds.  It offers a permanent fix to nasolabial folds and smile lines making my patients appreciate the results for a longer period and eliminating the need for touch-ups.

To learn more about Artefill and how it can help improve your appearance, call us today at 817-579-LIPO to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steven Peterson and his team at Lakecrest Cosmetic Surgery Center.

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Achieve the Better Version of Yourself with Grandbury Face Lift

Posted in Texas Cosmetic Surgery | August 30, 2013

The journey to becoming your best self is understandably a very personal endeavour and it should commence once you decide to embrace the reality that there is a room for you to improve on. That there is always a better version of yourself waiting to unfold, as you decide to take the necessary steps to reach that personal level of achievement.

If you are a woman advancing in age, you may be experiencing numerous skin and aesthetic changes as each day turns into months and months into years. Despite your hardest prayer, oftentimes you cannot control the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin to become conspicuous on your face. The good thing is that you can choose to do a definite step to remove or at least reduce these facial skin issues through a surgical procedure known as rhytidectomy (more popularly known as face-lift).

Facelift surgery is one of the expertise of Grandbury Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Steven Peterson. It is an extensive procedure performed by lifting skin off the face, tightening the facial and neck muscles, and also removing any excess skin. Since it is an extensive surgery that can potentially provide dramatic outcome, Dr. Peterson will undertake thorough screening and evaluation to determine if rhytidectomy is the ideal procedure for you. He will see to it that you truly understand the cost, expected downtime and possible risks. The Grandbury face lift, after all, is a surgical procedure so there is bound to be some sort of risk, no matter how remote and minimal.

Aiming towards achieving a more youthful appearance for you, Dr. Peterson will personally discuss with you and examine your physical and cosmetic conditions. If warranted by your aesthetic aspiration and needs, he will design a treatment plan that can most likely attain your goals. Before scheduling a surgery day, the board-certified surgeon will ensure that you fully understand and consent to every aspect of the planned rhytidectomy. Moreover, there is no total uniformity in terms of whole procedural process, as every cosmetic need and every aesthetic desire is personal in nature.

At any rate, these factoids are generally applicable when Dr. Peterson performs facelift:

  • Type of Anesthesia: General
  • Length of Procedure: 3 to 4 Hours
  • Down Time: 2 Weeks
  • Recovery Time: 4-6 Weeks

It is essential that you know what basic expectations to have when you consider undergoing a step that could likely help you achieve the best version of yourself. Dr. Peterson feels it a pleasure to help you achieve your transformation into a younger looking and more attractive individual.

Know more about this cosmetic procedure from Dr. Peterson himself, please contact us at 817) 579-5476 or fill out this contact form.


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Erasing Scars with Cosmetic Surgery

Posted in Cosmetic Surgery | August 15, 2013

Scars are the bane of existence for many people today. Some have scars left behind from accidents that now disfigure their features to a certain extent. Others have scars left behind from illnesses, such as chickenpox or even disorders such as acne. Whatever the case may be, there are a lot of products on the market that promise a fading or even eradication of the offending scar. Ointments, peels, and lotions available at the local mega mart promise success and offer money back guarantees. Unfortunately, the results are often less dramatic than the person purchasing the product had hoped, and sooner or later she or he becomes a patient at a cosmetic surgery clinic in an effort to finally get rid of the scar. Erasing scars with cosmetic surgery is not a new procedure, and many have successfully experienced a new look that the surgery has offered them. Of course, some scars cannot be erased, yet they can be significantly faded.

It is important to note that some scar removal treatments are more invasive than others. Depending on the size, location, and type of scarring, the physician will choose the treatment that promises the most success. For example, if the skin is located in an area that is surrounded by ample skin, the surgeon may decide to simply cut out the scar tissue and close up the wound. This may be especially effective if the scar is the result of an improperly treated wound. If this procedure proves to be impossible to perform, the scar may be relocated to become part of a set of features that may hide it. In the case of burns, or if the scarred area is quite large, a skin graft will provide the best chance of treatment. During a skin graft, the scar is removed and replaced with skin taken from another part of the body. If the scar tissue is extremely deep a skin flap, instead of a skin graft, may need to be moved to also supply the underlying tissue to the area. If you do decide to undergo any one of these types of cosmetic surgeries for removal of your scar, be certain to wait until your skin is at least one year old. At that time it will have faded as much as it ever will, as well as the color will have become permanent. If you go prior to that time period, the scar tissue is still healing and changing, and a physician will have a hard time determining which course of action to choose. Of course, once you have undergone a procedure for scar removal, it is imperative to follow each and every instruction the surgeon will give you. Nothing is worse than incurring new scars in the process of removing old ones, yet this may happen if the wound area is not treated properly and with the greatest care.

Non-invasive scar removal methods include the use of a laser. Encouraging the natural production of collagen under the skin, the tissue will soon even out and look more natural to the surrounding in comparison to the surrounding areas. In other cases, skin resurfacing with the help of a laser will be the appropriate treatment. Unfortunately, this “laser peel” treatment is of most use to candidates with a fair complexion. Others may still need to use the more traditional chemical peel to get similar results. Failure to heed the surgeon’s warning that your skin type and coloration is unsuitable for such treatment may result in pigmentation changes that will leave unnatural looking results in the wake of such treatments. If you do decide to go ahead with this kind of treatment, be certain to follow your physicians’ instructions prior to the treatment as well as immediately afterwards to ensure optimum results. Failure to do so may result in infections, scarring, and even redness and swelling. There are some side effects to the laser treatment that you will need to be aware of: as a matter or course, there will be some healing process of the skin that will result in excretions that may crust, if you pick off these crusts, you will most likely incur some scars; another side effect is a heightened sensitivity to everyday lotions and cosmetics that previously may not have irritated the skin at all.

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