Honolulu Plastic Surgeon
1319 Punahou Street, Suite 1070
Honolulu, Hawaii 96826 US
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5 out of 5 stars Inspira Breast Implants

28 Years Old Natrelle Inspira 340cc SFX - Honolulu, HI

Doctor Peterson and his staff (Lex, Jen, Krystal and all the other wonderful ladies!) have been nothing short of fantastic. From day one, Jen was punctual in getting me scheduled for a consultation and providing me with resources on the practice's reviews. Krystal Helped me during my consultation and I was never rushed. There were no dumb or silly questions and she was ready to answer all I had. She was beyond helpful in trying on sizers and discussing BWD/incision site/placement etc. Lex handled my pre-op and surgery day - she's great, compassionate and through. Dr Peterson was wonderful, he made me feel comfortable and discussed all my options and worries. I've got a weak stomach for this stuff, and Dr. P had wonderful bedside manners when I felt faint at a follow up appointment, they didn't find me silly or burdensome. I've called in with questions before surgery and after surgery and if there was something Jen couldn't answer she didn't hesitate in letting me speak with Dr. P or Lex directly. They are seriously a High-Class team of professionals. Doctor Peterson gave me the breasts I've always wanted and I'm currently 4 weeks post op. The Day of surgery everyone put me at ease and were comforting and confident! If I ever need or want a revision there is no doubt I would travel back to Hawaii to see Doctor Peterson! Thank you guys!

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Natural-looking Results - Honolulu, HI

Years ago when I decided to get a breast augmentation, I did a lot of research to find the best plastic surgeon for the job. Dr. Robert Peterson came highly recommended by friends who had either had an augmentation, or knew of someone who had it done by Dr. Peterson. Upon finding out that he is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, I was convinced that he'd be a good choice. I was not disappointed! It is for this reason that I did not hesitate in choosing Dr. Peterson to perform the mini facelift for me.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

PICS~ @ 6 Months =) Honolulu, Hawaii (Its Dr. Peterson....not Robertson, typo)

I found Dr. Peterson through a search engine using the Google Maps feature. I called every single name on the list given, wrote down every bit of info on them as I called, and made my selection that I explained in my post.

5 out of 5 stars Fat Transfer

SMAS fat transfer to face Breast Aug. Dr Peterson's work is outstanding!

Dr. Peterson & his staff are not only very professional but are just how you would imagine wanting a surgery like this to be. I seriously cannot say enough about them & I have seen a lot of surgeons & their staff, this was a breeze, well some discomfort, a little pain but OMG so worth it. I think Dr. Peterson & his staff by far are the best. So worth it I am only starting to heal. From what I can see just a few days out is amazing, my face is so smooth, my breast are awesome still bandaged but awesome. Dr Peterson has a gift you can see it just in the stitches along my ear Oh & my earlobe he fixed, from wearing heavy earrings, looks great. I am just saying that I am so glad I did my homework, I did have to leave Maui & go to Oahu but with the results I have it has & is so worth it! So this is what I decided on, a SMAS mini face, Fat transfer to face, Breast aug. small amount of lipo on belly for fat transfer with a bit of sculpting on tummy & Beast Aug. got rid of the beginning of jowls and an IPL laser treatment on face, quick results with the IPL. My face looks so much smoother see before & after pictures. Oh another great thing about Dr. Peterson is that he didn't blink an eye when I said I have some botched boobies from another PS. It didn't shake him a bit which I loved the confidence he has, many Dr's I notice really don't want to do the fix of another but Dr Peterson was so confident & it shows in his work! Thank you to Dr. Peterson & his crew. The Athena Clinic I will go back to for all my cosmetic procedures. Dr. Peterson's attention to detail is outstanding! I am thrilled with the job he did!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

44 Years Old, 2 Kids Later and in Need of Tummy Tuck - Honolulu, HI

Excellent provider. Staff is amazingly sweet. Highest recommendation.

Abdominal & Flank Lipo, Fat Graft to Cheeks & Upper Bleph with Possible Breast Implant Replacement - Hawaii, HI

I am having my surgery tomorrow. Very excited but having misgivings about the implant replacements. My saline are 15+ years old and I have had twins and one more soon after. I am like a deflated water balloon. The cost is the issue. I will have the answer in the morning. I will keep you posted on the recovery and reveal. I am having the cheek fat graft done instead of my lower lids as...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

33 Yrs, lift and augmentation -HI

Dr Peterson was very knowledgeable, patient, and extremely thorough. His staff were caring and made an effort to know me , my expectations and made me feel very comfortable. Throughout this process, I have felt I am getting great individualized care. I appreciated his bedside manner, sense of humor, and expert knowledge. I would highly recommend Dr Peterson!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Waited for So Very Long - Honolulu, HI

Love him....

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

So Happy - Honolulu, HI

He and his staff made me very comfortable. They were all very knowledgeable and extremely helpful.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Revision Past Expiration Date - Honolulu, HI

Dr. Peterson is a gifted surgeon with wonderful demeanor, compassionate and professional staff. He restored a markedly more natural appearance, there was virtually no post-operative pain and the outcome exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended!

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Personal Statement

Dr. Peterson is a board certified plastic surgeon that carefully focuses on providing doctor-patient communication that is thorough, honest, and never rushed. Dr. Peterson and his staff will work to make your experience as comfortable and rewarding as possible.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Hospital Privileges

Dr. Peterson has hospital affiliations at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, University of Hawaii
    Plastic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
    Microsurgery 9th People's Hospital Shanghai, China
    Pediatric Plastic Surgery Showa University Tokyo, Japan

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I had a BA 3 weeks ago. My R breast has a pretty significant squeak. Will this resolve and how long could it take? (photo)

During surgery, air gets into the pocket around the implants. This can cause a squeaking noise or a "rice crispie" feel to the skin in the upper chest... READ MORE

Botax injection (Photo)

This is a great area to treat with Botox. The lines you don't like are called "bunny nose" because they come from wrinkling your nose up like a rabbit... READ MORE

Losing weight before surgery?

Great question. There are two parts to your body's fat: the visceral fat around the intestines and the subcutaneous part under the skin. The... READ MORE

Can a "liquid lift" generally done with voluma or radiesse also be done with good results using a fat graft?

Fat grafting is a wonderful and long-lasting alternative to filler - it brings in new blood flow and the fat that survives will be there forever. Fat... READ MORE

Do doctors have to pre-order the length of the Permalip implant?

There are currently 9 sizes of implants, with 3,4, and 5 mm widths and 55,60, and 65 mm lengths. You can help your doctor by sending a photo of your... READ MORE

Would an areola reduction also help the droopiness even slightly?

Reducing the size of the areola would give some lift effect, but would also flatten the front of the breast some, as noted by Dr. Hughes. You might... READ MORE

32 years old and 11s. Will Botox help? (Photo)

Botox can help in two ways. First, it will relax the muscle that makes the lines deeper. That will make this area look more relaxed and you will not... READ MORE

Am I supposed to massage or stretch my lips after having PermaLip implants?

The lip implants massage themselves when you talk, eat, smile, frown, etc., and this is usually enough to keep the capsule that forms around them from... READ MORE

Is Permalip safe? (photo)

Permalip implants are quite safe, and are well tolerated. Sometimes patients even forget that they have them, particularly with the smallest size (3... READ MORE

I usually have 1-2 glasses of red wine in the evening. Do I need to discontinue this prior to breast augmentation surgery?

Red wine has a mild blood thinning effect, so will increase the chance of bruising. We generally recommend that patients avoid it around the time of... READ MORE

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