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

I have wanted to get implants since i was around 15 and mine never really came in. Most of the women in my family have been well endowed. Mom has HUGE breasts (two big, and could probably use a reduction) while my sister won the gene pool with natural D's - now DD's since shes had children. Little me stayed around a 34A/32B. I had my first consultation on Friday 22 January. Looking to have...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Natural-looking Results - Honolulu, HI

I've recently gotten a Temporal Facelift by Dr. Peterson, and I'm so happy with the outcome! It has only been 5 days since my surgery and the swelling has subsided, while the incisions have already healed substantially and are not at all visible in my hairline. I do not look pinched or pulled and the shape of my eyes have not changed at all--the results are simply that I look like a...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

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

I am a mother of 4 and my 3rd child was a C-section and my last was natural. My oldest is 19 and my youngest is 15. I have been waiting 15 years to get a tummy tuck. I have been doing research for 15 years. July 17th, the day my oldest was born and the one that I received most of my stretch marks and skin, is the day my waiting and research is over. I am finally able to get my tummy tuck...

5 out of 5 stars Fat Transfer

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

So it has taken me about a year to decide to do what I just did which was a lot of research, work, time etc. But worth it. I Had been getting Botox & filler for a long time spent a ton of money & the results just started to look weird. I like the way I look but was beginning to not recognize myself, Botox actually started to make me feel ill plus I could not smile properly, filler was only...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

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

Have always hated the appearance of my abdomen after childbirth, c-section and hysterectomy. Took me 14 years to get to the point of being ready. I have scheduled the tummy tuck! Also having a breast reduction. I really liked the surgeon I picked. Now just time to gather knowledge and work in preparations! I am three weeks away! I have purchased a few items for the recovery. Pj's, cotton...

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

I have appreciated what I have read on this site, so wanted to begin a post. I am 5'5", 110 pounds, pre babies: 34D, which I loved, even though they were somewhat asymmetrical. Now time and nursing have not left me feeling happy with my breasts or the extra skin on my stomach. I always wanted symmetrical breasts and now that we are not having more children, I believe it is time to have these...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Waited for So Very Long - Honolulu, HI

I have been lurking on this forum since after my surgery..reading and posting a bit..i am 50..almost 51.yikes..and have had these horrible boobs since the sixth grade. I was known as the girl with the red hair and boobs.not fun at all. People..including family would always make comments about them..even tho they thought it was a joke..everytime they made reference to them, i shrunk inside..i...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

So Happy - Honolulu, HI

I recently had a breast augmentation, neck lipo, and rhinoplasty done by Dr Peterson. I felt that my breasts were too small for my body and didn't have much shape to them. Before surgery I was a 34B. I went with 400cc silicone implants. I'm now wearing a 34D/DD (depending on the bra). My breasts are full and I have the shape I wanted. I had a bump on my nose and sagging neck skin...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Revision Past Expiration Date - Honolulu, HI

I had undergone an augment for premature glandular atrophy in 1995 to restore a natural appearance. A prior donut mastopexy revision had failed to improve the double-bubble effect and time had accentuated it. My desired outcome was a more natural appearance and reduction of the vertical lines while sitting or standing. The replacement was nearly painless, with marked improvement in overall...

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

Before and After Photos by Dr. Peterson

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