Patient Comments

Some Comments From Our Clients

I just wanted to write Dr. Mary Lee Peters to remind her how grateful I am for my surgery she did around 7 years ago. I still feel as good as the day I had the surgery and thank god every day for her. I had extremely huge breasts and could barely fit into my shirts. She helped me gain back my confidence and decrease all the pain I was having due to the weight of my breast. I was miserable. I continue to brag up and down the streets of Seattle to women in my similar situation and let them know what a great job she did and how happy I am.
Thank you again,
–Veronica

Changing Saline for Silicone, Two Happy Outcomes, from the User’s Point of View

My first breast augmentation was when I was 19 years old. Saline implants (260 cc medium profile) were placed under the muscle. They were wonderful and I could not have been happier with the way I looked. There were no concerns over the 14 years I had them. But, as time and gravity are not kind to women, it was time to update them. After some research, I decided I wanted to make the change to silicone gel implants. Bad press about the silicone is easy to find if you Google it, so I made sure to look further than the scare stories. It turns out that silicone’s bad reputation was mostly an overblown media circus. I know, shocker. So I contacted Dr. Peters about a revision and a lift. She presented all the options and we decided on a plan of action. I decided to change to a 304 cc silicone gel implant with a “mini” lift to improve shape.

Dr. Peters and her staff are fabulous! Surgery and recovery went off flawlessly. At 10 weeks post-surgery, I feel great. What’s more important, I LOOK incredible. I would never have imagined the difference in the types of implant. I can’t adequately describe the change in the way they feel. As I mentioned, my implants were really great before. But WOW! This change is night and day. They feel so much softer and more natural. They look and move like natural breast tissue. My husband, who considers himself an expert on the subject of my breasts, agrees they are much nicer now. Safety, a proven track record, a gifted surgeon, and a warranty that proves the manufacturer stands by their product? What else can you ask for? After having had a great and healthy outcome with both saline and silicone implants, I will say silicone wins for me, hands down.

–Constance, breast augmentation revision and lift, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington

Just letting you guys know I got my before and after shots in the mail. I’m so happy to get them and see on paper the difference. Thank you so much for everything and of course extend my appreciation to Dr. Peters. I feel so confident and happy.

–Hannah, face lift and breast augmentation, Edmonds, Washington

I am extremely thrilled with the results of surgery Dr. Peters performed for me. In a million years I couldn’t have imagined such an amazing transformation.Five times better than expected doesn’t even come close. I have maintained good weight and exercise habits over my life, but no matter how hard I tried, previous emergent surgeries, 3 pregnancies and large breasts since early puberty contributed to the inevitable “sag” of skin and tissue in my 40’s and now 50’s. At 53, packing for an upcoming trip to Disneyland with 3 granddaughters I put on a bathing suit and immediately pulled it off and threw it back in the closet. At that moment I knew I was going to seek out concrete information and begin dealing with facts about at least a breast lift – and more if possible. I gathered recommendations from others who had undergone such procedures. Dr. Peters had two hits on my recommendations list and was my first (and only) consult. I was so impressed with her warmth and now what I understand to be her “vision”, that I knew I would chose her if in fact I was going to do it at all.

The surgical experience and post operative care have been top notch. Dr. Peters explained that she likes to see patients regularly during the post-operative healing period. Her joy and enthusiasm for good results is clear during those visits. I understand this experience to be more than what I may have thought going in to the process. Now, besides being “young and healthy” in my thoughts – I am the same in bodily appearance. At 5 weeks healing time, I’m back at the gym, looking forward to my 54th birthday and expecting to live the next few decades the best me that I can be. My prior attitude toward plastic surgery was to keep my body well hidden under clothing and at some point possibly spring for a face lift. Now, when the time is right I’ll get the face lift and have no doubts about the decision I made regarding the breast lift, abdominoplasty and flank liposuction. Dr. Peters hasn’t seen the last of me!

-Constance, breast lift, abdominoplasty and liposuction patient, Mercer Island, Washington

I would like to thank Dr. Peters as she did a fantastic job “fixing” me! I just tried yesterday a very sexy swimsuit that I bought for myself about 8 years ago hoping I might use it some day in the future. I did not know then whether I would for sure have the operations I had done (Tummy-tuck, Lipo of the back and Breast lift/augmentation revision), and I have to say that I know for sure I chose the right doctor for these operations. The swimsuit looked amazing on me!

Dr. Mary Lee Peters not only cares and is very professional and realistic about your goals but she is an amazing plastic surgeon. I still cannot believe my scars! They are not what I expected at almost 2 months after surgery. They are minimized and very well done!  My breasts are also looking like breasts now.

The scars I had on my breasts from a previous breast lift with another Dr. were no longer aligned.  She not only did a much better job at recreating my breasts, but she left me scars that are barely noticeable after two months!  I can only imagine what will they look like in a year! She also shaped my breasts in a way that they look completely natural, which is another thing I did not get from my previous doctor.

After care also counts a big deal when it comes to plastic surgery. Thanks to Dr. Peters’ recommendations and care is that my scars are doing terrific and I can see them disappearing almost completely in the near future.

I would recommend Dr. Mary Lee Peters 100%!!

I am very happy that I ended up not doing my surgery with another plastic surgeon I was originally going to do my surgery with but who canceled on me twice for personal reasons. I ended up having the best doctor possible!

My husband and I thank you Dr. Peters,
-Ivana, Breast lift and augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction patient, Medina, Washington

Marcia J is a free lance writer who lives in Southern California. She traveled to Seattle to seek plastic surgery with Dr. Peters at the suggestion of one of her friends. Marcia’s experience as a patient is described in this article submitted to Emory Women’s Center magazine.

“One year ago, I got brave and had Dr. Peters do an abdominoplasty at the same time my gynecologist was doing a hysterectomy. It worked out so well, and I am so happy that I did it! I am a conservative mother/grandmother and a nurse. I just turned 50 and I look and feel better than ever. My life has changed! Since the surgery, I have lost 30 lbs (Weight watchers and the gym) and this is a big component of how good I look and feel.

I ask myself: why wasn’t I able to lose weight before the surgery? Dr. Peters was careful to counsel me that weight loss is not a reason for surgery, and actually I weighed close to the same before surgery as after, so don’t go into it thinking it is a magic bullet. It still has taken discipline and great effort on my part….but, I think having the surgery helped because I had new motivation and energy and I wasn’t battling that big blob of a belly. It gave me the possibility of restoring my body to match the image in my head of how I look. I could never get used to the idea of me looking 6 months pregnant year-round, year after year! I now have a flat stomach with abdominal muscles aligned…and did I mention how much I LOVE my new belly button?… It’s beautiful!

Lastly, I want to address my pre-surgery concern of having such a large scar. One year later, I can tell you I am pleasantly surprised… the scar is fading so nicely. Dr Peters did a beautiful job and I can’t imagine NOT doing it because of this worry. The scar has been a non-issue for me. Dr. Peters and her staff took good care of me, and I am ecstatic with my results.”
-C.S., abdominoplasty patient, Bellevue, Washington

“I first went to Dr. Peters at the recommendation of my doctor, and on the advice of my mother who said if it bothered me, just get it fixed!  I wanted to get my eyes done, and when I met with Dr. Peters, I instantly liked her and trusted her. I asked her opinion of what else she thought would be good for me.  Without any pressure, she told me about other surgical procedures which I then decided to have done.  I’ve since had several different procedures and the results are remarkable.  People tell me I look 20 years younger — very natural — and I feel very good about my surgeries.

I had a breast reduction in 2005, and I wish I’d had it done 40 years ago.  My back pain was immediately gone, and I look more in proportion now.

Throughout all of my contact with her and her office, I’ve felt very well-cared-for, and welcomed. They are all terrific — very personable, and Dr. Peters is trust-inspiring and calm as well as a gifted surgeon.  I recommend her to friends all the time.”
-Athene A., Breast reduction and blepharoplasty patient, Portland, Oregon

“I have known Dr. Peters for about 15 years.  Before I was her patient, I was referring patients to her as part  of my job with a group of general practitioners.  I saw the results on those patients and was so impressed that when it came time for me to choose a plastic surgeon, I wouldn’t have thought to go to anyone else.  I’ve had several procedures and have been thrilled with the results.

Dr. Peters explains everything thoroughly, and talks with me at length about what is feasible for me and discusses all the aspects of the surgery so I understand if it will be good for me, individually, including an explanation of what results I can realistically expect.  She’s very available and reassuring, and easy to talk to, and the staff are very accommodating and responsive.  I trust her and her staff, and couldn’t be happier.”
-Julie B., Face lift, breast augmentation and tummy tuck patient, Edmonds, Washington

“I met Dr. Peters a few years ago when my wife went to her.  I Immediately liked her and her staff. She is very approachable, personable and easy to talk to. She took the time to answer our questions, and her staff is very professional, kind and courteous.

For a long time, I wanted to have my eyes done, just as my father had done many years earlier, to prevent long-term impairment of my peripheral vision from heavy, droopy eyelids, and to make me look less ‘grumpy!’  After I met Dr. Peters, I felt very confident in her skill and manner, so I decided to go ahead.  I am very, very pleased with the outcome. It’s made me feel better and look much younger.  I have no regrets about the surgery and certainly not about Dr. Peters.”
-Don H., Blepharoplasty patient, Issaquah, Washington

“As an operating room nurse for 30 years, I know a good surgeon when I see one…and Dr. Peters is the best!  She’s a very caring, technically skilled and highly ethical physician. She remains calm under pressure and makes others working with her feel supported.  Her work is beautiful.  My experiences with her and her staff through several procedures, including a tummy tuck and liposuction for my chin and thighs, have been outstanding.

I have recommended her to many people, and everyone has had wonderful results. I totally trust her and would definitely go back to her should I desire additional surgery in the future.”
-Darlene L., tummy tuck and liposuction of chin & thighs, Lake Stevens, Washington

“My mother was a patient of Dr. Peters before me. As a nurse, my mom knew lots of doctors and she wanted to go to the best of the best when she decided to have a facelift and blepharoplasty. Well, I was so impressed by the results that I chose Dr. Peters when I wanted my own facelift and blepharoplasty. I followed that by a breast augmentation and tummy tuck, and I’m thrilled with all the results. I had no complications, no scars and everything looks totally natural.

Her staff is awesome. They make you feel really welcome. Dr. Peters is a warm and sincere person along with a skilled surgeon. It’s obvious she loves her work and takes great care in doing the best she can. I trust her completely and recommend her to all my friends.”
-Genie, Breast augmentation and tummy tuck patient, Seattle, Washington

“A very heartfelt thank you to you and your staff. I have received such great care and always been treated warmly and compassionately. No matter how many questions or how silly they were, you have answered each and every one like they were the most important one of the visit. I actually look forward to the appointments.”
-Kathy, Massive weight loss body lift patient, Bellevue, Washington

“Though it has been a few years I still find myself sending thought of gratitude your way- not like everyday like I used to, but still a few times a month. Thank you so much for being there for me and for all the other women you have helped.”
-Diane, Body lift patient, Juneau, Alaska

“I want to thank you for all you did for me. Especially your sensitivity, professionalism and of course the fantastic body shaping. I always felt incredibly well taken care of when in your office by all your staff from the desk personnel to the nurses that were there when I entered the surgery room.”
-Chris, Body contouring patient, Redmond, Washington