The BEST in Hawaii!
My experience at the Athena Clinic was amazing and I am happy to say with full confidence that Dr. Peterson is simply the best plastic surgeon in Hawaii! I have many reasons to attest to this: Dr. Peterson is not only highly qualified, but he is also incredibly professional, surprisingly humble, exceptionally caring and tremendously patient.
He was the first of a few surgeons with whom I met before I decided to do my surgery. It was a rhinoplasty and therefore, a sensitive subject for me. I still remember the day I went in for an initial consultation and when Dr. Peterson left the room, the smiley nurse Lex said "He is the best, believe me!" She said it with such poise and without the pushy intrusion that one might experience when shopping around for a plastic surgeon. There was such sincerity in her voice that it stuck with me. And now I know why.
Dr. Peterson is a like sculptor of a unique talent. He gave me an appearance that I have never even dreamed of: a beautiful, but totally natural look. My results are beyond successful. At the same time, he was very realistic in shaping my expectations and incredibly patient to make sure I have all my questions answered. And I had 40 of them! But he patiently went through all of them. Other surgeons were not as detail oriented and one even told me he didn't have time for my questions because other patients were waiting. I was devastated that day, so it made me think how comfortable I felt during Dr. Peterson's consultation. So I picked up the phone and scheduled my second consultation with him.
The second one went even better than the first. He was focused and listened carefully to what I wanted as a final result. He is not like one of the other surgeons where he is telling you what he wants for you. Dr. Peterson listens carefully to what you want and tells you if that is achievable or not. He was so accurate with his estimate regarding my results that now I look in the mirror, I see it and it blows my mind every time. He is that good! And he follows up on every single detail. He makes sure that everything is perfect. So, in that sense, he is simply brilliant and it almost feels like his touch is purely magical.
In addition, his staff is beyond wonderful! I'll be forever grateful to Joanna for making sure I was comfortable in the operating room, to Crystal and Chelsea for holding my hand when I was given the anesthesia and during the procedure, to Erin for the gentle follow up care of me, to Lex for her upbeat attitude that helped relieve my anxiety, to Jenn for always being so helpful, taking my questions and concerns and coming back to me in a timely manner, and last but not least to Dr. Peterson for putting together and leading such a great team. They were all so attentive and kind, it is hard to put into words all they did for me. They all exceeded their professional obligations because they were there for me not only with their skills, knowledge and expertise, but also with moral support every step of the way.
Now I am so happy with my appearance, it is truly a dream come true. And when I go for a follow up appointment, the whole staff makes me feel at home, they make me feel happy to see them and they show such excitement for my beautiful results. Sometimes I feel that words cannot express what a magnificent experience they created for me. I was so nervous for this surgery, but I know that deciding to do it and choosing Dr. Peterson and his staff was the best decision I ever made for myself. Thank you, Dr. Peterson and staff! You have made such a difference in my life and I will be forever grateful! ;)