Blog — Notes of a Plastic Surgeon

Welcome to my blog. I am a plastic surgeon in Seattle and have been in private practice since 1991. I've seen more than a few interesting faces and cases through my years spent in the exam room, the operating room and the emergency room. And I have an opinion on just about everything relating to plastic surgery (and a lot of unrelated stuff). If you like my blog, let me know. Thanks for reading! Lisa

Autumn Is the Best Season for Liposuction

Thinking about liposuction?  Autumn is the time to come in for a consultation.

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When the leaves start to fall, think of body contouring surgery.

I love this time of year.  The air is crisp.  The leaves are a riot of color.   And best of all – my children are back in school!  Autumn is a great time to curl up with a nice cat and a good book and savor the season.

Autumn is also a great time to have body contouring and here is why:  Body contouring procedures always require wearing post surgical compression garments for several weeks after surgery.  And one area in particular – the calves and ankles -require compression stockings for up to three months after surgery.  See this previous blog on cankle liposuction.

The compression garments we use are fairly comfortable and patients get used to them (or sometimes even fall in love with them in a kind of Stockholm Syndrome way) but they are warm and wearing these garments in the summer is something I do not recommend.  Yes, patients have body contouring surgery in the summer but they can be pretty uncomfortable even in temperate Seattle.

So if you are thinking of looking better in those spring and summer fashions, plan ahead and consider having your body contouring surgery now.  Call for a consultation:  206 467-1101.

Thanks for reading!  Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder

 

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