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

“Doctor Sowder, I want breasts like these.”

“I like these.”

Seattle Plastic Surgeon discusses the limitation of cosmetic breast surgery.

Seattle is a very high tech city and I often have patients requesting breast implants bring in photos they have found on the internet. Internet photos can be very helpful IF the woman on the internet is in the same ball park as the patient in my exam room as far as age, height, weight, breast shape, breast size, nipple position, nipple size, skin elasticity and rib cage anatomy. Finding your breast doppelganger on the internet can be a very, very time consuming task.

Several years ago I had a 50 something lady bring in a Playboy centerfold as her desired look. That consultation required a rather difficult conversation about what plastic surgery can and cannot do and also the fine art of photographic lighting and airbrushing.

So click away on those before and after photos but keep in mind that what you end up with has a lot to do with what you and I start with!

One thing that is easy to find on the Internet are examples of what a patient does not want. Those photos are very, very valuable and help determine if the patient and I are “on the same page”.

Thanks for reading!  Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder

 

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