• Maternal Restoration (aka Mommy Makeover)
    Are you a mother? Have you ever wondered if there is any way to restore some of your pre-motherhood babe-hood? Well, I'm a plastic surgeon and a mother of three and I'm here to help!
  • Body Contouring
    Have you done your best? Let me do the rest! Those stubborn bulges are often not responsive to diet and exercise. Plastic surgery can help you achieve your personal best.
  • For Men Only
    Do real men have plastic surgery? Oh, yeah. And I'm very comfortable with the male plastic surgery patient. My dad, my husband, all my siblings, two thirds of my offspring and my cat are dudes.
  • Considering Breast Implants
    Only you can decide is breast implant surgery is right for you. Consultation with me includes "trying on" implants to see what size will enhance your overall figure. Bring a snug t-shirt or borrow one of ours!
  • How Do You Find the Right Plastic Surgeon?
    Start by looking for a surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This assures your surgeon has trained fully and formally in an accredited plastic surgery residency program.
  • What Procedure is Right For Me?
    Take a long look at my web site. By the time you are done, I think you will have a good idea about my approach to plastic surgery. If you think we might be a good fit, call to set up a consultation.
  • Surgery After Massive Weight Loss
    Have you finally made friends with your scale? Congratulations! If you have been left with sagging skin or a few areas recalcitrant to your weight loss, body contouring can help.
  • For Women of a Certain Age
    Think you are "too old" to benefit from breast or body contouring? If you are in good health, think again!

Dr. Lisa Sowder, Plastic Surgeon in Seattle
Lisa Sowder, MD, FACS

Welcome to my web site.

Seattle Plastic Surgeon – Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder

COVID-19 Update, 08/07/2020

Dear patients and prospective patients,

Washington State is doing an okay with social distancing and masks.  Case counts are continuing to rise slowly but deaths have gone down some.   The former is likely both spread of the virus and increased testing.  The later is likely because the virus has moved from nursing homes to bars and restaurants and is hitting a younger and less vulnerable population.   Hospitals have not been overrun and we have been open for elective procedures for almost three months.

We have worked very hard with our staff and anesthesiologists to establish new procedures and protocols to make our operating room and clinic as safe as possible during this pandemic. We continue to practice extreme social distancing when we can by conducting most new consultations, some pre-op visits and follow-up visits via phone and, when appropriate, photos.  Don’t take it personally if we encourage you not to come into the office for routine care.

We have made many changes to our routine and we ask everyone to cooperate.  We are screening everyone for COVID-19 symptoms and elevated temperature.   We will allow no crowding in our waiting rooms and don’t take it personally if we ask you to wait in your car until we are ready to see you.   We ask that patients come to their office appointments alone if at all possible and children, usually more than welcome, are not during this time.  And masks?  Oh, yes, lots of masks!  Handwashing?  Oh, yes.

Social distancing in the operating room and exam room is impossible so we are requiring masks for everyone and for the OR, staff is wearing N95 respirators.  If you think you want to have your own N95, it’s because you have never had to spend 4 hours wearing one!

IF YOU ARE A SCHEDULED SURGERY PATIENT, YOU MUST GO TO THIS PAGE AND MUST WATCH THESE VIDEOS.  IT WILL ENHANCE THE SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY OF YOUR SURGICAL EXPERIENCE.

Testing is finally up to speed and we are requiring pre-operative testing for all of our surgery patients.  Information about how, when and where to get tested is provided at the pre-operative appointment.

PLEASE SEE MY BLOG ABOUT ELECTIVE SURGERY IN THE NEW WORLD ORDER OF COVID-19.  

I have been very pleased how my virtual consultations and follow up visits have gone.  I have done this a lot in the past for out-of-town patients but these past few months have made me consider doing this for some of my in town patients and save them the time and hassle of a trip to downtown Seattle. If you have an opinion about this, share it with me!  If would like to schedule a consultation, please  call the office at 206 467-1101 during regular office hours.

In closing, I would like to share a quote from Winston Churchill in 1941 shared with me by my wonderful Canadian colleague, Dr. Earl Campbell.  “We will have no truce or parley with you, or the grisly gang who work your wicked will.  You do your worst – and we will do our best.”  I just finished reading Erik Larson’s latest book, The Splendid and the Vile which is an account of Churchill’s leadership during the London Blitz of 1940-1941.  It really puts our current shelter in place order into perspective.  I highly recommend it.

Stay safe, stay strong, stay sane and stay in touch.

Lisa Lynn Sowder, M.D., F.A.C.S.

www.sowdermd.com

lsowder@madisonplasticsurgery.net

Instagram @sowdermd and @breastimplantsanity

206 467-1101

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