• 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

Please see this blog for my retirement announcement!

And now back to COVID-19: Update, 12/08/2020.

Dear patients and prospective patients,

Oh boy, here we go again.  Last time I updated this page, things were looking pretty good.  But that was summer when everyone was outside and social distancing was easy.  It was also before pandemic fatigue set in.  Here we are now with case counts rising rapidly and hospitals seeing an steep increase in COIVD-19 admission and in danger of being overrun.  The difference with this surge is that it is everywhere.  Last spring, regions hard hit could recruit staff and supplies from other regions.  Those days are over.  Swedish Medical Center, where I have surgical privileges, has shut down all their elective inpatient surgery to free up hospital beds.  Their outpatient surgeries have not yet been cut.

Our facility is still open for business at 100% capacity.  We only operate on healthy patients and do all of our surgery as outpatient.

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. These new procedures have become routine and I hardly think twice about being suffocated by my N-95 respirator during a long case.   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. Children, usually more than welcome, are not welcome during this time.  And masks?  Oh, yes, lots of masks!  Handwashing?  Oh, yes.


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.  Just last week, I had my first cancellation due to a positive test in a patient with no symptoms.


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.  Oh, and if you have reservations about the soon to be available vaccine, it’s okay with me.  That will move me up in line!  Just remember that social media does not have a medical degree.

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



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