A ^Retired Plastic Surgeon's Notebook

Welcome to my blog. I am a retired plastic surgeon in Seattle and was 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

Category: Botox

Botox and Facial Filler for the Grinch Who Stole Christmas

December 16th, 2016 — 12:28pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon knows how to make the Grinch look a little less grinchy. Take a look at the Grinch.  What is it that makes him look so old and cranky?  It’s his glabellar from lines between his eyes that make him look like he’s having a pretty bad day and it’s his nasolabial foldsContinue reading…

Botox, Facial Fillers, Nasolabial Folds, Non-invasive

Botox for Excess Sweating

May 23rd, 2014 — 10:56am

Seattle Plastic Surgeon and her male patients go through a lot of Botox this time of year. This time of year Seattle men put away the flannel and fleece and Gortex and some of them make appointments for Botox injections to their armpits.   Excess underarm sweating is fairly easy to conceal in heavy winter clothing butContinue reading…

Botox, For Men Only

The FDA finally catches up with the use of Botox for crows feet.

September 12th, 2013 — 2:29pm

The FDA’s approval of Botox for the treatment of crows feet makes Seattle Plastic Surgeon smile. I’ve been using Botox for the treatment of crows feet (both my patients’ and my own!) for well over ten years.  But I had been using Botox off lable which means that the FDA had not yet approved BotoxContinue reading…

Botox, Government and Politics, Non-invasive

I’ve given up Botox for now. I need my scowl!

April 1st, 2013 — 4:59pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon admits that scowling has it’s place, especially when teaching teenage sons to drive. Today I had a patient ask me about my personal use of Botox.  Maybe it was a hint?  My scowl lines are alive and well right in the middle of my forehead and I have no plans to eradicateContinue reading…

Botox, Uncategorized

Botox for Bunny Lines

September 21st, 2012 — 12:32pm

 Seattle Plastic Surgeon discusses “Bunny Lines” I saw a patient today who wanted treatment for those funny little horizontal wrinkles on the nose that we plastic surgeons refer to as bunny lines.  She was surprised that I recommended Botox instead of a filler. Botox works very well for bunny lines because these creases are causedContinue reading…

Botox, Now That's a Little Weird

Happy Birthday to BOTOX! It’s been 10 years since the FDA approved Botox for cosmetic use.

April 23rd, 2012 — 5:20pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon shares a very quick history of Botox.  I remember, years ago,  hearing about doctors injecting each other with Botox to reduce their scowl lines and thinking:  how crazy is that????? But the anecdotal reports kept coming in and in 1992 a Canadian ophthalmologist, Dr. Jean Carruthers and her husband, Alastair, published their findingContinue reading…

Botox, Now That's Cool

Botox flying off the shelf

July 8th, 2011 — 6:44pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon just loves Botox for excessive sweating. It is finally, maybe, hopefully summer in Seattle and my plastic surgery office is rockin’ with the demand for underarm Botox injections.  Excess sweating (hyperhidrosis) is a fairly common condition and Botox injections are the treatment of choice for cases that are not controlled with prescriptionContinue reading…

Botox, Hyperhidrosis, Non-invasive, Now That's Cool, Plastic Surgery

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