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: Breast Lift

Breast Lift at the Time of Breast Implant Removal : Is It Safe???

June 1st, 2020 — 9:30am

I saw a patient recently who would benefit a lot from having a breast lift at the time of implant removal and that was what I recommended.  She had read on Dr. Facebook that it was safer to delay the lift.  This launched me into a discussion about the blood supply to the breast, whichContinue reading…

Breast Contouring, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Implants, Breast Lift

Breast lift: Fear not the scars!

January 23rd, 2018 — 9:57am

I see many, many women for implant removal after years of being unhappy with their breast implants.  Many of these ladies consulted a plastic surgeon for sagging of the breasts and instead of ending up with a breast lift, ended up with breast implants.  Often the explanation for this is that the patient did notContinue reading…

Breast Contouring, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Implants, Breast Lift, Scar

Nipple reduction and a breast lift can make the breasts look fuller.

September 27th, 2017 — 11:55am

Check out this case. This lady initially came in for breast augmentation.  She wanted to look a little fuller but was a worried about the impact of larger breasts on her competitive tennis game.  After chatting with her and examining her, I came up with the plan of a lift and a nipple reduction.  TheseContinue reading…

Breast Contouring, Breast Lift, Mommy Makeover, Nipples


May 14th, 2017 — 7:00pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon Discusses Mommy Makeover on Mother’s Day Ah, the joys of motherhood! I can wax eloquently about fat little feet, apple cheeks, wet baby kisses and so on but one of the joys I did not expect was a boost in my Plastic Surgery practice, especially my “mommy makeover” patients. Since becoming aContinue reading…

Body Contouring, Breast Contouring, Breast Implants, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, Mommy Makeover, Plastic Surgery

The Ideal Breast

November 6th, 2014 — 10:08am

The Ideal Breast I just read an interesting review of an article published in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery about the ideal breast.   Here’s the link. If you don’t want to read the review, I will summarize.  A bajillion individuals which included men and women of various ages and nationalities were asked toContinue reading…

Breast Contouring, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Implants, Breast Lift

The magic of mastopexy a.k.a. breast lift

September 19th, 2014 — 5:34pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon blabbers on and on (again) about her favorite operation. One reason that breast lift a.k.a mastopexy is my very favorite operation is the variety of breast lift techniques that can treat many different issues with breast shape.  Breast lift can do many things to improve the appearance of the breast.  Obviously, breastContinue reading…

Breast Contouring, Breast Lift, Stuff I love

The Non-surgical Breast Lift – All You Need Is Tape

August 19th, 2014 — 2:46pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon performs a non-surgical breast lift in the exam room in 72 seconds! Recently I had a lady come in who really, really wanted to know what HER breasts would look like after a breast lift.  Showing her photos of ladies with similar breasts wasn’t quite enough.  She wanted to look in theContinue reading…

Breast Contouring, Breast Lift, Non-invasive, Now That's Cool

What breast shape do you like?

June 5th, 2014 — 2:38pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon explains how different breast implants influence breast shape. Take a look at these different breast shapes.  It is important to know what type of shape a patient prefers when doing a breast augmentation consultation.  The size and shape and projection of breast implants influences the final shape of the breast.  Other factorsContinue reading…

Breast Contouring, Breast Implants, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, Fat Transfer to the Breast

Beware the Benelli a.k.a.donut a.k.a periareolar breast lift.

October 8th, 2013 — 12:18pm

Seattle Plastic surgeon blogs about one of her pet peeves – Big breast implants and a Benelli (circumareolar or donut)  lift done to avoid a full breast lift. I do alot of breast revision surgery and I see at least one patient a month who had the operation shown on the left who is unhappy with theirContinue reading…

Breast Contouring, Breast Lift

The Breast Implant Double Bubble Explained

September 5th, 2013 — 12:23pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon explains what causes a double bubble deformity in the implanted breast.  I saw two patients this week with the so-called double bubble.  Both of these ladies had implants that were over 10 years old and both had experienced some sagging in their natural breasts. The double bubble occurs when time and gravity resultContinue reading…

Breast Contouring, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Implants, Breast Lift

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