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: Children

Halloween Owl is a Mother’s Friend

October 29th, 2019 — 12:20pm

Happy Halloween! If you have young kids at home, you need to meet the Halloween Owl.  He is your best friend this time of year. This is how he operates.   You help your  children set aside at least half of their sugary treasure to donate to the Halloween Owl.  They put their donation into a niceContinue reading…

Children, Now That's Cool

Off to college? Words of wisdom.

August 26th, 2019 — 9:35am

Four years ago I sent my twin sons off to college. Last Saturday I help their little sister move into her dorm.  And then I cried.  A lot.  For those parents doing this for the first time, second, third or fourth time,  and for all those lucky youngsters heading off to college, let me shareContinue reading…

Children, Highly Recommended Reading

4th of July Buzzkill

July 3rd, 2018 — 4:00pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon and mother of two young adult men is a total buzzkill on the 4th of July. For most people, the 4th of July is a nice holiday filled with family, friends, good food and maybe some good fireworks.  But……..for the plastic surgeon on call for the emergency room, the 4th of JulyContinue reading…

Children, Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Trauma


March 14th, 2012 — 11:36pm

Do you have a child with severe acne???  An ounce of treatment now is worth a ton of scar revisions later. Left: Before a bazillion procedures. Right: After a bazillion procedures. I have two children in high school and I often am asked for advice regarding acne.  I am not a dermatologist nor do IContinue reading…

Acne, Children, Facial Fillers, Fat Injection, Plastic Surgery, Scar, Skin Care

The Cautionary Tale of Gertrude McFuzz

February 6th, 2012 — 7:09pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon Tells the Tale of a Tail – It’s a great story about greed.   Gertrude McFuzz is a wonderful Dr. Seuss story, one of three in his book Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories. All three stories involve hubris and/or greed. Here’s the Cliff Notes of Gertrude McFuzz: Gertrude is a plain littleContinue reading…

Breast Contouring, Breast Implants, Children, My Plastic Surgery Philosophy, Now That's a Little Weird, Patient Beware, Plastic Surgery

Meet the Tooth Fairy’s cousin – the Scab Fairy

December 20th, 2011 — 6:09pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon tells the story of the Scab Fairy, a story that every parent needs to know. This is the Scab Fairy. She’ll leave you a little something if you put that scabby Band-aid under you pillow. Last week I had the opportunity to take care of a delightful little boy in the emergencyContinue reading…

Children, General Health, Now That's a Little Weird, Plastic Surgery, Postoperative Care, Trauma

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