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: Facial Rejuvenation

Lifestyle Lift – demise of a plastic surgery franchise

March 4th, 2015 — 7:50pm

Maybe the Franchise Model Just Doesn’t Work for Something as Personal as Plastic Surgery? I got word yesterday of the closure and pending bankruptcy of “Lifestyle Lift”.   You have to be living in a cave not to recognize this name and their pitch for a “one hour face lift under local anesthesia” and their veryContinue reading…

Facial Rejuvenation, Plastic Surgery

Stem Cell Face Lift

April 10th, 2013 — 3:15pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon discusses the promotion of stem cell face lifts by ethically challenged physicians. Recently I have had several inquiries about “stem cell face lifts” and whether or not I perform them.  There must be someone out there promoting this as the latest and greatest fountain of youth.   That someone  is probably deceptively promotingContinue reading…

Facial Fillers, Facial Rejuvenation, Fat Injection, Uncategorized

Agressive Skin Care + Enough Filler = GREAT RESULTS

December 14th, 2011 — 10:25pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon shows off a GREAT NON-SURGICAL RESULT – take a look at this. Top photo before treatment. After photo is after agressive skin care and HA filler over a nine month period. I saw this patient recently who I have been treating with aggressive skin care and HA fillers (eg Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane,Continue reading…

Aging Issues, Facial Fillers, Facial Rejuvenation, Non-invasive, Skin Care

Male brow and eyelid surgery – easy does it!

November 30th, 2011 — 11:16pm

The masculine brow is low and the lids are full. Just ask James Dean. Seattle Plastic Surgeon blogs about male facial plastic surgery. Recently I have done facial plastic surgery on a few dudes and that has gotten me thinking about the difference between male and female plastic surgery.  With guys undergoing facial surgery, especially aroundContinue reading…

Facial Rejuvenation, For Men Only, Male Plastic Surgery

Why we mark patients in the upright position!

June 2nd, 2011 — 7:26pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon explains why she always marks her patients in the upright postion. Plastic surgeons always, always, always do our preoperative markings with patients in the upright position.  It doesn’t matter if we’re operating on  a face, a chest or an abdomen.  Most people understand the effect that position has on breasts and bellys but haveContinue reading…

Facial Rejuvenation, Nasolabial Folds, Plastic Surgery

Please, no bidding war for a facelift at the school auction!

May 16th, 2011 — 11:34pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon won’t donate surgery to her children’s school. My children’s school had its annual fund raising auction this past weekend. This year was a 60’s theme and we all got to dress up like hippies. It was a blast. Every year someone inquires about me donating surgery to be auctioned off and IContinue reading…

Aging Issues, Facial Rejuvenation, Now That's a Little Weird, Plastic Surgery, Skin Care, sun damage

So, what is a “Lifesytle Lift”?

April 5th, 2011 — 7:28pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon Discusses          Lifestyle Lift Okay, okay. I have had a jillion questions about the “Lifestyle Lift” in the past few weeks. All I can figure is that they are doing some sort of marketing blitz. I don’t watch T.V. so I am a little out of the loop. I am not one ofContinue reading…

Aging Issues, Facial Rejuvenation, Patient Beware, Plastic Surgery, Preoperative Care

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