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: Gardening

Lawn Mower Safety

July 18th, 2017 — 11:42am

Seattle Plastic Surgeon (and mother of three) Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder you about lawn mower safety. It was such a wonderful thing to get some yard work out of my offspring once that they were old enough to mow, rake, sweep, weed, water, trim, edge, poop scoop, etc.  As much as I loved the smellContinue reading…

Gardening, General Health, Trauma

Today is Arbor Day – a celebration of the future instead of the past

April 29th, 2016 — 11:16am

Those of you who know me well know that I am a real tree hugger.  I love to garden and I really love my trees.  I have been know to tell my children that I love my 20 year old Chojuro pear tree more than I love them.  Of course they know that I am justContinue reading…


Happy Spring!

March 20th, 2013 — 1:07pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon wishes everyone a Happy First Day of Spring. Today is the first day of spring and a storm is heading Seattle’s way.  It is supposed to hit mid-afternoon and bring wind up to 50 m.p.h., rain, sleet and/or snow and even a little thunder. I made it a point to get outContinue reading…

Gardening, I Love Seattle!

Delayed Gratification in Gardening and Plastic Surgery

October 22nd, 2012 — 3:54pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon riffs on delayed gratification.  I spent the better part of last weekend digging in the dirt and planting my spring bulbs.  I had to take some extra ibuprofen this morning for my poor aching back and had to scrub extra long for surgery today to get the grime out of my poor old hands. Continue reading…

Gardening, Uncategorized

Tatty – my favorite new word

July 10th, 2012 — 4:35pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon shares a fun word – “tatty”. I came upon a fun word last weekend while visiting my mother.  I was out for an early morning walk and stopped to check out the beautiful display gardens in Spokane’s wonderful Manito Park.   I was admiring a lovely stand of Cone Flowers and noted instructions onContinue reading…

Gardening, Now That's Cool, Trauma

Got the Winter Blues? I’ve go the cure (at least for an evening).

January 30th, 2012 — 6:50pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon blogs about her Northwest Flower and Garden Show Opening Night tradition. Check out Opening Night at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. It’s like stepping into Spring, if only for an evening. This  past weekend it rained and rained and rained.  It was so soggy, even in the mountains, that my daughter’sContinue reading…

Gardening, General Health, Now That's Cool

Happy sesquincentennial to the University of Washington!

October 13th, 2011 — 6:16pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder wishes her Alma Mater a happy 150th birthday (sesquincentennial). The University of Washington is celebrating its 150 birthday this year.   I drive or bike by the campus frequently and always feel a pang of nostalgia for the more simple times of my college and medical school years, allContinue reading…

Gardening, It's All About Me.

Let’s hear it for late bloomers!

August 17th, 2011 — 5:35pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon Blogs About Trees and Mommy Makeovers – Again. I returned from my two weeks away on Sunday night after dark.  The next morning as I was getting into my car, I caught the most lovely scent wafting across my drive way.  Lo and behold, our harlequin glorybower tree had bloomed while I wasContinue reading…

Aging Issues, Body Contouring, Gardening, Mommy Makeover, Plastic Surgery

Seattle Plastic Surgeon Falls Hard for a Tree

July 26th, 2011 — 6:23pm

Seattle Plastic Surgery, Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder blogs about her newest obsession and Seattle’s lousy summer. Last weekend my daughter and I went to Swanson’s, which is a lovely nursery in north Seattle.  We had a light lunch at the cafe and then went browsing.  (Now that I am most definitely a woman of aContinue reading…

Gardening, I Love Seattle!, It's All About Me., Now That's Cool, Plastic Surgery, Skin Care, sun damage

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