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: Health Care Costs

Obamacare – how it will affect my practice

December 3rd, 2013 — 2:48pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon discusses how Obamacare will affect (or not) her practice. There was a time about 10 years ago when I would have been totally stressing out over the changes coming with the Affordable Care Act a.k.a. Obamacare.  But that was then and this is now and I’m not stressing out because I don’tContinue reading…

Financial Issues, Government and Politics, Health Care Costs

“Will my health insurance pay for this?”

October 15th, 2013 — 2:32pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon offers unsolicited advice on determining if your health insurance will cover a procedure. “Will my insurance cover this?”  I hear that question a lot, especially with the Affordable Care Act becoming law.  I even had a patient ask if Obama Care would pay for her breast lift!  Wouldn’t that be sweet? HereContinue reading…

General Health, Health Care Costs

David Sedaris explains why America spends so much on heath care.

March 30th, 2012 — 6:24pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon loves David Sedaris’ account of his experiences with Socialized Medicine in the heart of Old Europe. This week’s New Yorker Magazine has a hilarious piece by humorist David Sedaris.  Mr. Sedaris now lives in Paris and I squeal with delight every time I read one of his essays on his French experiences.   HereContinue reading…

General Health, Government and Politics, Health Care Costs, Plastic Surgery, Uncategorized

The truth about breast surgery in the obese patient

November 4th, 2011 — 12:01am

Seattle Plastic Surgeon tells it like it is for obese women seeking breast surgery. A recent article published in The Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery caught my attention.  This article looked at breast surgery outcomes in  7982 patients (that would be almost 16,ooo breasts!!!!) and divided the patients in obese and non-obese.  Their results wereContinue reading…

Body Contouring, Breast Contouring, Breast Reduction, Health Care Costs, Obesity, Postoperative Care

Groupons for plastic surgery? Nope and here’s why.

July 27th, 2011 — 7:22pm

Hip Seattle Plastic Surgeon does not offer Groupon for services.  Shocking, huh? I know, I know – Groupon is just the best thing since sliced bread but you won’t be finding it in my office, at least not until the laws change. Yeah, it would be kinda fun to get a bajillion people to giveContinue reading…

Government and Politics, Health Care Costs

Canadians Saving Health Care Dollars

January 13th, 2011 — 9:50am

Seattle Plastic Surgeon Comes Across a Very Interesting Article in a Canadian Journal I was cleaning my desk this morning (that’s a few blog entries in itself) and stumbled upon an article I has saved from a 2006 issue of the Canadia Journal of Plastic Surgery. This article compared the sterility and cost of “sterile wound dressings” andContinue reading…

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

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