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: Highly Recommended Reading

Smash the Wellness Industry by Jessica Knoll

December 3rd, 2019 — 1:08pm

I am so pleased to share this opinion piece from the New York Times. My husband and I were celebrating our 25th anniversary in Paris last June when I came across it while paging through the International Edition of the New York Times while awaiting my Croque Monsieur at a tiny sidewalk cafe. Smash theContinue reading…

General Health, Highly Recommended Reading, Stuff I love

“It’s All in Your Head”—Medicine’s Silent Epidemic

October 11th, 2019 — 8:18am

A fascinating article about the mind-body connection.  This is from a recent Journal of the American Medical Association.     Viewpoint September 16, 2019 “It’s All in Your Head”—Medicine’s Silent Epidemic Matthew J. Burke, MD, FRCPC1,2 Author Affiliations Article Information JAMA Neurol. Published online September 16, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2019.3043 It’s all in your head” is a phrase sometimes said by physicians to patientsContinue reading…

General Health, Highly Recommended Reading

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

Male journalist takes on Redbook’s Web Site. IMO male journalist wins.

October 7th, 2013 — 1:42pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon shares Wall Street Journal Article from Saturday, Oct. 5, 1013: Words Assured to Tick Off Any Man by Joe Queenan Redbook’s website has just published a list of things you should never say to a man. Why not? Because they will make him go ballistic. The list includes such incendiary remarks as:Continue reading…

For Men Only, Highly Recommended Reading, Male Plastic Surgery, Stuff I love

I’m so sad about Nora Ephron.

June 27th, 2012 — 4:32pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon wonders how she will survive the rest of her “aging journey” without Nora Ephron.  I am so sad to hear of Nora Ephron’s death.   I wonder how I am going to survive the next few decades of life without having another pithy Nora Ephron book to make me laugh out loud about the adventures andContinue reading…

Aging Issues, Highly Recommended Reading

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