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: I Love Seattle!

Saying goodbye to Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct

January 10th, 2019 — 12:49pm

This Friday one of my favorite drives on the planet will cease to exist.  I know it’s silly to be attached to stretch of asphalt and concrete but I’m going to really, really miss the Alaskan Way Viaduct. For those of you who do not live in the Seattle area, the Viaduct is a bigContinue reading…

I Love Seattle!, It's All About Me., Stuff I love

Are you ready for the big one?

November 12th, 2014 — 4:07pm

Earthquake preparedness. We had a staff meeting to day and our educational topic was earthquake preparedness.  Joanne Jordan from Seattle’s Office of Emergency Management gave an excellent presentation that made me feel a little better about living in Washington, the third most earthquake prone state.  California and Alaska are the top two.   Here areContinue reading…

General Health, I Love Seattle!

Bicycle communting to work

August 26th, 2014 — 9:54am

Seattle Plastic Surgeon bikes to work.  Saves time.  Burns calories.  Seattle is the fastest growing city in the country and I can attest to its growing pains.  There are tower cranes, torn up streets, detours, cement trucks, double dumpers and construction sites in just about every part of the city and especially in the South Lake UnionContinue reading…

General Health, I Love Seattle!

Yoga is great for manual laborers

July 16th, 2014 — 2:43pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon blogs about yoga for manual laborers. I drive by many, many construction sites on my way to work these days.  Seattle is undergoing a huge building boom and is crawling with tower cranes and construction workers. This morning I saw a whole crew of hard hats doing yoga in the wonderful clearContinue reading…

General Health, I Love Seattle!

A few of my favorite things.

June 19th, 2013 — 2:30pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon hits a triple on her morning walk. This morning I took a nice, brisk walk along Seattle’s Fremont Ship Canal.  It is wonderful place to start the day, especially in the summer.  Today I saw the usual early morning suspects:  dogs with their humans, middle aged rowers gliding across the water in their shellsContinue reading…

I Love Seattle!, Now That's Cool

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!

I have the coolest patients!

October 12th, 2012 — 3:50pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon thinks her patients are the best. Earlier this week one of my patients had bruises all over her body and I was a little worried about her until she told me that she and a bunch of friends had competed recently in a Muddy Buddy Race.  I knew what she was talking about because theContinue reading…

I Love Seattle!, Now That's Cool

Get out of the rain and into the Moisture Festival!

March 19th, 2012 — 4:48pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon is a big fan of this very Seattle-ish tradition. Every late winter/early spring, when the city of Seattle is just about ready to move to Phoenix the Moisture Festival saves the day. This quirky vaudevillian celebration of human weirdness runs for several weeks at various venues in Seattle.  It showcases jugglers, comedians,Continue reading…

I Love Seattle!, Now That's a Little Weird, Now That's Cool


March 2nd, 2012 — 6:35pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon blogs about the lessons learned in the play, Pygmalion, now playing at Seattle’s Intiman Theater. Last night I soooo enjoyed attending Pygmalion at Seattle’s Intiman Theater.  There is something about live human beings on stage telling a story through words and action that just touch my soul so much more than film orContinue reading…

General Health, I Love Seattle!, Now That's Cool, Skin Care, sun damage

Have a party to attend? Get thee a Tuzzie Muzzie.

January 11th, 2012 — 10:03pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon breaks the ice at a party with her Tuzzie Muzzie! There’s a Tuzzie Muzzie to complement any party frock. Last Friday I attended my very first Twelfth Night Party.  It was a fancy affair with cocktails, dinner, dancing, and dessert buffet at Seattle’s Women’s University Club. You readers of my blog may findContinue reading…

I Love Seattle!, Now That's Cool, Wardrobe Observations

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