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: Ineffective

Correct diagnosis is the cornerstone of proper treatment.

June 15th, 2015 — 1:27pm

I saw a patient this week that really drove home the importance of diagnosis before treatment.  In plastic surgery, diagnosis is usually very straight forward and can be made from across the exam room or sometimes even from across the street.  Common diagnoses in my practice include large breasts, saggy breasts, small breasts, asymmetrical breasts,Continue reading…

General Health, Ineffective, My Plastic Surgery Philosophy, This Makes Me Cranky.

Too good to be true??? Yes!!!

February 28th, 2011 — 9:21am

Seattle Plastic Surgeon Uncovers Some Really, Really Misleading Before and After Photos. I am really on a roll here, or maybe it’s a rampage. It’s too soon to tell. Here is another “before and after” from yet another liposuction gizmo that is supposed to sculpt the fat layer and tighten the skin layer, all withoutContinue reading…

Ineffective, New Technology, Non-invasive, Patient Beware

Look carefully, very carefully

February 23rd, 2011 — 6:17pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon Reveals Some Very Shady             Before and After Photos. I get buried in advertisements for the newest, latest, greatest, you gotta have it, gizmos that are supposed to make my practice and my results and my life in general even better that they already are. Of course, these gizmos average about $100,000 andContinue reading…

Ineffective, New Technology, Non-invasive, Plastic Surgery


October 26th, 2010 — 10:36am

Seattle Plastic Surgeon discusses the limitations of some of the newest, most expensive and most advertized gizmos. Take a look at this “before” and “after”. As promised, here’s the inside of the brochure that shows the “results” and you can be sure these are the best results the company could come up with. The “CoolSculpting”Continue reading…

Body Contouring, Ineffective, Laser Liposuction, Liposuction, New Technology, Patient Beware, Plastic Surgery, Tummy Tuck

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