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: It’s All About Me.

My New Year’s Resolution

January 1st, 2012 — 9:37pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon acknowledges that there is a bit of room for improvement. This year I am going to keep it simple.  Not easy, but simple. Our family does a fair amount of camping.   Those of you who also enjoy and/or endure the chaos of camping are familiar with the camping ethos of : LEAVE THEContinue reading…

It's All About Me., Uncategorized

My nose knows and loves it’s Neti pot.

October 21st, 2011 — 9:50pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder loves her Neti Pot. I will try really hard not to over share but …….. these dark, moist days of Seattle’s autumn bring out the worst in my nose and sinuses.   I’m allergic to just about everything a person can be allergic to (even my beloved cat, Angelo) butContinue reading…

General Health, It's All About Me., Plastic Surgery

What do plastic surgeons do for rest and relaxation?

October 18th, 2011 — 4:41pm

Seattle plastic surgeon reveals her relaxation secret:  embroidery! I can’t really speak for all plastic surgeons, but I find taking up a needle and thread to be very, very relaxing.  And lately, I’ve been relaxing a lot. My daughter is an Irish step dancer (think Riverdance) and her school has hand embroidered dresses for theirContinue reading…

It's All About Me.

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.

It’s time for the cowgirlfriends roundup.

September 17th, 2011 — 12:10am

Seattle Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder blogs about her annual cowgirlfriends round up at Montana’s Chico Hot Springs. This weekend, I get to fly to Montana to spend a few days with my girlfriends from high school.  We call it the Cowgirl Roundup.   I am the only one of us that does not ride horses (neverContinue reading…

It's All About Me., Uncategorized

Meet my alter ego

July 30th, 2011 — 12:24am

Why Seattle Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder, will not be blogging for a couple of weeks. I’m taking a little break from work for two weeks. Trust me, I need a vacation and will come back a better doctor (and guitar player). I’ll spend my first week at the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop (PSGW) which is heldContinue reading…

It's All About Me.

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

What really is pain?

May 19th, 2011 — 8:07pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon comments on young whipper snappers wearing  very annoying  t-shirts. Yesterday was an amazing and beautiful spring day in Seattle. I had a couple of free hours in the morning and I took Stella, our snippy, snappy, snarly, nasty, naughty thing, on a walk around Green Lake. The path around the lake was packed andContinue reading…

Aging Issues, It's All About Me.

Timing is everything in music and in surgery

April 20th, 2011 — 10:34pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon discusses the importance of timing in music and in plastic surgery. I have been practicing a song with my husband that we are going to perform at a recital in a couple of weeks. I’ve been playing guitar and singing for many years but my husband is a beginner. One of theContinue reading…

It's All About Me., Postoperative Care, Preoperative Care


January 3rd, 2011 — 9:54am

I spent New Year’s weekend with my family in a rustic ski hut. When we weren’t skiing or eating or sleeping (three of my very favorite activities) we worked a little on a gazillion piece communal puzzle. Finding that just right piece and having it fall into place is such a great feeling. It isContinue reading…

It's All About Me., Plastic Surgery, Trauma, Uncategorized

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