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: Liposuction

Do you have armpit cleavage? I’m here to help!

January 25th, 2012 — 11:00pm

Seattle Plastic surgeon offers help for a common problem – ARMPIT CLEAVAGE Most women have a little bit of breast tissue and fat just in front of the arm pit.  This is called the axillary tail of the breast.    This is all normal. But some ladies, even slender ladies, have more than a little bitContinue reading…

Body Contouring, Breast Contouring, Liposuction

The mathmatics (arthmetic really) of body contouring surgery.

November 2nd, 2011 — 9:54pm

Seattle plastic surgeon blogs about the arithmetic of body contouring surgery. Okay, here’s a question I get all the time from my body contouring patients:  “Will the fat come back?”  And my answer is always:  “New fat will accumulate if you gain weight after surgery and I cannot predict where the new fat will goContinue reading…

Body Contouring, Liposuction, Obesity, Tummy Tuck

It’s never too early to plan ahead

July 13th, 2011 — 10:32pm

This Seattle Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon tells it like it is!   There are a few procedures I do that come close to immediate gratification but treatment of “cankles” is not one of them. This week I saw a patient who wanted to have ankle liposuction ASAP so she could look really great for her upcoming  highschoolContinue reading…

Body Contouring, Liposuction, Postoperative Care

Laser Liposuction? No Thanks.

February 21st, 2011 — 8:15pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon Discusses the Risks of                         Laser Liposuction. I just returned from the annual meeting of the Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons. The best presentation was a panel on new technologies – when, how and why or adopt them or, in many cases, not adopt them. A very interesting statistic was presented. Ninety-five percentContinue reading…

Body Contouring, Liposuction, My Plastic Surgery Philosophy, Obesity, Patient Beware


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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