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: Mommy Makeover

Will there be plastic surgery under your Christmas tree?

November 30th, 2018 — 3:11pm

How to give the gift of plastic surgery. Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season?  That perfect gift may just be a plastic surgical procedure.  Here are a few tips if you are considering this most thoughtful and personal of presents. Only consider this if your loved one has confided in you that he/sheContinue reading…

Mommy Makeover, Now That's Cool, Plastic Surgery, Postoperative Care

Nipple reduction and a breast lift can make the breasts look fuller.

September 27th, 2017 — 11:55am

Check out this case. This lady initially came in for breast augmentation.  She wanted to look a little fuller but was a worried about the impact of larger breasts on her competitive tennis game.  After chatting with her and examining her, I came up with the plan of a lift and a nipple reduction.  TheseContinue reading…

Breast Contouring, Breast Lift, Mommy Makeover, Nipples

Plastic Surgery FAQ: I’m a total wreck. Where should I start?

June 14th, 2017 — 4:16pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon answers Plastic Surgery FAQ:  I’m a total wreck.  Where should I start? I often see patients who are interested in several different procedures.  They have a laundry list of things they would like to change.  A recent example was a middle aged lady who wanted hip liposuction, a face lift, a tummy tuck,Continue reading…

Mommy Makeover, Patient Safety, Plastic Surgery, Surgical Eductaion


May 14th, 2017 — 7:00pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon Discusses Mommy Makeover on Mother’s Day Ah, the joys of motherhood! I can wax eloquently about fat little feet, apple cheeks, wet baby kisses and so on but one of the joys I did not expect was a boost in my Plastic Surgery practice, especially my “mommy makeover” patients. Since becoming aContinue reading…

Body Contouring, Breast Contouring, Breast Implants, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, Mommy Makeover, Plastic Surgery

Are the planets aligned for your surgery?

January 16th, 2015 — 1:12pm

Is there an astrologer in the house? Today I saw a lovely lady who is a great candidate for tummy tuck and fat transfer to the breasts.   She’s done with babies, her youngest is out of diapers and she is ready to reclaim a little bit of her babehood.  She’s also got some help linedContinue reading…

Mommy Makeover, Now That's a Little Weird

Progressive Tension Sutures in Tummy Tuck – well worth the extra 15 minutes

May 20th, 2014 — 8:10pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon explains why she uses progressive tension sutures in her tummy tuck patients. I saw a patient today for a tummy tuck consultation.  She had spent quite a bit of time researching tummy tucks on the Internet and had a lot of questions about my technique.  I went down her list of questionsContinue reading…

Body Contouring, Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck

Mother’s Day is almost here.

May 7th, 2014 — 3:59pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon and mother of three teenagers (!) has a gift suggestion for Mother’s Day.  She hopes her husband and children read this blog. I recently  had to spend the better part of a day at SeaTac, Seattle’s airport, while waiting for my delayed flight to San Franscisco to attend the annual meeting of theContinue reading…

It's All About Me., Mommy Makeover, Stuff I love, Wardrobe Observations

Mons pubis reduction: Yes, it is a procedure I perform.

April 24th, 2014 — 8:51am

Seattle Plastic Surgeon blogs about the saggy and/or fatty mons pubis. I get a lot of email inquiries about the mons pubis.  This is a problem area for many women and there just is not a lot of information out there about treatment options.  So, here’s some info about that mons pubis a.k.a. the Mound of Venus (I justContinue reading…

Body Contouring, Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck

Mommy Makeover – my very favorite postoperative question.

April 1st, 2014 — 2:00pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon’s favorite mommy makeover postoperative question:  “Is it okay for me to wear a bikini?” I saw one of my favorite patients yesterday.  She’s a hard working mother of three and is about a year out from her mommy makeover.  She wondered if was okay for her to wear a bikini on an Continue reading…

Mommy Makeover

Woman inherits her mother’s plastic surgery fund.

November 8th, 2012 — 12:31pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon discusses a very thoughtful mother’s last wishes. One question I always ask when a patient is thinking about having a plastic surgery procedure is “why now?”    The answer can be very interesting and often very relavent.  Here are some answers I have received over the years: I’ve always wanted to do this butContinue reading…

Body Contouring, Breast Contouring, Financial Issues, Mommy Makeover

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