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: Nipples

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

Introducing the Nipple Areolar Complex

August 22nd, 2012 — 10:29am

Seattle Plastic Surgeon reviews nipple anatomy and nomenclature. The NAC a.k.a the nipple areolar complex.  I recently saw a patient who wanted a breast lift and also  a “nipple reduction.”  Her actual nipples were quite small and what she really wanted was an “areola reduction” which is often part of a breast lift or breastContinue reading…

Breast Contouring, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, Nipples

Tuberous breast deformity

January 26th, 2012 — 11:15pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon blogs about the psychological burden of tuberous breast deformity. The tuberous breast is characterized by “puffy” and enlarged areolas, a pointy shape with a constricted breast base. They can come in any size, from extra small to really large. Also, breast asymmetry is very common in patients with tuberous breasts. I doContinue reading…

Breast Contouring, Breast Lift, Nipples

I promise I won’t drop your nipple on the floor. I couldn’t if I tried!

January 17th, 2012 — 12:40am

Seattle Plastic Surgeon assures her breast lift patients that the nipple never leaves the breast.  It would be impossible to drop it on the floor. I saw a patient today who was worried about what could happen to her nipple during a breast lift.  She thought we actually removed the nipple from the breast andContinue reading…

Breast Contouring, Breast Lift, Nipples, Now That's Cool, Plastic Surgery

Does this mean my nipples could fall off??????

September 1st, 2011 — 11:15pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder has good news for you and your nipples. I did a breast lift today on a lady who had waited years and years before having the procedure because she was afraid to have her “nipples cut off” and then “put back on”. This is a rather common misunderstanding about breastContinue reading…

Breast Contouring, Nipples

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