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: Non-invasive

Continuity of Care – A Great Value!

August 31st, 2017 — 1:55pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon implores patients not to fall for “Botox on Sale”. Occasionally I have patients come in for Botox or fillers who have flitted around from doctor to doctor looking for the “best price”.   I hear statements like  “the last Botox didn’t work” , “the Restylane didn’t last”, “I’m not sure what she usedContinue reading…

General Health, Non-invasive, Patient Beware, Plastic Surgery, Skin Care

Happy Valentine’s Day – Pucker Up!

February 14th, 2017 — 7:00am

Seattle Plastic Surgeon loves doing subtle and artful lip augmentation with Hyaluronic Acid fillers.  Are they real or plumped up with filler? It should be impossible to tell with a nice and artful lip augmentation. I am always amazed at how much my practice has evolved after being in practice for over 20 years now.  Continue reading…

Facial Fillers, Fat Injection, Lip Enhancement and Augmentation, Non-invasive, Plastic Surgery, Uncategorized

Botox and Facial Filler for the Grinch Who Stole Christmas

December 16th, 2016 — 12:28pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon knows how to make the Grinch look a little less grinchy. Take a look at the Grinch.  What is it that makes him look so old and cranky?  It’s his glabellar from lines between his eyes that make him look like he’s having a pretty bad day and it’s his nasolabial foldsContinue reading…

Botox, Facial Fillers, Nasolabial Folds, Non-invasive

The Non-surgical Breast Lift – All You Need Is Tape

August 19th, 2014 — 2:46pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon performs a non-surgical breast lift in the exam room in 72 seconds! Recently I had a lady come in who really, really wanted to know what HER breasts would look like after a breast lift.  Showing her photos of ladies with similar breasts wasn’t quite enough.  She wanted to look in theContinue reading…

Breast Contouring, Breast Lift, Non-invasive, Now That's Cool

The FDA finally catches up with the use of Botox for crows feet.

September 12th, 2013 — 2:29pm

The FDA’s approval of Botox for the treatment of crows feet makes Seattle Plastic Surgeon smile. I’ve been using Botox for the treatment of crows feet (both my patients’ and my own!) for well over ten years.  But I had been using Botox off lable which means that the FDA had not yet approved BotoxContinue reading…

Botox, Government and Politics, Non-invasive

Prominent ears – a little tape is worth an operation.

August 30th, 2012 — 1:47pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon discusses treating prominent ears. This week I operated on a young man with prominent ears.  He was starting college out of state in a month and decided to have his prominent ears fixed before heading off.  His ear deformity was the most common one we plastic surgeons see.  His ears stuck out straightContinue reading…

Earlobes, General Health, Non-invasive, Now That's Cool

For middle aged dudes with mustaches – looking younger almost instantly.

January 13th, 2012 — 12:12am

Anyone for immediate gratification?  Seattle Plastic Surgeon discovers youth in a bottle for middle aged dudes with mustaches.  Okay, check this out. This is a gentleman who came in for a scar revision on his forehead.  When he came in for his post-surgical photos, I was stunned with how much younger he looked.  It tookContinue reading…

Aging Issues, For Men Only, Non-invasive, Now That's Cool

Agressive Skin Care + Enough Filler = GREAT RESULTS

December 14th, 2011 — 10:25pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon shows off a GREAT NON-SURGICAL RESULT – take a look at this. Top photo before treatment. After photo is after agressive skin care and HA filler over a nine month period. I saw this patient recently who I have been treating with aggressive skin care and HA fillers (eg Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane,Continue reading…

Aging Issues, Facial Fillers, Facial Rejuvenation, Non-invasive, Skin Care

Fill ‘er up for higher patient satisfaction.

November 16th, 2011 — 12:48am

Fill ‘er up even if it means saving up some hard earned $$$. Seattle Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder blogs about patient satisfaction with HA fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, Prevelle and Juvederm.  I’ve been using these fabulous new facial fillers for many years now and have come to really, really love the wayContinue reading…

Aging Issues, Facial Fillers, Lip Enhancement and Augmentation, Nasolabial Folds, Non-invasive, Plastic Surgery, Skin Care

Botox flying off the shelf

July 8th, 2011 — 6:44pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon just loves Botox for excessive sweating. It is finally, maybe, hopefully summer in Seattle and my plastic surgery office is rockin’ with the demand for underarm Botox injections.  Excess sweating (hyperhidrosis) is a fairly common condition and Botox injections are the treatment of choice for cases that are not controlled with prescriptionContinue reading…

Botox, Hyperhidrosis, Non-invasive, Now That's Cool, Plastic Surgery

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