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: Wardrobe Observations

Dude, when you get off the bike, put on your fig leaf.

June 21st, 2015 — 11:23am

Seattle Plastic Surgeon and mother of a 14 year old daughter implores the naked cyclist at the Fremont Summer Solstice Fair to put a fig leaf on it.  I have been attending the Fremont Summer Solstice Fair for many years.  I live just a few  blocks away from Fremont, the self designated “Center of the Universe”.  TheContinue reading…

Now That's a Little Weird, Wardrobe Observations

It’s open season for celebrities in swimsuits.

May 28th, 2015 — 12:49pm

Recently I found myself waiting in a long line at the grocery store so I reached for the National Enquirer to catch up on the latest case of Spontaneous Human Combustion and Lizard Boy but alas, about half of the issue was devoted to mostly unflattering photos of celebrities in swimsuits.  It was a potpourriContinue reading…

General Health, Wardrobe Observations

Add a Rash Guard to your summer wardrobe. Your skin will thank you for it.

June 9th, 2014 — 12:06pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon loves her rash guard.  She also hopes you also have one to love. I love this time of year in Seattle because the outdoor public swimming pools are open and the lakes are warm enough, barely, for a really quick dip.  And I loooove to swim, especially outdoors.  And I loooove my rash guardContinue reading…

General Health, Skin Care, sun damage, Wardrobe Observations

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

Another reason why surgeons love the operating room.

April 8th, 2014 — 12:30pm

Seattle Plastic Surgeon explains why one of many reasons why she just loves the operating room. There are many reasons that surgeons love to spend the day in the operating room. We consider the operating room our nest and those with whom we work in the operating room our tribe.  It really is our home away fromContinue reading…

My Plastic Surgery Philosophy, Stuff I love, Wardrobe Observations

Spring cleaning – why not get a head start?

March 17th, 2014 — 10:28am

Seattle Plastic Surgeon shares a clothes closet de-cluttering algorithm. I have set aside  this coming weekend to de-clutter my clothing closet.  Since I did not spring clean last year or the year before,  this is going to be rather challenging.  Fortunately, I came across this algorithm which will help me with the process.   I will try to beContinue reading…

It's All About Me., Wardrobe Observations

No fez for me.

April 30th, 2013 — 10:37am

Seattle Plastic Surgeon is soooooo disappointed to learn about Turkey’s ban on the fez. Just today I had a friend return from a trip to Turkey.  I had asked her to buy an authentic fez for me just for fun.  Well, there was no fez for me in her bag of gifts.  She learned, while sheContinue reading…

Stuff I love, Wardrobe Observations

Downton Abbey – those corsets remind me of tummy tuck surgery

March 11th, 2013 — 11:16am

Seattle Plastic Surgeon riffs on how those Downton Abbey women stay so slim and what it all has to do with the modern day tummy tuck. The ladies of Downton Abbey spend a lot of time having their corsets laced up by their maids – and it’s always right before they go down for dinner. Continue reading…

Body Contouring, Now That's Cool, Obesity, Tummy Tuck, Wardrobe Observations

A perfect Christmas gift for that special man in your life.

December 19th, 2012 — 11:41am

Seattle Plastic Surgeon blogs about a perfect Christmas gift for that special dude.  One thing I love about my job is that I get to chat with my patients and more often than not, I learn something. Recently I learned about a great gift for guys, especially the hard-to-buy-for guys.  Who would have thought of Lululemon???Continue reading…

Uncategorized, Wardrobe Observations

Sports bra recommendation by an athlete patient.

September 28th, 2012 — 3:56pm

Seattle plastic surgeon’s patient shares her BREST BRA EVER. Yesterday I saw one of my patients who had undergone a breast augmentation and was now training for the Seattle Marathon which (what were they thinking?) is held the Saturday after Thanksgiving.   She was in the process of ramping up her mileage but was being careful notContinue reading…

Breast Contouring, Breast Implants, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, Wardrobe Observations

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