It is with mixed feelings I am announcing my retirement this June, after 30 years of practice. I know it’s cliche to say that time as flown but it really, really has. Plastic surgery has offered me everything in a career that I could have asked for. It allowed a biology geek like me to embrace the science of medicine and surgery and also kept my very restless physical self moving and allowed me the ultimate joy of working with my hands, all while serving a wonderful group of patients and working with incredibly talented staff and colleagues.
Sooo……..if you are a current or past patient, I will be doing my last case in the OR sometime in mid-May. The office I share with Dr. Shahram Salemy, Madison Tower Plastic Surgery, will be welcoming another plastic surgeon. This individual will be well trained and experienced and likely taller and much younger and maybe even nicer than me. Madison Tower Plastic Surgery will maintain all patient records should past patients need access to them.
What about this glorious web site? I know my website is short on style and bells and whistles but have been told many times how helpful the content is. I have been nurturing my web site for 20 years and it is almost like a child to me. Yeah, I know that’s weird. I am making the tough decision to whittle my web site down to include only my blog – Notes of a Plastic Surgeon. I will continue to post on this blog from time to time about all kinds of topics. I suspect my range of topics will expand mightily once I have the time to pursue many interests that have been sidelined during my medical training and career. I am also planning on keeping my Instagram accounts – @sowdermd, @breastimplantsanity and @lisalynnsowder.
So what’s next for me? Hmmmmm. I’ll keep you up to date on my blog!
I thank each and every one of you who have supported me in this glorious career!
Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder