Revision Cosmetic Surgery In The New York Times

Recently one of my patients found a very interesting article in the New York Times (October 29, 2009) entitled “When Plastic Surgery Calls for a Do-Over”.  In it, the author interviewed several plastic surgeons to get their thoughts on the state of cosmetic surgery, in particular the increasing rate of revision surgery.  I think it’s…

Closed Versus Open Rhinoplasty: A Review by Seattle Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shahram Salemy

Patients interested in improving the appearance of their nose have often heard of “open” and “closed” rhinoplasties, and are curious as to the difference.  The basic difference is that a closed rhinoplasty is performed with incisions just inside the nose, while an open rhinoplasty uses incisions both inside the nose as well as one on…

Seattle Breast Reduction Surgery: The Basics, Reviewed by Dr. Salemy

Breast Reduction Surgery: The basics Breast reductions are one of the most common procedures performed by plastic surgeons.  The goals of the procedure are to reduce the size of the breasts, create a better shape for the breast which usually includes a lift, create breasts that are more in proportion with the rest of the…

Want longer, thicker eyelashes? Plastic Surgeon Dr. Salemy now offers Latisse!

For women who want thicker, longer eyelashes, we now offer Latisse.  Latisse is a once daily treatment that will grow longer thicker lashes over the course of several weeks.  It’s simple to use (just apply it with a brush to the upper eyelashes each evening), relatively inexpensive and works very well in nearly all patients.…

The Basics of Botox: A Review by Seattle Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shahram Salemy

Botox Cosmetic is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed today.  While many folks have tried it and been very happy with the results, some are still hesitant and want some more information first.  With that in mind, here are a few basics everyone should know: 1) Botox Cosmetic works by relaxing the muscles…

Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants: A Review by Seattle Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shahram Salemy

One of the most common questions patients ask me is which type of breast implant should they choose: saline or silicone.  The short answer is that either can look great, but what I like to do is talk with my patients about the advantages and disadvantages of each, and then give my recommendation.  In the…

"What happens during a Mommy Makeover?": A Review by Seattle Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shahram Salemy

The term “mommy makeover” is thrown around a lot on line and in various forums, and folks often ask me what exactly it is and if they are a good candidate for one.  Basically, a “Mommy Makeover” involved 2 or more procedures performed during one surgery to help get you looking your best after pregnancy,…