Analyzing the Butt Lift

Buttock enhancement procedures are soaring in popularity as more women are discovering the benefits of body contouring. Over the last 15 years, the popularity of butt lifts has skyrocketed, increasing by more than 250 percent. Between 2014 and 2015 alone, the demand for butt implants and butt lifts increased by 36 percent each, and their popularity is…

Demystifying Tummy Tucks

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The concept of a tummy tuck seems simple enough, and many find the idea of a surgical procedure that can create a beautiful, taut tummy by tightening weakened abdominal muscles and removing excess skin and tissue attractive. The fact that the American Society of Plastic Surgeons identified the tummy tuck, which is more formally known…

Facelifts and Fat Grafts: A Combination that Works for Cosmetic Surgery Patients

  For many patients, a facelift can reduce the visible signs of aging to restore a youthful appearance. When combined with fat grafting techniques, facelifts can create a natural and beautiful new look for patients who want to look and feel their best. Seattle based plastic surgeon, Dr. Shahram Salemy gave us some background on…

Considering a Tummy Tuck? You Need This Checklist

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Many people struggle to get the flat and toned stomach that they desire. There are many exercises, such as Pilates and crunches, that are designed to tone core muscles, but these are often ineffective, in particular after pregnancy, and they cannot address excess loose skin or pockets of stubborn fat.  A tummy tuck is a…

Tummy Tuck Cases Highlight

Results from tummy tucks can vary greatly based on patient’s desired goals, abdominoplasty type, and a patient’s anatomy. Here are a couple highlights of cases for full and extended tummy tucks: FULL TUMMY TUCK This woman wanted dramatic transformation to her abdominal contour after bearing children. A full tummy tuck was performed to narrow the…

Scheduling Breast Reduction Surgeries: Before or After Surgical Weight Loss Procedures?

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For patients considering weight loss surgery to combat obesity and to resculpt their figures, deciding when to schedule breast reduction procedures, also known as reduction mammoplasty surgeries can be a real challenge. Some studies suggest that the best results are usually achieved when surgical weight loss procedures are performed first and time is allowed for…

Q & A: Seven Questions about Breast Reduction Surgery with Dr. Shahram Salemy

Seattle Breast Reduction

Breast augmentation surgeries have long been one of the most popular procedures in the cosmetic surgery field. However, a popular option for women is undergoing breast reduction to enhance their appearance and their self-confidence. Reduction mammaplasty can offer significant advantages for women, including the following: Reduced weight and stress on the back Improved athletic performance…

8 Myths About Botox® Cosmetic and Dermal Fillers

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With the surging popularity of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments like Botox® and dermal fillers, it is not surprising that a number of myths have surfaced to muddy the waters. When considering these types of treatments, patients should take the time to differentiate between myth and reality before making any decisions. Myth: Botox® and dermal fillers do…

Plastic Surgery Trends for 2016

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It is a trend that is undeniable. The popularity of plastic surgery continues to increase. In 2015, more than 15.9 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed, according to the annual report released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. That is a whopping 115 percent increase since 2000 and an impressive 2…

Tummy Tucks: Achieving Desired Results

Life takes a toll on a person’s abdominal area. Age, childbearing, and changes in weight can trigger sagging muscles, extraneous skin and deposits of fat, and the result is a stomach that is flabby rather than toned. Fortunately, a tummy tuck can offer a viable solution for those who want a flat, youthful stomach. Also…