Dr. Salemy Ranked as One of the “Best Plastic Surgeons” in the Best of Western Washington Poll

Dr. Shahram Salemy

Dr. Shahram Salemy made The King 5 “Best Plastic surgeons” list in the Best of Western Washington 2015 Poll. This marks Dr. Salemy’s fourth straight year to be selected by local voters. Many, many thanks for everyone’s support and vote. As expressed by one of his patients, “I consider myself lucky to be a patient…

How Long Does Plastic Surgery Last?

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Many people choose to undergo a cosmetic procedure because it can significantly improve the signs of aging through state-of-the-art techniques. For others, aesthetic surgery is a solution to accentuate their body shape or to correct certain flaws with their facial features. Since facial and body corrections are achieved by means of incisions, the downtime is…

The Importance of Shared Decision-Making in Plastic Surgery

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery, now among the most commonly performed procedures, are seen as positive ways to help people improve how they see themselves and in being comfortable in their own skin. Because cosmetic surgery is a personal journey, the adoption of shared decision-making (SDM) makes sense to achieve the best possible care and desired outcome. A…

BOTOX® Injection Is More Comfortable With Higher-Gauge Needles

Botox Cosmetic

The injection of Botox® has been found to be less painful using higher-gauge needles according to a study published in the online September 2015 issue of JAMA Dermatology. With the skyrocketing popularity of this non-surgical cosmetic procedure, improving patient satisfaction and quality of care is important. Botox®, first approved by the FDA in 1989 to…

Fat Transfer for Facelifts

Facelift with fat transfer, using a safe and natural method of fat harvesting from a person’s own body has gained adoption by a large number of US plastic surgeons. According to a study published in the July 2015 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, fat grafting offers surgeons better control in contour correction in an…

To Have or Have Not? Breast Reconstruction After a Mastectomy

Breast Reconstruction

There will be 231,840 women diagnosed with breast cancer before the end of 2015, according to the American Cancer Society. Nearly 60% will decide to have breast reconstruction. The women who opt out are often tired of surgeries, or hear stories from others who had issues. Some women wait years before they decide reconstruction is…

Plastic Surgery Innovations with 3D Printing

3D Printing Plastic Surgery

Many people have been amazed at the new applications engineers have been finding for 3D printing such as sleek and precision engineered parts for fantastic sports cars, and now 3D printing has been utilized in plastic surgery to help reconstruct the human body and save lives. Recently in China an innovative and highly skilled plastic…

Vote for Dr. Shahram Salemy as the “Best Plastic Surgeon” in King 5 Best of Western Washington Poll

Seattle Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shahram Salemy is nominated in the 2015 Best of Western Washington “Best Plastic Surgeon” poll. This year marks his 4th straight nomination in 4 years. The Best of Western Washington poll is conducted annually by King 5 featuring local businesses in over 200 categories as determined by your votes. Show your…

Smoking’s Impact on Cosmetic Surgery

Plastic surgery procedures such as tummy tucks, breast augmentations, and facial rejuvenations can offer individuals an improved outlook and boost self-esteem and confidence. However, it is important that those seeking cosmetic procedures keep their bodies healthy before and after surgery by cessation of nicotine intake, namely quitting smoking. A recent study led by Dr. Erdogan…

Weight Loss Surgeries Spur Demand for Plastic Surgery

With an increase in bariatric surgeries, many patients are also undergoing cosmetic surgery to remove excess skin that does not fully contract after weight loss surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), in comparing 2014 to 2013 there has been an uptick in post-bariatric surgeries for the following procedures – 9% increase…