Dr. Salemy’s Clinic Earns the AAAASF Accredited Gold Standard

AAAASF Certified Operating Room

Dr. Shahram Salemy is excited to announce that his Seattle plastic surgery clinic has gained accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), an organization that sets the “gold standard” for quality patient care. To be AAAASF accredited, the facility must pass a rigorous and thorough inspection on hundreds of criteria…

Proven Results from 3D Liposculpture of the Hips, Flanks and Thighs

Three-dimensional liposculpture presents a safe, reliable method for body contouring of the hips, flanks and thighs, according to a recent paper published in PRS Global Open, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ international open access journal. The paper reviewed 20 years of procedures involving more than 4000 patients. Plastic surgery incorporates an ever-expanding array of…

Untrained Doctors Are Calling Themselves Cosmetic Surgeons

Many doctors performing cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States are not actually cosmetic surgeons. With the surging popularity of cosmetic surgery, physicians who are not trained in cosmetic surgery are offering cosmetic surgery procedures.  These physicians include dermatologists, family practitioners, gynecologists, dentists and radiologists. While they are medical doctors, they lack the specialized training and…

Abdominal Dermal-Fat Grafts to Increase Gluteal Volume 

Buttock augmentation is a procedure that is growing in popularity in the United States.  The surgery involves the placement of implants or fat grafts under the skin to firm and enhance the shape of the buttock using a variety of techniques.  A board-certified plastic surgeon can help patients determine which option best suits their unique…

Cases of Botched Bargain Plastic Surgery Are On The Rise

Demand for public surgery continues to increase as a growing number of people seek to improve their self-confidence levels and their body image with a more sculpted physique and youthful appearance. Unfortunately, as more people seek plastic surgery, some are turning to bargain procedures from unqualified providers who lack proper training in plastic surgery. When…

Top Facial Plastic Surgery Trends for 2015

What trends will shape facial plastic surgery in 2015? According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the number of cosmetic procedures will continue to increase in 2015 thanks to a strengthening economy, growing consumer awareness and an increasing acceptance of the safety of today’s cosmetic treatments. When it comes to…

Are Selfies Spurring Surge in Plastic Surgery?

Is there a direct correlation between selfies and plastic surgery? Thirty three percent (33%) of plastic surgeons have seen an uptick in cosmetic surgery requests as a result of patients being more self-conscious of their looks due to social media, according to a report published by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery…

Cosmetic Surgeries Doubled in Past 12 Years

Even a down economy did not stop the rising demand for plastic surgery. Despite tough economic times, the number of cosmetic procedures performed in the United States doubled between 2000 and 2012, according to the new study, “A 12-Year Analysis of the Relationship Between Market Trends and Cosmetic Case Volume.” Presented at the American Society…

Dr. Salemy Selected as the “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” in Seattle

The votes are in for the best in Seattle! Dr. Shahram Salemy wins the “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” in the Seattle Magazine Reader’s Choice Poll for 2014. The poll is decided by residents themselves honoring their favorite Seattle businesses. Thanks to all of Dr. Salemy’s patients for their votes and support of his practice!

Elderly Just as Safe as Young for Plastic Surgery?

Seattle Plastic Surgery Elderly

With regards to the safety of plastic surgery, age really may be just a number. According to a recent study, seniors over 65 years of age who undergo cosmetic surgeries performed by board certified plastic surgeons are at no greater risk of suffering postoperative complications than younger patients. In the study, which was presented at…