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…

Paul Mason – What Plastic Surgery Patients Can Learn

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Plastic surgery does more than employ various surgical and nonsurgical procedures to provide patients with trimmer bodies, more youthful appearances and improved self-esteem; it can truly change lives. The case of Paul Mason offers resounding proof of this. Once tipping the scales at nearly 1000 pounds, Mason managed to lose an impressive 650 pounds, but…

Body Contouring Helps Post Bariatric Patients Keep off the Weight

More post-bariatric surgery patients who have used bariatric surgery to help with their weight loss efforts may now want to consider getting plastic surgery in order to maintain their weight loss. New research conducted at the Henry Ford Hospital found that patients who used contouring surgery—such as face or breast lifts, tummy tucks, or the…

Why a Facelift Makes for a Good Impression

New research conducted at Georgetown University in Washington, DC showed that the benefits of plastic surgery go beyond looking younger. In fact, the scientists found that plastic surgery can help form a solid first impression. This hypothesis came from a study the scientists conducted, in which one hundred seventy volunteers were given before and after…

What Does Plastic Surgery Mean?

While plastic seems to be everywhere these days, this common material did not inspire the term plastic surgery. A specialty that incorporates both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures designed to improve patients’ lives by shaping appearances that are healthier, firmer and more proportionate, plastic surgery actually gets its name from the Greek word “plastikos,” which…