Breast Surgery Consultation

Any woman who is considering breast surgery should begin with a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. This meeting is an opportunity to explore the options and discuss what is possible, practical, and optimal. The more preparation that potential patients do for this meeting, the more helpful it will be.   What are the…

Breast Implant Options

Before undergoing breast augmentation surgery, decisions have to be made regarding breast implant options. Implants come in various profiles, sizes, widths, and heights. According to Seattle plastic surgeon, Dr. Shahram Salemy, determining the best implants includes many factors including the patient’s goals and anatomy. The surgeon will discuss the pros and cons of implant options and together…

The Art of Plastic Surgery

Plastic and cosmetic surgeries don’t have to be major procedures to have a big impact. From scar removal to rhinoplasty, there are many procedures that make only minor adjustments to the body, but can completely change the way a patient looks and feels. Discover the skill and art behind plastic surgery. How Plastic Surgeons Use…

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

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…

Breast Surgeries: Achieving Desired Results

Like people, breasts come in all shapes and sizes. For those who are dissatisfied with their breasts or whose breasts have been affected by injury or disease, aesthetic breast surgery offers an amazing opportunity to reshape the body. As unique as the patients who seek them, these surgeries are highly customized procedures that must take…

What is the Perfect Breast?

When it comes to the perfect breast, the ideal is a matter of proportions. According to a recent study described in the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s official medical journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the preference for a breast with an “upper pole to lower pole ratio of 45-to-55” is nearly universal. Researchers performed surveys…

Video: Mommy Makeover Helps Mom Reclaim Her Pre-Pregnancy Body

“I feel comfortable in my own skin.” In this popular mommy makeover video, we follow Sara Hagen from Bozeman, Montana, who, after researching surgeons extensively, traveled across two states to work specifically with Award-Winning Seattle Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shahram Salemy. Dr. Salemy and his staff helped Sara plan the logistics of her visit, surgery and…

Higher Quality of Life after Breast Augmentation?

There may be an incredibly compelling reason why breast augmentation is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the United States: women who have the procedure done report experiencing a higher quality of life post-surgery. In fact, women who have undergone breast augmentation cite significant improvements in their sexual and psychosocial well-being and describe increased…

Growth of Breast Lifts Outnumbers Breast Implants 2-to-1

Breast lift procedures are an increasingly popular option for cosmetic surgery patients, displaying twice the growth rate of breast implant surgeries, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ 2013 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report. More than 90,000 breast lifts were performed in 2013, a 70 percent increase since 2000. While breast augmentations with…

Spotlight on: Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift

Most women are interested in having a breast profile that is shapely and youthful in appearance, and many have increasingly turned to breast surgery to help them achieve these goals. The two most popular breast surgery techniques available to help women obtain the form they desire are breast augmentation and breast lift (mastopexy).  While these…