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…

Liposuction Checklist

Lipoplasty, more commonly known as liposuction, can be an excellent choice for those who have already reached their ideal weight by exercising and dieting but still have a few stubborn areas of fat that they cannot shed. It differs from a tummy tuck or other cosmetic procedures used to address sagging skin, and when performed…

Liposuction: What to Know

Cosmetic surgery has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, and one of the most popular procedures is liposuction. Liposuction enables patients to target specific area of fat that do not respond to exercise or other efforts to lose weight. With more than 220,000 procedures performed in 2015, an increase of 5 percent over 2014, it…

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…

Gastric Bypass Should Include Body Contouring

A study published in the October 2013 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, indicates that gastric bypass patients who undergo body contouring are more likely to maintain weight loss than patients who receive only gastric bypass surgery. Gastric bypass is a procedure which sections off…

Key Principles for Low Risk, Excellent Liposuction

Both a science and an art, liposuction involves the use of various surgical techniques to contour certain areas of the body in order to achieve a slimmer, more balanced physique. Excellent liposuction results can be safely and consistently attained when surgeons follow five key principles, according to an article (Dec., 2013) in the American Society…

Combined Tummy Tuck Liposuction Surgery Yield Low Complication Rates

Liposuction and tummy tuck surgery can and are more often performed at the same time than ever before, and results of a study (August, 2013) in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that combining the two procedures do not increase the risk…

Featured Video: Amanda Pearson, Mommy Makeover

“The procedure, a mommy makeover, is to become that person you were before you had children on the outside, and have your own identity, and feel beautiful, because that’s so important as a mother, to feel beautiful.” -Amanda Pearson, Issaquah, WA After 2 years, we are circling back to Amanda’s story:  Dr. Salemy’s “mommy makeover”…

Mommy Makeovers Can Often Transform Lives

This Seattle patient regained her self-confidence and reclaimed her life after having undergone a Mommy Makeover by Seattle Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shahram Salemy.  Many moms, despite a commitment to dieting, exercising and leading a healthy lifestyle, are often unable to overcome all of the effects of pregnancy (skin and muscle laxity, fat redistribution, stretching, and…

Liposuction and Safety

Those of us practicing and living in Seattle were shocked to hear of the tragic events surrounding a young woman undergoing liposuction at a Lipo Clinic in Bellevue.  I’ve included the link to the story as shown on King 5 News.  My heart goes out to this person’s family, and if nothing else I think…