Our highly skilled, experienced plastic surgeons are ready to help you achieve the results you want from cosmetic surgery. From your consultation through your treatment, we're by your side to help you feel your best!
Our team offers the latest, most advanced cosmetic breast procedures. We work closely with you to help you understand your options and choose what’s best for your unique situation.
Known as mammoplasty, breast augmentation involves placing implants under breast tissue and usually partially under chest wall muscles. Breast augmentation is done to improve shape and increase size. Augmentation can add natural-looking size and fullness, as well as restore volume lost from weight reduction or pregnancy. Together, you and your doctor will determine the best implant type (saline/silicone), size and shape, placement of incision, and location of implant to meet your specific desires.
Known as mastopexy, a breast lift is a surgical remedy for the effects of time and gravity. Excess skin is removed and surrounding tissue tightened, rejuvenating and firming sagging breasts and restoring a more youthful contour. As with all cosmetic surgery, the best results depend upon good communication between you and your surgeon. A variety of procedures and incision patterns can be used to accomplish desired lift, depending upon skin laxity. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, you and doctor carefully choose the best options to meet your unique desires and accommodate unique anatomy.
Breast reduction surgery removes excess tissue and skin to make breasts smaller and more proportional to your body. The procedure gives relief to those suffering from chronic back and neck pain due to stress from excess breast weight. It can also rejuvenate breast shape and firmness. There are a variety of techniques and incision patterns to achieve breast reduction. You and your doctor can determine the best options for you during your personalized consultation.
Several surgical options are available to correct and contour nipples and areolas. These specific procedures can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures such as breast lifts and augmentation.
Nipple/areola tattooing: The final artistry of breast reconstruction is realized in the finishing step of nipple and areola tattooing. The procedure is done in our office and is effective in recreating a natural look for those who have undergone breast reconstruction. Often we're able to reference photos from before your surgery to recreate natural pigmentation or create a new pigment of your choice.
Revisional surgery fixes various complications resulting from breast implants. While implants can remain intact for decades in the body, all such devices will fail at some point. Leaks can be caused by degradation as well as external trauma. They can also cause a range of reactions that require follow-up surgery.
A variety of body contouring treatments can help you regain firmness and eliminate loose skin and tissue. You and your surgeon will determine the best options to achieve your desired result.
A variety of body contouring treatments can help those who have experienced major weight loss regain firmness and eliminate loose skin and tissue. You and your surgeon will determine the best options to achieve your desired result.
Popularly known as "Brazilian butt lift," buttock augmentation can be achieved through fat grafting, much like grafting for breast enhancement, using tissue harvested from your own body. Fat grafting avoids the risks of implants such as rupture, leakage, malposition and infection. The procedure also produces a natural shape with no edges. Since contouring depends upon the amount of available fat tissue, several rounds of liposuction and grafting may be required to achieve total satisfaction.
Also known as suction lipoplasty, liposuction removes unwanted fat from a variety of areas, including abdomen, waist, legs, arms, chin and neck. Ideal candidates are those who have lost all the weight they want to lose except for problem areas. Note that liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, but a tool to contour specific, resistant fat regions.
New techniques include ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty and the tumescent technique. You and your surgeon determine in consultation the best approach to achieve desired results with minimal risks.
Mommy makeovers encompass a variety of cosmetic therapies to reverse the effects of childbearing and breastfeeding, and they enable moms to reclaim their pre-pregnancy form. Procedures include breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction. You and your surgeon determine the best combination of treatments to achieve desired results.
Known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck tightens abdominal wall muscles and overlying abdominal skin. Like liposuction, a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure, and won't make an obese person skinny. It can be a good option for those who want to tighten their abdominal skin and improve body contour. Women and men in good shape, but who have loose skin and resistant fat around their midsection, can see dramatic results unattainable through exercise and diet. As with all cosmetic procedures, satisfaction depends upon realistic expectations.
A variety of procedures can help men restore and rejuvenate their experience as they age.
Eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty, reduces the signs of aging, including puffiness in upper and lower eyelids and eyelid drooping, which can also interfere with peripheral vision. Excess tissue, such as skin and fat, is removed or repositioned, and surrounding muscles and tendons may be reinforced.
Known as otoplasty, cosmetic ear surgery can contour the ear and lobe in a variety of ways. Ears can be brought closer to the head (commonly called ear pinning), reduced in size, or reshaped for more elegant profile. Deformed or absent ears can be reconstructed.
Ear surgery can involve a combination of moving, reshaping, adding or removing structural elements. The operation usually takes two to three hours and requires the surgeon to make a small incision behind the ear to expose ear cartilage.
Gynecomastia or enlargement of male breast tissue is a common condition in men of all ages. Causes include weight gain, hormonal changes, and use of steroids and specific drugs. The condition is resistant to diet and exercise and can cause discomfort and difficulty with self-esteem. Some patients can be treated with liposuction alone with minimal scarring. Those with more excessive, thicker breast tissue may require liposuction in combination with skin reduction and tightening.
Prior to surgery, we conduct a physical assessment and review medical history for any signs of underlying medical causes of breast enlargement. You and your doctor determine the best course of treatment to achieve desired results.
Liposuction has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for men. The procedure is especially effective at treating the traditional male bane of "love handles." After a physical evaluation, you and your doctor will decide whether liposuction is the best option to achieve your desired results.
We look forward to discussing your needs and how our doctors and staff can help you look and feel your best!