Lisa L. Sowder, MD

Lisa L. Sowder, MD

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 5.0 stars from 53 reviews
1101 Madison Street, Suite 1101
Seattle, WA 98104-3508
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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Breast Lift, then Breast Implant - Seattle, WA

Where do I begin??? Dr. S from the first phone call with her staff to meeting her and now on my own with absolutely perfect and beautiful results, what could be better! Professionally, I had interviewed Dr.s since I was about 37 yrs old. I actively started again at 55. I almost hesitated with Dr. S, because I kept reading conversative conservative and I worried what that might mean. I didn't want to look like something freaky either. First and foremost I wanted what I had before children. I just wanted it tucked and lifted and filled, if needed. Let me tell you, Dr. S is sensitive and very skilled. I tried different ways of asking her different questions to see if she would be able to give me what I wanted. She wouldn't do what she knew wouldn't work. But she found a way to give me more than I ever expected and beyond. I look amazing. 57 years old and in many ways I feel more beautiful than I ever did at 18 or 21. This is a Dr. I trust. She is personable and professional. She has walked me through this amazing experience and it has been well worth whatever my part was in it, physically, emotionally, and financially. I love to be active and she will tell you, that is important to our success. Get going and get it done, whatever your dream....

5 out of 5 stars Panniculectomy

Worth It in Every Respect - Seattle, WA

Besides being a highly skilled surgeon, Dr. S is a very warm, caring person. I would recommend her to anyone - especially other men, like me.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Thrilled with my Results! - Seattle, WA

Dr. S is awesome! She did a tummy tuck on me a couple of years and I am thrilled with the results. I had two other surgeons to choose from but I chose Dr. S and I am so glad I did. I also go to her for fillers. The results are so natural. I wouldn't go to anyone else. She is the best!! Thanks Dr. S.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Worth It! - Seattle, WA

Dr. S came highly recommended by a my personal physician. I consulted with two surgeons prior to meeting Dr. S and felt immediately comfortable and confident with her. I knew I wanted her to preform my surgeries and was pleasantly surprised when her price came in thousands lower than the other doctors! I knew exactly what to expect during recovery and my results are fantastic! I would absolutely recommend Dr. S as well as recommend "mommy make-overs" after multiple childbirths!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

I am athletic but the loose skin and excess belly - Best Decision Ever! - Seattle, WA

Dr. Sowder made me feel extremely comfortable with my desire to have a tummy tuck. She is professional, frank, and gives realistic expectations of the post surgical outcome. I have followed her pre & post operative directions to the letter and my experience has been exceptional! I am thrilled with my results thus far. The office staff is terrific too. They are professional, patient with questions, and always on time.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

I'm Still Me, Just a Happier Me - Seattle, WA

I visited over 20 doctors over the past 5 years and most would say, "go bigger". That always rubbed me the wrong way. I was an A cup but I also have a small frame and love to be active, so it was important to still feel like "me" after the procedure. Dr. S understood that, even before I said anything. Above all, she strives for a natural look, and I really appreciated her approach. She was considerate, supportive, knowledgable and bottom line - VERY GOOD AT WHAT SHE DOES. I couldn't recommend her more highly. I only wish it hadn't taken me so long to decide to do it!

5 out of 5 stars Prevelle

Prevelle Works

I love Dr. Sowder. She will not do a procedure unless she feels comfortable doing it. I asked her for about a year to try and fill in the lines around my eyes and she said she did not feel comfortable with any of the fillers currently out on the market. When I saw her after Christmas she told me about Prevelle. She is very knowledgeable and always takes her time with me. I highly recommend her.

2004 TT ( with Gallbladder Scar Revision) & BA , having Explantation- Seattle, WA

Dr. Sowder is a wonderful, funny and creative person. She and her staff make you feel very comfortable.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

22 Years Old, Very Petite, and Tired of Feeling Like a Perpetual Teenager - Seattle, WA

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

39th Bday Present Post Baby Breast Augmentation with a Periareolar Lift. Seattle, WA

About Lisa L. Sowder, MD

Lisa L. Sowder, MD practices in Seattle at Lisa Lynn Sowder MD, FACS Plastic Surgery as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Sowder began participating on RealSelf in 2010, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 24 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Sowder has hospital affiliations at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle and Seattle Surgery Center, .

Consultation Fee

$100. I am fully aware that some physicians offer free consults. By charging for my time, I am able to provide a thorough and honest evaluation of your problem and if and what procedure(s) would likely be effective.

Treatments offered at Lisa Lynn Sowder MD, FACS Plastic Surgery

Blog Posts and Articles

Our of town patients: it can be a real challenge for both patient and surgeon.

Last week I received a fat snail mail envelope from a young lady requesting a constitution for breast implant removal and replacement and breast lift. She had had previous surgery with implants too large for her build. She sent some pretty good photos of her current appearance but no photos of her pre implant self. She send voluminous dramatic handwritten prose about her experience and what she didn't like and why and how she would like the next implant experience to...

Scars 101

Scars 101- read this before you email me about removing your scar. It is a common misperception that scars can be removed. They cannot. Scars can only be revised and scar revision only makes sense if it is likely that the revised scar will look better than the scar it replaces. A "good" scar that resulted from a well repaired surgical incision and healed without complications probably won't look much different after a revision. "Bad" scars, however, may benefit...

The importance of maintaining a stable weight with breast and body contouring.

I often see patients requesting breast or body contouring who are either going up or down on the scale. Operating on someone with an unstable weight is sort of like trying to hit a moving target. Should I use larger implants if she's going to lose weight or smaller ones if she's going to gain weight? Should I liposuction a little more or a little less? When I operate, I want my patient to be at a healthy and...

So You Want to Look Natural. Really?

Seattle Plastic Surgeon riffs on the "natural look". This is a really, really natural look (except for the tats). I practice in Seattle and many if not most of my patients come in saying they want a "natural look". Simply by making an appointment with a plastic surgeon tells me that their idea of a natural look and my idea of a natural look may differ a bit. I try very, very hard to understand exactly what my patients mean by "looking...

Why Fat Transfer to the Breasts Takes Time and Patience.

Fat transfer to the breast by Seattle Plastic Surgeon takes time and patience. Fat transfer to the breast doesn't seem like it would be a time consuming procedure but it is if done properly. Here is what's important and why fat transfer takes time and patience: The fat must be harvested very gently at a low vacuum. This is a much slower process than regular liposuction. The fat is often harvested from the posterior hip and buttock and lateral thigh area with the patient...

Education / Training

Undergraduate: University of Washington
Medical: MD, University of Washington
General Surgery, University of Utah
Plastic Surgery, University of Cincinnati
Fellowship: Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Associates of Miami

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