About Shahram Salemy, MD
Shahram Salemy, MD practices in Seattle at Shahram Salemy MD FACS as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Salemy was invited to join RealSelf in 2008, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. and is a member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS).
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Posted by Cher in Seattle
He is convenient to Walla Walla area for consult, pre-op, and post-op visits. He is skilled and everything his patients say. I researched him for both skill level and bedside manners and selected him when he gave me a personal response to an email plastic surgery question prior to consult.
Posted by AkayR
Dr. S is nothing less than professional, trustworthy, and personal. When I first went to Dr. S's office, I immediatley felt comfortable. His staff was very friendly and made me feel welcome. Dr. S listened to all of my concerns. He treated me like an individual and with a great amount of respect. I feel confident reccomending Dr. S to anyone!
Posted by Anchorage7262
Dr. S made a huge life changing experience wonderful for me. Connected with my beautiful new breast, inner and outer thigh liposculpture and a brazilian butt lift I will forever have a peaceful memory of the experience. He and his entire staff are very respectful and treat each person as an individual. (My mom has had a consult with him too). He puts value on making sure that he understands the persons concerns and wishes, and is then honest about what he recommends be done to get the best results. Like magic, he and his skillful team create a better looking you. I am a 46 year old mother of 3. I am 5'6" 127lbs and I have never looked better! Follow the resting advice. I created the environment that got me away from my everyday work load which made it easier. Consider it a part of the investment, Dr. S does his part and you do yours! Have fun, relax and enjoy, your search can stop with Dr. Salemy. I look forward to seeing him when he does work for my parents, and I would love to have him work on my eyes someday. Bucket List? maybe so. Oh, btw I live in Alaska and did a lot of research online. Dr. Salemy stood out for me. He communicated with me in an exceptional manner via phone and internet. I just knew he was the right one and once I met him and his staff (2 days prior to surgery) any left over worries were completely gone!
Posted by Trenick
Dr. S performed a mommy-makeover (tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift and slight reduction) for me in January 2011, and the transformation from "before" to "after" is nothing less than amazing. My once saggy, baggy abdomen is now wonderfully flat and tight and my uneven heavy breasts are now perfectly lifted and symmetrical. In fact, they haven’t looked this good since I was a teenager. I am so very pleased with the results, I would highly recommend Dr. S to anyone searching for that “perfect” (skilled, talented, competent, knowledgeable, excellent credentials, terrific bedside manner, etc.) plastic surgeon; you won’t be disappointed.
Posted by leisoph
This is a long review – but I think it’s worth it. What I’m going to tell you about Dr. S is not unlike all the other reviews you’ve read of him here and elsewhere online. What I can guarantee you is that he is all that and more. His dedication to his patients and ability to connect and truly listen is unrivaled, and something so rare in the medical field. I am less than two weeks post-op from my Mommy Makeover and absolutely cannot believe the results I already see and how great I feel. After thinking about it for five years and over a year of actual research on the procedure and the many doctors that perform it, I traveled from Montana to have Dr. S perform my Mommy Makeover - abdominoplasty, breast lift and augmentation. I am a 35-year-old mother of two amazing little girls. Like so many women I know and have read about in my ongoing research to get to this point, my body changed dramatically after having my girls. I met with other doctors in Seattle, Salt Lake City, Denver and Los Angeles and not once felt as comfortable and confident as I did in the first five minutes of meeting Dr. S. After meeting with him in September and deciding on a late January surgery date (to get through the holidays), I had plenty of time to think about the procedures I was having and ask he and his staff a multitude of questions. Dr. S always returned my calls and emails personally. This fact just added to the confidence I felt in him from moment one. My husband and I arrived in Seattle the evening before my surgery, and while walking to baggage claim received the message that Dr. S’s wife was in labor! Even with this huge event in his family’s life, Dr. S did not want to cancel my surgery – he got his team together and had my surgery bright and early on a Saturday morning, after the safe arrival of he and his wife’s new baby. Even after my husband and I insisted that it was no problem what so ever to come back another time, Dr. S’s dedication to his patients and his practice shown through. I think it speaks volumes about this doctor that he was able to even assemble his team to come in on a Saturday. And speaking of his team - from the staff in the front office to the nurses and anesthesiologist, I truly felt like I was priority one every time we met. They all went above and beyond to make comfortable every step of the way. I am sure there are many skilled doctors that can provide tremendous transformations and results. It is the “human” connection that I believe is missing in today’s medical practice. Have you ever walked into a doctor’s office and felt like “patient X”? We, in fact, trust all that is sacred to perfect strangers. Our entire humanity including our dignity, vulnerability, and life is in their hands. Wouldn’t it be nice to connect to a doctor that cares for you as he would his own? Well I am thrilled to say that true humanity exists in Dr Salemy. He is so passionate about his patients well being that it is not unusual for him to call you in between surgeries, on his way home from work, or headed out to the grocery store to answer your questions or just check in. I have never had a doctor treat me more like family and less like “the patient”. Do not hesitate to book your procedure with Dr. S. I cannot recommend him enough.
Posted by Southworth3078
Compared to other before and after photos, his showed significantly better results. He personally responded to my email. Easy to get an appointment and his staff was flexible. Dr. S is the genuine article, very easy to talk to, sincere, straightforward, positive, kind, humble but confident. Of significance for me was his focus on providing me with results that looked natural. I love the results and am going back for body work in a couple of months. I compared him to another surgeon for price and technique when I accompanied a friend through the process with another Seattle doctor and found that techniques can vary with some doctors clinging to older techniqes and others continuing to learn new ones. Dr. S used techniques that provided less down time, no negative outcomes long term, and were less invasive but just and sometimes more effective. His prices are competitive for the Seattle area but lower than expected considering the quality of his work.
Posted by Seattle6764
After seeing Dr. S's Web site and photo gallery, I was sold. The photo gallery showcased women (some of whom looked like me in the before pics) who had breast lifts, but they also looked like they had implants. Amazing! Just the look I wanted but with less recovery time and less expense. As soon as I met Dr. S, I knew I was doing the right thing - he is kind, friendly, and current on new surgical techniques. I felt comfortable right away, and I did not walk away disappointed. I am beyond thrilled with the results and I would highly recommend this doctor.
Posted by Highly Satisfied Patient
Dr. S made me feel comfortable from the moment I met him. He listened to my thoughts and concerns, then addressed them in terms that I could understand. He is very professional and my outcome was more than satisfactory. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by fussy1
I was impressed right off the bat. He did not try and sell me something I didn't need. He wanted to fix what was wrong. He did a great job! I am so happy with the results and it's only been 2 weeks. I will return to Dr. S with my future surgery needs!
Posted by healthyandhappy
Dr. S is a Miracle Worker! He is the complete package as a surgeon: brilliant, well educated, skillful, kind, concerned, professional and has the sweetest bedside manner! He is an artist as a surgeon and really listened to me and my concerns about my body while always making me feel good about myself. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. S to anyone considering plastic surgery. He has helped me reclaim my sexy, womanly figure and I feel terrific! Thank you Dr. S!
Posted by Verona
I left each appointment with information, I felt very comfortable. He listened to what I wanted to do and answered all my questions, some before I could ask them.
Posted by wvj0611
From the start he was patient, impressivly knowledgable, realistic, very clean! and most of all kind. He answered all my quetions even the dumb obivious ones. He explained all that would happen step by step and so did all his staff. I was at ease with all my decision making because of the staff and Doc.
Posted by 3489anon
Dr. is truly a gifted and highly competent plastic surgeon. My husband and I are thrilled with the results of these surgeries. I would highly recommend both Dr. Salemy and his staff to perform the surgeries that I myself experienced, based on the positive outcome of everything that I had done.
Posted by Kelly D.
At my initial consult he made me feel very comfortable. He understood what I was experiencing. He presented me with a lot of information which allowed me to make an informed decision. For my body size he recommended the best procedure and amount to remove to give me the most natural looking breasts for my body. He explained all the risks and I what I would experience post-surgery. There were NO surprises!
Posted by 3799anon
My best advise is to take the suggested time to recover if not a few more days. I didn't give myself enough time to recover which makes it healing process take more time. Listen to your doctor, even if you feel better!!!
Posted by cdmjess9
Dr. S takes the time to really talk to you and figure out exactly what it is you want.
Posted by Nancy W
I live in Texas and went to Seattle Washington to have my facelift and eyelid surgery! Dr. is such a genuine doctor. From the moment I met him, I felt reassured and confident that he would do an excellent job and I would ultimately end up with the results I was looking for. Well, I am more than pleased. I am thrilled beyond words. He is the BEST! His care for his patients is wonderful and his staff is so warm and friendly. They make you feel completely at ease. Dr. explains everything in a way that makes you know you have made the right decision! He post surgery care is just as great. Once I returned home to Texas he continued his care with calling me every couple of days and having me email pictures each week so he could see the progress I was making! Does that tell you what a wonderful doctor he is!!! I would highly recommend Dr.!
Posted by AndreaA
I am very thankful that I had my rhinoplasty performed by Dr. S. It was an easy experience and the results were better than I expected. I knew during my consultation that his vision of what needed to be changed would give me the natural results I wanted. I credit Dr. S for the easy recovery and small amount of bruising. He is very easy to talk to explained the procedure thoroughly. I will definitely return for any other procedures I will have in the future.
Posted by aricarai
Dr. is very attentive. He makes his patients feel comfortable and well taken care of. He even called me the day after my surgery from his personal cell phone to see how I was doing and to let me know that he could be reached at any time if I had any questions.
Posted by giggles18
I am so very happy that I chose Dr. S for my procedure. He is an excellent Doctor and I felt comfortable in my decision the first time I spoke with him. His staff was extremely friendly and helpful and made my experience better than I ever thought it could be. I already have a couple of friends who are so impressed with my procedure that they will be getting theirs done by Dr. S also. I will recommend Dr. S to anyone looking for a great plastic surgeon since he is such an amazing Doctor!
Posted by PDQ42
I am happy with the results of my liposuction(upper and lower abdomen) with fat transfer to buttocks. I wanted a rounder, fuller buttocks. There is a noticeable improvement of shape and fullness. I still have swelling and some bruising, but much less than I anticipated. The first 8 hours the most painful. After that, stiffness and soreness are the best description of my discomfort. Dr. Salemy prepared me for what I would likely feel and see during recovery. So I was not alarmed with anything. His staff is nice and Reyne is a wonderful recovery nurse!
Posted by gnight_rain
When I walked into Dr. Salemy's office, I felt like Rosie O'Donnell's character on Nip/Tuck. Here were all of these beautiful girls in the office and I was dumpy and had a bunch of sloppy skin I wanted removed. Something I'd dreamed about for 27 years. I told myself, if they make me feel bad in the least, I am leaving and I'm never coming back. But it wasn't like that at all. I could not BELIEVE how wonderful everyone was to me. Not once did any of them make me feel "less than" for the way I'd let my body get. Dr. Salemy and his staff were positive, warm, kind, truly caring and supportive. And believe me, making that consultation appointment was the hardest part for me.I had known for 27 years what I wanted. After a bad car accident and then having a child, I had very loose and ugly skin. Clothes didn't fit me right and no matter how much weight I lost, I never felt like I could tuck my shirt in or look good in my clothes. So, I did the research to find a Board Certified physician from an excellent medical school who had great references. And then I went to see Dr. Salemy. The friendliness and warmth got me in for a consultation, but it was Dr. Salemy's knowledge, confidence and frankness that made me sure I was doing the right thing for me. He answered my questions thoroughly and in detail so that I was comfortable and I knew what to expect. He answered questions I didn't even know to have yet. When I wanted more done than I needed, he also told me what I DIDN'T need to have done - and explained why I didn't need it - saving me money on a procedure that wasn't necessary to get the results I wanted. The aftercare has been amazing. I have a real problem with anesthesia usually and I let Dr. Salemy know that. When I woke up from surgery, I had NO nausea. I was stunned by that. Every step of the way through recovery, I have felt supported and confident. I have felt in really good hands throughout. I'm only 3 weeks beyond surgery right now but the healing has been exceptional. I so love the results. I've been shopping for new clothes and wearing things I wouldn't have worn in the last 27 years and it feels so liberating. So good. And every time I go see Dr. Salemy, it feels like he's celebrating with me. I really, really like him and appreciate him and if you were my daughter or my best friend, I'd tell you - go to him. You will be so glad you did.
Posted by JRiley23
I recommend Dr. S because the entire experience (results, pre-op info, follow up) has been better than I could have imagined. My consultation was a little nerve racking at first, but Dr. S sensed immediately my nervousness and quickly made me feel at ease. He not only educates and explains the process, risks, and procedure but listens! Dr. S's sincerity extends beyond being honest; he reminds me of doctors I've had my whole life, who remember the personal details that distinguish you from the other patients. The surgery itself went well - the nurses and anesthesiologist were incredibly friendly (and funny!) Any time I've had any questions I have been offered a next day appointment to quell my concerns and if I don't accept the offer then I immediately receive a phone call from Dr. S to address my questions or concerns. It's clear that the after care isn't just the standard appointment system but Dr. Salemy leaves an open door for any future concerns. My results are amazing and actually look even better than my before/after photos. Incredibly natural, proportionate, well placed and soft! I still recognize my cleavage line but now it's the size I dreamed of. The only people I wouldn't recommend to Dr. S are people who want showy, unnatural "plastic" surgery. If you want detail-oriented, compassionate, professional care with a beautiful results then I strongly recommend Dr. S.
Posted by Cher in Seattle
Dr. Salemy has performed another Masterpiece on me with a medial thigh lift. He is so skilled, kind, and caring. No words can adequately describe the joy and wonder I feel when I look at how he has sculpted and fixed me. I'm beautiful and it is Dr. S who has made feel this way. His staff are easy going and really put you at ease, making anxiety disappear. The anethesiologist was wonderful & I woke up in great spirits in recovery. At just 3 days post-op, discomfort is minimal and healing is right on schedule. I highly recommend Dr. Salemy and will go to him for all my plastic surgery requirements.
Posted by jane bell
If Dr S had a fan club, I would be President. It was after ‘interviewing’ with many surgeons and getting many opinions that really made it obvious to me how different Surgeons can be, I know now more than ever how important it is to get 2nd, 3rd and in my case several opinions. Some very prestigious surgeons in the Puget Sound area (not naming names) were scary, they wanted to do things that I hadn’t even came to talk about…. break my jaw, add implants where none were needed etc. But I knew as soon as I met Dr S that I found the right Doctor. My exhausting search was finally over. Aside from his phenomenal credentials and experience, I was so surprised and refreshed by his amazing honesty. It was apparent that he takes his role seriously and always strives to do what’s in the best interest of his clients, even if it means less business for him. On top of it all, he has the nicest bedside manner. I highly recommend Dr S for anyone looking for an outstanding cosmetic surgeon. I have more on my list that I would like to do in the future, so I plan to have a long term relationship with him. Oh yeah and his staff are fantastic too!
Posted by Momofboys248
Dr. S did a wonderful job on my lollipop breast lift w/ under the muscle silicone implants! My scarring is very minimal after only 6 weeks. He's a great doctor who I've already recommended to my family and plan to use for any other work I'd need in the future
Posted by happy with the results
I went into the experience not knowing what to expect. The doctor and his staff made the whole process, from the consultation to the final post-op appt. 6 weeks later, very comfortable and trouble free. The doctor was honest about how different size implants would look on my body type, but left it up to me to decide what I wanted. The results are exactly what I was expecting and I am extremely happy with them. Dr. Salemy and his staff made it great experience. GM.
Posted by Vicki of seattle
I highly recomend Dr. Salemy. I had plans on meeting a few different doctors to see which one I felt most comfortable with. My first appointment was with Dr. Salemy. I told him what I wanted to accomplish. He explained to me what he could do to accomplish this. He asked If i had any questions, which I did. He took his time answering all the questions I had. So i decided I did not need to meet other doctors. I felt Dr Salemy was the perfect choice. I am very happy with my results. Also Dr Salemy is a really nice person! Thank you Dr Salemy, Vicki
Posted by ccamf17Yrs
I chose him online because his website had the best selection of pictures posted and also because of the information posted about Dr. Salemy as being rated first class as well. Dr. Salemy and his staff treated me with the upmost kindness and respect throughout my experience of having a breast augmentation pocedure. I chose to drive all the way from Port Angeles to get the best care. If I were to have something else done in the future I would go back to Dr. Salemy again.Thanks Dr. Salemy and staff for your service!-VS
Posted by happynurse
I went on friend recommendation as her husband had researched the NW surgeons. I truly have not one single complaint. I even did an initial phone consultation since I wasn't able to drive over & meet Dr. Salemy before scheduling my surgery. My experience was absolutely wonderful & my results are fabulous!!! I saw Dr. Salemy in Seattle for breast augmentation. His staff were warm & friendly, very caring. Dr. Salemy was amazing!! He didn't pressure me to go larger than what my body frame should have. He's warm, caring and didn't make me feel like I was just another "procedure." He even called me @ home a few weeks after surgery just to check in. I never felt embarassed or awkward & I'm overjoyed with my results. Anyone considering breast augmentation should see Dr. Salemy. He is definitely worth the drive if you live out of area. I have no regrets!!
Posted by Mary2938
I looked at a lot of doctors websites and chose Dr. Salemy because the before and after pic's matched. Everyone was warm, kind and understanding. They were willing to answer my questions, no matter how silly! I explained this carefully to Dr. Salemy and he.. is magic!!! He has a quiet, calm confidence to him that made everything not scarey! His staff were helpful, kind and supportive through everything! There aren't enough words to say thank you! Dr. Salemy is an artist!
Posted by mm_martin
I recently did a breast augmentation with Dr. Salemy. Dr. Salemy is great! His staff are also wonderful! They are all professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Dr. Salemy listened to my expectations and my concerns. He addressed all of my concerns and eased my mind about the surgery. When I left his office after my initial consultation, my surgery was scheduled and I was certain that he knew exactly what I wanted. He is just amazing! I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Salemy and his staff! The review says it all. I couldn't possibly be happier with my experience and my results!
Posted by MegR
My experience with Dr. Salemy was positively wonderful. He performed a breast augmentation on me and I couldn't be happier. The whole process was very comfortable and pleasant. I did an extensive amount of research to determine the very best surgeon in the Pacific Northwest. Upon reviewing several websites and Dr. S's credentials - I felt confident that he was perhaps the most viable candidate...Yale grad, 'Best Plastic Surgeon in Seattle'...the list goes on. After our initial consultation I knew that he was the perfect choice. He put me at ease with his warmth and professionalism. I highly recommend Dr. Salemy - he is the best!!
Posted by hannamanna
After research and speaking with other Doctors, there was no doubt that I felt the most confident with Dr. Salemy. Of all the Doctors I had spoken to and met with, there was no doubt that Dr. Salemy was the Doctor I felt most confident with by far. Dr. Salemy and his team are incredible. I can completely understand why Dr. Salemy would be voted as Seattle's Best, because he is. Everyone on his team are equally as helpful and make you feel very comfortable. I am extremely happy with my surgery, and it just makes my life so much easier.
Posted by Nicole6353
I chose him because out of every review site online from google to yahoo etc he had the most reviews and they were all 5 stars. He beyond surpassed everyone I read about then when I met him he was professional and his staff is awesome. It was just perfect! His pictures were awesome and the scaring was so minimal compared to other providers and that was a huge issue for me. He's kind, smart, honest, and never sells you anything you don't need. I wanted a bit larger and he explained in such great detail why that a size down would be more beneficial. He was RIGHT!!!! I would recommend him to every person I speak to! Thank you for changing my life!! You truly have a gift like no other!
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Medical: MD, Yale School of Medicine