Portland Plastic Surgeon
1405 SE 164th Ave., Ste. 100
Vancouver, Washington 98683 US
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5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

Been Wanting This for Years - Vancouver, WA

I have never been happy with the size of my breasts and have been wanting augmentation for years. I am 42 years old and really hoped my breasts would get larger with age - like my mom's did. Unfortunately I was not blessed with that gene. I started some serious research when I finally decided to go through with the procedure. I researched silicon vs. saline, under the muscle vs. over, doctor...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck - Vancouver, WA

This experience is a long recovery, but one of the best decisions I've ever made! I'm a regular size girl (5'2 and 150) and had an apron of tummy skin that hung down over my mons (which was also fatty and hanging). I had previously been 60 lbs heavier, had 2 babies, and a splenectomy that left a scar across my abdomen. All of this equaled a large amount of skin and fat hanging. It...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck, No Lipo - Portland, OR

This is something I have wanted to do for the last 4 years after I had my second and last child. Once I had the money to do it I went back and forth on if I was being selfish and vain. I then decided that it is something that really effects my life and would make me feel so much better about myself. My boyfriend didn't want me to do it and the few people I told said they didn't...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Under the Muscle, Silicone.. 275/300 Cc's After 4 Children - Portland, OR

I had breasts before children, no breasts after.. wanted to look and feel happy with myself in a swimsuit and regular clothes. I was stuffed before, so no one has really noticed the change. I only told a handful of people whom really I couldn't avoid it because I was needing a lifestyle change for recovery... workout friends, trainer, business partners. For the most part I am 100%...

Having my Tt This November 8! - Vancouver, WA

Well, my story is not much different from most, after having children my tummy just didnt look good (acctually, I have never had a flat tummy :) I found this site and i swear I know everybodys stories lol. I have been to 2 doctors over the course of several years. finally, last month I went to my third one and right there I decided i was going to do it. my doctor had done tummy tucks on two of...

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Can't Wait to Feel Like Me Again! - Vancouver, WA

Hi all!! I have been reading all your beautiful stories for the past week (so thankful I found this website!) & I figured I might as well share my journey... A little about me (short version)... I am a 5'8, 170lb wife of 11 years + a mother to a 4 yr old boy (who weighed in @ 8.11lbs), a soon to be 3 yr old boy(who weighed in @ 9.8lbs) & a soon to be 2 yr old girl (weighed in...

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Tired of the Reflection in the Mirror - Vancouver, WA

I just turned 34 in april, and Have had 3 c sections. My boys are 7,3,and 1. I work out religiously and am still not happy. My saggy breasts and extra skin on my stomach consume my thoughts 24 hours a day. I even dream about it. :( I finally saved the money and I am going for it. Full TT, breast aug and lift!! I have promised myself that when its done, I will be easier on myself and stop...

5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

595HP Sientra 5'5" - Washington

I got my breast augmentation 9 days ago and finally got the courage to post my journey on here in hopes that someone out there may be going through a similar experience and maybe Relate(: ...soooooo, after many years of wanting bigger boobs, I decided to finally do it now! What help me decide to Finally do It?? Weeeell... I guess it was the fact that I Finally got married (so that no guy will...

New Year, New Me - Vancouver, WA

Thanks to this forum, I have realized I am normal!! Much like everyone posting on here, I want to return my body to pre-baby pre-weight gain body-with realistic expectations. I am 42, 5'2", 158lbs mom and wife. I have lost about 30 lbs in about a year and kept it off, and 20 lbs several years before that. I have an hour glass shape which I appreciate except now I have some problem areas...

Belly Be Gone... - Vancouver, WA

I finally called and scheduled MY appointment to have my spare tire deflated. I will be getting an extended TT and inner thigh lift. I weighed 305 at my heaviest. I currently weigh 230 and am 5'4". So, needless to say I have lost some of the weight I piled on, but still have some issues with saggy skin and muscle seperation. This has made losing the rest of the weight very hard. I cannot...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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RealSelf Top Doctor

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Dr. Workman has hospital affiliations at Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center Vancouver, WA KGH Hospital Richland, WA.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, 1986
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, 1987
    Residency: General Surgery, University of Minnesota, 1991
    Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, Case Western, 1993

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Will Lumps Go Away After Facelift and Necklift Surgery?

The lumps will indeed go away by themselves. It sounds like you are experiencing the normal stages of healing. If you would like to speed the process... READ MORE

Sex After a Tummy Tuck How Long Should I Wait?

Becoming intimate after abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is highly variable and depends on each individual. It depends on how active you are and how long... READ MORE

Breast Feeding with Breast Implants - Possible? What Are the Risks?

On average, there's roughly a 90% chance that you will be able to breastfeed after having breast implants, on the assumption that you were able to... READ MORE

Just received a Tummy tuck on May 10 2016 but my question is its 3rd day post surgery and I'm coughing like crazy? Why?

It is very normal to have a cough following surgery because of the breathing tube that is inserted during surgery.  The tube can irritate the throat a... READ MORE

Can I have sex after tummy tuck?

Becoming intimate after abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is highly variable and depends on each individual. It depends on how active you are and how long... READ MORE

Do saline/silicone implants cause fungus or mold inside the body?

Having mold/fungus grow inside of saline implants is highly unlikely and very rare. I have never seen a case in my practice but it can happen. There... READ MORE

Can I Get Pregnant After a Tummy Tuck?

You may end up permanently stretching the tightened tissue out especially if you get real large or have twins. We do not recommend pregnancy after... READ MORE

Tumescent Lipo bumps/hardness. Will it really go away? It's been 2 weeks since procedure.

You are very early in your recovery process with only being a few weeks out from your procedure.  Swelling is usually the worst at this point in the ... READ MORE

What's the most current information on massaging Sientra textured breast implants? Is there a specific recommendation? (photos)

Massage is not indicated for textured implants.  It can interact with proper implant positioning. READ MORE

I would like to have a flatter tummy, what are my options? (Photos)

I think a tummy tuck would be your best option for a flatter tummy.  But, I would wait until after you are finished having children before having a t... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Workman

Michael L. Workman, MD has shared 62 before and after pictures with 133 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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I Feel Ripples in My Breast Implants — What's Going on?

Dr. Michael L. Workman explains possible causes of rippling following breast augmentation, which is common and usually not a cause of concern. WATCH VIDEO

Vampire Breast Lift: A Doctor's Words of Caution

Dr. Michael L. Workman explains the vampire breast lift and how, because it is still new and unproven, he believes that it carries risk. WATCH VIDEO

Shaped Implants vs. Round Smooth — What's the Difference?

Dr. Michael L. Workman compares the texture and shape of round smooth implants to shaped implants, and what results you can expect to achieve with each. WATCH VIDEO

The Benefits of Paper Tape for Scar Healing

Dr. Michael Workman offers instructions for use of paper type. Combined with a moisturizer, paper tape can improve the look of scarring. WATCH VIDEO

The Doctor Explains CoolSculpting to This Radio Personality (Part 2)

Hear as Dr. Michael L. Workman explains CoolSculpting to Daria from Portland radio station 105.1. WATCH VIDEO

This Radio Personality Freezes Her Fat Away — "I Could Probably Fall Asleep" (Part 1)

Daria from Portland radio station 105.1 The Buzz gets CoolSculpting. Hear if it hurts. WATCH VIDEO

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