Salem Plastic Surgeon
875 Oak St. SE, Suite 4060
Salem, Oregon 97301 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

I Am 33 Waited for Ever to Do It. Salem, OR

Staff was amazing kind caring and patient

1 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

I Don't Recommend Rhinoplasty with Dr. Carter - Salem, OR

Result was nothing like the natural nose I conveyed that I wanted; instead, it ended up being exactly what I had said I did not want. Nose does not look natural. Left side has a bossae, also known as knuckling. This is where the cartilage on the side of the nose is cut so aggressively that it becomes deformed and losses its' spring.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Carter has hospital affiliations at Salem Hospital.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: Ohio State University 1973
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies:
    Plastic Surgery, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, 1980
    General Surgery, Keesler USAF Medical Center, Biloxi, Mississippi, 1978

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I'm planning on having a Tummy tuck and breast enlargement. How soon can I get back to sports?

An uncomplicated recovery is very much jeopardized if you continue to smoke and may exclude you from becoming a candidate for the abdominoplasty... READ MORE

Is It O.k. to Use Hydrogen Peroxide on an Open Wound?

I generally advise my patients not to use hydrogen peroxide in an open wound as it is toxic to the newly healing cells and it will increase the... READ MORE

I'm 6 months post op a full Tummy Tuck with Lipo and bs. Will a lipo revision help my protruding stomach? (photos)

If your stomach becomes quite flat when you lie down flat on your back, but bulges when you stand, then it is very likely that the muscle repair is... READ MORE

Does it make sense for me to skip muscle repair during tummy tuck? (Photo)

A simple test that I use to demonstrate the value of the muscle repair is for the patient to lie down flat and examine the contour of their abdomen,... READ MORE

What can be done to fix the crater I have after gyno surgery? (Photo)

You can usually count on the answer when all the physicioans are in agreement. Small volume correctgions with fat grafting can often be done with only... READ MORE

What size implants is recommended for 5'3 and 118 lbs? I'm trying to achieve a natural look.

The most natural breast is what you have now and the least natural is a very small breast with a very large implant. Everything else is in between.... READ MORE

Can getting a tummy tuck after a breast augmentation affect the location of the implant?

Many women who may have had breast augmentation before pregnancy then wish to have an abdominoplasty when they have completed their family. The... READ MORE

I'm 22 years old and considering a Labiaplasty and possibly also a clitoral hood reduction. What is recommended? (photo)

The labiaplasty can usually be tailored to your aesthetic goals. It does appear that for you a limited clitoral hood reduction would be beneficial in... READ MORE

Will the Skin Contract? Will the DIVOT Remain? (photo)

There is likely to be some improvement in skin retraction and scar softening with time and massage but it is unlikely that the soft tissue deficiency... READ MORE

Will I Need the Purse-string Suture Removed? (photo)

Your chest contour looks quite good from the picture that you have submitted. It does appear that you have an open wound with an exposed suture that... READ MORE

Qualifications
Experience
Practicing for 37 year.
Board Certifications
Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Memberships
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Hospital Privileges
Dr. Carter has hospital affiliations at Salem Hospital.
Education
  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: Ohio State University 1973
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies:
    Plastic Surgery, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, 1980
    General Surgery, Keesler USAF Medical Center, Biloxi, Mississippi, 1978

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Are you a patient of Bruce Carter, MD (retired)?

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

I Am 33 Waited for Ever to Do It. Salem, OR

Staff was amazing kind caring and patient

1 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

I Don't Recommend Rhinoplasty with Dr. Carter - Salem, OR

Result was nothing like the natural nose I conveyed that I wanted; instead, it ended up being exactly what I had said I did not want. Nose does not look natural. Left side has a bossae, also known as knuckling. This is where the cartilage on the side of the nose is cut so aggressively that it becomes deformed and losses its' spring.



I'm planning on having a Tummy tuck and breast enlargement. How soon can I get back to sports?

An uncomplicated recovery is very much jeopardized if you continue to smoke and may exclude you from becoming a candidate for the abdominoplasty... READ MORE

Is It O.k. to Use Hydrogen Peroxide on an Open Wound?

I generally advise my patients not to use hydrogen peroxide in an open wound as it is toxic to the newly healing cells and it will increase the... READ MORE

I'm 6 months post op a full Tummy Tuck with Lipo and bs. Will a lipo revision help my protruding stomach? (photos)

If your stomach becomes quite flat when you lie down flat on your back, but bulges when you stand, then it is very likely that the muscle repair is... READ MORE

Does it make sense for me to skip muscle repair during tummy tuck? (Photo)

A simple test that I use to demonstrate the value of the muscle repair is for the patient to lie down flat and examine the contour of their abdomen,... READ MORE

What can be done to fix the crater I have after gyno surgery? (Photo)

You can usually count on the answer when all the physicioans are in agreement. Small volume correctgions with fat grafting can often be done with only... READ MORE

What size implants is recommended for 5'3 and 118 lbs? I'm trying to achieve a natural look.

The most natural breast is what you have now and the least natural is a very small breast with a very large implant. Everything else is in between.... READ MORE

Can getting a tummy tuck after a breast augmentation affect the location of the implant?

Many women who may have had breast augmentation before pregnancy then wish to have an abdominoplasty when they have completed their family. The... READ MORE

I'm 22 years old and considering a Labiaplasty and possibly also a clitoral hood reduction. What is recommended? (photo)

The labiaplasty can usually be tailored to your aesthetic goals. It does appear that for you a limited clitoral hood reduction would be beneficial in... READ MORE

Will the Skin Contract? Will the DIVOT Remain? (photo)

There is likely to be some improvement in skin retraction and scar softening with time and massage but it is unlikely that the soft tissue deficiency... READ MORE

Will I Need the Purse-string Suture Removed? (photo)

Your chest contour looks quite good from the picture that you have submitted. It does appear that you have an open wound with an exposed suture that... READ MORE