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Lisa L. Sowder, FACS, M.D.

Plastic Surgeon

Plastic Surgery

Accepting New Patients


Professional Statement

I made my decision to become a plastic surgeon during my surgery rotation as a third year medical student at the University of Washington. I assisted on a nasal reconstruction done on a young Seattle woman who had been born with a nasal deformity. I witnessed her physical transformation as her plastic surgeon carved a bone graft harvested from her hip and inserted it into the bridge of her nose. I witnessed her mental transformation as she recovered from her surgery and discovered the beauty in her own face. The journey to become a fully trained plastic surgeon was long and arduous but well worth the privilege I now enjoy in helping people achieve their personal best. Most plastic surgery patients are individuals with one or two features that bother and distract them. These features, whether it is disproportionately large or small breasts, a protuberant abdomen, a sagging jaw line or an unsightly facial mole can usually be addressed safely and effectively. The patient is then free from that particular distraction and can enjoy life with more confidence and less self-consciousness. The key to a successful operation depends upon the doctor and patient working together as a team. I spend as much time as needed to evaluate the patient’s area of concern, determine their motivation and needs and assess if their expectations are likely to be met. I educate my patients about the nature of their condition and the treatment options available. The decision to proceed with surgery is made only after my patients have a good understanding the procedure and its benefits and risks. Plastic surgery is a rapidly evolving specialty and I regularly participate in continuing medical education to stay up to date on new procedures and treatments. I am supported by a skilled and caring office staff who are dedicated to making your surgical experience a good one. When I’m Not Working…. Hmmmm……Depends on the day, the season, the weather and my mood. Strumming my guitar, skiing, walking my dog, worshiping my cat, reading a good book, hanging out with my husband and children, digging in my garden, running around Greenlake, trying to figure out my Instagram account, etc

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University of Washington, WA
medical school
University of Utah
University of Cincinnati

Board Certifications

American Board of Plastic Surgery
Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Aesthetic Surgery
  • Aging
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring
  • Botox Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgery
  • Browlift
  • Burns
  • Chemical Skin Peel
  • Circumferential Body Lift
  • Cleft Lip/Palate Surgery
  • Cleft Palate Repair
  • Compromised Skin Grafts
  • Compromised Tissue Flaps
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dysplastic Nevus
  • Ear Plastic Surgery
  • Eyelid Repair
  • Facelift
  • Flap Surgery
  • Frostbite
  • Frostbite Of Ear
  • Frostbite Of Face
  • Frostbite Of Nose
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Genioplasty
  • Glomangioma
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Hemangiomas
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Injury To Hand
  • Intraocular Lens
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lipectomy
  • Liposuction
  • Lymphedema
  • Mammoplasty
  • Mastopexy
  • Mastoplasty
  • Melanoma
  • Mole Removal
  • Nipple Repair
  • Otoplasty
  • Prominent Ears
  • Ptosis Of Breasts
  • Release Scar Contracture
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Silicone Implants
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of Skin Of Lip
  • Vermilionectomy
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Personal Interests

I enjoy skiing, hiking, swimming and finding joy with my husband and three children. I indulge in fine wine, good books and an occasional game of fiercely-competitive Scrabble. When I crave some solitude, I can be found digging in the dirt of our garden.
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Professional Associations

American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Washington Society of Plastic Surgeons, Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons
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  • English

Practice Locations

Lisa L. Sowder practices at one location

Madison Plastic Surgery
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill