Category Archives: Plastic Surgery

Thanks for the Meow-mories! Fundraiser and The Great Catsby Were Great Successes

We’d like to thank all of you who donated $25 to Furry Friends during the months of August and September for our annual office fundraiser. We’d also like to thank those who had Spa treatments during the week of Sept. 14-18 as we donated 20% of all Spa proceeds from that week to the organization, which helps homeless, abandoned, and abused pets by providing foster shelter, medical care, spaying, neutering, and homes.

Finally, the organization’s annual dinner and auction, this year themed “The Great Catsby,” was held on Sept. 19, 2015. Below you can see, from left, Angie Bunch, Kelly Stone, Karen Kent, Dr. Huang, and Stacey Willis posing prior to the event, which was held at the Firstenburg Community Center.

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SCPS Uses Technique Called “SAFELipo” for Liposuction

While liposuction remains one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States, many people are confused about how the surgery is done and which technique is best.

There really isn’t general agreement, even among plastic surgeons, and one will see many different approaches discussed in the media or on the internet.

At SCPS, we have used standard liposuction techniques for many years but have also participated in a trial of both external and internal ultrasound assisted liposuction. We also participated in a study looking at using radio-frequency waves for external (non-invasive) fat reduction.

Two years ago, I began using a technique called “SAFELipo,” a surgical fat reduction procedure pioneered by Dr. Simeon Wall, a well-respected plastic surgeon in Louisiana. This method does not depend upon laser or ultrasound energy to break up the fat prior to removal, but rather uses specially designed cannulas (hollow tubes) to loosen the fat prior to standard suctioning, and then again at the end of the procedure to smooth the remaining tissues.

We perform the SAFELipo surgery in our operating room under general anesthesia to ensure patient comfort. This technique has proven very straightforward to do, and has resulted in a much nicer contour of the treated areas with less risk of residual lumps or bumps. The patients really like the results they are seeing with this approach and I have been delighted with the safety of the operation.

Please let us know if you are interested in learning more!

Get to Know SCPS: Angela Sideras

We thought you’d like to get to know some of the people you see regularly at Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery and Spa and who make your experience special. Occasionally we will profile them on our blog and in our newsletter.

Angela-SiderasWhat is your role at SCPS?

I am the Patient Care Coordinator.

How long have you been at SCPS?

I just joined Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery. I have been in the Aesthetic industry for nearly 10 years and am knowledgeable on laser procedures and skincare regimens. I love educating patients on how to take care of their skin.

What is your favorite food or drink?

Iced tea. I grew up in Michigan mostly and enjoyed sweet tea as a young child. Now I like it barely sweet, but it is a year round staple in our home.

What is your favorite book?

I don’t have a favorite book but I really enjoy The Moral Compass; Stories for a Lifetime, which I read to my children while they were growing up.

What is your favorite movie or TV show?

My favorite movie is Overboard with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. During the Holidays it is Vacation with Chevy Chase. I make my family watch it at least once a year and I laugh like it’s the first time I have seen it every year!

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

I enjoy being with my family, boating, having fun fellowship with friends, watching the skies for a summer thunderstorm, and walking my dog.

“It is important to take care of yourself and do the things that matter to you. Filling up your mind, body and spirit is what gives you energy to care for others and ensures what you are giving out is your very best.”

Removing Radiotherapy Tattoos from Cancer Survivors

Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery is proud to be offering a free service to cancer survivors. Using our new enlighten laser, we will remove the small tattoos that are left behind from some forms of radiotherapy. Simply call our office at (360) 823-0860 to schedule a time. For information on SCPS’s tattoo-removal system, check out our tattoo and brown spot removal page.

 

American Red Cross Heroes Breakfast

By Virginia Huang, MD, FACS

Virginia Huang , center, attends the Red Cross Heroes Breakfast with fellow board members Darcy Rourk and Jayne Salisbury.

Virginia Huang , center, attends the Red Cross Heroes Breakfast with fellow board members Darcy Rourk and Jayne Salisbury.

For the third year in a row I attended the 18th annual American Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast. This year I was proud to be representing the Red Cross as a board member for this great community event, which honors our local heroes. The stories of these everyday folks who performed extraordinary and life saving actions to save their fellow human beings were uplifting and inspiring!  If you’d like to know more about the heroes or the event, which was held on March 13, please check out this Columbian article.

SCPS Partners With American HealthCare Lending

AHL-LogoYou now have more payment options than ever since Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery has partnered with American HealthCare Lending, a nationwide financing company that serves the cosmetic surgery industry. The company has funded more than $5 billion in procedures.

For our patients, American HealthCare Lending offers the following benefits:

  • Immediate decisions for loans under $35,000
  • Term options out to 84 months (affordable monthly payments)
  • No collateral required
  • No prepayment penalties
  • Fast & easy loan inquiry process
  • 100% Confidential