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Newsletter - February 2009

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"Beauty is the promise of happiness." -Stendhal

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The Latest Scoop on Liposuction



Diet and Nutrition Recommendations to Optimize Surgical Outcomes:

1. At each meal include a 4oz portion of lean, quality protein.

2. Each day, choose many servings of fresh, organic vegetables and fruits, especially green, leafy vegetables such as spinach and bok choy.  Include citrus fruits, bananas and berries.

3. Eat non-starchy vegetables and whole grains instead of the
refined and simple carbohydrates found in white bread.  Try to limit your intake of foods made with white flour, white rice, white potatoes, sugar,
corn syrup, and honey.

4. Always include dietary sources of omega 3 and omega 9 fatty  acids (Examples include olive oil, olives, almonds, hazelnuts, avocados,
macadamia oil and coconut oil. 

Eating a daily diet rich in nutrients can help
to support a healthy immune system, and speed recovery after surgery!!


How Common is Liposuction?  

Liposuction is a very common plastic surgery that is rapidly gaining popularity.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ® (ASPS), 302,000 liposuctions were performed in 2007, making liposuction the second most popular surgical cosmetic procedure, trailing only breast augmentation. (Please note that in 2006,
Liposuction was the third most popular procedure, trailing after both breast
augmentation and nose reshaping.)


Sammamish Early Spring Specials!!!

$50 off HydraFacial         $75 off Photorejuvernation (IPL)
$30 off Laser Hair Removal (one treatment) any area.

Complimentary 30 min. consultation. Offer expires March 31st!


Henri's Wine Pick of the Crop!

Parker's Run Chardonnay 2007 Monterey, CA

"Monterey, California is one of my favorite places in the world!  
This Chardonnay comes from an incredible vineyard high in the Monterey hills.  Parker is the name of star winemaker Paul Clifton's dog.  Parker's Run Chardonnay has all the elegance of its fruit which includes orange peel, toasted
oak and the faintest touch of ripe banana. A truly magnificent
wine to accompany my chicken and asparagus rotini!!"
-Henri P. Gaboriau M.D., FACS


NEW Deluxe Skin Care Kits!

Dr. Gaboriau is now offering his own skin care line!
This Deluxe Skin care line has everything
you need to establish your own skin care regimen:
·    Cleanser
·    Retinol gel
·    Eye cream
·    Glycolic pads (weekly use)
·    Anti-oxidant day cream.
This kit includes only high-grade medical skin care products.  Easy instructions are included. Even if you have never had a skin regimen, there is everything you will need to create your own.



Issue: # 12                                                     March 2,  2009

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Patients:
Greetings! From rain to an unexpected late snowfall and then to radiant sunshine,
I am hopeful that we are seeing the last of winter! Soon the days will be growing
longer and warmer! Even before we see first the signs of spring, it may be time to think about forming a new fitness regimen that includes shedding some of those unwanted pounds and reducing inches.

I have observed numerous cases in which an individual is very fit, exercises regularly,
eats correctly with proper nutrition without yo-yo dieting and trying fad diets, and yet she just cannot shed unwanted fat.  In response to the body's inability to respond to proper nutrition and exercise, we thought we would talk a little bit about a procedure called liposuction, also called tumescent liposuction or body contouring.  What is the
latest information about this procedure? When should liposuction be an alternative to consider for fat reduction?  

Liposuction can be an ideal solution for patients who are still unable to achieve a healthy weight and shape even after making serious commitments to exercise and a diet prescribed by a certified nutritionist.  If you are thinking about having liposuction, now would be a good time to have the procedure.   The full impact of having had liposuction performed usually takes about three to four months to see the results.

For this month, I have picked a very lean and nutritious dish, my Chicken and Asparagus Rotini to be accompanied by a wonderful Chardonnay, and, of course, we have a wellness tip by the Sammamish-based Nutritionist Deborah Enos. I have also some general nutrition guidelines for a patient to consider before having surgery.  Even though these food tips are intended for pre-op and post-op, these nutrition guidelines are really something that we
should be incorporating into our regimen all the time!

Here is to a wonderful beginning to spring!!

Kindest Regards,

Henri P. Gaboriau M.D., FACS


The Latest Scoop on Liposuction

Liposuction: What is it?
Liposuction is performed to literally suction out extra fat deposits from under a person's skin. It is a method of body contouring and is most often used for people who have troublesome fatty areas on their bodies that will not go away with  consistent proper nutrition and exercise.
How is Liposuction performed?
Tumescent Liposuction or body contouring is performed either under local,  conscious sedation so you will be awake during the entire procedure. A special  vacuuming device called a cannula will go beneath the skin to access the fat  deposits so they can be quickly removed from the body. The cannula is a long  hollow needle and it is inserted via incisions that are usually quite small. The  work is done in a quick motion to achieve a smooth finish.

Why Liposuction?
Liposuction is recommended when a person is unable to lose certain fatty areas through prolonged healthy nutrition and regular exercise. It is not uncommon at all that even someone who maintains a healthy lifestyle can have persistent fat deposits that will not go away. Liposuction may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the thighs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, waist, upper arms, back, inner knees, chest area, cheeks, calves, and chin and neck.

Is Liposuction Safe?
Due to the most recent advances in technique and technology, serious medical complications in liposuction are quite rare. However, the risk of complications increases with the number of areas being treated and
the amount of fat being removed.

Factors that may increase the risk of complication are:
·    Being in poor health prior to surgery
·    Having a personal or family history of blood clots of the legs or a
blocked lung artery
·    Having a personal or family history of breathing or bronchial
disorders or other lung problems

Liposuction Safety is our mission!
Quality patient care, safety and successful surgical outcomes are the
result of the patient, Dr. Gaboriau, and the Sammamish staff working together. When performed safely by an experienced  plastic surgeon, the probability of your desired outcome is increased.

Recovery:  Swelling should subside, bruising should fade, and initial results may appear in 2-4 weeks.  With the continued practice of healthy nutrition and  fitness, the loss of excess fatty tissue should be permanently maintained.


Who is Eligible for Liposuction?

The best candidates for this type of plastic surgery are those who have a bulging fatty area in the abdomen, arms, thighs or neck. Ideal candidates will be physically fit, exercise routinely and are not severely overweight. The best results will occur with people who have small, localized areas of fat that they wish to have removed.

I always recommend that you exercise regularly to ensure that excessive fat is eliminated naturally.  It is just better for your overall health and wellness if you watch what you eat and take the care to exercise regularly.  However, if you do all of the right things with exercise and nutrition and still do not get the results that you want, then we recommend liposuction. Liposuction should never be considered a substitute for good nutrition and exercise. --HPG


Wellness Tip: Deborah Enos, CN

RE: Do you want a great night of sleep?  Turn off the screens!

According to certified nutritionist Deborah Enos and author of
The One-Minute Wellness Coach,  "Bright light in the evening can mimic daylight, making you more alert and less likely to get a good night of sleep.  Research is now showing that it only takes a small amount of light to disrupt the production of melatonin in your body.   Melatonin is the hormone your body produces that helps you to fall asleep and stay asleep.  Looking at a computer screen right before bed can make your body alert and awake, making you feel as if you just got a 'second wind'. To help your body to get a restful night of sleep, turn down the lights at night and avoid your computer screen! "


Henri's Chicken with Asparagus Rotini

This meal is light, nutritious and uncommonly flavorful!

30 min prep| 30 min cook time | SERVES 2 to 4
1 (16 ounce) package organic rotini* pasta   
· ¼ cup of olive oil
·    2 tablespoons of  minced garlic
·    1 red bell pepper cut into very slender strips.
·    2 bunches asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
·    1 cup chicken broth
·    1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
·    1/2 teaspoon white pepper
·    3 tablespoons butter
·    1 pound grilled chicken breast chunks
·    ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes
·    1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
*rotini can be substituted with rigatoni or penne.

1.    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
Add pasta and cook until al dente (slightly hard or chewy),
8 to 10 minutes; drain in a collander.
2.    Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven or large pot
over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, red pepper, and asparagus;
cook and stir 5 minutes until the garlic softens and mellows.
Pour in the chicken broth, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Simmer until the vegetables have softened, then add the basil, salt,
pepper, butter, and chicken. Cook and stir a few minutes until the chicken is hot. Stir in the cooked pasta, then fold in the Parmesan cheese and sprinkle with pepper flakes.  Serves 2 to 4.

This meal is so very light that I usually like to enjoy some extras--
a green salad that contains some fresh chunks of mango, a handful of extra large garlic croutons and about a 1/2 cup of pecan halves. We really aren't into the season yet for fresh asparagus but I have found that in a pinch some of the frozen varieties and brands work quite well! Bon Appetit!!   -Henri P. Gaboriau M.D., FACS


Sammamish Office Hours

The Medical office:
Monday: 8am- 6pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
(Day is usually reserved for major surgeries only)
Wednesday: 8am- 6 pm
Thursday: 8am - 6pm
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
The Medical Spa:
The spa is open from Monday through Saturday.
Hours are extended, but vary, so call to check!



About Henri P. Gaboriau M.D., FACS
Originally from France, Dr. Henri P. Gaboriau obtained his first medical degree at the School of Medicine in Paris. He then transferred to Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, La., where he received his second medical degree in 1994. He stayed at Tulane Medical Center to do his residency in the field of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. Following his residency, Dr. Gaboriau moved to Seattle to do a Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Washington.  In 2000, he opened the Sammamish Center for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is currently the director of this facility. Dr. Gaboriau is expert in all aspects of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and has over 12 years of experience and expertise that ranges from the traditional face-lift, eyelid surgery, and nose surgery to the advanced endoscopic forehead lift.  (For his complete bio and list of credentials, please see http://www.sammamishfacial.com).

For questions or comments, please reply to practicemanager@sammamishfacial.com

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