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Sammamish Center - July 2010 Newsletter

Issue #28 July 2010

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Patients:

Greetings! After a rainy start to this summer, I hope you have been enjoying the beautiful, sunny days that have come our way.

In this issue of Face Forward, I would like to demystify facelifts for you. In fact, the facelift is one of the most popular facial rejuvenation procedure for which many of you might have unanswered questions. I'm hoping I will be able to enlighten you on the topic and provide you with further information regarding the different types and extent of the lifts, the longevity of the results as well as the downtime associated to each type.

Our wonderful aesthetician Raihana is back with important tips on how to take care of your skin after cosmetic surgery!

I am happy to share with you a delicious lamb recipe, my Flavorful Grilled Lamb with Dried Tomato and Mint Tapenade along with my wine selection to accompany this great dish. In addition, we also have these month's specials.

I would like to take the opportunity to advise you that I will be on vacation at the end of the month of August, starting August 30th, and will be returning to the office on September 8th.
Although I will be gone, our nurse practitioner, Janie Dufault Yakovlevitch, ARNP, will be in on Wednesday, September 1st, for Botox appointments and to follow-up with patients I have seen prior to my vacation. If you are interested in making an appointment with Janie, please call us at 425.898.1228.

Kindest Regards,
Henri P. Gaboriau M.D., FACS

Buy one 0.8 cc syringe of Juvederm and receive 20 units of Botox absolutely FREE!

Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Offer valid while quantities last. Supplies are limited.

15% discount on ProLipo! (Laser Assisted Liposuction)


Call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gaboriau to find out what ProLipo can do for you!

Offer valid until August 31st, 2010

Purchase any one of our spa treatment packages and receive a free sunscreen!

Consult with Raihana to select the spa treatment package that will best suit your needs!

Offer valid until August 31st, 2010

To learn more about
Dr. Gaboriau's Face, Heart and Mind Foundation
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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 www.sammamishfacial.com

The Sammamish Center is proud to offer medical grade skin care products for all your needs.

This medical skincare line was designed specifically to address multiple skin concerns while providing ease-of-use. Selected by Dr. Gaboriau himself, each product is formulated with clinically proven ingredients and state-of-the-art technology to deliver visible results.

Alyria products incorporate the best ingredients and technologies that the world has to offer. Each product is formulated with proven ingredients in effective percentages and state-of-the-art technology, including patented delivery systems, to enhance the beauty of your skin.

Doctor-tested, recommended and sold, Alyria's advanced skincare products improve skin tone and texture, and noticeably reduce fine lines and even deep wrinkles.

For questions or comments please reply to

Demystifying Facelifts and
Mini Facelifts

One of the most popular facial rejuvenation procedures

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Taking care of your skin after cosmetic surgery

4 cardinal skin care rules

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Henri's Simple yet Flavorful Grilled Lamb with Dried Tomato and Mint Tapenade

"Few things I cook are as good as grilled lamb"

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Demystifying Facelifts and Mini Facelifts
The facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is becoming one of the most popular facial rejuvenation procedures. Although the over-corrected or "plastic" look was all too common in the past, today, beautiful, natural-looking results can be achieved!
The facelift techniques, whether it be the Traditional Facelift or the Mini Facelift, also known as Weekend Lift, S-Lift or Short Incision Lift, are intended to remove excess and sagging skin on the face and/or the neck, and to tighten the underlying tissues in their original, more youthful positions. As any other procedure, the facelift also has its limitations. It will not address the fine lines and folds around the mouth nor will it restore volume. However, fillers can be used to correct those.

When choosing a technique, here are some of the key factors to take into consideration for both the Traditional and the Mini Facelift.

Traditional Facelift
  • Longevity of Results - With a traditional facelift, one can usually assume that the results will last approximately 8 years, with variations between individuals.
  • Extent of the Lift - Both the cheeks and the neck are targeted with this type of facelift.
  • Ideal Patient - Generally, the traditional facelift will be the option of choice for patients in their late forties to seventies with severe sagging of the cheeks, jowlings and neck.
  • Downtime - Approximately 7 to 10 days
Mini Facelift
  • Longevity of Results -With a mini facelift, one can usually assume that results should last approximately 4 years, with variations between individuals.
  • Extent of the Lift - Only the cheeks are targeted with this type of facelift.
  • Ideal Patient -Generally, the mini facelift is a good option for patients in their early forties to early fifties with moderate sagging of the cheeks and jowlings, but without skin laxity on the neck.
  • Downtime-Approximately 5 days
"I would be happy to further discuss this procedure with you and determine together which option is best suited for you. Call today to schedule an appointment." - HPG
Taking Care of Your Skin after Cosmetic Surgery
Four Cardinal Skin Care Rules
When choosing to have cosmetic surgery, you take a significant step toward improving the appearance and health of your skin. For the fastest recovery and best results, it is essential to take
special care of your skin in the first few days and weeks after cosmetic surgery.
  1. Baby your skin. In order to optimize your results, you want to heal while avoiding discoloration. If your skin is really red, you really want to baby it after surgery to prevent pigmentation. Make sure you are using mild, hypoallergenic products, like non-soap cleansers and fragrance-free moisturizers.

  2. Be extra vigilant about sun protection. The first few days following a procedure, it is best to avoid direct sun exposure. If you go out, opt for a sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB sun rays. SPF 30 or 40 is sufficient -- the ones with higher SPF tend to block pores, so it may be better to steer clear of them.

  3. Let your wounds heal. No matter how tempted you are to pick at your peeling skin or scabs after cosmetic surgery in an effort to speed your recovery -- don't. You could increase your likelihood of infection or scarring.

  4. Hydrate, hydrate and hydrate. Whether you got a minor procedure or an all-out surgery performed, drinking six to eight glasses of water a day will help rejuvenate your skin from the inside out and flush any toxins from your system.
Henri's Simple yet Flavorful Grilled Lamb with Dried Tomato and Mint Tapenade

"Few things I cook are as good as grilled lamb. This marinade is very simple and features the strong flavor of oregano while the mustard helps the lemon juice and oil combine into a smooth texture."- HPG

Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4


A boneless leg of lamb
1 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup of dried oregano
8 garlic cloves, minced
Zest and juice of 2 lemons
1/2 cup of grainy mustard
Ground pepper

1 cup of dried tomatoes, preferably oil packed
1 cup of Calamata style black olives, pitted
3 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons of capers
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
3 or more anchovy fillets
2 bunches of mint


  1. Heat a gas barbecue to medium-high heat.
  2. Butterfly the lamb by cutting it open into one piece through the center hole where the bone was removed. You may end up with two pieces, which is fine. The point is to make it easier to grill by making it thinner.
  3. Whisk together the olive oil, oregano, garlic, lemon zest and juice, grainy mustard and pepper in a dish large enough to hold the leg of lamb. Mix well then add the lamb. Rub mixture over lamb and cover with plastic wrap. Put in the refrigerator to marinate for 1 hour. For maximum flavor, marinate overnight.
  4. Season the lamb with salt and place on hot grill. For medium rare - grill for 15 minutes on one side then turn and grill on the other side for a further 10 minutes or so. The lamb should be medium rare. To double check, feel free to cut a small slit into the thickest part and have a peek! Rest on a rack for at least 10 minutes before slicing. This will allow the meat to reabsorb the juices that are driven to the center of the cut.
  5. Slice thinly and serve with Dried Tomato Tapenade.
  1. A tapenade is just a paste of seasoned olives. This version complements the brininess of the olives with salty anchovies and the bright flavors of dried tomatoes and airy mint. Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree until the mixture is well combined but not smooth. Serve on top of lamb.
Henri's Wine Pick of the Crop!
Arbor Crest, Syrah, 2007.
Built in 1924 by Royal Newton Riblet, the three-story Florentine house was surrounded by an arched gatekeeper's house, sunken rose garden, open-air pagoda, and terraced flower and herb gardens. Things have changed since Riblet's death but the charm, beauty and whimsy of Arbor Crest's Whine Cellars still live on.

Arbor Crest's Syrah is an exciting wine that is full-bodied as well as rich and velvety. The grapes from both vineyards were hand-picked and hand-sorted with yields kept low, to produce a wine with concentrated black cherry and blueberry nuances. The combination of these two vineyards produces a complex and enticing blend.

Balanced by a fine acidity and tannin structure, this wine will be perfect with the lamb!

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