The warm days of summer are finally here! And now that they are, citizens across the Pacific Northwest are spilling out of their office doors to soak up sunshine and enjoy the few balmy days we get here in the Seattle area.

With the stripping off of extra layers and donning summery attire, many people begin to realize that they didn’t work out as much over the winter as they had planned. While summer can be a wonderful time for plastic surgery procedures, as many have vacations planned in which they can take time to relax and recover, it’s important to be cautious about exposing tender healing tissue to excessive sunlight.

Some of the best procedures to choose during summer are those that will be hidden from view allowing you to hit the beach without worry. Here are some of our favorite summertime procedures:


Those that are in a hurry to hit the beaches but forgot to hit the gym throughout the winter months may suddenly find themselves self-conscious when sporting a bathing suit.

Liposuction, while not a substitute for weight loss, can help to sculpt the body to achieve the figure that you’ve been dreaming of. The recent improvements in the liposuction methods have ensured that recovery is swift and satisfaction unsurpassed.

Understand the Procedure:

Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving the contours of your body. It can be performed on virtually any part of the body, including thighs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, waist, arms, back, chest, chin, neck, and legs.

Liposuction procedures are frequently performed in conjunction with other cosmetic surgeries, such as breast augmentation, breast lift and tummy tuck procedures.

During liposuction treatment, your surgeon will inject a solution of liquids into the area being treated. This solution will contain a numbing agent and saline. Following this, small tubes will be inserted through tiny incisions, through which the excess fat will be drawn out of the body.

The Summer Recovery:

The procedure is an outpatient procedure with a quick recovery period. The small incisions heal very quickly, and the swelling of the area treated rapidly diminishes within a couple weeks. Luckily, the summer months are well suited to days spent lounging comfortably in a lawn chair with a good book. Loose clothing helps to ensure that you’re not uncomfortably constricted.

Enter this summer confidently and beautifully, with no need to hide your body. Dr. Bryan McIntosh and staff are perfectly equipped to successfully send you out the door ready for sunshine, beaches, and dream vacations! Contact us to schedule your free consultation.

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While in recent years it’s been perfectly acceptable to discuss male sexual problems and desires, women’s sexual insecurities were left in the shadows. No more! These days are seeing a new surge in sexual openness and sexual therapies—particularly those for women. This freedom has allowed ladies to finally express concerns about discomfort or embarrassment due to the appearance of their sexual organs and to seek cosmetic options to remedy their concerns.

While the reasons behind the choice for a labiaplasty may be varied, such as resolution of pain, discomfort, or insecurity or embarrassment, labiaplasty has been shown to be a highly effective and safe procedure to resolve such issues.

Choose Your Cosmetic Surgeon Well:

Because of the delicate nature of the labiaplasty procedure, and the relatively small percentage of plastic surgeons that regularly perform it, it is vital that women find a cosmetic surgeon that is reputable, trustworthy, and that has plenty of experience.

Understand the Procedure:

Labiaplasty (also known as aesthetic genital surgery) is a cosmetic or reconstructive surgery to reshape or reduce the size of the labia minora and majora. The lips of the vaginal opening can be asymmetrical and even excessively large to the point that they cause pain or discomfort during intercourse or athletic activities, or they may cause embarrassment.

The labiaplasty procedure will trim away excess tissue, correct any asymmetry, and give an overall more attractive appearance. The reduction in labia size will provide relief to women that have previously experienced discomfort, and the women that suffered from sexual insecurity may finally feel confident and beautiful.

The Summery Recovery:

While a full recovery from a labiaplasty procedure will take up to six weeks, normal activities and work can be resumed within 5-7 days. This procedure is perfect for the summer months, because the days following the surgery may be spent relaxing in the sunshine. Because of the nature of the surgery, the tender healing skin will be protected from the harsh sunshine. Additionally, following the surgery, it is recommended to wear loose clothing that won’t constrict.

Dr. Bryan McIntosh, having years of experience with this procedure, knows that self-consciousness and insecurity are difficult to overcome. He delights in helping women that have struggled with such emotions for years find new confidence and happiness through this procedure.

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Scrotum Lift

George Clooney has recently made this procedure famous by admitting to the press that he had had ‘his balls ironed’. Since then, there has been a new tide of awareness that’s swept the country. Many men are realizing, “Why not?”

As we age, our skin loses its elasticity, causing it to sag and wrinkle. This is true for our faces, and true for our other less visible areas as well. Men will sometimes discover that as they age the scrotum will expand or drop to an uncomfortable degree. This enlargement can cause irritation to the scrotum or upper inner thighs, or cause discomfort when wearing form fitting clothing or underpants. Of course, some men feel embarrassed about a low hanging scrotum.

Thankfully, men don’t have to be self-conscious about this aspect of their sexual prowess any longer.

Understand the Procedure:

The de-wrinkling procedure is short, usually lasting between 45 minutes to an hour. The lift will be done by making a small incision to the scrotum and removing the excess tissue. The surgery will be performed on an outpatient basis using a local anesthesia combined with oral sedatives. Minimal pain will be felt during the procedure.

The Summery Recovery:

The recovery from a scrotum lift is remarkably swift. There may be some soreness for several days, but the swelling and discomfort will be easily controlled with over-the-counter pain medications and will disappear within the first 7-10 days.

The summer months are perfectly suited to a recuperating man. Days of recovery can be spent relaxing in the sunshine while you grill or barbecue and wear your comfy, loose summer shorts.

In our current society, there’s is no need to feel self-conscious about your appearance, and even less need to experience discomfort from something so easily and inexpensively remedied. Contact our office to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Bryan McIntosh. His discretion and expertise are unparalleled and can ensure that you look and feel your best!

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