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The Larrabee Center for Facial Plastic Surgery
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The Beauty of Experience

Posted December 20, 2016

The procedures we perform in facial plastic surgery require both art and craft. Experience benefits our patients and helps us improve both our technical skill and artistic judgment. Extensive science is behind the “10,000 hour rule” that it takes that amount of practice to become expert in a given skill. This practice, however, must be … Continue reading The Beauty of Experience

Balanced Blepharoplasty

Posted December 9, 2016

Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is our most commonly performed procedure.  A well done operation can immeasurably enhance appearance in general and simultaneously make the entire face appear more youthful. Dr. Larrabee performed the reconstructive as well as cosmetic eyelid procedures at Virginia Mason Clinic and did special training in these procedures at the Moorfield’s Eye … Continue reading Balanced Blepharoplasty

The Larrabee Center Celebrates Veteran’s Day

Posted November 11, 2016

On this Veteran’s Day we are proud to recognize the military fellows we have trained over the years. We have had especially close relationships to Madigan and Tripler over the decades and have taught residents at both hospitals. Dr. Larrabee trained at Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco and then was Chief of Civic Action … Continue reading The Larrabee Center Celebrates Veteran’s Day

Plastic Surgery in Asian Patients

Posted November 9, 2016

Seattle is a gateway to the Pacific and the Asian Rim countries.  As a facial plastic surgeon I have worked extensively in Asia performing surgery and on broader educational programs.  In recent years, I have lectured in Hong Kong and mainland China plus performed surgical procedures such as facelifts and cleft lip palate repairs in … Continue reading Plastic Surgery in Asian Patients

The Art of Facial Plastic Surgery

Posted September 12, 2016

Our most recent book is titled The Art and Craft of Facial Rejuvenation (http://amzn.to/1WqIUsu). The need for skillful craft in plastic surgery is obvious.  The need for art is less obvious but equally important.  Facial analysis is essential to surgical planning, and thoughtful study of a patient’s facial contour described in angles and millimeters (soft … Continue reading The Art of Facial Plastic Surgery

The Northwest Rhinoplasty is Green

Posted August 23, 2016

The Northwest Rhinoplasty is “Green.”The Northwest has a unique style in many areas including Rhinoplasty or cosmetic nose surgery. For many decades, the predominant techniques of rhinoplasty involved removing bone and cartilage to make it smaller. In many situations this led over time to pinched, unattractive noses that didn’t breathe well. Surgeons started removing less … Continue reading The Northwest Rhinoplasty is Green

How Celebrities Age

Posted July 11, 2016

Even celebrities cannot escape the aging process! They, too, have the same struggles we have when it comes to stopping the hands of time. Some age better than others, of course. Here are a few examples of the aging process as it pertains to the faces we know and love from the big screen, and what … Continue reading How Celebrities Age

My Trip to Regensburg, Germany

Posted April 26, 2016

Claus Walter and Wayne Larrabee in Regensburg, Germany It has been wonderful to be part of the Regensburg course in Facial Plastic Surgery over the years. Each year it becomes even better. In addition to the energy and ability of Holger Gassner, the support of the entire faculty—including residents and fellows—is impressive. It is difficult … Continue reading My Trip to Regensburg, Germany

Rhinoplasty in Brazil

Posted April 18, 2016

Dr. Larrabee is the President of the International Scientific Committee for the International Facial Plastic Surgery meeting in Rio Brazil in May. He will lecture on his Rhinoplasty, Facelifts, and his work on the Global Burden of Surgical Disease. This is a test. Read his JAMA article on the GBSD http://larrabeecenter.com/elibrary/Dr. Larrabee is known for … Continue reading Rhinoplasty in Brazil

Dr. Patel in Honduras

Posted April 15, 2016

Sapna A. Patel MD, our University of Washington facial plastic surgery fellow for this year, just completed a mission trip to Balfate, Honduras on March 12-20, 2016 at the Hospital Loma de Luz in Balfate, Honduras. Here are some of her insights from that trip as well as some personal impressions about her mission. The … Continue reading Dr. Patel in Honduras