The Larrabee Center Celebrates Veteran’s Day

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 and Disaster Relief for the Southern Command in the Panama Canal Zone. He received the Army Commendation medal for that service.

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1992 – 1993 Fellow was Capt. Craig Cupp, MD. He taught in San Diego at the Naval Hospital
2000 – 2001 Fellow was Jennifer Lee Henderson, MD. She taught in Washington DC.
2005 – 2006 Fellow was Scott B. Roofe, MD. He taught at Tripler in Hawaii and is now at Ft. Bragg NC.
2007 – 2008 Fellow was Joseph Shvidler, MD. He taught at Madigan Hospital here in Washington
2014-2015 Fellow was Scott Bevans MAJ, US Army. He is teaching in San Antonio on active duty.

Plastic Surgery in Asian Patients

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 China. I have been invited by the Chinese University of Hong Kong to be their Distinguished Scholar lecturer for 2016 and also to lecture in Hangzhou, China in the spring of 2016.

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We are proud of our work with cleft children in China and honor Joseph Wong who began these missions. You can read my article to honor Joseph Wong in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery

The Larrabee Center Is Proud to Support the Local Asian Community

We also support the Asian members of our local community. The Larrabee Center was a major sponsor for the ACRS 40th Anniversary Gala.   The Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization offering a broad array of human services and behavioral health programs to Asian Pacific Americans in King County. ACRS is the largest multiservice organization serving all the different Asian Pacific American communities – immigrants, refugees and American born – in the Pacific Northwest. This is a wonderful organization and we are proud to support its mission and our good friend and fellow board member Derek Edmonds.

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Serving Seattle’s Asian Community

The Larrabee Center is fortunate to have a large number of Asian patients. We have tailored our skincare program and non-surgical laser treatments to be able to specifically treat Asian skin. We have worked over the years to develop surgical expertise in Asian eyelid surgery and Asian rhinoplasty. Both require different technique than in the average Caucasian patient.  Our surgical experience in Asia and working with Asian surgeons in their own countries has helped refine our understanding of these patients. We will address our specific techniques for Asian eyelids and noses in future blogs.

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Patient photos from China Cleft missions

Innovations

Facial Plastic Surgery Innovations

At Larrabee Center for cosmetic surgery, we’re improving on our specialty all the time by supporting new research, authoring articles and texts, and developing new and innovative surgical techniques.

Our latest publications include:

Analysis of the Upper Face and Selection of Rejuvenation Techniques, article in press in the Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics
Textbook in press: Surgical Anatomy of the Face, 2nd Edition.
Textbook chapter in press: Atlas of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Facelift Chapter.