Dr. Larrabee has been most recognized for his surgical skills and innovative techniques. His three surgical books for surgeons have been widely used and are currently going into new and updated editions. Surgical Anatomy of the Face describes the scientific basis for much of his aging face and rhinoplasty surgery.
Principles of Facial Reconstruction is widely used by surgeons around the globe and introduced his innovative “Note Flap” and “Triangular Fixation Suture”. The Art and Craft of Facial Rejuvenation describes his current techniques for both surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation focusing on eyelid and facelift procedures.
Dr. Larrabee founded JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery and served as its Editor in Chief for over 15 years. It is now the preeminent facial plastic surgery journal in the world. He has stepped down as its Editor in Chief to focus more on his children and the Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery in both its Seattle and London sites. Click here to read more.
The commitment of Joe Wong to the children of China was essential to the many cleft missions he organized. Please see my memorial comments to his life of public service.
Over the years Dr. Larrabee’s work has been covered by a multitude of publications here in the United States and abroad. Article one, Article two, Article three, Article four, Article five, Article six, Article seven, Article eight (page one, page two).
Dr. Larrabee began his medical career in public health, and has maintained his commitment to pro bono programs, both in the US and abroad. He was one of the founders of the AAFPRS program, Face to Face and, with Regan Thomas, accepted the AMA’s highest public service award for its Domestic Violence program.
Dr. Larrabee continues to work with Face to Face, Seattle Anesthesia Outreach and other programs such as Smile China. He is currently director of Global Surgical Outreach, which sponsors cleft revisions around the globe, but has also committed to a long term educational program at the Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Larrabee Center’s LATISSE® Eyelash Program is a pro bono project dedicated to the treatment of breast cancer survivors. In collaboration with our medical colleagues at the Swedish Cancer Institute, patients are enrolled into a 16 week program for the restoration of hair loss around the eyes and brow complex. The program has been described as a “bow on top of the gift of the life” that has been provided by the Swedish Oncology teams. We are grateful for the generous contributions from Allergan, Coloratura and Jeri Morgan-Reiner as well as the patients who are so generous in their trust, and inspire us with their strength.