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 to Hangzhou China to lecture in the spring of 2016 also.
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 board member Derek Edmonds.
Serving Seattle’s Asian Community
The Larrabee Center is fortunate to have a large number of Asian patients. We have tailored our skin care program and non-surgical laser treatments to be able to specifically treat the 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.