In The Media

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.

PUBLICATIONS

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.

Dr. Larrabee has been recognized by the editors of Town and Country over the years. Click here to view his 2014 profile, or click here to view his 1987 profile.

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).


HUMANITARIAN PROGRAMS

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 and has also committed to a long term educational program at the Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Links:

www.globalsurgicaloutreach.org
www.seattleao.org


Doctor Larrabee Helps Survivors of Domestic Violence

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Dr. Larrabee is Recognized by The Seattle Times for his surgical craft and commitment to the community

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Dr. Larrabee’s craft in both surgery and poetry was noted in Seattle Magazine

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Dr. Larrabee has been recognized as a strong supporter of women’s health issues for decades

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Mr. Tony Bull…Surgeon, Teacher, Visionary, Friend

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Dr. Larrabee Recognized for Reaching Out to Those in Need.

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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.

Seattle’s Best Facial Plastic Surgeon

Wayne F. Larrabee, Jr., MD, MSH, FACS

Award-winning physician, considered one of the best in his field in Seattle, WA and in America, professor, poet, photographer, and humanitarian — Dr. Wayne Larrabee is founder of the Larrabee Center.

Wayne F Larrabee, Jr, MD, MSH, FACS is widely recognized as one of the top facial plastic surgeons in the world. Dr. Larrabee is a Clinical Professor and directs the UW Fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery. He has published over 175 articles and his three books have been printed in multiple editions and many languages- Principles of Facial Reconstruction, Surgical Anatomy of the Face, and The Art and Craft of Facial Rejuvenation. He is the founding editor of the Clinics in Facial Plastic Surgery and JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. He teaches around the globe and during the past year was the distinguished lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and honored lecturer in China, Colombia, Mexico, Portugal in addition to many courses in the US. He has directed major international courses in Rhinoplasty and Aging Face Surgery.

Dr Larrabee has been listed as one of the Best Doctors in America for over two decades and was on the cover of Seattle Magazine’s Best Doctor issue. His honors include- Schoenrock Award, Mark Raferty Award, Award from Croatia for ProBono Surgery on War Victims, Ira Tresley Award, Benjamin Schuster Award, Shirley Baron Memorial Award, Joseph Award for outstanding contributions to Facial Plastic Surgery awarded by the European Society of Facial Plastic Surgery and many more.

Dr. Larrabee has been president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS), American Board of Otolaryngology, and the International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery.    

He is a founding member of the “Face to Face” Program, which provides pro bono surgery and education throughout the world. The Face to Face Program of the AAFPRS also has a project to assist the victims of domestic violence in this country for which Dr. Larrabee received the AMA’s Major Public Service Award in 1996 on behalf of the AAFPRS.  He founded “Global Surgical Outreach,” a Washington State non-profit organization to provide reconstructive surgery for children in China, Ethiopia and elsewhere with the focus on cleft lip and palate deformities. He was awarded a prestigious RealSelf fellowship in 2018 to pursue his pro bono work in Africa.

Dr. Larrabee’s non-medical interests include photography and poetry.  He has published both in numerous literary journals.  He is also the proud father of 7 children.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Larrabee

If you are looking for, or considering, facial plastic surgery in Seattle area, contact Dr. Larrabee for a consultation today. With his expertise and experience, he will be able to evaluate and recommend the best treatment to achieve your desired looks.

His Honors and Awards include:

  • RealSelf Fellowship for pro bono missions in Africa 2018
  • The Best Doctors in America, 1994 to Present (selected for the cover of Seattle Magazine Best Doctors 2002)
  • Schoenrock Award for outstanding lifetime contributions to the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Mark Rafferty Award for Outstanding Contributions to Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Award from Croatia for Pro Bono Surgery on War Victims
  • Award from the Governor of Michocan, Mexico for work with cleft lip-palate children
  • Teacher of the Year, University of Washington, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
  • The Honor Award of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for national contributions in facial plastic surgery
  • The Honor Award of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery for excellence in teaching
  • The Ira Tresley Award of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for excellence in research
  • Award for Excellence Triological Society Thesis: “A Finite Element Model of Skin Deformation” received honorable mention for its excellence
  • Investigator Development Award of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • The Benjamin Schuster Award of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for the paper, “Skin Flap Tension as a Function of Undermining”
  • Shirley Baron Memorial Award of the Triological Association for the paper, “The Biomechanics of Advancement and Rotation Flaps”
  • Joseph Award for outstanding contributions to Facial Plastic Surgery awarded by the European Society of Facial Plastic Surgery, 2006
  • Community Service Award for Domestic Violence and Global Cleft Programs by Seattle Magazine, July 2014

Dr. Larrabee’s research and clinical writings have resulted in over 150 publications. He has had three medical books published – Surgical Anatomy of the Face, Principles of Facial Reconstruction, and The Art and Craft of Facial Rejuvenation Surgery. He is a founding editor for the Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America and is the editor of the AMA Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Medical Association (or JAMA) – the medical journal with the world’s largest circulation.

He is one of the founding members of the Face to Face program, which provides pro bono surgery and education throughout the world. Medical leaders in Croatia and Mexico have recognized his work in their countries.

The Face to Face program of the AAFPRS also has a project to assist the victims of domestic violence in this country, for which Dr. Larrabee received the AMA’s Major Public Service Award in 1996 on behalf of the AAFPRS. He most recently founded Global Surgical Outreach, a non-profit organization to provide reconstructive surgery for children in China and elsewhere with cleft lip and palate deformities.

Dr. Larrabee also has a consultant practice at 107 Harley Street in London, England.  He operates from the London Clinic and Weymouth Hospital.

Dr. Larrabee’s non-medical interests include photography and poetry. He has published both in numerous literary journals. A book of poems, Racing the Train, was published in 1994 and a photobook, Roslyn – A Town’s Portrait, in 1996. He has published many poems in the Lancet and a poem “Charity Hospital, New Orleans,” in The Journal of the American Medical Association, March, 2006. The Surgeon’s Art

He has published over 225 articles. Click here to see the full list on his Google Scholar profile.

Dr. Larrabee’s Curriculum Vitae

Learn more about the Best Plastic Surgeon in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington.

Facility

Pacific Northwest Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully-accredited Medicare, freestanding ambulatory surgical center within the Larrabee Center. Our 3,200-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility features its own surgical unit and recovery room. Our knowledge and experience — in combination with our most advanced, cutting edge equipment — allows us to provide the highest quality care available.

Surgery Center

Anesthesia is provided by board certified, hand selected anesthesiologists from U.S. Anesthesia Partners. Dr. Larrabee has worked with this highly talented group of physicians for years, and their safety record is outstanding. Their attention to detail and genuine concern for patient comfort ensures that our patients receive only the most exceptional anesthesia care.

Aesthetics Center

Allergan Black Diamond Status

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to our many loyal patients.  It is because of all of you that the Larrabee Center has been selected to receive one of Allergan’s most prestigious and elite awards, Black Diamond Status.  This award honors distinguished leaders in cosmetic surgery for demonstrating excellence and expertise through a high volume of aesthetic product procedures.

Surgical Team

To provide you with the best options and optimal outcomes requires a talented team with broad skills. From the front office staff, to our nurses, aestheticians and operating room staff, to our committed manager, we are proud of our Larrabee Center community.

Our surgical center staff are experienced and dedicated to providing a safe, confidential, and supportive environment for your surgical procedure. Our front office and management team provide essential services for our patients in a confidential, friendly, and efficient manner.

Surgical Center Team

Erin Vernon, R.N.

Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Nurse

Erin graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. While at SPU, she was given the opportunity to complete her Senior Internship in the Intensive Care Unit.

After graduation and with the help of the internship, Erin was accepted into an RN position in Critical Care—rare for a new graduate! She has since worked in the ICU/CCU setting for more than seven years and gained a CCRN (Critical Care RN) certification along with valuable skills caring for the sickest patients and supporting their families.

With a growing family of her own, Erin recently made the change to join the team at Larrabee Center in order to work part-time and continue to use her critical thinking skills (that’s a nursing joke) to make the recovery process a smooth one for surgical patients.

Kendi Locknane, R.N.

Clinical Nurse Manager

Kendi Locknane graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1993. Kendi has a wealth of experience which includes working in the operating room, intensive care unit, and in the post-anesthesia care unit.

Kendi has been a part of the Larrabee Center team since 2001 and has had the privilege of traveling to China with Dr. Larrabee for a Smile China cleft lip and palate medical mission. Kendi and her husband Tim live in Bothell and are raising four beautiful children.

Joy Gilmore, R.N.

Circulating Surgical Nurse

After teaching elementary school and then raising her two daughters, Joy returned to school to fulfill her little girl dream of being a nurse. She has experience in women’s health, GI endoscopic procedures and most recently as an OR nurse. In 2013 she retired to spend more time with her loves-family and friends, her home and garden, fly fishing, being outdoors and travel near and far. Joy came to us in 2014 saying “I am missing my patients.” We see her on Mondays and she says “I have the best of both worlds…I am lucky.”

Lori Ruiz, R.N.

Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Nurse

Lori Ruiz graduated from University of Portland Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1984. Lori has extensive experience in Intensive Care Units and Post Anesthesia Care Units.

Lori has been a part of The Larrabee Center team since 2013. She and her husband Tony have raised three beautiful daughters. Lori’s interests include cooking, traveling, and volunteers in many areas of her community.