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.


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 twoArticle threeArticle four, Article five, Article sixArticle seven, Article eight (page onepage two).

Humanitarian Programs

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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.

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Doctor Larrabee Helps Survivors of Domestic Violence

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

Face of Compassion

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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