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 directed the UW Fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery for over 30 years. He has published over 250 articles and his three books have been printed in multiple editions and many languages- Principles of Facial Reconstruction (3rd Edition just published in 2021), 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 10 children and grandfather to four.  He and his wife Amy live in Kirkland Washington.

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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.

  • 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 250 publications. He has had three medical books published – Surgical Anatomy of the FacePrinciples 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 the founding editor of the AMA Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery (now Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine). He was 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 also founded Global Surgical Outreach, a non-profit organization to provide reconstructive surgery for children in China and elsewhere with cleft lip and palate deformities. Current programs are mainly in Ethiopia and Ghana.

Dr. Larrabee also had a consultant practice at 107 Harley Street in London, England.  He operated 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.

Click here to see the full list on his Google Scholar profile.

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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.

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