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The Larrabee Center for Facial Plastic Surgery
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Science and Surgical Excellence

Science and Surgical Excellence

Research and surgical advances go hand in hand. We have published over 225 books and manuscripts- most to advance the art and craft of facial plastic surgery. Google Scholar provides an effortless way to keep track of publications and citations. Our profile is at – https://bit.ly/TLCSeattle. It is interesting to look at the most popular articles from our 226 citations. They are listed below but reflect the range of facial plastic surgery. Surgical Anatomy of the Face was my first major book and still my favorite. I was able to work with Kathleen Makielski, an amazing surgeon and artist, to create illustrations that clearly and beautifully demonstrated key anatomical relationships. Its popularity shows the importance of anatomy to surgeons. The second was my first major research combining my undergraduate work in mathematics and computer science with skin flap design. We used finite element analysis, an engineering technique, to examine how to best close wounds. It is an example to show why the best science is frequently found at the intersection of different disciplines. The third is one of the first papers to apply outcomes analysis to cosmetic procedures so they can be measured, and therefore our techniques improved. The fourth was an exciting study to look at gamma interferon to control poor scarring. Unfavorable scarring is probably the most important problem in plastic surgery and the study showed promise. The fifth was our clinical paper on how to treat unfavorable scarring using practical techniques. The sixth was another important anatomical study that demonstrated blood flow in the nasal tip and that the open incision didn’t significantly impact blood flow to the tip and thus was safe. The seventh was a review of our experience with 3D imaging. This is so important now in our practice with our new 3D imaging and analysis system- The Aesthetic Studio. The eighth was one of my first major papers when I was doing a lot of facial trauma and helped inform decisions on how to manage frontal sinus fractures. The ninth was my second major book, this one on facial reconstruction in which we designed algorithms to help surgeons decide which technique to use for a given defect. It has become a “go to” resource for many young surgeons. The tenth was a practical study which looked at the long-term outcomes of using demineralized bone for nasal implants. It showed these implants used to make the nose profile stronger didn’t always last well over time. Negative studies are good for patient care also!

We will keep doing good research and publishing to help our patients and improve their knowledge base of facial plastic surgery. Here are our “top ten” and a link to the rest- https://bit.ly/TLCSeattle

Important Notice

Our Aesthetic Center is set for a soft reopening Monday, May 18th! 

We are thrilled to announce the soft opening of our aesthetic center on May 18th, 2020 in compliance with Governor Jay Inslee’s proclamation (20-05-20-24) of elective cosmetic medical procedures being restricted up until this date. We will not be resuming full activity of The Larrabee Center right away. 

Suite 385 Covid-19 Updates:

 Below you will find actions we have taken to ensure that you are protected and that we maintain Suite 385 as a Non-Covid Care (NCC) Zone:

Please be advised with the soft opening, our hours, providers, appointment availability and staff will be reduced to avoid unnecessary exposure. We fully understand that this will result in some inconvenience in the short term, but it is essential we do everything in our power to ensure the safety of our patient, and our staff.

We ask that if you are calling to reschedule an appointment from March, April, or early May, please be patient until our front desk coordinators reach out to you as we have limited staff working diligently for reopening and the phone lines are overwhelmed with calls.

Washington State Department of Health (DOH), World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) share information about COVID-19 at:

https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus  
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 

The health and well-being of our patients and staff are so important to us. Our providers and support staff appreciate all your love and support for them during this time. We thank you and look forward to seeing you soon! 

Please reach out with any additional questions! Call or text us at 206-386-3550 or email info@larrabeecenter.com

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