I am Wayne Larrabee and committed to the art and craft of facial rejuvenation to provide natural aesthetic results.

Wayne Larrabee's Bio:

Wayne Larrabee is an internationally recognized facial plastic surgeon who practices in both Seattle. His many scientific articles and books in the field are well regarded- these include The Art and Craft of Facial Rejuvenation, Principles of Facial Reconstruction, and Surgical Anatomy of the Face. His surgical skills are widely recognized and he was selected for the cover of the Seattle Magazine's Best Doctor's issue. His surgical skills and innovative techniques have been repeatedly acknowledged by his peers- he has been President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, The International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies and was the founding Editor of the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery plus the Clinics in Facial Plastic Surgery. He has published over 250 articles in the medical literature. Honors include: The Best Doctors in America 1994 to Present (Selected for the cover of Seattle Magazine Best Doctor’s 2002) Schoenrock Award for outstanding lifetime contributions to the American Board                             of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Mark Raferty Award for Outstanding Contributions to Facial Plastic Surgery Award from Croatia for ProBono 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      Dr Larrabee 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 Washington State non-profit organization to provide reconstructive surgery for children in China, Ethiopia and elsewhere with cleft lip and palate deformities.                                                      

Wayne Larrabee's Experience:

  • Editor in Chief at JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery

    Founder and Chief Editor of the Journal

  • Director at Larrabee Centre London

    Consults in Facial Plastic Surgery and operates at the London Clinic on Harley Street

  • Chair Board of Directors at Virginia Mason Research Center

  • Section Head Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery at Virgina Mason Medical Center

  • Director of Civic Action and Diseaster Relief USARSO at Major, US Army

    Developed civic action programs and participated in disaster relief efforts in Central and South America

  • Director Larrabee Center for Facial Plastic Surgery at Larrabee Center for Facial Plastic Surgery

    Director of surgery center and Larrabee Aesthetic Center.

  • Clinical Professor of Facial Plastic Surgery at University of Washington School of Medicine

    Clinical Professor of Facial Plastic Surgery

  • Director at Global Surgical Outreach

    We organize and participate in surgical missions to perform reconstructive procedures such as cleft lip repair. We also work to enhance education and support hospitals in less developed countries to lower the burden of surgical disease.

Wayne Larrabee's Education:

  • Tulane University School of Medicine

  • Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

    Master's degree
    Concentration: Epidemiology

Wayne Larrabee's Interests & Activities:

Dr. Larrabee’s non-medical interests include photography and poetry. He has published both in numerous literary journals. He has recently published two well reviewed articles on art and aesthetic surgery. A chap 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 JAMA, March, 2006.