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Richard A. Baxter, M.D.

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About

Professional Statement

A formally trained artist and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Baxter is known for state of the art techniques and technologies to create natural looking results. He has been voted “Western Washington’s Favorite Plastic Surgeon” and was elected by his peers to be listed in the “Guide to America’s Top Physicians.” He works with an experienced and caring staff in an accredited private surgical facility in the Seattle area.

Dr. Baxter is a nationally recognized expert in revision breast surgery, anti-aging, and nonsurgical technologies. His original research on subjects such as the internal bra has been cited hundreds of times, and patients come from across the country for his unique experience.

Not only an experienced Seattle plastic surgeon, Dr. Baxter is also a former clinical faculty member of the University of Washington School of Medicine, a Past President of both the Washington Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the founding medical director of Calidora Skin Clinics, now part of Skin Spirit – the nation’s #1 provider of Botox. Dr. Baxter’s “firsts” include: World’s first live plastic surgery webcast (1998); first proof-of-concept article on the use of Acellular Dermal Matrix internal bra; first publication on the split muscle technique and first article in North America on the subfascial technique for breast augmentation; and first peer-reviewed publication on the use of high-profile breast implants. He continues to be involved in clinical research along with his busy practice, always seeking better solutions and improved patient experiences.

When not in the operating room or teaching at a medical conference, Dr. Baxter can be found working on his Argentine tango or in the art studio drawing from the live model. His drawings appear in the background throughout the website.

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Education

University of San Diego
medical school
Oregon Health Sciences University
residency, Plastic Surgery
Swedish Medical Center
residency, General Surgery

Board Certifications

American Board of Plastic Surgery
Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Aesthetic Surgery
  • Aging
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Browlift
  • Circumferential Body Lift
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Lip/Palate Surgery
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cleft Palate Repair
  • Compromised Skin Grafts
  • Compromised Tissue Flaps
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Developmental And Congenital Hand Deformities
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diep
  • Ear Plastic Surgery
  • Eyelid Repair
  • Face Melanoma
  • Facelift
  • Flap Surgery
  • Free Flap Head
  • Free Flap Neck
  • Frostbite
  • Frostbite Of Ear
  • Frostbite Of Face
  • Frostbite Of Nose
  • Frostbite Of Toes
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Genioplasty
  • Glomangioma
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Head And Neck Melanoma
  • Head Deformities
  • Hemangiomas
  • Injury To Hand
  • Lymphedema
  • Malformations Of Ear
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Malignant Melanoma Of Eyelid
  • Mammoplasty
  • Mastopexy
  • Mastoplasty
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma On Ear
  • Melanoma On Face
  • Metastatic Melanoma
  • Midfacial Hypoplasia
  • Musculocutaneous Flap
  • Neck Plastic Surgery
  • Neck Reconstruction
  • Nipple Repair
  • Otoplasty
  • Postmastectomy Lymphedema Syndrome
  • Prominent Ears
  • Ptosis Of Breasts
  • Reconstruction Of Ear
  • Reconstruction Of Nose
  • Rectus Flap Reconstruction
  • Release Scar Contracture
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Scar Revision
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of Skin Of Lip
  • Vermilionectomy
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Personal Interests

figure drawing, skiing, tango
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Professional Associations

FACS, ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Richard A. Baxter practices at one location

Richard A. Baxter, M.D.
6100 219th Street Southwest
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish Edmonds
  • Swedish First Hill