Bellevue & Seattle's Premier Facial Plastic Surgeon
Dr. James M. Ridgway, MD, FACS is a nationally award winning, double board-certified Bellevue plastic surgeon who specializes in providing premiere cosmetic, restorative and reconstructive surgery of the face. He is dedicated to providing exceptional aesthetic and naturally balanced results through the most advanced and reliable techniques. As a lead surgeon in the Newvue Plastic Surgery team, Dr. Ridgway is dedicated to each individual as they move forward in their personal and facial transformation.
Compassion • Excellence • Integrity
A face is more than an identity. It is also the means through which we communicate, interact, love and positively affect the world around us. Your initial consultation with us provides you with the opportunity to review what options are available and to make the right decision for you.
If your nose is too large, crooked, asymmetrical or imperfect in some way, it can detract from your natural beauty and cause you to feel self-conscious. When this occurs, Dr. Ridgway can make subtle, artistic changes to your nose that will dramatically improve your facial appearance, giving you a brand new look that is not only balanced and beautiful – but also completely natural.Learn More »
As we grow older, certain unwanted changes begin to appear on the face. We develop wrinkles, lines, folds and age spots seemingly overnight, and skin that was once firm and supple begins to sag. But the good news is these effects do not have to be permanent. Highly skilled in the art of the facelift, Dr. Ridgway will make sure you age gracefully by restoring a naturally youthful facial appearance.Learn More »
Eyelid surgery is a specialized procedure designed to address telltale signs of aging that can affect the delicate eye area, such as wrinkles, sagging eyelids, crow’s feet and heavy bags. When performed by Dr. Ridgway, the surgery will completely rejuvenate your eyes – taking years off your appearance and ensuring you look as young and beautiful as you feel.Learn More »
Trusted Hands. Beautiful Results.
Dr. Ridgway and his team are dedicated to the subtle art of achieving natural and harmonious facial results so that your outcome highlights your beauty, both on the inside and out.
BOTOX is considered by many to be the gold standard in treating wrinkles and lines around the eyes, forehead and lips. However, not all BOTOX injections are created equal. When applied with an artistic and conservative hand, you can expect results that not only restore your youthful expression, but are also extremely natural and never frozen.Learn More »
The unfortunate signs of aging impact us all at some point – but you do not have to live with them forever. With an ability to treat a wide range of skin issues – including deep lines, wrinkles and volume loss – temporary dermal fillers are the ideal option for women and men of all ages who want to refresh their facial appearance, but are not yet ready for surgery.Learn More »
As we grow older, our delicate skin accumulates damage in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, sunspots and more. When this occurs, Dr. Ridgway provides a variety of skin resurfacing procedures that can treat these imperfections and revitalize your complexion from the inside out, restoring a refined and youthful overall look.Learn More »
Meet Dr. James M. Ridgwayfacial plastic surgeon in Bellevue, WA
Dr. James Ridgway is an award-winning facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has dedicated his career to perfecting the art and science of facial plastic surgery. He earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona, before entering the highly competitive academic residency in Otolaryngology – head and neck surgery – at the University of California, Irvine. During this time, he studied extensively to gain the skills necessary to provide among the best facial plastic surgery Bellevue WA has to offer, training with several world-renowned authorities in facial plastic surgery, completing his post-doctoral fellowship at the nationally-acclaimed Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, and receiving multiple national awards for his expertise and talent.
In addition to his extensive training, Dr. Ridgway genuinely cares for his patients and strives to cultivate a strong relationship with each of them, as he believes this bond is key to providing the highest level of care possible. In fact, he is known for making himself personally available to his patients and calling to check in on them the evening of their surgery to ensure they are feeling well.read more »
Unparalleled expertise in reconstructive surgery
There are many changes that happen to our face over time. When a change is from a trauma or an injury, it becomes an acquired feature. When a change is from an event like cancer surgery, it becomes the piece of ourselves that was lost so that we may live. Dr. Ridgway’s expertise in facial reconstruction is a highlight of his exceptional training and his personal dedication to restoring the individual to “themselves” as they were, if not even better, than before the “changing” event.Learn more »
The face is one of our most defining and personal features. We use it to communicate, express our emotions and interact with the world around us. As is firmly stated in Dr. Ridgway’s philosophy, he believes in the concept of beauty being placed as an individual’s best possible version of himself or herself, both inside and out. He believes that health, family, loving relationships, and other valued aspects of life are the greatest assets. At the same time, as a top plastic surgeon in Bellevue, he understands that looking good helps one feel good. It is through this compound lens that he views his work—making his patients feel good about themselves, in turn allowing them to live their life to the fullest.read more »
Plastic surgery board certification –
setting a high standard of excellence
When looking for some of the best cosmetic surgery Bellevue has to offer, one of the most important steps is choosing the surgeon who will be trusted with your procedure. This is far more important than the surgeon’s address or whether or not the office is has the latest fat melting equipment. Whether practicing in Bellevue or Beverly Hills, the decision is easier and more reliable when using board certification as a measure of excellence.
Finding the right surgeon can be very stressful even with a referral from a friend or your primary care doctor. Cosmetic surgery requires a very high level of skill as well as a large measure artistic perception. After all, there is no hiding an unsuccessful facial procedure.
Discovering the gems
Bellevue has over 100 plastic surgeons alone, not to mention those who practice in nearby Seattle. When looking for the perfect cosmetic surgeon board certification in facial procedures is one way of discovering the crème de la crème in Bellevue cosmetic surgery. This alone is a good indication that the surgeon is highly committed to producing exquisite results since board certification is not a legal requirement to obtaining a medical license.
Award winning double board-certified plastic surgeon
Dr. James Ridgway is one of the most highly trained and experienced Seattle plastic surgeons in Washington. He has achieved two separate board certifications in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery as well a fellowship in the American College of Surgeons. Board certification is achieved by surgeons who set very high standards for themselves. The knowledge demanded by the certifying organization goes far beyond the norm. To learn more about the extensive training required to become a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, please visit our “Choosing Your Surgeon” page.
Dr. Ridgway is a proud member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Cosmetic surgery is his specialty having undergone years of training in all forms of facial reconstruction and rejuvenation.
Bellevue residents are fortunate to have a world class plastic and cosmetic surgeon within easy reach of home. There are many good plastic surgeons in the area but only a few that have achieved the level of training and experience Dr. Ridgway has achieved. His results reflect his commitment to excellence for the well being of his many delighted patients. His results are extraordinary, his bedside manner is compassionate and caring and best of all, his patients are thrilled with their results.
Schedule a consultation
If you are ready to refresh and rejuvenate your look today, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of the best plastic surgeons Seattle has to offer: Dr. James M. Ridgway. During your private consultation Dr. Ridgway will carefully evaluate your face and the subtle imperfections that concern you most before providing you with a personalized blend of Bellevue cosmetic surgery procedures that will help you achieve your ideal facial appearance.Schedule Online