Meet Dr. James Ridgway, Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon

An award-winning physician with a career invested in humanitarian efforts, Dr. James M. Ridgway graduated with honors with undergraduate degrees in both fine art and biologic science.

Education & Training

After earning his medical doctorate from the University of Arizona, he entered the highly competitive academic residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, Irvine. During this time, Dr. Ridgway trained with several world-renowned authorities in facial plastic surgery, completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the nationally acclaimed Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic and received multiple national awards, including honors from The Triologic Society, American Head and Neck Society, American Broncho-Esophagological Association, and the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery.

These foundational experiences led Dr. Ridgway to pursue a prestigious fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Washington. During his tenure, Dr. Ridgway served as faculty in the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and the Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery with his entire experience dedicated to facial plastic surgery.

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Humanitarian Work  Giving Back

Dr. Ridgway is actively involved in a number of national and scholastic efforts, including his roles on both humanitarian and research committees for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the authorship of numerous original manuscripts, as well as his ongoing humanitarian efforts through FACE TO FACE, Seattle Anesthesia Outreach, and Global Surgical Outreach.

Dr. Ridgway is one of the founding members of the Swedish Medical Center’s Facial Reconstruction Team and volunteers his services to victims of domestic violence through the national FACE TO FACE program. 

Honors & Awards

As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in SeattleDr. Ridgway is a fellow and member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery. His practice encompasses the entire spectrum of facial plastics, including, but not limited to, our coveted Bellevue nose job, facelift, and neck lifts in Bellevue. He is an expert at performing reconstructive surgeries, laser resurfacing, trauma and cancer reconstruction, as well as minimally invasive procedures, including autologous fat transfer, Botulinum toxin, and dermal facial fillers.

His Honors and Awards Include the following:

  • Shirley Baron Award – The Triologic Society
  • Award for Outstanding Academic Performance: Department of Otolaryngology – Head and
  • Neck Surgery, University of California, Irvine
  • American Head and Neck Society: Prize manuscript in the field of Head and Neck Surgery.
  • Seymour R. Cohen Award – American Broncho-Esophagological Association
  • Triologic Society Resident Research Award
  • University of California Irvine Clinical Research Symposium Award
  • UCI Chao Cancer Center Research Award
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Award
  • Western Resident Medical Research Forum Award
  • 2016 Consumer Recognized RealSelf Top Doctor

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.

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