Robert M. Grenley MD
About the Practice
“What distinguishes our practice is the amount of personal attention given to each patient by every single member of our team. This is definitely not an “assembly-line” of cosmetic surgery. I do not think you will find another surgeon who will spend more time with you personally…before surgery at the consultation and pre-operative visits, during surgery with an obsessive attention to every detail, and following surgery as I guide you through the healing period.”
Dr. Robert Grenley knew early in life that he would be a physician. He loved to paint and sculpt because, as he says, "I’ve always loved working with my hands to make something beautiful." And, he has also been just as interested in the geometric and mathematical principles of balance, harmony and symmetry. It was natural for cosmetic surgery to find him…a career perfectly in tune with Dr. Grenley’s talent and passions.
Dr. Grenley has been in private practice in Seattle since 1985. He specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face and body, including body contouring and cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast. He has a great deal of experience in facial rejuvenation, liposuction and body lifts (especially in the massive-weight-loss patient), and breast surgery including the repair of deformities from previous surgeries.
“Nothing is spared when it comes to patient safety, comfort and satisfaction. We do not cut corners. We don’t rush through surgery. There are no shortcuts when it comes to something so important to another human being.” - Robert M. Grenley MD
Background & Certification
Dr. Grenley is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Grenley was born in Tacoma, Washington and attended Charles Wright Academy.
He graduated cum laude from Yale University in 1976.
He received his M.D. degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1980.
His general surgical residency was performed at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle.
His plastic surgery residency was completed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Awards & Honors
Dr. Grenley has been nominated as a "Best Favorite Plastic Surgeon" in Seattle by KING5 in the Best of Western Washington contest.
Affiliations & Memberships
Dr. Grenley's medical staff privileges include Swedish Hospital and Overlake Hospital
Dr. Grenley is an active Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). He is also an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), made up of board certified plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Grenley’s other memberships include the Northwest Society of Plastic Surgery, the Washington Society of Plastic Surgery, the Washington State Medical Society, and the King County Medical Society.
When you meet Dr. Grenley, you will understand why so many patients return for additional procedures and recommend him to their friends. His warm, personable manner allows patients to ask their questions without feeling intimidated or rushed. Cosmetic surgery should never be taken lightly, nor should the process you go through to choose a surgeon.
Dr. Grenley will spend as much time as you need, explaining the procedures and answering your questions, discussing the benefits to you as well as any limitations and risks. At the end of the consultation you should feel that the discussion has been complete and your questions have been answered fully. You will never feel pressured to schedule surgery.
Additional follow-up consultations are encouraged and are complimentary. If you schedule surgery, you will be seen approximately three weeks prior to your procedure for a pre-operative visit. At that time the procedure is again discussed and all questions are answered. Pre-operative instructions are given, the medical history is reviewed and any prescriptions are written.
Staff & Facilities
Seattle Plastic Surgery - Facility
Most cosmetic surgery is performed in plastic surgeons’ offices in order to reduce the cost to patients. Surprisingly, however, there are currently no licensing regulations governing these facilities. It is our belief that cosmetic surgery should only be performed in an office facility if it can be done as safely as in a hospital setting.
For the safety of our patients, we have voluntarily built our surgery center to meet all requirements for the highest level of Washington State Certification. We go through ongoing certification and accreditation procedures similar to those of hospitals. This governs all aspects of care at our surgery center, including sterilization procedures, safety policies, operating room staffing, monitoring equipment, emergency medications and equipment.
Operating room personnel, physicians and nurses, are trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. All anesthesia for surgery is provided by board-certified physician anesthesiologists, the same group who provides all anesthesia care at Swedish Hospital. We believe that they are best qualified to provide for the safety and comfort of our patients.
We spare no effort or expense in providing for the safety of our patients.
As is customary, payment for cosmetic surgery is made prior to surgery, typically at the time of the preoperative visit three weeks prior to surgery. A variety of financing plans are available through outside agencies, and our office can assist you in the application process.
Surgical fees include all pre- and post-operative care and visits. Although cosmetic surgery is not covered by insurance, when applicable, our office will assist you by providing the documentation that you may submit to your insurance company.