Richard A. Baxter MD

Mountlake Terrace, WA, US
Richard A. Baxter MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

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.

Practice Specialization

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.

Body Contouring
Body contouring procedures, including tummy tucks and liposuction, are considered when diet and exercise aren't enough.

Breast Surgery
It is well known that attractive breasts contribute to a woman's sense of femininity, attractiveness, and well-being. For this reason, breast surgery including augmentation, reduction, lifting (mastopexy), and reconstruction is the largest single category of plastic surgery.

Facial Surgery
Dr. Baxter's emphasis with all facial procedures is a natural look, using state of the art techniques and an artistic perspective.

Sometimes a surgical procedure will give the best results, other times non surgical options work well, and often a combination is better still. By offering state of the art technologies as well as the latest surgical techniques, we are able to provide a comprehensive approach to aesthetic rejuvenation.

Additional Information

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 his website.

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Background

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 expertise and experience.

Awards & Honors

Dr. Baxter 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.”

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.

Affiliations & Memberships

Society Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons
Washington Society of Plastic Surgeons
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Washington State Medical Association
King County Medical Society

Offices Held

Dr. Baxter is 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.

Your Consultation

Call to Schedule Your Consultation: 425-776-0880

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

Dr. Baxter works with an experienced and caring staff in an accredited private surgical facility in the Seattle area.

"Ask a Question" Responses

Tummy Tuck

My tummy tuck is planned for March 26, how soon can I travel by airplane?

This is really a question for your surgeon who should give you detailed guidance on after care for your tummy tuck. Ideally you should wait at least...

Breast Placement

I am 24 years old, and had saline implants at 19. My natural breasts (before surgery) sort of faced out, not forward. Now that I have larger breasts...

Implants can be repositioned closer to the middle with internal sutures called a capsulorrhaphy. If the nipple position is lateral, you may also need...

In the UK, Laser treatment is utilized for under eye bags. Why not in the US?

I have been trying to find a minimally invasive procedure to remove under eye bags. When I search for this procedure it is always in the UK. When...

I have been doing laser treatment for the lower eyelid area for almost 20 years so it isn't a new procedure and is widely used in the U.S. What has...

Can my surgeon liposuction my lower tummy while doing a modified tummy tuck (muscles will be tightened)?

My doctor says I'm not a candidate for full Tummy Tuck. My muscles need to be tightened but I see fat on top. He will lipo my flanks, waist & hips...

Generally a tummy tuck would include local fat reduction in addition to muscle tightening when needed. It is not clear from your question why you are...

Would rippling necessarily have to be corrected?

I had silicone implants 20 years ago. I had them replaced with saline 9 years ago. My mammogram in June was normal. I've lost weight and noticed...

Rippling with saline implants is fairly common but it may contribute to implant "wear and tear" which could result in deflation of the implant. That...

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Richard A. Baxter MD

6100 219th St SW, #290,
Mountlake Terrace, WA,

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