James M. Ridgway, MD, FACS

James M. Ridgway, MD, FACS

Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 5.0 stars from 44 reviews
10047 Main Street, #103
Bellevue, Washington 98004 United States
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  • Offer Complimentary Facial Plastic Surgery Consultation
  • Offer Complimentary Botox Special for RealSelf Patients

Ratings based on 44 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

Best Decision of my Life - Bellevue, WA

Dr. Ridgway was fantastic. He went through my procedure thoroughly beforehand and was relaxed and thoughtful in answering my questions. Furthermore, he was funny and engaging and understood all aspects of why I was thinking of getting the surgery. Plus, the office staff knew me by name when I came in, and I was able to schedule my appointments according to my schedule.

5 out of 5 stars

Chronic Sinusitis, Second Surgery Success! - Seattle, WA

5 out of 5 stars

First Botox Experience, 43 Years Old - Seattle, WA

Dr. Ridgeway is a surgeon as well so I feel very safe and comfortable having him as my doctor. I felt no pain, there was no bruising, and you couldn't even tell I'd had anything done so I could go right back to work. He is the type of DR that will tell you if he thinks something will not look natural. I would highly recommend his services and I'll not trust anyone else with my Botox procedure.

Very,very Happy. Bellevue, WA

My identical twin sister and I both wanted a face lift but wanted to be sure that afterwards we looked like ourselves, only better. Our identity was so associated with being a twin that anything that threatened how we looked might have negative results psychologically. We wanted to find a plastic surgeon that would be certain to retain our individual facial differences while still improving our appearance. After several conversations with Dr. Ridgeway, we were confident he would. And he did. We are both very, very pleased with the outcome, as well as the entire process. He is a perfectionist. No detail about the entire process was overlooked, from the patient education to the post-op follow-up. I would absolutely recommend anyone to him. He is a superb surgeon who genuinely cares about his patients. Overall rating 5 stars, including bedside manner, aftercare and follow-up, time spent with me, responsiveness, staff and payment process. Wait times were terrific.

5 out of 5 stars

Seattle Runner - Seattle, WA

Dr. Ridgway is a thorough, honest, caring and compassionate doctor and was with me every step of the way. He was always accessible and answered all my questions. This was a great decision and I am very happy with the results. Now I just smile as part of the group when everyone pulls out their smart phones for photos.

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful Botox - Bellevue, WA

5 out of 5 stars

Refreshed Eyes! - Seattle, WA

It is with pleasure and gratitude that I post this review of Dr. James Ridgway. Dr. Ridgway's ideas for my upper and lower blepharoplasty were in total alignment for what I wanted. And he didn't charge a consultation fee! He put my anxious mind at rest and didn't pass me off to a patient coordinator; he spent that time getting to know just me! He made me feel like my surgery was the most important item on his busy agenda. Dr. Ridgway is an artist both literally and figuratively. He assured my husband and me that my results would not alter how I looked, just a refreshed, youthful me! I followed Dr. Ridgway's pre- and post-operative instructions to a "T" which accounted for my quick and easy recovery. I am so pleased with the results and the entire process proceeded exactly like he stated at my appointments. With each passing week, my eyes look better and better. Friends and family tell me that I look rested and refreshed! Dr. Ridgway is an amazing artist and physician and has earned the highest recommendations from me.

5 out of 5 stars Facial Reconstructive Surgery

Nasal Tip Reconstruction (3 Phase) Following Mohs Procedure - Seattle, WA

Dr Ridgway is the best in his field and I am very fortunate to have had him as my surgeon. Considering the circumstances, meeting Dr Ridgway was a blessing in my opinion and the entire process could not have gone any better. From the initial consultation, the expectations were clearly defined, he reassured me that the final outcome would be nothing short of me looking like me again, (after 12 weeks or so). I was clearly provided an explanation of the 2 procedures available, his level of confidence that the forehead flap reconstruction vs the cheek method would yield the optimal results, I was quickly convinced that I was in amazing hands. The lines of communication were always open, he was very clear in explaining exactly what was ahead of me and he made sure that i was ready for it emotionally and mentally, 100%. Together we achieved amazing results and i never doubted his expertise for a moment.

5 out of 5 stars


I wanted to get rhinoplasty since puberty hit me- my nose didn't fit my face. It was too big. As soon as I met Dr. Ridgway, I knew I wanted him to perform my surgery. He explained everything, informed me that I would need septo-plasty as well (because my breathing wasn't normal), and he informed me on everything that I would need to do and know for pre and post surgery. He answered everything I wanted and needed to know, plus more. He made me feel so comfortable and excited for this surgery rather than scared. He develops a relationship with his clients from the beginning and all throughout the process of the surgery rather than having a nurse develop a relationship with his own clients. 2.5 weeks post surgery, I was able to contact the doctor whenever I needed a question answered or if something had happened and he responded immediately. He truly cares about how his patients feel and their outcome. I'm starting to notice the results and I feel more confident than I EVER have and I can finally breathe out of my nose right. It's amazing how much one thing can change your life. I can't give him enough thanks. 5 stars is not enough for Dr. Ridgeway, more like 20/5. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Tight Neck and Jawline Again! Seattle, WA

Love, love, love Dr. Ridgeway- he was the one who finally made me decide to go ahead with surgery due to his confidence, dedication and eagerness to achieve my desired results. When I described what bothered me about my old face he was totally candid about what procedures were necessary to attain those results and the recovery process. He is a gifted surgeon and I couldn't be happier w/ my choice. Super patient, always available to answer questions/concerns and lots of post-op checks to insure that all was progressing correctly. Additionally, he's got a great personality and a joy to visit.

About James M. Ridgway, MD, FACS

James M. Ridgway, MD, FACS practices in Bellevue at Newvue Plastic Surgery, PC as a Facial Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Ridgway began participating on RealSelf in 2010, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 11 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). Dr. Ridgway has hospital affiliations at Swedish Hospital, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle Children's Hospital and Overlake Surgery Center.

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Treatments offered at Newvue Plastic Surgery, PC

Education / Training

Medical: MD, Unviersity of Arizona, College of Medicine
Internship: General Surgery, University of California, Irvine
Residency: Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Irvine
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Washington
Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic, University of California, Irvine

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