Portland Plastic Surgeon
9775 SW Wilshire Street, Suite 200
Portland, Oregon 97225 US

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5 out of 5 stars Botox

I had Botox and Dr Zarrela really knows how to make it look so natural and not over done.

I love Dr. Zarrela! I really enjoy my visits because he is so personable and down to earth. He really makes me feel comfortable and he is very professional and great at what he does. I appreciate how he makes suggestions in my best interest.

5 out of 5 stars Lip Augmentation

Always look forward to seeing him

Dr. Zarella is the best! He's allows me to feel confident in asking for what I want and does a great job walking me through everything. I know I'm in good hands with Dr. Zarella. I know he has my best interest at heart - he wants me to leave happy with my treatment, experience, and that I get the best bang for my buck. He's so friendly and personable - it always feels like I'm catching up with...

5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty

Surgery success

Dr. Zarella was very supportive and willing to work with me to create a comprehensive and reasonable surgery plan. Ater MOHS surgery in 2012, I was left with nasal scarring and asymmetry despite 3 subsequent debulking and 1 rhinoplasty surgeries. Dr. Zarella performed surgery to raise my nostril and reduce scarring in November. I'm so pleased with the results. My nose looks and functions...

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Another THE BEST!

He's wonderful! I have dealt with Dr. Kathleen Waldorf for my "correction" needs since 1998 or 1999. When I was unable to match up schedules with her for my liposuction (abdominal), I was told that Dr. Zarella had joined the practice and after meeting with him, was confident that if she invited him to practice with her, he had to be great! I was not disappointed. My recovery from the...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Always a pleasure

Good recommendations, injectables treatments are well performed with care, professional and perfect to my needs. Very happy with results. He has very good bedside manners and shows he cares for your treatments.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

I had an amazing experience

Dr Zarella is amazing ! He is everythin you when you're looking for a plastic surgeon. He is brilliant. efficient, compassionate, understanding, and the list goes on. He listens to what your wants & needs are. To me is very important as a patient.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

25 Years Old - No Kids - 36DD - Portland, OR

Hey all... So, I just want to share my experience with BR recently made. My breasts began to grow when I was 8 years old. Today I am 25, have no children, 140 pounds, 5'2. My breasts was 36DD and super fallen, making feel lots of pain and also a extremely lack of self-esteem! I always felt horrible back pain, shoulder and neck, did several treatments, but never any helped ease the pain. Then...

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Filler in Cheeks, Lips, Etc. - Portland, OR

Dr. Zarella was like an artist at work. He studied my face, and knew exactly what to do to fulfill my needs and request for my face. He took his time, and was really great for all the attention that he gave me. The WLdorf a center has been a real find. mY monthly facials with Janice Cunningham also was been the greatest.

Personal Statement

Dr. Zarella is a board certified plastic surgeon committed to serving both adult and pediatric patients at The Waldorf Center. He did specialty training in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery. He enjoys his career which allows him to combine his passion for medicine with his love of art.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery

Consultation Fee

$50. Free Consultations when you mention RealSelf.

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Zarella has hospital affiliations at Legacy Emanual Medical Center and Randall Children's Hospital, Providence Saint Vincent Medical Center, and Providence Portland Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Medical: MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University
    Fellowship: Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Children's National Medical Center

Treatments offered at The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery

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I had gynecomastia surgery 7 months ago and have indents in my right pec. (photo)

This is a good question. And thank you for posting a picture. At 7 months out, the contour deformity that you have likely represents the final result.... READ MORE

Follow-up Gyno Surgery Question, if I lower my BF will the fat tissue even out?

This is a very good question. I would say, yes, the asymmetry between the two sides will be less noticeable if you were to lose some weight, but,... READ MORE

Male with long nipples - Normal or a medical issue? (photos)

From the pictures you posted, it appears that your nipples are within the range of normal. If you have not had any symptoms of something outside the... READ MORE

How many times can FUE be performed?

Great questions.  The beauty of individual follicular harvest and transfer is that it allows for touch ups down the road.  There's no set or maximum n... READ MORE

I had a face lift/neck lift 18 months ago with underlying layers lifted. Can I get a revision removing skin only?

This is a very good question. Secondary facelifts are more common than you think. I would recommend seeing your surgeon, or another board certified... READ MORE

4 weeks post otoplasty - is this a stitch? (photos)

Thank you for your question, and for posting pictures! Based on your photo, that appears to be a stitch in the incision line. If it is a dissolving... READ MORE

Can I wrestle after otoplasty?

I would caution you severely from returning to wrestling so soon after otoplasty. With a contact sport like wrestling, there is risk not only of... READ MORE

Will there be a crater deformity if all breast tissue and fat tissue are removed?

Thank you for your question. There are a few ways to do male breast reduction surgery. Typically if there is a mix of glad and fatty excess, the... READ MORE

Do I have gynecomastia? (Photo)

Thank you for posting photos with your question! While on the pictures it appears that you have some fullness in the chest, without a physical exam,... READ MORE

2 weeks post op... scar or tissue? (Photo)

Thank you for your question, and the accompanying photo! Two weeks after surgery is still early, and there certainly is some swelling remaining. What... READ MORE

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Dr. Christopher Zarella discusses gynecomastia and liposuction recovery. Male breast reduction surgery helps gives the chest a tighter, flatter, masculine appearance. WATCH VIDEO

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