Portland Plastic Surgeon
1405 SE 164th Ave., Ste. 100
Vancouver, Washington 98683 US
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5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

Been Wanting This for Years - Vancouver, WA

My husband and I went to the consultation together and were both equally impressed by Dr. Workman. He took the time to listen to what I was wanting and we were able to pick the perfect size. The surgery was fairly easy and I didn't have any ill effects afterward. Having an office where I live was very convenient and driving to Vancouver for the procedure was a breeze. After the surgery I had to call his office due to nerve pain and his nursing staff was very knowledgeable in what I was going through. Since my surgery I have recommended Dr. Workman to multiple people and would definitely go back to him if I needed any more cosmetic surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck - Vancouver, WA

Wow, my experience all the way around is 5 stars. Dr. Workman is amazing. I know he is a very busy surgeon, but he has truly made me feel as if I'm one of his only patients! First, he was upfront and detailed during my consultation. He was very attentive on what I wanted and hearing my expectations. He listened and addressed all my concerns. Second, on the day of surgery, I found out he consulted with other colleagues to make sure his plan on how to deal with my previous abdominal scar was the best course of action. That made me feel so secure! Third, the surgery went perfect and the incision looks great! Initially I was a little apprehensive about the operating suite being in the office, but the operating room was state of art! When I walked through the doors I felt as if I was walking straight into a hospital. The staff was very attentive, professional, and totally focused on me. I was so nervous, but they really calmed me. The recovery nurse was very much on top of the pain and nausea medicine and I came out of surgery actually smiling and talking. The only thing I was feeling was the tightness (he just removed 4 lbs of fat and skin so this is what you want)! Fourth, several times I've called to leave a message with a question for the nurse and then the doctor called me back! Does anyone else know a doctor that does that?! Not me!!! As for the staff, what a great set of people!!! So friendly and genuinely caring individuals! Kay, who runs the front office is so sweet and answers whatever run of the mill questions I call with all the time. Gretchen, the nurse who has done some of my pre and post op bandanging was gentle and highly informative on how I should be caring for myself to get the best results. I never feel bad calling with additional questions. Also, I haven't spent more then 5 minutes in the waiting room. I feel like there hasn't been a bad experience in the bunch. There is nothing critical to say here! Seriously, these individuals are so wonderful! I am currently one month post-op and still in recovery so I won't be doing anything soon. Eventually though I would like to have lipo on my thighs and arms, and maybe ever breast augmentation if I get really indulgent. All I have to say is that I would never let another doctor touch me! Good luck to everyone out there ready for a tummy tuck! It is 100% worth it! Once I get pictures off my phone I will try to upload them.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck, No Lipo - Portland, OR

As you have read in my experience I state how much the Dr. and his staff cared about my well being. I feel like they cared about me as much as if I was a family member. I would reccomend Dr. Workman a 100 times over.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Under the Muscle, Silicone.. 275/300 Cc's After 4 Children - Portland, OR

Never have waited more then 5 mins once inside for appt. I felt like he was friendly and very professional. While having issues with my pain meds, I received 2 nurse calls and 1 call directly from my doctor.

Having my Tt This November 8! - Vancouver, WA

Well, my story is not much different from most, after having children my tummy just didnt look good (acctually, I have never had a flat tummy :) I found this site and i swear I know everybodys stories lol. I have been to 2 doctors over the course of several years. finally, last month I went to my third one and right there I decided i was going to do it. my doctor had done tummy tucks on two of...

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Can't Wait to Feel Like Me Again! - Vancouver, WA

Dr. Workman made my husband & I feel comfortable from the second we shook hands. He answered all of our questions with honest answers. I knew within our first meeting that he was going to be my PS. I'm so looking forward to my final results... UPDATE: Dr Workman far exceeded my expectations. His eye for detail is something I'm so grateful for. I had a full tummy tuck w/ muscle repair & I cannot express how excited I was to see my incision for the first time. I was overjoyed @ how low, thin & even it was. I was also equally impressed with my belly button & how well centered it is. My boobs are beautiful, I couldn't be happier. The recovery nurses + my post op nurse have all been wonderful, so friendly & beyond helpful. His staff gals (front desk & patient coordinator) can be a little "cold", but what they lack, everyone makes up for. All & all his work is amazing & he is someone I'd recommend over & over.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Tired of the Reflection in the Mirror - Vancouver, WA

Dr Workman and his staff make me feel so comfortable. They are just a phone call away if ever I have a question. The work he did for me is above and beyond. I couldnt of ask for a better mommy makeover.

5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

595HP Sientra 5'5" - Washington

I got my breast augmentation 9 days ago and finally got the courage to post my journey on here in hopes that someone out there may be going through a similar experience and maybe Relate(: ...soooooo, after many years of wanting bigger boobs, I decided to finally do it now! What help me decide to Finally do It?? Weeeell... I guess it was the fact that I Finally got married (so that no guy will...

New Year, New Me - Vancouver, WA

Dr. Workman put me at ease right away! I was familiar with his credentials and experience, but his personality was perfect for me. He asked me if I was the surgeon what would I do. Wow! He listened, made recommendations but did not push me into something I didn't want. Their office staff is discrete yet super friendly.

Belly Be Gone... - Vancouver, WA

Dr. Workman and his staff has made this a very pleasurable experience. They are all very nice and personable. They answered all my questions and made me feel comfortable with my decision to have a TT. I look forward to bragging about my new tummy!!

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Awards & Recognition

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Dr. Workman has hospital affiliations at Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center Vancouver, WA KGH Hospital Richland, WA.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, 1986
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, 1987
    Residency: General Surgery, University of Minnesota, 1991
    Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, Case Western, 1993

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Will Lumps Go Away After Facelift and Necklift Surgery?

The lumps will indeed go away by themselves. It sounds like you are experiencing the normal stages of healing. If you would like to speed the process... READ MORE

Can I have sex after tummy tuck?

Becoming intimate after abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is highly variable and depends on each individual. It depends on how active you are and how long... READ MORE

Sex After a Tummy Tuck How Long Should I Wait?

Becoming intimate after abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is highly variable and depends on each individual. It depends on how active you are and how long... READ MORE

Breast Feeding with Breast Implants - Possible? What Are the Risks?

On average, there's roughly a 90% chance that you will be able to breastfeed after having breast implants, on the assumption that you were able to... READ MORE

Just received a Tummy tuck on May 10 2016 but my question is its 3rd day post surgery and I'm coughing like crazy? Why?

It is very normal to have a cough following surgery because of the breathing tube that is inserted during surgery.  The tube can irritate the throat a... READ MORE

Are Blood Tests Mandatory Before Surgery?

It is common to not need any blood work done before a cosmetic procedure. Many surgeons have chosen to opt out of preoperative lab tests because... READ MORE

Do saline/silicone implants cause fungus or mold inside the body?

Having mold/fungus grow inside of saline implants is highly unlikely and very rare. I have never seen a case in my practice but it can happen. There... READ MORE

Is it possible that I'm already seeing coolsculpting results after 1 week?!

Normally, patients will start to notice results at about three weeks. However, the most dramatic results can be seen from 1 to 3 months. At three days... READ MORE

Can I Get Pregnant After a Tummy Tuck?

You may end up permanently stretching the tightened tissue out especially if you get real large or have twins. We do not recommend pregnancy after... READ MORE

Breast Reduction 3 weeks post-op and I noticed this area looking like infection, any suggestions? (Photo)

From the photo that you provided I do not see anything abnormal or indicating an infection.  It is very common for the center area of the incision to ... READ MORE

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I Feel Ripples in My Breast Implants — What's Going on?

Dr. Michael L. Workman explains possible causes of rippling following breast augmentation, which is common and usually not a cause of concern. WATCH VIDEO

Vampire Breast Lift: A Doctor's Words of Caution

Dr. Michael L. Workman explains the vampire breast lift and how, because it is still new and unproven, he believes that it carries risk. WATCH VIDEO

Shaped Implants vs. Round Smooth — What's the Difference?

Dr. Michael L. Workman compares the texture and shape of round smooth implants to shaped implants, and what results you can expect to achieve with each. WATCH VIDEO

The Benefits of Paper Tape for Scar Healing

Dr. Michael Workman offers instructions for use of paper type. Combined with a moisturizer, paper tape can improve the look of scarring. WATCH VIDEO

The Doctor Explains CoolSculpting to This Radio Personality (Part 2)

Hear as Dr. Michael L. Workman explains CoolSculpting to Daria from Portland radio station 105.1. WATCH VIDEO

This Radio Personality Freezes Her Fat Away — "I Could Probably Fall Asleep" (Part 1)

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