James M. Ridgway, MD, FACS

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Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon
10047 Main Street, #103
Bellevue, Washington 98004

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5 out of 5 stars Lip Augmentation

My Lips Are Beautiful! Thank You Dr. Ridgeway! - Bellevue, WA

The only doctor I will ever go to for anything to do with my face! He's kind, gentle, informative and really cares, and his skill level is SO impressive! Thank you Dr. Ridgeway for my beautiful new lips!!!!

5 out of 5 stars Fat Transfer

Best Fat Injection - Bellevue, WA

Let me start by saying this; No matter where I move in the States or out the country, I will never have any other surgeon work on me, and no matter where I am I will always come back to Dr. Ridge. I don't know how but he really knows the definition of women beauty and youth, I'm living wetness!. I made mistake before and I got fooled by other surgeons whom portended they the best out there but I had to learn in hard way and I learned from my mistake. However, at this moment I'm blessed and very lucky to say I found Dr. James Ridgeway. He is such professional, talented, carying and honest plastic surgeon in my life like Dr. James Ridgeway is. Not to mention his friendly and warm welcome is an addition. Il tell you I never seen a surgeon who is not after your money and will turn job down if he feels is risky and since he knows what beauty is, I didn't even need to say anything else and he already figured it out. I have done fat injection with him and I tell you, he took more than 10 years off my age and add more beauty I never had in my young age.. I was so afraid at first and I wasn't sure if I was going to be happy with the result, however he set with me more than few times and went over what needs to be done and explained me everything in details and what to expect and not to expect during the recovery. He gave me peace in mind and confidnce. everything he said and explained was completely right!.. Thank you so much NewVue plastic surgery for all the great work and your profession.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty & Septoplasty with Amazing Natural Results. Bellevue, WA

What a great experience with Dr. Ridgway and the Newvue team. I came in for a consultation on what I thought would be a strictly cosmetic procedure, but Dr. Ridgway did a quick exam and determined that I had a deviated septum that would likely be covered by insurance. Before this, I had seen another surgeon in Seattle who had not mentioned this at all so I was both surprised and very pleased that he had taken the time to check on this. In the initial consultation, he took time to go through my list of questions and answered each question honestly and thoughtfully. When I left, I gave my insurance information to the billing associates and they checked with my insurance company for me to determine my coverage. At my pre-op appointment, Dr. Ridgway walked me through the imaging process. He took the time to make sure I was happy with the images we decided upon and even answered some frantic emails I had the week before the procedure (gotta love those pre-surgery nerves). The procedure itself ended up being more complicated, I think, than they had anticipated due to my nose structure. Once I was in recovery and learned more about how much of a "hot mess" my nose had been, I was so happy that I had decided to go with Dr. Ridgway. Other doctors will try to sell you on closed rhinoplasties so you won't have the scar, but the scar is tiny and my understanding is that the visibility a surgeon gets from the open rhinoplasty allows them to be a lot more precise. The recovery was tough, but worth it. Dr. Ridgway gives his patients his cell in case anything comes up and I texted him on a Saturday morning to ask him a question. He responded and was super friendly. It's been about 6 weeks now and the craziest thing is how natural the results are. I still look and feel like myself - so much that it's easy to forget that I ever looked any different! I can also breathe so much better thanks to the internal work he did. I haven't received the billing information from my insurance company so I don't yet know the total amount, but the procedure will still end up being less than what other doctors would charge out-of-pocket for a straight rhinoplasty (based on a quote I received from another doctor). 100% worth it and would do it again in a heartbeat.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

First Time Botox - Bellevue, WA

5 out of 5 stars Nose Surgery

Corrective Nose Surgery with Great Outcome! - Bellevue, WA

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Old Injury Causing Very Poor Breathing - Bellevue, WA

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Should Have Done It Earlier! - Bellevue, WA

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5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Rhino Surgery - Bellevue, WA

I was impressed from the moment I walked in the office and the compassion and sincerity Dr. Ridgway expressed was very reassuring. I have a very unique situation being on special medication and was very concerned how this would be handled. I was sent to get checked by other doctors as I also have stage 4 kidney disease to make absolutely sure I could tolerate the surgery which was very reassuring. If I ever need any surgery on my face I will certainly come here.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Wrinkles Go Away! Bellevue, WA

This review has been a long time coming because Dr. Ridgway is amazing! I have heard horror stories about Botox and I am very afraid of needles so never considered Botox as an option for me however, I was not happy with my wrinkles and sagging eyelids. My friend recommended him as a fabulous doctor and really being an expert in his field. From the minute I walked into the office until the minute I left, Dr. Ridgway and his staff put me at ease. His staff are very professional and kind, which is so important. Dr. Ridgway himself, is also very professional but also personable. He put me at ease immediately while asking me questions to better help him know what I was looking and hoped for as well as my motivation for being in his office. We also talked about my fear of needles and he went to great lengths to help me feel as comfortable as possible. He explained everything that he was going to do, what to expect, where I might feel the needle more or less and even gave me a ball to squeeze to put all my anxiety into. He talked me through the entire process and explained when I would start seeing results. In addition, I don't live in Seattle but in San Francisco. When my friend convinced me to go to him, I sent him an email asking for a consultation, also explaining that I was leaving the next day in the evening. He fit me in that morning and really spent time with me explaining the process, as mentioned above, and never made me feel like I was "fit in" or that he didn't really have time for me. I felt so comfortable with him that I got Botox for the first time that very day. The next time I was in town, I contacted him and he got me in the next day again and I loved the results even more than the first! I was getting married and really wanted to feel like I looked my best and his work on me made that happen! I am going back to Seattle to visit again for Thanksgiving and hope to be able to get in with him again. Unfortunately, I didn't even think of taking before and after photos because my "11's" and forehead lines have softened to the point of being almost non-existent and my eyelids have lifted and I would love to see that improvement now. That reminds that he also asks how extreme you want to go with the Botox, more natural or not! I chose a more natural approach. It is wonderful that he talks about these options and gives his patients a choice as well as some guidance. He told me that he understood that I live somewhere else and may want to go to someone in SF but honestly, I can't imagine going to anyone else for Botox. He is fantastic, caring, professional and personable. Overall, a wonderful doctor that I would refer to any of my friends or family.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Plastic Surgery is Life Changing - Seattle, WA

I was unable to breathe after I broke my nose in a fall. Dr. Ridgway assured me that he would be there every step of the way. During the surgery he discovered more damage than anticipated, and took the extra time to correct it. Dr. Ridgway went above and beyond in his care for me, and even provided me with his cell number in case I had after surgery difficulties. Dr. Ridgway gave me incredible care, and I can breathe again! He changed my life for the better.

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