Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon
10047 Main Street, #103
Bellevue, Washington 98004 US
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5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Dr. Ridgeway is my hero - Bellevue, WA

There are not enough stars to give Dr. Ridgway. I had a botched rhinoplasty done 14 years ago that has bothered me a great deal. After all this time I was finally able to have another procedure done hopefully for the last time. Searching for a plastic surgeon is incredibly nerve racking especially after one bad experience. After extensive research I narrowed it down to two surgeons. I...

5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

Great Plastic Surgeon!

Dr. Ridgway is amazing! I've had a couple procedures over the last few years and his professionalism and talent have been immeasurable. Also, he's very humble and takes his time to explain things in laymen's terms. I do not trust anyone else touching my face but Dr. Ridgway.

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Lip Fillers

Perfect experience, highly recommend Dr Ridgway.

5 out of 5 stars Septoplasty

My nose works perfectly now

Dr. Ridgway was very personable and answered all my questions. He did a great job making sure I knew what was going to happen and I felt comfortable going into the procedure. My nose has suffered a lot of damage over the years and I expected the recovery to be an awful experience. But aside from mild discomfort the first couple days, it was a breeze. No more pain than I was in before the...

5 out of 5 stars Septoplasty

Excellent revision experience

I was referred to Dr Ridgway after a badly botched septoplasty by another surgeon, then a revision by a second surgeon. My nose was disfigured and I could not breathe at all out of one nostril. I had a constant runny nose due to the damage to the internal drainage system done by the first two physicians. Dr Ridgway spent the first visit listening to my story and validating my experience. He...

5 out of 5 stars Facial Reconstructive Surgery

Total Trust

Dr. Ridgway has performed two different surgeries on my face. Both were reconstructive surgeries. I regard him as the reference for what an excellent plastic surgeon should strive to become. His background as an artist, and his talent as a highly skilled plastic surgeon gives him a combination that is perfect for his profession. Dr. Ridgway demonstrates sincere care in you as a patient and...

5 out of 5 stars Septoplasty

I love my new nose and I can breathe better!

I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Ridgway and his caring and professional staff. I never loved my nose and always wanted it to be slightly smaller. I had a deviated septum as well and was able to get everything fixed at one time. Dr. Ridgway never makes you feel rushed and takes time to answer any and all questions you have. He even came in on a holiday to meet with my husband and I before...

5 out of 5 stars Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion and Scar Excision

The best doctor I have come across in my life. The results exactly turned out the way he described. I'm completely satisfied with the results. I personally feel that Dr. Ridgway's quality of treatment is much higher than the cost of his procedures. Very knowledgeable and caring. I really appreciate what Dr. Ridgway is doing.

5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

20 years younger!

I meet with four other doctors before choosing Dr. Ridgeway. Dr. Ridgeway 's approach felt more up to date and reflected the newest improvements and advances in the procedure. And I was right! My procedure went off without out a hitch. It took considerably longer than we expected, but that was because of the meticulous effort he put into the procedure. At all stages, Dr. Ridgeway was every...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Stellar doctor and stellar results - Bellevue, WA

My experience with Dr. Ridgway was outstanding. The procedure that I had was a face and neck lift with fat grafting to add volume to specific areas of my face. Dr. Ridgway's expertise, talent, attention to detail and focus on ensuring that I received the results that I wanted was far beyond what I could have ever expected. He provided me with his cell phone number to call if I had any...

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Personal Statement

My goal is to provide aesthetic and naturally balanced results through the most advanced surgical techniques. Our team is dedicated to each individual as they move forward in their personal transformations and it is our privilege to offer compassionate and exacting care, one patient at a time.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)
European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Awards & Recognition

Shirley Baron Award, The Triologic Society
American Head and Neck Society, Prize manuscript, Head and Neck Surgery
Seymour R. Cohen Award
Award for Outstanding Academic Performance: Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, University of California, Irvine
Triologic Society Resident Research Award
UCI Chao Cancer Center Research Award
American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) Award
University of California Irvine Clinical Research Symposium Award
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Ridgway has hospital affiliations at Swedish Hospital Medical Centers, Overlake Medical Center and Evergreen Health Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Unviersity of Arizona, College of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    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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3 Months Post Op Face and Neck Lift. Do I Need to Ask for a Revision or Will my Jawline/neck Tighten Up? (photo)

Hello, I am sorry that your results were not what you expected. At your stage of healing you will have some swelling in the neck region. This... READ MORE

Are there any procedure that can pull the eyelids horizontally? (Photos)

I highly recommend that you read all the thoughtful input that has been given to you as you search for your answer.  I am going to forward a ... READ MORE

Botox and Fillers Risks/Safety?

Dear Sophie, The question you ask is a good one – and I am glad that you have asked it. Many people move forward into the treatment of their f... READ MORE

What Can I Do For Discolored Skin on Upper Eyelids 3 Months Post Upper Eyelid Surgery? (photo)

The condition you describe in not uncommon and relates to to the continued healing of the surgical area. What you describe is less of a pigmentation... READ MORE

How Long Should I Wait to Get Steroid Injection to Dissolve Scar Tissue After Rhinoplasty?

From what you have described you are developing rounding and fullness along the nasal tip. Concerns for developing a poly beak deformity secondary to... READ MORE

Buccal fat removal or (off-brand) Kybella for face slimming/jowls? (Photo)

Dear UpgradeU206,The question you ask is a very important one as it relates to whole facial aging and your ancestry. When looking at the images ... READ MORE

Will a lower bleph and facelift help? My eyes make me look ancient and I'm only 52! (photos)

Dear Redkirk,This is a really great question.  A neuromodulator, like Botox, Xeomin or Dysport, would be excellent for wrinkle reduction in the pe... READ MORE

Are customised cheek implants an all around more expensive surgery than off-the-shelf cheek implants?

Dear Ladyduck, Thank you for your question.  Standard cheek implants, in their more advanced form, can cover more than one area of the midface.  T... READ MORE

Chin implant vs sliding genioplasty? (photos)

Dear Catfacegirl, Thank you for your question.  As noted by other providers and herself, you do have a “weak” chin which compromises facial harm... READ MORE

Rhinoplasty question: Is it possible to get the same result in real life as I have done in Photoshop? (photos)

Dear Sam, This is a great question as it depends on the degree of change created. Most photo-shopped images are not achievable as the anatomy does not... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Ridgway

James M. Ridgway, MD, FACS has shared 20 before and after pictures with 70 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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