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

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5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Lip Fillers

Dr Ridgway is amazing and artistic. I feel like a million bucks. Swelling is obviously going to go down but so far super pleased! Perfect experience, highly recommend Dr Ridgway. He made me feel comfortable, informed me what was going to happen next every step of the way and barely left a mark on my lips! Excellent experience!! Lippies are looking good today! They are still swollen but so...

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 Juvederm

Amazing results from a superb Dr and staff!

If I could give Dr Ridgway and his staff a 100 stars, I would. Dr Ridgway is truly an expert and an artist in his craft. He's meticulous, careful, takes his time and strives for perfection to produce the best results possible... and then some: he's extremely friendly and educated, there isn't/wasn't a question or concern that he couldn't answer far beyond my visit. He knows how to make...

5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty


I have never written an online review about anything. However, as someone who searched for years for a doctor to correct a procedure done by another well respected doctor I know firsthand just how difficult figuring out which doctor to go to is. Dr Ridgway is that doctor. I had tissue loss from filler gone wrong and was told by other doctors they wouldn't do surgery or recommended against it...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Outstanding Doctor, Individual Catered Treatment. Literally the best experience I could've imagined

I don't typically write reviews but here goes...I'm 28 and a model, so went to Dr. Ridgeway for a Botox consultation with the option to have the procedure if things felt right. I did a lot of research but still was nervous since my face in my income, so I was pleased that we had 45min booked just to talk. I'm pretty sure we took up the whole time too! James was very professional but on my...

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

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

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

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

Can a ENT do Rhinoplasty?

Dear Sammy,A specialist in nose surgery can improve nasal airway breathing while improving the shape of the nose. Plastic surgeons and... READ MORE

Do I need a Facelift? And nose job? (photos)

This is a really great question. It is amazing how many people feel that there face looks older when they are young but often had difficulty in... 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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