Bellevue Oculoplastic Surgeon
1810 116th Ave NE, Ste. D1 Lower Level
Bellevue, Washington 98004 US
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5 out of 5 stars Voluma

Feedback and Results for Voluma - Bellevue, WA

I am a 45 year old female who had lost serious volume in my face and cheeks. I heard about Voluma and went to see Dr. Kristin Tarbet for my procedure. I cannot tell you enough how wonderful this product is. I had no cheek definition prior to the procedure but the Voluma has solved that and instantly. I love that you don't have to wait to see the results, they are instant. The lines that...

5 out of 5 stars Quick Lift

My Quick Lift Better Than Dreamed

At 60, I HAD drooping neck, jowls, etc. After much investigation of mini facelifts, I chose the QuickLift instead of Lifestyle and had the surgery done in April. The results have been amazing. I look like I had a complete face lift without the "pulled" look. My neck was an immediate success. The pain and swelling were minimal but more than I had expected. The recovery did...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Facelift & Upper and Lower Eyelid Lift - Bellevue, WA

First, I wanted my appearance to be as young as I felt. And second, as a business man I wanted to reduce age bias made decisions that might adversely effect performance and results. My experience with Dr. Tarbet and her staff has been excellent. Both my wife and myself are exceptionally pleased with the results of the surgery. There is no question, Dr. Tarbet is the finest facial plastic...

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Lateral Under Eye Lift Upper Cheek Lift - Bellevue, WA

I am a 56 year old female who takes care of herself. I was not happy hearing people tell me I look tired, when I have never been in better physical shape or health and I was not feeling tired. Dr. Tarbett fixed this problem for me and now I have had people tell me I look well rested and younger. I had an under eye lift, (bags removed), tendons tightened and an upper cheek lift. The procedure...

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery


I went into Dr. Tarbets office for a facelift. When i was young, I was really pretty but was hard for me to feel it because I suffered with acne until I reached the age of 50 years old and was very self-conscience of myself. No more acne, and suddenly my face and eyes started to droop. Never having the self-confidence I deserved I decided to do something to make me feel better about myself...

4 out of 5 stars Mini Lift

Mini - Bellevue, WA

 I got a really nice face and eye lift for what my unique needs were. I wasn't considering to do my eyes until after my consultation and then I realized how much my eyes made me look old and after deciding to do the eyes I am so glad I did; it made a huge difference. I consulted another Plastic Surgeon in Seattle before her and he never even mentioned my eyes and his cost was higher than...

Eyelid Surgery - Bellevue, WA

Dr. Tarbett and her staff were wonderful. Everything was explained thoroughly and results were as she explained. Procedure went smoothly and nearly painless. There were no surprises. Recommend her highly to anyone. My wife says I am younger looking and as handsome as ever. Can't ask for more than that.

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I would love a chance to go to someone else... but it's too late. I look aweful. There are a LOT of good FACIAL plastic surgeons out there. For a face lift, go to someone who does a lot of them. It makes a HUGE difference... I wish I could undo what happened to me and go to someone else. I wish there had been reviews about her on Realself before I went, but oddly, all these good ones are new...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

48 Yo Mom with 3 Kids and Wrinkles!

Dr Tarbet is thorough, practical, and extremely skillful, I will definitely be back when I need more botox, this worked well around my eyes, forehead, and even around my lips to take away those aging signs. I will likely do my lips with filler next time in addition. She really takes into consideration how much I want and how it may look afterwards, I trust her opinion about how much and...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Consultation for Eyelid Surgery and Botox for Blepho-spasms. - Bellevue, WA

I went to visit Kristen for an evaluation to have eyelid surgery. Dr. Tarbet did a number of tests and recommended a ophthalmologist to treat my dry eye syndrome. She also recommend Botox to treat "blepho-spasms. This was a medical procedure covered by my insurance and it was performed by the doctor in her office. She and her staff are incredibly thorough and caring. Dr. Tarbet felt it...

Personal Statement

Kristin J. Tarbet M.D., FACS brings her artistry and expertise to the practice of facial, oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery. Double fellowship-trained and double board certified, Dr. Tarbet has detailed knowledge of the anatomy and structures of the face and eyelid region.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology


American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)

Consultation Fee

$75. Complimentary Patient Care Coordinator Consultations Available

Awards & Recognition

Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Washington
American Academy of Ophthalmology
North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
American Society of Ophthalmic Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
Phi Beta Kappa
Cosmetic Surgery Society of the Northwest
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Tarbet has hospital affiliations at Evergreen, Overlake.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Brigham Young University, Utah
    Medical: University of Utah
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Ophthalmology / Surgery, University of Utah
    Oculofacial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, University of Wisconsin
    Neuro-ophthalmology, Barnes Hospital

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What did Kim Kardashian do to her eye area? I want that eye shape she has. My eyes currently look like her BEFORE pics. (photo)

Hi Jessica,In my opinion it looks to me as though Kim maybe using fillers. The volume under her eyes is causing them to appear slightly smaller. It... READ MORE

Does Microdermabrasion Help with Sun Spots?

Micro controlled peeling gently removes epidermal cells to treat a vast range of skin imperfections. It is especially effective for skin aging. Having... READ MORE

Best Way to Get Rid of Under Eye Milia?

These small white bumps can be taken care of by an experienced and licensed esthetician. The way it will be extracted is with with a lancet or small... READ MORE

I have Partially grown moustache, how can I thicken it?

As you age the density of your mustache hair should thicken much like your father and brother. READ MORE

At 54 would I benefit from fillers and Botox? (Photo)

I think you would benefit very much from botox/xeomin and fillers. I would recommend following up with a reputable provider. READ MORE

Options to get rid of the lines and folds around my nose, lips, chin, and droopy cheeks? (photos)

A combination of fillers, Ultherapy and Botox or Xeomin in the hands of an experienced and skilled provider could help you. I would recommend an e... READ MORE

Treatments for wrinkles that appear only when I smile: Sculptra, Laser, Botox, any combination, other options? (Photos)

Botox or Xeomin as well as laser in the hands of an experienced and skilled provider could help you. I would recommend an evaluation so you can find o... READ MORE

I'm scheduled to get 4 mm Permalip in the upper lip only in two days, should I get 5mm? Which one? (Photo)

You have nice full lips. I would not recommend any permalip for you. HA fillers would serve you well when the time comes for additional augmentation. READ MORE

If I've never had herpes and I want to do lip fillers, can it cause herpes for the first time?

If you do not have the virus already, lip injections will not give it to you. I would recommend following up with a reputable injector. READ MORE

Is PRP suitable for me? (photos)

I would recommend an evaluation by a PRP provider to get a medical history on you to see if you would be a candidate. Judging by your pictures alone,... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Tarbet

Kristin J. Tarbet MD, FACS has shared 54 before and after pictures with 140 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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