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RealSelf community says"He looks at your face as a canvas and creates a balanced look that brings out the best of you!" "I'm not saying I now have some celebrity's perfect nose, but that's not what I wanted nor was promised." "I am so happy I had the opportunity for Dr. Portuese to perform my rhinoplasty!"
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5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift
I am so thankful to Dr. Portuese and his staff!! Technically, Dr. Portuese is extremely skilled, and communicates reasonable expectations to his patients before surgery. My results FAR surpassed my expectations. Also, his staff is amazing: Janet met with me for a long time before I scheduled my surgery and was able to describe in detail what the experience would be like, what the discomfort would be like, what the post-op activities and healing experience would be. She was spot-on with everything she told me. Pam did a thorough medical history and review prior to the surgery, and my nurses Noel and (crap, can't remember the other nurse's name - sorry honey, I was a little stoned!) - anyway, they were great and took excellent care of me. And Deb was so patient with me, since I always blink when my picture is taken - she's skilled enough we got a few where I didn't look like a drunken sailor. All of his staff are patient and helpful, even with my nervous-Nellie of a husband who called for every little thing! Anyway, enough raves...I highly recommend Dr. Portuese for facial surgery, and...NO I don't work for him!!!
5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty
The whole staff is awesome! Dr. P really takes his time and listens to what you want! They make you feel super comfortable and I actually look forward to seeing them again:-) I give them 10 stars!!!
5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty
Procedure took about 45 min. Staff was excellent and Dr. P is the "Jedi Master" of Rhinosplasty. I have referred lots of friends and all have been happy.
5 out of 5 stars Facelift
Surgical cosmetic procedure is only as good as the doctor who performs it. Dr. William Portuese is a real professional in his field. He's an artist. One of the best.
5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty
I was treated with the utmost respect. My first two visits were fast and they answered my questions honestly and gave me the best options for myself. The day of surgery they pampered me, and were fast. I came home and was recovering before I knew it. They supplied me with everything I would need. I already knew EXACTLY what the process would be since it was already discussed. I don't think I could have asked for more. They exceeded my expectations!
5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery
I am a 53yro male and went in to see about having a facelift. Dr P said I really don't need one. He listened to my concerns and said he could do my upper and lower eyes plus cheek implants. He said "that's where you'll get the bang for your buck". Well, I went through the procedure and he was right!! What a difference it made in my appearance. I am very satisfied with the outcome and his entire staff was very supportive. I called a few times during my recovery and they listended to my concerns and addressed them. If I had to leave a message my calls were returned very promptly. If I need any future procedures I will definitely go to Dr P.
5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty
Dr. P is fixated on precision, is confident, reassuring without being patronizing, and surrounds himself with an agile, competent, proactive staff. He performs a closed technique (for rhinoplasty)and the office and surgery rooms are comfortable and convenient. I like that he works with Swedish anesthesiologists. Overall, and most importantly, I felt very trusting of Dr. P, as well as confident in his aesthetic preferences, which is why I choose him for my revision surgery.
5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty
Dr. Portuese was amazing from beginning to end. I knew everything that was going on, how much it was, and the realistic results I could have with my rhinoplasty.
5 out of 5 stars Chin Surgery
I HAVE recommended Dr. P to many of my friends. My experience was fabulous at his clinic. Both he and his staff are professional yet caring and kind. No question seemed too small or silly. Plus the office is just beautiful.
5 out of 5 stars Chin Implant
Very knowledgeable and straight forward. Great staff. 20 years of experience and great eye and talent for making natural-looking results.
Dr. William A. Portuese is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery.
Real Self Top Doctor Dr. Portuese has extensive experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Awards & Recognition
Medical Leader of the Year, 2008, 2012
RealSelf Top Doctor, 2010 - 2016
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BS, Zoology, Oklahoma State University, 1981
Medical: MD, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, 1985
Post-Medical School TrainingInternship: Categorical Otolaryngology/General Surgery, Louisiana State University Hospital, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1986
Residency: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Louisiana State University Hospital, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1990
Fellowship: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Lasky Clinic, Beverly Hills, California, 1991
Treatments offered at The Seattle Facial Plastic Surgery Center
Blog Posts and Articles
I tell patients, "No, I'm not." During rhinoplasty consultations, I assure the person that I'm not going to turn their nose up. I tell them that I'm not going to give you a ski slope, and I'm not going to give you a Miss Piggy. These were three
I tell patients, "Absolutely not" The common concern that I hear from patients is that they have seen Michael Jackson's multiple rhinoplasties and made very explicit comments that they do not want a nose like that nose. Today's rhinoplasty is do
I tell patients, "We do not pack the nose" I tell patients that there's no need to put any tampons up inside their nose. A misconception about nose surgery is that the nose has to be packed with packing on the inside of the nose after a rhinopla
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The photographs exhibit the work of Dr. Steven Dennenberg in Omaha Nebraska, an excellent Facial Plastic Surgeon and Rhinoplasty specialist. It is... READ MORE
Yes, alar base reductions can be performed if that is the only presenting problem regarding the rhinoplasty. Cost on alar base reductions are... READ MORE
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There are 2 options to get fuller cheeks. Fillers can be placed in the cheek area for a temporizing augmentation. For permanent augmentation, ... READ MORE
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Traveling for surgery doesn't just end at the first visit. Dr. William Portuese explains extra journeys that may be required. WATCH VIDEO
Live from Vegas at VCS 2016, Dr. William Portuese answers questions about revision rhinoplasty and why it's important to select a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience. WATCH VIDEO
Dr. William Portuese explains what to consider during a nose job. WATCH VIDEO
Dr. William Portuese explains how the evolution of a photo trend has lead to more patients becoming concerned over their weak or recessive chins and seeking plastic surgery to help improve their profile. WATCH VIDEO
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