Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
1101 Madison St., Ste. 1280
Seattle, Washington 98104 US
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Free Computer Imaging w/ Paid Consultation
Facelift Consultation: $125
Rhinoplasty Consultation: $125
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"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

Totally Worth It! Had a Saggy Neck, Now It's Beautiful! - Seattle, WA

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

amazing!!! - Seattle, WA

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

Happy Rhinoplasty - Seattle

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

I Can't Describe How I Am Happy with the Results. - Seattle

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

Excellence! - Seattle 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

One Very Happy Client! - Seattle, WA

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

I Wish I Had Choosen Dr. P the First Time Around!

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 is Amazing - Seattle, WA

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

It Was Wonderful - Seattle

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

Painless, Huge Improvement with Chin Implant - Seattle, WA

Very knowledgeable and straight forward. Great staff. 20 years of experience and great eye and talent for making natural-looking results.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

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

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)

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Awards & Recognition

Medical Leader of the Year, 2008, 2012
RealSelf Top Doctor, 2010 - 2016
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Portuese has hospital affiliations at Swedish.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Zoology, Oklahoma State University, 1981
    Medical: MD, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, 1985
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: 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

Are you going to turn up my nose?

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

Will my nose look like Michael Jackson's?

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

Will you be packing my nose?

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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Dorsal Hump Swelling or Callus After Rhinoplasty?

A callous formation can occur across the top of the bridge of the nose where the cartilage meets with the bone. It is impossible to tell at three... READ MORE

How is a Lifestyle Lift Different from a Traditional Face Lift?

A lifestyle lift is another name for a mini lift and will give mini results. The traditional (comprehensive) face/neck lift is a full facial... READ MORE

I want a perfect doll nose - help! (photo)

There is no such thing as a perfect nose. A doll nose belongs in a doll, not on a human face!! The nose is a three-dimensional structure that must... READ MORE

Who has done this rhinoplasty? Can you as a surgeon take on work as complicated as this? (Photo)

The photographs exhibit the work of Dr. Steven Dennenberg in Omaha Nebraska, an excellent Facial Plastic Surgeon and Rhinoplasty specialist. It is... READ MORE

Can Alar Base Reduction Be Done Alone?

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

Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon

There are many factors to look at when looking for the right rhinoplasty surgeon:1. Board Certification: ENT/ Facial Plastic Surgeon or a board... READ MORE

How to Get Chubby Cheeks

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

Chin Implant Complications

 In our practice we insert chin implants under local anesthesia. We also give patients antibiotics to prevent an infection. We have seen a handful of ... READ MORE

Cheek Augmentation: Implants, Fat Transfer or Fillers? (photo)

Cheek implants give the best, most consistent, permanent predictable result. The cheek implants, come in a multitude of sizes and shapes such as malar... READ MORE

What is the Safest Material for Asian Nose Bridge Augmentation? (Rhinoplasty)

Silicone implants are the best implant and tolerated quite well if used conservatively in an Asian patient’s face. The cost of a rhinoplasty is... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Portuese

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Factors to Consider When Traveling for Rhinoplasty Surgery

Traveling for surgery doesn't just end at the first visit. Dr. William Portuese explains extra journeys that may be required. WATCH VIDEO

What to Consider When Choosing a Surgeon for Revision Rhinoplasty

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

Closed vs. Open Nose Job: The Doctor's Recommendation

Dr. William Portuese explains what to consider during a nose job. WATCH VIDEO

What Happens During a Rhinoplasty Consultation?

William Portuese explains how he, as a plastic surgeon, takes the time to really listen to his patients to better understand their concerns and needs. WATCH VIDEO

The Power of the Selfie: Photo Trend Leads to More Facial Plastic Surgery

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

Rhinoplasty Recovery: "Keep Your Head Above Your Heart"

Dr. William Portuese discusses how patients can ensure a quicker and easier recovery following a rhinoplasty. WATCH VIDEO

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.