Seattle Plastic Surgeon
6100 219th St SW, Suite 290
Mountlake Terrace, Washington 98043 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Best Plastic Surgeon in the N.West - Mountlake Terrace, WA

highly recommend Dr. Baxter to anyone who is considering getting plastic surgery. Dr. Baxter was recommended to me by a friend, who had her procedure done with him years ago. When I had my consultation with him, I immediately knew that I was going to go with Dr. Baxter and his staff. Everyone was very professional, answered the million questions I had for them, set realistic expectations and provided me with honest opinions and answers. And most importantly, they made me feel comfortable and trust that I was in good hands. I had my surgery last week and now in the "recovery stage." I feel great and absolutely love the results. My fiance, family and friends are extremely impressed and I am thrilled and very very happy with how everything turned out!! Every appointment and every contact I had with Dr. Baxter and his staff, has been amazing. Robin (nurse) has been awesome at providing me with reassurance that everything (from the pre-opp, the surgery to the post-op appointment) was going to be okay. And everything has been great~ Thank you Dr. Baxter and staff!! Definitely best plastic surgeon in the N.West!!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Loose Skin After 2 Kids - Tummy Tuck Was the Best Thing I Ever Did

Excellent medical care, expertise in this area, great job, great follow-up care, caring staff, professional service, board certified cosmetic surgeon and leader in this area.

5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

Love Ultherapy - Mountlake Terrace, WA

Dr. B is an outstanding physician and a overall wonderful man. He's a good listener, thoroughly answers all questions and recommends the best solution based on your needs. His presence is very calming so you immediately feel comfortable. Dr B consulted with me and Alicia performed the treatments. Yes, it can be painful in certain areas but Alicia was constantly checking in on how I was feeling and took frequent breaks when it started feeling intense. She was very sweet and I really enjoyed our conversation. I highly recommend Ultherapy, Dr B and his amazing team.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

So Happy, Happy and Highly Recommend my Doctor - Mountlake Terrace, WA

Thank you to Dr Baxter, Lori, Sarah, Robyn, and Lisa! Consulted with 4 different PS over 3 years and scheduled my MM after my 1st consult. Staff loyalty to me is equally important as patient loyalty and Dr Baxter has both.

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Lipo on Thighs 9 Days Ago - So Far, So Good!

He's knowledgable, professional, and realistic in setting expectations, and so far his work looks great!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Two weeks post op-new pictures - Mountlake Terrace, WA

I felt very comfortable with Dr. Baxter and his staff, I will have to wait to see if I am happy with the results.

5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

Ulthera Wasn't Pain Free, but... - Mountlake Terrace, WA

Everyone at Dr. Baxter's office is professional, caring and very forthcoming about treatments and what you can expect in terms of expected outcome, downtime and discomfort. They steer you away from treatments that will give minimal or no results. Alicia, who's given me a facial and did the Ulthera treatment, is fabulous!

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Yes please! A new (Sexy) Mama: TummyTuck w/ breast augmentation and Lift (5 months PostOp) Seattle, Washington

Dr. Baxter is truly a remarkable artist. He is soft spoken, but cares about each of his patients. He really does listen!

5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

A Guy's (And Gal's) Fountain of Youth! - Seattle, WA

Dr was very professional and his office was impeccable! Friendly staff, and an amazing technician. He made me feel confident in my decision, and she helped me laugh through the uncomfortable zaps! Also, I didn't once feel awkward for being a guy in a cosmetic surgery office.

5 out of 5 stars Mini Tummy Tuck

Great Doc...wouldnt Go to Any Other...and I Consulted a Bunch!

EXCELLENT DOC! Dr. B just preformed two surgeries on me Breast Augmentation & mini Tummy Tuck. I had 3 prior consults with highly rated docs around Seattle/Bellevue area...I just knew Dr.B was it when I met him. He's up-to date, knowledgeable, though quiet he has a great personaity and disposition. And more importantly a great surgeon with more options! Dont let any other staff personalities sway your decission, ask the doctor your questions directly ...remember nurses may not have all the answers, or the right answers. UPDATE: Excellent, personable staff & new nurse (well new to me). After over a year with Dr. Baxter as my surgeon I have given Dr. Baxter and his office staff all 5 stars. I feel comfortable and safe there, I would go to no other surgeon...even if I move I will fly back to see him.

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

Personal Statement

A formally trained artist, Dr. Baxter emphasizes innovation and natural-appearing results. He published the first proof-of-concept article for the use of Acellular Dermal Matrix (ADM) materials to create an internal bra, and the first paper on the subfascial technique in North America.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

Free. Be sure to mention RealSelf

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf 100 doctors, 2012 - 2014
ASAPS Certificate of Special Recognition for Community Service and Volunteerism, 2004
Mirror Ball Trophy, Argentine Tango, "Seattle Dances" fundraiser, 2012
Professional Recognition:
Past president, Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons
ASAPS/ASERF Innovative Procedures Committee, 2008 - present
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Baxter has hospital affiliations at Swedish Edmonds.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: University of California School of Medicine in San Diego, 1983

Treatments offered at Plastic Surgery Clinic

Blog Posts and Articles

Has the time for fat grafting to breasts arrived?

The idea of using one's own fat for breast enlargement sure seems like a win-win scenario: remove it from where you don't need it and put it into the breasts for a completely natural augmentation. But is has a con

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Fat Transfer to Breasts - My doctor says they can get me up 2 cup sizes. I am about 5'4 107 lbs and 22 years old.

The previous answer is accurate, but you need to know that at this time in the U.S. the option for fat grafting to the breast is specifically banned... READ MORE

Mini Facelift Vs. Full Facelift: Which is Best?

This is a more complicated question than it may seem, because there are so many variations on facelift and mini-facelift techniques, and such a range... READ MORE

Why Does my Breast Look Deformed when I Flex the Muscle?

Your problem is unfortunately common and preventable. It is caused by the release of the pectoral muscle attachment from the ribs, which is routine... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck Recovery

As the previous posts point out, recovery for tummy tuck varies depending on the patient and the extent of surgery. Pain can be minimized by the use... READ MORE

Facial Microcurrent: Do They Work Like a Facelift?

I doubt that you will find a definitive answer to this, because it probably hasn't been studied to know how this combination affects the filler.... READ MORE

Why do so many doctors use drains when drainless Tummy Tucks seem to have no "cons" aside from longer under anesthesia?! (photo)

The drainless tummy tuck is based on a technique called Progressive Tension Sutures, which I have been doing for more than 15 years. The original idea... READ MORE

Mommy Makeover Scar - How Low Can It Go?

I agree that the lower the better with tummy tuck scars. There are several factors that determine how low it can go, however, so it isn't simply a... READ MORE

Is Drainless Tummy Tuck a Safe Procedure?

The procedure you are describing usually goes by the term "progressive tension suture" abdominoplasty because of the sutures that are placed... READ MORE

Advice for Too Small Breast Implants?

Sorry to hear about your disappointing results. I agree with the previous answers that it should be avoidable with good communication. There are a... READ MORE

Are "Gummy Bear" Implants Approved by the FDA?

First thing to do is clarify what the various terms mean. The term "gummy bear" was originally used to describe the fact that the silicone... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Baxter

Richard Baxter, MD has shared 30 before and after pictures with 260 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Videos by Richard Baxter, MD

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Animation Deformity in Breast Augmentation

When a breast augmentation is performed with the dual plane technique, there is a chance at animation deformity. Dr. Richard Baxter explains what animation deformity is and how he avoids it. WATCH VIDEO

How 3-D Simulations Can Help You Select Breast Implant Sizes and Types

Dr. Richard Baxter explains how 3-D simulations can help show results before surgery, live from PSTM 2016 in Los Angeles. WATCH VIDEO

Should You Massage Breast Implants to Prevent Capsular Contracture?

Dr. Richard Baxter discusses when and when not to massage your breast implants, live from Vegas at ASAPS 2016. WATCH VIDEO

Is It Realistic to Do a Tummy Tuck and Breast Augmentation at the Same Time?

Live from Vegas at ASAPS 2016, Dr. Richard Baxter answers questions about the procedures included in a mommy makeover. WATCH VIDEO

This Internal Bra Made From Mesh Material Called GalaFLEX Provides Additional Support For Sagging Breasts

Dr. Richard Baxter walks us through the process of creating an internal support system for a freshly lifted breast using a naturally derived mesh material called GalaFLEX. WATCH VIDEO

Should I Use My Original Surgeon for a Revision Surgery?

Should a patient ever need to get a revision procedure, Dr. Richard Baxter advises when and why they should use their original surgeon. If the patient decides to choose a new surgeon, he reveals exactly what to look for. 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.