Richard Baxter, MD

Richard Baxter, MD


Dr. Richard Baxter of Baxter Plastic Surgery is a top-rated board-certified Seattle area plastic surgeon and Founding Medical Director of Calidora Skin Clinics.  Dr. Baxter is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and serves on the Emerging Trends Committee of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is a former clinical faculty member of the University of Washington, and holds a Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery.  Dr. Baxter has been recognized by national media including Allure, Elle, New Beauty and WebMD as a plastic surgery and anti-aging expert.

A formally trained artist, Dr. Baxter emphasizes innovation and creative problem solving in surgery. He anticipated the importance of streaming media for patient education with the world’s first live plastic surgery webcast in 1998, and published the first paper on the subfascial breast implant technique in the U.S. in 2005. He was the Founding Medical Advisory Board Member for Liposonix, the first FDA-cleared  device for noninvasive fat reduction with high-intensity focused ultrasound, and authored the first proof-of-concept article for the use of  Acellular Dermal Matrix (ADM) materials to create a living internal bra for complex breast problems. The use of ADM’s now has transformed the field of breast reconstruction and revision breast surgery.

Dr. Baxter’s clients from around the country turn to him for a complete range of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures including facelifts, tummy tucks/abdominoplasty, breast surgery, mommy makeovers and corrective surgery.

Dr. Baxter’s research on anti-aging science led to his award-winning book “Age Gets Better with Wine: New Science for a Healthier, Better, and Longer Life”. Though Dr. Baxter’s emphasis is on new technologies and science, he says, “I try to always remember that patients don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”



Richard Baxter MD
Richard Baxter, MD


Phone: 425-776-0880

Address: 6100 219th St. SW Suite 290, Mountlake Terrace, Washington, 98034

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