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The Seattle Facelift Center™
William A. Portuese, M.D.®
1101 Madison Street, #1280
Seattle, Washington 98104
Phone: 206.624.6200

Dr. William Portuese - Facial Plastic Surgeon in Seattle, WA


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. He is the current president of the Washington State Chapter of Facial Plastic Surgeons.


Dr. Portuese is also a Clinical Instructor in the Dept. of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Washington, and the author of numerous publications in his field. He regularly gives presentations about facial plastic surgery on local, national and international levels.


Dr Portuese and his Black Lab "Blue" are picking oysters on Hood Canal, washington.Dr Portuese is a hobby aquaculture farmer and enjoys raising manila clams, mussels and 3 different species of oysters.
Dr. Portuese specializes in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck; this includes ALL aspects of Facial Plastic Surgery including Facelifts, Blepharoplasty (eyelids), Coronal Forehead (brow lifts), Facial implants, Dermabrasion, Botox®, Rhinoplasty (nose), Neck lift/liposuction, Otoplasty (ears), and Lip augmentations.

Dr. Portuese’s experience in facial plastic surgery is extensive. He completed his surgical internship and residency at Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. After his residency, Dr. Portuese completed a one year fellowship in Beverly Hills, with Dr. Frank Kamer, an internationally renowned facial plastic surgeon.


baby chum salmon in a remote site incubator on Hood Canal WA

(baby chum salmon in a remote site incubator on Hood Canal WA While in Beverly Hills, Dr. Portuese learned the most recent advances in facial cosmetic surgery including tissue adhesive techniques, which require no sutures, lower eyelid surgery without external incisions, and nasal surgery with all of the incisions made internally.

Dr. Portuese is a resident of Seattle, Washington. The natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a perfect fit for him. He has a deep appreciation for the balance and harmony of nature and devotes much of his personal time to his family; and when time allows he enjoys fishing, water skiing, hiking and visits to the numerous slopes surrounding Seattle to snow ski.




The Seattle Facial Plastic Surgery Center is located in Seattle Washington and serves King County including Bellevue.

Credentials

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Portuese, W., Norberg, H.:
Infantile Myofibromatosis: A case report and literature review.
Presented at the Pan- Pacific Surgical Society Meeting, Plastic Surgery Section, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 1986
Portuese, W.:
Anatomy of the temporal branch of the facial nerve.
Presented at the Pan-Pacific Surgical Society Meeting, Plastic Surgery Section, Honolulu, Hawaii January 1988
Stucker, F., Portuese, W., Shockley, W.:
The Perichondrial-Cutaneous Graft: An Alternative in Composite Skin Grafting.
Presented at the Triologic Society,
Naples, Florida, January 1989.
Submitted for publication in The Laryngoscope.
Portuese, W., Stucker, F.:
The Perichondrial-Cutaneous Graft: A Laboratory and Clinical Review.
Presented at The Southern Medical Association Meeting,
New Orleans, Louisiana, November 1988.
Received first place in Resident Category Presentation.
Portuese, W., Stucker, F.:
The Perichondrial-Cutaneous Graft with Eyelid Reconstruction.
Presented at the 5th International Symposium,
Toronto, Canada, June 1989
Portuese, W.,Stucker, F.:
The Perichondrial-Cutaneous Graft: A Laboratory and Clinical Review.
Presented at the 5th International Symposium,
Toronto, Canada, June 1989.
Published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Head and Neck, Decker, B.C., 1991
Portuese, W., Kamer, F.:
Supramid: The disappearing Act.
Presented at the Western Regional Meeting, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, February 1991
Portuese, W., Kamer, F., et al:
Propofol: A New Intravenous Sedative. Experience with 300 cases.
Presented at the Spring Meeting, Hawaii, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, May 3, 1991.
Submitted for publication in the Archives of Otolaryngolgy.
Portuese, W.:
Revision Rhinoplasty and the Difficult Nose.
Presentation given at the Annual Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology Meeting,
January 19, 1996, Whistler, British Columbia.
Portuese, W.:
Revision Rhinoplasty Through the Closed Technique.
Presented at the Annual Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology Meeting,
January 19, 1999, Whistler, British Columbia.