Richard Baxter, MD


IDEAL IMPLANT PREFERRED SURGEONDr. Richard Baxter is a Preferred Surgeon

Preferred Surgeons are recognized for their additional expertise with IDEAL IMPLANT breast implant procedures. While all our surgeons must be board certified plastic surgeons, when you choose a preferred surgeon, you’re choosing a surgeon with increased IDEAL IMPLANT experience.

About Dr. Richard Baxter

A formally trained artist, award-winning author, and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Baxter is known for state of the art techniques and technologies to create natural looking results.  He has been voted “Western Washington’s Favorite Plastic Surgeon” and was elected by his peers to be listed in the “Guide to America’s Top Physicians.” He works with an experienced and caring staff in an accredited private surgical facility in the Seattle area.

Dr. Baxter is a nationally recognized expert in revision breast surgery, anti-aging, and nonsurgical technologies. His original research on subjects such as the internal bra has been cited hundreds of times, and patients come from across the country for his expertise and experience.

Dr. Baxter is a former clinical faculty member of the University of Washington School of Medicine, a Past President of both the Washington Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the founding medical director of Calidora Skin Clinics, now part of Skin Spirit – the nation’s #1 provider of Botox. Dr. Baxter’s “firsts” include: World’s first live plastic surgery webcast (1998); first proof-of-concept article on the use of Acellular Dermal Matrix internal bra; first publication on the split muscle technique; first article in North America on the subfascial technique for breast augmentation; and first peer-reviewed publication on the use of high-profile breast implants. He continues to be involved in clinical research along with his busy practice, always seeking better solutions and improved patient experiences.

Dr. Baxter was recently recognized as an IDEAL IMPLANT Preferred Surgeon due to his extensive expertise working with IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants, the latest technology in breast augmentation. With a unique structure surrounding these saline-filled implants, women can achieve beautiful results with zero risk of silent rupture. Dr. Baxter uses the IDEAL IMPLANT to help women look and feel their best. With the IDEAL IMPLANT, no expensive MRIs are needed, and they come with a lower risk of both capsule contracture and ruptures when compared to other implants.


"Beyond grateful"

“Beyond grateful to Dr. Baxter, Janet and the rest of the staff. Dr. Baxter, you truly are an artist! My whole experience and the results were beyond what I could’ve imagined. I couldn’t be happier!”

-Google review from Jamie Cabe

"You couldn’t ask for a better surgeon"

“Dr. Baxter is an angel. I went to Dr. Baxter because he specialized in complicated cases, and he is well known for his artistic abilities. I didn’t know I was going to have Michelangelo himself sculpt a new chest for me! I look beautiful. He nailed it, like home run, world series! His staff is hands down incredible and super sweet. I wrote a review because I truly love Dr. Baxter for saving my 30’s and all the work he did to make sure I was happy and  looked great. You couldn’t ask for a better surgeon with a charming bedside manner. Let him help you!!! He is the best.”

-Google review from Pamela Carlson


"I couldn’t be more happy with my results!"

“Dr. Baxter and his team professionally and wisely guided me through my plastic surgery decisions, and I had FUN at every appointment!! They gently guided me away from something that I thought I wanted and into something that better suited me and looked better on my body. I couldn’t be more happy with my results! From the first appointment through surgery to the last appointment, they have made this experience wonderful and something I look forward to doing again in the distant future! Thank you Dr. Baxter and team!”

-Google review from Staci Ryan

"My results were incredible"

Such a great atmosphere. Dr. Baxter is amazing at what he does. My results were incredible. He really is an artist! I was even awake for my surgery, and the staff and doctor were all great company through the whole thing. I even could say I had a great time during the procedure! Definitely a great place and great work overall.”

-Google review from B M

"He has done a great job"

I am very pleased with the work of Dr. Baxter and all of his amazing staff. They have all been so wonderful. Every time I’m in the office I feel like I’m with family. He has done a great job and I cannot wait for the final touches to be done!!

-Google review from Leila Nimmer

"Would highly recommend him"

“Dr. Baxter does amazing work.  I have had numerous surgeries by him and would highly recommend him to all my friends and family.”

-Google review from Carol Maines


"You will be treated with the utmost care"

“You know you are in the hands of a skilled professional when you see Dr. Baxter. He immediately puts you at ease and explains everything in detail.  He is someone you can put your trust in and know that you will be treated with the utmost care. Several of my friends have also seen Dr. Baxter and have glowing reviews.”

-Facebook review from Barb Nystrom

"He is simply and truly THE BEST!"

“I’ve been a patient of Dr. Baxter since 2001. My recovery was smooth and easy! He is a true artist and his work standards that he performs to are of high excellence! I’m sure I will see Dr. B again one day for something else . . . I will not see anyone else! He is simply and truly THE BEST! What I love most about him is that his demeanor is humble, a soft spoken doctor that has no arrogance. Being the best and having this character is just that much more superb! Thank you Dr. B and staff for transforming so many of us to bring out the best”

-Google review from Leana Dozer


"Feeling beautiful"

“Can’t recommend Dr. Baxter and his team enough. They got me in immediately and were so understanding, calming and sympathetic! I LOVE Julie (she’s hilarious and created such a personal connection with me) and Marykay (professional and caring anesthesiologist who takes a refreshing mind-body-spirit approach). They both took such amazing care of me through the process. Dr. B’s competent and artistic touch allowed me to come home feeling beautiful with new and improved implants and so much respect for his expertise!”

-Facebook review from Tena Prudente Lasik


“I’m so pleased to have Dr. Baxter as my surgeon (the only one from now on). After so many disappointments with other surgeons I finally found the ONE. DR. BAXTER IS THE BEST SURGEON EVER. My results are beyond my expectations. I asked just to be perfect and he achieved that. Dr.Baxter and all his staff are amazing. All of them held my hand through my entire process. They were super patient with me. They are super friendly and professionals and passionate for what they do . . . Dr. Baxter’s passion and experience makes him a unique surgeon.”

-Facebook review from Guiulliana Veloso

Richard Baxter, MD

6100 219th Street SW, Suite 290
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

(425) 776-0880