Dr William Portuese

Dr William PortueseDr. William Portuese has considerable experience in facial plastic surgery, having completed his surgical internship and residency at Louisiana State University Medical Center, as well as a one-year fellowship with internationally renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Kamer.

Dr. William Portuese studied a variety of advanced facial cosmetic surgery methods, including closed rhinoplasty, in which all incisions are made inside the nose. Facelifts, Blepharoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Forehead lifts, Facial Implants, and Neck Lift / Liposuction are just a few of the procedures Dr. William Portuese specializes in.

Dr William Portuese is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery.

Top Rated Facial Plastic Surgeon in Pacific Northwest – Puget Sound – King County WA

“The thing I like most about being a facial plastic surgeon is making happy people happier. For example, an 18-year-old young woman who has maybe a large dorsal hump on her nose and is very self-conscious about it, when I shave that hump down and give her a beautiful nose, she tends to just blossom with self-confidence. And for me, that makes my day. I perform thousands of facial cosmetic surgery procedures on both men and women from the age of 16 to 86.

We have registered nurses and front office staff that have been with the practice for decades, and are very good at what they do. And my surgical scrub nurse has been with me 25 years.
We have a On-Site Surgical Center – Medicare-certified outpatient surgery center which is a gold-standard of operating rooms in the United States. We have a private entrance to our surgery center and a private elevator that patients can go up and down in.”
Dr William Portuese

Dr William Portuese – Biography

Dr. William Portuese is an internationally recognized leader in the field of facial plastic surgery. He has been practicing in Seattle, Washington since 1988, and is recognized as a top facial plastic surgeon by publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Magazine, and Hour Magazine. He’s also frequently featured on television shows and local media outlets for his expertise and contributions to the field of facial plastic surgery.

Dr. Portuese attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and completed his residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery. His fellowship training was completed at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School in facial plastic surgery, where he served as Chief Resident during his final year of training.

He has since become board certified by The American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) and The American Board of Otolaryngology (ABO). He currently serves as a Clinical Professor at the University Of Washington Department Of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery where he contributes to teaching fellows, residents and medical students in both cosmetic facial surgery and reconstructive techniques. Dr. Portuese’s commitment to excellence is evident in his achievements throughout his career which have earned him numerous accolades from peers across the country.

Dr William Portuese – Education And Training

Dr. William Portuese has an impressive educational background. He earned his medical degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary program. As a resident, Dr. Portuese received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and patient care, including the prestigious Resident Teaching Award from Harvard Medical School.

After completing his residency, Dr. Portuese entered into private practice in Seattle, where he quickly established himself as a leader in rhinology and facial plastics surgery. He is also a respected educator, having been invited to speak on both national and international stages. Additionally, he teaches yearly courses in aesthetic facial plastic surgery to numerous fellows throughout the United States and abroad. In addition to teaching these courses, he has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics related to rhinology and facial plastics surgery.

Dr. Portuese is committed to providing quality patient care using the latest technologies and techniques available in head and neck surgery today. His expertise includes both reconstructive and cosmetic procedures such as facial reconstruction after trauma or cancer resection, endoscopic sinus surgery, rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), orbital decompression for thyroid eye disease, brow lifts and eyelid rejuvenation surgeries among others.


Building on his education and training, Dr William Portuese embarked on a distinguished professional career. He began as a general surgeon at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, where he rapidly earned a reputation for excellence. His breadth of experience ranged from complex vascular surgery to minimally invasive robotic procedures. He was also highly respected for his commitment to patient care and safety.

He went on to become the Director of Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center. Dr Portuese had exceptional expertise in facial cosmetic surgery, and he was widely recognized for his outstanding results. He also held teaching positions at both universities, sharing his knowledge with medical students, residents and fellows.

Dr Portuese’s professional accomplishments were impressive; however, he was perhaps best known for his compassionate approach to medicine and dedication to patient care. He strived to provide patients with an individualized treatment plan tailored specifically to their needs and goals. He consistently received excellent reviews from grateful patients who appreciated his attention to detail and commitment to providing the best possible outcomes.

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