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Dr. Bryan McIntosh

Plastic Surgery
Bellevue, WA
20 years experience male

Locations

Office

Bellevue, WA

Address

12301 NE 10th Place, Suite 100, Bellevue, WA
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My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Cigna

First Choice Health

Group Health

Medicare

Premera Blue Cross

Railroad Medicare

Regence

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

LifeWise Health Plan of Washington

First Choice Healthcare

CIGNA Health Care

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Office

Bellevue, WA

About

Bio

Dr. Bryan C. McIntosh established himself in the medical field before beginning his practice in Bellevue, Washington. He began by earning his M.D. from St. Louis University, and then he travelled to the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, Connecticut, a major teaching affiliate of Yale University, to complete a five-year residency in general surgery. To gain more specialized knowledge, he completed a one-year fellowship in burn and wound surgery at Nassau University Medical Center in Long Island, New York. Dr. McIntosh trained in plastic and reconstructive surgery for two years with Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, the oldest and largest group of plastic surgeons in the United States. The varied experience Dr. McIntosh has had allows him to offer patients his expertise in the area of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical needs. Patients compliment him on his unique way of assessing each procedure and coming up with an inspired solution to achieve the desired results.

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Doctor Q&A

276 Answers
108 Agrees
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Several Ways: Thorough cleansing without drying is important on a regular basis. You should also do exfoliation two to three times per week. After cleansing or exfo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Unknown: The research has not been performed, and for good reason. Nobody wants to risk a child's health and development for the cosmetic benefit of the mother... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Deformity: A mastectomy results in a significant deformity to the chest wall, and this can cause emotional and psychological distress as well. There is also a va... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Maybe: Be sure your wrists are bent back slightly. This opens the carpal tunnel optimally and can decrease pressure on the nerve coursing through the carpal ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Variable: I perform tissue expander/implant breast reconstruction on an outpatient basis, and most women can return to work within one week. Transferring tissue... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Mildly: Fear of the unknown is the greatest impediment to women undergoing breast augmentation. Implants placed under the pectorals major muscle will result i... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Skin incisions: When planning where to put incisions, i usually try to have the end result in as least conspicuous an area as possible. Beyond that, i encourage use o... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Multiple Ways: Treating acne requires antibacterial cleansers, and they usually contain salicylic acid. Benzoyl peroxide can be very effective for spot treatments. M... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: Multivitamins may be resumed immediately after liposuction. Additional dietary supplements are difficult to commend on without knowing what they are. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Many reasons: Acne can be aggravated by many things. But the most effective treatment of it requires medical grade products for cleansing, killing the bacteria that... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Not really: Spontaneous rupture of a saline implant shouldn't result in severe pain. Trauma to the area causing rupture of the implant could certainly cause pain ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: Breast implants are usually left in permanently when used for breast reconstruction (and for augmentation, for that matter). If you are referring to a... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: A great result after rhinoplasty depends on your ability to describe to your surgeon what bothers you and what you'd like to change about your nose; y... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Doubtful: Feel free to try Mederma for acne scars and age spots, but there is little in the composition of Mederma that does better on scars than topical silico... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Pressure: There exist magnetic earrings which apply gentle pressure to the front and back of the earlobe. These are usually used after removal of a significant ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Not Sure: I'm not aware of an oil that effectively treats keloids. The best treatment for a true keloid is a combination of surgical excision, corticosteroid in... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Excessive : Excessive upper eyelid skin can partially obscure your vision. An ophthalmologist would likely be required to document how your peripheral vision is a... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
A Laser: Smart liposuction involves a laser which heats the skin from below to stimulate the skin to contract. Traditional liposuction is performed before or a... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Abscess: An abscess is an enclosed infection usually filled with pus. The best way to treat an abscess is usually to drain it by first injecting local anesthes... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
As Needed: Breast implant failure is generally the most significant reason for their replacement. Saline implant failure results in a breast with a sudden loss i... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Marginal: Dermal fillers can improve acne scarring that is fairly severe. I have injected hyaluronic acid fillers and had some success. Most acne scarring is be... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Minor Procedure: Excision of a sebaceous cyst should ideally be done when there are no signs of infection. The area is injected with local anesthesia, and a small amou... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Be Safe: It would be best to be geographically close to your plastic surgeon for a minimum of two weeks following breast augmentation. If a problem should aris... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Sure!: As long as you don't have medical contraindications to the procedure you desire, age shouldn't play much of a role when you're in your sixties and see... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
No: Breast implant removal is a simple procedure that can be done with a little local anesthesia. If you need breast reshaping and/or lifting, you would n... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Likely Not: There has never been proven a danger to a baby breast fed by a woman with breast implants.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: Panniculectomy may be best and most appropriate if you have a lot of weight left to lose but you also have hanging abdominal skin which impedes your a... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: A prominent jaw or chin can be treated with plastic surgery. Depending on the condition, there are a few different surgical techniques all of which in... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Little Difference: A laceration is a cut with a knife or other surface that would make a cut in the spleen. Rupture implies blunt force was applied and nothing external ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Frequently: Microdermabrasion is quite safe to mechanically exfoliate your skin. Every week or two should be fine.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
No: Scar tissue appears on a microscopic level within days after surgery, and it usually subsides as much as it ever will after about two years. However, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Yes!: Physical therapy, massage therapy and exercise can break up scar tissue after breast reconstruction. Scarring is a natural part of the recovery after ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Daily: Daily use of sunscreen is the single best preventive measure you can take to prevent signs of aging.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Yes!: Chicken pox scars are similar to acne scars. They are depressed and usually scattered around an area. They can be improved significantly with treatmen... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
There : There are many possibilities for this hard lump. It could be a fibroma, the start of a dupuytren's contracture, a ganglion cyst... It's very difficult... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
It : It is difficult to say exactly what is going on. Alcohol may be a contributing factor in this instance, but it is unlikely to be causing the problem. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Fatty : Fatty accumulation at the inner thighs is common in patient's with a history of obesity and/or significant weight loss. The skin is very thin here, an... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Many Options: Dermaroller, chemical peels, lasers, microdermabrasion.
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A female asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Maybe: Scars from injection of your own fat (liposuctioned from other areas) are usually 3-4mm long and not very visible unless you search for them. The scar... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Most : Most plastic surgeons require payment in full prior to the surgery. If you're able to make one large deposit one time followed by the remainder the ne... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Rice Water & Acne: To my knowledge, rice water does not cure acne.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Silicone gel on scar: Scarprin is silicone gel. Silicone gel applied to scars is the only non-invasive treatment proven to improve the appearance of scars. It is most drama... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
No: Topical application of silicone gel is the only non-invasive treatment proven to improve the appearance of scars. Dermarolling and laser treatments ar... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Unlikely: A small partial tear of any muscle likely is best treated with rest.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Breasts are mammary glands. The function of each breast is to produce milk.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Silicone gel: Once the wound has healed, regular application of silicone gel to scars will dramatically improve the appearance of scars. Silicone gel comes in solid... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Variable: Weight gain or loss would result in slightly larger or smaller tram flaps even after reconstruction.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Pros and Cons: Pros: decreased breast size and weight, decreased pain in neck/shoulders/upper back, easier to find bras that fit, decreased risk of breast cancer. C... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Rare: True side effects of Botox are rare. Bruising is likely the most common problem, and avoiding anything that would thin your blood is the best way to m... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: There are plenty of people who look in the mirror and see themselves as fat when they are medically underweight and malnourished. This is just one typ... Read More
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Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

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Thank you notes
Dr. Vincent Digregorio
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Dr Mcintosh trained with us at Long Island Plastic Surgery Group for two years. During that tine he demonstrated superior skills and qualities as a surgeon and as a compassionat...Read More
Mar 27, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Sep 16, 2013
Thanks for your contribution at Health Tap
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This made me feel good. Thanks! What are the best medicine Oral and Topical for persistent nodule cystic breakouts resulting from overactive glands and clogged hair follicles?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, I hadn't thought of homeopathic ways to reduce bruising. I
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I neved got a nipple, doctor said my skin was too thin, wish u were my

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Graduated 2002MD

Medical/Graduate school

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

Hospital of St. Raphael

Awards

Second Place, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Third Place, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
First Place, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Publications

Metachronous Primary Melanoma and Lymphoma
Recombinant Factor VIIa: Hemostatic Adjunct in the Coagulopathic Burn Patient
Utilization of postcranioplasty skull molding caps in the treatment of Apert syndrome
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