Dr. Thomas Lamperti

Facial Plastic Surgery
Seattle, WA
23 years experience male

Locations

Lamperti Facial Plastic Surgery

Seattle, WA

Address

1101 Madison St., Suite 300, Seattle, WA
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

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Lamperti Facial Plastic Surgery

Bothell, WA

About

Bio

Thomas Lamperti, MD is an Ivy League-trained, double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Seattle, Washington. He has been selected as a Seattle Met Magazine Top Doctor and is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery. Dr. Lamperti, a Seattle rhinoplasty specialist, has devoted his career to treatments of the head, face and neck. He feels that by focusing his plastic surgery endeavors solely to the face he is best able to provide the excellent results his patients desire. Dr. Lamperti is an active member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons.

Specialties
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Facial Plastic Surgery

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Doctor Q&A

300 Answers
27 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
This : This recommendation will cary from surgeon to surgeon. I generally recommend wearing the chin strap for a week and then only at night for a few more w... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
There : There aren't know risks with having a filler while pregnant. To be safe, though, i don't perform skin filler or Botox injections in patients who are p... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
A : A few things to consider when chosing your revision rhinoplasty surgeon are: 1. Find a board certified facial plastic or plastic surgeon who has exper... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Lipo-sculpture : Lipo-sculpture (or facial fat grafting) can sometimes be done with local anesthesia. It's more typical to have some sedation (or general anesthesia) i... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
I : I don't know that there is any one topical cream or ointment that you can put on the nose itself to speed up healing. The important thing to do is t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Complicated : Complicated septoplasty surgery may require an open septo-rhinoplasty incision. This involves placement of an incision across your columella. A relat... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Juvederm : Juvederm is a temporary filler and is naturally resorbed by the body with time. The results tend to last about 6-12 months. Other fillers are availabl... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Not : Not all surgeons pack the nose after septoplasty. I never pack it in my own practice. I very rarely use a small, thin septal splint that you can still... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
You : You want an injector who is experienced with treating this area. Discuss what your goals are. The overly pouty look you desribe is often related to pl... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
A : A split ear piercing can certainly be repaired. It is a procedure that can be done in the office with local numbing medicine only. The key is to recre... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Yes, : Yes, fat can be removed safely from under the chin using neck liposuction techniques.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
You : You can use either a steroid nasal spray such as Nasonex (mometasone) or Flonase or an antihistamine such as allegra, zyrtec or Claritin for post nasa... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
A : A visit with an otolaryngologist or ENT doctor would allow for a full assessment of your nasal symptoms to see what could be done. A sinus ct scan wou... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Bruising : Bruising usually takes about 2 weeks to resolve. You can obscure any bruising with clothing and makeup. Check with your surgeon to find out when it is... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
If : If you don't like how your silicone implant turned out you could consider a revision surgery to remove the implant. The bridge can be augmented with y... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Retin-A : Retin-a is safe to use long-term. It is usually applied every 1 to 3 days depending on how sensitive your skin is. I often have patients start with an... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
The : The basic difference between a regular rhinoplasty and a revision rhinoplasty is that a revision is done after having had a prior rhinoplasty. A revis... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
It : It would be uncommon but not impossible to get conjuctivitis (pink eye) after blepharoplasty. With lower eyelid incision placement on the inner aspect... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
A : A septoplasty can be done at the same time a rhinoplasty. No all surgeons who perform septoplasty perform rhinoplasty, however. You can talk to your s... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Artefill : Artefill is a non-resorbable filler that can be used to improve creases and wrinkles on the face. It is fda approved to correct nasolabial folds but i... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
When : When the internal nasal lining is irritated it can create more mucous than normal. This can then lead to a chronic runny nose or post nasal drip. A n... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Total : Total office visit time for Radiesse (dermal fillers) injection really depends on how complicated your treatment is (how many areas of the face will b... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
I : I think it's pretty common to have patients wear a chin strap for more than 24 hours after a necklift. I have my patients wear it for at least a week ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
There : There is usually a few days of swelling right after juvederm injection that needs to resolve before you see your final result. Additonally, juvederm i... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Chin : Chin implants can be removed. This is pretty rare to need to do, but it can certainly be done and is usually a straightforward process. Solid silicone... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
This : This depends on what needs to be done. Both upper lids can be done in 30-60 minutes. The lower lids often take about the same amount of time, though i... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Wide : Wide nostrils can be improved using techniques to remove tissue from the alar bases. A wedge excision is one common way to do this. Some patients also... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Spasmodic : Spasmodic dysphonia shouldn't affect your ability to have rhinoplasty. The main issue is to make sure that your overall health is good enough to under... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
It : It is common for the airway to be protected during rhinoplasty surgery with a breathing tube of some sort. This prevents blood from going in the windp... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Radiesse (dermal fillers) : Radiesse (dermal fillers) can be done in the office. You may have a bit of swelling or bruising after the injection so the choice is your whether you'... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
It : It isn't always necessary to perform controlled bone fractures during rhinoplasty. It really depends on if the nasal bones need to be repositioned or ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Depending : Depending on your age and skin elasticity the skin can shrink wrap back down after liposuction. In patients who have skin that we are concerned that t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
The : The amount of local anesthesia and fluids shifts that can occur during abdominal liposuction are much more than that occuring during neck liposuction.... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
It's : It's important to not cut corners when having a facial procedure like juvederm injection. You want to make sure your injector is very experiences and ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Neck : Neck lift surgery shouldn't affect your ability to get Botox treatment into your vocal cords. You would likely want to avoid Botox therapy in the area... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Sudden : Sudden onset swelling without any trauma may be due to an infection. You would need an examination but medication may be needed. If you did sustain ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Scar : Scar dermabrasion does have a chance of leading to an increase or decrease in the pigmentation of the skin. The risk of this happening depends most on... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Usually wait 1 year: The amount of time to wait before having revision rhinoplasty depends on what the issue is that you want corrected. It's usually recommended that you ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Whether : Whether nasal surgery including septoplasty will help with sleep apnea depends a lot on how bad your septal deviation is. Certainly, improving your ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
If : If you have any bruising after your rhinoplasty, it should resolve after about 2 weeks. The swelling takes a little longer and depends a lot on your s... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
It's : It's hard to know if you need a revision rhinoplasty, but after a year it would be a good idea to get examined to see if anything can be done to impro... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Improving : Improving chronic nasal obstruction can help with sleep apnea, though there's often more going on in the airway to cause blockage than the septum. No ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
You : You should be able to read on work on your computer the day after surgery. Septoplasty isn't terribly painful. After anesthesia many people will mainl... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
It : It is hard to say what you should do about the mole without an examination. Your best bet is to have it examined by a dermatologist. More worrisome ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
It : It is very common to combine chin augmentation with rhinoplasty or other facial plastic surgery procedures. This is great for patients in that it crea... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
The : The nose will be a bit runny for up to a few weeks after surgery. The internal skin lining will be a bit inflammed after surgery which results in more... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Most : Most people take a week or so off after surgery before going back to work. You'll still have swelling in the area but the soreness should be such that... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
A : A bad reaction to Radiesse is quite rare, but the results can be quite injector dependent. Radiesse is not easily reversible (unlike Restylane (derm... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
I : I would say that in the vast majority of cases more than one injection is done in order to distribute the filler properly.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Depending : Depending on how long he has had his ears gauged the hole may be able to contract down if he leaves them out. It doesn't sound like he's interested in... Read More
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Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Dr. Michael Wolfe
Nov 27, 2012
Dr. Lamperti is an excellent physician and surgeon with a great bedside manner. Is is well liked by all patients. I whole-heartedly endorse this doctor.
Dr. Christopher Kuntz
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Dr. Lamperti gets great reviews from his patients. He is an excellent clinician and surgeon.
Dr. Michael Han
Nov 27, 2012
Dr. Lamperti is a dedicated and caring physician and skilled surgeon. I fully endorse this physician.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Residency

Virginia Mason Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctor Facial Plastic Surgey, RealSelf
Seattle Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2013
Seattle Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Washington Society of Facial Plastic Surgeons
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