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Dr. Thomas Lamperti

Facial Plastic Surgery
Seattle, WA
22 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

Wednesday: 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Nose Surgery Risks: There are a variety of rhinoplasty surgery risks. Rhinoplasty is typically quite safe, but it is a surgery after all. You can read more about spec... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Nose & chin surgery: Rhinoplasty refers to surgery on the nose. Genioplasty refers to plastic surgery on the chin. In some cases it may be beneficial to have combined nose... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Get nose checked: You should have your surgeon check your nose to make sure everything is healing properly. You would also need to make sure there is not an infection.
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Radiesse (dermal fillers) : Radiesse (dermal fillers) is generally very safe. You should talk with your regular doctor to make sure your medical problems wouldn't interfere with ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Rhinoplasty : Rhinoplasty can certainly repair damage to the nose that was done years ago. Find a board certified facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon who ha... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
It : It is very important to treat the active acne before beginning treatment of the scarring itself. There are many possible treatments for acne available... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
It's : It's probably a good idea to have your nose examined by a doctor. If the nasal bones are broken you can have a procedure (closed nasal fracture reduct... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
It : It is possible that excessive, drooping upper eyelids are blocking your aunt's vision. To find out if a blepharoplasty (or eyelid lift) would help her... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
As : As with any plastic surgery there can be a wide range of pricing depending on what part of the country you are in. Also, more experienced surgeons ten... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
There : There isn't really a good non-surgical option to correct a crooked nose. There are several surgical options to improve the outward deviation while at ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
A : A post-operative septal perforation is pretty unlikely. It is a little more common in revision septoplasty surgery and in extremely deviated septums. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
There : There are a few ways to prevent the implant from becoming mobile: 1. Create a precisely sized pocket so that the implant doesn't have room to move 2. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
A : A skin filler like Radiesse (dermal fillers) is a great noninvasive treatment option to make jowls less noticeable. Radisse is injected into the pre... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
There : There are several treatments to help improve acne scars. One common treatment used to improve the appearance of these acne scars is to do skin resurfa... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
It : It is quite common for a deviated septum to cause blockage on only one side of the nose. It is rare that it would cause complete blockage, so the ques... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
I : I agree that a revision rate for primary rhinoplasty should be in the low single digits. With revision surgery , which is more complex, the goals may ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
I : I wouldn't expect an otoplasty to improve your hearing. A cupped ear shape may actually improve hearing slightly. I've not had any otoplasty patients ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
There : There isn't normally a lot of discomfort after cheek Radiesse (dermal fillers) treatment. You may notice a few days of mild pressure from the swelling... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Blepharoplasty : Blepharoplasty surgery normally stays away from the lash line so it would be very unusual for the lashes to accidentally be removed during surgery.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
The : The main reason one has a septoplasty is to improve the airflow in the nose. It may also be necessary to allow better access for sinus/polyp surgery. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
It : It is possible to try to do fat grafting in situations like this. Obviously, it's best to avoid the problem altogether. This is done by ensuring that ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Spontaneous : Spontaneous nose bleeding like you describe (especially from just one side of the nose) is often from a prominent blood vessel inside your nose (usual... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Most : Most surgeons use sutures to close upper eyelid incisions. With the lower eyelids it depends on the type of incision used (external or hidden on the i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
The : The treatment for a crease in this area of the forehead (glabella) depends on several things. If it is present even when you aren't moving your forehe... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
A : A standard septoplasty uses an internal incision and doesn't tylically lead to external nasal swelling. Talk to your surgeon about what type of dressi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Having : Having a perforated septum shouldn't be a contra-indication to using a cpap. You may have to be more agressive with keeping your nose moisturized, tho... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
With : With a standard septoplasty you should be able to wash the outside of your nose like normal right after surgery. You should check with your surgeon fi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
The : The incision location depends a bit on whether you have an open or closed rhinoplasty approach. The closed incisions are all hidden inside the nose. T... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
I : I wouldn't recommend having a thread lift. Most surgeons have stopped performing them.
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Revision : Revision septoplasty is a bit trickier, mainly related to the scar tissue from the prior surgery. The overall complication rate shouldn't be much diff... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Brow : Brow lift surgery can be covered by insurance if it is done to correct a documented visual field defect. It many cases brow lift surgery is combined w... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Dark : Dark circles under the eyes have several possible causes. In some cases it is due to the deposition of hemoglobin by-products in the skin resulting fr... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
The : The open rhinoplasty incision is placed across the columella (the bridge of skin that separates the nostrils). It normally heals very well and is rare... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
It : It would be very rare to permanently damage the nerves that move the forehead muscles during standard brow lift surgery. Brow lift surgery normally in... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
The : The silicone implants used for cheek augmentation are actually solid rather than having liquid silicone in their core. As such there is no risk of rup... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
It : It can take up to a few months for the underlying scar contracture to further tighten the neck skin. By then the swelling should be fully resolved as ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Hyaluronic : Hyaluronic acid fillers (such as perlane, restylane, (dermal fillers) juvederm) can lead to a bluish skin discoloration if placed too close to the ski... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
It : It is common to use a skin filler such as Restylane (dermal fillers) or juvderm to perform lip augmentation. These products have numbing medicine pre-... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Blepharoplasty : Blepharoplasty and rhinoplasty can be done at the same time. This helps to minimze the amount of recovery time you would need to take off.
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Upper : Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is done quite commonly as an office based procedure. Lower eyelid surgery is less commonly done this way, depending on wha... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
The : The scar for neck liposuction is hidden under the chin and usually heals very well. No matter who closes it an incision will leave a scar, though we ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Upper : Upper lid blepharoplasty can improve visual field blockage. It won't make your vision any more clear.
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
The : The level of pain after a necklift and facelift varies from person to person. A lot depends on your pain tolerance. This type of surgery, in general, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
A : A co2 laser resurfacing treatment shouldn't increase your chances of developing skin cancer. In fact it may decrease this risk by removing outer skin ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Y : Y es, it is common for us to recommend stopping blood thinner medication before surgery. Your surgeon should have specific recommendations depending o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Relatively : Relatively small firm areas are possible after filler injection. You can check with your provider first, but I do tell my patients that they can massa... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
You : You don't have to have only local anesthesia if you don't want to. If you want you can have IV sedation or general anesthesia instead.
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
The : The main concern would be if you were taking any blood thinning medications. Examples would be ibuprofen, aspirin, naprosyn, (naproxen) coumadin/warfa... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
It : It would be unusual for your voice itself to change after rhinoplasty. The nasality of your voice may change if significant pre-existing obstruction i... Read More

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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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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm going 2 have this surgery @ some point so now I know what happens
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Your in-depth answer resolved my brow furrow medical issue.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks for your help!

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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