Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS, a Plastic Surgeon with Northwest Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Get to know Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richard P. Rand, who serves patients in Bellevue, Washington. 

Dr. Rand is an experienced Bellevue-based plastic surgeon who is widely regarded as being among the most accomplished and talented plastic surgeons practicing in the greater Seattle area. At his private, world-class clinic, Northwest Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, he is recognized for consistently achieving superior results.

While there are many plastic surgeons practicing in the Seattle area, there are some distinct benefits to undergoing a procedure with Dr. Rand. He is known for consistently beautiful surgical outcomes and is constantly driven by the unique challenges of plastic surgery, a field that seamlessly blends artistry and medical science. Providing plastic surgery and non-surgical treatment options, he uses his medical expertise and aesthetic sensibilities to make a positive impact on the lives of his patients.

The doctor’s main goal is to provide the level of care that he and his family would hope to receive. After being the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center for 10 years, he became the owner and Director of the Northwest Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in 2000.

Recognized as a leading Seattle and Bellevue area plastic surgery practice, Dr. Rand interacts personally and extensively with each of his patients so that they can understand what each cosmetic procedure can offer so that they may achieve their desired results. He then develops a custom treatment plan designed to meet each patient’s specific needs.

A fourth-generation physician, Dr. Rand grew up surrounded by dedicated medical professionals. His father and grandfather were both world-renowned neurosurgeons. His grandfather established the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Southern California, and his father was responsible for the development of microscopic neurosurgery and for the growth of the Department of Neurosurgery at UCLA.

It was his father’s dedication to surgery and his mother’s dedication to art that led Dr. Rand to plastic surgery, a discipline that combines aesthetic sensibilities and medical science. He earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor in 1981, after which he underwent the full general surgery training at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston and received board certification from the American Board of Surgery.

He then trained in plastic surgery at Emory University, which was America’s most prestigious teaching program at the time. Thereafter, he completed a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at the University of Miami, after which he received board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

One of the most thoroughly trained of all plastic surgeons, Dr. Rand’s credentials, knowledge, outstanding work, and experience has led to him serve as an examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery on multiple occasions. As a consummate professional in the field of plastic surgery, he worked with the Board to examine young plastic surgeons who are attempting to become board certified.

As a Bellevue and Seattle area plastic surgery specialist with a reputation for surgical excellence, Dr. Rand is affiliated with or a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (Fellow), the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Maurice J. Jurkiewicz Society, and the Washington Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. It can be divided into two main categories – reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery. A plastic surgeon’s primary responsibility is performing surgical and non-surgical procedures, and they use a variety of reparative and reconstructive techniques to get the job done. 

Providing world-class service, Dr. Rand has found plastic surgery to be a creative, challenging, and diverse field, one which allows him to make a positive impact on many patients’ lives. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors throughout his career, recognizing his outstanding work in the art of plastic surgery. These include Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society, Stanford University; Senior Resident Chairman’s Award in General Surgery, Tufts-New England Medical Center; and five-time recipient of the Golden Hands/Golden Scalpel awards voted by his peers from the Washington Society of Plastic Surgeons. 

Additionally, he has been elected by his peers more than 60 times to the following Best Doctors lists: The Best Doctors in America, Seattle’s Best Doctors, America’s Top Plastic Surgeons, America’s Top Doctors, America’s Top Surgeons, America’s Top Physicians, America’s Top Cosmetic Doctors and Dentists, and Awarded #1 in USA 2018 by MyFaceMyBody for patient experience reviews.

Learn More about Dr. Richard P. Rand:

Through his findatopdoc profile, or through Northwest Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery,


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