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Craig S. Murakami, MD, FACS
Craig S. Murakami, MD, FACS
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Ear, Nose and Throat
Cosmetic Services
Facial Plastic Surgery

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Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 341-0158

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Otolaryngology

Board Certifications
American Board of Otolaryngology, 1988
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1989

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1998

Areas(s) of Expertise

Blepharoplasty, Botox injections, BrowliftChin implantsDermabrasion TreatmentEar surgery Cosmetic & ReconstructiveEyelid liftFaceliftHair transplants, Juvederm Ultra/Ultra Plus, Laser resurfacing (C02), lip augmentation (surgical), LiposuctionOtoplasty, Perlane, Radiesse, Restylane, Rhinoplasty and skin resurfacing, microtia reconstruction

Special Interest(s)
Facial plastic surgery: cosmetic and reconstructive

University of Washington, Seattle, 1983

General Surgery, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, 1985

Otolaryngology, Columbia University, New York, 1988

Facial Plastic Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, 1989

Personal Information
Dr. Murakami recently completed his fifth mission as instructor and surgeon with the team at the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh.

On Patients
"I enjoy interacting with patients and providing comprehensive and state-of-the-art facial plastic surgery in a safe and ethical manner."

On Specialty
"As a facial plastic surgeon, I am trained to treat patients with either reconstructive or cosmetic concerns related to the head and neck region. Each problem, each patient and each solution are unique, and the proper treatment plan can only be derived through interaction and communication to understand the hopes, desires and fears of each patient. My number one goal is patient satisfaction."

On Virginia Mason
"As a long-time resident of Seattle, I know Virginia Mason’s long-standing reputation as an outstanding institution that practices the highest quality of medical and surgical care. I am happy to be a part of this team of physicians in one of the leading centers of the Northwest."

Professional Activities and Awards
Board member, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by both Seattle Metropolitan and Seattle Magazine in 2009 and 2010.

Recent Journal Articles and Abstracts

  • Measuring cosmetic facial plastic surgery outcomes: a pilot study.
  • The saddle nose deformity.
  • Osteotomy techniques to correct posttraumatic deviation of the nasal pyramid: a technical note.
  • Skin anatomy and flap physiology.
  • Cheek repair.
  • Preserving Structural Integrity of the Alar Cartilage in Aesthetic Rhinoplasty Using a Cephalic Turn-in Flap