Dr. Flugstad and his team have one mission: to take great care of you and achieve a terrific outcome. Your goals become ours the minute you walk through our door. From cosmetic procedures aimed at achieving naturally beautiful results, to reconstructive services focused on making you complete and whole again, your care and successful outcome are something we take personally, every moment of every day. Here are some reasons why our practice is the best place to meet your goals:
Dr. Flugstad is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This means he has completed seven years of focused plastic surgery training after completing medical school, succeeded in written and oral examinations, and has been held to the highest standards of any medical specialty. There is no other cosmetic board that is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. (For example, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is NOT the same and is not a recognized specialty board). This is an important distinction in the world of aesthetics.
Specialized aesthetic training and research
Dr. Flugstad’s practice is focused on aesthetic surgery and breast reconstruction (which is also very aesthetic in nature). After six years of formal plastic surgery training, he accepted a one-year fellowship with Dr. Joseph Hunstad, a world-renowned aesthetic surgeon. Dr. Flugstad was able to dedicate this additional training to fine tuning his skills in the fields of breast, body, and facial cosmetic surgery. Dr. Flugstad’s fellowship was officially endorsed by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), widely considered the gold standard of aesthetics.
Dr. Flugstad’s research and publications have included the topics of advanced facelift techniques, breast augmentation, body contouring, wound healing, and nerve repair. He has presented his research both nationally and internationally. This experience allows Dr. Flugstad to offer you the latest and most cutting-edge procedures in this ever-changing field.
Our patients are like family and their safety means everything to us. Our quest to be the safest and best address in Plastic Surgery is never-ending. We are consistently updating our protocols, equipment, and staff training to make sure that we are offering the best possible care in all aspects. Our concern for your safety begins in the initial planning of your procedure, is especially emphasized during surgery and in your post op care, and carries on for as long as our relationship lasts. For many of our returning patients, this is many years! See below for more specifics about safety:
Our surgery center
Our surgical facility is a state-of-the-art outpatient facility accredited by American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) and Washington state. We have a first-rate staff of dedicated physician anesthesiologists and registered nurses. We have all the equipment and monitors of a modern hospital operating room, in the privacy and sterility that a private surgery center can provide.
Certified surgery facility with MD anesthesiologist
Performing our surgery at a certified and accredited facility with MD anesthesiologists (not CRNA nurses) allows the best possible care and monitoring for you during surgery. This means that a dedicated physician anesthesiologist is with you during surgery from before it starts until after it is finished.
You are unique, and so are your tastes, preferences, and aesthetic goals. This is why we treat every patient as a distinct individual. We listen carefully to what you want before designing your highly-customized surgical plan.
Choosing to have surgery is a big decision. Our two primary concerns are your safety and your happiness. Before and during your procedure, we want you to feel comfortable and confident. Once your procedure is complete, we want you to feel like your best self.
We have a personal commitment to seeing you through your plastic surgery process from start to finish. We support you through your complete recovery to ensure that you have healed properly and that all of your aftercare needs have been met. We are absolutely dedicated to integrity in our practice, and we want to build longstanding relationships with our patients. It is our pleasure to have you come to the office for years to come.