Dr. Baxter Wins RealSelf 100 Award

Seattle Area Plastic Surgeon Recognized as Top Social Media Influencer in Cosmetic Medicine and Plastic Surgery


Mountlake Terrace, WA – May 15, 2014 – Local physician Richard A Baxter, MD is one of 100 doctors in the nation to receive the prestigious RealSelf 100 Award, out of more than 6,000 board-certified specialists with a presence on RealSelf—the leading online community helping people make confident choices in elective cosmetic procedures. The award is granted to doctors who demonstrate outstanding commitment to patient education and helping millions of consumers get access to reliable, expert information about cosmetic procedures, treatments, and aesthetic concerns.


Dr. Baxter is a board certified plastic surgeon practicing in the Seattle area for more than 20 years. He has been on the forefront of new technologies and new techniques, including the world’s first live plastic surgery webcast in 1998. He published the proof-of-concept paper for the internal bra, which has transformed reconstructive and revision breast surgery. Dr. Baxter teaches advanced techniques around the country and abroad.


“My background as a formally trained artist helps me to find creative solutions to problems and to achieve natural results. I am always looking for better ways to improve outcomes and the patient’s experience” says Dr. Baxter.


Dr. Baxter is an expert contributor to RealSelf, and to date has posted thousands of answers to questions on RealSelf. Each month people from all over the world ask important aesthetic-related questions, such as “Which is better for me: Tummy tuck or liposuction?”


“In 2013, these 100 doctors collectively impacted tens of millions of consumers, with nearly 20% of our total site views centered on helpful answers and information posted by this relatively small group of social influencers,” said Tom Seery, Founder/CEO of RealSelf. “The doctors who spend valuable time to engage at this level know that social media is a powerful tool as they work to build authentic, meaningful brands online, and a connection with patients before they visit the practice.”


About RealSelf


Since its founding in 2006, RealSelf has created the world’s largest community for learning and sharing information about cosmetic surgery, dermatology, dentistry, and other elective treatments. Dedicated to helping people make suitable and empowered decisions, RealSelf features consumer reviews, Worth It Ratings, pricing information, and thousands of before and after photographs. The site also includes safety information and Q&A with more than 6,000 board-certified doctors. “”=””>

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