RealSelf Names Seattle/Portland Plastic Surgeons Among Leading Doctors of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Medicine
Seattle – May 9, 2018 – William Portuese, MD and Austin Hayes, MD have been named as two of 100 board-certified doctors worldwide to receive the RealSelf 100 honor. This esteemed accolade recognizes the highest-rated and most active doctors on RealSelf, the world’s largest online aesthetics community to learn about cosmetic treatments and connect with doctors and other clinicians.
Portuese and Hayes received this honor thanks to robust patient-provided information on RealSelf, such as the quality and quantity of patient reviews, combined with the doctors’ commitment to engaging with the RealSelf community via questions and answers, sharing videos and of before and after treatment photos.
“Empowering patients has always been a passion for me. Posting answers, sharing videos, and before and after photos within the community allow me to empower patients with possibilities and expectations. I am grateful to be part of RealSelf and the RealSelf 100 for eight years in a row,” said Dr. Portuese. “It’s a privilege to be able to help people improve their confidence. I think that one of the best parts of my practice is that I have a lot of time to learn about my patients and connect with them on a deeper level.” – Dr. Hayes
Every month, 10 million consumers visit RealSelf to connect with aesthetic providers and research cosmetic treatments ranging from surgical procedures like rhinoplasty and mommy makeovers to non-surgical options like facial lasers, Botox, and Invisalign.
“The RealSelf 100 recognizes committed medical professionals who are leading the way to help educate and empower consumers to make smarter decisions about aesthetic treatments,” said RealSelf CEO Tom Seery. “RealSelf 100 honorees are among the most engaged doctors on RealSelf — they represent less than one percent of the 20,000 medical professionals in our community yet collectively contributed 100,000 answers to consumer questions last year.”
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To be eligible for the RealSelf 100, doctors must meet the requirements of the RealSelf Professional Policies. In addition, doctors must have joined the RealSelf Doctor Community prior to July 1, 2017, meet minimum criteria for participation, and be in good standing.
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Dr. William A. Portuese is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery. He is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington and the author of numerous publications in his field. He is also the current president of the Washington State Chapter of Facial Plastic Surgeons. He has been in private practice in Seattle for over 20 years. Dr. Portuese specializes in all aspects of Facial Plastic Surgery which includes Facelifts, Blepharoplasty (eyelids), Rhinoplasty (nose), Coronal Forehead (brow lifts), Facial Implants, Neck Lift / Liposuction, Otoplasty (ears), and Dermabrasion.
Dr. Hayes has received the highest level of training and has been mentored by the country’s most esteemed reconstructive and aesthetic surgeons. He has Ivy League training and received his M.D. degree from Columbia University, in New York City. In medical school, Dr. Hayes spent an additional year studying microsurgery and traumatic injury to the hand. He was also inducted into the AOA Medical Honor Society, an honor that only 10% of the class receives. He completed his residency in Plastic Surgery at The University of Washington, one of the premier programs in the country for comprehensive plastic surgery training to care for adults and children. Following residency, he completed a fellowship at The Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore which focused solely on surgical care of the hand and upper extremity. Lastly, he went on to train under several of the country’s most prominent aesthetic surgeons, including Dr. Portuese.
RealSelf is the largest online marketplace for people to learn and share experiences about elective cosmetic procedures and connect with the right providers. Offering millions of photos and medical expert answers, RealSelf attracts 10 million people each month to find out which treatments and providers live up to their promise of being “Worth It.” From simple skincare to highly considered cosmetic surgery, RealSelf makes it easy to discover what’s possible and find the right provider.