Dr. William Portuese

Facial Plastic Surgeon Pacific Northwest – William Portuese MD

Dr William Portuese

Dr. William Portuese has extensive experience in Facial Plastic Surgery; he completed his surgical internship and residency at Louisiana State University Medical Center and after residency, he completed a one year fellowship with Dr. Frank Kamer, an internationally renowned facial plastic surgeon.

Dr. William Portuese learned many advanced techniques in facial cosmetic surgery including the closed rhinoplasty technique where all incisions are made internally.

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Dr. William Portuese specializes in all aspects of Facial Plastic Surgery which includes Facelifts, Blepharoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Forehead lifts, Facial Implants, & Neck Lift / Liposuction.

William Portuese is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery.

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The Seattle Facial Plastic Surgery Center – Washington State Plastic Surgeons

Dr. Portuese is a resident of Seattle, Washington. The natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a perfect fit for him. He has a deep appreciation for the balance and harmony of nature and devotes much of his personal time to his family; and when time allows he enjoys fishing, water skiing, hiking and visits to the numerous slopes to snow ski.

Amazing surgeon, team, and experience. I’ve been having problems with breathing the last couple of years and have also always been insecure of my nose. From the start, Dr. Shvidler and his team made me feel very informed and comfortable throughout the whole process. I ended up having a Rhinoplasty, as well as a Septoplasty. The day of surgery couldn’t have gone any smoother. I was very nervous and everyone there helped to ease my nerves. I am only a week post op and am already amazed at the new shape of my nose. I can breathe so much better too! I had minimal pain after surgery and practically no bruising at all. My recovery process has been great thanks to the work of this amazing team. I am very grateful for my experience here and would highly recommend anyone thinking of getting this surgery to do it with Dr. Shvidler. Thank you again!
Olivia Flaherty
Olivia Flaherty
Dr. Shvidler and all the staff were amazing to me. After a nose injury, he took care to make my nose straight again and restore normal breathing. He is very personable and makes each patient feel comfortable and important. Thank you Dr. Shvidler and all the nurses and staff for helping me!
Amy Jay
Amy Jay
I waited 10 years to feel this pretty - huge mistake! I was worried about the pain and the after result. However, the pain that I endured was minimal and worth it, and the result was FANTASTIC. It’s amazing how different my nose looks!
Catalina Enache
Catalina Enache
My experience with Dr. Shvidler and the entire staff at Seattle Facial was excellent. I was referred to their office by the doctor who performed my Mohs procedure because he was concerned I might have trouble breathing through my left nostril afterwards. He suggested I go talk to Seattle Facial, so I walked in that same day unannounced and I couldn’t have been more impressed. Melissa, Angela, and Maddy were super friendly, and they set me up with a quick consultation with Dr. Portuese on the spot followed by a zoom call with Dr. Shvidler that afternoon. We discussed the Mohs repair as well as a septoplasty to fix my (very) deviated septum, and Dr. Shvidler performed both procedures the day after my Mohs. The entire experience, from consultation to scheduling to the day of surgery to post-op followups, was outstanding, and both procedures were a total success. The outside of my nose looks great and I can actually breathe through my left nostril for the first time in I don’t know how long. Huge thanks to Dr. Shvidler and the entire staff!
James Wilson
James Wilson
Dr. Joseph Shvidler and the entire staff was fantastic before, during, and after my procedure. I'd had a Moh's procedure done on my nose at a different surgery center and that doctor sent me to Dr. Shvidler to piece it back together the next day. The first email and call to Seattle Facial made me feel as comfortable about it as I could given how scared I was. When I arrived the next morning, everyone was extremely friendly, warm, and understanding. Dr. Shvidler explained things and engaged me on how he would go about the procedure and what to expect afterwards. He was very down to earth and kind. I am truly grateful for being in such good hands in all aspects. The Center itself is calm and welcoming - allowing me to relax as much as possible given the situation. I had questions in the days following my surgery and always received prompt attention and answers - which was very reassuring. I highly recommend Dr. Shvidler and Seattle Facial Plastic Surgery Center. Thank you so much!! LF
Laura Fox
Laura Fox
I hesitated to have nose surgery for years. I heard many stories of painful experiences. I was so pleased with my surgery by Doctor Shvidler. I had very little pain. The staff were gracious and helpful. I can finally breathe out of both nostrils. My only regret is that I didn’t do this years ago.
Fred Fay
Fred Fay
I had a neck lift and rhinoplasty with Dr. Portuese 5 months ago and I couldn’t be happier with my results! I had surgery a few months before my wedding, so I could allow enough time for the swelling to resolve. I just got my wedding photos back and I couldn’t be happier with how my new nose and jawline looks. It truly looks amazing from every angle. I can’t thank Dr. Portuese enough for giving me that confidence!
M Sullivan
M Sullivan
I had a very pleasant experience with Seattle Facial Plastic Surgery. The doctors and staff were very knowledgeable and professional. Anytime that I called or needed anything they were very helpful and very kind to deal with. I also feel like they did an exceptional job at fixing my nose so that I can breathe better and that I made the best choice by going there.
herb carter
herb carter
Dr. Portuese did my rhinoplasty. I’m so happy with my results. Any questions that I’ve had the office/team and Dr have been very good in responding/answering. From what I can tell he truly really cares about his patients. He is very detailed and his work itself explains why he’s the best! Thank you so much!
Vanessa Herrera
Vanessa Herrera
Wonderful experience with The Seattle Facial Plastic Surgery Center. Dr. Joseph Shvidler was a wonderful surgeon, and the staff was always helpful and kind. They ensured I had a smooth prep, surgery, and follow-up. I am so glad I chose Dr. Shvidler and would highly recommend him to anyone.
Irina Hughes
Irina Hughes

Curriculum Vitae of William A. Portuese, M.D.



  • Oklahoma State University Stillwater, Oklahoma Bachelors of Science, Zoology 1977-1981


  • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma Medical Doctorate 1981 – 1985


  • Louisiana State University Hospital Shreveport, Louisiana Categorical Otolaryngology- General Surgery 1985 – 1986


  • Louisiana State University Hospital Shreveport, Louisiana Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1986 – 1990


  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Lasky Clinic, Beverly Hills, California 1990 – 1991


  • Federal Licensing Exam (Score 80) 1985
  • Washington State Medical License 1991
  • Board Certification – American Academy of Otolaryngology (Score 82nd percentile) 1990
  • Board Certified – American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1994
  • Northwest Allergy Lab Director, Certified by Washington State Department of Laboratory Quality Assurance, Licensed by CLIA

Additional Training & Certification:

  • Surgical Laser – LSU Medical Center 1986 CO²/ YAG 1986
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery – University of Texas, Galveston 1986
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery – LSU Medical Center 1986
  • Laser Course – University of Tennessee, Nashville 1986


  • President’s Honor Roll – Oklahoma State University 1978
  • Dean’s Honor Roll – Oklahoma State University 1977 – 1981
  • First Place Southern Medical Association Meeting Otolaryngology Resident’s Category Presentation New Orleans, Louisiana November 1988
  • The Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association – 2008 Physician Leader of the Year
  • The Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association – 2012 Medical Leader of the Year
  • Clinical Instructor at the University of Washington from 1998 – present


  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1986 – Present
  • King County Medical Society 1991 – Present
  • Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery 1991 – Present
  • University of Washington Department of Otolaryngology Clinical Instructor May 1998
  • Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (WASCA) Vice President 2008 – 2009
  • Washington Society of Facial Plastic Surgeons – President 2008 – Present



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