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Based in Bellevue, Washington, Dr. David Stephens is a highly skilled and seasoned plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Throughout his career, he has utilized proven and effective technological advances and techniques that, with his personal aesthetic sensibilities and attention to detail, provide for an exceptional “unoperated” result.

Dr. Stephens was recognized early in his career for his pioneering work utilizing small, “hidden incisions” and “endoscopic-assisted” procedures, a completely novel approach to plastic surgery of the face, breast, and other areas of the body. He continues to be an innovator in aesthetic surgery, utilizing the latest techniques and technology, including radiofrequency-assisted tissue tightening of the face and body contouring. His lifelong passion for skin rejuvenation and anti-aging skin treatments is reflected by his commitment to utilizing lasers and other minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatments to stave off and reverse the effects of aging and environmental effects on the skin.

Dr. David Stephens

Dr. Stephens performs aesthetic surgery in all areas of the face and body. This includes comprehensive facial rejuvenation procedures and facelifts, eyelid lift surgery, all types of cosmetic surgery of the breast, liposuction/liposculpture, and body contouring. He also performs nano- and micro-fat techniques in facial rejuvenation and fat enhancement of the buttocks. He enjoys performing precision-structural-rhinoplasty of the nose.

Known for listening to his patients with a confident and friendly manner, Dr. Stephens and his entire team are dedicated to providing the very best in aesthetic treatments and cosmetic surgery in the Pacific Northwest that is on par with the best metropolitan practices found anywhere in America.

Dr. Stephens’ passion and commitment is to understand and help his patients achieve their personal goals. He is committed to the highest medical and ethical standards and patient safety.

Dr. David Stephens with a Patient

Dr. Stephens is recognized as a prominent plastic surgery leader and innovator of plastic and reconstructive surgery. He maintains committee and chair positions with the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the foremost authority for board-certified plastic surgeons in the USA and the world.


He has been honored with numerous awards over the years including:

  • Top 5 “BEST FAVORITE PLASTIC SURGEON” Evening Magazine
  • “King 5” Best of Western Washington; perennial winner
  • 425 MAGAZINE: “BEST COSMETIC SURGEON” 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • 425 MAGAZINE: “BEST DOCTOR” 2020 and 2021
  • Real Self “Top Doctor” and numerous other “best of” lists


  • Founder of “David Stephens, MD; Plastic Surgery | Aesthetics,” Bellevue WA; Since 1995
  • Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL. 1990-1995
  • Facial Cosmetic Preceptorship, Dr. Steven Hoefflin; Santa Monica, CA; Breast Surgery, Dr. Jim Grotting; Birmingham, Alabama
  • Fellowship: Hand and Microsurgery. University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL
  • Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency: SUNY Health Sciences Center, Chief Resident; New York, NY
  • Residency: General Surgery, SUNY Health Sciences Center, New York, NY
  • Medical Degree: MD, CM, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Bachelors of Science in the Biological Sciences with Honors, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA


  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1993
  • Member: American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Member: International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Member: The Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member: The Washington Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member: AMA; WSMA

Associations and affiliations

Dr. Stephens was born in Canada and grew up in San Diego, California. Now a 25-year transplant, “native” of the Pacific Northwest, he is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys working out and all types of exercise, including jogging and skiing. He has a deep love for this region’s natural beauty as well as its cultural offerings. His other hobbies are playing electric and acoustic guitar and reading fiction and non-fiction. He has a lifetime interest in art and architecture, once seriously considering a career in architecture. He is a proud father of two exceptionally accomplished and talented young women who are in their own professional careers in economics and medicine.

Dr. Stephens believes in “carrying it forward” and participates in breast cancer and breast reconstruction awareness and fundraising, Save the Children, Hopelink, Puget Sound Bloodworks, JazzEd, and recently, Medical Clinics International.

Voted The BEST

Consecutively voted in the top 5 “Best Favorite Plastic Surgeon” in Evening Magazine’s Best of Western Washington and “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” in 425 Magazine.

Dr. David Stephens, Plastic Surgery | Medical Aesthetics

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Within easy access from all points in the Northwest, Bellevue makes the ideal location for all your cosmetic needs. Free parking included.

10687 NE 2nd Street
Bellevue, WA 98004

Phone: (425) 455-0444

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