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Dr. Cindy Wei

Dr. Wei is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and body. Her focus is on providing a uniquely personal experience and the highest quality care to help you look and feel your best. Every service offered is tailored to meet your goals, and is done with the utmost attention to detail to optimize your results and enhance your recovery.

“I am committed to providing you with the time and attention needed to understand your concerns, discuss all of the treatment options, and formulate a plan that best fits your wishes and lifestyle. Our relationship is a partnership. I hope for every encounter to be an informative, comfortable, and compassionate experience.”

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“Whether you are looking to enhance your appearance or self-confidence, facing the prospect of mastectomy and breast reconstruction, or have wounds to heal, my goal is the same – to understand your particular situation and goals, and help you achieve the results you desire.”

– Dr. Cindy Wei

Expertise

Areas of Focus

Dr. Cindy Wei has expertise in all areas of plastic surgery and noninvasive aesthetic services with a clinical interest in the following areas:

Facial cosmetic surgery
Cosmetic Breast Surgery
Breast Reconstruction
Reconstructive Microsurgery
Complex Wound Care
Laser Facial Resurfacing
Facial Injections and Skin Care

Facial Plastic Surgery

A face lift is performed in order to restore a person’s appearance to give a natural and rested look to your face. We use a multi-layer approach to reshape the muscles, skin and connective tissue. Our rejuvenating technique allows the muscles to heal better and more rapidly.

A face lift, also known as rhytidectomy, is the removal of facial wrinkles that result from aging, gravity, exposure to the sun, and the daily stresses of life. This procedure can help make you look younger and fresher, thereby enhancing your self- confidence. It is commonly performed after the age of 40, when skin starts to sag and deep creases may start to appear on cheeks and between the nose and mouth. At this time, you might also notice some folds and fat deposits around the neck, or a double chin forming.

Facelift Procedure

A facelift is generally a fairly lengthy surgical procedure normally performed with a combination of local anesthesia and sedation that takes up to 2 to 5 hours. It typically begins at the temples right above the hairline, following a natural line in front of the ear, and continuing behind the earlobe to the lower scalp. If the neck requires some correction, a small incision may also be made under the chin. To improve the contour, fat may be trimmed from around the neck and chin.

Next is the tightening of the underlying muscle and membrane, and then the skin is pulled up and excess skin removed. After closing the incision, cotton dressing is used to bandage the face and head. This helps to prevent swelling and also to provide good support for 2 to 3 days. Bruising and swelling normally decrease to “socially acceptable levels” within 10 to 20 days. But remember, we all heal differently. Any significant discomfort can be reduced with some pain medication. You can expect some numbness, which normally disappears within a few weeks or months.

Recovery and Final Result

Although a face lift cannot stop the clock of aging, most patients feel that their faces look up to 10 years younger. We use only the most advanced, cutting-edge techniques and technology. These advanced techniques ensure the highest possible quality for all our clients

Surgeons at the Polyclinic perform blepharoplasty, frequently referred to as eyelid surgery. Because eyes are often referred to as “the window to the soul,” and are typically the first thing we observe, it is essential that your eyes show just how you really feel. If your eyes have a tired and droopy appearance, they may not reflect your vibrant inner self or, indeed, your right age. As we grow older, the skin surrounding the eyelids stretches, muscles deteriorate, and fat collect over and under the eyes. This may result in drooping eyebrows and upper lids, swelling or circles.

This is simply a surgical process involving both the upper and lower eyelids, enabling individuals to correct any problems related to eyelids. Eyelid surgery is an impressive procedure that has allowed thousands of individuals to eradicate hooded eyelids.

Eyelid surgery can get rid of some of the signs of aging, leaving your facial appearance improved and rejuvenated.

Are You A Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

You may feel that the eyes looking back at you in the mirror seem worn out looking, or perhaps colleagues and family members are wondering if you actually had a good night’s rest because your eyes are puffy with bags and you have dark circles. Aging in this area can have a detrimental effect on your appearance and potentially your self-confidence.

Eyelid surgery is certainly not just a cosmetic procedure for older people, as numerous younger people are impacted with sagging eyelids as well. The competent team at Polyclinic Plastic Surgery Center can surely assist you with any questions.

With the expertise at Polyclinic Plastic Surgery, you can attain dramatically more radiant eyes and also improve your overall look.

Called to Help Others

About Dr. Wei

Education

Dr. Wei received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. She attended Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo. After her third year in medical school, Dr. Wei was awarded a prestigious research fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and spent two years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland performing research in tissue engineering. She graduated from medical school in 2007 with a combined M.D./M.A. degree.

Dr. Wei then completed a comprehensive plastic surgery residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. While in residency, she took a special interest in breast reconstruction as well as cosmetic surgery, which she believes go hand in hand. She went on to complete two fellowships, one in reconstructive microsurgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the second in aesthetic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. She then drove cross-country to Seattle, Washington, to begin her career in private practice.

Career Influence

“I was born and raised in Princeton Junction, New Jersey. My interest in science and the “devastation” I felt when I learned I needed glasses at a young age spurred me to enter the field of medicine. Determined to become an ophthalmologist and rid the world of myopia, I enrolled in the premedical curriculum at Rutgers University. In medical school, I was introduced to the field of plastic surgery during a lecture about cleft lip and palate. I was fascinated by the mechanisms that led to cleft lip and palate, and was struck by how surgery could so drastically affect not only the appearance, but also the functional abilities of these patients. Drawn by the ability of plastic surgeons to alter the lives of their patients from a physical, functional, and emotional standpoint, I changed the focus of my career to plastic surgery.”

Clinical Interests

Dr. Wei is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and body. Her focus is on providing a uniquely personal experience and the highest quality care to help you look and feel your best. Every service offered is tailored to meet your goals, and is done with the utmost attention to detail to optimize your results and enhance your recovery.

Personal Interests

In her free time Dr. Wei enjoys traveling, experimenting in the kitchen, and dining out. Although not an outdoorsman by nature, she is embracing life in the Pacific Northwest and trying her hand at hiking, camping, and fishing.

Professional Involvement

  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

Recognition (Honors/Awards)

  • Home Care Association of Washington Physician of the Year, 2017

Publications

Wei CH, Scott AM, Price AN, Miller HC, Klassen AF, Jhanwar SM, Mehrara BJ, Disa JJ, McCarthy C, Matros E, Cordeiro PG, Sacchini V, Pusic AL. Psychosocial and sexual well-being following nipple-sparing mastectomy and reconstruction. Breast J 22(1):10-17, 2016.

Wei C, Fleegler EJ. Superficial acral fibromyxoma of the thumb. Eplasty 13:ic13, 2013.

Hoppe IC, Ahuja NK, Patel PP, Wei CH, Yueh JH, Datiashvili RO. Complications following expander/implant breast reconstruction utilizing acellular dermal matrix: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eplasty 11:e40, 2011.

Wei C, Granick MS. Surgical management of chronic wounds. Wounds 20(3):62-66, 2008.

Hayashi A, Moradzadeh A, Tong A, Wei C, Tuffaha SH, Hunter DA, Tung TH, Parsadanian A, Mackinnon SE, Myckatyn TM. Treatment modality affects allograft-derived Schwann cell phenotype and myelinating capacity. Exp Neurol 212(2):324-36, 2008.

Hunter DA, Moradzadeh A, Whitlock EL, Brenner MJ, Myckatyn TM, Wei CH, Tung TH, Mackinnon SE. Binary imaging analysis for comprehensive quantitative histomorphometry of peripheral nerve. J Neurosci Methods 166(1):116-24, 2007.

Wei C, Larsen M, Yamada KM. Self-organization and branching morphogenesis of primary salivary epithelial cells. Tissue Eng 13(4):721-35, 2007.

Larsen M, Wei C, Yamada KM. Cell and fibronectin dynamics during branching morphogenesis. J Cell Sci 119(Pt 16):3376-84, 2006.

Wei C, Caccavale RJ, Weyand EH, Chen S, Iba MM. Induction of CYP1A1 and CYP1A2 expressions by prototypic and atypical inducers in the human lung.  Cancer Lett 178(1):25-36, 2002.

Wei C, Caccavale RJ, Kehoe A, Thomas PE, Iba MM. CYP1A2 is expressed along with CYP1A1 in the human lung. Cancer Lett 171(1):113-20, 2001.


Restorative & Natural

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Wei is committed to providing you with the time and attention needed to understand your concerns, discuss all of the treatment options, and formulate a plan that best fits your wishes and lifestyle. It is a partnership. She hopes for every encounter to be an informative, comfortable, and compassionate experience. Whether you are looking to enhance your appearance or self-confidence, facing the prospect of mastectomy and breast reconstruction, or have wounds to heal, her goal is the same – to understand your particular situation and goals, and help you achieve the results you desire.

Best in Class

Expertise & Results

  • Highly skilled
  • Loved by her patients
  • Terrific results