Meet Dr. Nygaard

doc Dr. Christine E. Nygaard, MD

Dr. Nygaard is a highly regarded, well respected, and talented, board-certified plastic surgeon who is committed to providing compassionate patient care and naturally beautiful postoperative results.  With excellent credentials and more than 20 years of aesthetic surgery experience, she combines surgical expertise with artistic talent and meticulous surgical technique to create customized beautiful results.  Dr. Nygaard is the owner and director of Renaissance Center for Facial and Body Sculpting, a JCAHO accredited ambulatory surgical facility on Seattle’s Eastside.  She and her highly trained staff are committed to providing outstanding patient care and education, superior surgical results, all done with meticulous attention to patient safety.  Our mission is to create the most individualized and positive aesthetic surgery experience possible.   With attention to detail from the initial consultation, through the postoperative recovery experience, we are here to provide trusted care and comfort to patients, and to make the entire experience as personal as possible.  Dr. Nygaard is widely known for her gift of compassion and attentive personalized patient care.  She listens to each patient’s aesthetic goals to either enhance or reclaim their physical beauty, which in turn bolsters patient self-esteem and self-confidence.  She will create and deliver a personalized aesthetic surgical treatment plan, designed to meet each patient’s expectations and desires and help bring their dreams to the life.  Through years of experience, she has established herself as one of the leading plastic surgeons in the Bellevue area, committed to exemplary patient care and education.

Dr. Nygaard finds her career path fulfilling and satisfying, as it is a creative, diverse, challenging, and ever involving specialty that creates visible lasting results and brings joy and beauty to the lives of her patients.  Her artistic talent can enhance existing features in the facial region, the breasts, and the body as a whole.  Her patients consider her an artist with a scalpel.  She interacts extensively with her patients, personally guiding them through their surgical experience.  She will take a patients goals and dreams and design the best surgical option to help her patients meet their objectives.

Education and experience:

Dr. Nygaard is a mid-west native, born and raised in Southeastern Michigan.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude, from Northern Michigan University in 1980 with a degree in medical technology.  She received her medical degree from the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University in 1985.  She then completed an intensive and comprehensive five-year general surgery residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, including a rigorous final year as one of the two chief residents in the program.  She then chose to specialize in plastic surgery and completed a two-year plastic surgery fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia.  While there, she received the Dawson S. Theogaraj Scholastic Achievement Award.

Following completion of her fellowship, she relocated to Bellevue Washington to establish her private practice. She was Board Certified by the American Board of surgery in 1992, and was Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1994.   Dr. Nygaard’s private practice focuses on aesthetic surgery of the breast, body, and face.  Her practice is dedicated to helping patients achieve their dreams of personal beauty.  She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons and the King County Medical Society.

Awards and honors:

10 Best Plastic Surgeons in Washington (American Institute of Plastic Surgeons).

Americas Top Plastic Surgeons (Consumer Research Council of America Yearly, 2004-2016).

Patients Choice Award 2010, 2011, 2013

Patients Choice Award, Most Compassionate Doctor 2012