LUDWIG A. ALLEGRA M.D. KIRKLAND & SEATTLEBoard Certified and founder of Northwest Face and NVV Nasal Sinus Center who has been practicing in the Seattle area since 1983.
Dr. Allegra is board-certified by multiple specialty groups. He has extensive experience in evaluating and treating a wide range of problems and concerns, both medical and cosmetic. His skills and techniques bridge the functional to the aesthetic.
He started his professional training at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston for surgical residency and then at the University of Washington for specialty training before starting his private practice in the Seattle area.
"I strive for dramatic, yet entirely natural restoration of the face, neck and body."
Rejuvenation of upper face and eyes. Dr. Allegra has over 25 years experience with a wide variety of aesthetic procedures. He is one of the national pioneers in the use of endoscopic techniques for rejuvenation of the upper face and eyes, such as a browlift or facelift, and offer remarkably fast recovery with minimal if any discomfort.
Nose and under eyes. Dr. Allegra applied a gentle and effective treatment that offers the reshaping of the nose (rhinoplasty) and removing bags under the eyes most often with no external incision (blepharoplasty).
Breast surgery and body contouring. Restoration of breast and body aesthetics is also accomplished gently, effectively and with surprisingly minimal recovery. This includes breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, and tummy tuck procedures. Dr. Allegra also has extensive experience with skin rejuvenation including laser resurfacing, use of fillers and Botox injections.
"I have substantial experience treating conditions affecting the head and neck and the airways."
Sinus problems. Chronic sinus problems are often dramatically resolved with endoscopic sinus surgery; Dr. Allegra has performed over 8,000 procedures of this nature.
Sleep apnea and snoring. Successful treatment of sleep apnea and snoring with minimally invasive treatment has been improved through the incorporation of a detailed airway assessment that Dr. Allegra and Dr. Ummat perform, called Somnofix©. Dr. Allegra has one of the broadest experience in the use of Somnoplasty treatment. He has been featured on local (Evening Magazine, NW Afternoon), and national TV (the Rosanne Show) as well as in print media worldwide, including China.
Head and neck tumors. Dr. Allegra also has a large experience in treating head and neck tumors including thyroid and parathyroid problems, head and neck cancer, and salivary gland tumors.
"I am grateful for having such a wonderful family and private life, too."
Dr. Allegra is married and has a daughter who is an electrical engineer. His interests include all things mechanical. In his youth, he frequently disassembled and reassembled much of his parent’s household. In addition to spending time with family, he enjoys golf, skiing, and tennis.
- The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
- The American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
- American College of Surgeons
- American Academy of Sleep Medicine