Matthew Bridges M.D. FACS

Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

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Dr. Matthew Bridges – Richmond, Virginia Plastic Surgeon

Meet Dr. Bridges

Dr. Matthew A. Bridges is a Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon offering cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the face, nose, and skin. Dr. Bridges has spent many years studying and going through extensive training to become one of the top facial plastic surgeons in Virginia. He is board certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, which gives him an advanced knowledge and understanding to the functions and diseases of the ear, nose, and throat. Dr. Bridges is also board certified in facial plastic/reconstructive surgery and he combines both of these certifications to provide excellent care and treatment for his patients.

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Skills and Specialties

Dr. Bridges performs nose surgeries for cosmetic reasons (rhinoplasty) and for medical reasons (septoplasty, sinuplasty, and more) with outstanding results that improve his patients’ lives and confidence. Patients seeking facial reconstruction to restore the form and function after a trauma or skin cancer excision will find that Dr. Bridges is a skilled and compassionate surgeon. In addition to reconstructive procedures, he performs facelift surgery, brow lift and eyelid lift surgery, otoplasty and chin augmentation. He also offers a number of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments such as injectable fillers and BOTOX.

Education and Training

Dr. Bridges received a Bachelor of Arts with highest distinction in Biology from the University of Virginia, where he spent 4 years on the Dean’s List, and was a part of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and AED Premedical Honor Society. Dr. Bridges then continued his education at the University of Virginia School of Medicine where he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree. He then began a 1-year surgical internship at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems with rotations in general surgery, neurosurgery, transplant surgery, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery, cardiac surgery, trauma surgery, anesthesia, and emergency medicine. Dr. Bridges stayed at VCU Health Systems and chose to focus on Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery during his 4-year residency. To complete his specialized training, Dr. Bridges completed a prestigious year long fellowship in Facial Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery with world-renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Russell Kridel at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston.

Military Service

After his residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck surgery, Dr. Bridges joined the United States Air Force (USAF). He served as the staff otolaryngologist at Keesler Air Force Base and Langley AFB Medical Center. Dr. Bridges was awarded the rank of Major in the USAF in May 2005. Dr. Bridges received an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Air Force in 2008, when he decided to continue his training with a fellowship in facial plastic/reconstructive surgery.

Teaching Experience

Dr. Bridges believes strongly in educating the next generation of facial plastic surgeons so he has been a clinical instructor at Keesler Air Force Base, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, and the University of Texas at Houston.   He is currently an assistant professor at his alma mater, Virginia Commonwealth University.  Click here to visit the VCU website.

Awards and Honors

Dr. Bridges has received many awards and honors for his work in facial plastic surgery including 3 awards from Vitals: Patient’s Choice Award, Compassionate Doctor Recognition, and On-Time Doctor Award. He was also a recipient of 2 scholarships, the Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellowship and D. Edward Hebert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program. Dr. Bridges is also proud to be on the Healthgrades Honor Roll and a Top Doctor on RealSelf.




Dr. Bridges is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, as well as the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). He is also a part of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and a former member of the Residency Staff Council Committee, Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems.

Research and Publications

In addition to his practice and teaching positions, Dr. Bridges also remains involved in medical research and writing for medical publications. He has worked with several top facial plastic surgeons, including his mentor Dr. Russell Kridel, on research projects to improve the field of facial plastic surgery. He has also authored and co-authored several papers that have been published in prestigious medical publications and given numerous presentations to the medical community.

Medical Privileges


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"Now six months post-op, and absolutely thrilled with my result - I spent early a year researching before deciding on Dr. Bridges for my rhinoplasty, so I wanted to pay it forward and share my experience to help others who are searching for the perfect surgeon. I had my closed rhinoplasty done with Dr. Bridges over 6 months ago and I am absolutely in love with my new nose.After my first consultation with Dr. Bridges, I knew he was the right surgeon and scheduled my nose job days later. His work as an ENT put me at ease, because he not only has an eye for aesthetics, but he regularly fixes and restores breathing problems in his patients. I also was drawn to the fact that he exclusively performs closed (scarless) rhinoplasties, because it causes less trauma to the tissues in the nose. He took time to listen to me and understand what bothered me about my nose, and gave me exactly what I wished for- a nose that is feminine, refined, and still looks like I was born with it. Despite performing an osteotomy (breaking the nasal bones) and filing down the hump in my nose, most of my bruising subsided within 4 days of my operation. I have a very low pain tolerance, and I was surprised that the recovery was as easy as it was. A few Tylenol for the first few days was enough to manage the discomfort, and the worst part was just the stuffiness and inability to breathe through my nose. I am now six months post-op, and absolutely thrilled with my result! Dr. Bridges created a nose that perfectly fits the rest of my features, while maintaining a look that is so natural, no one would ever know that I've had work done. The nose he gave me is the nose that I truly feel like I was meant to have all along. I would chose Dr. Bridges a thousand times again, he is a true artist and incredibly caring, talented, and skilled. Thank you for everything, Dr. Bridges!"



"Perfected a broken mess -impressive track record in closed rhinoplasty - In my teens, a mishap left my nose with a slight deviation and fractured. As the years passed, my nasal deviation worsened, turning my nose into something akin to a wilted flower. The wake-up call came when my partner nudged me about my snoring, which our Tempur-Pedic bed confirmed was a nightly disruption to my sleep.On the hunt for solutions, I consulted multiple surgeons in the Los Angeles/Beverly Hills scene, all pushing for surgery, mostly via open rhinoplasty. Yet, upon closer inspection, I noticed subtleties in their work that didn't sit right with me, prompting further delay. It was upon my return to Virginia that I stumbled upon Dr. Bridges' impressive track record, particularly in closed rhinoplasty procedures... books a consult and the rest is history! Photos to come."



"I got a septo/rhinoplasty with Dr. Bridges and had an amazing experience! The process was seamless from start to finish. I felt prepared for surgery and had a quick and easy recovery. Dr. Bridges and his entire office made me feel comfortable and I would recommend him to anyone!"



"Truly an amazing experience. Franki explained the laser procedure with me and made me feel extremely comfortable. I would highly recommend commonwealth and Franki for any services!"



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