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.

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Memberships

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.

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Reviews

"He Performed my Third Nose Job and Basically Saved Me - I had a bad nose job in 2018 that left me unable to breath AND with a very fake looking nose. Another doctor tried to fix it and made it even worse. I came to Dr. Bridges with a scooped/sunken bridge, unable to breath still, and a nose tip that was very scarred and with a purplish undertone because of blood flow issues. Given all those problems, he was still able to fix me. And amazingly, he did it all with a CLOSED approach. I am five months post-op and while my breathing isn’t as good as it was prior to all the surgeries, it is waaaay better and I can function in life. The appearance of my nose is equally impressive. He had so little healthy skin to work with -but using cartilage from my ear, skin from behind my ear, and cadaver rib, he rebuilt my bridge and my tip. See the photos . He’s amazing and caring and straightforward. Just a genuine guy and an amazingly skilled surgeon. You don’t need to go to Beverly Hills or New York to experience miraculous plastic surgery. This guy has got you covered."

C.

RealSelf

"If I could give 10 stars, I would! Dr. Bridges is one of the nicest doctors I’ve ever had. About 7 weeks ago I got rhinoplasty and he really nailed the look that I was looking for. It’s also amazing how after the surgery I barely had any pain. I didn’t even need to take a Tylenol. The recovery wasn’t bad at all and I’m EXTREMELY happy and impressed with the results! I couldn’t be happier ! I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Bridges!! -Kenzie Sipe"

K.S.

Google

"Dr. Bridges I Beyond Amazing - Dr. Bridges and his staff are, hands down, amazing. Dr. Bridges was able to preform a difficult 4 hour septorhinoplasty (which included a bonegraft) WITHOUT a necessity for revision/touch up or any complications. His office staff is very nice, including nurses at Stony Point Surgery Center. (Surgery was amazingly easy). Dr. Bridges is a very down-to-earth and easy to talk to, he is also very confident. Dr. Bridges is on par with (if not exceeding) top-notch surgeons in the NYC area. Dr. Bridges is double-board certified and his knowledge does not run dry. His staff’s patience never runs thin; they will answer any question you may have, and they will make you feel at home during your office visit. If you are looking for someone who is confident and dedicated, I would definitely recommend Dr. Bridges and his staff. He may be slightly more expensive, but you get what you pay for, and there is not a price tag for accuracy and precision, especially if it’s on your face."

L.

RealSelf

"Dr. Bridges I Beyond Amazing - Dr. Bridges and his staff are, hands down, amazing. Dr. Bridges was able to preform a difficult 4 hour septorhinoplasty (which included a bonegraft) WITHOUT a necessity for revision/touch up or any complications. His office staff is very nice, including nurses at Stony Point Surgery Center. (Surgery was amazingly easy). Dr. Bridges is a very down-to-earth and easy to talk to, he is also very confident. Dr. Bridges is on par with (if not exceeding) top-notch surgeons in the NYC area. Dr. Bridges is double-board certified and his knowledge does not run dry. His staff’s patience never runs thin; they will answer any question you may have, and they will make you feel at home during your office visit. If you are looking for someone who is confident and dedicated, I would definitely recommend Dr. Bridges and his staff. He may be slightly more expensive, but you get what you pay for, and there is not a price tag for accuracy and precision, especially if it’s on your face."

L.

RealSelf

"Deep lines are gone and my skin is smooth again - Could not have been better. Dr Bridges & staff were exceptional. No waiting around in the waiting room, everyone was attentive, kind, and paid attention to my wishes and my needs. Dr Bridges did a fantastic job, seriously amazing job on my face and I could not be more pleased. Yes, it hurt, yes, it took a week or more before I went out in public but the result is well worth it.Deep lines are gone, my skin is smooth again, and he went above and beyond diagnosing a skin cancer spot and making sure it was taken care of. I am anxious to have my next procedure (neck lift) done as after this first experience, I am confident all will go well. The entire experience was very good. Thank you so much."

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RealSelf

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