Tacoma Facial Plastic Surgeon
4545 Pt. Fosdick Dr. NW
Gig Harbor, Washington 98335 US
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5 out of 5 stars CO2 Laser

Taking Care of Myself Instead of Everyone else - Gig Harbor, WA

Dr Shvidler did a great job, he told me what to expect as far as the recovery was concerned so there were no surprises. There was a lot of swelling and pain afterwards but I followed his instructions and also took the pain medication he prescribed and felt and looked much better after a week. I am so pleased with the results that I will probably do it again in about 6 months

5 out of 5 stars Laser Resurfacing

Ablative Laser and Fat Transfer on Face. Gig Harbor, WA

Excellent doctor with impressive credentials. I would highly recommend this doctor, who is board certified in both ENT and Plastic surgery. And he is very personable. Other doctors I consulted lectured me and did not listen to me. Dr Schvidler did, and was very mindful of my concerns. He is the best in this area.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Finally Doing It! - Tacoma, WA

Dr Shvidler really knows his stuff! He was actually my second surgeon I had a consultation with and after reading his credentials and meeting him I knew he was the one I was going to choose. I highly suggest choosing a facial plastic surgeon who is also an ENT. He has such a gentle touch that I didn't bruise at all after the removal of my dorsal hump. He has really changed my life for the better. I would very much so recommend Dr Shvidler for rhinoplasty.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

48 Years Old - Gig Harbor, WA

Pleasant and answered all questions. Very open to hearing my concerns. Excellent results with out any pain or bruising. I would and have recommended Dr. Joseph Shvidler to anyone that is interested in regaining their youthfulness.

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

I Have Lips! - Gig Harbor, WA

I have had lip injections in the past. Some good some horrid. I recently got my braces taken off and as nice as it was to have them off I was noticing my teeth looked like Mr. Ed! My nasal labial folds had gotten sunk in as well. It was time to fix it! Dr. Joe did an amazing job!! It is even and perfect. He really has the eye for this craft and listens to patients well. I am so happy!!

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

50th Anniversary Present - Tacoma, WA

Dr. Shvidler did an awesome job on me. I would do it again in a heartbeat if I had to. He was very courteous and professional. I would recommend him to all my friends. Very skilled with his hands, extremely knowledgeable in his field. My experience was a very pleasant one that I will never forget. If you need a procedure done, you should check him out.

5 out of 5 stars Acne Scars Treatment

Superb Physician - Tacoma, WA

Dr. Joseph Shvidler is unique in his field, as he combines the wonderful qualities of technical skill, insight and compassion. He is forthright, yet personable. He conducted two procedures on me at Madigan Army Medical Center and both resulted in better inner and external health. I can't say enough about this first-class professional. I would recommend him without question and I wish others will emulate him.

5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty

22 Year Old Cleft Lip Reconstructive Rhinoplasty - Tacoma, WA

Dr. Shvidler was AMAZING. He really listened to what I had to say and really tried his best to make my nose as perfect as possible. The before and after pictures prove that he is not only an amazing surgeon, but a true artist! He asked me many questions so he really had an understanding of what I wanted. He was patient and answered every question I had. He explained things in a way that was easy to understand and was very honest about everything. His honesty about the procedure, the recovery, potential risk of infection, etc really allowed me to trust him. I went in to the surgery with no apprehension because I knew I was in amazing hands!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

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Hospital Privileges

Dr. Shvidler has hospital affiliations at Multicare Gig Harbor Medical Park Ambulatory Surgery Center, Tacoma General Hospital, Allenmore Hospital, Mary Bridge Children's Hospital .


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA in Biology, Loyola University Chicago
    Medical: MD, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center
    Residency: Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center
    Fellowship: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Washington

Treatments offered at Multicare Plastic Surgery and MedSpa

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Will Electric Stimulation Machines Help Firm Facial Muscles?

The verdict is still out on this one. We see patients with facial paralysis and its very obvious that knocking out facial muscles causes severe droop... READ MORE

Submandibular Glands - What Can I Do?

This looks like a classic "cobra" deformity, with overzealous resection of the midline subcutaneous and subplatysmal fat. In conjunction... READ MORE

How much fat does each 2 vial session of Kybella remove?

As a facial plastic surgeon who performs neck liposuction, neck-lifts and facelifts, I was first skeptical of using this product. Kybella can achi... READ MORE

Would I benefit from a mini facelift ? (photos)

Dear pinkdoll80. First, I want to complement you on your nice upper and midface features. You have very strong eye features and they may be detracting... READ MORE

How tight does my Ace bandage need to be after face/neck lift?

Ace bandage could compromise the blood supply to the delicate skin flaps that are elevated during the surgery, and I do not recommend wearing them.... READ MORE

Neck lift or chin liposuction? (Photo)

It is difficult to answer this without an exam. Things to consider are relative jaw size, position of a hyoid bone, or a horse-shoe at the neck crease... READ MORE

Scar Revision Techniques?

Some of the conservative methods that can be used are dermabrasion or laser resurfacing. There are several more involved methods available for making... READ MORE

Does V-beam Work for Veins on Side of Nose?

    The dialated vessels around the nose can be treated with V-beam or pulse  dye laser. This laser emmits a light of a single... READ MORE

Revision Rhinoplasty Using One Nostril Only?

     I suspect that during the healing process after your first surgery, you've lost some some tip support and dorsal septal height... READ MORE

Is voluma a good idea for me?

Voluma is a great filler if you would like to elevate your cheeks. Juvederm Ultra plus attracts water and if injected superficially in the cheek can ... READ MORE

Videos by Joseph Shvidler, MD

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Key Factors in Evaluating Eye Rejuvenation Needs

Dr. Joseph Svidler explains his process for evaluating and performing eye rejuvenation. WATCH VIDEO

Where to Use Fillers or Fat: There's an Algorithm For That!

Fillers and fat seem to be on a level playing field in plastic surgery but Dr. Joe Shvidler says he has an algorithm that he uses to determine what areas of the face will benefit from either fillers or fat. WATCH VIDEO

What Is "Filler Fatigue" and Should I Be Concerned?

Concerned about getting "filler fatigue?" Dr. Joe Shvidler comments on this interesting phenomenon and whether he thinks it should be a real concern for patients. WATCH VIDEO

Treating the Mid-Face Has Been a "Challenge For Plastic Surgeons"

Dr. Joe Shvidler explains why the best treatment for the mid-face has eluded plastic surgeons for so long and what options are now available. WATCH VIDEO

Rhinoplasty Trends Through the Decades and What's Next

Trends in fashion and hair change regularly throughout the years and plastic surgery is no stranger to changing trends either. Dr. Joe Shvidler talks about rhinoplasties of the past and where he thinks the future of the nose is heading. WATCH VIDEO

MMA Fighters and Rhinoplasty: How Many Revisions Are Possible?

Physically active patients who take a lot of trauma to the nose are particularly challenging for Dr. Joe Shvidler but he says he hasn't turned anyone away yet! WATCH VIDEO

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.