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

Had the procedure done a month ago, the recovery was hard and couldn't leave the house for about 9 days. The results were even better than I expected!! My skin looks brand new and the wrinkles are diminished. I have received many compliments on how good I look and I am so glad I decided to have the CO2 laser procedure done.

5 out of 5 stars Laser Resurfacing

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

After meeting with other doctors in the area I had decided not to have anything done about the acne scars and sun damage on my 64year old face. But then I had a consult with Dr. Schvidler and that changed everything. He listened and had the perfect solution for me, fat transfer and laser. The 2 week recovery period was grim and I was very worried the swelling wouldn't diminish but it did. ...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Finally Doing It! - Tacoma, WA

Since it's getting closer to my procedure date I thought I should finally create my profile to get some words of advice before the big day. I've been wanting to get this sugery done since I was a pre-teen! Any recommendations for pre op/post of care? Questions to ask my surgeon? Anything you wish someone told you before you had this procedure done? Hello realself! Finally over the...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

48 Years Old - Gig Harbor, WA

I had aging lines on face and forehead. Getting the fill "Belotero" for scar on lip was amazing. It's gone now... WOW! I wish I would have done this years ago. I did have some swollen areas in the injection areas that went away in just hours. Worth every penny! Get a consult today and learn more about how you can look younger and healthier in just a few short hours.

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

I Have Lips! - Gig Harbor, WA

I need Yips ???? just shy of my 29th birthday I finally got my braces off. When they have me the mirror at the orthodontist I was excited to see my perfect smile but all I could notice was my teeth were huge and where did my lips go? And why are those parentheses around my mouth so deep? I didn't wait but 3 days before making my appointment for filler. So it's been a week since the...

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

My procedures were performed flawlessly and all results were outstanding. I look better and feel better. My pain was minimal during the procedure and the post-op recovery instructions by Dr. Shvidler were spot-on. I returned for two more procedures and had similar results. Very pleased!Dr. Joseph Shvidler is unique in his field, as he combines the wonderful qualities of technical skill,...

5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty

22 Year Old Cleft Lip Reconstructive Rhinoplasty - Tacoma, WA

I am a 22 year old female and was born with a cleft lip. I have struggled throughout my life because of it. I had a rhinoplasty done in 2008 to fix my deviated septum and the results were horrible. The doctor added too much cartilage in my nose and didn't fix my deviated septum! My Navy ENT Surgeon told me that this case would be to complex for him and referred me to Dr. Shvidler. This case...

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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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

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

Neck lift? Lower face lift? (photos)

Dear mikim6393,In order for you to get the best possible result, a qualified surgeon will have to perform quite a few steps to give you that strong... READ MORE

I've broken my nose 3 times. And after the 3rd time about a yr ago my doctor said I need it fix. Can I still fix it a yr later?

If you had several injuries in a row, the best thing to do is to wait about a year to make sure all the internal healing has taken place. Your nose... READ MORE

Videos by Joseph Shvidler, MD

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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

Beware: These Areas of the Face Will Show Your Age First

If you're concerned that your birthday candles say one thing and your face says another, Dr. Joe Shvidler explains what areas of the face you might want to look into rejuvenating first. WATCH VIDEO

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