Dr. Paul Whidden


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Specialty:Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
Website: whidden.ca External Link
Practice: MacLeod Trail Plastic Surgery
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Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 39 reviews. Dr. Paul Whidden has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon-related: plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, breast enhancement, breast reduction, liposuction, chin implant, rhinoplasty, nose job, tummy tuck, botox, face lift, boob job, butt lift
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RID: 5591834
01/07/14 5 5 5 5 I have 4 kids! needless to say I needed breast help! Dr.Whidden was so amazing hi staff is rhw beat and comforting! just what you want when you are going for a surgery like this! they have been there for any questions and more importantly I am more than 100% happy with results! great office! I relied on word of mouth for referral and these reviews also helped me make my doctor cchoice! 
Paid (or co-pay): $20000
RID: 5512196
04/06/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Whidden is an amazing surgeon that exudes knowledge and perfection in his work. After my breast augmentation(that turned out amazing), I was provided with top notch care and routine on time follow ups after surgery. My recovery time was minimal and I was back in action before I ever could of imagined. The facility was immaculate and the Mcleod Trail Surgical Center is a state of the art facility. Thank you Dr.Whidden for a job well done.  Respond
RID: 5504946
01/06/14 5 5 5 5 I had a BA surgery and am absolutely thrilled with the results. Dr. Whidden and his staff made everything so comfortable and reassuring for a worry wart like me. I had so many questions and they were all respectfully answered and validated during the consultation process and pre/post surgery visits. What I found amazing was all the measurements that were taken to ensure the right size of implant. I am extremely happy with what I chose and every day I am so thankful that I went ahead and did the surgery. At age 40 and after breastfeeding 2 kids, I had nothing left - now I am even better than before - with natural looking and perfectly sized breasts for my body. Thank you!  Respond
RID: 5504721
01/06/14 5 5 5 5 All I had to do was ask around who the best plastic surgeon was in Calgary, and everyone I spoke to said Dr. Paul Whidden. I was very nervous about getting BA and I was nervous about my consultation. When I first walked into the office I was greeted with smiles and a pile of information to read over which made me happy. I must of asked Dr. Paul Whidden a thousand questions and he answered them with kindness and care. He understood the importance of what I really wanted. The best part was that he is 100% HONEST! If you are looking for a plastic surgeon - honesty is what you want! That being said, I went ahead and did my BA surgery. From the minute I stepped into the office until the moment I stepped out, everyone was wonderful and I was taken care of very well. Professional staff and the most brilliant Doctor took care of me. My results - PERFECTION! I love my new look, they feel and look beautiful. It's more than what I expected. I am a very happy patient and Dr. P Whidden is the BEST!  Respond
RID: 2838942
05/09/13 5 5 5 5 I just had my 6 month follow up visit with Dr.Whidden today and I had to get on here and sing his praises:) Choosing Dr. Whidden was a no brainer ~ I can't tell you how many times I would be out with the girls and I'd overhear someone talking about their new, spectacular breasts and without fail, it was Dr. Whidden's work. I got tired of coveting and finally made an appointment to see him. Well, he more than impressed me ~ he spent at least 45 minutes measuring, sizing, explaining and re-explaining everything. I booked right then and there and I'm so glad I did. I am now one of the girls who's breasts will be coveted:) They are awesome and I was by no means an easy patient... I had very asymmetrical breasts to begin with and he had his work cut out for him. I couldn't be happier and want to share my very positive experience with everyone. If I could download pics of these beauties I would:) He's worth every penny and the cost of all 5 pricey bikini's I've bought since:) 
Paid (or co-pay): $10000
RID: 2819740
28/08/13 4 2 3 3 I have now had two breast augmentations by Dr Whidden and I am now two times as disappointed. The second was subsequent to the first horrible experience I had and although I appreciated that Dr Whidden agreed that they were not great results and performed the surgery again, the second was barely any better. The shape, placement, and general appearance is not at all what I was expecting and I am left contemplating alternate options and surgery with another surgeon to hopefully end up with results that I can be happy with. My sister had a consultation with Dr Whidden around the same time I first went in, but after seeing my results, she chose another surgeon and is absolutely IN LOVE with how they turned out. She barely wears a bra now, and I don't even feel comfortable being home in front of my boyfriend without one! I would definitely recommend checking out all the surgeon options before making a commitment and investment of this size. 
Paid (or co-pay): $10000
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RID: 2709361
15/07/13 5 4 5 5 I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Whidden for my BA. I am 8 weeks post op and am really thrilled with my result so far. The implant size recommended by Dr. Whidden is perfect and achieved the goal I was hoping for. The facility staff are all really nice as well and make you feel very comfortable during your appointments.  Respond
RID: 2590687
20/03/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Whidden is absolutely amazing. I had a tummy tuck in February 2013 and just had my 6 week follow up. His staff is organized, detail oriented and makes you feel welcome from the first time you contact them. Dr. Whidden makes you feel so comfortable from the first time you meet him. Other surgeons made me feel rushed and that I was an inconvenience to their precious time. They also made me feel so self conscious about other things that I wasn't even visiting about. Dr. Whidden is knowlegable, takes the time to truly learn what outcomes you want and how he'll achieve them with you. Above all else, my results are amazing!! Do yourself a favor and google tummy tuck belly buttons and you'll see some horrific results. The belly button that I got is unbelievable. Do yourself the biggest favor and see Dr Whidden - you will be so happy you did! Best money I have ever spent. Dr Whidden gave me my confidence back. Thanks Dr Whidden! 
Paid (or co-pay): $11000
RID: 2481534
23/11/12 5 5 5 5 I had a breast augmentation done 10 years ago by a highly recommended, older Plastic Surgeon in Calgary. My breasts were very uneven after surgery and I ended up having 3 other surgeries to try to fix the problems. I was never happy with the results, but I didn't want to spend any more time or money, so I just accepted that this is how they would always look. I heard about Dr. Paul Whidden through several friends who had augmentations done by him and their results were all amazing. I finally made a consultation in October and I knew immediately he was the right Surgeon. Well, I am now 2 weeks out and I am THRILLED with the results! I finally love the way my breasts look:) I wish I would have done my homework 10 years ago, but all I can do is help other women make an informed decision and not go through the same thing I did. I highly recommend Dr. Whidden ~ he is amazing! I will try to download pics to show exactly what he had to deal with and how amazing they look now:)  See Responses
RID: 2402735
16/08/12 5 5 5 5 I've just had my 6 week check up with Dr. Whidden for breast augmentation surgery, and everything is progressing perfectly. My only regret is that I didn't have this surgery sooner! I did my research into different Dr's from several sources and can honestly say that I am 100% happy with my decision to use Dr. Whidden. Both the staff and he himself were knowledgeable, welcoming and made me feel secure in my decision. I have friends who have had consultation appointments with Dr. Whidden and other surgeons and have said that they don't even compare to each other! Dr. Whidden is a respectful man who makes you feel at ease, performs surgery in a beautiful, clean, state of the art facility with qualified staff. If anyone has any questions please feel free to email me at [email protected]  Respond
RID: 2286683
23/06/12 4 3 5 5 I had a BA with Dr Whidden on June 14th/12. I would HIGHLY recommend him as a PS he was patient and very kind to me. This was a huge decision/expense for me and I wanted to be sure so after my consult I called in with some additional ?'s he called me back the same day and was again very patient with me addressing all of my concerns. The facility is beautiful, clean and the staff are very friendly. The o/r and recovery nurses the day I was in for my procedure were just great and Dr Whidden put my nerves to rest with his gentleness and understanding. I did wait in the waiting room for my apts however it was worth it and I know that he was likely just addressing someone elses concerns the way he addressed mine or taking extra time on someone else's surgery making it just perfect so I was ok waiting, maybe admin staff could just give a heads up that there running behind just so were not stuck watching our clocks. This was my only consult Dr W came highly recommended and now I know why!  Respond
RID: 2283199
22/06/12 5 3 5 5 I had my BA done by Dr. Whidden in October 2011. This was after i had 2 consultations. Dr. Whidden was more than pleasant and patient with me answering all my qestions with great detail. On the day of my surgery he put me at ease and i knew i was in safe hands after meeting the great friendly team. I absolutely love the results and am so glad i did this and did it with Dr. Whiddens team. I would highly recommend him as a PS :)  Respond
RID: 2126056
10/05/12 5 5 5 5 I am 1 week out from my BA and found these message boards very helpful when choosing a PS so feel it only fair I also write a comment to help others looking for accurate info on PS's. After reading all the positive comments on Dr.Whidden and his staff I booked my consult. Dr.Whidden was so patient with me in the consult, I never felt pressured on time or hurried in any way. He answered all of my questions and asked me more than once if I had any other questions for him to answer. He is genuine and straight forward which I absolutely appreciate! During the consult I mentioned that I brought in photos of boobs I liked and those I didn't, he smiled and was happy to take a look and continue with explanations of what I should expect. I couldn't have expected the consult to go any better so booked the surgery for just 1 week later (May 3). The staff at the facility are WONDERFUL and genuinely care. I really can't say enough positive things about my experience!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!! 
Paid (or co-pay): $9987
RID: 2081757
25/04/12 5 4 5 5 I had my BA done with Dr. Whidden on April 18/12. In the consultation he answered all my questions openly, honeslty and he had my best interests at heart. I explained the type of look i was going for and he was very thorough in going through the different options and what he would recommend. I went to other consultations, but no one else took the time the way Dr. Whidden did. Felt 100% confident in booking my BA with him and i'm so happy i did. I'm only a week out, but so far i'm happy with the results! I would recommend him to anyone, he is great and so is his staff!  Respond
RID: 1704416
04/02/12 5 5 5 5 I had always hated my nose ever since I hit puberty. I knew I had wanted to change it since I was in grade 9. I had finally saved up the money to get it done in May of 2011, when I was 20. I was absolutely amazed with the results that Dr Whidden achieved. I had a cast on my nose for about a week. It fell off during my sleep. The happiest moment I recall in my life was waking up and looking into the mirror to see my new nose!! It was the best feeling I have ever experienced! Something I hated so much all my life, I now absolutely loved! The feeling of joy is indescribable. My new nose looks so perfectly natural, it looks like the nose I should have been born with! This doctor is a true artist and I am so grateful for my absolutely amazing rhinoplasty!! 
Paid (or co-pay): $9000
RID: 1697338
26/01/12 5 5 5 5 I had breast augmentation with Dr. Whidden in 2011. He is a very knowledgeable patient doctor. He never seems pushy or that your questions are insignificant. Very kind, helpful and on top an excellent surgeon. My breasts were odd shaped and pointed outward. This is a hard problem to fix and Dr. Whidden said he would try and fix it but no promises. After my surgery my breasts were perfect! I did not experience any pain after my surgery, just discomfort. The staff is just amazing. I would recommend anyone going to this doctor. Even if you ask other people who have gotten plastic surgery, no one will be as satisfied as if they went to Dr. Whidden!  Respond
RID: 1679906
07/01/12 3 4 2 3 I had rhinoplasty a few years back and wasn't overly impressed with the results. I will probably have to go to someone else now to have this performed again.  See Responses
RID: 1556217
07/10/11 5 3 5 5 I had breast augmentation with Dr. Whidden this past July. If you are thinking of having this procedure, you must have a consult with Dr. Whidden. He's patient and knowledgeablebut does not hand hold. That is not what is important. The main thing to know is that his surgical work is OUTSTANDING. Only being three months post op, my scars under my breasts are nearly invisible. This doctor is out to help you achieve a natural look and give you all the correct information.For example, he stated that my breast would be odd shaped after sugery, but this would subside after 6 weeks. This is not what you want to hear, but he tells it how it is. This is because hes out to acheive long lasting results.Both before and after the surgery i had a million questions. Dr. Whiddens rececptionist Jenna May answered all of my calls and talked me through every concern. I traveled all the way from Edmonton to see this doctor. I would reccomend this doctor to anyone. 
Paid (or co-pay): $8500
RID: 1535164
12/09/11 5 5 5 5 I just had my 6 month followup for a rhinoplasty, and I couldn't be happier. My nose looks natural and it's almost exactly what I had envisioned. No complications, and was pretty much healed by 2 weeks. Dr. Whidden did a great job, and so did his staff.  Respond
RID: 1478654
04/07/11 5 5 5 5 I had a full tummy tuck with Muscle repair. Im 5'6 and 130lbs. He did a great job. My new belly button has all the stitching inside so it looks very real! My scar is very low and thin. Everything has healed well with ZERO complications. His front staff was great and polite. I would do it all over again if I had to and I would defiantly choose Dr. Whidden to do it!  See Responses
RID: 1454349
01/06/11 5 5 5 5 I went in for a consultation for breast augmentation and a lift on April, I was booked for surgery in May. It cost a little more than I was expecting but Dr. Whidden is very professional, knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and a perfectionist. His staff, Dixie and JennaMae, are also very helpful and polite. He said I should take 10 days off work and although I probably could've gone back after 7 days, I'm happy I took the extra few days off, like he recommended. I am just under 3 weeks post op now and still healing but should I choose to go back for any other surgeries in the future, I will absolutely be going back to Dr. Whidden should I want any procedures done in the future. The nurses and anesthesiologist in the private OR suite are amazing! All of them were very calming and made me feel comfortable, also everyone was very punctual. All of those little things are very important to me and worth the extra few dollars.  See Responses
RID: 1337029
14/01/11 5 5 5 5 I had breast augmentation surgery. I'm only 4 weeks post op so still healing. Excellent doctor/excellent staff. Do your homework as this is a very emotional surgery. You need a good support system at home for minimum 1 week post op especially if you have kids. I was very depressed afterwards as your breasts look and feel so strange. Don't take this surgery lightly as any surgery is a big deal. Do your homework about the post operation "stuff". On a positive note: I couldn't see my scars after 2 weeks. My new breasts do not feel heavy or disfunctional from my body now which I am very happy about. I am back to normal. My breasts are still high but it has only been 4 weeks. I would highly recommend this doctor/office. Cheers  Respond
RID: 996611
26/09/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Whidden did my breast augment in August -- I'd lost weight, and was after a "fuller" effect and not gigantic "stipper boobs". Mission accomplished! The results are amazing, natural, and I count the surgery as one of the best decisons I've ever made. A little mid-life gift to me! What it's done for my confidence is immeasurable. As for the people who comment on his doctoral "style" -- any specialist I've ever been to -- without exception -- has been focused, task-oriented, and not out to be your best friend. That's not their job. Dr. Whidden is one of Calgary's best breast surgeons -- plain and simple. He's open to questions and he and his staff will address any and all of your concerns. He is neutral -- but definitely *not* condescending. He and his staff will not hand-hold, compliment you on your previous research, or entertain you. That's not what they're there for. They let you know what to expect; they prepare you as best they can, and they are always available for questions. 
Paid (or co-pay): $8000
RID: 848869
31/03/09 4 4 4 4 Has anyone had rhinoplasty with dr. Paul Whidden...if so how did it go??? Im booked with him june 4 09  Respond
RID: 742957
13/12/08 5 5 4 5 Dr Paul and his staff were absolutely wonderful. I had my tummy tuck 48 hours ago, I feel fantastic already (just finished cleaning my house!!!) His nurses were so sweet and helpful, and I have to say Dixie, one of the front staff, has been so helpful over the last months leading up to my suregery, answering all my questions so kindly! I was surprised to learn I would not be "put under" for the procedure, but have a spinal. Dr Patal, the anesthesiologist, was awesome, funny, friendly and attentive throughout the surgery. I was nervous about the spinal, but it ended up being great! The only pain I had was the numbing that went in prior to the spinal. THat was it. I chatted with the nurses and doctors during the procedure, and I came out of it feeling "lively" and not all groggy, how you would having been put under. All in all, thus far, I have had a great experience and would HIGHLY recommend Dr Paul to anyone!!!! 
Paid (or co-pay): $12500
RID: 701756
14/10/08 5 4 5 5 I had my consult with Dr. Whidden and he was excellent. He is very knowledgeable, understanding and caring. I was in for a breast reduction (covered by AHC) and wanted a consult with a tummy tuck - he took the extra time needed and was great.The staff are super friendly and able to answer any questions...I can't wait till February - I'll let you know how it goes!  See Responses
RID: 700108
11/10/08 5 5 5 4 i was very happy with my over all experience. i received a tummy tuck and it looks fantastic. i have had no complications. the operation went exactly how i was told it would. the staff have been wonderful post and pre op. i have recommended him to a friend who has now booked her surgery.  Respond
RID: 681756
09/09/08 5 4 5 5 My sister had a breast augmentation last march and after hearing about her positive experience, I decided to book a consultation. My Consulation was on 08-09-05. Although my mother and I were left waiting for quite sometime, Dr Whidden was able to answer all of my questions and recommend a size that complimented my body. Although I had originally opted for silicone implants which is more expensive, he assured that i would recieve the same result that I wanted to achieve with Saline. He did not force anything on me, and I believe I made the best choice for me. I left the office feeling really excited, and have now booked my Surgery for Oct 16th. All in all I think my consultation experience was great and the staff were very professional and sweet.  Respond
RID: 661164
10/08/08 5 5 5 5 At the onset of puberty I developed gynecomastia. It was very tramatic for a young male to show the signs of having breasts, and I went to great lengths to hide my condition through my teens. In my mid twenties I had enough and consulted with my family doctor about options to solve my dilema. I was referred to Dr. Whidden. The office was nice and the staff were polite and efficient. My meeting with Dr. Whidden was good, he was friendly and confident in demeanor. I left feeling like this is the right guy to do the job. The operation wnet well and I remember Dr. Whidden waking me up, I felt safe and relaxed. The final outcome of the operation was outstanding, beyond my expectations. Follow-ups were quick and I was on with life immediately. I would recommend Dr. Whidden to anyone in need of cosmetic proceedures.  Respond
RID: 600691
28/05/08 3 2 1 2 I found that Dr. Whidden lacked tact, support and came across as very arrogant. I found that he delivered very poor consultation. If you are going to him to feel better about yourself, move on to a different doctor. Overall, I was very disappointed.  Respond
RID: 595904
22/05/08 4 4 4 4 I had a breast reduction 1 month ago. Everything turned out great! I felt I was in good hands. Dr.whidden is a very calm and polite person.He made me feel at ease! My reduction was perfect! He gave me my life back! No more hiding my large chest. Best thing I've ever done, I feel like hundreds of pounds have been lifted off my shoulders. He only took 1/2 pound off each but what a difference!  Respond
RID: 588729
12/05/08 5 5 5 5 I just had my breast reduction surgery 1 week ago and so far am really pleased with the results. Dr. Whidden had his work cut out for him, as I had a previous reduction done in which I was not happy with the results. Dr. Whidden took the time and effort to make sure that I understood what he was going to do during the surgery to try to "correct" the previous one. He also helped us find a plastic surgeon for my Mom, in Victoria.  Respond
RID: 543196
20/03/08 3 4 5 5 I thought Dr.Whidden was fantastic I went in for an breast augmentation and he made me feel very comfortable. He chose the perfect size for me and complimented me, he was very professional. One of the receptionist is extremely rude! But the nurse in the operating room was so wonderful even after waking up after surgery she excited and caring spirit was something that I'll never forget. All in all I would recommend doctor Whidden to anyone. Actually my sister just booked a consultation with him!  Respond
RID: 542187
18/03/08 5 4 5 5 I go in for sergery this summer so far everyone has made me happy Im going in for breast reduction covered by alberta health care cant wait!!!  See Responses
RID: 515037
14/02/08 3 4 5 5 I did a lot of research on surgeons before I selected Whidden, his personality didn't matter, his knowledge and patience did. he never pushed, just gave his opinion as a matter of fact and I am relieved. His work is perfect- especially when I didn't expect it, he also have completed work on 5 colleagues and I have reviewd their cases and they are all extremely pleased with the results.Always speak with previous patients that had the same procedure done, by the same surgeon and ask as many as you can so that you don't regret going under the knife of someone less qualified.Dr. Paul Whidden has my vote and the vote of 5 friends for breast augmentation.  Respond
RID: 487350
18/01/08 3 4 2 3 I found him demeaning,and smug. His bedside manner was matter of fact to the point of rudeness. Seemed knoweledgeable. but his personality put me off  Respond
RID: 447479
20/11/07 5 5 5 5 Dr. Whidden is the best. He is very knowledgable, kind, soft hearted, and takes time to explain everything. I am so happy with the results of my tummy tuck. I recommend him to anyone wanting plastic surgery. 
Paid (or co-pay): $14000
RID: 384279
12/08/07 4 3 5 5 Dr. Whidden did my rhinoplasty a year ago and I could not be happier with the results. My nose is in perfect proportion to my face, recovery was a breeze, and follow up has been great. I highly recommend this doctor, He's worth the wait. 
Paid (or co-pay): $6800
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RID: 352223
23/06/07 5 5 5 This doctor has a great reputation and proven results to back it up. I was shown numerous before and after photos of his work and was very impressed with what I saw. He was very helpful but to the point (he tells you how it is, not what you want to hear, which I respected) I was recommended by three of my friends who had also had their breast augments done by him and they all had fantastic results as well. We are all different body types and he took the time to choose the appropriate size and shape to suit each of us. I have and will recommend him to anyone interested in cosmetic surgery.  Respond
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