Northern Virginia’s Best Plastic Surgeon | Dr. Widder
Few plastic surgeons in the Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. metro area have the renowned expertise of Dr. Shlomo Widder. As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and owner of Widder Plastic Surgery, Dr. Widder has provided his unrivaled plastic surgery services to his loyal patients for over 30 years.
Dr. Widder offers his plastic surgery services to patients in Vienna, Mclean, and Great Falls, VA as well as Washington D.C. and Maryland. See what Dr. Widder’s patients have to say about their experience with our office on our reviews page.
Dr. Widder received his Pre-Medical education from the University of Bologna in Italy and then his Medical Degree from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Israel. He held an internship and an initial general surgery residency at the University of Tel Aviv and then moved to the United States in 1981 to become a resident at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.
From there, Dr. Widder continued his training and finished residencies at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., and at Buffalo General Medical Center in Buffalo, NY. He completed a plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland, OH. After completing his training, Dr. Widder decided to fulfill his dream of operating his own practice, opening Widder Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Center in Vienna, VA, in 1990.
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons – Member
- American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – Member
- Better Business Bureau – Accredited
Certifications and Licensure
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
- Certified in Plastic Surgery
- Virginia State Medical License
- American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF)
A Dedication to Patient Safety, Service, and Masterful Results
Dr. Widder considers each of his patients as unique individuals, which is why he values their safety and well-being above all else. Dr. Widder strives to ensure:
Dr. Widder frequently says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This statement encapsulates Dr. Widder’s philosophy of making patient safety priority number one. While some other surgeons may cut corners or perform multiple procedures simultaneously, Dr. Widder only focuses on conducting one operation at a time. This allows for the very best results with a significantly lower chance of revision surgeries. However, he will combine surgeries if patient desires or if he determines it will be safe for the patient.
Dr. Shlomo Widder resides in Mclean, VA, with his lovely wife, Carolyn, and their German Shepards, Lui Junior and Shotzy. Dr. Widder is an avid tennis player, Vegan, and works with a personal trainer at a local fitness club every Monday and Thursday.
Q & A with Dr. Shlomo Widder
We strive to help patients fulfill their desired looks, which helps their self-esteem, confidence, and sense of femininity or masculinity.
It gives me pleasure to make people happy through my surgical and artistic skills.
I always loved to know how our body functions or malfunctions and had a desire to help people. As far as aesthetics, it is a combination of art and science, which enables me to please people by serving them well.
I was born at the center of Israel by the Mediterranean Sea beaches, and I spent my youth crisscrossing the country North to South and East to West.
My 12 years of pre-med education were spent in the town of Herzelia by the Mediterranean sea. After completing 3 years in the Israeli army and working with an Israeli disabled soldier, I spent 3 years at the University of Bologna in Italy, completing my pre-med credits. This allowed me to enter the medical school of the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) followed by one year of Internship and 3 years of General Surgery at the University of Tel Aviv affiliated hospitals.
I arrived in the US in 1981 and spent 3 years in general surgery. In 1985, I was accepted at the department of plastic surgery at Case Western Reserve University hospital for 2 years of training. I moved to practice general plastic surgery at Fairfax County in Northern Virginia and Montgomery County in Maryland in 1987. In 1989, I passed my Plastic Surgery Board exam, and in 1990 I built the AAAASF accredited Widder Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Center at Tyson’s Corner, Vienna, Virginia. My plastic surgery practice is dedicated solely to cosmetic surgery.
The whole gamut of face and body cosmetic surgery.
Plastic surgery is the perfect integration of medicine, surgical skills, aesthetic art, and bringing happiness and confidence to people’s lives.
Fulfill my artistic and surgical skills by bringing meaningful improvement in people’s lives while maintaining my personal and professional independence.
Building an excellent reputation of honesty, surgical skills, and a relentless drive to bring happiness to my patients through my accredited surgery center allowed me to deliver the best in a safe manner.
I take care of my wife, Lyn, and my German Shepherd, Bear. I am also an avid tennis player in my club and often travel to Florida.
After rotation in the plastic surgery department in Israel, it was clear to me that the only medical field that I wanted to practice was plastic surgery. That was the reason that brought me to the US because I knew that the US is such a big country with vast opportunities for hard-working and skilled surgeons, which indeed proved to be true in my case.
Being a foreigner put me at a disadvantage with the American-born doctors in two very competitive fields. But hard work made up for that disadvantage and paid off.
Honest talent prevails!
Dr. Guyuron, the chief of plastic surgery at Case Western Reserve University Hospital, with his surgical skills and strife to perfection, always stood in front of me as I was building my plastic surgery practice.
The passion that I feel toward my practice brought me immense happiness and fulfillment. That is why I do not plan to retire as long as I am physically and mentally able to perform my surgery to the delight of my patients.
My patients like my honesty, surgical skills, drive to perfection, attention to detail, and that I’m willing to spend the time to provide them with information about why and how I do what I do. Finally, I am always available for them, regardless of the time of the day, by providing them with my cell phone number and seeing them in my office when they have concerns about surgery.