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Dr. Paul Whidden
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MD, FRCSC – Calgary, AB

Rated 5 out of 5
6 reviews

Dr. Paul Whidden is widely recognized as a top cosmetic plastic surgeon in Alberta, specializing in the areas of breast augmentations, tummy tucks, and rhinoplasties. A second-generation plastic surgeon in his family, Dr. Whidden is certified by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and is co-owner of MacCleod Trail Plastic Surgery – a fully licensed, private surgical center.

About Dr. Paul Whidden

Dr. Whidden is a well-regarded cosmetic plastic surgeon in Calgary. He started his studies at the prestigious Queen’s University in Ontario, where he graduated in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree. Then, after successfully completing his medical degree with distinction at the University of Alberta, he would go on to finish his plastic surgery residency training. Dr. Whidden furthered his education and training by completing an advanced fellowship in the areas of breast surgery, microvascular surgery, and hand surgery at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Whidden has always had a strong connection to plastic surgery. He would join hospital rounds with his father, Dr. Peter Whidden, and went on to work alongside him for ten years before co-finding his clinic.

Dr. Whidden understands the balance of science and artistry that plastic surgery requires. The creativity and delicate intricacies that go into plastic surgery are his favorite aspects of his line of work. He relishes the challenge of restoring functionality while giving the most aesthetically pleasing result possible. Dr. Whidden’s dedication to his patients and his thorough attention to detail has helped him build an unparalleled reputation as a plastic surgeon. He develops a detailed, in-depth consultation, and customized surgical plan based on the needs and goals of his patient’s. His philosophy is to achieve a natural looking, beautiful result that complements and enhances the unique beauty of each patient.

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  • Bachelor of Science – Queen’s University
  • Medical Degree with distinction – University of Alberta
  • Residency in Plastic Surgery – University of Alberta
  • Breast Surgery, Microvascular Surgery, and Hand Surgery Fellowship – University of British Columbia


Memberships & Organizations

  • Member of the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member of the Alberta Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member of the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Clinical Professor for the University of Calgary
  • Allergan Plastic Surgery Advisor
  • Breast Consultant for Allergan Canada




Additional Information

In his free time, Dr. Whidden enjoys doing activities such as outdoor mountain biking, skiing, backcountry camping, or hiking with his wife and two children. If Dr. Whidden was not a plastic surgeon, he would work as an architect, which would allow him to combine both artistic vision and scientific precision.


Recent Reviews

Very happy with the results

Rated 5 out of 5
1 year ago

I got a breast augmentation a year ago from DR. Whidden, my experience from start to finish was amazing. I am very happy with the result and the procedure was everything I hoped for and more. He listened to exactly what I wanted and gave great advice in the consult to directing me the right way, to get the results I was hoping for! I have had many women ask me where I went to get this procedure done and am always more then happy to pass on DR. Whidden name, as I know he will do a great job like he did with myself! I would strongly recommend him to any women interested. The clinic is beautiful and the staff were very polite and professional.

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Isabella B

Professional and kind

Rated 5 out of 5
1 year ago

My whole experience, from beginning to end, was professional and kind! Dr. Whidden was very thorough and informative when I was deciding on what I would like to have done. I elected to have a breast augmentation, lift, and tummy tuck ” The Mommy Makeover”. After 4 children, it was my way of rewarding my body for a job well done! The care I received from the moment I entered the hospital and through to the healing process exceeded all of my expectations! My results are amazing, natural and beautiful!

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Cindy H

Top Notch

Rated 5 out of 5
1 year ago

The entire staff at that surround Dr. Whidden are so professional, kind, accommodating and knowledgeable. Dr. Whidden himself is truly the best surgeon – from initial consult to post procedure, I can not express enough how pleased I am with the service, advice I received and the results I have seen. I know many of my dear lady friends that have gone through similar procedures, with various doctors, and through our conversations I can honestly say that it is strongly agreed in my circle that the Whidden results and recoveries are top notch!

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Natalya C

So happy!

Rated 5 out of 5
1 year ago

I am 1 year post op breast augmentation (implants) by Dr. Whidden. I can’t say enough about this clinic, Dr. Whidden, and his staff! They are all incredible and it was the best experience I could have ever had. I am so happy with the results and have never regretted my decision!

At the initial consult the staff were so friendly and welcoming. Dr. Whidden was extremely professional and answered all my questions and put my mind at ease. I chose a size that day but then decided later on that I wanted to go back for resizing as I felt I would be more comfortable with a smaller implant. They accommodated me right away and made me feel so relaxed and there was never any pressure. They allowed me to take my time and choose what I felt comfortable with. I emailed Trista many times with a ton of questions and she was always so helpful!

I was nervous about the surgery but it went extremely well and recovery was better than I expected. Dr. Whidden and his staff were so caring and kind and made sure to call if I ever had any questions.

I would highly recommend Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery and Dr. Whidden!

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Jen C


Rated 5 out of 5
1 year ago

I came from Red Deer to Calgary just to see Dr. Whidden and his team. I had heard amazing things so my expectations were high and he still went above and beyond. From the initial phone call to the first appointment his girls are absolutely amazing. They are an amazing group of women and so friendly. From my first appointment with Dr Whidden any doubts I had about the procedure were put to rest pretty fast. The attention to detail he has is absolutely phenomenal. I left with zero doubt and knew it was something I 100% wanted done by him. The day of the procedure anyone involved walked me through the whole process which I thought was amazing. They care so much about the patients that come through their door. I’m now 6 weeks post op and my results are amazing. My follows ups have been fantastic and I am beyond happy with the results I received. Thank you guys so much!!

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Holly F

Highly recommend

Rated 5 out of 5
1 year ago

Dr. Whidden and his whole team were amazing to work with. I had consults at a couple other offices and as soon as I met with Dr. Whidden I knew I would be having my surgery with him. He was calming and explained everything so that I would be comfortable and fully knew what to expect. The nurses and everyone else were also so professional and kind. I am so happy with my results and would I highly recommend Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery centre! There’s a reason Dr. Whidden is so highly recommended!

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