Dear Dr. Lindsey, I wanted to write and thank you for the wonderful job that you did on my face this past November. I have received numerous compliments about how healthy I look from those who not know what I went through, and just as many from those who do. The general consensus is that […]- Holly
Meet Dr. William H. Lindsey, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Lindsey is a graduate of the University of Richmond where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1986. He graduated from the University of Virginia Medical School in 1990 and completed his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UVA in 1995. During his head and neck surgery training, Dr. Lindsey developed a strong interest in plastic surgery of the face. Following his residency, he completed a specialized fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery under the auspices of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship in South Carolina. This advanced training was devoted to cosmetic surgery, facial reconstruction and the repair of congenital anomalies in children. At the conclusion of his fellowship, Dr. Lindsey returned to the University of Virginia as an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology for 4 years. He moved to Northern Virginia in 2000 to practice facial plastic surgery and joined the staff at George Washington University Medical Center. He has been in private practice facial plastic surgery since 2001.
Dr. Lindsey received his board certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 1996 and from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999. Dr. Lindsey is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He also is a Fellow of the Triological Society and a member of the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery.
Dr. Lindsey has significant experience in facial plastic surgery. As of 2018, he has performed approximately 4000 facelifts, 3000 eyelid procedures, 600 rhinoplasties, 270 excision of turkey neck procedures, 2100 hair restoration procedures, and 5000 botox treatments. He generally subscribes to the philosophy that more is not always better, and prefers a natural, refreshed appearance over that of an “operated upon” result. At an in-office consultation, a portfolio of several hundred cases is available along with more than 300 patient post-op letters for review.
Pro Bono Experience
Dr. Lindsey believes in contributing his time and expertise to those less fortunate. He has traveled overseas to repair facial birth defects as part of Children’s Cross Connections, a non-denominational religious medical mission. He is also actively involved in Face to Face, the domestic violence repair initiative of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This group of facial plastic surgeons contributes surgical procedures to abuse victims to help erase some of the physical scars of domestic violence.
Research and Publications
Dr. Lindsey began basic science and clinical research in plastic surgery in 1987. Dr. Lindsey has published more than 30 articles in scientific journals and has given over 63 presentations at national and international scientific meetings. He has contributed to 2 textbooks on plastic and reconstructive surgery and continues to conduct research to advance facial plastic surgical knowledge. He continues to engage in research with George Washington University Otolaryngology residents and received an investigator development grant in 2009.
Dr. Lindsey has been married for 23 years and has two wonderful children. He has a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, has skied Corbet’s Couloir, has swam the Chesapeake Bay, and has done numerous triathlons, including Ironman 140.6. Dr. Lindsey is active in the McLean Presbyterian Church and loves the outdoors. He has personally planted several thousand trees in caring for the environment.
Patient Success Stories
Dear Dr. Lindsey, I want to take this opportunity to write and thank you so very much for the outstanding job you did with respect to my face surgery. I am very excited now when my friends, colleagues, etc. see me & wonder why I look younger & healthier all of sudden. I don’t believe […]- Connie
Dear Dr. Lindsey, I’m very pleased with the results. My four-year-old granddaughter look at me, studied my face a little bit, and said, “the doctor took the wrinkles off Are you gonna get old again!” It’s a wonderful thing your skilled hand can take the years off my face. Now I look as young as […]- Sally
Dear Dr. Lindsey, Thank you for making my nose smaller and taking off the bump. I know it is still swollen but I am really happy with the results so far. Also, you are hot. Also thank you for not yelling at me for smoking even though I did cut way back. Thank you, thank […]- Deidre
Dear Dr. Lindsey: I wanted to write and express to you how delighted I am with the mini-facelift and eyelid surgery that you performed. lt has been five weeks since I had the procedure and every time I look in the mirror I am thrilled to see a younger, fresher version of me looking back. […]- Donna
Dear Dr. Lindsey: Every morning as I get ready for the day I see in the mirror evidence of your talent through my successful mini-lift and upper eyelid surgery. My life is enhanced now, too, because my inner spirit is lighter and brighter and happier. Enough cannot be said about the procedures you have perfected […]- Judy
Dear Dr. Lindsey: This is to let you know how delighted I am with the results of my procedure which was done on March 8, and in less than a month I am looking great! The procedure was almost painless, and in one week’s time I was out and going about my usual activities. I […]- LoisLynn
Dear Dr. Lindsey, I am writing to tell you how happy I am with my facelift. I am a psychologist who specializes in complicated mind/body interventions and I can tell you that now all I need to do to feel more energetic is to just look in the mirror! My husband said that you did […]- Deborah