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3 Reasons to Choose a Facelift Over Fillers

People want a fresh, youthful-looking face that reflects how they feel. And, as nonsurgical cosmetic treatments become more popular, I get many patients asking about dermal fillers. Treatments like fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic are great for improving fine lines and restoring lost the volume that are early signs of aging. But … Continue reading

Drains After Tummy Tuck: What Do I Need to Know?

You might have read about drains during your tummy tuck research. Tummy tucks are popular for creating a flatter abdominal area, along with a couple of other interesting perks. But the surgery is also well-known for another reason: a longer recovery time than many other plastic surgery procedures. Surgical drains serve … Continue reading

Eyelid Surgery: Why Experience Matters

The eyes are the focal point of the face and play a key role in the way we come across to others. When drooping eyelids cause you to appear tired or worn, an expertly performed eyelid surgery can open up the face and create a more awake and youthful look. … Continue reading

Facelift: How to Know When You’re Ready

When I meet with patients considering a facelift at my Toronto practice, they often aren’t sure if they are ready. With the rise of injectable fillers and other nonsurgical options, people tend to put off a full surgical facelift for as long as possible. Many people believe they must reach … Continue reading

Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation, Or Both?

When I consult with women considering breast augmentation at my Toronto practice, I sometimes have to explain that they probably need a breast lift in addition to breast implants. That’s typically not an easy conversation to have because many of the women believe they can get the results they want … Continue reading

5 Common Eyelid Surgery Myths

Many patients tell me that because of the appearance of their eyes, they’re often asked if they’re feeling tired, even when they’re well-rested and feeling energized. Often the culprit is sagging or wrinkled eyelids, and the good news is that eyelid surgery can usually address this common condition. However, men … Continue reading

Tips for a Smooth Recovery After Facelift Surgery

The women and men who come in for facelift consultations at my Toronto plastic surgery practice are often more concerned about the recovery than the procedure itself. The truth is the recovery following a facelift is usually much more comfortable than patients anticipate. That’s especially true if they follow the … Continue reading

Is Too Much Breast Augmentation Research Possible?

For many patients, 1 of the most exciting parts of a breast augmentation is doing research about the procedure and imagining possible outcomes. It’s like the anticipation you feel when planning a trip. Many of my breast augmentation patients in Toronto spend hours online, asking questions and learning all they … Continue reading

Take 2: Revision Eyelid Surgery

Many people are surprised to learn that eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is annually 1 of the top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures performed in Canada and the U.S. My eyelid surgery patients in Toronto are overwhelmingly satisfied with their outcomes, but I also see women and men who have had the same … Continue reading

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