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We Answered the Web’s Most Searched Facelift Questions

Plastic surgery is always a personal decision, but it’s especially private when considering a facelift. At our Toronto practice, we receive a variety of questions from our facelift and neck lift patients. They want to reduce wrinkles, add facial volume, and look like younger versions of themselves. But they also … Continue reading

Nonsurgical Options to Eyelid Surgery: Do They Work?

Youthful, alert eyes can communicate an attractive vitality. Aging eyes, and in some cases, genetics, can create an older, tired appearance. I often see men and women who are considering eyelid surgery at my Toronto practice because they have wrinkled skin, droopy eyelids, and fat bulges under the eyes. In … Continue reading

Should You Get a C-Tuck?

A C-tuck is a procedure that’s the subject of a lot of media buzz recently. It involves undergoing a tummy tuck immediately after a scheduled cesarean (C-section) delivery. For some mothers, it may seem like combining a C-section with a tummy tuck would be an ideal shortcut. But there are … Continue reading

Social vs. Physical Downtime After a Facelift

Patients planning to get a facelift before a big social event, such as a wedding or a class reunion, need to plan ahead because social recovery can last longer than your physical recovery. Many facelift patients at my Toronto practice feel comfortable returning to work a couple of weeks after … Continue reading

A Subtle Breast Augmentation? It’s Possible

For many women, breast augmentation is a sensitive topic. Some worry that their implants will look obvious or unnatural, especially if they’re not in harmony with their bodies. Unlike a decade or so earlier, when patients wanted implants to create noticeable cleavage, the trend now is wanting breast enhancement without … Continue reading

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

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