Plastic surgery is the art and science of restoring, rebuilding, and repairing the body’s function and appearance.
What is plastic surgery?
Plastic surgery is the art and science of surgical repair and restoration of damaged and abnormal body parts, to restore function and appearance. The word “plastic” derives from the ancient Greek word plastikos, which means to mold or give form. It describes the discipline of surgery, which focuses on the many techniques to restore, rebuild, and repair the body.
What are the common reasons for seeing a plastic surgeon at our clinic?
Some of the typical disorders treated by our plastic surgeons include:
- Benign mole, cyst, and lipoma removal
- Scar revisions
- Carpal tunnel release
Botox cosmetic injections and dermal fillers to soften winkles and for rejuvenation of:
- Frown lines
- Forehead wrinkles
- Crow’s feet
- Chin dimpling
- Corner of the mouth
- Smoker lines
- Brow arching
Eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) for patients with:
- Looser and sagging skin over the upper eyelids
- Excessive fat the in upper and/or lower eyelids
- Lower eye bags
- Excessive skin and wrinkles in the lower lids
Is there a cost associated with these procedures?
While some medically necessary plastic and reconstructive procedures are covered by OHIP, most elective cosmetic procedures are not. Our team will be able to assist you in providing information about which procedures will be associated with a private fee, as well as discuss financing and cost options.
I want to see a plastic surgeon. How can I make an appointment?
If you are interested in a cosmetic procedure by one of our plastic surgeons, contact us today to arrange a private consultation. Your family doctor or nurse practitioner can also send a referral to our clinic, and we will see you in a fast and efficient manner. If you don't have a family doctor, please click here to book an appointment with one of ours who would be happy to see you. Our Family Physicians can help determine if you require an assessment by a plastic surgeon.
How can I learn more?
To learn more about plastic surgery and what a surgeon can offer, you can visit the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, at https://plasticsurgery.ca.