Cosmetic facial surgery is designed mainly to enhance one’s appearance by camouflaging the signs of aging or by changing irregular anatomy in order to enhance the harmony of your features.
The face and neck show signs of aging earlier than other parts of the body; therefore cosmetic facial surgery is the most commonly sought after service in our youth-oriented society.
During the last two centuries, hairstyles and fashion have been changing rapidly but appreciation of harmonious facial features has remained the same. It is common to see a girl or woman whose features would be considered quite beautiful were it not for the shape of her nose, receding chin or inadequate definition of the cheek bones.
This is why nasal plastic surgery combined with other feature enhancing or rejuvenating procedures constitute a large portion of cosmetic facial operations.
Cosmetic facial surgery is not limited to women. It has become increasingly popular with men; particularly those active in business and public life. It will enhance the natural potential by improving the balance of facial anatomy in the maturing male and restoring a more energetic appearance.
These remarks have been prepared to give general information to those considering cosmetic surgery. It is intended to give you facts with emphasis on limitations, so that you may gain a realistic and unretouched picture.
If you have been misinformed through nonscientific sources about the “miracles” of plastic surgery, I want to disappoint you before you make your decision to become my or anyone else’s patient. If you have little information, I wish to share with you the truth about the work of a facial cosmetic surgeon.
In discussing various cosmetic procedures, only the most common principles are outlined here. There are variations and only during a consultation will the patient’s individual problems be carefully evaluated and clarified.
Plastic surgery is performed on all parts of the body, not only on the head and neck. There are cosmetic surgeons who practice their art on virtually any region of the body (hands, buttocks, thighs, breast, etc). There are also regional cosmetic surgeons who confine their interest to a particular area only, such as the face and neck, which is my specialty.
This specialization can be compared with the general trend in medicine where you will find experts in internal medicine, pelvic surgery, brain surgery or heart surgery, just to name a few.
A great deal of research and postgraduate training of already fully qualified and certified surgeons has been taking place under the auspices of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery since its foundation in 1964. A sister organization of specialist surgeons, the Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, was established in 1980.
I would like to emphasize to all my patients contemplating plastic surgery that I am practicing only facial cosmetic plastic surgery for which I am trained and certified by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. I do not perform general plastic surgery.
All the patients shown on this website are examples of my own work.Back