Dr. Ahmad Publishes First Ever Global Reference on Revision Rhinoplasty

We are pleased to announce the publication of Dr. Ahmad and his colleague Dr. Rohrich’s latest work, Secondary Rhinoplasty by the Global Masters, making him the only plastic surgeon in Canada to author two textbooks dedicated to rhinoplasty. This work is a unique two-volume set that focuses on the operative principles of revision rhinoplasty, and is the perfect companion to their first publication, Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery by the Masters, 3rd Edition.

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For the first time in one book, Secondary Rhinoplasty by the Global Masters showcases the various approaches and techniques used from outstanding and highly qualified international revision rhinoplasty experts. The work builds upon the concepts introduced in the 3rd Edition of Dallas Rhinoplasty and is an essential reference for understanding the unique challenges of secondary nasal procedure for surgeons worldwide. It’s also the first multispecialty, global academic resource on rhinoplasty, showcasing experience of both highly sought after plastic surgeons and facial plastic surgeons from four continents.

This new reference also showcases:

1. Techniques of more than 70 world authorities in revision rhinoplasty

2. Revision rhinoplasty procedure videos, colour photos and illustrations, showing how the expert performs the operation

3. An E-Book and 118 surgical video clips

4. Full coverage of aesthetic and reconstructive revision rhinoplasty

Dr. Ahmad is pleased to have his research published in this prestigious publication so that his work can reach plastic surgeons all over the world. This also allows him to contribute to the growing body of knowledge surrounding revision rhinoplasty, helping other doctors move forward with an educated approach. In addition to showcasing his research, Dr. Ahmad routinely travels around the world to educate surgeons on how to properly perform rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty and other aesthetic plastic surgery procedures.

Learn more about Dr. Jamil Ahmad, and his sought after expertise in rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation procedures, body contouring after weight loss, and revision aesthetic surgery.

posted by The Plastic Surgery Clinic Staff


Join Us for a Cool Night Out

Are you tired of stubborn fat that diet and exercise alone cannot seem to rid? If you’re happy with your overall weight, but are fed up with the small pockets of excess fat around your tummy, back, thighs, or arms, you may benefit from attending our Cool Night Out. That’s right! There’s a non-surgical treatment that eliminates fat that might be right for you, and you can learn all about it at this exclusive event.

On Tuesday, November 22, join us for this special CoolSculpting information night and discover the treatment that is famous for freezing away stubborn, unwanted fat for good after only one session.

Target unwanted bulges in the following areas:

1. Tummy/Abdomen
2. Back/Love Handles/Flanks
3. Inner and Outer Thighs
4. Arms
5. Double Chin

This year’s Cool Night Out will include:

Mini Lectures & Live Demonstrations

At The Plastic Surgery Clinic, we take pride in educating our clients about each and every procedure we perform. In fact, we find it imperative to provide information sessions about our latest treatments and technological advancements.

At this year’s event, we will feature a live CoolSculpting demonstration, where a patient will receive a live treatment by one of our highly experienced technicians. During this demonstration, our technician will host a Q&A session, so that guests can have all of their questions addressed.

Other Offers & Promotions

The Cool Night Out is a favourite among our clients for not only the amazing experience they have while attending, but also for the exclusive savings they receive. This year’s event will include:

1. Special event pricing on CoolSculpting and CoolMini
2. The chance to win up to $5,000 in CoolSculpting treatments
3. Purchase 1 CoolSculpting cycle and receive a $329 gift bag*
4. Indulge in healthy, nutritional canapés, and sparkling beverages
5. Complimentary valet parking

Why Choose Us: Toronto’s Premier CoolSculpting Centre

Get rid of stubborn, unwanted fat and enjoy the most relaxing and convenient body sculpting experience at either of our Toronto or Mississauga locations. Your simple and easy CoolSculpting treatment takes place in our modern, state-of-the-art facilities, and is administered by our highly qualified registered nurses and medical aestheticians, under the supervision of our expert doctors.

During your appointment, sit back and relax with a complimentary iPad equipped with headphones, free unlimited wifi, and Netflix. You could say it’s the perfect “Netflix n’ Chill” scenario. Whether you want to keep up to date with work emails, or catch up on some shut eye, our CoolSculpting centres come with everything you need to ensure the most pleasant experience.

Learn more about our special event offers and RSVP today—spaces are limited. We look forward to seeing you!

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Dr. Lista Featured in the Online Issue of Fashion Magazine

Non-surgical skincare treatments have become an increasingly popular method of facial reconstruction with a growing number of plastic surgeons recommending it to their patients. Truth be told, patients are seeking alternatives to going under the knife that aim to contour the jawline, resulting in a younger looking (and slimmer looking) face. Nowadays, injections are not only seen as treatments for anti-aging, but also as non-surgical options for contouring the jawline.

Invasive Treatments

Surgical facial reconstruction follows a traditional invasive method, and while the results of these procedures can be quite impressive and appear almost instantly, this traditional approach usually involves extended downtime and various potential risks and complications. Though most patients are well suited to undergo surgery, some may not be of fit, or would rather not have to deal with post-surgical downtime.

Injection Treatments: The Non-Surgical Face Lift

Injection treatments have revolutionized anti-aging and facial reconstruction because they do not involve invasive incisions to reframe or reshape the skin on the face. Non-surgical injection treatments instead achieve the goal of facial reshaping without making a single incision to the face or neck.

The rapidly growing awareness among patients and injections has made it a preferred treatment of choice for many. At The Plastic Surgery Clinic, we have seen a drastic increase in non-surgical skincare patients, primarily for injection treatments for anti-aging and of course, facial reconstruction. In fact, Dr. Lista shares his insights on injections for reframing the jawline in the recent online issue of Fashion Magazine.

See the exclusive article below.

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Learn more about injections and other non-surgical skincare treatments offered at The Plastic Surgery Clinic.

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Dermaplaning and Facial Hair: Debunking the Old Wives’ Tale

dermaplaning-torontoDermaplaning is a safe and simple procedure for exfoliating the epidermis (the outer layer of cells of the skin), and is aimed to rid the skin of dead outer skin and fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). Contrary to popular belief, dermaplaning is a fairly fast and effortless procedure; it’s a simple shaving of the epidermis.

How Does Dermaplaning Work?

Dermaplaing requires the use of a sterile, round-edged surgical scalpel to gently slough away the dead skin found on the skin’s surface. Using this small device and a delicate touch, the dermaplaning provider will gently scrape the surface of the skin using delicate strokes, manually exfoliating the top layer of the skin. The procedure can be performed monthly, in less than thirty minutes, with no downtime post-treatment. Dermaplaning is only performed on the face, and is not meant to shape the eyebrows, which are made up of terminal (not vellus) hair.

Is Dermaplaning Safe for Everyone?

Dermaplaing can be used in combination with a chemical peel, or as a standalone treatment. For example, dermaplaning as a standalone treatment, and not accompanied by a peel, can be offered for patients who are pregnant or nursing who want a deep exfoliation, but are unable to use the peeling agents of a chemical peel due to the risk that the chemicals will be absorbed into the blood stream.

Dermaplaning and Facial Hair: Is There A Correlation?

Although merely an old wives’ tale, many patients are often concerned that the hair will grow back heavier and darker after dermaplaning. This is simply not the case. As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.

Furthermore, when the hair begins to grow post-dermaplaning, it may feel a bit stubbly, but that is only because it has yet to push through the surface of the skin. Once the hair pushes back through the surface to its original state, there will be no noticeable changes in thickness or colour.

Hairless Skin is the Cleanest

The benefits of removing dead outer skin/hair through dermaplaning include a brighter, more baby soft complexion. Why? This is because these finer, more refined hairs are known to trap debris and oil, giving the skin a duller, more oily complexion. After dermaplaning however, skincare products and treatments that are applied directly to the face perform more efficiently since they can penetrate more easily into the skin.

Dermaplaning at The Plastic Surgery Skincare Clinic

Restore your skin’s natural glow with one of our peel treatments that combine unique a dermaplaning approach with either a lactic, glycolic, or salicylic acid peel, a fruit enzyme scrub, and a soothing clay mask. These peels are guaranteed to facilitate a quicker turnover of skin cells, all while drawing out impurities and damage from the skin. These treatments can also be modified for the individual needs of each patient.

In addition to being a deeper, non-abrasive exfoliation, our peels will help to hydrate, lift hyperpigmentation, and speed up cell turnover, all while revealing brighter, healthier, more youthful-looking skin.

Learn more about the dermaplaning peel treatments and packages available at The Plastic Surgery Skincare Clinic, and we why are recognized as an innovative leader in transformative non-surgical skincare.

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Body Contouring at The Plastic Surgery Clinic: A Patient’s Story

Losing a significant amount of weight, while a major accomplishment, may only be half the battle in your weight loss journey. Whether it be through diet and exercise or through weight loss surgery, massive weight loss can often leave you feeling frustrated by sagging or stretched skin, instead of being thrilled with the accomplishment you so greatly achieved.

If you’ve made it to your target weight, but still feel unfulfilled because of any excess skin, loose tissue, or issues with your physical proportions, you’re not alone. At The Plastic Surgery Clinic, we see many patients who seek body contouring after significant weight loss. We pride ourselves on the standard of excellence we provide our body contouring patients as well as the unprecedented care they receive.

One of our recent body contouring patients is on a remarkable journey following an exceptional weight loss experience. She wanted to share her story so that others might understand the unique, long-term challenges significant weight loss can pose, and so that those who find themselves in a similar position might benefit from the lessons she’s learned along the way. Here is her story:

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“I started my weight loss journey at the age of 49 and 100 lbs. overweight. I was uncomfortable, tired easily, and although I hadn’t suffered any obesity related illnesses, I knew that it was only a matter of time before I developed health issues such as diabetes, heart problems etc.

I decided I wanted to lose 50 lbs. by my 50th birthday, which at the time was nine months away. Although I considered both bariatric and lap band surgery, I began to do research on if diet and exercise was a plausible alternative for me. I decided that a safe, but effective weight loss plan would be consuming fewer calories per day, while beginning a walking regimen and eventually exercising more vigorously.

After only five months I had lost the 50 lbs. and realized that I could (and should) continue to lose weight, particularly since I had been counting calories for so long that it had become the new “normal” for me. I decided to lose another 30 lbs., which not only excited me, but also was my motivation to continue.

It was about that time where I began to notice the loose skin around my abdomen that didn’t seem to be going anywhere by diet and exercise alone. This is when I thought that as a reward for achieving my weight loss goals, I would have a tummy tuck. I began to research abdominoplasty procedures and soon determined that The Plastic Surgery Clinic had an excellent reputation, and had several advantages over other surgeons I had researched. Most of the patient experiences I had read online stated that one of the most difficult parts of the surgery was dealing with the drains that prevented fluid accumulation after the surgery, but created difficulty in mobility, maintaining personal hygiene, and often contributed to infections.

The Plastic Surgery Clinic promised a drain-free procedure utilizing the quill suture and compression garments to prevent fluid accumulation, allowing patients to move more easily and even shower within days.  The other common complaint was extreme pain following the procedure. The Plastic Surgery Clinic utilizes the pain pump, and although only in place for 24 hours, it makes a drastic difference in pain.

I continued to lose weight, and after several more months, I reached a weight loss total of 90 lbs. After this accomplishment, I went ahead made an appointment for a consultation at The Plastic Surgery Clinic. I met with Dr. Jamil Ahmad and he suggested that I have an extended abdominoplasty with liposuction. He explained that the extra skin around my abdomen would never disappear with diet or exercise, and having had three pregnancies, my abdomen could never be flat again without repairing the diastasis recti, or separated abdominal muscles.

By the time my surgery date arrived I had lost another 10 lbs. and was well within a healthy BMI for the first time in 15 years. During my abdominoplasty procedure, Dr. Ahmad removed 9.3 lbs. of excess skin and fat, and from there, I went home to begin the recovery process.

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I was most concerned about the pain I would experience after surgery, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the pain was far less than I had anticipated. I felt almost no pain in the incision, but was bruised and sore from the liposuction. I used pain medication for seven days, but even by the end of the first day I was far more comfortable than I expected.

My first post op visit with the lovely nurse Lori, who was very encouraging. She gave me a new best friend – my compression garment! I wore it for six weeks (plus an extra two for good measure) and was happy to discover that swelling was minimal, pain was very manageable without pain medication, and I was walking, showering, and doing light housework within the week.

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The results were even more astonishing!  My abdomen was completely flat! The small, but stubborn fatty deposits on my back and hips were gone, and within three months the swelling had gone down sufficiently to see the 9 lbs. of weight removed during the surgery show on the scale. I had also recuperated enough to begin working out again.

Even though I had increased my dietary calorie amount, I continued to lose weight slowly, primarily because I was now so much more active that the slight calorie deficit permitted slow weight loss. This procedure made exercise even more exciting; I loved going to the gym, and I even felt comfortable enough to hire a personal trainer –something I could not have imagined doing only one year ago!

After having lost another 15 lbs., I began to notice that although my abdomen looked fantastic (thank you Dr. Ahmad!), my thighs and buttocks were now extremely deflated and I had a great deal of excess skin in those areas. When I decided on an abdominoplasty, I had thought that would be the extent of my body contouring surgery. However, seeing the incredible results of the abdominoplasty and seeing the significant excess skin on my legs, it was rather frustrating to have worked so hard to lose weight and become fit, but still be unable to wear shorts or a bathing suit, or even dresses that came above my knees, due to the sagging skin.

This is when I decided to discuss further body contouring options with The Plastic Surgery Clinic. I met with Dr. Ahmad a few weeks later and we discussed a thigh/buttock lift with liposuction. He felt that this would make a significant difference in the appearance of my legs, and I am excited to say that I will be having this procedure performed in the next few months. I may even consider brachioplasty in future, as my arms and upper chest now have loose skin as well.

To date, I have gone from 254 lbs. 18 months ago, to 120 lbs. today, for a total of 134 lbs. lost. I have a BMI of 19, and feel better now at 50 years of age than I did at 30. Although weight loss was the most significant factor in my journey, the body contouring procedure made me look as good as I feel. Just prior to the abdominoplasty, after the weight loss but before the surgery, I wore a size 6 pant, and I am now a size 2, something I could never have achieved without surgery.

I could not be happier with the surgery, the surgeon, the recovery process or the final results. I now am able to do things that I couldn’t have imagined doing only a year ago. My experience with the Plastic Surgery Clinic was superb. The receptionists, patient coordinators, nurses, OR staff and surgeons were all completely helpful, informative, and professional at every stage of the process. I look forward to my next procedure with Dr. Ahmad and his colleagues.”

Body Contouring at The Plastic Surgery Clinic

At The Plastic Surgery Clinic we perform approximately 200 body contouring procedures each year, making Dr. Lista and Dr. Ahmad some of the most experienced and innovative body contouring surgeons in Canada. And, because our surgeons are closely associated with the Smartshape Weight Loss Centre, which shares facilities with The Plastic Surgery Clinic, they are highly experienced with the results of surgical weight-loss procedures.

Should you decide to undergo a body contouring procedure, whatever your motivation, be sure to consult with a highly qualified, board certified plastic surgeon. Together, both of you will be able to determine an end result that not only benefits your lifestyle, but also meets your aesthetic goals.

If you are considering body contouring at The Plastic Surgery Clinic, please contact us at info@theplasticsurgeryclinic.com to set up a complimentary consultation with Dr. Lista or Dr. Ahmad.

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