Renée Zellweger’s New Look: Plastic Surgery?

When Renée Zellweger stepped out onto the red carpet at Elle’s recent Women in Hollywood event, she likely had no idea that the appearance of her face would dominate the news cycle for the many days that followed. Rampant speculation followed – it must have been a facelift! And a forehead lift! She must have had facial liposuction, too! These were among some of the many outlandish and inaccurate claims that popped up in our news feeds.

While Dr. Lista doesn’t usually agree to make media appearances to speculate on celebrity plastic surgery, when he was asked to join Mad Dog and Maura at Virgin Radio’s Breakfast Show to talk about Renée’s new look, he wanted to take the opportunity to explain what in his expert opinion was really only a minor procedure, hopefully putting an end to the needless continued scrutiny.

“I think that we haven’t seen her in a long time, she’s reached sort of a critical age — early 40’s — where your face changes a lot,” he explained. “She’s just grown older but I think she’s had something really minor done. I think she had her upper eyelids done, which were her most characteristic trait. Combined with facial aging where your face thins out a little bit and gets thinner and longer as you grow older, think the combination of that and a little minor procedure on the most unique part of her body and she looks totally different.”

More importantly, he added, “she looks beautiful, and she’s happy, so… who cares?”

Dr. Lista also explained how he wouldn’t be surprised if the motivation for this procedure was also for functional reasons. “If you look at her pictures from about five years ago, she had a really heavy upper eyelid, and that was her most characteristic trait and it looked like she was even having trouble seeing,” he observed. In Renée’s case, it appeared to be an inherited condition that contributed to her signature look, but also likely inhibited her sight. “I think that it was interfering with her vision and I think she didn’t like it. So that little minor thing, having an upper lid blepharoplasty, made all the difference for her.”

Aging in Hollywood continues to be a difficult endeavour, especially for women. “I think about being a celebrity and how horrible it is because they’re in a movie and they’re not seen for four or five years and then they come out and people say, “oh my god, you look so different, what did you do?”” Dr. Lista says. When something so simple can put a person’s face under the microscope, stir up so much conjecture, and dominate the 24-hour news cycle, sometimes it’s best to remind everyone once again: it’s her body and she’s happy. So who cares?


CoolSculpting Non-Surgical Body Contouring

coolsculpting procedureIs CoolSculpting worth it? It’s a question I’ve been hearing more and more, and I’m glad that’s the case. Whenever a new technology that makes big claims enters the market, it’s important to approach it with careful consideration when your body, health, and wellbeing are on the line. We’re in the business of helping people feel great about themselves, so it’s of the utmost importance that the treatments we provide deliver undeniable results. You might have noticed that CoolSculpting has recently been added to our procedures menu. I’m thrilled to be able to offer this body contouring option to our patients, and here’s why: it really works.

What is CoolSculpting, anyway? Well, it’s a specialized technology developed by Harvard scientists that targets and freezes fat cells and allows your body to naturally eliminate them over the period that follows the treatment. This is all possible thanks to Cryolipolysis, a type of controlled cooling produced by the CoolSculpting device. When our specialists operate the machine, they can gently and effectively targeted unwanted fat cells to crystallize (or freeze) them beneath the skin. The frozen cells die, and through natural processes, your body slowly removes them so that in about two months time you’ll notice a more sculpted and slimmer physique.

One of the great things about this procedure is that it’s non-surgical, which is beneficial in a few different ways. It means there’s no anaesthetic, which lowers the cost as well as the risks associated with more invasive treatments. Most patients find that there is no down time required after the session is finished and they can return to normal activities right away. So, for example, a patient who wants to pop in for a CoolSculpting session on a lunch break can usually go right back to work and no one else will know what they’ve been up to. During the actual treatment, you basically just lie back and relax. A lot of people find it comfortable enough to read, check email, or even take a nap.

As far as results go, take a look at the CoolSculpting before and after photos on our procedure page. We love results that speak for themselves, and when we saw those results, we were left speechless. With a proven track record with thousands of men and women like this, it’s easy to understand why this treatment is so popular.

When you’re considering any medical procedure, it’s important to make sure that it’s right for you. Though there are fewer risks than with a surgical procedure, there are still potential side effects, so it’s important that you come in for a consultation so we can go over any concerns for your unique situation. A consultation also enables us to put together a custom plan for your precise goals and needs and to get a better idea of how many sessions and areas of treatment are required for you to get the results you want.

Getting the results you want — I’d say that’s worth it.


Why Body Contouring After Weight Loss is Essential

body contouring after weight lossA new article posted to Medical Daily suggests that those who follow up weight loss surgery with plastic surgery to contour the body could be doing themselves an unparalleled favour in the long run. The data indicates that bariatric surgery alone cannot guarantee maintained weight loss. What this means is patients who undergo body contouring surgery after weight loss stand a better chance of keeping the weight off after undergoing lap band, gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or gastric balloon procedures.

The results of the study were presented this past weekend at the annual conference of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in Chicago. The study followed 94 patients who underwent bariatric surgery, and out of that total, 47 underwent plastic surgery afterward in order to remove excess skin. This is often a side effect of significant weight loss. Although patients will lose a considerable amount of body fat, they find that they are left with loose skin that simply does not respond to the same lifestyle changes. This skin can really only be eliminated with some kind of surgical intervention. Researchers in this recently released study recorded each patient’s BMI (body mass index) once before bariatric surgery and once again 2.5 years later. As Dr. Donna Tepper explained, “of the patients who underwent contouring surgery, the average decrease in BMI was 18.24 at 2.5 years, compared to a statistically significant 12.45 at 2.5 years for those who did not have further surgery.”

Weight loss surgery has proved to be tremendously beneficial to thousands of obese patients every year. It’s a potentially life-saving option that can have positive secondary effects on obesity-related complications like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. However, the unwanted saggy skin it leaves behind does not lead to the kind of worry-free life many patients are anticipating, and the affect it has on body image can be detrimental to a patient’s efforts to keep the weight off in the long run. As Dr. Tepper says, “as plastic and reconstructive surgeons, we are encouraged by the idea that improved body image can translate into better long-term maintenance of a healthier weight, and possibly a better quality of life for our patients.”

The best part of our work at The Plastic Surgery Clinic is watching the ways in which plastic surgery can lead to a better quality of life for so many patients. We’re even more pleased when studies like this come out with conclusive proof that these surgeries not only lead to more happiness but also to improved health.


The Skin Rejuvenation Beauty Event


It’s that time of year again! We want to say thank you to everyone who makes our job so fulfilling. We can’t wait to welcome all of our wonderful clients to The Plastic Surgery Clinic to enjoy an evening of amazing special offers and complimentary treats.

On Wednesday, October 29th, you’re invited to join us at The Plastic Surgery Clinic in Mississauga (1421 Hurontario Street) from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Our Exclusive Offers:
- 20% off BOTOX Cosmetic®, Juvéderm®, peels, lasers, treatment packages, and Miracle 10 skincare
- 20% off CoolSculpting®, the revolutionary non-surgical body sculpting technology, winner of NewBeauty’s Beauty Choice Award
- $25 off with the purchase of 1 x 5mL LATISSE® bottle or 2 x 3mL LATISSE® bottles
- purchase VelaShape at 20% off and receive one FREE Polish (200mL – $90 value)
- the Skin Rejuvenation Collection available for only $129 (regularly $160)
- 40% off the entire Miracle 10 Body Collection
- the chance to win up to $5,000 in skin rejuvenation treatments

Enjoy Live Demonstrations & Presentations:
- makeup tips from Dior Cosmetics
- an introduction to CoolSculpting™ non-surgical body contouring
- Creating a Non-Surgical Brow Lift
- How to Achieve a Perfect Pout

If you’re curious about the latest techniques available for anti-aging treatments, enjoy live demonstrations to see firsthand results and talk to our experts face to face. We’ll be unveiling new holistic beauty treatments and you won’t want to miss it – discover how a well-rounded approach can give you beautiful, youthful, and natural looking results.

Complimentary valet parking is available all evening and there will be plenty of delicious goodies, sparkling beverages, and canapés served all night long. We love hosting this event every year since we have so much fun. Please join us!

The Fall Beauty Event
When: Wednesday, October 29th – 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: The Plastic Surgery Clinic – 1421 Hurontario Street, Mississauga

Mommy Makeover Open House

mommy makeover procedure

Having children brings so many incredible changes to our lives in ways we might not have fully comprehended before we welcomed them into the world (hello love we never knew existed; goodbye restful night’s sleep). Some of the lasting changes pregnancy can bring, however, are changes to the body. While these changes are a testament to the unbelievable strength required by childbirth and motherhood, some women who have transitioned their children away from breast milk wish to “turn back the clock” and restore their bodies to a pre-pregnancy state. For these women, a Mommy Makeover procedure can be the ideal solution.

At The Plastic Surgery Clinic, Dr. Lista and Dr. Ahmad perform about 200 mommy makeovers each year. They’re two of Canada’s leading plastic surgeons who have an exceptional level of experience and expertise. And on Thursday, November 6th, they’ll be hosting a Mommy Makeover Open House all about the procedure. If you’re curious about this type of surgery, please join us to learn more! One of our mommy makeover patients will join us to share her journey and discuss her experience in person. See results firsthand, learn the ins and outs of the procedure, and take a behind the scenes tour of our state-of-the-art facility. You can ask our experts anything and talk to our staff about their experiences. Feel free to bring a female friend along.

According to polls, mommy makeover has the highest “worth-it” rating with an overall score of 98%. Join us to discover why it’s one of the most popular and satisfying aesthetic surgeries available. Limited spots available. RSVP today!

Mommy Makeover Open House
When: Thursday, November 6th – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: The Plastic Surgery Clinic – 1421 Hurontario Street, Mississauga
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