Dr. Ahmad Invited as Visiting Professor to Stanford University

I was recently invited by Stanford University as a visiting professor to lecture to the faculty and residents in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Stanford University is in Palo Alto, California, between San Francisco and San Jose. It was founded in 1885 and has become one of the world’s leading research universities. It is known for its entrepreneurial character and its relationship to Silicon Valley. The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University is a large program providing care for adults and children requiring complex reconstructive surgery. The postgraduate plastic surgery training program is very large with close to 30 residents and fellows.

Dr. Ahmad Lecturing at Stanford University

Since 2016, I have had the honour of serving in the prestigious position as a Travelling Professor for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). As such, I am asked to visit Plastic Surgery residency training programs across North America and lecture about a variety of topics in aesthetic plastic surgery. At Stanford University, I was asked to lecture about my experience performing rhinoplasty. I covered some of what was written in my two landmark textbooks Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery by the Masters, 3rd Edition and Secondary Rhinoplasty by the Global Masters. In particular, I spoke about pre- and postoperative management of rhinoplasty patients and, also, about key concepts and technical aspects to make rhinoplasty surgery consistently successful. The modern approach to rhinoplasty involves creating a natural appearing result while restoring structural support for a well-functioning nasal airway, as well as an aesthetic result.

Dr. Ahmad gets rewarded with visiting Professor Stanford Plaque

It was great spending time in Palo Alto and having an opportunity to tour the campus. The campus is set amongst picturesque rolling hills and forest. It is warm and sunny all year round.

For more information on rhinoplasty in Toronto and Canada, please visit: http://www.theplasticsurgeryclinic.com/procedures/face/nosereshaping.html


The Biggest Fall Beauty Event

It’s that time of the year again: our Fall Beauty Event is back and bigger than ever! You can expect the same great savings and discounts on all the non-surgical treatments you know and love and get familiar with some great new additions to next level skincare treatments and to the Miracle10 skincare line. We’ve brought back our highly popular and informative Beauty Bite panel talks with Dr. Lista, Dr. Ahmad and Glam Nurse Jenny – and this year’s newest addition to the clinic, Dr. Austin. Get ready for a night full of memories!

attendees at The Fall Beauty event

This year’s beauty events will take place on the following dates:

Mississauga: Tuesday October 17th 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Yorkville: Thursday October 26th 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Beauty Bite Panel

The Plastic Surgery Clinic makes it a priority to ensure that our clients are knowledgeable about every procedure that is performed in our clinic. Much like last year’s session, our goal is to give current clients an opportunity to interact with our doctors and beauty experts. Join us for behind-the-scenes information about the latest beauty trends and the science behind the cutting edge treatments we offer and learn how you can achieve your beauty goals with your very own customized treatment plan.

 Information Session

In addition to our panel, our main lobby will also include informational sessions. Discover your options through our 5 treatment plan categories:

Body Love
Skin Glow 101
Better, Not Younger
Acne Be Gone
The Instagram Look

Each booth will provide specific details about the latest beauty and body transformation trends to help you look and feel your best from head to toe.

 Injectable Lounge

nurse Amina provides an injection consultation

This popular stop will feature informational displays of non-surgical treatments, and live injection demonstrations by our beauty nurses. Also enter for your chance to win up to $11,310 in giveaways! Prepare for a one of a kind in-house experience.
 

Miracle 10 Beauty Lounge

Beauty Lounge demonstration

It doesn’t stop there! Join us in our lower beauty lounge for one-on-one skincare consultations, express makeup touch-ups and amazing savings on your Miracle10 favourites and an introduction to groundbreaking new skincare products – all while sipping on sparkling beverages and nibbling on delicious treats. Don’t forget about our beautiful floral backdrop, where you can get your selfie game on.

Also for the first time this year, we’ve added in a special feature! In case you can’t make it, we’ll be streaming our panel on Facebook Live and through @ThePlasticSurgeryClinic Instagram Story.  For those that can’t make it, be sure to tune in! Book your spot now: RSVP. Spaces are limited. See you there!


Meet Our New Nurses

Our family has expanded! The Plastic Surgery Clinic is proud to welcome three new talented nurses to our practice to help deliver our vast array of non-surgical treatments. Each registered nurse brings their individual talent to our clinic and much like their skills, their personalities all complement one another. We’re excited to see them in action and look forward to seeing each of them blossom into their new roles at The Plastic Surgery Clinic. Learn more about our new nurses below. Don’t forget to follow them on Instagram!

Nurse Avni Pictured

Nurse Avni Visani @beautynurseavni

Avni holds an honours BSc from the University of Toronto and graduated from her nursing program in 2015. She has worked as an RPN at Sunnybrook Hospital, Mackenzie Health Hospital, iHealth Centre, and Skinatomy Laser Clinic. She has one year of experience as a Nurse Injector and was selected by The Plastic Surgery Clinic due to her innate natural ability, her warm demeanour, and her keen eye for aesthetics. Drs. Lista and Ahmad believe Avni will grow into being one of the top nurse injectors in the country.

Kishanti consultating a patient

Nurse Kishanti Bahadur @Beautyqueenkish

Kishanti received her RPN diploma from Seneca College in 2013. She has worked at Scarborough General and Markham Stouffville Hospital in their Palliative Care Units, as well as at Toronto General and West Park Long Term Care Facility. She has spent the last two years injecting with Dr. Weksberg Center for Cosmetic Dermatology and for LaserBody MD-Life Clinics. Kishanti was hired by The Plastic Surgery Clinic, out of an enormously competitive group of injectors, for her evolved injecting skill, caring attitude and her ability to develop long-term treatment plans for her patients. Drs. Lista and Ahmad see Kishanti as a true leader in the field of non-surgical care.

Nurse Taryn injecting a patient

Nurse Taryn D’Cruz@beautybyRNtaryn

Taryn comes to the plastic surgery clinic with a wealth of experience as an RN. She has over 9 years of experience in the field and has worked in the fields of labour and delivery, medical surgical, respiratory medicine, and mental health. Since 2008, Taryn has worked at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. She holds her medical aesthetics and injectables certificates and was hand selected by The Plastic Surgery Clinic thanks to her incredible dedication to patient care, her unbridled passion for aesthetics and her love for beauty. Taryn’s skill is unquestionable and her dedication to her field unparalleled.


Under Eye Fillers and Tear Trough Injections

As we continue to age our facial appearance changes. Some problematic areas under the eyes become more noticeable and can create a look of tiredness that isn’t always desirable. Injections such as under eye fillers help treat this issue. Here is what you need to know about undergoing this treatment.

Eye trough injections before and after

What it is a tear trough?

A tear trough refers to the fold extending from the inner eye corner that divides the lower eyelid and the cheek. When it becomes more pronounced, it can create a hollowed appearance or dark shadows under the eyes, sometimes referred to as bags. Even if well rested you can still look tired. It used to be the case that this area could only be treated surgically. However, thanks to advances in non-surgical treatments, injection treatments like dermal fillers can help minimize the look of this problematic area.

What Causes the Appearance of Deep Tear Troughs

The appearance of deep tear troughs is usually the result of changes in all the layers of the face, including skin, fat, and muscle. When the delicate skin around the eyes is vulnerable or affected by sun damage, it develops fine lines and wrinkles. Over time, there is a natural slow decrease in fatty tissue under the lower eyelid and upper cheek area. The muscles of the lower lid slowly lose elasticity and can no longer remain tight or in place. This can create a more pronounced, hollow-looking area underneath the eyes. Sometimes this lack of volume creates the appearance of dark circles. The rates at which these changes happen varies from person to person. In other cases, dark circles and eye bags are the result of genetics and have likely been present throughout the majority of the patient’s life.

How are tear troughs corrected?

Tear troughs can be efficiently corrected with or without surgery for both men and women.  The non-surgical treatment uses tiny injections of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance already found in the body that draws water to itself to create more volume. When the area under the eyes is given more volume, the appearance of dark circles is reduced. Patients who qualify for this treatment are looking for a fresh and refined look to get rid of bags, puffiness, dark shadows and circles under eyes. In more severe cases where fillers alone cannot correct bags under the eyes, patients may be better candidates for a surgical treatment option like a lower lid blepharoplasty procedure.

Results

A regular under eye filler session usually only takes 15-30 minutes to perform. Depending on the clinic and injector, the techniques used within the treatments varies. Some injectors use round-tipped cannulas, which reduces the chance of bruising or others prefer regular needles to help them be as precise as possible. Patients usually experience minimal pain—the under eye fillers used at The Plastic Surgery Clinic contain lidocaine to help minimize discomfort.

Typically, the results from this treatment will be immediate and can last from 6-18 months after the first injection, but results can last longer with subsequent touch-ups.


The Plastic Surgery Clinic Says Farewell to Nurse Stokes

Diane and the team at a conferemce

Nurse Stokes pictured far right

As our clinic continues to grow, we say goodbye to one of the most valued staff members on our team – Nurse Diane Stokes. After 30 years of working at our clinic as an OR nurse and cosmetic injector, Nurse Stokes has decided to retire and venture off to her next big chapter. Her professionalism, enthusiasm and leadership was most valued and her shining personality will truly be missed. It’s always difficult to say goodbye, especially with the legacy she’s left behind. In honour of her departure, we decided to share our most fond memories of Diane.

“We first met in 1987 when Elizabeth was just a year old. When Dr. Lista bought Dr. Dale Green’s practice we were delighted you agreed to stay on.  Over the years you assumed the role of head nurse but you were also developing a keen interest for non-surgical treatments as a way of improving the health of the skin. Your passion and enthusiasm for new treatments, skincare, injectables and lasers created a devoted following of patients, staff, family and friends. You helped create a standard of patient and clinical care at the Plastic Surgery Clinic that is unparalleled.  We wish you every happiness and success life continues to offer you.  Do know that you will be missed every day.”-Ann Marie MacDonald

“Diane taught me everything I know and motivates me in a way that makes me want to be better.” –Lori Robinson

“To nurse I respect so much. You took me under your wing and taught me to be a nurse that can accomplish anything. To work with her has been a pleasure and a learning experience that I will never forget. Wishing her lots of love and happiness. We’ll miss her greatly.” –Tina

“Diane, such an amazing soul. I wish I could work with you longer. I will miss your smile! I wish you all the health and happiness and the best is yet to come! Lost of love.” -Josie Paradiso

We will miss having Diane with us at the Plastic Surgery Clinic. Over her long career, she has accumulated a vast and in depth knowledge about plastic surgery and nonsurgical treatments that have been a great resource for her coworkers and patients. She has taken care of so many patients and made them feel great about themselves!”-Dr. Jamil Ahmad

“Dear Miss Diane, Not sure where to start other than who am I going to eat licorice with, have my laughs with and confide in? Diane it has been quite the ride with you, you are very special.” –Linda Aiello

“Hey Diane, It has been such a pleasure to work with you. You have been such an incredible support and your insight has been invaluable. You will be so missed. Really, it has been such an hour to work along side you. Love you and miss you” -Rosie Perconti

“Diane…Professionalism beyond… Strong, silent type. She gave her all everyday can put the PSC on the map. Her patients adore her, her co-workers included. It will not be the same without you. Enjoy the next chapter in your life. I can honestly say from my depths of my heart, I will miss you. We all will. Vas con Dios.” –Lisa Mauro Pie