Bigger Isn’t Always Better: How to Choose the Best Implant Size for You

Doctor Shows Patient Breast Implant Options Closeup HandsFor women considering undergoing breast augmentation surgery, it can be difficult to choose the best size. And, while many people think the bigger the better, this may not always be the case. Most patients who come to our clinic often seek out a natural look, and that’s what both Dr. Lista and Dr. Ahmad are known for achieving. When it comes to breast augmentation surgery, both of our surgeons will always advise their patients to opt for a more natural look. Why? What some patients often forget is that they will have these implants for many years, so how they may want to look in a bikini now isn’t necessarily how they may want to look in the future.

How to Choose the Best Implant Size for You

The decision to get breast implants may be easy, but deciding on the right size may be more difficult. That’s why it’s wise to consult with your surgeon as to what is the right shape and size for your body type. Even though some women feel a desire to go big, it’s important to consider the long term.

When choosing the best implant size, there are usually three steps to follow:

1. Evaluation of Patient’s Body Type

By taking a series of measurements, our surgeons are better able to understand each patient’s anatomy. Such evaluation includes width of breast, distance between the nipple and the fold, areola width and skin elasticity. A detail-oriented understanding of each patient’s anatomy is imperative in order to personalize the breast implant selection, ensuring the patient’s anatomic boundaries are not compromised in any way.

2. Bra Sizers

During your consultation, our surgeons allow patients to try on specially made bra sizers, which are designed to give each patient a reasonable estimate of what specific implant sizes will look like. The sizers are placed underneath a special bra and from there, patients are given time to look in the mirror with or without a shirt on. By giving patients the option to try on various sizers, they can easily find a size that fits their body, lifestyle and aesthetic desires.

3. Empower with Knowledge

The techniques our surgeon’s use during their consultations not only help their patients define the look they desire, but also empower them to be active in the decision-making process. By providing patients with as much knowledge about both the surgical and post-op recovery process, much of the anxiety patients might have felt in the beginning is replaced with confidence and peace of mind.

Choose with Confidence

At The Plastic Surgery Clinic we perform approximately 400 breast augmentation procedures each year, making Dr. Lista and Dr. Ahmad some of the most experienced and innovative breast augmentation surgeons in Canada.

Should you decide to undergo a breast augmentation, 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 a breast augmentation at The Plastic Surgery Clinic, please contact us at to set up a complimentary consultation with Dr. Lista or Dr. Ahmad.

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Take Back Control and Join Us for a Private Educational Session on ThermiVa

open_house_info_session_1As a result of aging, and following childbirth, many women discover that their vaginal muscles and soft tissues have lost tightness and firmness. While completely normal, this can impair or decrease sensation during intercourse with an intimate partner and can even create a negative impact on a woman’s levels of desire. And, while vaginoplasty surgery is an excellent way to help you regain control of your most intimate concerns, we understand that surgery isn’t for everyone.

That’s why we are excited to announce our exclusive ThermiVa open house, which will take place on Tuesday January 17th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. What’s ThermiVa? It’s our first ever non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation treatment that can assist with the following intimate concerns:

(1) Vaginal laxity: ThermiVa can assist in tightening the vaginal opening and the tissues throughout the vagina, which may be needed as a result of vaginal childbirth or the normal aging process.

(2) Mild stress urinary incontinence: There are a number of women who encounter mild bladder leakage during physical activity, or while coughing, lifting, exercising, and have reported a reduction in urinary leaking after ThermiVa treatments.

(3) Sexual dysfunction: ThermiVa treatments may help to strengthen pelvic floor muscular contraction and help to increase nerve sensitivity, which can lead to an improvement in orgasmic function.

(4) Vaginal dryness: Some women have reported an improvement in vaginal lubrication following a ThermiVa treatment, which is likely a result of an increase in blood flow to the vaginal canal.

(5) Cosmetic appearance of the labia: ThermiVa can help tighten soft tissues in the labia majora (outer labia) that help to reduce external sagging. In fact, many women concerned about labial sagging have found this treatment enables them to feel more comfortable when wearing tight clothing, swimwear and exercise apparel.

The Event

You and a female friend are invited to our exclusive ThermiVa open house, which will include an informational seminar from our very own Dr. Lista, complimentary consultations, and each attendee will receive a $200 gift card, which can be used towards your purchase that evening.

Mini Lectures & Patient Testimonials

At The Plastic Surgery Clinic, we pride ourselves in the education we provide each and every one of our patients about the procedures we perform. In fact, we find it imperative to provide open houses about our latest treatments and technological advancements, so that our patients can feel comfortable about choosing us.

Other Offers & Promotions

Our ThermiVa open house will include:

(1) A presentation by Canada’s leading plastic surgeon, Dr. Frank Lista, MD, FRCSC

(2) A patient testimonial about her journey with the procedures

(3) A $200 gift card towards ThermiVa

(4) Complimentary consultation with our medical professionals

(5) Delicious canapés and refreshing beverages

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

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Dr. Ahmad – Not Just a Plastic Surgeon, But a Guardian Angel

dr-ahmad-sue-ann-levyAfter falling into a window while taking out the leaves this past fall and severely cutting her leg, Toronto Sun journalist, Sue-Ann Levy had a rough go during her ER experience at Toronto General. While she was treated by friendly nurses and fairly prompt care, her wound became virulently infected, which left her realizing just how urgently she required additional care.

When our very own Dr. Ahmad learned of Sue-Ann’s experience, he wanted to help in any way possible. Dr. Ahmad kindly reached out to Sue-Ann where he arranged to see her to make sure that her healing process would begin to move in the right direction.

After seeing Sue and assessing her wound, Dr. Ahmad took her under his wing and told her the truth that if the wound didn’t heal properly, she would be in for months of painful surgeries. He also advised her that her upcoming trip to Florida would be too risky and should be postponed until the wound closed up.

Most importantly, Dr. Ahmad got Sue-Ann into wound care at a Toronto Community Care Access Centre clinic where, as she states, she “was given nothing, but excellent treatment for nearly five weeks.” Dr. Ahmad even took time to call Sue-Ann at home to advise her that he was switching up her antibiotic to one that would cure both infections, and she began looking forward to weekly visits and political chats with him at our Mississauga clinic.

We are so proud to share this story, and we take great pride in having Dr. Ahmad on staff at The Plastic Surgery Clinic. Not only is Dr. Ahmad a leading plastic surgeon in the GTA, but he’s also one who provides and unprecedented level of patient care.

To read Sue-Ann Levy’s full story in the Toronto Sun, please click here.

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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.


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.

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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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