The Art of Beauty is Back


Join us on Thursday, May 28th – 2015
3pm – 8pm at The Plastic Surgery Clinic in Mississauga – 1421 Hurontario Street
10am – 8pm at the Miracle 10 Boutique & The Plastic Surgery Clinic in Toronto – 67 Scollard Street

RSVP to the Mississauga Event or call 416-622-0606 ext. 206
RSVP to the Yorkville Event 
or call 416-928-2209

* some restrictions on offer availability apply depending on location; please see fine print at the end of this post for details

One of our all-time favourite client appreciation events is back again for 2015! Working with all of our amazing clients is what makes our job so rewarding. We know that every person who walks through our doors is considering making a big decision. Whether you’re interested in non-surgical treatments like injections, or thinking about undergoing cosmetic surgery, we appreciate the trust you place in us when you choose to have your procedure at The Plastic Surgery Clinic and The Plastic Surgery Skincare Clinic. We really are lucky to be the ones who get to help see you through your own process of looking and feeling great. That’s why it’s so important to us to show our appreciation as often as possible.

Every year we host a number of big events, and one of the best has got to be The Art of Beauty. This summer beauty event takes place at both our Toronto and Mississauga locations and comes with all kinds of special offers, great gifts, and amazing treats. Join us on Thursday, May 28th to enjoy the following:

20% off Botox Cosmetic, Juvéderm, peels, lasers, and Miracle 10 Skincare
• $25 off Latisse ($25 rebate with purchase of one 5ml bottle or two 3ml bottles)
• amazing savings on CoolSculpting - for every $1500 you spend, you’ll receive $250 off
- spend $1500 receive $250 off
- spend $3000 receive $500 off
- spend $6000 receive $1000 off
• enter to win up to $5,000 in non-surgical treatments
special for clients new to Botox Cosmetic: purchase a minimum of two CoolSculpting cycles and receive 10 free units of Botox Cosmetic
• live demonstrations
• complimentary makeovers
• digital visualizations of your intended treatment
• complimentary sparkling beverages and savoury canapés
• complimentary valet parking

PLUS attend the event and receive a gift bag valued at $300 (you just need to attend one demo and one lecture to be eligible for the gift bag giveaway). You’ll also be able to register for our new Brilliant Distinctions rewards program, a loyalty program that gives you great savings on Botox Cosmetic, Juvéderm, and Latisse products.

Space is limited! RSVP now to make sure you don’t miss out on these unbeatable offers.

  • Everything listed above is available at The Plastic Surgery Clinic in Mississauga, 1421 Hurontario Street.
  • Available at our Toronto location: 20% off non-surgical treatments, exclusive offers, sparkling beverages and canapés at the Miracle 10 Boutique & The Plastic Surgery Clinic in Yorkville, 67 Scollard Street.
  • Non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments include: injectables, fillers, Miracle 10 facial peel treatments, all laser treatments. Offer is not applicable towards SoftLift™ packages.
  • Patients selecting the CoolSculpting with free Botox Cosmetic offer must be new to Botox Cosmetic at our clinic.
  • For Latisse rebate: you will receive your $25 off via mail-in rebate. One of our patient co-ordinators will help you arrange these details. 
  • New patients must schedule a 15 minute private appointment for a consultation with our RPN to determine your treatment plan. All nurses and clinicians will be available throughout May 28th, 2015 for consultation. Purchases are non-transferable. Special offers are only available for purchase on May 28th, 2015 at The Plastic Surgery Clinic in both Mississauga and Yorkville.


Bridal Beauty: Dr. Lista in Elevate Magazine

Dr. Lista in Elevate MagazinePlanning a wedding can be a stressful endeavour many months in the making. When there are so many details to keep track of, sometimes your own wants and needs to look your best on your big day can slip through the cracks. Elevate Magazine has put together a helpful guide to beauty planning for brides-to-be, complete with a month-to-month timeline for those interested in a range of different beauty options, from hair and makeup, to non-surgical treatments, to cosmetic surgery.

This special bridal feature includes the expert advice of our very own founder and medical director, Dr. Frank Lista. What can be done in the 3-6 months leading up to the wedding day? For brides who are looking to lose that extra inch or two in problem areas including the tummy, outer thighs, and love handles (especially for curve-hugging dresses) CoolSculpting can achieve that body slimming effect with no surgery and no downtime. As Dr. Lista explains, “your initial results will appear within three months, but if [you choose to have] more than one session per treatment area, you might want to allow for six months’ time.”

To see the full article and find out more about liposuction, breast augmentation, facial fillers, makeup, hair and more for brides, click here.


Our Mississauga Location Now Open Saturdays

The Plastic Surgery Clinic MississaugaYou wanted it, and now you’ve got it! We are pleased to announce that The Plastic Surgery Skincare Clinic in Mississauga will now be open on Saturdays following our regular hours, from 9:00-5:00. We’re so glad to be able to better accommodate our busy patients who have to rearrange their hectic schedules in order to schedule weekday appointments with us, and to make more more skin rejuvenation treatments available than ever before—great news for all of our patients.

For patients located in the downtown Toronto area, our Yorkville location will continue to be open during its regularly scheduled hours. You can schedule appointments with us Monday-Friday from 10:00-6:00 and Saturdays from 10:00-5:00.

To book your free consultation with us at either location, call us toll free at 1-866-803-6415 or email us at, or you can visit our website and fill out a request for information.

About Our Clinic: Did you know that The Plastic Surgery Clinic in Mississauga was actually custom designed in direct consultation with Dr. Lista? It was built from the ground up with patient safety and comfort in mind. Each architectural element was specially created to take into account everything we know that improves patient care and experience. Some of these important components include privacy of access, eliminating sight lines from nearby streets, and enabling an efficient flow of patients and staff throughout the building for greater safety and overall experience. By studying all of the available medical literature on improving patient wellbeing, Dr. Lista helped create the best facility possible. That’s just one of the many factors that led to it becoming Canada’s largest and busiest plastic surgery clinic.


The Best Skin Care for Your Skin Type

skin-care-for-your-skin-typeHere at The Plastic Surgery Clinic, we’re all about achieving natural looking results. One way we do that is by always customizing every treatment to each individual patient. A one-size-fits-all approach is just not going to get the best results, and while it takes more time to carefully consult with each person who comes through our doors, it also helps us deliver an outcome that looks beautiful, natural, and makes our patients feel great. Customization is key.

The same is true for our approach to skin care. To get beautiful results that make you feel great, it really is essential that your skin care regimen is completely tailored to your skin type. Dry or delicate skin has very different needs from oily or acne prone skin; you can be using an incredible product that works wonders for some, but if it’s not suited to your skin type, it can even exacerbate your pre-existing concerns. And if you have combination skin where some parts of your face are  dry and sensitive, while other areas like the nose, chin, and forehead are oily, your skin requires a combination of treatments that can address both issues.

There are 3 essential pieces that form the foundation of a great skin care routine: a cleanser, a toner, and a moisturizer. Let’s break those steps down. Cleansing is an important first step that helps remove makeup, excess oil, and impurities that have built up throughout the day. You need a cleanser that leaves your face feeling clean and fresh, but doesn’t strip away the natural moisture barrier in your skin. If your skin feels tight or a little too “squeaky clean” after cleansing for 1 minute and rinsing with warm water, your cleanser is too harsh. Some acne-prone patients think they need to strip away that oil as much as possible, but this can have the opposite effect. The skin tends to overcompensate for any unnatural dryness by producing more oil—definitely not the desired effect.

Toning seems to be the most frequently neglected step in the average skin care routine. Maybe it’s because the usefulness of cleanser and moisturizer are more obvious; we all want clean skin, and we all want supple, moisturized skin. What does a toner even do, after all? When you cleanse your face, you interfere with the skin’s natural pH balance. The pH balance refers to the acid-alkaline ratio present in the skin. The right balance between acidity and alkalinity will help to prevent dryness, sensitivity, and breakouts. Studies show that poor pH equalization can even contribute to the formation of wrinkles. That’s where toner comes in. When you use the right toner for your skin type, you bring those factors back into balance.

For dry skin types (sensitive, prone to redness and irritation) I often recommend Miracle 10 toner, since it calms and refreshes skin with ingredients like aloe vera and antioxidants while also gently balancing pH levels. For acne-prone and oily skin (excess oil, breakouts, uneven skin tone) I usually recommend something like solution II, which balances pH and helps combat oil production while also exfoliating dead skin cells.

As we all know, finishing with a good moisturizer is key. If you’re like us and find yourself battling Toronto winters each year, you know that a good moisturizer in cold weather can work wonders. It helps protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier and corrects and prevents the look of fine lines. Dry skin types should look for moisturizers that contain hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body and helps retain over a 1000 times its weight in water in skin cells. Acne-prone skin types should keep an eye out for salicylic acid in their moisturizers, which helps combat breakouts. During summer months, you might want to switch it up with a light weight serum, as long as it doesn’t leave an oily residue.

From there, there are plenty of boosters you can add to your regimen (think retinol and specially formulated eye treatments, for example) and as always, you need to wear sunscreen every single day, rain or shine. Not only does it support your skin health by protecting it from sun damage, it also helps prevent visible signs of aging in the long run.

Dr. Ahmad and I prescribe the use of Miracle 10 to our patients as part of our regular professional care. The full line includes a wide range of products that work with all different skin types, and the website features a helpful skin analysis tool if you need some help determining your type.


Dr. Lista Named RealSelf 100 Award Recipient


RealSelf is the world’s largest online community and trusted resource for learning and sharing information about all kinds of different elective cosmetic treatments, whether surgical or non-surgical. Those who are looking for reviews, answers, and before and after photo collections come to RealSelf to help make informed decisions about their health, wellbeing, and appearance. Dr. Lista is thankful to continually have the opportunity to engage with the community and to offer help and support whenever possible, as potential patients everywhere have a right to be completely informed and confident in their decision-making as it pertains to their health.

We’re thrilled to announce that Dr. Lista was recently named a recipient of the RealSelf 100 award, which recognizes the most influential top tier of board certified aesthetic doctors active within the community. Out of the thousands of doctors who volunteer their time to contribute to the site, these top 100 “have an outstanding record of positive consumer feedback, and have empowered millions of people by providing expert information that extends far beyond a five-star rating.” We tend to find that the best candidate for surgical and non-surgical procedures alike is a well-informed patient who has realistic expectations and goals. That’s why this type of distinction is so important to us, designating Dr. Lista as one of the top surgeons from around the world helping to improve patient knowledge and education.

In honour of their achievement, the photos of the esteemed doctors on the RealSelf 100 list appeared on the Times Square jumbotron in New York City (that’s Dr. Lista on the far right, 2nd row down). When most plastic surgeons start out their rigorous med school training, they probably don’t imagine achieving jumbotron status down the road. We’re proud of the contributions Dr. Lista has made to warrant this well-deserved achievement.