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Dr. Lista on Eliminating Fat in Elevate Magazine

Elevate MagazineDr. Lista appears in the latest issue of Elevate magazine for a special feature all about weight loss and eliminating stubborn, unwanted fat. He offers his expert advice in regards to the latest revolutionary non-invasive procedures that can be used to get rid of fat cells.

As Dr. Lista explains, patients who are looking for reliable results with no surgery, no downtime, one of the best options available is CoolSculpting. Not only is it a highly effective non-invasive body contouring treatment, but it’s also an affordable option. For those looking to lose that last inch or two of fat from problem areas, including love handles, muffin top, inner and outer thighs, or the “bra roll” area, CoolSculpting literally freezes away the fat. Over the following weeks and months, your body naturally processes the dead cells and a more contoured figure is slowly revealed. Explaining the technology, Dr. Lista says, “fat freezes at a higher temperature than water, so if you apply something really cold to someone’s fat bulge, the fat cells are going to freeze but the skin won’t.” This means that you can safely eliminate those stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet or exercise without damaging any of the surrounding tissues. Treatment is safe, effective, and easy: many patients are comfortable enough to relax and enjoy reading, checking e-mail, or even taking a quick nap during a typical one hour session.

Most people see an undeniable reduction of fat after a single treatment, and additional sessions may further enhance results. You may start to see results as little as three weeks after treatment, though the most dramatic results tend to be apparent after about two months.

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New Credentials for our Expert Nurse, Jenny

jenny-expert-rnCongratulations to our injection and non-surgical specialist, RN Jenny! We are so proud to announce that she is now officially board certified in Aesthetic Nursing by the Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board (PSNCB) after passing her final examination.

So what does that mean? It means that Jenny has demonstrated a mastery of plastic and reconstructive surgical nursing knowledge and skills, including a familiarity with the latest advances in technology and patient management, and a comprehensive understanding of the principles necessary to create an effective plan for patient care. To qualify, the board required her to have several years of experience as a registered nurse in her area of specialty, to have spent at least 1,000 practice hours within that time perfecting her craft, and to receive endorsement from her supervising physician.

She is now officially qualified to include the CANS (Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist) certification beside her name. There are only five registered nurses in all of Canada who are qualified to do so, and The Plastic Surgery Clinic is thrilled to have one of them on our amazing staff team. We want our patients to know that when we say we want to provide the highest level of care possible, we really mean it. When you come in to receive injection treatments from Jenny, your health, safety, and appearance are in some of the most qualified hands in the entire country.

Well done, Jenny! We are so proud of your continued accomplishments a commitment to patient care.

Want Jenny’s expert advice on the go? Follow her on Twitter at @BeautyNurseTO to keep up with her latest tips and tricks.

 


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?

 


Why 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.

 


Our Free Educational Session: Rhinoplasty Open House

Your nose is an important feature that helps define your face and the way you present yourself to the world. If you want to change the shape of your nose to correct a nasal birth defect or later injury, to relieve breathing problems, or simply to make it look more like you want it to, you probably have a lot of questions about what rhinoplasty can do for you.

The Plastic Surgery Clinic is proud to be home to one of Canada’s most respected plastic surgeons, Dr. Jamil Ahmad, MD, FRCSC. Not only is he the Director of Research and Education at the Clinic, he is also known for delivering beautiful, natural looking results and is sought after for his expertise in rhinoplasty. He has published more than 80 articles and book chapters on plastic surgery and most recently edited what is widely considered the definitive treatise on rhinoplasty – Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery by the Masters, 3rd Edition. He is frequently invited to speak at conferences and events around the world to share his expertise. And let’s face it, it’s a real pleasure to work with him, too!

 

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We’re really excited to be able to pass on his considerable knowledge to those who are curious about rhinoplasty surgery in our upcoming Rhinoplasty Open House event. Join us on Thursday, September 11th from 6-8 and receive a firsthand education session all about the procedure from one of Canada’s top surgeons in the field. You’ll also enjoy complimentary canapés and sparkling beverages, a $300 gift card that can be used toward any non-surgical treatment, two deluxe Miracle 10 skincare samples at no cost, skincare consultations and make up touch-ups, a behind the scenes tour of our state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery facility, and complimentary parking. All of this can be yours, and it’s absolutely free!

Because this is such an in-demand event, unfortunately only limited space is available. You can guarantee your spot with an RSVP before August 27th. Simply give us a call at 1-866-803-6415 and let us know that you’d like to enjoy all these amazing goodies, or send us an email at info@theplasticsurgeryclinic.com and we’ll add you to the list.

“Dr. Ahmad knows the precise techniques required to deliver natural results for every unique patient. It’s why he’s one of only two Canadian surgeons who are members of the prestigious worldwide Rhinoplasty Society.” -Dr. Frank Lista, Founder & Medical Director of The Plastic Surgery Clinic

 

Rhinoplasty Open House
When: Thursday, September 11th – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: The Plastic Surgery Clinic – 1421 Hurontario Street, Mississauga
RSVP Now! Before August 27th.