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Tuning into Radio Frequencies for Better Skin

As Hollywood is coming to the end of its’ celebrated Awards Season, I was asked to join the morning show on iHeartRadio CHUM FM to discuss how celebrities get red carpet ready.  For those who aren’t yet tuned in by 6:15 in the morning, the segment can be heard here.  It’s always a pleasure to chat with  Roger & Marilyn. On this particular segment I was there to discuss non-invasive treatments to help put your best self forward, including one of the newest procedures at The Plastic Surgery Clinic – Venus Viva Diamond Polar Treatments. So here’s the scoop on our latest new skin care technology

Venus Viva

Venus Viva is a new technology that helps to diminish signs of skin damage, including acne, stretch marks, rosacea, enlarged pores, deep wrinkles, uneven skin, dyschromia and other pigmentation. The new Venuis Viva can be used on patients of any skin type and any skin colour.

So how is Venus Viva different? Venus Viva delivers NanoFractional (high intensity) Radio Frequency, via tiny pins through the skin’s surface, creating micro dermal areas of collagen stimulation. This signals your body to activate your natural wound response, and accelerates the formation of new, healthy tissue. Since the micro stimulated areas are so small, there is less down time for healing and less discomfort than traditional CO2 lasers, while still producing beautiful results.

At The Plastic Surgery Clinic, we work to enhance your Venus Viva treatment with the DiamondPolar applicator, which works to improve results by further diminishing lines and wrinkles. Using Multi-Polar Radio Frequency and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields, the DiamondPolar applicator produces uniform heat under the skin’s surface. This process helps to naturally boost collagen and elastin fibers, to produce firmer, smoother skin, creating a plump and youthful appearance.

The Venus Viva treatment may give very mild discomfort, but is not painful. You will feel a sensation like tiny pins on the skin followed by a little zap, then your skin may feel warm, like a minor sunburn. For treatments in more sensitive areas, a topical numbing cream may be applied to reduce any discomfort.

Treatments may last from 20 to 45 minutes, depending on  the size and location of the treatment area. Since every person has unique skin properties and conditions, the number of treatments to achieve the best results may vary. Downtime following treatment is minimal, with most patients returning to regular skin care and makeup routines after 24 hours. Venus Viva and DiamondPolar applicator treatments act to super-charge natural responses in the body. Therefore, the results take time to reach their full effect, but are long lasting and safe for all skin tones.

With any treatment it is important that your care is personalized to meet your personal needs. At The Plastic Surgery Clinic, we consult with each of our patients individually to ensure we are using the best combination of tools to create the most beautiful, natural results. After all, the best compliment you can often receive, is to hear you look fresh and well rested. Now that’s something to strive for!


Dr. Ahmad Shares Buttock Augmentation Research Findings

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Buttock Augmentation procedures with fat grafting (also commonly known as Brazilian Butt Lift) have been in high demand this past year. With this surgery becoming one of the latest trends among celebrities and now patients, conversations about safety concerns have become even more important. Although the results are typically satisfying to patients and complications are rare, there are always risks associated with any surgery performed.

Thanks to research and innovation in this area, surgeons have performed successful procedures by following proper techniques, protocols, and research outcomes and by customizing their surgical plan to each patient’s specific anatomy. With our clinic performing over 100 Butt Augmentations in a year, we are one of the most experienced practices when it comes to these procedure.

As Director of Research and Education at The Plastic Surgery Clinic, Dr. Jamil Ahmad ensures that we always stay up to date on the latest scientific developments for every procedure we perform. Thanks to his active role in research and education, he is often asked to contribute to broader conversations among surgeons around the world. He sat down with peer-reviewed medical journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, to discuss a recent article on safety and buttock augmentation that appears in the January 2018 issue.

Learn more about this article on the buttock augmentation procedure.


Dr. Ryan Austin Joins The Plastic Surgery Clinic Team

The Plastic Surgery Clinic is pleased to announce that Dr. Ryan Austin has joined Dr. Frank Lista and Dr. Jamil Ahmad on our surgical team. Dr. Austin is already a familiar face at the clinic as he has performed countless operations at the clinic during his plastic surgery training at the University of Toronto. Thanks to his breadth of knowledge and experience, Dr. Austin is well known for the natural-looking results he achieves with specialties including breast surgery, abdominoplasty, body contouring after weight loss, liposuction and fat transfer, and hand rejuvenation.

Born and raised in Toronto, Dr. Austin completed his BSc at Queen’s University where he remained on the Dean’s Honour List with Distinction, a designation granted to the top 3% of all undergraduate students in the arts and science program. He later received his MD at the University of Toronto where he was the recipient of numerous awards. Dr. Austin completed his residency training at the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto—one of the largest plastic surgery training programs in the world. He recently completed clinical fellowship training at The Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center / Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. This orthopaedic hand surgery practice is one of the oldest and most distinguished in the USA.

Dr. Austin wins the Dr. Hugh Thompson Humanitarian award

Dr. Austin remains an active contributor to plastic surgery research. His work has been published as textbook chapters in addition to numerous scientific articles some of the most esteemed peer review plastic surgery journals. These publications include Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (PRS), the Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ) and Clinics in Plastic Surgery. His scientific lectures have been presented at national and international meetings. These accolades offer a small glimpse of an even longer list of impressive achievements. Learn more about Dr. Austin and find out why we couldn’t be happier to have him on our team.

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Austin as a surgeon at The Plastic Surgery Clinic, particularly as we are now able to offer our patients the unique and tremendous advantage of a collaborative surgical team. Together our co-MRP’s are able to share new innovations, assist one another in surgery, and provide our patients with the collective knowledge and experience of these brilliant surgeons. We know our patients are seeking out the best plastic surgeons in Toronto and we are proud to boast a team of three who have an international reputation for providing the best results with the safest, state-of-the-art approach possible.


Dr. Lista Talking the “Ivanka Trump Look” on Global News

ivanka-trump-beautyBoth surgical and non-surgical treatments for the face have become increasingly popular in the aesthetic industry with a growing number of plastic surgeons providing various facial rejuvenation treatments on their patients. Nowadays, patients are aiming to contour the jawline, resulting in a younger looking (and slimmer looking) face. With that being said, achieving a natural, beautiful look is one of the primary goals when it comes to plastic surgery.

For years, Hollywood celebrities have provided women with inspiration for their plastic surgery desires. Today, however, there’s a new beauty icon taking over – and no, she doesn’t appear on the big screen. Ivanka Trump’s look is beginning to spark more and more interest, inspiring women of all ages to opt for the beautiful, natural look she has. Don’t believe us? See what our very own Dr. Lista has to say about this new norm here.

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Dr. Ahmad Named to the Board of Directors for the Rhinoplasty Society

CaptureWe are pleased to announce that our very own Dr. Jamil Ahmad has been named to the Board of Directors of the Rhinoplasty Society. The Rhinoplasty Society – a group that consists of surgeons throughout the world who specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose – is a prestigious organization dedicated to the education of surgeons interested in nasal contouring and nasal surgery. Many of the world’s most respected surgeons are members of this society and they are dedicating their efforts as educators to improve the quality of rhinoplasty surgery worldwide.

Members of the Rhinoplasty Society are qualified surgeons who have gone through an extensive vetting process. They are considered innovators in their field and deeply committed to aesthetic and reconstructive nasal surgery. Moreover, members must be board certified by one of the following: The American Board of Plastic Surgery, The American Board of Otolaryngology, The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery or an equivalent foreign examining board.

Capture1As the Co-Editor of both textbooks Dallas Rhinoplasty – Nasal Surgery by the Masters, 3rd Ed. and Secondary Rhinoplasty by the Global Masters, Dr. Ahmad is an expert rhinoplasty surgeon. Dr. Ahmad has been invited to lecture about rhinoplasty around the world. Dr. Ahmad is best known for his natural results making him highly sought after by patients of all ethnicities. He performs both primary and secondary or revision rhinoplasty. Not only is he sought after for his expertise in rhinoplasty but also for the outstanding results he delivers in facial rejuvenation procedures, breast surgery, body contouring after weight loss, liposuction, and revisional aesthetic surgery.

In addition to being the only plastic surgeon in Canada to complete his residency training at the world renowned Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Dr. Ahmad is the first Canadian to be on the Board of Directors for the Rhinoplasty Society. Additionally, he is only the second Canadian to serve on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

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