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A Record Number of Journal Articles Published by Our Surgeons

dr-lista-dr-ahmad-journal-articlesAs July draws to a close, we’re pleased to look back at a record-breaking month for The Plastic Surgery Clinic. Because we are one of the largest and busiest plastic surgery clinics in Canada, it’s true that Dr. Lista and Dr. Ahmad are frequently very busy meeting with patients for consultations and performing complex surgeries in the operating room. But another important component of their work is keeping up with the latest published research and contributing their own studies to scientific journals. They evaluate the results they have achieved to ensure that their techniques and approaches guarantee the highest safety standards possible for their patients and share this knowledge with other surgeons around the world to help improve patient safety everywhere and to help more patients achieve the best results possible.

This July, Drs. Lista and Ahmad accomplished a significant research feat by publishing three separate journal articles in the same month. This impressive achievement has distinguished them as leading surgeons with unparalleled experience.

Their first article on aesthetic labiaplasty was published by the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Labiaplasty is a procedure that has become more and more popular over time, and as a result, questions pertaining to its safety and effectiveness continue to be raised. Because there are very few published studies that evaluate the results of this surgery, many women and health organizations are uncertain of its efficacy and have concerns about potential complications. Because of this, our plastic surgeons performed a study of 113 of their patients over the past 7 years to help expand the body of knowledge surrounding this procedure. They conclusively proved that the technique used at The Plastic Surgery Clinic maintains a very low complication rate and provides satisfying outcomes for patients. Read more about this study here.

Dr. Lista and Dr. Ahmad have established themselves as worldwide leaders in cosmetic breast surgery, and their second article provides yet another indication of that status. As a follow up to a prior study they published in 2006, their new article on vertical scar breast reduction explains how they have continued to refine their surgical techniques and the modifications they have made to improve the outcomes they are able to achieve and the reliability of the procedure. This latest research, published in the highly esteemed Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, will allow surgeons around the world to benefit from their advances and patients everywhere will experience a safer, state-of-the-art procedure that produces better results with reliable outcomes. Read more about this breast reduction article.

Finally, the third article addresses ways to improve the wound healing complication rates of patients who undergo body contouring procedures after weight loss surgery. Patients who have successfully lost weight after bariatric surgery are often left with excessive loose skin once the weight is gone. Studies have shown that those who choose to undergo body contouring procedures have a better chance of keeping the weight off, maintaining a healthy BMI, and reporting an improved quality of life. Unfortunately, high wound healing complication rates continue to be a problem for these patients. Drs. Lista and Ahmad conclusively proved that these specific complication rates could be improved in these patients if they were administered a protein supplement before and after surgery. The results are an impressive and significant reduction in the infection rate—down to zero. Find out more about this groundbreaking study here.


Miracle 10 Sunscreen Approved by the Melanoma Network of Canada


When it comes to visible signs of aging, one of your skin’s worst enemies is the sun. UVA and UVB rays contribute to skin cell damage and accelerate normal aging processes, leading to uneven skin tone, fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. But beyond that, exposure to UVA and UVB rays can have a detrimental effect on the health of your skin—your body’s largest organ.

The Canadian Cancer society has noted that too many Canadians are choosing not to wear sunscreen, leading to a dangerous increase in skin cancer rates. Dr. Beatrice Wang, director of the melanoma clinic at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, says wearing sunscreen every day can help prevent the development of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. She recommends wearing sunscreen every day. Whether it’s sunny or overcast, your skin is still being affected by harmful UV rays. She also suggests applying a minimum of 1 tsp (approximately 5 mL) of sunscreen to the face alone. Protection all day is important, but it’s most important between 11 am and 4 pm. Wearing a hat and sunglasses to help protect from sun exposure is also a great idea.

Miracle 10 Skincare is proud to announce that one of their best selling products, Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30, has been approved by the Melanoma Network of Canada. In order to support public awareness, education, advocacy and research for melanoma, 5% of all sales will go towards funding their cause. By using Miracle 10 Sunscreen, you can not only protect your skin from damaging UV exposure, but you will also be supporting further research to help prevent skin cancer and help support those who are already battling it.

Miracle 10 is also proud to be the national sponsor of the Strides for Melanoma Walk for Awareness, a community fundraising and awareness event created by the Melanoma Network of Canada that takes place in cities all across the country. The first 500 registrants for this years Strides event will receive a free Miracle 10 Sunscreen. Proceeds raised by this event are crucial in allowing MNC to continue to provide and expand unique support services, create and deliver awareness and prevention education initiatives and support research and advocacy.

Drs. Lista and Ahmad prescribe the use of Miracle 10 skincare to their patients as part of their professional care.


You’re Invited to a Boys’ Night Out


Please join us on Tuesday, June 9th for an evening of cold drinks, delicious charcuterie, special offers, amazing gifts, and styling and grooming tips. Best of all, you’ll be supporting Crossing for a Cause and Melanoma awareness. RSVP now!

What sort of awesome giveaways do we have in store? Over $600 worth of prizes:
- 2 tickets to see the Toronto Blue Jays face the Texas Rangers on June 26th ($146 value)
- an unrestricted foursome voucher to Maples of Ballanrae Golf Club, power cart included ($192 value each)
- one $100 gift card for Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants
- M10 for Men Skincare Starter Collection ($130 value)

Plus you’ll learn from the experts how to make the most of your daily routine for maximum skincare performance, leaving your skin refreshed and ready to face the day.

boysnightout_2Join us at the Miracle 10 boutique in Yorkville (located at 67 Scollard Street, across from the Four Seasons Hotel) and meet special guest Michael McIsaac. A corporate lawyer at Beard Winter LLP, McIsaac is planning to accomplish one of the toughest physical challenges in the world – a long distance swim across Lake Ontario. His goal is to complete a sanctioned marathon swim across the lake commencing in Niagara-on-the-Lake and ending at Marilyn Bell Park, Toronto, to support the fight against melanoma. He’ll share his story and the insights he’s gained by training for this staggering 51km Crossing for a Cause swim he plans to undertake on August 28th. 

A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated in support of Crossing for a Cause and Melanoma Awareness. Learn more about Crossing for a Cause.

Where: Miracle 10 Boutique in Yorkville – 67 Scollard Street
When: Tuesday, June 9th, 6:00-8:00pm
RSVP by email or call us at 416-928-9494 and let us know you plan to attend


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.