Canada’s Top Cosmetic Facial Surgeons
Written by Shawn Trumpfeller
26 October 2022
“Some jobs can’t have bad apples. At some jobs, everybody gotta be good” (Rock, 2018).
Cosmetic facial surgery is one of those delicate jobs being referred to, and anyone picking up that scalpel should be extremely qualified because, unlike other parts of the body, the face cannot be easily concealed. Unfortunately, bad apple cases have led to permanent disfigurement, and in extreme cases, death. But there’s good news! In this article, we'll go over some factors to consider before choosing a surgeon, as well as spotlight some of Canada’s Top Cosmetic Facial Surgeons who are indisputably at the top of their game. These professionals have approximately one hundred years of combined experience, and each has at least ten years of education in this discipline.
ARE COSMETIC FACIAL SURGEONS AND PLASTIC SURGEONS THE SAME?
This isn't one of those “potato, potahto” situations where both words are interchangeable or imply the exact same thing. Cosmetic facial surgery is a subspecialty of Otorhinolaryngology (OHNS). OHNS is a medical specialty concerned with the surgical and medical treatment of the head and neck. Plastic surgery, on the other hand, focuses on surgical and non-surgical procedures that serve to improve the overall appearance of the whole body. To summarize, cosmetic facial surgery is a subspecialty of plastic surgery that requires a qualified plastic surgeon to undergo one-year fellowship in order to participate in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the head, face, and neck. (“Otorhinolaryngology,”2020).
BEFORE BOOKING THAT “FACE” CHANGING APPOINTMENT, DO THIS….
To avoid falling prey to “bad apples”, look past the probably filtered before-and-after Instagram photos and critically examine the plastic surgeon's credentials. According to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada's Specialty Training Requirement document, all accredited plastic surgeons must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university as well as a minimum of five years of approved residency in Otolaryngology (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2018). For further specialty in face related surgeries, the residency must be followed by an additional one-year fellowship training.
Check the doctor's profile to ensure that at least these minimal requirements are met. Then, proceed to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons' directory to double-check his/her accreditation status with this apex regulatory body.
Our top picks, in no particular order, not only meet these basic qualifications, but are also active and well-known in the field of reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery in Canada. While some serve on committees at prestigious educational institutions such as the University of Toronto, others have authored medical publications in their fields of expertise.
Majority of clients commend these six surgeons for their professional knowledge, natural-looking results, after-care services, and the overall customer service experienced at their respective clinics.
MEET CANADA’S TOP COSMETIC FACIAL SURGEONS.
Dr. 6ix, as he is widely regarded, is one of Canada's most well-known facial surgeons, having studied and worked with some of the world's top reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgeons over the last sixteen years. After attaining his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Toronto, he went on to pursue a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Manitoba. He subsequently proceeded to the Empire State to complete his fellowship training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY. He is a member of various professional bodies, including the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is widely regarded as an influential figure in the field of plastic surgery.
Aside from his academic and professional achievements, he is responsible for helping patients attain their physical body goals, thereby increasing their mental esteem. He is well-known for working closely with patients both before and after their procedures. Finally, his ability to stay at the top of his game despite all odds further demonstrates his dedication to the field, competency and growth mentality.
Dubbed the “doctor of humanity” by one of his many satisfied clients, Dr. Dimitrios Motakis is a graduate of McGill University. He received his medical degree (MD), doctorate in medical research (PhD), and residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery from this institution. Dr. Motakis is a board-certified plastic surgeon with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC). He subsequently went on to complete a facial cosmetic surgery speciality fellowship. Aside from his many triumphs and age-defying results,
He is well-known among clients for offering one of the best post-surgery treatments in Canada.
Dr. Javidnia, Ottawa's only female cosmetic facial surgeon, is passionate about helping patients achieve their goals of restoring, correcting, or altering the face, the body's most noticeable feature. Like her professional counterparts, she pursued an Otolaryngology residency training (ear, nose and throat) after graduating from Western University with a Bachelor of Science degree. The residency was followed by a fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the renowned University of California. Unlike many in her field, she furthered her education by earning a Master’s Degree in Public Health at Harvard University. Dr. Javidnia provides patients with detailed information about their upcoming treatments and is well-liked by them for being a good communicator.
Dr. Asaria, the founder of FACE Cosmetic Surgery, is one of Toronto's few licensed hair transplant surgeons. His remarkable credentials include a Bachelor's degree and a five-year residency in Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery from the University of Toronto.
He completed a facial plastic surgery fellowship at the University of Michigan under the tutelage of Dr. Shan Baker, a renowned surgeon. He has co-authored several publications in the field of otolaryngology, in addition to being a clinical lecturer at the University of Toronto and Humber River Hospital. His clients enthusiastically recommend him, and sometimes hailed as the “Hollywood nose” surgeon.
With over 23 years of experience, Dr. Solomon is known for his technical expertise in facial cosmetic plastic surgery. He completed his medical school and residency at the University of Toronto. Like his colleagues, he enhanced his skills in facial, nasal cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery by pursuing his fellowship programme in this field for an extra year. He is currently a faculty member of the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto. His ability to focus solely on face and neck-related surgeries over the years, unlike many others, may have contributed to his exceptional skills in rhinoplasty, facelift, eyelift (blepharoplasty), otoplasty, and facial implants.
Among several positive reviews for the face and hair transplant specialist, clients Among several positive reviews for the face and hair transplant specialist, clients frequently mention Dr. Alexander's humility, care, and communication skills. He is well-known for patiently addressing concerns, and alleviating fears regarding forthcoming treatments. Even after the procedures are performed, the majority of clients consider him to be easily accessible for follow ups. He was accepted into the University of Toronto Head & Neck Surgery Otolaryngology) Program for his residency after graduating from Queen's College Medical School. He was designated Chief Resident during this time. He spent the next two years at New York University in Manhattan doing his fellowship training, honing his skills in facelifts and other facial operations. Dr. Alexander's reputation for delivering candid and extensive analysis of patients' faces and necks during consultation stems from the belief that every patient should be treated with care, just as he would his own mother.
In addition to the other prestigious memberships they belong to, these cosmetic facial surgeons are board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Although having adequate education and technical expertise, as these outstanding surgeons do is vital, but we can't deny that there are other practitioners with comparable qualifications who aren't on our list of Canada’s Top Cosmetic Facial Surgeons. Their capacity to genuinely care for, connect with, and engage patients on an individual basis – in addition to their expertise and qualifications – endears them to clients.
That, in itself, is the difference-maker.