Social media has forever changed the face of plastic surgery; Surgeons are now more accessible and have taken to instagram and other social media channels to post before-and-after images.
Many Plastic Surgeons run Instagram Lives and even allow for basic questions through comments.
The 8 Plastic Surgeons ahead are some of our favorites to follow in Toronto, Canada.
1. Dr. Romy Ahluwalia
Dr. Romy Ahluwalia is a Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Plastic Surgeon in Toronto specializing in the full spectrum of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures. He is an attending staff surgeon with hospital privileges at Humber River Hospital and a proud member of Avenue Plastic Surgery in Toronto.
Dr. Romy grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba before embarking on his undergraduate studies at Western University. Upon completing his pre-medical studies with high distinctions and honours, he returned to Winnipeg to attend medical school at the prestigious Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba.
After 4 years of rigorous medical school studies, he was accepted into one of two highly coveted positions at Western University, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program. Throughout his residency training, Dr. Romy was continually praised for his outstanding surgical talent, good bedside manners and his compassionate character.
2. Dr. Waqqas Jalil
Dr. Waqqas Jalil is a highly trained plastic surgeon with education, expertise, and experience in reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery. He had the great privilege of being trained in both Canada and the United States; an opportunity that allowed him access to world class education, techniques, and innovations.
Dr. Jalil began his medical education at the University of Saskatchewan, where he spent four years and graduated with honours. Shortly thereafter, he completed an intensive plastic surgery residency training program through the University of Manitoba. It was during this residency training that Dr. Jalil developed his passion for breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery.
This passion took him to New York City where he was accepted into the prestigious Lenox Hill Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Fellowship Program for Breast Reconstruction and Aesthetics. This further sub-specialization provided Dr. Jalil with the opportunity to work and train with some of the most skilled aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeons in the world. While there, he was able to refine his techniques and skills while also expanding upon the latest, most advanced plastic surgery procedures. Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr. Jalil was recruited back to Toronto where he was brought on at North York General Hospital, specializing in the reconstruction of oncological defects with an expertise in breast reconstruction and skin cancer treatments.
In addition to his surgical practice at FORM Face + Body, Dr. Jalil stays active academically in both research and teaching at the University of Toronto. Outside of work, Dr. Jalil enjoys staying active with running and biking, attending sporting events (Go Raptors!) and pretty much anything related to food.
3. Dr. Dimitrios Motakis
Dr. Dimitrios Motakis is a graduate of McGill University, where he completed his medical degree (MD), his doctorate in medical research (PhD), as well as his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Motakis is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC). He has also subspecialized in aesthetic and breast surgery.
Dr. Motakis has made numerous scientific contributions in medicine and specifically in plastic surgery. He has received several honors and awards including the Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC) Scholarship. He has authored several chapters in facial rejuvenation and has given several presentations and lectures to professionals and the general public. He has also published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and magazines. Dr. Motakis has also actively engaged as an instructor for the Plastic Surgery Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship Program with the University of Toronto.
4. Dr. Mohammed Elahi
Dr. Mohammed Elahi is a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in the Greater Toronto Area.
Dr. Elahi is amongst one of only three other surgeons in Canada qualified in the two different specialties of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons. He is one of the best trained Plastic Surgeons, having had extensive plastic surgery training in Montreal at McGill University (Canada), UCLA in Los Angeles (USA), Providence Hospital in Michigan (USA), and Temple University in Philadelphia (USA). Dr. Elahi has complemented this diverse training with supplemental plastic surgery experiences in Italy, France, and Turkey. During many years of plastic surgery training, he has had the unique opportunity to work with some of the most prominent plastic surgeons in the world where Dr. Elahi has had the chance to hone his skills and develop an artistic eye for natural results in aesthetic plastic surgery.
5. Dr. Philip Solomon
Dr. Solomon is a Plastic Surgeon with 20+ years of experience whose specialty includes full range of Facial Cosmetic Plastic Surgical procedures with research interests in Nasal Airflow and Outcomes in Facial Plastic Surgery.
Due to the fact that Dr. Solomon specializes specifically in surgery of the face and neck, he has a highly advanced skill set in his primary expertise, which include rhinoplasty, facelift, eyelift (Blepharoplasty), otoplasty and facial implants.
Dr. Solomon also has extensive experience in the most up-to-date treatments with facial injectables.
6. Dr. Mitchell Brown
Dr. Mitchell Brown is one of North America’s leading plastic surgeons specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, body contouring and facial aesthetic surgery. Since opening his clinical practice in 1995, Dr. Brown has been an innovator in developing new techniques in the field of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.
He has been invited to give presentations at conferences and symposia in many countries around the world and has performed live surgery demonstrations at major breast surgery meetings.
7. Dr. Sean Rice
Dr. Sean Rice, B.A.(Hons), M.D.,M.Sc.,F.R.C.S.C., is a renowned plastic and cosmetic surgeon, a leading authority on age management and is widely recognized for his published articles in Canadian and international medical journals.
As founder and Director of The Rice Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, Dr. Sean Rice specializes in a comprehensive array of plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures. As a life-long native of Toronto, Dr. Sean Rice earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from York University in Toronto and a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Medicine from McMaster University in Hamilton.
Dr. Rice is frequently called upon to share his expertise as he trains other surgeons in cutting-edge techniques as well being invited to speak at numerous plastic surgery forums and symposia.
8. Dr. Frank Lista
Dr. Frank Lista is the Medical Director and founder of the Plastic Surgery Clinic. He is a board certified specialist in plastic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and one of only a few Canadian plastic surgeons to be board certified in the United States as a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Lista completed his plastic surgery residency and fellowship at the University of Toronto. He has been in practice for over 30 years. Dr. Lista is on active staff at Trillium Health Partners and was Chief of Plastic Surgery at Trillium Health Centre for over 10 years.