The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic Blog

The opioid crisis is a huge problem in Canada. So what are we doing about it at The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic?

By now, everyone knows that opioids like fentanyl, hydromorphone and Percocet, among other drugs, are a big problem in Canada. How big? Sixteen Canadians are hospitalized every day with opioid related overdoses. In the year 2016, 2861 Canadians died of an opioid overdose. That’s eight people, every single day of the year. That is more than the number of people killed in all the car accidents on all the highways in Canada. What does this have to do with Canadian doctors in general and the team at The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in particular? One common pathway into the world of … Continue reading »

Laura talks the Holy Grail of skincare.

Hello to all you summer-babies, you sun-worshippers, you cottage-goers! Do you remember Baz Luhrmann? Allow me to enlighten you if not. In 1999, he released a song to that year’s graduating classes with some life advice. It started out like this: Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ’99, Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, Sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists […] Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth, oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until … Continue reading »

How can I address my Marionette Lines?

Brilliant solutions for wrinkles and creases. Marionette lines are a common concern amongst our patients, and they can be a source of frustration, making patients appear older than they feel.  What are marionette lines? Marionette lines are vertical creases that extend from the outside corners of your mouth down to the jawline on either side of the chin. These are often deeper and more noticeable than other wrinkles which are less prominent on the face. Deep wrinkles like marionette lines are often sources of concern for our patients, as they are a natural part of aging, but can be a … Continue reading »

What can ThermiSmooth® do for you?

Smooth, tighten and transform aging skin. As we age, our skin produces less collagen and can become lax, lined, and develop wrinkles as a result. As we age, our skin produces less collagen and as a result can become lax, lined, and wrinkled. We all gain wisdom and experience as we grow older, and often this comes with the confidence to navigate new horizons. It also usually comes with sagging skin and wrinkles. Don’t let the effects of aging hold you back! Are you ready for your inner radiance to shine through your skin? ThermiSmooth® is a brilliant option for … Continue reading »

Our experts answer all your skincare questions.

Looking to treat your aesthetic concerns without surgery or invasive procedures? Our amazing Beauty Nurse® team has put together a series to give our patients the best information on the three pillars of non-surgical intervention: injectables, lasers, and skincare.   Last month, Beauty Nurse Natalie walked us through the role of lasers in skin rejuvenation. This month we’re exploring skincare, with Beauty Nurses Natalie and Majid. Skincare can feel like a maze – let our Beauty Nurse® team guide you through it!   Q: A lot of people don’t know where to start when it comes to skincare! There are so many options … Continue reading »

Meet Our Surgeons

The talented, experienced plastic surgeons at our Kitchener-Waterloo clinic have the advanced training to create exceptional, natural-looking results that meet the individual needs of our patients. The collaborative nature of our practice benefits patients in many ways.

Dr. Robert Shenker Dr. Stephanie Ma
The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic