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Do I Need Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck?

How Are Tummy Tucks and Liposuction Different? Let’s Learn the Facts. If you’re concerned about loose, hanging skin or excess fat on your tummy, you might find yourself Googling what surgical options might work for you. But the internet isn’t always the best place to find medical or surgical advice. We often have patients who are understandably confused about what operation will actually meet their needs. Let’s explore the differences between liposuction and tummy tucks so you can get a sense of which one might be right for you.  What does Liposuction do? During a liposuction procedure, suction is used … Continue reading »

Should I Get a Facelift? Here’s What You Need to Know

Everything You Need To Know About Getting a Facelift Is a facelift right for me? A facelift could be the right surgery to meet your goals if you have consistent concerns about excess skin in the jowls and neck, deflation of your cheeks, the mysterious disappearance of your jawline, or the way that your face has aged in general.  Whether or not a facelift is right for you is best established by  meeting with an experienced surgeon for an in-depth consultation, and reflecting on how the surgery’s benefits, costs, and outcomes could positively affect your life. Overall, a facelift is … Continue reading »

A Legacy of Surgical Excellence: 45 Years in Waterloo

Part 1: Choosing a surgeon This new blog series celebrates a special milestone for us at The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic; our heritage building has been home to beautiful surgical outcomes for over four decades! Last November also marked 15 years of Dr. Shenker’s surgical work, caring for patients and offering surgical solutions that change lives.  Albert Einstein famously said “Experience is knowledge. Everything else is information.” When our surgeons Dr. Shenker and Dr. Ma started their journey as surgeons, they came equipped with information and expertise. But an essential part of what makes them great surgeons is the experience they … Continue reading »

The Truth About Plastic Surgery

Here’s a blog by our own Dr. Shenker, where he explores his early perceptions and the truth he knows now about plastic surgeons. Once upon a time, a long, long time ago as a medical student contemplating my future career, I thought plastic surgeons were the happiest of all the different subtypes of surgeons. Why did I think that?  Through the eyes of an aspiring medical student, plastic surgeons seemed to me to have a great thing going on: they didn’t have to operate in the middle of the night on stinky perforated bowels like the general surgeons. They didn’t … Continue reading »

Meet Ashley Mercer, our newest Beauty Nurse®

We’re pleased to welcome our newest Beauty Nurse® Ashley Mercer (RN). We’re highly selective about who we bring on board, but we knew right away that Ashley was a great fit for our team. Our Beauty Nurse team brings a wealth of experience to each cosmetic treatment –– to refresh, rejuvenate, and restore your natural beauty. Ashley brings a unique skill set with her clinical experience and incredible attention to detail. Ashley comes to us with a rich resume full of clinical experience and formative training. Ashley graduated from The University of Ottawa with her BScN in 2008 and started her career as a new graduate in … 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
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