Why Choose a Plastic Surgeon?

Not all practitioners in Canada are certified plastic surgeons. Due diligence is recommended.

In Canada, a Plastic Surgeon is a surgical specialist who has:

  • received a medical degree,
  • completed a minimum of 5 years of study and training in surgery,
  • demonstrated successful completion of training,
  • passed a rigorous examination process overseen by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and
  • been deemed qualified and certified to practice reconstructive and aesthetic (cosmetic) plastic surgery
If any part of the body is abnormal or needs reconstruction to restore function or appearance after birth, cancer or accidents, Plastic Surgeons are there to help.

Plastic Surgeons are more than experts in cosmetic surgery; they also surgically reconstruct or repair:

  • Hand and facial injuries
  • Large wounds including burns
  • Skin defects from skin cancer
  • Breasts
  • Congenital deformities like cleft lips and abnormal hands
  • Leg, hand, face, and skull after severe accidents

A number of organizations in Canada can help you ensure your practitioner is a certified specialist in plastic surgery: