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Biologique Recherche Skin Care Products and Facials at TPS

Toronto Plastic Surgery is pleased to announce we have been selected as one of the exclusive distributors of the French skin care brand Biologique Recherche.

Biologique Recherche is most known for the iconic P50 lotion, a cleansing and exfoliating treatment lotion with a unique formula to help the epidermis regain its original regenerative properties.

Home Spa

Purchase Biologique Recherche products at our office or on our website. Prices start at just $37 and shipping is free for orders $125 and above.

Facials

Biologique Recherche fits perfectly with several of our medical aesthetic modalities to enhance and improve the skin condition and appearance. Experience our signature Biologique Recherché facials customized for skin tightening and anti-aging.

Dr. Brown as Visiting Professor at UCLA

Dr. Brown was a Visiting Professor at UCLA on August 7-8, 2018.

The reception was held at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre. While there, Dr. Brown gave an address to the faculty and residents on “Managing the Congenital Breast Deformity” and then spent time with the residents teaching about how to treat complications following breast surgery.

Dr. Brown Shares Two Exciting Achievements from the Recent Academic Year

In April, Dr. Brown was notified that he received an academic promotion to the position of Full Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. This is the highest level of academic honor and acknowledges surgeons that are recognized internationally for their contributions and achievements to the field of surgery.

In May, Dr. Brown was the proud recipient of the Dr. E Bruce Tovee award.

Dr. Mitchell Brown, plastic and cosmetic surgeon, WCH and professor within the department of surgery at UofT was presented with the Tovee Award in Postgraduate Education which is given to an academic staff member that has made the greatest contribution to educational activities within the department, as exemplified by Dr. E. Bruce Tovee.

Educating the Primary Care Physician on Breast Reconstruction

Drs. Brown and Somogyi recently had their research published as the cover article for the “Canadian Family Physician” journal.

Summary of the paper: The primary care physician represents an integral part of the health care team. Many breast cancer patients will seek the advice of their family physician before undergoing breast cancer treatment. Educating these first line physicians is essential in ensuring that breast cancer patients are able to make educated, informed decisions about their treatment and reconstruction. This paper reviews modern options for reconstruction and provides a comprehensive overview of indications, potential complications, expected recovery and outcomes.

It has been chosen by several educational societies as a “must read” for primary care physicians.

If we can teach the 1st line primary care physicians about all the excellent options available to women today, we hope that more and more women will have the opportunity to have immediate breast reconstruction. This article was written for just this purpose.

Can You Really Get Rid of Cellulite with Cellfina? Dr. Brown Says Yes

A new treatment could leave you bump-free for life in just an hour

by Katherine Lalancette

I’m shuffling down the hallway of a posh plastic surgery clinic in white socks and a paper gown, clutching the back slit so I don’t inadvertently moon anyone. Stephanie, the doctor’s assistant, directs me toward a pedestal in the photography room where I turn to face the wall, relieved I don’t have to make eye contact for this next part. She proceeds to give my behind a full-on photo shoot, capturing it from every angle and dimming the lights midway to emphasize each lump and bump.

The only thing getting me through this festival of awkwardness is a glimmer of hope I’m holding onto with the same tight grip that kept my gown closed. At the end of this humbling tunnel lies the possibility that I will be cured of that most pesky of female ailments, cellulite.

Too good to be true?

Toronto Plastic Surgery is one of only four Canadian clinics offering Cellfina, a cellulite-banishing treatment launched in the U.S. about three years ago. With the help of a tiny blade, it slices the bands that pull down on skin and create the divots known as cellulite. It requires a single hour-long procedure, involves zero downtime and smoothes dimples for at least three years.

“That’s how long the FDA trials ran, but my particular feeling is it that it should be a pretty permanent result,” says Dr. Mitchell Brown, a plastic surgeon and the clinic’s co-founder.

He first heard of Cellfina a few years ago and immediately reached out to its makers to bring it up north. For years, his patients had asked if there was anything he could do to iron out the dents that made them self-conscious at the beach or sometimes peeked through their skinny jeans.

“Everything else previously didn’t work well,” he says. “This works.”

Unfortunately, it doesn’t work for all women. Cellfina treats only a very specific kind of cellulite, namely localized dips, like those of a golf ball, rather than what is charmingly called “a generalized cottage cheese appearance.” Because of this, almost 60 per cent of patients who come in wanting the treatment get turned down.

“At the end of this humbling tunnel lies the possibility that I will be cured of that most pesky of female ailments, cellulite.”

As Stephanie shows me photos of my bum in a hot pink thong (should have thought my underwear choice through), she announces that I am unfortunately of the untreatable cottage cheese variety. My hopes are as crumpled as the skin on my thighs.

Who does it actually work on?

Ann Spenceley*, on the other hand, was one of the lucky few to get the green light. She flipped through a Cellfina pamphlet one day while waiting to get another procedure in Brown’s office and was instantly intrigued. Following a consultation shortly after, she decided to take the $4,500 plunge toward smoothness.

“I’m 54 years old and have probably had cellulite for 40 years, just like my mom,” Spenceley says. “I work out avidly five days a week. You know when they say in Pilates ‘What area do you want to work?’ I’m always the one who says ‘glutes!’ I eat extremely well. I’ve had the same body weight most of my life, and I’ve never found anything made a difference. It was still always there and always embarrassing in a swimsuit.”

The morning after the procedure, Spenceley gingerly rolled down the compression shorts she was instructed to wear overnight and was amazed to find the dimples already seemed lifted. Her bum was bruised for about two weeks and she had some trouble driving, likening the pain to “a very bad sunburn,” but says she’d do it all over again in a heartbeat.

“All those years tugging my swimsuit bottoms down to hide the cellulite…I don’t think I’ll be doing that this summer,” she says. “I wish I could have done this earlier.”

What about the rest of us?

The figures vary, but most studies estimate between 89 and 98 per cent of women will have cellulite at some point in their life, a fact attributable to the way fat attaches to our muscles, says Brown. So what can my cottage cheese sisters and I do about it?

“Other solutions that I believe as a clinician are worth the money and are likely to work? None,” declares the doctor. “It’s like asking for a solution for stretch marks. We haven’t figured that out yet.”

Perhaps sensing my despair, he offers up some reassurance. “Genetics and the way we’re made are what make us unique. We’ve figured out so far how to change certain things and not others. Five years ago, Cellfina didn’t exist, so we have to hope that five years from now, someone will come up with a good idea that will treat other types of cellulite.”

Until then, every time I feel that urge to tug on my bikini, I’ll try to remember I’m far from alone in this predicament. And since there’s nothing to be done, there really is no use obsessing about it. Here’s to enjoying the summer, dimples and all.

*Name has been changed

Original publication: https://thekit.ca/beauty/body/get-rid-of-cellulite/

SkinMedica Peel-and-Reveal Event, March 6-8

Our SkinMedical Peel-and-Reveal Event is Back!

Three days only:

  • Tuesday, March 6
  • Wednesday, March 7
  • Thursday, March 8

Reserve your spot for just $150 and receive:

  • $150 credit towards your SkinMedica skin care package
  • Complimentary peel ($200 value)
  • Customized skin care regimen with special promotional pricing
  • Promotional pricing on non-surgical aesthetic treatments

Call (416) 323-6336 to book today

One treatment and one package at promotional price per patient. Not to be combined with any other offer. Prices before HST. No cash value.