this section we offer a brief outline of a variety of different
procedures performed at the clinic. If you would like further information
on any of these procedures, please feel free to contact us directly.
MALE BREAST REDUCTION
(Tummy Tuck) up
procedure is designed to flatten your abdomen by removing the excess
fat and skin and tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. It
is a really good procedure if you have too much skin and a lower
abdominal bulge. There is simply no other good way to get rid of
that extra skin. Many people think that loosing weight will help,
but this often makes it look worse. It usually takes about 2.5 hours
and is almost always done under general anesthesia.
procedure may be done at the clinic or at the hospital. This really
depends on individual circumstances and the extent of surgery. The
side effects usually consist of temporary pain, swelling, soreness,
numbness of the abdominal skin, bruising, tiredness for several
weeks or months. The risks include blood clots in the legs, infection,
bleeding under the skin flap, poor healing resulting in conspicuous
scarring or skin loss. There may be a need for a second operation.
One is usually back to work in 2 to 4 weeks. More strenuous activity
may be done in 4 to 6 weeks or more. The fading and flattening of
scars may take anywhere from 3 months to 2 years.
procedure is designed to increase the size of your breasts using
inflatable implants filled with saline. It can really make a nice
change to your chest. The enhanced appearance changes the way your
clothes fit and since clothing is more flattering; feeling good
increases your self confidence. It has become very popular. It usually
takes about 1.5 hours, and is almost always done under general anesthesia.
The procedure is usually done at the clinic as an outpatient. The
implant size, incision location and implant location (under or above
the muscle ) are all chosen by you. Dr. Weinberg can help you with
these decisions, but, the final decision rest with you.
side effects usually consist of temporary soreness, swelling, change
in nipple sensation, and bruising. The breasts are usually sensitive
to stimulation for a few weeks.
risks include lack of implant permanence i.e. surgical removal or
replacement of the implants may be required to treat problems, including:
deflation, the formation of scar tissue around the implant (capsular
contracture), feeling tight or hard, bleeding or infection. The
sensitivity of nipples or breast skin may increase or decrease and
these changes are occasionally permanent. Mammography requires a
special technique and all you need to do is to discuss this with
the mammographer. It is important to note that some women have reported
symptoms similar to those of immune disorders. The current scientific
evidence does not support a link. Please feel free to discuss this
the surgery one is usually back to work in a few days. Physical
contact with breasts may begin in 3 to 4 weeks. The scars fade over
several months to a year.
procedure is designed to raise and reshape sagging breasts by removing
excess skin and repositioning the remaining tissue and nipples.
It is a great operation if your nipples are too low. This often
occurs after having breast fed several children. You must be aware
that the scars are significant and this fact may make you shy away
from this procedure. It usually takes 2 hours and is almost always
done under general anesthesia. The procedure is usually done at
the clinic as an outpatient. The side effects usually consist of
temporary bruising, swelling, discomfort, numbness and dry breast
skin. The scars are obviously permanent. The risks include thick,
wide scars, skin loss and infection. The nipples may be unevenly
positioned. There may be permanent loss of feeling in the nipples
or the breast.
is usually back to work in 1 week or more. The scars fade over several
months to a year. The duration of the results is variable; gravity
pregnancy, aging, and weight changes may cause new sagging. Results
may last longer or be enhanced when breast implants are inserted
as part of the procedure.
(Suction-Assisted Lipectomy) up
procedure is designed to improve body shape by removing exercise-resistant
fat deposits with a tube and vacuum device. It is a great procedure
if you have localized areas of fat. It is not meant to be for weight
loss. It is always performed using the tumescent technique, in which
the areas to be liposuctioned are infused with saline containing
solution with a local anesthetic to reduce post-operative bruising
and swelling. Common locations for liposuction include chin, neck,
upper arms, abdomen, hips, thighs and knees. The calves, ankles,
buttocks and cheeks are not good areas for this procedure at all.
usually takes 1 to 3 hours. This depends on how many areas are being
done. It is mostly done under general anesthesia. However for smaller
areas, local anesthesia is a good option.
procedure is usually done at the clinic as an outpatient, unless
the volume to be removed is very large. In this case the procedure
is done in the hospital as an inpatient.
side effects usually consist of temporary bruising, swelling, numbness,
soreness, burning sensation. Since the tumescent technique is used,
there is always temporary fluid drainage from the incision sites.
The risks include asymmetry, rippling or bagginess of skin, and
pigmentation changes. There may be injury to the skin, fluid retention
and rarely excessive fluid loss leading to shock. Organ damage is
possible but rare. A small but significant percentage of patients
require a second procedure or touchup.
is usually back to work in 1 to 2 weeks. More strenuous activity
may be undertaken in 2 to 4 weeks. Full recovery from swelling and
bruising usually takes 1 to 6 months or more. The results are usually
permanent with sensible diet and exercise.
BREAST REDUCTION (Gynecomastia)
procedure is designed to reduce enlarged, female-like breasts in
men using liposuction and/or cutting out excess glandular tissue.
It is a very common operation and the results are usually quite
pleasing. Most men are quite shy about this, until they find out
how commonly it is performed. It usually takes 1 to 1.5 hours and
is almost always done under general anesthesia. The procedure is
usually done at the clinic as an outpatient.
side effects usually consist of temporary bruising, swelling, numbness,
soreness and a burning sensation. The risks include infection, fluid
accumulation, injury to the skin. Additional risks include rippling
or bagginess or skin, asymmetry and pigmentation changes. Excessive
scarring causing firmness and lumpiness may occur if or when tissue
is cut away.
is usually back to work in 3 to 7 days. More strenuous activity
may begin in 2 to 3 weeks. The swelling and bruising may last 3
to 6 months. The results are usually permanent.
procedure is designed to reshape the nose by reducing or increasing
size, removing a hump, changing shape of tip or bridge, narrowing
span of nostrils, or changing angle between the nose and upper lip.
It may also include work on the septum to try and improve some breathing
usually takes 2 to 3 hours and is almost always done under general
anesthesia, at the clinic as an outpatient. The side effects usually
consist of temporary swelling, bruising around eyes, nose and headaches.
There may be some bleeding and stuffiness. The risks include infection,
small burst blood vessels resulting in tiny permanent red spots.
A significant percentage of people require a second procedure to
treat the residual deformities.
is usually back to work in 1 to 2 weeks. More strenuous activities
may commence in 2 to 3 weeks. One must avoid even minor trauma to
the nose for 8 weeks. The final appearance usually may be seen at
one year. The results are permanent.
procedure is designed to minimize forehead creases, drooping eyebrows,
hooding over eyes, furrowed forehead and frown lines. This is done
by removing excess tissue, altering forehead muscles and tightening
the forehead skin. It is usually done by using the traditional technique,
with an incision across the top of the head just behind the hairline.
It is most often done on people over 40, and takes 1 to 2 hours.
It is almost always done under general anesthesia, at the clinic
as an outpatient. The side effects usually consist of temporary
swelling, numbness, headaches and bruising. With the traditional
method there is often some itching and hair loss in the incision.
risks include injury to facial nerve, causing loss of motion, muscle
weakness, or an asymmetrical look. Infection is always a possibility
but is not common. There may be broad or excessive scarring, especially
behind the ear.
is usually back to work in 7 to 10 days. More strenuous activities
can be done within several weeks. There is usually full recovery
from the bruising in 2 to 3 weeks. One should limit sun exposure
for several months.
The results usually last 5 to 10 years. Aging does continue, and
therefore new wrinkles and expression lines may reform..
procedure is designed to mechanically scrape off the top layers
of skin using a high-speed rotary wheel. It may result in the softening
of the sharp edges of surface irregularities, including acne and
other scars and fine wrinkles, especially around the mouth. It usually
takes a few minutes to 1 hour. It may require more than 1 session.
It is almost always done under general anesthesia, however local
anesthesia may be used for smaller areas.
procedure is usually done at the clinic as an outpatient. The side
effects usually consist of temporary tingling, burning, itching,
swelling, redness and lightening of treated skin. Acute sensitivity
to sun and the loss of ability to make pigment (tan) may occur.
The risks include abnormal colour changes (permanent), tiny whiteheads
(temporary), infection, scarring, flare-up of skin allergies, fever
blisters and cold sores.
is usually back to work in 2 weeks. More strenuous activities may
be done in 4 to 6 weeks. The redness takes about 3 months to fade.
The results are permanent, although new wrinkles may form as skin
procedure is designed to treat ears that stick out too far. The
ears are put closer to the head. It is most often done on children
between the ages of 4 and 14 years. It is an insured benefit (OHIP
) up to the age of 18.
surgery is usually done under a general anaesthetic at the clinic
as an outpatient. It may be done under local anaesthetic in select
adults. It takes between 1 to 2 hours. After the surgery the head
is placed in a large bandage to protect the repair for 2 to 3 weeks.
A head band is then worn for 6 weeks to protect the repair during
sleep. The side effects usually consist of temporary throbbing,
aching, swelling, redness and numbness. The risks include infection
of the cartilage, excessive scarring and a blood clot that my need
to be drained. The ears are never symmetric but we do our best to
match them as closely as possible. Recurrence of the protrusion,
requiring repeat surgery is not uncommon.
One is usually back to work in or school in 5 to 7 days as long
as one can tolerate wearing the bandage. Strenuous activities or
contact sports can be done in 1 to 2 months. The results are usually
procedure is designed to correct drooping upper eyelids and puffy
bags below the eyes by removing excess fat, skin, and muscle. The
upper eyelid surgery may be an insured benefit if they droop so
much that they interfere with vision. The surgery is done under
local or general anaesthesia depending on the number of eyelids
to be done and the extent of the drooping. It can take anywhere
from 1 to 3 hours and is always done at the at the clinic as an
The side effects usually consist of temporary discomfort, tightness
of lids, swelling and bruising. There may be some degree of temporary
dryness, burning and itching of eyes. Excessive tearing and sensitivity
to light for the first few weeks is not uncommon.
risks include temporary blurred or double vision, infection, bleeding
and swelling at the corners of the eyelids. Dry eyes may last a
long time and white-heads may also form. There may be some asymmetry
in healing or scarring. Although there may be some difficulty in
closing the eyes completely, it is rarely permanent. In some patients
there may be some pulling down of the lower lids ( ectropian ) which
may require further surgery. Blindness is extremely rare.
is usually back to work in 7 to 10 days. Contact lenses may be worn
in two weeks or more. Strenuous activities may be performed in about
3 weeks. Bruising and swelling are usually gone in several weeks.
The results usually last several years and can be permanent.
procedure is designed to improve sagging facial skin, jowls, and
loose neck skin by removing excess fat, tightening muscles and re-draping
skin. It is a really exciting procedure with the potential for really
dramatic results. It is quite an extensive operation so it is not
to be entered into without significant thought and planning. It
is usually done on women over 40, however men are becoming more
frequent patients. It usually takes 4 to 6 hours. It is always done
under general anesthesia. The procedure is usually done at the clinic
as an outpatient. If you have any significant medical problems or
would simply prefer to have the night to rest, then this may be
done at the hospital with an overnight stay. The side effects usually
consist of temporary bruising, swelling, numbness and tenderness
of skin; tight feeling, dry skin. For men, there is a permanent
need to shave behind ears, where beard-growing skin is repositioned.
risks include injury to the nerves that control facial muscles or
feeling (usually temporary but may be permanent), infection, bleeding,
poor healing and excessive scarring. There may be some degree of
asymmetry or change in hairline. One is usually back to work in
10 to 14 days and more strenuous activity can be undertaken in 2
weeks or more. Bruising may be present for 2 to 3 weeks. The results
usually last 5 to 10 years.