Toronto has a growing number of clinics offering a variety of cosmetic procedures ranging from superficial skin treatments to minimally invasive dermal injections, to major surgical procedures like breast augmentation. Given that some of these medical treatments are now being offered in shopping malls and day spas, it is essential for potential clients to be able to identify which clinic is safe for a serious medical procedure like breast augmentation.
Keep reading to discover what it takes to be a top-rated breast surgery clinic in Toronto.
Professional Accreditation & Awards
For a safe and effective breast augmentation surgery in Toronto, you should turn to a certified Plastic Surgeon qualified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. To gain this title, a Plastic Surgeon must be a medical doctor who did a residency in Plastic Surgery (additional training for several years). During your initial consultation with a surgeon, ask if he or she is a member of a professional organization such as the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery or the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons. These memberships can only be gained by a qualified Plastic Surgeon who meets professional and ethical practice standards. Clinics with especially high standards have also usually collected an award or two.
Naturally, all of the Plastic Surgeons at Edelstein Cosmetic are certified and in good standing with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Our clinic has also received many awards over the years, and was recently awarded the 2016 Consumers Choice Award for “Best Cosmetic Procedures in the Greater Toronto Area.”
When deciding on a Plastic Surgeon for your breast augmentation procedure, look for a clinic run by doctors who have several years of experience working in the field. With a delicate procedure like breast augmentation, surgical precision and experience are paramount to achieving a successful outcome and a safe and rapid recovery. At Edelstein Cosmetics, our surgeons have performed nearly 3,000 breast augmentation surgeries combined. Dr. Edelstein has also designed a breast augmentation surgery based on his 19 years of clinical experience that is more precise, safer, and promotes a less painful and intensive recovery. Our surgeons have achieved an extremely low risk of capsular contracture, a major risk that comes with breast augmentation. Our clinic sees only a 1% rate of capsular contracture, which is significantly lower than the estimated industry average of 10% or more.
Transparency & Information
Breast augmentation is a serious and personal procedure, so it is essential to sit down and consult directly with the surgeon before you commit to a clinic. During the consultation, you should ask as many questions as needed until you feel comfortably informed about all aspects of the procedure, pre-operative preparation, and post-operative care. The doctor should listen carefully to your concerns and goals, offer honest opinions about what you can achieve, and fully explain potential negative side effects of the surgery. This means it is best to avoid clinics that make promises they can’t keep, such as offering a “24 Hour Recovery” breast augmentation. Raising patient expectations and over-promising is an unethical and potentially dangerous tactic.
As a patient, you will encounter many members of your chosen medical clinic’s staff. They will be there when you call the office to make appointments or ask questions, and when you’re in the recovery room after the surgery. With all this interaction, it is vital that the clinic’s staff members be compassionate, make you feel comfortable, and that they are there to help you when you need. There are many clinics in Toronto, and not all of them can claim to make their patients feel at home. But we do.
Recently, our clinic was awarded the 2016 Customer Service award by WhatClinic, which is based on feedback from millions of site users. Only 2% of clinics worldwide meet this standard. In 2015, Dr. Edelstein was also one of 100 doctors to receive the RealSelf 100 Award out of almost 13,000 board certified specialists for his consistent 5/5 star overall rating. The clinic’s staff gained the same rating for professionalism and courtesy.
Whether you are just beginning to investigate the possibility of breast augmentation or are ready to make an appointment for your surgery, we invite you to contact us at any time by calling (416) 256-5614 or using the contact form above. Ask us anything- we’re here to help.