Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Cory Torgerson believes that any improvements you seek should enhance and reflect your natural self. At his Toronto Facial Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, his role is to help you make those changes that really make sense for you and to establish a comfort level so you can make your decision with confidence.
It’s only natural to have concerns and expectations about getting facial cosmetic surgery or a non-surgical rejuvenation treatment. These can and should be addressed before moving forward. Dr. Torgerson can help you look at your plastic surgery options during the initial free consultation process – all without your having to make any kind of commitment. He can walk you through the process and help you visualize the potential results – providing everything you need to make a well-informed, balanced decision regarding Facial Plastic Surgery, Non-Surgical Treatments, Laser Treatments and/ or Hair Transplant. No matter if you are considering a dermal filler, Botox treatments, or a more dramatic cosmetic surgery procedure, Dr. Torgerson tailors his approach to help you recapture and express a more youthful and natural appearance.
Dr. Cory Torgerson is considered a Facial Plastic Surgery expert, as he has the highest level of credentials that a Facial Cosmetic Surgeon can have in Canada. Dr. Cory Torgerson’s training and expertise mean that he is a top leader in his field for Facelifts, Primary Rhinoplasty, Revision Rhinoplasty, and other surgical procedures as well as for non-surgical treatments such as Botox, Dermal filler (Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, etc.) and Laser Treatments. Dr. Torgerson specializes in operating only on the face and neck, which brings an increased level of precision and artistry to his work and instills a greater sense of confidence within patients. We invite you to browse through our website to learn about the many varied options that Dr. Torgerson has available to you.
Dr. Torgerson’s Facial Cosmetic Clinic has a patient ratio of about 40% men and 60% women. This is higher than the national average for male patients, but because Dr. Torgerson is a Facial Plastic Surgeon specializing only in the Head and Neck, men feel comfortable with his level of expertise and specialty training. For men, there is a growing interest in looking and feeling their best. Therefore, the number of men seeking both surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation treatments is increasing year after year around the world. In general, men are taking better care of their skin and bodies, and one of the ways they are choosing to do this is through cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments.
Yes, Dr. Torgerson’s facility received an outstanding review! Here are some comments from the CPSO’s initial inspection report: “The premise is clean, spacious and bright with access to much natural light. The facility is neat and organized. The premises appears to offer excellent functionality and optimal patient care. The inspectors were impressed by the keen attention to detail by Dr Torgerson, the office manager and nursing staff with respect to the physical environment, equipment, supplies and process. It was apparent that excellent patient outcomes is a major goal of this premises and its staff. Dr Torgerson’s clinic has been designed and set-up to facilitate care for facial cosmetic surgery cases. He has invested in top of the line equipment to ensure safety for his patients. His team of nurses and anesthesiologists are experienced and skilled. The facility is well appointed, clean and appears very professionally managed. Patient safety and comfort appear to be one of the top priorities for this facility.”
A facial plastic surgeon performs cosmetic and reconstructive surgery on the face, head and neck regions only. Training includes a five-year residency in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery, followed by a one- to two-year sub-specialty fellowship in facial plastic and cosmetic surgery. A general plastic surgeon performs mainly body procedures. Training includes a five-year general plastic surgery residency. If a patient is considering a cosmetic procedure for the face, a facial cosmetic surgeon is truly the best specialist to choose.
The initial free consultation is conducted personally and privately with Dr. Torgerson. He will ask about the changes you are looking for and inquire about your relevant medical history. From the doctor’s perspective, the consult allows him to assess your individual situation from a medical and aesthetic viewpoint. It also provides an ideal opportunity for you to discuss and identify the goals of your cosmetic surgery or your non-surgical procedure. Depending on the type of procedure involved, the doctor can also offer insights about the actual treatment and the healing process as well as answer any questions or clear up any misconceptions you may have. The consultation can also include use of the VECTRA 3D imaging system to provide a more detailed evaluation of your physiological structural parameters. Dr. Torgerson can then discuss your facial cosmetic procedure options in greater depth and use sophisticated computer imaging programs to visualize potential outcomes. If you are considering a more complex combination of procedures, you can choose to have them performed in a single session or spread out over a period of months. Once you and the surgeon have decided upon the nature of your improvements and the timetable, we can then begin planning for the surgery or the non-surgical treatment.
Nasal and facial cosmetic surgery procedures vary in duration from less than an hour to four hours. Please review our procedures page for more detailed times or ask the doctor. Depending on the type of procedure involved, you may be released to return home immediately; in the case of more advanced surgeries, you may be required to stay overnight at our beautiful facility. The recovery time for swelling and bruising will of course be longer for procedures that are more extensive.
Fees will vary depending on the surgeon you choose, the procedure you desire and the complexity of your needs. In general, prices can range from a few hundred dollars for a non-surgical cosmetic procedure to several thousand for a more intensive surgery.
Each procedure in cosmetic surgery carries an element of risk and complication. However, as a patient you can help to minimize risk by exercising due diligence when choosing your surgeon. Start by making sure the surgeon is fully qualified. Here in Canada, this means that they would have the designation FRCSC after their name, which stands for “Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada”. It is an even better sign if the surgeon has completed a fellowship in their specialty area (i.e. a Fellow of Facial Plastic Surgery vs. a general surgeon or family doctor). Check the standard of the surgical facilities. If the surgeon operates out of an accredited and approved facility, this means that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario have awarded that facility the highest standard of safety and quality – comparable to a hospital. Not all cosmetic surgeons necessarily operate out of accredited facilities, but it is preferable. Dr. Torgerson takes an extra measure of care by also ensuring that all nursing and technical staff are fully trained and selected for their extensive hospital experience.
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