Dr. Thomas Donnelly, MD BSc FRCP
Director of Anesthesia, FACE Cosmetic Surgery
Lecturer, University of Toronto
Staff Anesthesiologist, Trillium Health Centre
A graduate of Queen’s Medical School and the University of Toronto Anesthesia Program, Dr. Donnelly heads the anesthesiology services at FACE Cosmetic Surgery. While anesthesia can be a source of anxiety for many patients, Dr. Donnelly’s gentle and comforting approach puts even the most nervous patients at ease. Going beyond simply putting patients “to sleep”, his attention to detail ensures the highest levels of safety during your procedure.
For most facial plastic surgery procedures, intravenous sedation anesthesia is used. With this technique, patients are monitored very carefully to makes sure that they are fully asleep and do not have any awareness or pain during the surgery. In comparison to a full general anesthetic, during intravenous sedation, patients are not intubated or placed on a ventilator—they continue to breathe on their own. We find this technique to greatly decrease the side effects of a full anesthetic with less nausea and vomiting and a quicker recovery period. For patients that have medical comorbidities or are having a more complex procedure, Dr. Asaria and Dr. Donnelly may recommend a general anesthetic which would be administered at the Hospital.
Patient Care Coordinator
With a background as a medical esthetician, Alessandra has a wealth of knowledge regarding plastic surgery in Toronto. She has in-depth expertise in each of the surgical and non-surgical procedures that Dr. Asaria performs and has a particular talent for suggesting the perfect skincare solutions for our patients. From your first telephone call to your pre-and post-procedure care, Alessandra makes every step of your journey as smooth and easy as possible.
Patient Care Associate
Likely one of the first voices you will hear or one of the first faces you will see at FACE Cosmetic Surgery, Alexandria always exudes her tender, caring personality towards each and every one of Dr. Asaria’s patients. Whether it might be a question about a specific procedure or trying to accommodate a last-minute appointment, Alexandria goes out of her way to ensure that your questions are answered and that your appointments are always as comfortable and efficient as possible.
Patient Care Associate
The newest member to FACE, Shannon brings her perpetual smile and warm disposition to our team. She possesses excellent attention to detail, a quality honed through her experiences in customer service relations. She understands the exciting yet personal nature of any facial cosmetic procedure and her calm demeanor helps to put every one of our patients at ease.