Here at FACE Cosmetic Surgery we strive to make every aspect of treatment pleasant and convenient. From your first phone call to your follow up care appointment, we are proud to boast a staff of knowledgable, caring individuals who love what they do and address every patient with a warm and personal touch.
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.
Blake Raggio, M.D. graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Raggio then returned to his hometown of New Orleans and received his medical degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine. After medical school, Dr. Raggio completed a five-year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Tulane University Medical Center of New Orleans, where he performed a wide range of both cosmetic and functional head and neck surgery cases. He has authored numerous scientific publications and has presented at various meetings in both Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Raggio has chosen to pursue additional sub-specialty training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery under the auspices of Dr. Asaria at the University of Toronto.
During his free time, Dr. Raggio enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, and he enjoys meeting new people, exploring new places and eating good food.
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.