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.
Dr Yvonne Chan is an Assistant Professor and the Continuing Professional Development Director in the Department of Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto. She is the division head of Head & Neck Surgery at Trillium Health Partners and the vice-chair of the Canadian Rhinology Working Group. At the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, she is the undergraduate medical lead for Otolaryngology. Dr. Chan completed her Otolaryngology residency training at the University of Toronto and subsequently completed a fellowship in Georgia with with Dr. Fred Kuhn. Dr. Chan obtained her medical degree and a Master’s of Science degree in molecular biology also from the University of Toronto. Since 2015, she has been the co-editor of the world-renowned Head & Neck Surgery textbook, K. J. Lee's Essential Otolaryngology 11th edition.
“If you choose to have an injectable treatment, the results should be beautiful but subtle. I try and look at each patient and determine what tiny enhancements I can create to make them feel confident and refreshed without looking different. As a professional female myself, I think I have an appreciation for the importance of looking beautiful without looking done.”
Dr. Chan serves as the Co-Director of the University of Toronto Residents’ Injectables Training course where she teaches anatomy and injection techniques. As a board certified surgeon, she uses a delicate technique and has an eye for detail when planning your individualized treatment plan. She is a strong proponent of enhancing beauty in a natural and subtle manner. She takes a “less is more” approach to injectables and generally favours providing treatments in a careful and gradual manner over time.
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.