Dr. Cory Torgerson

Face & Neck

Chemical Peel, Laser Hair Removal, Lip Injections, Breast Reduction, Soft Tissue Fillers, Botox, Neck Lift, Facelift, Eyelid Surgery, Rhinoplasty, Ear Surgery, Neck Liposuction, Hair Transplant, Chin Implant, Otoplasty

70 Yorkville Ave #31, Toronto, ON M5R 1B9

Dr. Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD and FRCSC (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada), is the principal surgeon at the Facial Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in Toronto. He is board-certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in head, neck and facial surgery. Dr. Torgerson completed his training at the University of Toronto within their Toronto hospitals and the University Health Network.

Because of his certifications, Dr. Torgerson’s expertise lies in the field of facelifts, primary and revision rhinoplasty, and neck lifts. The Facial Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, where Dr. Torgerson practices also provides face and body rejuvenation treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers, laser hair removal and hair transplants. Dr. Torgerson and his staff of qualified nurses and aesthetic technicians can also perform neck lifts, otoplasty (ear pinning), liposuction, chin implant, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and body contouring (non-surgical liposuction).

The Facial Cosmetic Surgery Clinic employs a cosmetic physician who deals with anti-aging treatments and skin issues such as volume and collagen loss. Furthermore, the clinic staffs a registered nurse (BScN, RN) who is also the laser technician specialist and assists Dr. Torgerson with his procedures.

The full list of procedures performed at Toronto’s Facial Cosmetic Surgery Clinic are as follows:

Surgical procedures:
Hair transplant, hair restoration, rhinoplasty, face lift, eyelid surgery, neck lift, brow lift, chin implant, ear surgery, neck liposuction

Non-surgical procedures:
Botox, dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Teosyal, Redensity II), non-surgical nose job, acne scar treatment, laser tattoo removal, skin tightening and rejuvenation, IPL-AFT (laser skin therapy), Ultherapy (neck lifting ultrasound procedure), SculpSure (laser generated fat removal system), lip fillers and Fotona (non-invasive laser treatment facelift)

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From Edmonton to Toronto

Darlena L ★★★★★ Rhinoplasty Dr. Cory Torgerson
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After extensive research on finding the best facial cosmetic surgeon to perform my rhinoplasty, I decided to go with Dr. Cory Torgerson. I flew down from Edmonton to Toronto for my surgery. I was very nervous, but during the consultation he did the 3D imaging of my new nose and I did like the results. I wish I could of had better communication at the consultation as I was having second thoughts about some of the features, but I trusted Dr. T and what he thinks is best for my facial features. I am now 2 weeks post op and at around 9 days I did not like my results, but I knew it was healing time and that it takes a year to see results. I am still trying to get used to my nose as its very different from my original one, but everyone tells me it looks perfect and that I look like a Barbie doll, which is not what I was going for but ok! :) I really hope I am happy in the end as right now its too hard to tell. Otherwise Dr T and his team were amazing through this entire process. Dr. Torgerson is an amazing person and he is a truly gifted surgeon. His staff was incredible especially Breanne and his nurse Mishelle. I will report back in a couple of months! :) Reporting back after 2 1/2 months - My nose is starting to look natural and beautiful. I am excited to see how it looks in the months ahead, this has been such a journey for me, but Dr. T said it would be a journey and I need to be patient. There is a tiny concern on one of my nostrils and the asymmetry its a smidge crooked, but probably due to swelling and because it's still in the healing process...Dr. T did a beautiful job on my nose thus far. I highly recommend! Reporting back after 6 months post op - This is my last and final review on my rhinoplasty I can say it has been an emotional rollercoaster, but finally after 6 months my nose is looking beautiful and natural every week. I don't know what Dr Torgerson did, but wow you just have to be very patient during the healing process... he is a great surgeon and will not just give you the same nose for all patients. I am happy with my results thus far :)

Staff is wonderful

Stephanie Silva ★★★★★ Lip Injections Dr. Cory Torgerson
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I see Dr. Taylor when ever I go to the office of Dr. Corey Torgerson, I have been going there for a couples years now to do my lip filler. I have gone to many different offices to get this procedure done in the past 5 years however, once I came across Dr. Taylor I was hooked! Staff is wonderful, offices are clean and every single time I go in, I walk out incredibly happy with my results. I highly recommend!

Top Notch Skilled Surgeon

Annette Serrao ★★★★★ Eyelid Surgery Dr. Cory Torgerson
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Dr. Torgerson is a top notch skilled surgeon and I am so pleased with the results of my upper and lower blepharoplasty. I felt a little nervous at first walking into his Yorkville office but from the minute I walked in his staffed made me feel as if I had known them for years. As soon as I met Dr. Torgerson I knew he would be the surgeon I would choose. We had a long discussion about my expectations and he assured me that he would only make me a newer fresher me. I cant say enough about Dr. Cory Torgerson he is truly a wonderful sensitive skilled surgeon, It had been a difficult year for me losing my husband and he was sensitive to my situation. Thank you so much Dr. Cory Torgerson and his amazing staff!!

The Best Decision

Shaz E ★★★★★ Rhinoplasty Dr. Cory Torgerson
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Dr. Cory Torgerson is one of the best surgeons. Going to him for my Rhinoplasty surgery was the best decision. I always wanted to have profile pictures, but I was not happy with my nose. It took me long time to decide for the surgery. He was confident, and I trusted him. And I'm glad for that. Thanks to Dr. Torgerson I'm not hiding my face in the photos anymore. I'm so pleased with the result. Plus, the clinic has a nice atmosphere, and the staff are so friendly and helpful.

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Breast Reduction

Breast reduction, otherwise known as reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure done to remove excess fat, skin and glandular tissue from the breasts. A breast reduction allows for a more proportionate chest in relation to the rest of the body and alleviates the discomfort (back, neck and shoulder pain) associated with extremely large breasts.

Who is a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?

Ideal candidates for breast reduction surgery are plagued by large breasts that limit their physical activity. They also experience back, neck and shoulder pain caused by the weight of their breasts and notice an indentation on their shoulders where their bra straps lie. Furthermore, people with large breasts may notice a skin irritation beneath the breast crease due to the weight of their chest.

In order to undergo any type of surgical procedure you must be in overall good health and a non-smoker. Smoking reduces the amount of oxygen that the brain takes in and hinders the post-surgery healing process. If you do smoke, your doctor will ask that you quit at least two weeks prior to your breast reduction surgery and continue to cease from smoking as you recover. During your initial consultation with a surgeon, he/she will evaluate your medical history to determine if you are a desirable candidate for a breast reduction procedure.

Finally, you will be a good candidate for this type of surgery if you have realistic expectations. A breast reduction will positively affect your self-esteem but it will not happen overnight. The results of a reduction mammaplasty take time to unfold but once your chest area has fully healed you will reap the benefits of smaller, more proportionate breasts.

What is the recovery process like following a breast reduction?

Prior to your surgery, your will be prescribed painkillers and in some cases, antibiotics. Make sure that you fill these prescriptions before you’re operated on so you can start taking the medication right away. Your surgeon will also give you specific aftercare instructions that detail how to care for the wound area and what type of support bra or compression garment you will need to wear as you heal.

You will need to take at least one week off from work in order to give your chest a chance to adjust to its new, smaller contours. Likewise, you will need to refrain from physical activity for a month following your breast reduction procedure. Any heavy lifting or full body workouts can hinder your body’s natural healing process but you can take walks daily to make sure you’re getting some light exercise.

Swelling and bruising on the chest are normal and will subside within a few weeks. You will have trouble lifting your arms above your head in the first few days following your surgery and activities like hair washing may prove troublesome. So, it’s best to avoid washing your hair on your own and ask a loved one or friend to do it for you. You will also need to sleep on your back as your recover to avoid putting any undue pressure on your chest.

What to look for in this type of surgeon

There is only one recognized professional body of plastic surgeons in Canada, the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS). Any surgeon you choose to have perform your breast reductions must be recognized by CSAPS and be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Besides being board-certified and have ample experience you must feel comfortable with your surgeon. You should feel as though your surgeon is not only competent but is also trustworthy.

Here are three questions to ask potential surgeons to see if they’re capable of performing your breast reduction surgery:

1. Where did you accomplish your training?

2. How long have you been in practice?

3. How many breast reduction surgeries have you performed?

Chemical Peel

Chemical peels are a procedure done to improve the skin’s appearance and reduce the effects of aging, acne scars and uneven skin tone. This treatment uses a safe chemical solution that when applied to the skin causes it to blister then peel off, revealing beautiful, smoother skin underneath. Chemical peels are also used to treat numerous skin conditions like melasma and hyperpigmentation.

Who is a good candidate for a chemical peel?

Men and women with fair skin or light hair are better candidates for chemical peels. However, if you have darker skin and hair you can still get a chemical peel but the results may not be as long-lasting. Regardless of your skin type you must be a non-smoker in overall good health to be able to undergo this skin treatment. If you do smoke your surgeon will ask that you quit at least two weeks prior to your procedure. You will also need to remain smoke free as you recover from your chemical peel to give your body a chance to properly heal. Smoking interferes with the circulatory system by hindering oxygen intake and blood flow and it’s important that your skin breathe after your chemical peel for best results.

There are certain individuals who are not eligible candidates for a chemical peel treatment. Those who are nursing, pregnant, have severe skin issues (psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, rosacea), have used prescription acne medication in the last year, and have used skin-care products that contain ascorbic acid, bleaching or skin-lightening agents in the last 48 hours cannot undergo a chemical peel.

What does the recovery process look like?

After a chemical peel your surgeon may wrap the treated area in bandages. These bandages are usually removed after several days. The type of peel you received will determine how much time should be allocated for recovery.

Superficial peel: The healing time required is minimal. The treated skin may be red and scaly but this will subside quickly. Your surgeon will tell you which lotions or creams you will need apply as you heal and you can wear makeup within 48 hours of your peel.

Medium peel: This type of chemical peel has a longer recovery period of about 7-14 days. The treated skin will be swollen and red but this will lessen after the first 48 hours. If the area around the eyelids has been treated they may swell shut for a day or two but this will subside. The skin will also blister and break before peeling off to reveal the new skin underneath. Your surgeon will prescribe antiviral medication and let you know which creams and lotions must be applied as you heal. Makeup can be worn after seven days.

Deep peel: Deep peels take about three weeks to heal. For the first 14 days you will need to soak your skin daily, apply a prescribed ointment and take antiviral medication. Then, a thick moisturizer must be applied. As you heal your skin will blister, crack and swell. It will also be red but these side-effects will disappear in time. You can resume wearing makeup after about two weeks.

No matter the type of peel you receive you will need to avoid direct sun exposure for at least three months following the procedure. Additionally, sunscreen must be worn any time you leave the house to ensure your skin is protected.

What to look for in a surgeon?

In Canada, there is only one recognized body of professional plastic surgeons. The surgeon you choose must be a member of the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS) and certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dermatologists who are members of the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) and certified aesthetic technicians (those who have graduated from a reputable aesthetic college or training centre) are also authorized to give chemical peels.

Here are three questions you can ask potential surgeons, dermatologists or certified aesthetic technicians to see if they are a good fit to perform your chemical peel procedure:

1. Where did you complete your training?

2. How many chemical peels have you given?

3. How long have you been a practicing surgeon/dermatologist/technician?

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