Perhaps the most important step in deciding if cosmetic surgery is right for you is to become well informed about the procedure and to carefully examine your goals and expectations. Our approach is to recognize that every patient is a unique individual with unique concerns. There is no single approach to a cosmetic procedure that is right for every person. Dr. Brown will customize the surgery to each individual in order to try to meet your personal goals. Whenever possible, Dr. Brown will strive for a natural outcome that compliments your age, body style and frame.
Dr. Brown and his staff believe that you should never feel rushed when considering surgery. We want our patients to know that their questions were thoughtfully addressed and encourage them to return to the office for further appointments until they are completely comfortable with their decision to proceed with surgery. From the time of your first consultation, through to your surgery and eventually to your final follow-up visit, you will find Dr. Brown and his office staff open, accessible and committed to making your experience with us pleasant and positive.
The consultation provides an opportunity for you to explain to your doctor the specific issues that concern you and for you to begin to become educated about the surgical options available. The consultation also provides an opportunity for you to ensure that you are comfortable with and confident in the surgeon and for the surgeon to determine if you are a good candidate for cosmetic surgery. For example, Dr. Brown will evaluate your general health and explain which surgical approaches are best suited for you, fully disclosing the benefits as well as the risks and potential complications involved. This will allow you to make a well-informed decision as to whether or not surgery is in your best interest. Prior to your appointment, it is a good idea to prepare a list of questions relating to credentials and the surgery itself. We encourage you to attend the consultation with your spouse or significant other, as their input and opinions may prove valuable. After the consultation, Dr. Brown will encourage you to follow-up with any subsequent questions.
Our Facilities and Locations
Dr. Brown’s office is located around the corner from Women’s College Hospital, at 790 Bay Street at the southwest corner of Bay and College, 4th floor, suite 410. The office is located close to street parking and hospital parking; it is also easily accessible by public transit. There are two types of plastic surgery: reconstructive and cosmetic. Surgery that is reconstructive is performed primarily at Women’s College Hospital in downtown Toronto.Cosmetic surgery procedures are performed primarily at The Cumberland ClinicTM.
The Cumberland Clinic™
The Cumberland Clinic™ is a private, state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery facility located in the heart of the Yorkville District in mid-town Toronto. Our fully equipped facility offers the most modern surgical care in an atmosphere of privacy and comfort. Our staff includes only Royal College certified anaesthetists and highly qualified, experienced nurses. Same-day surgery patients receive a superior level of surgical care, followed by attentive post-operative care prior to discharge. The Overnight Package™ is available for patients having longer procedures who require an overnight stay, or for those who simply wish private expert nursing care in the early recovery period.
The Cumberland Clinic™ is designated as a CAAASF Class III Facility. The Canadian Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (CAAASF) is a national organization formed in 1990 to ensure that surgical procedures done outside a public hospital are performed safely and carefully. It is a voluntary organization of doctors. Member facilities have chosen to be inspected by their colleagues because they want their patients to have the assurance of a safe alternative to in-hospital surgery.