Our Plastic Surgeons

Our plastic surgeons are highly experienced and distinguished medical professionals who offer a full spectrum of surgical cosmetic procedures.


The best plastic surgeons in Toronto are held to extremely high professional standards. They are also committed to delivering outstanding results through caring, personalized patient experiences.

If you are considering a cosmetic surgery and you’re wondering where to begin your search for a Toronto plastic surgeon, we’ve outlined some valuable strategies and tips for finding a skilled professional who you’ll love to work with.

How Can You Find a Top Plastic Surgeon in Toronto?

Selecting plastic surgeons can be a confusing and daunting task. Not everyone enjoys researching, and you might feel motivated to just dive in when you see a great deal and exciting promises. However, when it comes to cosmetic surgery, we recommend proceeding with caution.

In a large metropolitan centre like Toronto, you’ll find many cosmetic surgery clinics and marketing designed to wow you with before and after results. Reviewing a surgeon’s work is vital to show the results they consistently achieve. However, you’ll also want to choose a plastic surgeon with the specific training, credentials, and experience required for your procedure, as well as the professionalism necessary to guide you through the entire experience.

Sovereign Cosmetic Surgery is home to renowned plastic surgeons trained in numerous areas of body and facial contouring cosmetic surgery. We’re focused on long-term satisfaction with each procedure, big and small. One of the ways we take care of you is through education and support during each step of the transformation journey. It begins with empowering your choices. And one of the most important choices you’ll ever make is the selection of a plastic surgeon in Toronto.


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Dr. Cory Torgerson

Dr. Torgerson has been a leading injector for many years. Well-known throughout Canada for his teaching and training expertise, Dr. Torgerson enjoys delivering excellent injection results that harmoniously balance art and medicine. As a busy facial plastic surgeon, he loves the results that can be achieved through non-invasive treatments like injectable filler and Botox, as well as the transformative power of facial cosmetic surgery.

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Dr. Robert Sleightholm

Dr. Sleightholm is a board-certified Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) with more than 20 years of surgery experience, Dr. Sleightholm is a leading plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Ontario.

He performs over 200 cosmetic surgery procedures a year, always with a commitment to safely providing patients with precisely the outcomes they desire.

Pre-Cosmetic Surgery Homework Is Essential

You may have seen the results of “surgery gone wrong” on TV

Or you may know someone who has been unhappy with their results from cosmetic surgery. While there are unnumerable happy endings for people who have decided to make changes that they’re ecstatic about, all it takes is a few negative examples to create some anxiety and apprehension about the process for many.

The reality for plastic surgery patients today is that some self-led education is critical to sort out quality from the too-good-to-be-true scams. Thankfully, in Canada, only one regulatory body certifies cosmetic and plastic surgeons, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. This is a great place to start if you’re reviewing cosmetic surgery websites and reading up on their surgeons.

When you see this professional designation listed beside a surgeon’s name, you can be sure that that practitioner underwent rigorous training and that they’re subject to ongoing practice accountability. The process is designed to ensure public safety and protect patients like you. Inquire if you don’t see this accreditation on your Toronto plastic surgeon’s website.

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Dr. Cory Torgerson, Toronto Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Cory Torgerson is a prominent facial plastic surgeon in Toronto, focused on head and neck facial cosmetic surgery.

He has received national recognition from colleagues and his patients for many years of demonstrating exceptional surgical skills. Dr. Torgerson is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and he has gathered a stellar team of Royal College-certified plastic surgeons to complement his practice in Toronto. Plastic surgeons obtain this highest level of Canadian certification after completing years of training and practice requirements.

This is the Canadian equivalent of “board certification.” Yet here in Canada, it is the only standard board certification in the country. It’s your assurance that your surgeon holds themselves to unmatched standards for safety and knowledge application.

Plastic Surgeon Toronto Before and After Pictures

Many people start right here – on the before and after results page of a plastic surgery website. And it’s no surprise! After all, the art of cosmetic surgery is about creating natural, flawless-looking results that can be seen. We can also scrutinize patient results for visible scarring, asymmetry, disproportionate body contours, and more. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and only you know just what you’re looking for. However, there are a few tips that we can offer to guide you through the results galleries to be sure that seeing is believing.

Try to answer these questions for yourself as you scan photos:

  1. Are there many examples of results from the specific procedure that you want? Plastic surgery is a vast field with different body and facial areas comprising entire subspecialties. When a surgeon performs certain procedures consistently, they’ll have numerous examples to show, and you can count on them to be very familiar with the most advanced techniques for a variety of patients.

  1. Are all before and after plastic surgery images consistently framed, posed, and lit? There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to assess results where the patient is shown in different lighting or clothed/unclothed inconsistently. You may find that it’s not easy to determine where improvements were made, what the incisions look like, or compare body size/contours. And you’re correct. Pictures should be shown in the same position, same lighting, and preferably on the same background in order to give a transparent, honest view of the outcome.
  1. Is detailed information provided related to the size and weight of the patient, implant details (if applicable), and patient age? Does the after-photo state how long after surgery it was taken? Recovery and, sometimes, results take time to be revealed. A patient’s age affects their skin quality and may affect the final look. The more detail you have, the more easily you can relate to the images you see.
Choose a Plastic Surgeon in Toronto Who Is Specialized

When you have verified that your surgeon is fully licensed and certified, you’ll need to inquire about any additional experience and specialization they may have. Many plastic surgeons are multi-talented and have several favourite procedures that they commonly perform. It is true that practice makes perfect, however.

We recommend that you narrow down your choices based on the particular procedures that you are interested in. For instance, a qualified plastic surgeon known for their excellent breast augmentation results might be the perfect choice for your breast implants. But they could be less ideal if you’re seeking facelift surgery.

Within specialties are subspecialties such as rhinoplasty, which is so complex that many surgeons who excel in this area make it their primary focus. The frequency with which your surgeon performs a procedure will affect outcomes.

You can look for additional certifications like facial reconstructive surgery or head and neck surgery that indicate that the surgeon has spent additional years training in advanced techniques to fine-tune their craft.

You’re also welcome to ask your plastic surgeon what procedures they perform the most and why they choose to.

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon in Toronto 

Your Instincts Matter

You may not encounter much advice regarding your feelings when choosing a surgeon, but paying attention to how you feel is valuable. You should feel that you can communicate openly, have all of your questions answered, and trust your surgeon to provide honest feedback about both the pros and the cons of the procedure.

If you feel misunderstood, rushed, or pressured in any way at the start of your relationship, it might forewarn of further frustration as you continue.

It helps to think of surgeon selection as a long-term partnership. Your surgeon should speak with you in detail before the big day and let you know what the after-care plan will be to follow up with you while you heal.

A few things to look out for:

Beware of a practitioner who promises guaranteed results or “perfection.” Plastic surgery can improve features and appearance, but it is not designed to make anything “perfect.” If your plastic surgeon is not upfront with you about possible risks or the limitations of your surgery, consider it a red flag.


Quality – Aesthetics – Professionalism

In fact, schedule a few consultations if you like. This is a big decision, and you may gain a better understanding of what your options are and who your ideal choice for a Toronto plastic surgeon is when you meet with more than one.

Sovereign Cosmetic Surgery

(416) 362-9039

59 Hayden Street, Suite 703 Toronto, ON M4Y 0E7

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