The Canadian Faces and Bodies That Plastic Surgery Patients Want

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December 5th, 2020
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Dr. Thomas Bell, MD

The weather is cold, but Canadians are hot!

Aside from our lumber, maple syrup, and goaltenders, Canada’s most in-demand export is probably our gorgeous A-list celebrities.

Take the classic film, The Notebook, for example. It’s an iconic romance movie. Meanwhile, the lead actor and actress are both drop-dead gorgeous, and they’re both Canadian. Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling are actually both from London, Ontario.

McAdams and Gosling are perfect examples of what we’re going to explore today. They’re both over 40, and they’re both probably better looking today than when The Notebook hit the big screen 16 years ago. This is why people from across the globe will frequently bring pictures of them to plastic surgeons.

Today, we will take a close look at McAdams and Gosling, along with a few other Canadian eh-listers. We will explore why their features are so coveted in plastic surgery clinics around the world, and how you can get them.

Rachel McAdams’ Ageless Face

What makes Rachel McAdams so captivating? First of all, she doesn’t seem to age. She appeared in Mean Girls about 17 years ago. But she looks like she has aged about 17 days.

Women looking for McAdams’ forever-young face may consider procedures such as:

A Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)

Women looking for a nose job or rhinoplasty procedure will often use her nose as a guide. While definitely not small, it’s still understated. It complements her bone structure and anchors her face beautifully. It also has a nearly perfect tip and shape, with flawless symmetry from either side of her profile.

How much is a nose job in Toronto? That all depends on what you need. Our prices for a tip-plasty start at $4,999. If you’re looking to reduce the bridge of your nose and improve your breathing, that procedure starts at $8,999. Or, if you’re unhappy with a nose job that was done by another surgeon, we can perform a revision rhinoplasty starting at $12,999.

Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about the rhinoplasty recovery process or procedure.

A Facelift:

This is also known as a rhytidectomy. A facelift is typically a combination of procedures designed to target the cheeks, jowls, and neck.

The combination of these procedures can help to:

  • Tighten your loose skin
  • Reduce the appearance of wrinkles or ageing
  • Reposition facial fat to create new contours
  • Increase your jawline definition

Our team features one of Canada’s leading facial experts in Dr. Thomas Bell. He uses the most advanced techniques to dramatically diminish the signs of ageing and give you a more youthful (yet natural) look.

A Brow Lift

A brow lift procedure can help you fix a sagging forehead or deep forehead lines.

If your brow hangs lower than you like, it can create deep vertical furrows between the eyebrows. You may also start seeing an uneven brow, with one side sagging lower than the other. This makes you look “tired” and adds several years to your appearance.

Patients that undergo a brow lift enjoy a more youthful, revitalized, and symmetric look, with reduced frown lines and wrinkles.

A Cheek Lift

A cheek lift may also be called a mid-face lift.

This is a highly effective (yet minimally invasive) way to fight the lines, sagging, and other signs of ageing in the cheek area. It focuses on restoring your cheeks’ shape and adding more fullness to give you a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.

This is a very popular procedure for people in their 30s and 40s, as they start to see signs of ageing showing up in their mirrors and Zoom video calls. They may not be ready for a full facelift yet, but they’re ready to take an active role in fighting the ageing process.

Ryan Gosling’s Hairline and Forehead

Like his Notebook co-star, Gosling’s face seems to be impervious to time.

His hairline is still perfectly intact, while his forehead is almost completely line-free, even though he is now in his 40s.

How does one achieve this look? Dr. Roskies specializes in brow lifts on men, while performing a procedure known as the reverse brow lift.

The Reverse Brow Lift and the Male Brow Lift

The concept here is to lower the hair and move the hairline forward simultaneously. This gives you a more youthful look, with no trace of a receding hairline.

Or maybe your brow sits lower than you like and crowds the upper lids. In these situations, a male brow lift can be done through 5 subtle ports hidden behind the hairline, using a cutting-edge and minimally invasive endoscopic approach.

Some patients may have low brows with balding hair, but the ports can’t be done from above. If that’s the case, your surgeon can perform a brow lift from underneath using the upper lid blepharoplasty (upper eyelid) hidden incision.

A Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant

You can also choose to reverse the effects of hair loss or patterned baldness with the FUE hair transplant procedure. This can add volume to your hair and take years off of your appearance.

Our hair loss experts use robotic (Artas) and Automated (NeoGraft) micro-rotatory punches to harvest hair follicles from the rear of your scalp, then implant them onto the areas where you would like to see more volume and fullness.

Older strip graft procedures were known to cause undesired scarring, but the Neograft and Artas FUE devices give you natural-looking results with absolutely no pain or scarring.

Ryan Reynolds’ Physique

Reynolds broke into Hollywood as a handsome and funny guy in sitcoms and comedic films. However, he started to add bulk and muscle to get roles in action films and he hasn’t looked back.

Today, you can see him on the big screen and on the cover of every fitness magazine with a seemingly impossible combination of size and definition—particularly for someone in his 40s. This is why countless men have looked up his work out routine to try to figure out how he does it.

Of course, we always need to be careful when comparing our physiques to Hollywood stars that have the luxury of a team of personal trainers, nutritionists and chefs.

But that’s not to say that you can’t get a fitness cover-worthy physique with a combination of diet, exercise, and body contouring treatments.


Plastic surgery has been on the rise among men in recent years, and liposuction was among the most popular procedures for guys in 2020.

Lipo remains one of the best ways to help you lose the stubborn pounds and inches that your diet can’t seem to shake.

Our clinic currently offers 3 different types of modern liposuction treatments in Toronto at our clinic:

BodyTite™ Lipo (Radiofrequency Energy)

Surgeons use radiofrequency energy to melt and coagulate unwanted fat, which can help you see soft tissue contraction of about 40-50% over 12 months.

Vaser Liposuction (Ultrasound Energy)

Vaser Lipo utilizes ultrasonic energy to create a gentle vibration that destroys fat cells.

This procedure leads to a lower level of soft tissue contraction and your surgeon may recommend combining this with other energy-assisted treatments to give you the best results.

SmartLipo™ (Laser Energy)

This procedure gives our patients a fantastic combination of body contouring and skin tightening.

The treatments use laser energy to liquefy the fat so it can be easily removed with a micro-cannula. You could see a 17% increase in skin contraction and a 25% improvement in skin elasticity.

Is liposuction safe? Yes, and it has never been safer. The technology and techniques used today are incredibly sophisticated and very gentle.

If you’re interested in seeing what’s possible, we would love to talk to you about it. We have some fantastic liposuction before and after pictures, as well as glowing customer reviews.

Evangeline Lilly’s Stomach

Lilly’s incredibly athletic physique first caught the world’s attention on the hit TV series Lost in 2004. She has since broken into Hollywood and joined the mega-successful Marvel Universe, with roles in the Ant-Man movies and Avengers: End Game.

Her envy-worthy midsection has also helped her appear on the cover of countless fitness magazines.

If you’re looking to get abs like Lilly, we probably don’t have to tell you that this is one of the most challenging areas to tone. It’s not just a matter of doing tonnes of crunches. You need to commit to a strict workout schedule and diet. As they say, “Abs are made in the kitchen.”

But you may soon realize that diet and exercise can only take you so far. You may go hard for 6-12 months and still see a few pounds or inches on your midsection that refuse to leave. It can be incredibly frustrating after all of that hard work.

This is why so many people seek body contouring procedures to get the results they deserve, especially in the core area. It’s hard to target one particular area with spot toning workouts, even though that’s what most of us want. On the other hand, body contouring lets you target those areas.

Liposuction is a very effective and popular option. However, you should know that we also offer a number of nonsurgical alternatives.

VelaShape 3

Dr. Bell has been one of the industry-leading innovators in the use of VelaShape technology. The non-invasive radiofrequency device gives you great results in both skin tightening and body contouring. It has also proven to be very effective in treating cellulite.


These treatments can help you see a 19% reduction in fat cells, and a 16% increase in muscle fibres, after just four treatments. If you have had children, EMsculpt can help you see a 10% reduction in the abdominal separation known as diastasis recti.

Venus Freeze

This industry-leading radiofrequency technology gives you a combination of body contouring and anti-ageing treatments. The procedures gently heat the skin to create an increase in collagen and elastin production. This tightens the skin and helps you get rid of body fat and cellulite in the body’s most challenging areas.


This non-invasive laser body contouring procedure has shown our patients fantastic results for treating belly fat and love handles. It can also help you tone the areas on your back, thighs, and under your chin. Treatments are about 25 minutes long, with absolutely no downtime.


Over 7 million CoolSculpting treatment cycles have been performed worldwide. This fat-freezing technology can help you destroy the fat cells in your core, back, hips, thighs, arms, and jawline.


These innovative thermal skin tightening treatments will target all tissues and provide incredible results. Our patients can see permanent fat destruction and muscle toning, with no downtime or recovery time.


Vanquish treatments use cutting-edge radiofrequency/ microwave technology to treat the fat on the stomach, hips, and thighs. The gentle procedures also preserve the skin and muscle.


This is another procedure that gives you that coveted combination of skin tightening and fat reduction. The electrical pulses help you achieve permanent fat cell death, skin tightening, and cellulite reduction.


The radiofrequency technology helps you get rid of fat and repair sagging skin. Our patients experience noticeable results in the treatment of saggy jowls, wrinkled cheeks, and turkey neck.

We very seldom use one single body contouring solution with a given patient. We find that the best results come from fully assessing a patient’s body and goals, then creating a plan that includes a combination of multiple body contouring procedures.

Everyone’s body is unique, so there is no magic one-size-fits-all solution. But we take pride in finding the solution that will work best for you.

We know we have covered a lot of different procedures today and it may seem overwhelming. You may still have a lot of questions. Do I want a reverse brow lift or an FUE hair transplant? How much does liposuction cost?

These are questions that we would love to go over with you in a one-on-one setting. During these complicated times with COVID restrictions, we now conduct our initial meetings over video calls.

If you’re ready to meet our team of surgeons, reach out to us today.

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Dr. Thomas Bell, MD

Dr. Thomas Bell has been one of Canada’s most renowned cosmetic surgeons for 35 years. He prides his excellence on the harmonious balance of vision, aesthetic appearance, and patient care.

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