Meet Our Cosmetic Surgery Staff
We’re dedicated to providing the most advanced treatment in cosmetic surgery and medical esthetics. Meet our friendly and professional clinic staff.
“I'm extremely proud of my team of nurses, medical estheticians and support staff. They have been carefully chosen and trained to provide you (the client), with the very best experience.”
A specialist in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Antoniak has focused on Cosmetic and Facial Surgery since 1987. He established the Facial Surgery & Cosmetic Centre of Ottawa in 1998 to provide the highest quality of service to his patients. Dr. Gregory P. Antoniak offers his patients a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical options to enhance the way they look. “A natural result, that’s what I aim for,” adds Dr. Antoniak of the Facial Surgery & Cosmetic Centre of Ottawa, “cosmetic surgery that doesn’t leave you looking ‘Plastic”.
Dr. Antoniak has active privileges at the Ottawa Hospital (a teaching hospital for the University of Ottawa) and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
If you are concerned about some aspect of your physical appearance, consider a consultation with Dr. Antoniak, a qualified cosmetic surgeon. The decision to have cosmetic surgery can be intimidating therefore, it is important to feel comfortable and at ease with your surgeon.
During the initial consultation Dr. Antoniak will discuss expectations and the probable outcome of surgery. Education is an important aspect of the consultation process and a well informed decision is essential. Dr. Antoniak provides up-to-date information regarding advanced surgical techniques as well as non-invasive procedures to enhance your appearance.
“I love to see patients achieve their aesthetic goals. It is gratifying to be able to take what I’ve learned and provide our clients with the very best experience and outcome.”
Bonnie has been a highly respected Certified Medical Aesthetician and Laser Technician since 1996. She is proud to have been a major part of the Facial Surgery and Cosmetic Centre of Ottawa since 1998. Bonnie is an honours graduate of Versailles Academy in aesthetics; she is also an honours graduate in computer business and healthcare from ICAN Business College.
As aesthetics manager, Bonnie’s area of expertise is in coordinating and developing laser rejuvenation protocols for the face and body as well as introducing individualized skin health restoration programs. She oversees the marketing component of Dr. Antoniak’s practice, which she co-manages.
Bonnie attends annual international conferences to remain at the forefront in an industry that is constantly expanding with new technologies and products. Her love of learning and passion for her profession drive her to offer the best light-based technologies and advancements in treatment protocols for our patients, setting our clinic apart from the competition.
Because of her knowledge and experience, she was approached in 2010 by Elevate magazine for her opinions on lasers and the developing technologies for skin enhancement. This helped to bring national attention to the Facial Surgery and Cosmetic Centre of Ottawa, for being a clinic which is committed to education and setting the highest standards for its patients.
“Our role is to educate, listen, create a care plan that meets the goals of the client, and help the client attain those results to the best of our ability in a gentle, professional, artistic fashion.”
“No two faces should ever be treated the same.” says Sheila. Sheila has over ten years experience with Dr. Antoniak as RN Manager and as a cosmetic injection specialist with Botox® and dermal fillers. She has been working in this aesthetic medical specialty since 1999.
She is an honours graduate from Carleton University and Dean’s List graduate from Algonquin College Nursing Program. Her focus and position is two-fold: to continuously grow and develop the “injectable” programs offered at the Facial Surgery and Cosmetic Centre of Ottawa and co-manage this flourishing practice.
She believes continuous education is paramount in offering the best and most effective treatments available to our patients.
Sheila travels internationally to learn the latest injection techniques, combination therapies, and latest product development available to the Canadian consumer. Her annual attendance at Anti-Aging World Seminars and Management Programs has made her one of the leading RN injectors in this field.
She has been recognized in the industry for her talents and artistry, and has consulted as a cosmetic injection trainer with a national distributor of injectable fillers for over five years.
In Fall 2009, her expert opinion in an article on injectable fillers was published in Revive, a national anti-aging and wellness magazine. Her enthusiasm for her profession and passion for her work, have helped establish the Facial Surgery and Cosmetic Centre of Ottawa as the premiere clinic for injectable treatments available today.
The Nursing Team
“Working in the cosmetic surgery/aesthetic industry as well as psychiatry allows me to see first-hand that beauty is not only skin deep.”
“It brings me great pleasure to bear witness to the physical & emotional transformation that occurs when clients realize their inner & outer beauty.” says Lisa.
Lisa is a graduate of the St. Lawrence College Nursing Program where she received the academic award of excellence. She has been an RN for more than 10 years and has been a nurse injector with the Centre since 2001. She specializes in cosmetic injections, both dermal filler and Botox® treatments. With her experience, she has grown into more advanced areas. Her attention to detail and gentle touch ensure our patients are getting quality, specialized care resulting in a superior outcome.
“As a professional registered nurse for more than 20 years, I use my wealth of medical knowledge and my experience to guide my patients through consultation and treatment.”
Sandie has been part of the Centre’s nursing team since 2005. After completing her nursing degree abroad, Sandie returned to Canada in 1988 and accepted a position on a medical/surgical unit at Hawkesbury General Hospital. In 1993, Sandie earned a post-graduate certificate specializing in operating room nursing. Sandie then accepted a position on the hospital’s OR team working in the day surgery and recovery room.
Relocating to Ottawa in 2001, but retaining her position at Hawkesbury, Sandie also worked for several oral surgeons in the Ottawa region. This led to a position as Head OR Nurse at Argyle Associates Surgicentre which specializes in plastic surgery, oral surgery, pediatric dental surgery and ENT and Facial Cosmetic Surgery.
“I have been an operating room nurse for 45 years and bring a wealth of knowledge to the practice.”
Pat has been with the team since 2003. She graduated from Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1963 and followed her general nursing with state certification in midwifery, returning to a Theatre Sisters’ post at Glasgow Royal which she vacated to come to Canada in 1970. She spent 30 years at the Riverside Hospital working in the OR with Dr. Antoniak for many of these years before retiring and joining the Facial Surgery and Cosmetic Centre.
She is a cherished team member known for calming effect, quality care in the OR and phenomenal bedside manner.
Julie is a wonderful addition to our Centre with her vivacious personality and wonderful interaction with our clients.
The Medical Aesthetics Team
“Building long lasting relationships by asking the right questions and listening to the patient is key. Creating patient trust is my main goal which develops over time by delivering excellent patient outcomes.”
Doreen’s long interactive experience with customers, customer service, and Medical Aesthetics create the perfect combination of expertise to design a customized plan for each of her patients. Doreen takes each patient step by step through their individualized plan to achieve their main aesthetic goals, while maintaining a natural result. Contributing her knowledge and passion in this ever changing and evolving business of cosmetic surgery and medical aesthetics is both exciting and challenging, and Doreen is very proud to offer her skills at the Facial Surgery & Cosmetic Centre of Ottawa where new techniques and improving through education is rewarding and natural.
“I pride myself on having a thorough and keen understanding of medical skin care, its products and procedures.”
Nancy has received laser certifications from Palomar Medical, Syneron & Alma Lasers for IPL, Radio Frequency and Erbium Laser technologies. She has also received certification in PCA Facial Regeneration Chemical Peels. During her time at the Centre, Nancy has been personally trained by Medical Aesthetics Manager Bonnie and Dr. Antoniak and continues to participate in external training and seminars to upgrade her knowledge and skills.
Nancy is exceptional at performing VISIA complexion analysis and overseeing patients’ individual skin health restoration requirements. She works collaboratively with her patients to identify the appropriate skin care solutions to meet their needs.
The Administration Team
“Work is very fulfilling when you enjoy what you do and the people you work with.”