Safety Standard – Your Safety Is Our Priority!

Facial Surgery & Cosmetic Centre of Ottawa is a full service clinic specializing in medical aesthetic procedures from mineral makeup to facial cosmetic surgery for the last 20 years. Prior to undergoing any medical aesthetic procedure you will meet with one of our highly respected surgeons who will discuss in detail your specific concerns. Whatever your aesthetic goal be reassured that you will receive specialized care with the appropriate medical aesthetic professional who has been fully trained and recognized for their area of expertise.

All of our cosmetic injections are performed by Registered Nurses who have extensive on-going training and experience in all injection techniques. Our nurses can offer valuable insight into a beautiful natural result while using the latest injection techniques to ensure safe outcomes. These procedures are supervised and delegated by one of our surgeons who is available at all times.

Our medical aestheticians also work under the direction of our surgeons and provide skin care assessments with the VISIA computerized skin analysis device as well as make appropriate skin care recommendations specific to your needs. Our aestheticians are highly trained in all medical aesthetic procedures such as chemical peels, laser and light based therapy to improve the quality of the skin of the face and body. Their experience is unmatched, ensuring patient’s skin goals are met with the best treatments available.

Facial Surgery & Cosmetic Centre has been a training facility for esthetic injection techniques overseen by our nursing team for over 12 years. In 2011, Dr. Antoniak, the medical director for Facial Surgery & Cosmetic Centre of Ottawa was recognized by the CPSO (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario) for his experience and dedication to his specialty. He is an assessor for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

“Trust your face to an experienced specialist.”


The Facial Surgery & Cosmetic Centre of Ottawa is a proud member of The Canadian Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (C.A.A.A.S.F.) 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.

The aim of the C.A.A.A.S.F. is threefold:

  1. To establish facility and equipment guidelines that member facilities must meet before membership.
  2. To designate appropriate qualifications for individuals working in an ambulatory surgical facility.
  3. To ensure that these standards are maintained in the day-to-day operation of the facility (In-House Quality Assurance Program).

Maintaining Accreditation

To maintain accreditation, member facilities must provide evidence that the standards set out by C.A.A.A.S.F. are adhered to in the day-to-day workings of the surgical unit. This is accomplished by written reports and periodic inspections.

The aim of the Canadian Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities is to protect the public from serious problems that could arise because surgical procedures were done in a place improperly equipped for a given procedure.

The Facial Surgery & Cosmetic Centre of Ottawa is conveniently located adjacent to the Ottawa Hospital (Riverside Campus), and is equipped with technically advanced surgical equipment. Our state of the art sterilization and injection control, with the most advanced anesthetic equipment, ensures your safety. Follow this link to learn more about our modern surgical facility.

Safety and Equipment Guidelines

Surgery today requires sophisticated instruments and monitoring devices. In a C.A.A.A.S.F. accredited facility, procedures are preformed in a modern operating suite with equipment necessary to ensure safe operating conditions. Proper space for the safe evacuation of patients in the event of fire must be assured. Emergency electrical power must be available in case of power failure to allow surgery to continue safely. A C.A.A.A.S.F. accredited facility meets the standards of safety and patient care as those required in a hospital outpatient unit. An accredited facility provides you with a safe environment specifically to accommodate your surgical needs.

Qualified Staff

All surgery performed in a C.A.A.A.S.F. facility must be done by a fully qualified (FRCSC) surgeon, certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He or she must be eligible to perform the same surgical procedures in an accredited hospital. This protects the public from surgeons performing procedures for which they are not qualified. The assisting personnel must be appropriately certified for their role in a accredited facility, just as they would in a government hospital. In those facilities providing procedures done under a general anaesthetic, a certified anesthesiologist would give the anaesthesia.