Choosing a Surgeon
The single most important decision you will make
The most important decision you will make when contemplating plastic surgery, is choosing your surgeon. With any surgery, no matter how minor, there is an element of risk involved. This is why it is crucial that you choose a highly trained and skilled professional, who will not only use the most advanced techniques available to give you the best possible aesthetic outcome, but also provide you with the highest standard of patient care and safety. Thus, prior to booking your procedure, it is imperative that you take the time to become well informed, research all of your available options, and be critical of all the information that you gather.
Unfortunately, there is currently a lack of proper legislation in Canada governing the practice of Cosmetic Surgery. This has resulted in many consumers making ill-advised decisions regarding their healthcare. According to the current legislation, any person who is licensed as a Medical Doctor can technically perform “Cosmetic Surgery” or assume the designation of “Cosmetic Surgeon”, even though there is no formal surgical specialty of “Cosmetic Surgery”. It is of the upmost importance that you exercise your due diligence when selecting your physician, and ensure that the surgeon you select has the proper training and qualifications. There are over 150 self-designated boards and societies that physicians can belong to, but only The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) certification ensures that the surgeon has received the appropriate residency training and passed a rigorous national exam designed to assess skill, knowledge, and safety.
Dr. Jugenburg is certified by the Royal College of Physicians of Canada as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He also received his M.D. degree at the University of Toronto, and was one of the few surgeons selected from a worldwide pool of applicants to train at the prestigious Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in Manhattan, where he was mentored by some of the top plastic surgeons in the world. Dr. Jugenburg also has years of experience performing a complete range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedure, as well as a solid reputation as a leader in his field.