Dr. Michael Roskies is a double fellowship trained, double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and owner of Yorkville Plastic Surgery Center. Quickly recognized as an emerging leader in aesthetic medicine today, Dr. Roskies was hand-selected to continue the legacy of exceptional facial cosmetic surgery in the heart of Toronto.
Dr. Roskies is one of the few surgeons internationally to hold dual fellowship training and board certification in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Head and Neck Microvascular Reconstruction. He has trained at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world.
He was accepted into the microvascular reconstruction training program at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, consistently ranked as one of the top hospitals worldwide. There, he worked alongside the pioneers of face transplantation and further refined his techniques in Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of Toronto. Throughout his five years training at McGill University in General surgery, Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery, he obtained a Master’s degree in Tissue Engineering.
Dr. Roskies’ practice focuses exclusively on cosmetic surgery of the face. He is known for his exceptional results in facial rejuvenation surgery having spent over 15,000 hours operating on this body region throughout his career. Dr. Roskies is an early-adopter of preservation rhinoplasty and ultrasonic rhinoplasty and one of the few surgeons to combine these innovations worldwide. He has performed hundreds of hair transplants over his career and prides himself of delivering realistic results with uncompromising care.
Dr. Roskies also is a leader in non-surgical rejuvenation, recently selected as a “Leader of the Future” by industry pioneers. He is a frequently invited speaker on topics related to injectable fillers, neurotoxins and facial anatomy.
Dr. Roskies is a courtesy faculty member at Sinai Health System in the department of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery where he treats a number of nasal and skin related conditions and holds admitting and operating room privileges. There, he continues to educate and train the future leaders in head and neck surgery at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Roskies remains the only resident in history to be awarded the national Canadian, International, American and Provincial research awards for his work in facial reconstruction. He has been granted prestigious research scholarships from the Canadian Institute of Health Research and has published dozens of academic articles and book chapters on facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He is past winner of the Alexander D. Stewart prize, given to the doctor most ready to practice the profession out of medical school and recipient of the Canada Notable Award for Healthcare.
Quite simply, a facial plastic surgeon is a surgeon who specializes in cosmetic or reconstructive surgery of the face.
Commonly, facial plastic surgeons will have completed four years of medical school, five years of residency in a combination of general surgery, plastic surgery, and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), and a fellowship in facial plastic surgery through the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Facial plastic surgeons spend on average 15,000-20,000 hours operating exclusively on the face during their training. They specialize in the following surgeries: rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, browlift, facelift, necklift, chin implant, and skin cancer reconstruction. Additionally, most are also experts in non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Others have supraspecializations in free flap reconstruction, facial nerve reanimation, craniofacial reconstruction, or facial feminization.
A native of Montreal, Dr. Roskies, his wife and two sons settled in Toronto after 11 years of medical training.
He is an Ironman triathlete who commits himself to all facets of life with the believe that "how you do anything is how you do everything”. His patients consider him to be a true gentleman and medical professional. He is valued as an outstanding, kind and attentive listener. A truly skilled surgeon, Dr. Roskies is very clear in his explanations and instructions and takes the time to truly address any questions and concerns. He values cosmetic surgery as an artistic outlet whereby he restores confidence and beauty and treats every patient as he would his own family.
Rhinoplasty means refining the appearance of the nose, but also improving/maintaining your breathing. Facelift means restoring your youth, but also preserving your facial nerve function. When they take you to the operating room, one goal is at hand: make all aspects of your face better. As the interface between what you project to the world and what you receive from it, any issue you experience from head to neck ensures that the person cannot be separated from the surgery.
You wouldn't choose a divorce lawyer to handle your criminal case, even though they both went to the same law school. A facial plastic surgeon has spent almost their entire medical career and training operating exclusively on the face. They know the anatomy inside out which gives use an advantage when achieving the best possible outcomes. Trust your face to a face expert.
To be a facial plastic surgeon, you have to be selected for one of the most competitive surgical specialties and fellowships. To be board-certified, they endure an extra year of subspecialty training, write a comprehensive two-day board exam, have our case logs peer-reviewed, and write re-certification exams every ten years. Additionally, they contribute to the latest research and technologies by spending time outside of work, ensuring that they have the best tools possible when they are there. A career centered on life-long learning ensures that you are better tomorrow than you were today, that no two cases are the same, and that no days are routine or dull.
Most of them have selected this field because of how intricate, and intimate facial procedures can be. When results are on display for others to see, they take extra precautions to provide the most natural outcomes possible. Having healthy patients choose and entrust them with their most perceptible features automatically creates a bond that few physicians and patients share. The journey is no longer theirs; it is shared. The challenge, unlike facial reconstruction, is not restoring what was lost but improving what already exists.
Facial plastic surgery is more than just a career. It is an aspect of life inseparable from the rest. They eat, breathe and live facial plastic surgery. They see the aesthetic in everything and bring that into the operating room with us. They love talking about and promoting our relatively young specialty (50 years is young in medicine). They travel around the world, learning from others in the field, and congregate together multiple times throughout the year at conferences. Their passion is a reflection of the respect they have for those in this field that came before and a drive to improve ourselves for the ones who will come after.
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This life is what we make of it. Dr. Mike Roskies helps patients like you determine their own futures through innovative, meticulous, and gorgeous facial plastic surgery in Toronto. As one of the rising stars of plastic surgery, patients come from around the country to receive Dr. Roskies’ life-changing procedures. Ready to give your story an exciting new chapter? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Roskies today.
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