There are many different ways to combat the signs of aging. One way that we use at the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre in Toronto is called fillers. Fillers can restore lost volume to specific body parts while also helping smooth the skin. With a properly inserted filler, you can potentially look years younger with minimal pain and recovery time.

How Do Fillers Differ From Traditional Cosmetic Surgery?

The main way that fillers differ from traditional cosmetic surgery is that there is no actual surgery involved in the procedure. Instead, filler treatment is performed entirely with injections. This makes the procedure much less invasive and greatly reduces the pain involved following the procedure.
Additionally, because the procedure isn’t surgical, no form of sedation is required. This is particularly important for patients that react badly to general anesthesia or who have never had general anesthesia and don’t know how they might reaction. Furthermore, unlike most traditional cosmetic surgical procedures, that usually take weeks before the results show, the results from fillers are apparent immediately following the surgery, usually with minimal swelling, recovery time, and no need to take time off from work or school after the treatment.


Because surgery and anesthesia is not involved, normally anyone who is looking to increase the volume of specific parts of their face are candidates for fillers. In rare cases a patient may have medical issues that make fillers unsafe, which is why Dr. Chivers will perform a full examination and study your medical history to ensure that fillers are safe and optimal for the results that you are looking for. Finally, candidates for fillers must either be non-smokers or must give up smoking for two full weeks before the treatment in order to ensure that the treatment is fully effective.

How Fillers Can Change Your Looks


Fillers can provide increased volume in specific parts of the face, including:


  • Cheeks – creates healthier looking and smoother cheeks
  • Nose – can help straighten the shape of your nose
  • Lip – builds fuller and bolder lips
  • Lower Eyelids – removes wrinkles and makes you look younger



Is the Process Reversible?

Most types of fillers are semi-permanent. The process is difficult, if not impossible to reverse. However, there is one type of filler, hyaluronic acid based fillers, that allow for easy reversibility in the first 24 hours. With this type of filler, if you are unsatisfied with the result, you can receive a second injection with 24 hours of the initial procedure that will remove the filler from your body and completely reverse the effects of the treatment. If you have any concerns about the procedure or you are not entirely certain that you will like the way you look after the treatment, simply tell Dr. Chivers and he will use a hyaluronic acid based filler in your treatment.

More Questions

If you have any more questions about fillers, Dr. Chivers or other members of our staff will be happy to answer them for you. We want you to know all the risks and benefits of this treatment before you make the decision to get fillers.

Schedule an Appointment

Do you want to look younger with fuller lips, cheeks, or other parts of your face and live in the Toronto area? If so schedule an appointment with Dr. Chivers at the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre to get fillers and change your look quickly and painlessly.