If you’ve been hanging about our social media channels you may have noticed us boasting just a little bit about our newest injector, Dr. Chbat. He is a serious genius when it comes to all the different applications of injections. We found him in the most unusual of places: in the operating room upstairs at The Plastic Surgery Clinic. Over the course of a few months we got to talking, and when the time was right, we were able to bring Dr. Chbat on board (after months of swooning over his killer before and after photos).
Dr. Chbat is an anaesthesiologist. If you’re having surgery, he’s one of the doctors that will put you to sleep and monitor your vital signs during surgery, making sure your heart and lungs are in good shape and that you’re doing well throughout. If you’re a mom who has had an epidural during labour and delivery, an anaesthesiologist like Dr. Chbat would have administered that for you. He’s a good guy to trust your life – or your face – with 🙂
Dr. Chbat is a fellow of the royal college of physicians of Canada and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He graduated from the University of Ottawa medical school in 2011 and the University of Toronto anesthesia residency program in 2016. He joined The Plastic Surgery Clinic in 2018. While his love for anaesthesia has never waned, in 2013, he received his facial aesthetics training. He’s now a practicing anaesthesiologist, and an injector. He promises there’s enough of him to go around 😉
We had a chance to chat with Dr. Chbat about his background, what he loves about aesthetic medicine and who inspires him every day. Read on to get to know him a little better, and then book a consult to meet him face to face (or mask to mask). We know you’ll love him as much as we do.
What drew you to the field of aesthetic medicine?
During residency, I was working in the OR with an anesthesiologist who was chatting about facial anatomy with the surgeon. They said that an ideal facial appearance depends on a specific shape and proportions. I did not understand what they meant, and decided to research more about beauty and facial proportions.
My relationship with that surgeon grew. I was fascinated with these ideals of beauty and attractiveness, as I had truly never considered them before. This surgeon recommended readings for me to pursue and I was drawn further and further into aesthetic medicine, so much so that I decided to take a course in injectables. I became a practicing injector shortly thereafter. That was about 7 years ago and I am now deeply involved in the training and education community as well being a practicing (and very busy) injector.
I’m passionate about helping patients feel and look their best. It’s a great feeling to see patients leave with a smile on their face (or under their mask nowadays!).
You are a trainer as well as an injector. What’s the most rewarding part about your role as a trainer?
I enjoy seeing injectors develop. I remember my experience when I first started. I was on my own with “medical directives” a week after I had gotten my training and I was scared to the point where I was sweating. Luckily for me things went well that day (and ever since!). But that feeling alone makes me want to help injectors feel safe and more confident when starting out, or when transitioning to a more advanced technique.
By ensuring proper training, injectors will feel better about managing patient requests and will have the knowledge to conquer anything they encounter. And to me this is very rewarding.
What or who inspires you in your everyday life?
I get inspired by a lot of different people and experiences. My family worked extremely hard upon moving to Canada to help us get a proper education. This to me is my number one inspiration. Seeing them go to work and put in long hours without complaining was, and still is, remarkable. And I owe it to them to become the best version I can possibly be. That’s why I work so hard to achieve what I set my mind to.
Do you have a favourite treatment area or injectable technique?
I really enjoy treating temples and lips. Temples are often overlooked, yet treating them can help beautify the face and dramatically restore a youthful appearance. At the same time, it’s an advanced injection so not everyone is comfortable performing it.
Lips are key to a beautiful face. But unfortunately nowadays we see a lot of unnatural looking lips that distort the beauty and attractiveness of the face. That’s why I take pride in the subtle lip enhancement that I give patients while maintaining their natural shape and just giving them a small plump to make them feel good and look even better.