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Dolce Vita Magazine - Winter 2007/2008

Dr. Hugh McLean Puts Your Best Face Forward

By Stephanie D’Angelo


With his charming persona and professional manner, Dr. Hugh McLean is one of Toronto’s best plastic surgeons. For over 25 years, the good doctor has been reshaping the field of cosmetic surgery, improving the appearance and confidence of countless men and women along the way.

The McLean Clinic in Mississauga is where miracles happen. Always bustling with clients, the clinic offers a full range of aesthetic services, including short-scar facelifts, body sculpting, breast augmentation and tummy tucks. Dr. McLean also performs non-surgical techniques like Botox and other fillers for those less daring.

Dr. McLean’s combination of personal consultation, surgical technique and follow-up helps to establish trust between doctor and patient, and makes for flawless results. “We’ve looked at every aspect of having cosmetic surgery and tried to make each step of the way easy for the patient,” he says. Dr. McLean is dedicated to meeting each of his clients’ individual needs, and the comfortable and hassle-free experience that he offers is precisely what sets him apart from others in the field.

Dr. McLean’s philosophy defines cosmetic surgery as a creative science requiring an understanding of people’s concerns in order to deal with their physical imperfections. He truly believes in the benefits of plastic surgery, as its results are not just skin deep but can significantly impact one’s lifestyle and well-being. So, a visit to Dr. McLean may not only improve your appearance, but it will also give your self-esteem a makeover.

To Dr. McLean, the most satisfying part of his work is simple. “It’s the smiles that I get when people come back and show me how happy they are with my work,” he says. Although he performs a multitude of procedures, Dr. McLean does have a favourite. “If I had to choose one procedure, I’d do a facelift because the face is the area that people can see the most, and I think it’s the most rewarding because your work is out there for everyone to see.”

When it comes to style, Dr. McLean believes it is all about elegance. "A person of style is someone who gets respect from others, not because of their money or position, but because of how they treat others," he says. "I think Princess Diana is a great example of that because she really did have genuine concern for her children, for victims of AIDS and mine workers, and she used her position to help others, which shows real style."

With such a busy schedule, it’s hard to imagine Dr. McLean unwinding, but when he does have some down time, he likes to mix a healthy blend of travel and recreation. "I just like to relax, whether it’s going out for a nice meal, reading a book, watching a movie or spending time with friends.” Although he’s quite the globetrotter, Dr. McLean stays true to his roots. “I’ve been to Cairo, London, New York, Paris and Rome, but I still think that Toronto really is the best place in the world to live," he says.

When asked to define living la dolce vita, Dr. McLean says that the good life is the life that most people have or can have in Canada. "Here we have wonderful opportunities for education, health, employment and good jobs, and I think that those things are the fundamentals in living the good life," he said.

Dr. Hugh McLean is certified as a specialist in plastic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons in Canada and the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, Inc. Dr. McLean’s areas of special interest and expertise are facelift, breast enhancement and body sculpting with an emphasis on the 3-Day Facelift, breast augmentation and tummy tuck. He has operated his accredited private cosmetic surgery clinic for over 20 years.