Dedicated to You

We know the route to transformation can be confusing and difficult. That's why we do everything we can to make the path easier and more comfortable.

Our administrative staff and medical team are all here to help you reach your beauty potential, on your terms. We look forward to providing you with the utmost respect and exceptional service. Our goal is to ensure your visits with us are beyond your expectations.

Medical Staff

Anna Wong, RPN, Head Nurse

Toronto cosmetic surgery staff

With over 20 years in the nursing profession, Anna has turned her passion for skincare and anti-aging into a remarkable career. Her allure towards the medical aesthetics industry is what drives her to be current and knowledgeable with the latest treatments and trends.

Anna launched her career as a palliative nurse and later ventured on to work directly with cosmetic surgery. Her years of experience as a surgical assistant is what sparked her to merge her love for beauty and nursing. She has dedicated her career towards helping clients gain confidence by looking and feeling their best.

When away from the clinic, you can find Anna exploring the city and trying out Toronto's latest cuisines.

Yolanda Albino, RPN, OR Head Nurse

Toronto cosmetic surgery nurse

Yolanda has more than 20 years of nursing experience; she started her career as a Medical–Surgical Nurse in the Philippines. Yolanda manages our OR Team and provides Pre op/Post op care to patients.

Yolanda has a unique combination of strong nursing skills and strives to provide the best health care possible. She believes in building a long lasting and trusting relationship with her patients. She seeks to acquire a comprehensive evaluation of every patient by taking time to listen and understand their particular needs. Her true desire is to enhance a positive healing experience and confidence while making sure to achieve a smooth and safe OR day.

While Yolanda’s main passion is nursing, on her off days she enjoys karaoke singing with husband and walking along trails with her family with their dog, Baxi.

MJ Gooding, RPN, Advanced Certified Cosmetic Injector

Toronto cosmetic surgery staff

MJ has 13 years experience as a Certified Advanced Cosmetic Injector and 20 years experience as a Medical Aesthetician and Medical Laser Safety Officer. MJ has acquired her admiral skills through extensive anatomy and injection training, product knowledge and artistic vision. MJ works under the auspices of Dr.Kara, Medical Director, for the past 10 years mastering both needle and cannula for injectable treatments to provide safe and effective results.

Lindsey McNeill, Aesthetic Technician

Toronto cosmetic surgery aesthetician

Lindsey has come to us from a long history of customer service. She holds a certificate from CSU university in Washington DC in CoolSculpting. She has also been trained in laser hair removal.

Lindsey is passionate about patient care and loves the experience she provides for each patient.

Administrative Staff

Melissa Aldridge, Surgical Patient Co-ordinator

Toronto cosmetic surgery staff

Melissa is the surgical patient coordinator in our Whitby location. She has been in health care supporting people during different walks of life for 12 years.

Melissa supported those with developmental and physical disabilities up until she joined Dr. Kara Plastic Surgery in 2011.

She has always felt pride and purpose enhancing the lives of others. As a surgical patient coordinator she feels it is very similar to her previous career choice. She loves seeing the excitement in her patients as they pursue their journey with cosmetic surgery.

In 2015, she went to San Francisco to attend CoolSculpting university where she obtained her certificate as a CoolSculpting technician.

Over the years with Dr. Kara, Melissa has had an opportunity to witness many of the surgeries that Dr. Kara performs, which allows her to educate our patients with first hand knowledge of surgical procedures.

Melissa is a busy mom of 3 children. When she is not at work she keeps busy with her children's rep lacrosse and hockey while watching her 1 year old cheer on his older siblings.

Connie Nydam, Patient Co-ordinator

Toronto cosmetic surgery staff

The first smiling face to greet you at our Scarborough location is Connie’s. She keeps the office running smoothly by fulfilling her reception, clinical and administrative duties.

Connie enjoys interacting with each and every patient. She's great at making you feel comfortable. She ensures that you are well taken care of from the moment you arrive until you walk out the door looking fabulous!

Connie graduated MOA with honors in 2015. She is also an experienced and certified phlebotomist. She possesses a strong background in customer service with over 10 years of experience.

In between her busy schedule, Connie volunteers in a senior homecare and enjoys going on trips with her family

Vanessa McMenamin, Surgical Consultant

Toronto cosmetic surgery staff

Vanessa is a surgical consultant in our Whitby office. She is a former patient of Dr. Kara and brings personal experience to all her meetings. She is more than happy to talk about her surgical experience and encourages all and any questions you may have.

With an extensive background in Communications and Customer Service, Vanessa will make you feel comfortable by addressing all your concerns. She'll help you make the right decision.

When not in the office, Vanessa is a busy mom of two young boys. They keep her busy with competitive sports all week long.

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