Dedicated to You
Our administrative staff and professional 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.
Shelby McLaren, B.Hsc, B.ScPA, CCPA, Canadian Certified Physician Assistant
Hi my name is Shelby, affectionately referred to in our clinic as Dr. Kara's Co-pilot.
I completed by undergraduate degree at Western University in an Honours Specialization of Health Sciences. From there I went on to complete my Honours Bachelor of Science for Physician Assistants in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
I have found deep gratification with plastic surgery and in being able to instantly kinaesthetically 'fix' something, combining art and science through a truly seamless practice which satisfies both hemispheres of my cerebral cortex.
I am a bit of a 'jack of all trades' at our clinic. I assist Dr. Kara in surgery, am a cosmetic injector of botox and fillers, preform surgical consultations and act as a source of counsel for the pre-op/post-op nurses and medical consultants.
As Dr. Kara’s 'right hand man' you have the benefit of over 27 years of surgical experience in conjunction with a young female perspective to really aid in achieving your aesthetic goals.
Zehra Raza, RN, HBSc, BScN, Medical Consultant Medical Consultant
Zehra completed her Honours in Life Sciences and Bachelors of Nursing from McMaster University. Since graduating, she has been working closely with Dr. Kara and learning all the do's and don'ts of the cosmetic industry. She is a skilled medical consultant, pre-operative and post-operative nurse and has also been trained in Injectables and Medical Aesthetics. Zehra diligently cares for each of her patients and ensures they are confident in moving forward with their procedure which substantially compliments their post-operative recovery.
When she is not busy diligently checking the surgical charts, Zehra enjoys binge watching shows on Netflix, roaming the isles of Costco and trying out new restaurants in the GTA.
Cheska Penafiel, RPN, Certified Advanced Aesthetic Nurse Injector
Cheska finished her nursing degree at the age of 20 years old. At a young age, she already knew that she wanted a career in the beauty industry, so she followed her heart and pursued specialized training in Cosmetic Injectables and Medical Aesthetics at Centennial college. Since then, she has worked alongside plastic surgeons, doctors and injectors in different clinics across the city. This has helped her hone her skills in Aesthetics. With 7+ years of specialty nursing in the Aesthetic field, Cheska’s outstanding work, skills, knowledge and talent keep our patients coming back for more! She does injectables in all areas of the face using a customized method and advanced technique for each patient. She is popular for non-surgical nose jobs, chin augmentation, jawline slimming, natural lip enhancement and wrinkle treatments.
In addition to her role as a master injector at Dr Kara Plastic Surgery, Cheska also serves as a Clinical Trainer and Instructor at the Canadian Board of Aesthetic Medicine. She trains nurses and doctors from around the world on how to perform cosmetic injectables.
When she’s not busy glamming up her patients, she is shopping, spending time with her family, husband & their adorable dog.
Sharon Miso, Non-Surgical Manager/Consultant and Medical Technician
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