Frank R. Lista MD, FRCSC

Mississauga, ON, CA
Frank R. Lista MD, FRCSC

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

The Plastic Surgery Clinic is one of the premier plastic surgery facilities in Mississauga and Toronto, Ontario. Founded in 1987 by renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Frank Lista, our clinic is dedicated to being the finest and most caring plastic surgery provider possible. Continuing his role as medical director, Dr. Lista has helped hundreds of patients realize their goals every year by delivering natural looking results with the highest level of care available.

Thanks to over 25 years of experience in the field, there’s one thing he knows for certain: it’s all about trust. Throughout his career, it has been Dr. Lista’s aim to be one of the best plastic surgeons in Canada working with the benefit of a totally customized state-of-the-art facility. To achieve this, he collaborated with architects and industry professionals to design one of the most modern cosmetic surgical clinics in the province of Ontario. He understands that his patients are putting their health, well-being, and appearance in his hands. It’s a significant responsibility, and patients deserve to be able to trust in him completely. It’s his objective to always do what’s best for the you. If you were a member of his family—his sister, his wife, his daughter or son—what would he recommend? It’s the same advice you’ll receive as his patient.

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Practice Specialization

Dr. Lista is a talented plastic surgeon that patients seek out for sophisticated facial, breast and body contouring treatments. As a renowned surgical expert, he is frequently invited to speak at conferences and universities around the world.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Lista has become renowned as a talented breast augmentation, tummy tuck, gynecomastia, and liposuction surgeon. In addition, he performs various types of facelift surgery and is regarded as a leading facelift specialist.

Background & Certification

Board Certification

The American Board of Plastic Surgery
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Professional Background

Dr. Frank Lista is the medical director and founder of the Plastic Surgery Clinic. He is a board certified specialist in plastic surgery in Canada and the United States and holds a specialty certificate in plastic surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is also a board certified plastic surgeon in the United States as a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is one of only a few plastic surgeons board certified in both Canada and the United States.

He completed his medical training at the University of Toronto where he now holds a position as assistant professor in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Lista is past president of the Canadian Society of Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery, founder and past president of the Ontario Society of Plastic Surgeons, and was Chief of Plastic Surgery for over 10 years at the Trillium Health Centre. He is one of only two Canadian surgeons to have ever been named Traveling Professor for the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

Publications and Presentations

Dr. Lista has published dozens of peer-reviewed papers in academic journals and textbooks and is frequently invited to present papers at universities and Plastic Surgery meetings internationally, including: the Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, as well as Yale University, the University of North Carolina, the University of Toronto, and McMaster University. He has travelled to Kuwait, Istanbul, Raleigh, New York, Athens, Geneva, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Santa Fe to present his techniques and research.

Read more about Dr. Lista's groundbreaking research.

Awards & Honors

Ontario Provincial Legislature Humanitarian Service Recognition Award (surgical relief mission to Haiti)

Award of Merit, Plastic Surgery Education Foundation - American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Physicians Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education - American Medical Association

Best Resident Teacher Award - Toronto Western Hospital

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Dr. Lista has hospital affiliations at Trillium Health Centre

Society Memberships

Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS)
Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)

Offices Held

Dr. Lista is a Founder and Past President of the Ontario Society of Plastic Surgeons, and Past President of the Canadian Society of Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery.

Your Consultation

Choosing to have plastic surgery is one of the biggest decisions you can make. Dr. Lista understands the trust required to put your safety, your health, and your appearance in his hands. He also knows that in order to make the right decision for you, your body, and your lifestyle, you require as much knowledge as possible to make an informed decision. Because of this, consultations with him are always available free of charge. It's important to him that you not feel any unnecessary financial pressure when making the best decision for yourself.

You can choose to have your consultation at either the Mississauga or Toronto locations of The Plastic Surgery Clinic. Book your consultation by calling 1-866-803-6415, by e-mail at, or by visiting our website.

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

Our Mississauga clinic is housed in a state of the art building that was custom designed and built to function as a modern medical centre for cosmetic surgery with the most advanced equipment available. The architecture was specially developed to take into account every single component that improves patient care by providing privacy of access, eliminating visible sightlines from nearby streets, and considering all factors that have been shown to improve patient experience. Consulting all of the available medical literature and studies published in plastic surgery journals, we researched and implemented every recommendation that improves patient outcomes with the goal of creating the best plastic surgery clinic in Canada. A fully accredited health facility licensed and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Health, our clinic is tailored to the natural flow of staff and patients so that we can deliver optimum safety and care for surgical and non-surgical procedures alike.

The Plastic Surgery Clinic is a fully accredited Independent Health Facility licensed and inspected by the Ministry of Health of the Province of Ontario. Very few cosmetic surgery facilities hold such a license. At the Plastic Surgery Clinic we are proud of this accomplishment because it means that we meet a standard, which few others are able to achieve. We are also accredited by the Canadian Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Care Facilities. Both of these accreditations are achieved by regular inspection and review. This helps to guarantee our patients the most modern and highest level of care possible.

Our Toronto clinic is located in Yorkville, an acclaimed neighbourhood renowned for its style and culture. Nearby amenities include a unique blend of designer boutiques, gourmet restaurants, luxurious hotels, and illustrious fine art galleries. This discreet downtown Toronto location provides a beautiful, serene environment for complimentary consultations and non-surgical procedures. Receive a free skin care consultation from a Miracle 10 Beauty Advisor at our extraordinary boutique and shop the full line of Miracle 10 clinical skin care products.

Skin Care Products

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Frank R. Lista MD, FRCSC

1421 Hurontario St, Mississauga,

67 Scollard St, Toronto, ON,

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