Kristina Zakhary, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Calgary Facial Plastic Surgeon
2303-4 th street SW, Suite 803
Calgary, Alberta T2S2S7 CA
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"I chose my doctor based on research, online reviews, and seeing amazing results firsthand (my friend also had rhinoplasty)." "I should also add that she straightened my nose and worked some sort of magic inside because I don't snore anymore either!" "I am so happy with the results."

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5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Best Surgeon! Great Experience! So Happy! Calgary, AB

After doing research, I found Dr. Zakhary to be rated one of the top surgeons close to me, and she definitely is the best! My whole experience, from the consultation to surgery and to follow-ups, was better than I ever could have hoped for. I am beyond words for how happy I am with the results of my nose. It is definitely my dream nose and I am so grateful to have found such a sweet, kind,...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

25 Year Old Rhinoplasty - Calgary, AB

Dr. Zahkary is exceptional. Phenomenal. She is simply the best in my opinion. I spent years researching physicians for my operation. I ended up coming across Dr. Zahkary online and I really liked the fact that she was also a woman, so she would have realistic expectations for what the outcome of my face should be. The reviews I found were mostly positive, with the exception of a few negative ones however once I read them, I could tell they were written with unrealistic expectations. This made me feel more comfortable and I decided to book a consultation which only took a week to book. When I walked into her office for the consultation, I felt a little impatient because it took 2 hours to see her since she was very busy. This was a good opportunity though, as I got a chance to watch patients walk in and out of her office and see how their results were! When I was politely taken into a room to meet her, I instantly fell in love with her personality and smile. She is very genuine, sweet and modest. She listened to everything I had to say and was not afraid to let me know if the image I had was unrealistic or would not work for my face. We ended up booking the surgery 3 months out which was to allow time incase I wanted to change my mind or had second thoughts. Throughout these 3 months she was great at answering all my questions and keeping me informed on the next step in the process. I never felt lost or left hanging, it was easy to talk to her. My personal situation required 1.5 years of follow-ups post surgery, where she was very happy to see me on a monthly basis to answer my questions and to monitor my progress. She never made me feel like I was asking too much and would do a great job of calming down my uncertainties. It is a long, tough journey both physically and mentally. There are going to be days where you feel like 'wow ok this looks great I think I see the end result coming', and there are going to be days where you feel 'oh my goodness what is happening to my face why is it leaning this way?!' this is completely NORMAL, it is your body trying to heal itself and it takes at least a year to see solidified results! I had a lot of anxiety for some months and she would do an amazing job of explaining why this was happening and resting my doubts. It has now been a total of 1.5 years after the surgery and I cannot express how happy I am with the way everything went. If I had to do it all over again I would choose her no questions asked!!! I believe honest reviews are the best reviews, and I assure you it has been the longest struggle of my life getting to this point, where I feel the most confident and happy I have ever been thanks to her help. Thank you Dr. Zahkary!!!

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

22 Year Old With Very Little Confidence - Calgary, AB

My nose was crooked for 9 years. 9 years too long! I didn't have any confidence, I hated wearing my glasses or sun glasses, even looking at some one when I was talking to them was hard for me. When I came up with the money and found Dr. Zakhary, I knew right away she was the one for the job! Everything happened so naturally!! She did an amazing job from start to finish!! She answered any and...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Amazing Doctor - Calgary, AB

Dr. Zakary is the most accommodating, understanding, and skilled doctor I have had dealings with. She performed a septo/rhinopasty on me recently and the results far exceeded my expectations. My nose was broken quite traumatically years ago and was beaten and bruised numerous times since then. Aesthetically, my nose was bent and sagging and had a “has been broken before” appearance. ...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

My Septorhinoplasty Experience - Calgary, AB

I chose my doctor based on research, online reviews, and seeing amazing results firsthand (my friend also had rhinoplasty). I definitely made the right decision. Dr. Zakhary is brilliant, realistic, honest, upfront, caring, and a bit of a perfectionist (the good kind!). She answers every question you have and explains everything in a way that's easy to understand. She walks her patient's through everything from the consultation to the follow up appointments. Here's an example of how amazing she is: I have a fear of needles and a fear of general anesthetic, which Dr. Zakhary knew about. As I was on the OR table on the day of the surgery when the anesthesiologist was starting my IV and putting me to sleep, Dr. Zakhary was holding my hand and talking me through it. That simple gesture meant so much to me and helped me cope with my fears.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Great Rhinoplasty Experience - Calgary, AB

Dr. Zakhary did my rhinoplasty recently. She did a terrific job. I did a lot of research before picking her, and I'm glad with my choice. She's an exceptional surgeon with a great aesthetic sense. I think it's a combination of her extra years of specialization as a facial surgeon (the only one in town I believe) and being a woman. I saw a review that said negative things about her. That's not at all warranted or fair. She's a great surgeon. I would go to her before anyone else in town. She did a great job from start to finish. I had many questions about the rhinoplasty surgery. She walked through them patiently with me. She explained what we could and could not do for a natural but beautiful outcome. And she was right. No one has every guessed I've had rhinoplasty, but I can easily see the difference and feel more confident because of it. I'm really happy with the outcome.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

September Rhinoplasty— Calgary AB

Dr. Zakhary is an amazing surgeon, I would recommend her to anyone thinking about rhinoplasty. She has been so kind and caring throughout this whole process.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Flawless Rhinoplasty - Calgary, AB

I was almost as excited to write a review of Dr. Zachary as I have been for every follow-up appointment I've had with her. In addition to the result of my rhinoplasty being nearly flawless, she has paid meticulous attention to detail in each of my follow up appointments, offering steroid injections or fillers to correct the slightest of imperfections that have resulted as a natural part of the...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Septoplasty/rhinoplasty, 2 weeks post-surgery - Calgary, AB

I selected Dr. Kristina Zakhary to perform the procedure because she specializes in facial plastic surgery. I feel very comfortable with her skill level as a doctor and surgeon working on a challenging nose (mine), as well as with her personable manner. She is great to talk with, she listens, and explains the procedure, risks, and outcomes in detail. She welcomes any questions or concerns you may have. Her staff are sensitive and very courteous. You can expect to receive reminder messages so that appointments are confirmed and re-confirmed. Kelsey is one of her patient care coordinators and is always very friendly and supportive. All of the surgical staff at the hospital were amazing, Erin, Kelsey, and Juby, and the anaesthesiologist (cannot remember his name!) From my experience, Dr. Zakhary has a thriving and well-managed practice. I would strongly recommend her to others looking to have rhinoplasty surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Confident in Calgary, AB

Professional and pleasant to deal with, took the time to explain the full procedure to me and allowed me to move forward in this treatment with full confidence.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Head, Neck & Facial

Memberships

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Zakhary has hospital affiliations at Peter Lougheed Hospital; Foothills Medical Center; Rockyview General Hospital, Surgical Centers Inc..

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: McGill University Faculty of Medicine
    Graduate: Masters in Science, McGill University Faculty of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, McGill University Faculty of Medicine
    Fellowship: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine

Treatments offered at Facial Plastic Surgery

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Is This Synechium Scar Tissue After Revision? Does It Cause Swelling? (photo)

This band of scar tissue is indeed a Synichia and it can occur after any rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty surgery. If it is causing you to have... READ MORE

Is my nose asymmetry due to internal scar tissue, uneven cartilage refinement, or poor surgery? (Photo)

Your current nose is an improvement from your original nose in my professional opinion. Your tip appears less bulbous, your bridge is nice and... READ MORE

Revision Rhino - Ear Cartilage Graft to fix Inverted V deformity?

Thank you for your question. On average, rhinoplasty surgeries have a 10-12% risk of needing a revision surgery. Inverted V deformity following bump... READ MORE

Closed rhinoplasty 3 weeks ago, is this swelling? (photos)

You are still very early in your recovery process to see your final result. Healing from rhinoplasty surgery can take anywhere between 12-24 months,... READ MORE

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