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Mississauga, Ontario L5G 3H5 CA
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

39 Year Old 2 Kids Athletic. Toronto, ON

Dr Lista and his team is top notch. I can't say enough about them. I was referred to him by three different people but I still did my research and went to 3 other Drs. I was impressed with Dr Lista right from the beginning and how friendly him and his staff were. Always made me feel comfortable and answered every question I had with confidence and sincerity. Never making me feel any question was stupid. I was never rushed and always was reassured that they were just a phone call away. The nurses before, during and after my surgery were such sweethearts. One even hugged me sensing how nervous and scared I was. Cynthia, Deb and Lori were the best during recovery and next day. I'm only on day 3 but have had such a wonderful experience to date. And Amal was also so amazing!!!!!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

I thought I'd love them.. - Mississauga, ON

His bedside manner is amazing. He is funny and he cares. He's cares. That is so important to me. When I saw him for the third time for my third fitting I said "look I need you to care about me and my boobs" (blunt I know) he replied "I care about every thing I do and all of my patients." I believed him and I was not disappointed. It is my first day that is so we will see. But if you want a good doctor I would recommend him. A lot of doctors can do your BA but how many will care and not treat you like a number? For now I will have my tubes removed tomorrow and update soon.

5 out of 5 stars Mentor Breast Implants

37 Year Old Mom Wanting Fuller Breasts - Mississauga, ON

I researched all of the surgeons in and around my area and chose Dr. Lista. Dr. Lista is really easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. I instantly felt very comfortable with my decision upon meeting Dr. Lista and his staff. His patient coordinator Rosie is amazing and answered all of my questions patiently and honestly no matter how often I contacted her. I went back and forth choosing my size but Rosie helped me through it. My pre surgery nurses and anesthesiologist were fantastic and my post surgery nurse, Lori, was also amazing. I felt like I was in good hands from start to finish.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

35 Year Old PANCAKE Breasts!! Needing a BA. Mississauga, ON

I already new I wanted to have Dr Lista perform the BA after my experience with him when I had a little nerve damage from coolsculpting. He was so understanding, and really listened and helped me feel better. With the BA consults, we were on the same page of natural looking breasts, and he really spend a lot of time discussing everything I need to know (even though I already new some of it from his videos). He is patient, understanding, and really really nice! One of his patient coordinators - Rosie - is amazing and thorough and patient - highly recommend her too! I came in for 3 consults with Dr Lista, and Rosie helped me with the sizers for two of those consults. The last consult she really took the time to go through the sizes and what it may look like. The day of surgery and the staff were wonderful and made me feel relaxed and calm. No complications and my recovery has been smooth. The results: they look great! I may have gone a little bigger than I can get used to, but they do look nice and natural just after 4 weeks! Dr Lista is an experienced surgeon, and really knows his stuff. His post op care and instructions are also key which I can appreciate so quickly after surgery. The nurse that is involved in my post op care is Lori and she is so wonderful. Any questions I email her and she responds instantly! Thank you Dr Lista, Rosie, Lori, nurses and staff! You have made this experience great!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Amazing and Friendly - Toronto, ON

Dr Lista is an amazing Dr! He is super friendly, kind and makes you feel very comfortable. I had my breast augmentation about 10 years ago and recently had some problems following breast feeding. Dr Lista fixed my problem free of charge and my breast look perfect again! I would recommend him to all my family & friends!!!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Best Decision of my Life!!! Mississauga, ON

Dr. Frank Lista is truly amazing. I have never felt so happy and confident about my decision of having him complete my breast augmentation. The procedure went perfect!! No complications as mentioned in my other review, just a mild Polysporin rash near my incision as I have sensitive skin (not surgeons fault as I am not allergic to it). Dr. Lista performed the surgery in a safe and clean environment, providing the best of care. In the initial consultation, I was very nervous. However, Dr. Lista made me feel so comfortable and answered all the questions that I had for him. He even went above and beyond and further explain on the questions I was asking and related to other topics that I didn't think of. He is very friendly and caring, and you can see how passionate he is about his work. He allowed me to come back for as many consultations as I wanted before I made my decision on going with him for a surgeon or not. I ended up having 3 consultations before I made my decision - they say the 3rd times the charm. I have never been happier with my decision. My breasts look so natural and feel so natural! My scarring from the incisions are minimal and it's only been 6 months post surgery! I had little to no pain post surgery thanks to the amazing pain pump! Very few surgeons will use this and Dr. Lista is one of the few who do!!!! :) Dr. Lista provided amazing after-care. He ensures that you have various follow-up appointments to ensure that there are no complications post-surgery. He even completes follow-up appointments up to 1 year post-surgery. I have never tried to get him by phone before as I have always had my questions answered from my patient coordination or a staff member. The wait time at the PSC is minimal to none. Every time that I have came into the clinic I have never had to wait. This was a major bonus!! Dr. Lista also provided me with free incentives for being a patient of his. How nice and thought of him and his clinic! He really is amazing. Dr. Lista has changed my life forever in the most positive way. I have never been so happy and confident with myself. Thanks to Dr. Lista, Roise and all of his staff!!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

44 Year Old Fitness Mom of 3 - Mississauga, ON

Dr. Lista and his team were all always professional and prompt and never rushed me before all of my questions were answered. Dr. Lista was my second consult and I had planned to interview 3 surgeons prior to making my decision. After meeting with Dr. Lista, I felt completely comfortable and did not feel the need to seek a third surgeon. I was also very impressed with Dr. List's use of the Keller funnel as one strategy to decrease the risk of capsular contraction. This certainly solidified my decision based on the research associated with the use of the Keller funnel. The clinics attention to safe care was equally impressive to me as they paid much attention to safety features within the surgical suite and were extremely discreet outside the surgical suite. I initially was quite hesitant to go through with my decision because it is hard to know what you will actually end up looking like or know how much larger you will be post-op. As a type "A" personality, I had a difficult time not being in control of this aspect. My experience at the Plastic Surgery Clinic has been fantastic. They took extremely great care of me during the pre and post op period and continue to do so during my follow up. I needed to make a return trip a few days after my surgery and they fit me without any concerns or booking challenges. The front house staff are professional and I certainly appreciated being assigned to one staff member as my contact person. I knew who to call when I had questions and I knew who was getting back to me and when. Working in healthcare, I see a lot of research that supports how the environment in which where care is provided contributes to the overall patient experience, healing, comfort etc. I noticed from my initial consultation, that the PSClinic had taken this research into account in their design. The consultation areas, pre-op areas and skin treatment for example all provided a visually pleasing environment that helped to calm the butterflies! Overall, I am extremely pleased with my experience and equally pleased with my results. I love my new look and love being fit and shapely!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation with Rhinoplasty April 2013-Toronto

I knew a few women who have had breasts done with him and they all RAVE and call him a genius lol. They all had amazingly quick recovery and unbelievably natural results. I loved that he was concerned about body measurements and proportions and will not do anything the will look too fake or large as he wants all his results to look natural. His clinic is gorgeous, my patient co-ordinator is great, they are very informative answered all my questions!

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Unbelievable Results - Toronto

Very skilled and kind doctor, he knows what looks good, what doesn't he will be honest and straight forward. He's amazing at what he does, if you want quality..Dr. L will give you quality.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

I Would Recommendmy Doctor to Everyone - Mississauga, ON

Dr. Lista is very experienced surgeon. He is honest and serious in what he is doing.

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

Personal Statement

I have a passion for helping people make the most of who they are. In 1987 I founded The Plastic Surgery Clinic, which is now one of the largest and busiest clinics in Canada. My surgical philosophy focuses on delivering the most natural-looking results with the highest safety standards possible.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Plastic Surgery and American Board of Plastic Surgery


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

Consultation Fee

Free. Please mention you found us on RealSelf when you call or email the office.

Awards & Recognition

Professional Recognition:
Founder and Past President, Ontario Society of Plastic Surgeons
Past President, Canadian Society of Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery
Former Chief of Plastic Surgery, Trillium Health Centre
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto
Travelling Professor, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Ontario Provincial Legislature Humanitarian Service Recognition Award (surgical relief mission to Haiti)
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Lista has hospital affiliations at Trillium Health Centre.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, 1977
    Medical: MD, University of Toronto, 1981
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Toronto East General Hospital, 1982
    Residency: Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, 1986
    Fellowship: Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Sunnybrook Medical Center and Downsview Rehabilitation Center Workers Compensation Board of Ontario, 1987

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Blog Posts and Articles

Breast Implants and Pregnancy

July 5, 2013 Dr. Frank Lista I saw a patient in the office recently who is considering breast augmentation and had a great question. She wanted to know what would happen to her breast after pregnancy and breast feeding if she had breast implants. This is a common concern and so I thought it would be a great topic to discuss on the Plastic Surgery Clinic's blog. First of all I reassured her that there is no danger in becoming pregnant or breast feeding with implants. Breast implants...

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Before and After Photos by Dr. Lista

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Do I Have to Have a Drain For My Breast Augmentation?

Do I need to have drains for my breast augmentation surgery? Here's the answer, as explained by Dr. Frank Lista. WATCH VIDEO

Plastic Surgery: Is It Safe to Do More Than One Procedure at Once?

Is it safe to have more than one procedure done at the same time? It's a common question. Here's Dr. Frank Lista's explanation. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Reduction: See These Before and After Photos

Back and shoulder pain because of your breast size? Dr. Frank Lista explains the benefits of getting a breast reduction. See before and after photos. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Augmentation and Implants: The 2 Groups of Ideal Patients

When it comes to breast augmentations and implants, there are two distinct groups of ideal patients, says Dr. Frank Lista. Which do you fall in? WATCH VIDEO

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Right before surgery, a patient of Dr. Frank Lista's asked how much her breast implants would weigh. Curious about the answer? The doctor shares his response. WATCH VIDEO

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