Meet Our Team

Meet the Team

Dr. Deborah vanVliet

Dr. Deborah vanVliet is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facial rejuvenation, and the surgical refinement and reshaping of the female form.

She founded and is the director of The Van Vliet Clinic, a state of the art plastic surgery facility, designed to provide scientifically proven facial rejuvenation techniques and methods. Dr. vanVliet is an honest, straight forward surgeon who is dedicated to helping you look your best with the most natural results. She understands the relationship between your skin and your well-being, and she is passionate about helping you reach your esthetic goals. From a young age, Dr. vanVliet was fascinated by both the arts and anatomy. She was called to Plastic surgery so that she could integrate both of those loves. She completed her medical school training with Honours standing at the University of Toronto in 1994 and then went on to complete her specialty training in plastic surgery at McMaster University. Since then, she has been affiliated with Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket where she is currently acting Chief of Plastic Surgery. She is also a clinical lecturer in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. She is an active member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery (CSPS), the Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). On a personal note, Dr. vanVliet is an avid world traveller. She has cycled, paddled and trekked extensive parts of the globe. She has a dedicated yoga practice, and a profound love for the environment and the outdoors.

Kezia Mc

Kezia is our delightful medical aesthetician. She has an excellent knowledge of the skin and its care, and she brings her passion and vitality to her work at The Van Vliet Clinic.

She is well educated and graduated with Honours standing from the Canadian Beauty College. She also holds a Medical Aesthetics Diploma. Kezia keeps very current on the science of skin care and works very closely with Dr. vanVliet to help tailor comprehensive skin care regimens for our patients. She is highly adept at a wide variety of medical grade treatments, ranging from chemical peels to many light and laser based treatment modalities.  She loves people and is committed to educating you and helping you with your skin care.

Franca Mok

Franca graduated from Vanier College in 1984 and has worked with a number of Plastic surgeons in a wide variety of roles since 1996.

Franca works closely with Dr vanVliet as her surgical patient coordinator.  She is delightful, warm and comforting – she also has great clinical acumen.  She is a current member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery Nurses (CSPSN) and a past vice-president of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Nurses.

Lynda vanLieshout

Lynda has worked as Dr. vanVliet’s executive assistant and patient coordinator for the past 17 years.

She is intelligent, highly organized and our patients love her.  She is very knowledgeable regarding the procedures and products available at the Van Vliet clinic and she will provide you with excellent service and guidance. She will coordinate all of your consultations and procedures for you.

Testimonials


    
I am so grateful my family doctor highly recommended Dr. vanVliet to me for my breast reduction.  She did an amazing job and I can’t believe how my neck, back and shoulder pain has decreased to a very minimal degree.  The staff at the Van Vliet clinic are also amazing - they make you feel so comfortable and relaxed.  I could call at anytime and my questions were answered. The clinic has beautiful decor and is very inviting.  I highly recommend Dr. vanVliet - she is awesome!  I love my new breasts:) Thank you Dr. vanVliet and your great staff!

Bonnie

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I was a little nervous at first, as anyone would be…yet everyone at the clinic was so sweet and supportive, they took away all those little fears that I had. They were always open to questions and answered all my calls. If anyone as young as I am (I am 18) is really looking to get this done, I’d recommend Dr vanVliet in a heart beat. Also Franca is a wonderful woman who helped me feel comfortable the whole time and that helped a lot!

KM

I was feeling discouraged with the look of my skin as I have aged. I have always had acne - I thought by the time I reached my 40’s that it would stop - but no such luck! The BBL forever clear sessions treated my acne and for the first time I can go out in public without wearing cover-up! The staff really took the time to explain everything and were very professional.

JS

I was extremely anxious about having this laser procedure done. I can honestly say that from the consultation to procedure day, the support from all the staff through their shared experience/knowledge put me at ease. My fear of the Halo procedure was totally unfounded - I had minimal discomfort during and after the procedure. The post procedure description was right on the mark for accuracy! I highly recommend this procedure..each day my skin looks better: beautiful clarity, smaller pores, less pigmentation and a rosy, dewy glow…

ML

I had my love-handles treated with CoolSculpt.  I was amazed at how effortless and painless the procedure was.  I experienced no discomfort whatsoever and managed to catch up on some beauty sleep while it all happened. I was able to see results within weeks and I am so very happy with my final results that I am planning on having the procedure again on another ‘problem’ area!

DM

Dr. vanVliet is amazing! I couldn’t have asked for a better doctor before, during or after my tummy tuck surgery.  Her whole staff was excellent as well.  Even my husband loved it at the Van Vliet clinic - they let him be present and involved in my care.  I would have my tummy tuck again in a heartbeat!  Out of 10 I would give the Van Vliet Clinic a 15!

VG

I would recommend Dr vanVliet to anyone!  Her style is comforting but direct. She is very thorough and honest and she prepared me well for my surgery and recovery.  I was never worried and I had an amazing experience overall - thanks to her.

Concetta

Dr vanVliet is top notch. She knows her work.  She puts people at ease - you can see how much she cares and loves her job.  She sees her patients as whole people and she never talks down to them.  She’s very caring and compassionate.  She’s so warm - you feel the love!

Rosemary

When I first met Dr vanVliet I knew I was good -and that I didn't have to look any further.  I felt very comfortable with her.  She has great aura and energy about her.  I found her to be very compassionate and re-assuring.

KG

I would recommend Dr vanVliet and her clinic in a heartbeat!  I would not hesitate.  Dr vanVliet is a very compassionate doctor with a great bedside manner.  She was always supportive and I  felt listened to and cared for by her- and her wonderful team.  I would say that both my breast reduction and tummy tuck procedures were wonderful experiences.

Joanne

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