Dr. Andrew Denton, leading board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, is committed to providing his patients undergoing cosmetic procedures with the most advanced and up to date surgical and non-surgical treatments for facial and body rejuvenation. Dr. Denton is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of British Columbia and is the Medical Director of the West Coast Cosmetic Surgery Centre – the Non Hospital Surgical Facility where all patient consultations and cosmetic procedures take place. As the director of the Facial Plastic Surgery curriculum at Vancouver General Hospital, Dr. Denton remains active in research and surgical resident education and has published in medical journals and textbooks on a variety of topics including facelift, rhinoplasty and soft tissue augmentation.
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
The Canadian Laser Aesthetic Surgery Society
The Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
The British Columbia Medical Association
Education – Dr. Andrew Denton
Dalhousie University: BSc, MD – 1995
University of British Columbia: residency in otolaryngology, facial plastic surgery and head and neck surgery – 2000
Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of Canada – 2000
University of California San Francisco: American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship – 2001
Board Certified, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – 2001
Board Certified, American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery – 2001
Dr. Andrew Denton’s Practice philosophy
“Now more than ever we take steps to maintain the health of our body and mind through exercise and a well-balanced diet. As a result, we are living longer than at any time in the history of humankind. And not only do we live longer, we live healthier. Modern cosmetic surgery provides a means by which our outward appearance can be made to parallel our inward sense of health and youthfulness.
The decision to have cosmetic surgery should be made with careful consideration. The final result should meet the preoperative expectations of both patient and surgeon. Many variables exist and must be weighed carefully before a course of treatment is undertaken. The choices can seem overwhelming – what feature is it to be changed? What technique will offer the best outcome? Which surgeon will provide the best care?
My practice is built around the philosophy that every patient is an equal member of the decision-making team. Informed patients make good decisions. I encourage unhurried discussion between the patient, the other team members, and myself. It is my responsibility to ensure that my patients are thoroughly informed of the most up-to-date and effective treatments available. Computer imaging is critical, in that it allows proposed changes to be visualized and their effect on overall facial balance to be evaluated.
More than a decade of experience, a sense of aesthetics and extensive training allow me to confidently undertake the decided upon course of treatment. The ultimate goal is an appearance that is well proportioned, youthful, rested and above all, natural.
The final result should meet your expectations. I want you to feel better about yourself. That’s what it’s all about.”