Dr. Kenneth Smith and his experienced staff of knowledgeable professionals provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to skin care and cosmetic surgery, earning them the reputation of Vancouver Island’s only combined surgery and skincare centre.The state of the art, fully accredited surgical facility provides the highest standard of care and allows for consultation and surgery to take place all under one roof, while clinic 805 has a full offering of non-surgical treatments available. Dr. Smith is a Certified Plastic Surgeon who has practiced in Victoria since 1992. His clinical practice involves Cosmetic Plastic Surgery as well as Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Dr. Smith is an active member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery, Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.Dr. Smith performs a full range of surgical procedures including breast augmentation, breast lift, abdominoplasty, liposuction, thighplasty, arm lift (brachioplasty), facelift, eyelid surgery, etc.One of the unique characteristics of Dr. Smith’s practice is the ability to integrate surgical and non-surgical modalities, to help a patient achieve the result they are looking for. In conjunction with a full range of cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Smith also offers a selection of beneficial non-surgical skin treatments under the direction of Yana Taylor, a registered nurse and skin care specialist, with over 16 years of cosmetic and medical experience.In consultation with and under the direction of Dr. Smith, Yana provides a variety of surgical alternatives, such as Botox, Juvederm, Teosyal, IPl (intense pulsed light) and skincare peels, all of which can be used to lessen the effects of aging and create a younger, more vibrant look.“Typically, a patient will consult with Dr. Smith and will then be referred to me to explore the range of possible treatments that can be used in conjunction with a surgical procedure”, explains Yana. “By combining different treatments, we can achieve truly remarkable results that will yield a far more natural look”.“The science of skin care has really evolved during the last few years, and while plastic surgery has become increasingly popular, it is not always a singular necessity”, says Yana. “As an alternative or precursor to surgery, I am able to utilize a variety of treatments that will produce a very healthy, youthful look with minimal or no downtime, allowing patients to go back to their daily activities with ease.”To find out more about Yana and Dr. Smith’s diverse selection of treatments, please call 595-3888 for a consultation appointment.