Our Surgical Practice

Meet our Staff

Dr Papanastasiou is of the belief that, as a surgeon, to be able to produce good results is easy. However, to be able to produce consistently excellent results, one needs not only the necessary skills and knowledge but, as well, one needs to be surrounded by excellent staff.

He considers himself extremely fortunate to have staff, which is not only skilled, friendly and knowledgeable but, most importantly, completely dedicated to helping him achieve the ultimate result for you.

He regularly has his staff attend training seminars and also attend international conferences in order that they keep abreast of all the latest developments in the world of plastic surgery. This is one method by which he maintains a high level of competence within his practice.

Dr. V. William Papanastasiou

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr Papanastasiou specializes in all aspects of cosmetic surgery including the face, breasts and body sculpting. He is a member of numerous professional societies and has lectured both in Montreal and throughout the world as well as being frequently featured in the media.

@dr.papanastasiou

Catherine Freilich

Surgical Coordinator

Catherine Freilich has been immersed in the world of plastic surgery for over ten years. We were extremely fortunate to have her join our team almost two years ago. She brings with her a contagious enthusiasm, warm,welcoming personality as well as her vast knowledge of the plastic surgery field.

Her mission, as practice coordinator and as my personal assistant, is to ensure that each and every patient experiences a surgical or facial injection rejuvenation journey that is of the highest quality. We accept nothing less in our practice and Catherine embodies that principle.

Her responsibilities are multifaceted. She advises patients whether through phone calls,social media or in person. She is forever available and patients love the fact that she is so reachable and always there for them. Basically, she cares and this translates into our many happy patients.

Fun facts about Catherine: she plays competitive soccer, is an accomplished pianist and also has training as an esthetic technician.

@catherine_plastic_surgery_mtl_

Michelle Deskin

Specialized Nurse Injector, BScN

Michelle Deskin is a registered nurse who obtained a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Ottawa University. She has been in practice for many years and was on staff at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal and the Montreal General Hospital. Since 2006, she has been involved exclusively in the field of plastic surgery and (now) specializes in facial rejuvenation injection techniques.

She has undergone intensive training in injection techniques directly supervised by Dr Papanastasiou and the training staff of Allergan (the makers of Botox and Juvederm) and Galderma (the makers of Restylane). She also received one of the highest evaluations in the province of Quebec!

Always on the lookout for new techniques, she keeps up to date by attending all major seminars dealing with injectibles and has acquired a solid reputation in Montreal and throughout the Province of Québec for obtaining superb results and facial enhancements in all our patients. She is known for her light touch and natural-looking outcomes.

She is also the proud mother of 2 small girls and dedicates her life outside of work to them.

@beautynursemichelle

Jany-Eve Saucier

Surgical Nurse

After obtaining her degree from Hautes Études Commerciales de Montréal, Jany-Eve began her first career in accounting and marketing.
After several years she realized her true passion was in the medical milieu.

After obtaining her nursing degree she joined our team in 2020. She has become an integral part of our patient’s surgical journey, from the initial consultation, to the day of surgery and to the post operative visits. Her soft spoken, reassuring demeanour has endeared her to many of our patients, while her attention to detail has made her an excellent assistant in the operating room.

@janyevesaucier

Stephanie Gilgen

Specialized Nurse Injector & Surgical Nurse

Stephanie graduated in nursing in 2008 and immediately entered the field of Plastic Surgery. In 2012 we were fortunate enough to have Stephanie join our practice and become head surgical nurse. She took over the pre, intra and postoperative care of our patients. She has endeared herself to so many of our patients with her soft, attentive approach.

In 2016, after specialized training in Paris, France, she delved into the world of facial rejuvenation through injection of fillers and neuromodulators. She quickly gained a reputation for her talented hands, and became especially well known for her magnificent, natural lip enhancement injections. In her private life Stephanie enjoys quiet moments in the country, running, tennis and traveling.

@stephanieg_nurse_injector

Front Desk Executive

Jessica Capolingua

Meet Jessica, our front desk executive. With her 11 years of customer service experience We are so lucky to have found someone who is open-minded, friendly and sociable to complete our team.
With all the experience that she acquired over the years she has developed all the necessary tools to ensure patients have a positive experience throughout their journey with us.

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