In this episode, Dr. Marc DuPere talks about body dysmorphic disorder and the role of cosmetic surgery in personal transformation.
Long before joining the ranks of Toronto plastic surgeons, Dr. Marc DuPéré was trained in Montréal at the prestigious McGill University Faculty of Medicine from 1991 to 1996 where he was, notably, mentored by Dr. Bruce Williams, a Canadian and North American pioneer in Plastic surgery and a key figure in Dr. DuPéré's choice of vocation and profession. He then attended the world renowned University of Toronto, where he completed his Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in plastic surgery.
In 2002, he pursued further training in cosmetic plastic surgery in Paris, France. During this fellowship, he had the opportunity to work with internationally recognized plastic surgeons such as: Dr. Daniel Marchac, specializing in facial plastic surgery; Dr. Gilbert Aiach, a nasal plastic surgeon and president at that time of the French Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; and Dr. Natalie Bricout and Dr. Sylvain Pétouin, both with strong interests in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery.
Dr. DuPéré has since spent time learning the refinements of facial rejuvenation from Dr. Bruce Connell, a prominent facelift plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. Dr. DuPéré also counts as one of his mentors Dr. Patricia Wexler, a prominent dermatologist in New York City who is an expert in dermal injections, skin care, and fat grafting.
Dr. DuPéré's surgical interests include facial and nasal surgery, body contouring, post-weight loss procedures, and breast reconstruction and enhancement. Dr. DuPéré is one of only a few North American surgeons performing calf, buttock, abdominal, and pectoral implantations, which he learned about while visiting Brazil.
Facial injections are also a significant component of his practice; having participated in many North American FACE meetings and having trained numerous cosmetic plastic surgeons in Toronto and throughout Canada, he developed expertise in 3-dimensional facial volume restoration and rejuvenation, all with little to no downtime.
One of Dr. DuPéré's strong qualities is his warm personality, which helps patients during the emotional process of contemplating a surgical procedure. He is extremely approachable, down-to-earth, reassuring, attentive to detail, and knowledgeable.
An avid painter, photographer, and artist, Dr. DuPéré's precision work has attained high levels of refinement and excellence. He is trilingual, speaking French, English, and Portuguese, and brings worldly knowledge to his work each day.
It is with a North American training and European refinement that Dr. DuPéré brings a uniquely Atlantic perspective and approach to the practice of aesthetic and plastic surgery.
Outside the office, when he is not teaching or presenting at national or international conferences, Dr. DuPéré enjoys spending time with his family outdoors, travelling, gardening, and cooking.
You can find out more about Dr. DuPere and his clinic here: