Meet Dr. Lawrence Tong

Lawrence Tong, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S.C.

‘A uniquely qualified, double Board-Certified plastic surgeon, with years of Cosmetic Surgery practice experience in the United States, now practicing in Toronto’


Dr. Lawrence Tong was born and raised in Toronto, a son to immigrant parents who sought a better life in Canada. Dr. Tong attended undergraduate studies at the University of Western Ontario, and Medical School at the University of Toronto.

To pursue his dreams of becoming a surgeon following medical school, Dr. Tong went to the world-renowned University of Michigan Medical Center, in Ann Arbor, where he underwent training in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery.

The University of Michigan Medical System consistently ranks as one of ‘the 10 Best hospitals in the United States’ by US News & World Report, ranking #9 overall in 2010-2011. Widely recognized as one of the best plastic surgery training programs in the United States, the U of M program enabled Dr. Tong to acquire his surgical skills, and refine his clinical acumen.

After finishing the seven-year plastic surgery training program, Dr. Tong went to practice at one of the largest and busiest Cosmetic Plastic Surgery practices in the state of Michigan, where he built a thriving practice, and loyal patient following.


During his ninth year of practice, Dr. Tong decided to return to Canada to be closer to family. He chose to set up his exclusive Toronto cosmetic surgery practice in the upscale Yorkville neighbourhood.

Dr. Tong used his accumulated knowledge and experience in America to conceive a full service Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Clinic that provides the highest quality surgical services and amenities possible.

His purpose was clear, and it underpins our mission at Yorkville Institute of Plastic Surgery: To provide our patients with an exceptionally superior Cosmetic Surgery experience, from beginning to end… and beyond.

Investigator and Teacher

Not only skilled in the clinical realm, Dr. Tong has been active in plastic surgery research and education.

While in practice in Michigan, he was part of the Providence Hospital/Wayne State University Plastic Surgery teaching staff, where he mentored, taught, and lectured plastic surgery fellows in training. Dr. Tong regularly attends plastic surgery conferences and symposia in order to keep abreast of the latest scientific findings, technologies, and trends in plastic surgery.

Dr. Tong was recently invited as a presenter for the ‘YPS Fresh Faces Panel’, at the 2010 National meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, held in Toronto. At that same meeting, he was also invited to be a co-moderator for the meeting’s Aesthetic Surgery research papers presentations panel.

Uniquely Qualified

Dr. Lawrence Tong is Board-Certified in Plastic Surgery by:

  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada

This makes him one of a select group of physicians with American practice experience and dual country board certification.

He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). Dr. Tong is exceedingly experienced in all facets of aesthetic (cosmetic) plastic surgery. He offers breast enhancement (Breast Augmentation with Implants, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction), facial rejuvenation surgery (Facelift, Neck Lift, Blepharoplasty, Rhinoplasty), and body contouring (Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, surgery after massive weight loss). He also personally performs all non-surgical injectables, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and Perlane, at his Toronto plastic surgery office.

If you have been looking for the ‘right’ plastic surgeon for you, consider Dr. Lawrence Tong. He has the competence, compassion, experience, and skill that patients look for when seeking a premiere Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon. Take the opportunity to speak with him about your specific cosmetic surgery concerns. We are sure that you will be pleased you did.

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