Our Office 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.

Françoise “Frankie” Foster, Administrative Director

Frankie Foster has been working with Dr. Papanastasiou since the opening of his plastic surgery facility in Montreal in 1993.

With many years’ experience in all aspects of cosmetic surgery, she has a wealth of information, which she is happy to share with anyone who asks and therefore help to guide you.

Her goal, as the practice director, is to ensure that you obtain any and all information required in order to facilitate your decision regarding your procedure.

She is also responsible for the organization of Dr Papanastasiou’s surgical schedule, ensuring that proper staff is on hand to take care of you. Her commitment to you, along with her vast experience makes her the ideal resource person to help you reach your decision.

She is always available to reassure you as your surgery date approaches.

Frankie is an avid golfer, does ballroom dancing and loves to travel.

Michelle Deskin, Specialized Nurse Injector

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.

Contact us to make an appointment with Michelle Deskin and to learn about non surgical solutions that could be offered to you. Take advantage of her experience in facial rejuvenation and wrinkle correction: 514-933-3009.

Stephanie Gilgen, Clinical And O.R. Nurse

In addition to completing her nursing studies, starting in 2006, Stephanie acquired specific experience in plastic surgery before joining our team in 2012. She assists the doctor during consultations and is an important part of the operating room staff, coordinating surgery to ensure all patients are comfortable and safe.

She has now become a favorite amongst our patients. Her easy smile and reassuring demeanor make her the best possible person to take care of our patients before, during and after their surgery.

When away from the clinic, she enjoys her time with her spouse and her two cats.

About Our Patient Coordinators

Natasha Pereira

Natasha has been a member of our clinic since 2014. She is fully versed in all aspects of cosmetic solutions, both surgical and non-surgical. She is a true professional and takes great pride in the fact that she can go the extra mile to answer any questions you might have. She ensures that each patient lives a unique experience every time they visit our plastic surgery clinic.

Maria Sousa

Maria has been with us since December 2015 and has already demonstrated a willingness to ensure that our patients have a wonderful experience every time they come to our office. She is very organized and ensures that your visit is pleasant and interesting.

She works closely with Natasha and, together, they make a formidable team dedicated to your welfare. They strive to offer you an exceptional experience at each and every visit.

They strive to offer you an exceptional experience at each and every visit.


V.W. Papanastasiou, MD, CM, MSc, FRCSC

I had a successful breast surgery on May 24th 2016. Through the information sessions to the surgery and post surgery every single staff I dealt with was professional nice and patient. Dr. Papanastasiou is a great surgeon, professional, patient with a beautiful smile. I wish I had the surgery long time ago.....Big thank to Dr. Papanastasiou, God bless you Doctor!! Thank you so much Francoise, Stephanie, Michele and the young ladies at the reception and everyone who was in the surgery room. A big hug and thanks to NANCY the wonderful Nurse who took care of me in the recovery room, this great lady put her heart in what she does!!!! God bless you all.

"I recently had a breast lift and implants put in by Dr. P and his team. The results are wonderful, very natural and I love them. His team was fantastic, very professional and kind. I would definitely recommend Dr P and his clinic!"

"I recommend Dr. Papanastasiou, he is very kind and professional and best technology I've seen after going to loose my money to get evaluations with other doctors I came back. I had breast augmentation and asked for a natural look and that' s exactly what I got! From A to Z my experience was excellent! I also did lipo and I barely got bruises and no pain, he has magic hands :-)"

"About 4 weeks ago I had lower eye surgery for bags and wrinkles. I was initially a little nervous about the procedure but after speaking with him he made me feel at ease and I felt this was the right decision for me. The procedure took about 1 hour and I was back at work 1 week later with just some minor bruising on my cheeks. I was very impressed with Dr. Papanastasiou. He was very professional and I am extremely satisfied with the results. After the procedure he also called me that night to see how I was doing. I was extremely impressed. I would have no problem seeing him again for any procedure and would easily recommend him. Thank you again Dr. Papanastasiou"

"Two years ago I decided to have breast augmentation and a full rhinoplasty. I went to see Dr. Papanastasiou and felt immediately comfortable with him and his staff and confident that he was the best doctor to do the work. It turns out that I needed a revision (to correct minor issues) for both surgeries (breasts and nose) and I was met with understanding and openness. Dr. Papanastasiou and his staff were very accommodating and compassionate! There were no hassles or arguments regarding the need for the revisions and this was very reassuring! I'm extremely pleased with the results of both surgeries and I'm grateful to have been in Dr. Papanastasiou's care ☺️"