Meet Dr. vanVliet

Dr. Deborah vanVliet

Dr. Deborah vanVliet is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facial rejuvenation, and the surgical refinement and reshaping of the female form.

Dr. Deborah vanVliet is a Canadian board-certified plastic surgeon and the founder and director of The Van Vliet Clinic in a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility located in Newmarket. The Clinic has been designed to bring the most advanced innovations and science to aging, beauty, & skin rejuvenation. Dr. vanVliet is currently the acting Chief of Plastic Surgery at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario.

Dr. vanVliet is not only a highly accomplished plastic surgeon; she is also a respected clinical lecturer for the department of surgery at the University of Toronto and she is integral to the teaching of resident doctors.  She is an active member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS), the Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

Dr. vanVliet received her formal training at the University of Guelph, where she received her Bachelor of Science, followed by a Master of Science.  She completed her medical training at the University of Toronto and finalized her plastic surgery training at McMaster University.Being a female plastic surgeon gives Dr. vanVliet a unique insight into the difficulties and insecurities that the women who come to her clinic from Barrie, Vaughan, Markham, and surrounding areas are faced with as they age. Her surgical practice is focused on female breast enhancement and body contouring. She also loves treating skin. She believes that healthy skin is the precursor to beautiful skin. Her dedication to the skin rejuvenation side of her practice brings science and simplicity to the misinformation prevalent in the skin care industry. Both Dr. vanVliet and her team are genuinely excited to see how great their patients look after treatment … and how happy their patients are, not only with the result, but with the care they’ve received. Many remark on how easy the procedure was, and how quickly they recovered.

On a personal note, Dr vanVliet is an avid world traveler.  She has cycled, paddled and trekked across extensive parts of the globe. She has a dedicated yoga practice and a profound love for the environment and the outdoors. She loves living in the natural beauty of the York regional forests. In her spare time, (what spare time?) she can be found walking the forests with her dogs, cooking up a storm for friends and family, or tending to her extensive gardens.


Southlake Regional Health Centre – full privileges
Mackenzie Health Hospital – courtesy privileges
Markham-Stouffville Hospital – courtesy privileges


I am so grateful my family doctor highly recommended Dr. vanVliet to me for my breast reduction.  She did an amazing job and I can’t believe how my neck, back and shoulder pain has decreased to a very minimal degree.  The staff at the Van Vliet clinic are also amazing - they make you feel so comfortable and relaxed.  I could call at anytime and my questions were answered. The clinic has beautiful decor and is very inviting.  I highly recommend Dr. vanVliet - she is awesome!  I love my new breasts:) Thank you Dr. vanVliet and your great staff!


I was a little nervous at first, as anyone would be…yet everyone at the clinic was so sweet and supportive, they took away all those little fears that I had. They were always open to questions and answered all my calls. If anyone as young as I am (I am 18) is really looking to get this done, I’d recommend Dr vanVliet in a heart beat. Also Franca is a wonderful woman who helped me feel comfortable the whole time and that helped a lot!


I was feeling discouraged with the look of my skin as I have aged. I have always had acne - I thought by the time I reached my 40’s that it would stop - but no such luck! The BBL forever clear sessions treated my acne and for the first time I can go out in public without wearing cover-up! The staff really took the time to explain everything and were very professional.


I was extremely anxious about having this laser procedure done. I can honestly say that from the consultation to procedure day, the support from all the staff through their shared experience/knowledge put me at ease. My fear of the Halo procedure was totally unfounded - I had minimal discomfort during and after the procedure. The post procedure description was right on the mark for accuracy! I highly recommend this procedure..each day my skin looks better: beautiful clarity, smaller pores, less pigmentation and a rosy, dewy glow…


I had my love-handles treated with CoolSculpt.  I was amazed at how effortless and painless the procedure was.  I experienced no discomfort whatsoever and managed to catch up on some beauty sleep while it all happened. I was able to see results within weeks and I am so very happy with my final results that I am planning on having the procedure again on another ‘problem’ area!


Dr. vanVliet is amazing! I couldn’t have asked for a better doctor before, during or after my tummy tuck surgery.  Her whole staff was excellent as well.  Even my husband loved it at the Van Vliet clinic - they let him be present and involved in my care.  I would have my tummy tuck again in a heartbeat!  Out of 10 I would give the Van Vliet Clinic a 15!


I would recommend Dr vanVliet to anyone!  Her style is comforting but direct. She is very thorough and honest and she prepared me well for my surgery and recovery.  I was never worried and I had an amazing experience overall - thanks to her.


Dr vanVliet is top notch. She knows her work.  She puts people at ease - you can see how much she cares and loves her job.  She sees her patients as whole people and she never talks down to them.  She’s very caring and compassionate.  She’s so warm - you feel the love!


When I first met Dr vanVliet I knew I was good -and that I didn't have to look any further.  I felt very comfortable with her.  She has great aura and energy about her.  I found her to be very compassionate and re-assuring.


I would recommend Dr vanVliet and her clinic in a heartbeat!  I would not hesitate.  Dr vanVliet is a very compassionate doctor with a great bedside manner.  She was always supportive and I  felt listened to and cared for by her- and her wonderful team.  I would say that both my breast reduction and tummy tuck procedures were wonderful experiences.