Patient Reviews

Discover the real experiences and stories shared by our valued patients. Below, you’ll find authentic reviews and testimonials from individuals who have entrusted us with their aesthetic journey. Take a moment to read through these firsthand accounts to get a glimpse into the positive impact we’ve had on our patients’ lives.


My experience with [Dr. Barnsley] was just as fantastic as the first one. After having breast reduction surgery a while prior, I decided that no amount of fitness or diet would remove the excess skin and other nonsense from my abdomen. Dr. Barnsley was brilliant. He made me feel confident in the whole procedure from consult to follow up. He was attentive, and never made me feel rushed. The recovery from this procedure was more significant than the breast reduction but he and his staff checked on my regularly to see how I was doing and when I needed a little help Dr. Barnsley had me to come to the private facility and saw me in the minimal time he had between surgeries. He has changed my life in ways he will never know. Because of him, I have confidence, and don’t hide my body as much as I use to. He was just a wonderful doctor and I would recommend him to anyone who was considering post baby procedures.

This procedure itself is just so worth it beyond any words I can even describe. The recovery sucks, and drains TOTALLY suck but I would do it again if I had to. I think the idea of drains really messed with me more than they should have. The concept that they were “sewn” in made me feel squeamish and I know I was just being a weirdo. I didn’t realize how much my abs were going to kill afterward. like how much a person actually uses those muscles in every day life. The pain was medium but again, this procedure changed my life and I am so glad I went ahead with it. – Kswiss1444

I got in great shape: lost ALL extra baby weight and quite muscular; except a VERY FLABBY belly from bellybutton down to c-section scar. The belly hung over my underwear and I’d have to pick it up and tuck it into my jeans. So I called Dr Barnsley’s office and it’s literally been the best decision and outcome. I had guilt doing something like this at first and struggled with the idea of surgery. But now that it’s done, I could not be happier!!!
Extremely helpful and friendly staff. Dr. Barnsley is wonderful. The initial consult was informative and I left the office in Lanzville feeling confident about going ahead with the breast reduction and lift. The surgery itself, in Victoria, was a breeze from my perspective. I walked from the hotel next door and was greeted by calm, professional, friendly staff who quickly allayed any nerves I had about the surgery. I knew I was in good hands. Apart from some nasty nausea that day, I experienced almost no pain at all, and by the third day post-op I was completely pain-free. As for the results, it’s still early days, but I can already see that the results are fantastic, exactly what I was hoping for. I highly recommend Dr. Barnsley and his staff.
The best experience I’ve had in any specialist procedures from booking to check in. Very attentive warm staff and great bedside manner and care during my procedure.

I met with Dr. Barnsley for a Breast Lift consult and home and the his staff were kind, welcoming and professional. I knew I didn’t want implants and Dr. Barnsley agreed that I had enough tissue that once lifted, implants were not necessary. I’m only 2 weeks post op and currently one breast has healed better than the other at this point which I know isn’t abnormal. Very minimal bruising, mostly in the one side that is still swollen. 10/10 would recommend Dr. Barnsley. – NJB

It has been 5 days since my chemical peel with Jillian and my skin looks 100% amazing! Jillian listened to me and gave me suggestions after evaluating my skin. She also helped me choose some new products for my skin and I am so happy with the quick results. Looking forward to another facial with her soon. Oh and I also adore Dr. Barnsley, Matt and Hailey for always listening to me, answering my questions and accommodating my needs. Synergy is the best! – Elena M.

It has been a pleasure working with Dr. Barnsley. They have been very responsive whenever I have needed their input. – Kim C.

Hayley is so lovely, efficient and welcoming! Dr. Barnsley is very knowledgeable! I always leave feeling like a better version of myself, thank you. – Maryse M.

Thank you for your great care Dr. Barnsley, your staff is amazing! – Christy M.

Very professional staff. Made my procedure a most pleasant experience. – Thesanghas S.

Dr. Barnsley and his staff are trustworthy & have you feeling confident and happy. Nanaimo is super lucky to have Dr. Barnsley and his team! – Tyna M.

Dr. Barnsley is professional, confident and friendly all at once. I was immediately at ease with my first set of fillers, can’t wait for my next appointment, it will be something completely different for me, will keep you posted! Dorothy H.

Thank you for the care Dr. Barnsley. I appreciate your kindness, assurances and professionalism. You are a wonderful surgeon and I feel very lucky to have had you take care of me. – Sandra

Wonderful, caring professionals who really take care of their patients. Highly recommend and I have recommended to everyone I know! – Dan L.

Dr. Barnsley took such good care of my husband! – Mary G.

Dr. Barnsley is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Barnsley is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Victoria and Nanaimo, BC
Dr. Barnsley is a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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Dr. Philip Barnsley, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Victoria, BC, specializes in a variety of plastic surgery procedures including breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, facelift, as well as a number of non-surgical medical aesthetic procedures. He serves Lantzville, Nanaimo, Victoria, and other communities throughout Vancouver Island.