Dr. Farrah M. Yau
MD, FRCSC – Calgary, AB
Dr. Farrah Yau is a compassionate, dedicated, and meticulous plastic surgeon. She strives to help her patients achieve their aesthetic goals to look their very best while feeling confident and comfortable in the process. Dr. Yau blends surgical expertise with artistic talent to produce results that are beautiful, functional, and natural. As a Canadian and American-board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Yau considers herself honored to be able to make a difference in people's lives, one patient at a time.
About Dr. Farrah M. Yau
Dr. Yau was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She completed thirteen years of post-graduate training and has carried out countless operations. Dr. Yau earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Calgary and her medical degree with special research training from the University of Alberta. She then went on to complete her residency in plastic surgery before becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Yau was awarded two scholarships to pursue specialized microsurgical training at the world-renowned Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. She returned to Calgary in 2012 to start her reconstructive and cosmetic practice. Dr. Yau particularly enjoys performing breast surgery, liposuction, labiaplasty, abdominoplasty, and facelifts. She additionally performs surgeries for general trauma, hands, and breast reconstruction. Regardless of the procedure, Dr. Yau believes in empowering each patient with knowledge. She spends time strategizing surgical options, expectations, and the recovery period during the consultation to meet each patient’s unique needs. Dr. Yau believes that plastic surgery is about improving your natural proportions and beauty while inspiring confidence.
- Bachelor of Science – University of Calgary
- Doctor of Medicine (Deans Honor List) – University of Alberta
- Plastic Surgery Residency – University of British Columbia
- Specialized Microsurgical Training – Buncke Clinic, San Francisco
Memberships & Organizations
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Dr. Yau has full hospital privileges in the Calgary area as well as a faculty appointment at the University of Calgary. She mentors and educates medical students and residents in the plastic surgery program, giving back to the institute where her medical education began. In her spare time, Dr. Yau enjoys staying active by playing racquet sports, skiing, and swimming. She also enjoys travelling, playing the piano, and doing activities with her husband and two children.
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The Institute - Wellness and Advanced Aesthetics301, 3007 14th Street SW Calgary AB T2T 3V6
So happy with the results
I recently had a breast reduction done by Dr. Yau and am so happy with the results. She was very professional and knowledgeable. The wait time for a consultation and to book a surgery time was very minimal compared to other practices. Overall I am very satisfied with my experience! Thank you
My experience with Dr.Yau stemmed from my breast cancer diagnosis. She was tremendously reassuring that she could help me feel like me again. She was right, I am beyond happy with my results and my ongoing care post surgery. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone. Her entire team including her residents and Leanne at the office have made this experience a positive one.
Brilliant surgeon and artist
Being diagnosed with breast cancer was life altering. Hearing that I needed a double mastectomy was crushing. The journey is scary because decisions have to be made very fast. I was blessed to have gotten Dr. Yau as my reconstructive plastic surgeon. Beyond being brilliant and highly respected, Dr. Yau is compassionate and certainly went beyond anything I could have hoped for in a surgeon. In our first meeting we made many decisions that once home I was overwhelmed by. I called Leanne, Dr. Yau’s administrative assistant, (a force who moves mountains to get things done), with a shopping list of questions and concerns. To my amazement, Dr. Yau hearing of my anxiety, called from her vacation and spent as much time as I needed to answer my questions and listen to my hopes for a final outcome. To an outsider my worries would have been superficial and frivolous because I should have been more worried about getting the cancer out. Dr. Yau made me feel heard and validated. That gesture alone was a turning point in my journey.
My results are incredible, and I was NOT an easy patient. I am thin, had an undiagnosed bleeding disorder, and thin skin that had no buffer to hide the implant. Dr. Yau found the perfect cohesive implant for my body type and with fat grafting, when I look in the mirror I see a beautiful woman, not someone ravaged by breast cancer. Dr. Yau is a brilliant surgeon and an artist. She will tell you what is realistic and do what is right for you in order to have the best and safest outcome possible. Would I recommend her… without hesitation! In fact I will praise and share the experiences I have with her to anyone who will listen or who is looking for a plastic surgeon. I was not an easy reconstruction and we had to do some revisions but if she can make me look better than I did before cancer than she is beyond talented.