Having dieted off 80 lbs. and losing another 120 with gastric bypass surgery, Tony felt great! Feeling better than he had in years, he was delighted with his dramatic weight loss. However, he soon realized that the loose skin hanging off his body wouldn’t go away on its own. So, he booked a consultation with Dr. Sachin Chitte, Ottawa’s leading post weight-loss plastic surgeon, to find out ... Continue Reading

It’s a beauty problem facing many women: unwanted facial hair. Legendary beauties like Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor both shaved their faces to remove ‘peach fuzz’ – a method few women would choose today. The fact is that all women have facial hair. But how much is too much, and what is the best way to deal with it? Dr. Sachin Chitte, board-certified plastic surgeon and co-founder of The Ottawa Clinic, answers your questions: Causes Q: Is there a ‘normal’ ... Continue Reading

If it seems that everybody you know is going for a fuller-lipped look these days, it’s probably true. Millions and millions of women and men had lip augmentation procedures last year, according to American Society of Plastic Surgeons. But before piling on this lip plumping trend, there are some important questions you should ask to make sure it’s right for you. Here’s the top five questions the board-certified plastic surgeons at The Ottawa Clinic get the most from people considering ... Continue Reading

They say it’s not the years in your life that count, but the life you put into your years! It’s true that today women are living longer, more healthy and active lives, and they want a fresh, youthful look that matches how they feel inside. Many are turning to dermal fillers as an alternative to surgery for a safe, long-lasting beauty lift. “Filler injectables are one of the most popular procedures for our patients who want to soften the effects ... Continue Reading

For some men, the idea of taking off a shirt in public can be a daunting prospect. It’s not just about hitting the gym. Increasingly, many guys are self-conscious about unwanted body hair, particularly on the back, chest and shoulder areas. 
 The Ottawa Clinic’s newest laser hair removal technology, CynoSure®’s Icon™ IPL, is getting great results from men who are tired of shaving, and want to avoid the painful ordeal of waxing or smelling chemical hair removal products. Considered ... Continue Reading

If you are considering plastic surgery, choosing the right surgeon is critical. It can mean the difference between a great outcome or one that doesn’t meet your expectations. Before booking any kind of surgical procedure, read the tips below from Dr. Trefor Nodwell, and Dr. Sachin Chitte, board-certified plastic surgeons at The Ottawa Clinic. Tip #1: Always check for credentials “As a starting point, make sure that your practitioner is a licensed, board-certified and trained plastic surgeon,” advises Dr. Chitte. ... Continue Reading

Breast augmentation consistently ranks as the top cosmetic surgery in the world. For women who make the personal decision to have the surgery, the results can boost self-esteem and contribute to a more positive body image. So is there a right time for a woman to want to enhance her figure by having breast surgery? “Women will seek out this surgery at different stages of their lives, for different reasons,” said Dr. Trefor Nodwell, board-certified plastic surgeon and co-founder of ... Continue Reading

At The Ottawa Clinic, one of the most common questions that we receive about any cosmetic surgery procedure is: How long will it take to recover? The answer is: It depends. Recovery time can vary greatly between patients, often for the same procedure. That’s because there are many factors that can influence how long a patient will take to recover. The most obvious factor that influences recovery is the type of procedure. More invasive cosmetic surgery procedures such as liposuction ... Continue Reading

It’s finally here… your beach vacation! You’ve waited all winter to dip your toes in the ocean and soak up the sun on the beach. But in all the excitement, you may have left actual planning to the last minute. Fear not, snow birds! The Ottawa Clinic has your checklist for an amazing beach vacation, sure to make you forget all about the snow in your driveway. Item 1: Your Beach Body If you’ve been dieting since Christmas, but still ... Continue Reading

With Ottawa’s winter weather comes skiing, skating, sliding and more, but these fun seasonal pastimes come with their share of spills and mishaps. A broken nose, stitches above the eye, or some other cut or bruise can often result from winter play. “This is the season we see an uptick in requests for rhinoplasty and scar revision procedures,” says Dr. Sachin Chitte, board-certified plastic surgeon and co-founder of The Ottawa Clinic. “Broken noses and deep lacerations are a common consequence ... Continue Reading