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

In the winter, cold air hits the skin with force as people scurry from their cars to the cover of warmth. “Winter doesn’t bring only cold temperatures, but lower humidity too,” explains Dr. Jillian Macdonald, Royal College-certified dermatologist at The Ottawa Clinic. “This pulls moisture from people’s skin causing conditions such as asteatotic dermatitis, or eczema.” Cosmeceuticals, or pharmaceutical-strength skin care products, often contain retinol, a derivative of Vitamin A that helps regulate the turnover of the skin and shed ... Continue Reading

Every New Year, thousands of women across Ottawa commit to living a healthier lifestyle, losing weight or quitting a bad habit. Now is the perfect time to get a head start on 2017! “We always notice an uptick in patients who visit for a little BOTOX® Cosmetic around the eyes, a bit of contouring around the waist at the beginning of every year. There’s no shame in wanting to look your best,” says Dr. Trefor Nodwell, board-certified plastic surgeon and ... Continue Reading

What does a 30-year-old new mother have in common with a 55-year-old farmer who’s lost 100 pounds? The answer may not come as a complete shock. “In this scenario, the man’s and woman’s bodies have undergone significant changes – both are left with excess sagging skin around the lower abdomen,” explains Dr. Sachin Chitte, board-certified plastic surgeon and co-founder of The Ottawa Clinic. “The extra skin is a common source of frustration, and is a key criterion for patients seeking ... Continue Reading

If you have taken the initiative to lose a significant amount of excess weight, you have already done a lot of work to improve your overall quality of life. However, regardless of whether bariatric surgery or traditional methods of weight loss were used, oftentimes men and women will have loose, sagging skin or isolated pockets of fat that remain. These common side effects of dramatic weight loss can be frustrating after putting so much effort into improving your health and ... Continue Reading

On November 14th, 2016, Dr. Sachin Chitte, board-certified plastic surgeon at The Ottawa Clinic, travelled thousands of miles overseas to Hansot, Gujrat, India with Operation Rainbow Canada (ORC). His goal? To heal children with cleft lips, cleft palate deformities and burns. Dr. Chitte, alongside 20 fellow Canadian surgeons, nurses and volunteers, remained in India for just over one week to treat as many as 50 children in this time. Many ORC volunteers have done multiple missions and have become familiar ... Continue Reading