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Although recovery from arm lift surgery will vary from patient to patient, our plastic surgeons can provide you with a guideline of what to expect after your surgery. Depending upon your needs and expectations, the arm lift surgery will be customized to achieve your goals. In rare cases, the surgical incision is made in the underarm area. Patients with moderate to severe skin laxity of the upper arms typically require a longer incision made along the inside of the arm. ... Continue Reading

There are several reasons that loose skin may develop on the arms. Weight fluctuations may cause the skin of the arm to lose its elasticity, particularly the area that spans from the underarm to the elbow. Skin laxity in this area may also be the result of the natural aging process, and many people develop sagging skin that is sometimes referred to as “bat wings.” Unfortunately, diet and exercise typically cannot provide significant improvement for this condition. However, our plastic ... Continue Reading

The Melania Makeover is the latest trend that has some women flocking to their plastic surgeons. One Texas woman, Claudia Sierra, recently underwent nine plastic surgery procedures plus hair extensions, blue eye contact lenses and a spray tan to look like the FLOTUS, and she is delighted with the result. “When you look at Ms. Sierra’s motives for having the surgery, she’s very much like many of our patients,” explains Dr. Nodwell, board-certified plastic surgeon and co-founder of The Ottawa ... Continue Reading

When rapper Sir Mix a Lot had his 1991 number one hit, Baby Got Back, he couldn’t possibly have foreseen today’s big booty beauty trend, but here it is in 2017. Over the last year, Buttock augmentation using fat grafting has increased 26 per cent according to a recent study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). In this procedure, the plastic surgeon uses liposuction to harvest unwanted fat from the abdomen and then injects it to lift the ... Continue Reading

Plastic surgery is constantly changing. Recently plastic surgeons have seen a rise in non-surgical procedures using new and emerging technologies that don’t require long recovery times. “Some people do not want the downtime of a surgical procedure. CoolSculpting® and BELKYRA™ can be less invasive solutions,” says Dr. Trefor Nodwell, board-certified plastic surgeon and co-founder of The Ottawa Clinic. Click here to download our informative PowerPoint to learn about non-surgical treatments.

Spring, summer, winter or fall—there’s always a lot to do outdoors in Ottawa! But no matter the weather forecast, you must protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun to avoid brown spots, dryness, cracking, wrinkling, and even cancer. The Ottawa Clinic’s dermatologist, Dr. Macdonald, offers the following skincare tips for staying safe and having fun while outdoors in all four seasons. 1) Check the UV index: Whether it’s for white water rafting on the mighty Ottawa River ... Continue Reading

In this personal blog, The Ottawa Clinic plastic surgeon Dr. Sachin Chitte, demystifies BOTOX® Cosmetic and explains how this treatment can work wonders for his patients. The story of BOTOX® is an interesting one, as are so many stories in medicine. BOTOX® was first used as an injectable medication in the 1960s to address certain neurological problems. Over time, patients who had been receiving treatment around the eye area noticed that their wrinkles had disappeared. And so began the age ... Continue Reading

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, facelifts ranked in the top five cosmetic procedures for 2016. With the popularity of face and neck lifts on the rise, so are many misconceptions and questions. Board-certified plastic surgeon and co-founder of The Ottawa Clinic, Dr. Trefor Nodwell takes to RealSelf, a community-driven website, to answer frequently asked questions on face and neck lifts. Top questions: Are the recovery time and side effects less from a skin-only face/neck lift? “While the ... Continue Reading

Ever wonder what age is considered “normal” when it comes to wrinkles and other signs of aging? If so, you’re not alone. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there are more and more people seeking non-invasive facial procedures including skin rejuvenation and resurfacing on common skin problems. “Acne scarring, rosacea, wrinkles and spider veins might be considered ‘normal’ by some, but there’s a lot that can be done to minimize or eliminate them,” says Dr. Trefor Nodwell, board-certified ... Continue Reading

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 about his options. “I was worried about the stress I would be putting ... Continue Reading