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Dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic are both types of cosmetic injectables that can help diminish unwanted signs of aging in the face. This includes fine lines and wrinkles that can make one look older than they feel, as well as tired or angry. Although fillers and BOTOX injections are both popular methods of treating facial aging without surgery, each type of injectable works in a different way and, therefore, addresses different concerns. Dermal fillers, such as the JUVÉDERM® family of ... Continue Reading

11 Feb

Why Do Breasts Sag?

Breasts come in many shapes and sizes, but at a certain point, they are all prone to some degree of sagging. Medically referred to as breast “ptosis,” sagging breast tissue naturally occurs over time due to a variety of factors—some of which can be controlled, while others can’t. Influences like the aging process, genetics, and past pregnancies can all lead to supportive tissues in the breasts becoming more lax, causing the breasts to elongate and, in some cases, lose volume. ... Continue Reading

Liposuction is a popular procedure for eliminating isolated areas of excess fat in a number of body areas. The solution is ideal for those who have worked hard with diet and exercise routines to achieve their goals but still have a few remaining trouble spots. Although liposuction is a versatile procedure that can be used to treat many areas of the body, there are certain precautions our plastic surgeons take with each treatment plan to provide the safest procedure possible. ... Continue Reading

Diet and exercise can be extremely effective for achieving a healthier weight and more toned body contour—but what about that last bit of fat that won’t seem to leave areas like the abdomen, hips, and arms? Cosmetic fat removal procedures have become increasingly popular over the years to help sculpt localized areas of fat. At The Ottawa Clinic, our plastic surgeons offer multiple body contouring solutions, including liposuction and CoolSculpting®, to help patients achieve their dream body. Liposuction is a ... Continue Reading

There are a number of body sculpting procedures available today that claim to provide lasting fat reduction results. At The Ottawa Clinic, we offer multiple treatments to help patients struggling to lose stubborn pockets of fat, including one non-invasive treatment that has been growing in popularity: CoolSculpting®. Based on the science of cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling energy to target and crystalize excess fat cells. Since fat freezes at a higher temperature than water, the CoolSculpting machine is able to ... Continue Reading

02 Oct

The recovery from tummy tuck surgery will vary for each patient based on a number of factors, including the complexity of their procedure and the rate at which their body heals. While the recovery process may look different from one patient to the next, our plastic surgeons recommend taking certain precautions to help ensure a smooth recovery and lower the risk of potential complications. Arrange for help during the initial recovery period so you are able to fully rest. Fill ... Continue Reading

While tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is typically considered cosmetic in nature, the procedure is also known to provide significant improvement for certain functional concerns, including back pain in some patients. Often performed as part of the overarching mommy makeover treatment plan, tummy tuck surgery is a popular procedure for mothers wanting to address loose abdominal tissue and repair abdominal muscles that have separated due to pregnancy. As an additional benefit, many women find that they are able to reduce chronic ... Continue Reading

As with any facial surgery, patients undergoing eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) often wonder when they will look and feel like themselves again. Since every patient heals at a slightly different rate, the details of the recovery from eyelid surgery will depend upon the complexity of the procedure and if an upper and/or lower eyelid surgery is performed. For example, surgery of the lower eyelid often requires a longer recovery period. In general, patients can expect the following as they recover from ... Continue Reading

Many people suffer from sleepy-looking eyes, even when they’ve gotten a full seven to nine hours of sleep. While some individuals can find relief by treating an underlying condition, such as allergies, others have a tired eye appearance that won’t seem to go away. Since the anatomy of a person’s facial tissue changes as they age, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is sometimes the most effective method of treating a chronically tired look. Men and women who can benefit from the cosmetic ... Continue Reading

Although there is no incisionless technique for breast lift surgery, our plastic surgeons can carefully place the incisions in locations that are naturally discreet. In many cases, the incisions can be hidden along the outer edge of the areola or within the crease underneath the breast. Regardless of which incision type is recommended for your breast lift, any post-operative scarring can be easily concealed by a bra or bikini top. During your preliminary consultation, your plastic surgeon will discuss the ... Continue Reading