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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

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

Plastic surgery is always evolving; new treatments come to the fore, more people learn about the benefits (physical and mental) and the surrounding stigma is gradually declining. Throughout his career, Dr. Trefor Nodwell, board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of The Ottawa Clinic, has seen the trends come and go. Here is his take on some of today’s cosmetic surgery trends: A younger generation seeking plastic surgery. “What’s interesting about patients in their mid-twenties is, often, they’ve already thoroughly researched the ... Continue Reading

The Ottawa Clinic is pleased to announce that Dr. Trefor Nodwell has recently been awarded the Top Doctor status from RealSelf. This online medical community features questions from people considering cosmetic treatments, answers from board-certified doctors and specialists, and reviews of these professionals. By receiving the Top Doctor title, Dr. Nodwell has been recognized for his commitment to patient education through helpful feedback, as well as encouraging patients to share honest reviews of their experience at The Ottawa Clinic. As ... Continue Reading

This past Friday, February 19, 2016, Dr. Trefor Nodwell was a guest on CTV Morning Live Ottawa to talk about the benefits of BELKYRA™, a new, non-invasive medical procedure that helps eliminate a problematic area many people face — the double chin. “The double chin…concerned about two-thirds of adults in multiple studies. It’s on people’s minds and for many years we’ve had great solutions for it, but they were surgical – liposuction, neck lifts and face lifts,” Dr. Nodwell tells ... Continue Reading

Deciding to undergo plastic surgery can be daunting. Finding the right surgeon and weighing the risks against the benefits are just some of the most common concerns people have. To help Ottawans who are considering plastic surgery, Dr. Trefor Nodwell of The Ottawa Clinic sat down to answer some of the most common patient questions. How do I pick a surgeon? “Plastic surgery procedures can be life changing, so make sure you pick a qualified surgeon whom you can trust,” ... Continue Reading

As the season changes, so does our skin, and many Ottawans begin to notice the toll the summer sun has taken. A simple, non-invasive laser treatment, called Fraxel® Skin Resurfacing, can correct imperfections caused by the sun’s harmful rays. The procedure uses light energy to target deep into the skin to stimulate collagen, revive cells and smooth coarse skin. “Extended exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can result in that glowing tan so many strive for in the summer ... Continue Reading

Hey Ottawa, want to look slimmer or get a smoother figure? Thinking about having a tummy tuck or liposuction? The way these terms are thrown around in the media, it is easy to think that the procedures are similar. However, the conditions and outcomes of each are very different. Dr. Trefor Nodwell of The Ottawa Clinic explains: Tummy Tuck Who is it for? “A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, isn’t for everyone,” Dr. Nodwell explains. “The procedure is designed for people ... Continue Reading

Over the last decade, Christine has lost 150 pounds with the aid of bariatric surgery and a rigorous routine of diet and exercise. She became an avid cyclist and athlete, but excess skin held her back from living life to its fullest. Christine needed a way to match her body and lifestyle, so she turned to plastic surgery. Christine’s biggest insecurity after her weight loss was the excess skin around her arms. “I felt great, but I couldn’t wear dresses ... Continue Reading