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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

Although breast augmentation is a popular procedure for women seeking to enhance their breasts, some individuals are actually better candidates for breast lift surgery. This rejuvenating procedure can address many common concerns that women have with their breasts. A lift is often performed to accomplish the following benefits: Elevate the position of the breasts on the chest wall Resize the areolae Reposition the nipple-areola complex Enhance breast symmetry Improve the overall shape of the breasts Boost self-esteem Many women who ... 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

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

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

“Body contouring surgery is not for weight loss; it’s a process that helps patients achieve their true body shape after they’ve shed the pounds,” says Dr. Chitte, board-certified plastic surgeon and co-founder of The Ottawa Clinic. “After significant weight loss, patients are often left with loose, hanging skin which can affect their ability to carry on with daily activities. Depending on a patient’s needs, he or she may undergo a lower body lift, an arm lift or thigh lift to ... Continue Reading

“I can’t walk past a store window or a mirror these days without taking a glance at my reflection with a big smile on my face,” says Melissa, patient liaison at The Ottawa Clinic. It’s been nearly a year since Melissa began her Dual CoolSculpting® treatment with Dr. Trefor Nodwell at The Ottawa Clinic and already she’s lost enough weight to go down a size, thanks to the fat-freezing technology. “Now I wear tight tops proudly. I have a flat ... Continue Reading

Liposuction is one of the most popular methods of fat reduction at The Ottawa Clinic. Through this procedure, our patients can successfully achieve a slimmer, more toned appearance by targeting excess fat in areas of the body. The most commonly treated areas include the lower abdomen, hips and waist, thighs, flanks, and buttocks, though our skilled plastic surgeons can perform liposuction on nearly any area of the body that carries extra fat. As such a popular body contouring procedure, many ... Continue Reading