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Breast surgery is a popular area of plastic surgery that is often sought after to restore the breasts to a more youthful appearance or to enhance their natural shape. Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) and breast augmentation are two of the commonly performed breast procedures, each providing specific benefits for the right candidates. While breast lift and breast augmentation can both improve breast firmness and address some degree of sagging, the procedures have different goals, and our plastic surgeons recommend one ... Continue Reading


Sagging (ptosis) of breast tissue is a natural part of the aging process. For women wanting to reverse this cosmetic concern, there are a few options available that can help them achieve perkier, younger-looking breasts. Breast lift surgery is designed to address sagging, raising the breast tissue and areola to a higher position on the chest. Breast implants, on the other hand, are ideal for those wanting to increase the size of their breasts. In some cases with mild sagging, ... Continue Reading

A breast lift, medically known as mastopexy, is a type of breast surgery designed to reshape and elevate the position of the breasts for a more youthful appearance. Our plastic surgeons can use this popular procedure to remove excess skin, address skin laxity, and reshape sagging breast tissue. For patients who have lost breast volume—due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, or the natural aging process—in addition to sagging breast tissue, breast implants can be used to further enhance the shape ... 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

The latest global statistics on cosmetic procedures show that more than 1.3 million women underwent breast augmentation in 2014/2015. “There’s no doubt it’s one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures today,” says board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of The Ottawa Clinic, Dr. Trefor Nodwell. “Even so, some patients are unaware of the differences between this procedure and other common breast-related surgeries, such as the breast lift.” Below Dr. Nodwell explains the differences. Which procedure is right for you? “In ... Continue Reading

Thirty-six year old Ottawa resident Stephanie Pearson spent years considering a breast augmentation to improve the shape and size of her breasts. Faced with excess skin around her chest after losing 100 pounds, and having watched a friend undergo the surgery with great results, Stephanie went for it. In late 2015 she found Dr. Trefor Nodwell and The Ottawa Clinic. “I didn’t like the way my breasts looked. Choosing to have a breast augmentation wasn’t just about increasing size, but ... Continue Reading