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Submental fullness, which is more frequently referred to as a “double chin,” is a common aesthetic concern for both men and women. Although diet and exercise can sometimes help, the stubborn fat cells in this area tend to remain, regardless of a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, weight loss efforts can only go so far when loose skin is present. Fortunately, The Ottawa Clinic offers a variety of solutions for double chin reduction, both surgical and non-surgical. Depending on your individual needs, ... 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

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.

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

It’s finally here… your beach vacation! You’ve waited all winter to dip your toes in the ocean and soak up the sun on the beach. But in all the excitement, you may have left actual planning to the last minute. Fear not, snow birds! The Ottawa Clinic has your checklist for an amazing beach vacation, sure to make you forget all about the snow in your driveway. Item 1: Your Beach Body If you’ve been dieting since Christmas, but still ... Continue Reading

Every New Year, thousands of women across Ottawa commit to living a healthier lifestyle, losing weight or quitting a bad habit. Now is the perfect time to get a head start on 2017! “We always notice an uptick in patients who visit for a little BOTOX® Cosmetic around the eyes, a bit of contouring around the waist at the beginning of every year. There’s no shame in wanting to look your best,” says Dr. Trefor Nodwell, board-certified plastic surgeon and ... Continue Reading

Most women get their first skincare and beauty tips from their mothers. As they age, each woman picks up new beauty tricks, and who better to share them with than mom? To celebrate Mother’s Day, here are three beauty treatments for mothers and daughters of all ages. Sun Protection Women in their 20s tend to like a healthy tanned look, but the effects of too much sun, such as sun spots and discoloration, become more pronounced with age. The risk ... 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

Studies have shown that up to 58 per cent of brides consider plastic surgery before their wedding. For best results, brides should plan in advance. Here are some of the most requested pre-wedding cosmetic procedures and recommended lead times. One year to six months before: Look the Best in Your Wedding Dress “Before she starts the process, a bride must find the right plastic surgeon who can address her needs,” says Dr. Trefor Nodwell, founder of The Ottawa Clinic. “This ... Continue Reading