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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

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Nearly everyone will develop jowls at some point as they get older. This common cosmetic concern is characterized by sagging skin below the chin and jawline. Jowls are typically caused by the skin becoming thinner and more lax with age. Certain factors can make them worse in some individuals, such as genetics, environmental factors like sun exposure, or lifestyle habits like smoking.  For mild to moderate jowls, non-surgical treatments may help reduce their sagging appearance. Exercises are usually not an ... Continue Reading

Our plastic surgeons customize each facelift procedure to address the unique cosmetic concerns of the individual patient. Depending upon the complexity of the surgical plan, the price of the procedure will vary. Additional factors that can impact the total cost of a facelift include the experience of the plastic surgeon, operating facility fees, anesthesiologist fees, postoperative medication, and your geographic location. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of a facelift in 2017 was $7,448. This ... Continue Reading

Facelift surgery is highly beneficial for those wanting to reverse moderate to severe signs of facial aging. Though many women and men are familiar with the benefits of the procedure, they often wonder whether they are the right age for the procedure—or if they need to consider an alternative option. In short, there is no ideal age for facelift surgery. Every patient ages in a unique way and at a different rate, which is why facelift surgery is custom-tailored for ... Continue Reading

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