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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

Dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic are both types of cosmetic injectables that can help diminish unwanted signs of aging in the face. This includes fine lines and wrinkles that can make one look older than they feel, as well as tired or angry. Although fillers and BOTOX injections are both popular methods of treating facial aging without surgery, each type of injectable works in a different way and, therefore, addresses different concerns. Dermal fillers, such as the JUVÉDERM® family of ... Continue Reading

As with any facial surgery, patients undergoing eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) often wonder when they will look and feel like themselves again. Since every patient heals at a slightly different rate, the details of the recovery from eyelid surgery will depend upon the complexity of the procedure and if an upper and/or lower eyelid surgery is performed. For example, surgery of the lower eyelid often requires a longer recovery period. In general, patients can expect the following as they recover from ... Continue Reading

Many people suffer from sleepy-looking eyes, even when they’ve gotten a full seven to nine hours of sleep. While some individuals can find relief by treating an underlying condition, such as allergies, others have a tired eye appearance that won’t seem to go away. Since the anatomy of a person’s facial tissue changes as they age, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is sometimes the most effective method of treating a chronically tired look. Men and women who can benefit from the cosmetic ... 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

In this personal blog, The Ottawa Clinic plastic surgeon Dr. Sachin Chitte, demystifies BOTOX® Cosmetic and explains how this treatment can work wonders for his patients. The story of BOTOX® is an interesting one, as are so many stories in medicine. BOTOX® was first used as an injectable medication in the 1960s to address certain neurological problems. Over time, patients who had been receiving treatment around the eye area noticed that their wrinkles had disappeared. And so began the age ... 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

Ever wonder what age is considered “normal” when it comes to wrinkles and other signs of aging? If so, you’re not alone. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there are more and more people seeking non-invasive facial procedures including skin rejuvenation and resurfacing on common skin problems. “Acne scarring, rosacea, wrinkles and spider veins might be considered ‘normal’ by some, but there’s a lot that can be done to minimize or eliminate them,” says Dr. Trefor Nodwell, board-certified ... Continue Reading

If it seems that everybody you know is going for a fuller-lipped look these days, it’s probably true. Millions and millions of women and men had lip augmentation procedures last year, according to American Society of Plastic Surgeons. But before piling on this lip plumping trend, there are some important questions you should ask to make sure it’s right for you. Here’s the top five questions the board-certified plastic surgeons at The Ottawa Clinic get the most from people considering ... Continue Reading