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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

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

There are several reasons that loose skin may develop on the arms. Weight fluctuations may cause the skin of the arm to lose its elasticity, particularly the area that spans from the underarm to the elbow. Skin laxity in this area may also be the result of the natural aging process, and many people develop sagging skin that is sometimes referred to as “bat wings.” Unfortunately, diet and exercise typically cannot provide significant improvement for this condition. However, our plastic ... Continue Reading

When rapper Sir Mix a Lot had his 1991 number one hit, Baby Got Back, he couldn’t possibly have foreseen today’s big booty beauty trend, but here it is in 2017. Over the last year, Buttock augmentation using fat grafting has increased 26 per cent according to a recent study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). In this procedure, the plastic surgeon uses liposuction to harvest unwanted fat from the abdomen and then injects it to lift the ... Continue Reading

Many men and women visit our practice with the goal of toned upper arms. However, an arm lift is designed to eliminate excess skin—not necessarily to reduce fat. During arm lift surgery, an incision is made on the inside of the arm that goes from the elbow to the underarm area. This allows our plastic surgeons to tighten, smooth, and re-drape the skin for a smoother, more contoured upper arm. If you also have excess fat in the upper arm ... Continue Reading

The short answer is yes—the fat removed during liposuction is permanently eliminated. However, while the same fat cells cannot return, your remaining fat cells are still able to grow or shrink in size, which means the slimming results from liposuction can be reversed with weight gain. Consequently, our plastic surgeons urge liposuction patients to maintain their healthy lifestyle even after their body contouring surgery in order to best maintain their results. Ideal liposuction candidates will already be at or near ... 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

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The Ottawa Clinic plastic surgeons discuss how liposuction can eliminate excess fat on nearly any area of the body for a slimmer figure. Ottawa, ON—According to the plastic surgeons at The Ottawa Clinic, liposuction is one of the most popular body contouring procedures patients seek. With the ability to target and eliminate fat from such a diverse range of body areas, liposuction has helped many of their patients achieve thinner, more toned silhouettes. The surgeons explain, however, that liposuction is ... Continue Reading