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Diastasis recti is a common condition that affects women after pregnancy. It most commonly happens after having multiple children, if you become pregnant after the age of 35, or are pregnant with a heavy baby or multiple babies. Diastasis recti occurs when there is separation of the rectus abdominis muscles. These ab muscles tend to stretch due to the pressure of pregnancy and may not always return to their normal state. While many women seek exercise to help tone this ... Continue Reading

Many women are concerned with how fast they can get their pre-baby body back after having children. From excess skin in the lower abdomen to sagging breasts, the pressure to “bounce back” can cause new mothers to seek body contouring procedures—like those involved in the mommy makeover. Our plastic surgeons at The Ottawa Clinic are thrilled to help women reverse common concerns caused by pregnancy and breastfeeding, but they advise patients to give themselves time to recover from childbirth before ... Continue Reading

Although breast augmentation is a popular procedure for women seeking to enhance their breasts, some individuals are actually better candidates for breast lift surgery. This rejuvenating procedure can address many common concerns that women have with their breasts. A lift is often performed to accomplish the following benefits: Elevate the position of the breasts on the chest wall Resize the areolae Reposition the nipple-areola complex Enhance breast symmetry Improve the overall shape of the breasts Boost self-esteem Many women who ... Continue Reading

The Melania Makeover is the latest trend that has some women flocking to their plastic surgeons. One Texas woman, Claudia Sierra, recently underwent nine plastic surgery procedures plus hair extensions, blue eye contact lenses and a spray tan to look like the FLOTUS, and she is delighted with the result. “When you look at Ms. Sierra’s motives for having the surgery, she’s very much like many of our patients,” explains Dr. Nodwell, board-certified plastic surgeon and co-founder of The Ottawa ... Continue Reading

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The kids have gone back to school, and now it’s time for a Mommy Makeover! Childbirth leaves some with thicker waistlines; breastfeeding can irreversibly change a woman’s figure; and with time every mother’s face shows signs of lines and wrinkles. The Ottawa Clinic’s mommy makeover combines several plastic surgery procedures to fight the stresses of motherhood and help women reclaim their pre-pregnancy bodies. Every mother is unique and has different desires and expectations when it comes to getting plastic surgery. ... Continue Reading