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Women with overly large breasts often suffer from back pain, neck pain, and a variety of other negative physical and emotional side effects. Due to these concerns, it is not uncommon for some women to seek a diet and/or exercise routine in an attempt to reduce their breast size. For certain women, losing weight can impact their breast size to a degree. Unfortunately, the composition of breasts prevents this result from being universal—breasts are made up of both fibrous tissue ... 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

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

Having dieted off 80 lbs. and losing another 120 with gastric bypass surgery, Tony felt great! Feeling better than he had in years, he was delighted with his dramatic weight loss. However, he soon realized that the loose skin hanging off his body wouldn’t go away on its own. So, he booked a consultation with Dr. Sachin Chitte, Ottawa’s leading post weight-loss plastic surgeon, to find out about his options. “I was worried about the stress I would be putting ... Continue Reading

If you are considering plastic surgery, choosing the right surgeon is critical. It can mean the difference between a great outcome or one that doesn’t meet your expectations. Before booking any kind of surgical procedure, read the tips below from Dr. Trefor Nodwell, and Dr. Sachin Chitte, board-certified plastic surgeons at The Ottawa Clinic. Tip #1: Always check for credentials “As a starting point, make sure that your practitioner is a licensed, board-certified and trained plastic surgeon,” advises Dr. Chitte. ... 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

Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth and even Dean Martin—the actors of Hollywood’s Golden Age known for their charm and good looks—were often hush-hush about their beauty regimes, many of which included plastic surgery. But 50 years ago, it was considered taboo and only for the elite and wealthy. Is the stigma still strong today? Absolutely not. Dr. Sachin Chitte, board-certified plastic surgeon and co-founder of The Ottawa Clinic, explains why. Everyone knows somebody who’s done it! Since 2011, the number of ... Continue Reading

Every plastic surgery patient takes a different road to renewal, but a healthy recovery process is crucial in every patient journey. Today’s advances in science and medicine offer a number of safe and simple ways to heal so you can move on to enjoy life — and a new look — with minimal scarring. Here are three tips for post-operative care to help minimise the appearance of scars. 1. Wait at least two weeks before moisturising. “In the first two ... Continue Reading

For Dr. Sachin Chitte, MD, FRCSC, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, plastic surgery is about more than nips and tucks; it is about helping patients live better, healthier lives while improving and tailoring his own techniques. This is something he learned early on when he began his career as a pediatric plastic surgeon. “What first drew me to plastic surgery was the interaction with patients,” says Dr. Chitte, co-founder of The Ottawa Clinic. “Plastic surgery is not just an operation. ... Continue Reading