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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

02 Oct

The recovery from tummy tuck surgery will vary for each patient based on a number of factors, including the complexity of their procedure and the rate at which their body heals. While the recovery process may look different from one patient to the next, our plastic surgeons recommend taking certain precautions to help ensure a smooth recovery and lower the risk of potential complications. Arrange for help during the initial recovery period so you are able to fully rest. Fill ... Continue Reading

While tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is typically considered cosmetic in nature, the procedure is also known to provide significant improvement for certain functional concerns, including back pain in some patients. Often performed as part of the overarching mommy makeover treatment plan, tummy tuck surgery is a popular procedure for mothers wanting to address loose abdominal tissue and repair abdominal muscles that have separated due to pregnancy. As an additional benefit, many women find that they are able to reduce chronic ... 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

What does a 30-year-old new mother have in common with a 55-year-old farmer who’s lost 100 pounds? The answer may not come as a complete shock. “In this scenario, the man’s and woman’s bodies have undergone significant changes – both are left with excess sagging skin around the lower abdomen,” explains Dr. Sachin Chitte, board-certified plastic surgeon and co-founder of The Ottawa Clinic. “The extra skin is a common source of frustration, and is a key criterion for patients seeking ... Continue Reading

11 Jan

The body undergoes a wide variety of changes over time, and metabolism fluctuations, genetics, and other factors can influence its shape. For instance, many women struggle to lose weight and regain their pre-pregnancy figures following childbirth. Excess skin, loose abdominal muscles, and fatty tissue that resist diet and exercise are common concerns. At The Ottawa Clinic, our plastic surgeons offer customised tummy tuck surgery, a procedure designed to address these issues and help patients achieve their desired body contour. Weight ... Continue Reading

30 Dec

There are several reasons why a patient may consider tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty). Perhaps she’s a mother who has some lingering excess skin, loose abdominal muscles, and excess fatty tissue from pregnancy. Or maybe the individual has dedicated himself to a healthier lifestyle and lost a significant amount of weight. Regardless of the motivation, the expert team at The Ottawa Clinic can help where diet and exercise leave off. In addition to determining if they are good candidates for this ... Continue Reading

Natasha used to lead a healthy lifestyle, favouring spin classes and the treadmill as ways to keep in shape, but when she was struck with a painful medical condition six years ago, she was stopped in her tracks. Over the last six years, Natasha gained 50 pounds, until one day this fall when she decided to take matters into her own hands. Natasha opted for a tummy tuck with Dr. Nodwell and his expert team at The Ottawa Clinic. A ... Continue Reading

Hey Ottawa, want to look slimmer or get a smoother figure? Thinking about having a tummy tuck or liposuction? The way these terms are thrown around in the media, it is easy to think that the procedures are similar. However, the conditions and outcomes of each are very different. Dr. Trefor Nodwell of The Ottawa Clinic explains: Tummy Tuck Who is it for? “A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, isn’t for everyone,” Dr. Nodwell explains. “The procedure is designed for people ... Continue Reading