AESTHETIC PROCEDURES

Shaping the Future of Aesthetic Procedures and Patient Care

The University of Ottawa’s Plastic Surgery Division is known for academic excellence and innovation in aesthetic surgery. Surgeons prioritize personalized care for optimal outcomes. The division, a leader in training future surgeons, offers a variety of breast, face, body and non-surgical aesthetic services, with care options in hospitals or clinics based on patient preference.

AESTHETIC PROCEDURES

Shaping the Future of Aesthetic Procedures and Patient Care

The University of Ottawa’s Plastic Surgery Division is known for academic excellence and innovation in aesthetic surgery. Surgeons prioritize personalized care for optimal outcomes. The division, a leader in training future surgeons, offers a variety of breast, face, body and non-surgical aesthetic services, with care options in hospitals or clinics based on patient preference.

Breast
Face
Body
Non-surgical
BREAST

Sculpting Confidence

When you wish to enhance the size or shape of your natural breast, you can elect for breast augmentation surgery.

WHAT TO EXPECT
The procedure involves inserting a safe, artificial implant into the breast. There are two types of implants to choose from – saline or silicone – as well as the option of a fat graft mammoplasty. The placement of the implant, either underneath the muscle tissue (subpectoral) or underneath the breast tissue (subglandular) is another consideration.

A thorough consultation with our clinical providers will help determine the ideal size, shape and placement for your implants. We will review your previous medical history, your natural frame, height, weight and lifestyle along with your desired aesthetic outcome to recommend your best surgical options.

RECOVERY
The initial recovery period may take approximately two weeks and will vary between individuals. Your surgical team will review what you can expect pre, during and post surgery as tissues heal and your final outcome takes shape.

BREAST AUGMENTATION | PLASTIC SURGEONS
An important step toward a pleasing breast augmentation surgery in Ottawa is selecting a surgeon you are confident with. The University of Ottawa Department of Plastic Surgery employs the latest innovations and techniques to ensure optimal safety, ideal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Factors such as pregnancy, weight loss, aging and hormonal changes may cause the breasts to descend or droop, a condition known as breast ptosis.

WHAT TO EXPECT
A breast lift procedure repositions and reshapes the breasts to restore them to a familiar and aesthetically pleasing form. In some cases, breast augmentation may be combined with a mastopexy to replace lost volume. The patient’s health and medical history will be assessed to ascertain their candidacy for surgery. A treatment plan drawing from a variety of techniques will then be developed to attain their objectives. This will dictate the incision placement with the aim to minimize scarring. Once the underlying muscle, connective and breast tissue have been tightened and lifted, excess skin is trimmed and redraped and the nipple and areola are repositioned for a rejuvenated and pleasing outcome.

RECOVERY
Patients under the care of plastic surgeons at the University of Ottawa will be informed on what to expect pre, during and post operation to ensure their comfort, safety and optimal recovery.

BREAST LIFT | PLASTIC SURGEONS
An important step toward a pleasing breast lift surgery in Ottawa is selecting a surgeon you are confident with. The University of Ottawa Division of Plastic Surgery employs the latest innovations and techniques to ensure optimal safety, ideal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) can be combined with breast augmentation when patients wish to correct drooping breasts and simultaneously enhance their breast size for a fuller, more youthful look.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Aging, genetics, weight loss and pregnancy are some of the factors that can affect the placement and volume the breasts. A consultation with a plastic surgeon will determine if a mastopexy-breast augmentation can address the patient’s aesthetic concerns. The incision placement for a mastopexy will vary based on the technique that is used, with the goal of minimizing scar visibility. Excess skin is trimmed, muscle and connective tissues are tightened, your desired size of breast implant is inserted, and the nipple and areola are repositioned for a rejuvenated, natural and flattering result.

RECOVERY
Patients under the care of plastic surgeons at the University of Ottawa will be informed on what to expect pre, during and post operation to ensure their comfort, safety and optimal recovery.

BREAST LIFT WITH AUGMENTATION | PLASTIC SURGEONS
An important step toward a pleasing breast lift and augmentation surgery in Ottawa is selecting a surgeon you are confident with. The University of Ottawa Division of Plastic Surgery employs the latest innovations and techniques to ensure optimal safety, ideal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

There are many causes for discomfort that can arise for women with large breasts. Issues such as back, neck and shoulder pain, skin chafing, limited clothing selection and hampered fitness can result from the excess weight and girth.

WHAT TO EXPECT
A reduction mammaplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat, tissue, gland and skin from the breast to provide relief from these concerns. It may be combined with liposuction for optimal results. The goal is to reduce the size of the breasts to complement your natural frame and alleviate the adverse symptoms. A review of the patient’s health and medical history will ascertain their candidacy for surgery. A treatment plan is then established to achieve their aesthetic goals. Incision placement will be dependent on this plan with surgical scars to be expected.

RECOVERY
Patients under the care of plastic surgeons at the University of Ottawa will be informed on what to expect pre, during and post operation to ensure their comfort, safety and optimal recovery.

BREAST REDUCTION | PLASTIC SURGEONS
An important step toward a pleasing breast reduction surgery in Ottawa is selecting a surgeon you are confident with. The University of Ottawa Division of Plastic Surgery employs the latest innovations and techniques to ensure optimal safety, ideal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Some men experience the development of breast tissue (gynecomastia) during puberty or as the result of hormonal changes. The condition may resolve on its own, but in some cases it persists.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Gynecomastia is often associated with obesity, but in fact, is only related in appearance, as weight gain is not cause for the development of breast tissue. A male breast reduction procedure reduces the volume of tissue and fat using special instruments or liposuction in order to cosmetically improve the appearance of the chest. Incision points will vary based on the surgical methods used, but they are generally placed inconspicuously around the areola and the chest. A review of the patient’s health and medical history will ascertain their candidacy for surgery. An ideal treatment plan will then be developed to achieve their aesthetic goals.

RECOVERY
Patients under the care of plastic surgeons at the University of Ottawa will be informed on what to expect pre, during and post operation to ensure their comfort, safety and optimal recovery.

MALE BREAST REDUCTION | PLASTIC SURGEONS
An important step toward a pleasing male breast reduction surgery in Ottawa is selecting a surgeon you are confident with. The University of Ottawa Division of Plastic Surgery employs the latest innovations and techniques to ensure optimal safety, ideal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Choosing a surgeon you trust is a crucial first step, The University of Ottawa Department of Plastic Surgery employs the latest innovations and techniques to ensure optimal safety, ideal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

BODY

Precision, Safety, Satisfaction

The aging process and weight fluctuations can compromise firm and svelte upper arms. An arm lift, or brachioplasty procedure can correct sagging skin and uneven contours.

WHAT TO EXPECT
An assessment of the patient’s health and medical history will ascertain their candidacy for this surgery. A treatment plan will then be developed to meet aesthetic objectives. Surgical incisions are made under the inner arm to the armpit in order to minimize visible scarring. Once the underlying fat has been removed, tightened and lifted, excess skin is trimmed and redraped for a rejuvenated and pleasing outcome.

RECOVERY
Patients under the care of plastic surgeons at the University of Ottawa will be informed on what to expect pre-, during and post procedure to ensure their comfort, safety and optimal recovery.

ARM LIFT | PLASTIC SURGEONS
An important step toward arm lift surgery in Ottawa is selecting a surgeon in whom you have confidence. The University of Ottawa Division of Plastic Surgery offers the latest innovations and techniques in brachioplasty to ensure safety, pleasing outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Weight loss and the aging process can create sagging skin and uneven contours over the buttocks.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Ottawa patients wishing to restore form and youth to this area of the body can opt for a buttock lift procedure. An assessment of the patient’s health and medical history will ascertain their candidacy for surgery. A treatment plan is then developed to attain their aesthetic objectives. Buttock lift incisions are usually made inconspicuously near the gluteal area in order to minimize visible scarring. In some cases liposuction is performed to remove excess fat. In addition, this procedure can often be combined with a lower body lift.The underlying fat and connective tissues are then tightened and lifted and excess skin is trimmed and redraped for a rejuvenated and pleasing outcome.

RECOVERY
Patients under the care of plastic surgeons at the University of Ottawa will be informed on what to expect pre-, during and post procedure to ensure their comfort, safety and optimal recovery.

BUTTOCK LIFT | PLASTIC SURGEONS
An important step toward a pleasing buttock lift surgery in Ottawa is selecting a surgeon in whom you have confidence. The University of Ottawa Division of Plastic Surgery offers the latest innovations and techniques in body contouring to ensure safety, ideal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Liposuction can be employed to create an aesthetically pleasing form by removing excess fat on the face and areas of the body that do not respond to diet and exercise.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Patients who wish to undergo liposuction to remove fat from areas such as the face, neck, flanks, abdomen, thighs, arms, buttocks or breasts must undergo an assessment of their health and medical history to ascertain their candidacy for treatment. A treatment plan will then be developed to attain their objectives. A tumescent liposuction technique is used in which the treatment area is injected with saline, lidocaine and epinephrine to ease the removal of the adipose tissue via the liposuction cannula. This technique minimizes trauma to the surrounding tissues and improves healing.

RECOVERY
Patients under the care of plastic surgeons at the University of Ottawa will be informed on what to expect pre, during and post procedure to ensure their comfort, safety and optimal recovery.

LIPOSUCTION | PLASTIC SURGEONS
An important step toward a pleasing liposuction procedure in Ottawa is selecting a surgeon you are confident with. The University of Ottawa Division of Plastic Surgery offers the latest innovations and techniques in liposuction to ensure optimal safety, ideal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

The aging process, genetics and weight loss can cause skin redundancy to accumulate in the thighs. This results in loose skin, fine lines and uneven contours which can be addressed with a thigh lift.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Ottawa patients who opt for this procedure must undergo an assessment of their health and medical history to ascertain their candidacy for surgery. A treatment plan will then be developed to attain their objectives. Incisions are usually made at the top of the thigh and the inner thigh in order to access the underlying fat and connective tissue, which are tightened and lifted. Liposuction is often performed in conjunction with a thigh lift. Excess skin is trimmed and sculpted for a smooth, firm and rejuvenated outcome.

RECOVERY
Patients under the care of plastic surgeons at the University of Ottawa will be informed about what to expect pre-, during and post procedure to ensure comfort, safety and ideal recovery.

THIGH LIFT | PLASTIC SURGEONS
An important step toward an optimal thigh lift surgery in Ottawa is selecting a surgeon in whom you have confidence. The University of Ottawa Division of Plastic Surgery offers the latest innovations and techniques to ensure safety, ideal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Factors such as weight loss or pregnancy can cause skin laxity and uneven contours on the abdomen. A tummy tuck procedure aesthetically improves the look and shape of the abdomen.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Patients who opt for an abdominoplasty will undergo an assessment of their health and medical history to ascertain their candidacy for surgery. A treatment plan will then be developed to attain their objectives. Either a partial or complete abdominoplasty will be conducted based on the patient’s needs. Incision placement and size, the use of liposuction and repositioning of the navel will be dictated by the treatment plan. The aim of a tummy tuck is to tighten and lift the skin, muscle and connective tissue and recontour the shape of the abdomen for a natural and pleasing outcome.

RECOVERY
Patients under the care of plastic surgeons at the University of Ottawa will be informed on what to expect pre-, during and post operation to ensure their comfort, safety and optimal recovery.

TUMMY TUCK | PLASTIC SURGEONS
An important step toward a pleasing tummy tuck surgery in Ottawa is selecting a surgeon you are confident with. The University of Ottawa Division of Plastic Surgery employs the latest innovations and techniques in abdominoplasty to ensure optimal safety, ideal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Choosing a surgeon you trust is a crucial first step, The University of Ottawa Department of Plastic Surgery employs the latest innovations and techniques to ensure optimal safety, ideal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

FACE

Precision and Perfection

A brow lift (also known as a forehead lift) is an effective way to rejuvenate the upper face when lax skin causes the brows to droop.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Patients under the care of plastic surgeons at the University of Ottawa are treated to the latest surgical methods to lift and reposition the brows for a natural and pleasing outcome. Depending on the patient’s needs, either an endoscopic or coronal brow lift technique will be applied. The placement and extent of the surgical incision differs for each of these surgeries. This allows for trimming excess skin, tightening, lifting, repositioning and shaping the brow as needed. The surgery is designed to minimize scarring by accessing the underlying muscle and connective tissue from the hairline or eyelid crease. An in-depth consultation with a plastic surgeon will determine the ideal treatment plan based on the patient’s health, medical history and desired outcome.

RECOVERY
Patients are informed on what to expect pre, during and post operation to ensure their comfort, safety and optimal recovery.

BROW LIFT | PLASTIC SURGEONS
An important step toward a pleasing brow lift surgery in Ottawa is selecting a surgeon you are confident with. The University of Ottawa Division of Plastic Surgery employs the latest innovations and techniques to ensure optimal safety, ideal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Protruding ears can affect children, teenagers and adults alike. Ear surgery (otoplasty) can reduce the prominence of the ears and address a range of concerns such as size, placement, shape and symmetry for a pleasing cosmetic outcome.

WHAT TO EXPECT
The ears must be fully formed (after age 6) before they can be corrected with surgery. During an in depth consultation, the patient’s health and medical history will be reviewed to ascertain their surgical candidacy. Aesthetic objectives will also be discussed in order to create an ideal treatment plan. To address protrusion, excess skin and cartilage may be removed and sutures applied to pin the ears back. In the case where folds are missing, cartilage and skin tissue can be reshaped to produce an ideal form. Otoplasty incisions are often placed behind the ears or along folds to conceal scars.

RECOVERY
Patients under the care of plastic surgeons at the University of Ottawa will be informed on what to expect pre, during and post operation to ensure their comfort, safety and optimal recovery.

EAR SURGERY | PLASTIC SURGEONS
At the University of Ottawa, ear surgery is provided at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario for children 16 years of age and under. For adults it is provided as an aesthetic procedure.

An important step toward a pleasing ear surgery in Ottawa is selecting a surgeon you are confident with. The University of Ottawa Division of Plastic Surgery employs the latest innovations and techniques to ensure optimal safety, ideal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

When concerns with skin laxity, volume loss and facial contours cannot be effectively addressed with non-invasive treatments, a facelift can address these signs of aging and restore a youthful appearance to the face.

WHAT TO EXPECT
An in depth consultation to evaluate the patients health and medical history will ascertain their candidacy for a facelift procedure. From there, a treatment plan will be designed to achieve their desired aesthetic goals. The procedure generally involves incisions placed along the hairline and around the ear to minimize visible scars. The underlying muscle, adipose and connective tissue will be tightened, removed, repositioned and redistributed as needed. Additionally, excess skin will be trimmed, lifted and redraped to achieve a natural and pleasing outcome. A facelift procedure can be done in conjunction with other surgeries such as an eye lift or neck lift.

RECOVERY
Patients under the care of plastic surgeons at the University of Ottawa will be informed on what to expect pre, during and post operation to ensure their comfort, safety and optimal recovery.

FACELIFT | PLASTIC SURGEONS
An important step toward a pleasing facelift surgery in Ottawa is selecting a surgeon you are confident with. The University of Ottawa Division of Plastic Surgery employs the latest innovations and techniques to ensure optimal safety, ideal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Addressing facial volume loss is an important aspect of facial rejuvenation. Shrinking facial tissues lead to noticeable hollows, folds and uneven facial contours.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Fat transfer is a surgical procedure that is employed to restore fullness to the face to firm the skin, smooth wrinkles and refresh one’s appearance. It involves harvesting fat from a donor site on the body and using this fat to fill areas of the face requiring volume restoration. There is no risk of disease transmission or rejection as the fat is donated from the body and transferred back. A percentage of the transferred fat melts away over a 6-8 week period post-surgery, a process known as resorption. The plastic surgeon takes this into account and compensates accordingly. The remaining fat is expected to be permanent.

RECOVERY
Patients under the care of plastic surgeons at the University of Ottawa will be informed on what to expect pre, during and post operation to ensure their comfort, safety and optimal recovery.

FACIAL REJUVENATION WITH FAT TRANSFER | PLASTIC SURGEONS
An important step toward a pleasing facial rejuvenation with fat transfer in Ottawa is selecting a surgeon you are confident with. The University of Ottawa Division of Plastic Surgery employs the latest innovations and techniques to ensure optimal safety, ideal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Exposure to the sun can damage the thin, delicate skin on the neck. Signs of aging such as sagging skin, visible neck muscles and uneven contours can also be of cosmetic concern.

WHAT TO EXPECT
A neck lift procedure is an option for Ottawa patients. A health and medical history review will ascertain surgical candidacy, and aesthetic objectives will be discussed to create an ideal treatment plan. Neck lift surgery involves a series of procedures that may include liposuction, trimming, repositioning and lifting muscle and connective tissue, and removing excess skin to reveal a rejuvenated silhouette. Incisions are typically placed under the jaw and behind the ears to reduce their visibility.

RECOVERY
Patients under the care of plastic surgeons at the University of Ottawa will be informed on what to expect pre-, during and post procedure to ensure comfort, safety and optimal recovery.

NECK LIFT | PLASTIC SURGEONS
An important step toward a pleasing neck lift in Ottawa is selecting a surgeon with whom you are confident. The University of Ottawa Division of Plastic Surgery offers the latest innovations and techniques to ensure safety, ideal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Nose reshaping, also known as rhinoplasty, can address a variety of aesthetic concerns such as prominence, shape, size, proportion, and symmetry of the nose.

WHAT TO EXPECT
These concerns, which may be congenital or the result of injury, can be both an aesthetic concern and a functional impediment. During an in-depth consultation, the patient’s health and medical history will be reviewed to ascertain their surgical candidacy. Aesthetic objectives and functional restoration will also be discussed in order to create an ideal treatment plan. A rhinoplasty procedure involves accessing the underlying soft tissues and nasal framework composed of bone and cartilage and correcting them as needed. This can result in a nose with improved function which may also be more aesthetically pleasing.

RECOVERY
Patients under the care of plastic surgeons at the University of Ottawa will be informed on what to expect pre-, during and post operation to ensure their comfort, safety and optimal recovery.

NOSE RESHAPING | PLASTIC SURGEONS
An important step toward a pleasing nose reshaping procedure in Ottawa is selecting a surgeon you are confident with. The University of Ottawa Division of Plastic Surgery employs the latest innovations and techniques in rhinoplasty to ensure optimal safety, ideal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Choosing a surgeon you trust is a crucial first step, The University of Ottawa Department of Plastic Surgery employs the latest innovations and techniques to ensure optimal safety, ideal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

NON-SURGICAL

Artistry in Form

A neuromodulator treatment (such as BOTOX COSMETIC®) is a non-invasive, preventative treatment to smooth wrinkles and expression lines.

WHAT TO EXPECT
The treatment relaxes the muscles that form lines such as crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, frown lines, bunny lines (next to the nose), neck lines and sad smile lines, resulting in smooth skin and a refreshed appearance. During an in-depth consultation, the patient’s health and medical history will be reviewed and their aesthetic objectives will be discussed in order to create an ideal treatment plan.

RECOVERY
Patients under the care of plastic surgeons at the University of Ottawa will be informed on what to expect pre, during and post treatment to ensure their comfort, safety and optimal outcomes.

REPEAT TREATMENTS
Neuromodulator treatments are temporary and require repeat treatments at recommended intervals in order to maintain results.

NEUROMODULATORS | PLASTIC SURGEONS
An important step towards a pleasing non-invasive wrinkle treatment with neuromodulators in Ottawa is selecting a surgeon you are confident with. The University of Ottawa Division of Plastic Surgery employs the latest innovations and techniques to ensure optimal safety, ideal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Facial volume loss can be corrected non-invasively with soft tissue fillers.

WHAT TO EXPECT
The treatment involves a hyaluronic acid-based treatment filler that is used to replace lost tissue volume in order to improve facial contours and rejuvenate the face. Treatment areas can include the lips, lip lines, nasolabial folds, temples, forehead lines, tear troughs and more. During an in- depth consultation, the patient’s health and medical history will be reviewed and aesthetic objectives will also be discussed in order to create an ideal treatment plan.

RECOVERY
Patients under the care of plastic surgeons at the University of Ottawa will be informed on what to expect pre, during and post treatment to ensure their comfort, safety and optimal outcomes.

REPEAT TREATMENTS
Treatments with soft tissue fillers are temporary and require repeat treatments at recommended intervals in order to maintain results.

SOFT TISSUE FILLERS | PLASTIC SURGEONS
An important step towards a pleasing non-invasive volume restoration treatment with soft tissue fillers in Ottawa is selecting a surgeon you are confident with. The University of Ottawa Division of Plastic Surgery employs the latest innovations and techniques to ensure optimal safety, ideal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Choosing a surgeon you trust is a crucial first step, The University of Ottawa Department of Plastic Surgery employs the latest innovations and techniques to ensure optimal safety, ideal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

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