Resident Aesthetic Clinic

Dedicated teaching for exceptional aesthetic surgery care in Ottawa

Dedicated teaching for exceptional aesthetic surgery care in Ottawa

The University of Ottawa’s Plastic Surgery Training Facility, Capital Plastic Surgery Cosmetic Clinic, offers comprehensive aesthetic surgery experience for final-year residents. Supervised by faculty members, residents perform procedures in the Resident Aesthetic Clinic, ensuring the highest standards of care and safety for Ottawa patients. Reduced-cost surgical and non-surgical procedures are provided by senior residents after a thorough consultation to assess candidacy, explain potential risks, and discuss procedure limitations.

Breast
Face
Body
Non-surgical
BREAST

Sculpting Confidence

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular aesthetic surgeries. A breast augmentation procedure is ideal for patients who wish to enhance the size and shape of their breasts.

The consultation process for breast augmentation takes into account several factors such as:

  • Medical history
  • Current state of health
  • Natural frame (height, weight, skeletal proportions)
  • Current breast tissue volume
  • Lifestyle

These points will help the surgeon to make the appropriate recommendations on the size and type of breast implant (saline or silicone), the shape and placement on the body, as well as whether or not the implant will be placed under the muscle tissue (sub-pectoral) or under the breast tissue (subglandular).

RECOVERY
The recovery period for a breast augmentation procedure will vary for each individual, but generally requires a minimum of two weeks away from work and regular activities in order reduce risks and complications during the healing process.

BREAST AUGMENTATION | PLASTIC SURGEONS
The surgical procedures performed at the Resident Aesthetic Clinic are monitored and overseen by professors of the Faculty of Plastic Surgery. The latest advancements in breast augmentation surgical methods are employed to ensure safety, optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

When the breasts sag or droop due to aging, pregnancy, weight loss and hormonal changes a breast lift procedure can restore them to a familiar and rejuvenated form.

WHAT TO EXPECT
For women suffering from breast ptosis, a mastopexy procedure can relieve discomfort and improve body image. An overview of your health and medical history during your consultation will ascertain your treatment candidacy. Your surgeon will establish a surgical plan to achieve your objectives. This will dictate the incision placement for the mastopexy with the aim to minimize visible scarring. The goal of a breast lift is to tighten and lift the skin, muscle, connective and breast tissue and reposition the nipple and areola for a natural and pleasing outcome. A breast augmentation may also be integrated to replenish volume.

RECOVERY
Your surgeon will explain what to expect pre, during and post operation to ensure your safety, comfort and optimal recovery.

BREAST LIFT | PLASTIC SURGEONS
The surgical procedures performed at the Resident Aesthetic Clinic are monitored and overseen by professors of the Faculty of Plastic Surgery. The latest advancements in breast lift surgical methods are employed to ensure safety, optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

When breasts lose their firmness and volume due to factors such as aging, pregnancy and weight loss, it can be distressing and negatively impact one’s body image.

WHAT TO EXPECT
A breast lift procedure (mastopexy) can be combined with augmentation to address these concerns. A review of your health and medical history will ascertain your candidacy for surgery. During your consultation, your surgeon will advise you on decisions such as implant type, size and placement. The incisions points for the mastopexy vary according to the surgical techniques that are employed. The procedure involves tightening and reshaping the underlying muscle, connective and breast tissues, inserting the selected implants, trimming excess skin and arranging the nipple and areola into place. The ultimate goal is to achieve natural-looking lifted, full and symmetrical breasts.

RECOVERY
You will be fully informed on what to expect pre, during and post operation to ensure your safety, comfort and optimal recovery.

BREAST LIFT WITH AUGMENTATION | PLASTIC SURGEONS
The surgical procedures performed at the Resident Aesthetic Clinic are monitored and overseen by professors of the Faculty of Plastic Surgery. The latest advancements in breast lift with augmentation surgical methods are employed to ensure safety, optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

The size and weight of large breasts can cause discomfort such as skin chafing and back, neck and shoulder pain.

WHAT TO EXPECT
In addition, bra straps may dig into the skin, clothing options are limited and activities may be hampered. Women experiencing these concerns can alleviate them through breast reduction surgery. A reduction mammaplasty involves the removal of excess skin, tissue, gland and fat from the breast with the aim to achieve a size, shape and position that suits your needs and aesthetic goals. Liposuction may be implemented to realize an ideal form for the breasts. An overview of your health and medical history will ascertain your candidacy for surgery.

RECOVERY
Your surgeon will then develop a treatment plan to meet your objectives. The incision placement and subsequent scarring will vary based on the surgical method used. Your surgeon will explain what to expect pre, during and post operation to ensure your safety, comfort and optimal recovery.

BREAST REDUCTION | PLASTIC SURGEONS
The surgical procedures performed at the Resident Aesthetic Clinic are monitored and overseen by professors of the Faculty of Plastic Surgery. The latest advancements in breast reduction surgical methods are employed to ensure safety, optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

The development of breast tissue in men (gynecomastia) may cause distress or embarrassment.

WHAT TO EXPECT
The condition often arises during puberty or at times of hormonal changes. It may resolve on its own, but in cases where it persists, male breast reduction surgery can be employed to reduce the volume of breast and fat tissue. Special instruments and liposuction may be used in order to contour and shape the chest to a cosmetically pleasing result. A review of your health and medical history will ascertain your candidacy for surgery. A treatment plan will then be developed to achieve your aesthetic objectives. The incision points for gynecomastia will vary based on this plan, but they are generally placed inconspicuously to minimize visible scarring.

RECOVERY
Your surgeon will explain what to expect pre, during and post operation to ensure your safety, comfort and optimal recovery.

MALE BREAST REDUCTION | PLASTIC SURGEONS
The surgical procedures performed at the Resident Aesthetic Clinic are monitored and overseen by professors of the Faculty of Plastic Surgery. The latest advancements in male breast reduction surgical methods are employed to ensure safety, optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Ottawa patients receive excellent care and safety in our teaching environment. Senior residents perform both surgical and non-surgical procedures at reduced cost after a thorough consultation to assess candidacy and explain potential risks and limitations.

BODY

Precision, Safety, Satisfaction

When the upper arms lose their youthful svelte appearance due to weight fluctuations or aging, Ottawa patients can opt for an arm lift procedure.

WHAT TO EXPECT
The aim of a brachioplasty is to contour, tighten and lift the skin, fat and connective tissue for a cosmetically pleasing outcome. An overview of your health and medical history during your consultation will ascertain your treatment candidacy. Your surgeon will then establish a surgical plan to achieve your aesthetic objectives. An incision is made under the inner arm from the elbow to the armpit to minimize visible scarring. Liposuction may be performed to remove excess fat. Once the connective tissue is tightened and lifted, the excess skin is trimmed and redraped to achieve the desired result.

RECOVERY
Your surgeon will explain what to expect pre-, during and post procedure to ensure your safety, comfort and optimal recovery.

ARM LIFT | PLASTIC SURGEONS
The surgical procedures performed at the Resident Aesthetic Clinic are monitored and overseen by professors of the Faculty of Plastic Surgery. The latest advancements in brachioplasty methods are employed to ensure safety, desired outcomes and patient satisfaction.

When weight loss and aging cause uneven contours and sagging skin in the buttocks, Ottawa patients can opt for a gluteal lift procedure.

WHAT TO EXPECT
An overview of your health and medical history during your consultation will ascertain your treatment candidacy. Your surgeon will then establish a plan to achieve your aesthetic objectives. In some cases, this procedure may be combined with a lower body lift. Surgical incisions are made inconspicuously near the gluteal area with the aim to minimize visible scarring. Liposuction may be performed to remove excess fat and connective tissue is tightened and lifted. Excess skin is then trimmed and sculpted to achieve a cosmetically pleasing outcome.

RECOVERY
Your surgeon will explain what to expect pre-, during and post-procedure to ensure your safety, comfort and optimal recovery.

BUTTOCK LIFT | PLASTIC SURGEONS
The surgical procedures performed at the Resident Aesthetic Clinic are monitored and overseen by professors of the Faculty of Plastic Surgery. The latest advancements in body contouring surgical methods are employed to ensure safety, pleasing outcomes and patient satisfaction.

For Ottawa patients wishing to reduce diet and exercise-resistant fat, a liposuction is a viable cosmetic solution.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Liposuction surgically removes fat from a variety of areas on the body such as the love handles, abdomen, arms, thighs, buttocks and breasts. Liposuction devices and techniques have evolved to minimize trauma to the surrounding tissues, thus reducing discomfort and healing time. An overview of your health and medical history during your consultation will ascertain your treatment candidacy. Your surgeon will establish a surgical plan to achieve your objectives. The treatment involves a tumescent liposuction technique whereby a solution made up of saline, lidocaine and epinephrine is injected into the treatment area to ease the removal of the adipose tissue. An incision is made and the liposuction cannula is inserted under the skin to remove the fat.

RECOVERY
Your surgeon will explain what to expect pre-, during and post operation to ensure your safety, comfort and optimal recovery.

LIPOSUCTION | PLASTIC SURGEONS
The surgical procedures performed at the Resident Aesthetic Clinic are monitored and overseen by professors of the Faculty of Plastic Surgery. The latest advancements in liposuction methods are employed to ensure safety, optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

The resiliency of the skin on the thighs can be compromised by aging and weight loss, which can create skin redundancy to accumulate in the thighs.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Ottawa patients who wish to address cosmetic concerns such as uneven contours and sagging skin can improve the look of their upper legs with a thigh lift surgical procedure. An overview of your health and medical history during your consultation will ascertain your treatment candidacy. Your surgeon will then establish a surgical plan to achieve your aesthetic objectives. Incisions will be made at the top of the thigh and the inner thigh in order to tighten and lift the skin and connective tissue. In some cases liposuction may be performed to remove excess fat. The excess skin is then trimmed and redraped for a firm and rejuvenated outcome.

RECOVERY
Your surgeon will explain what to expect pre-, during and post procedure to ensure your safety, comfort and optimal recovery.

THIGH LIFT | PLASTIC SURGEONS
The surgical procedures performed at the Resident Aesthetic Clinic are monitored and overseen by professors of the Faculty of Plastic Surgery. The latest advancements in body contouring surgical methods are employed to ensure safety, pleasing outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Factors such as weight loss and pregnancy can result in loose skin and pockets of fat that cause lax skin and uneven contours.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Ottawa patients who are concerned with the appearance of their abdomen can opt for a tummy tuck. An abdominoplasty can be employed to tighten, lift and reposition the connective, muscle and skin tissue to reveal an aesthetically pleasing and rejuvenated form. An overview of your health and medical history during your consultation will ascertain your treatment candidacy. Based on this and your aesthetic objectives, your surgeon will establish an ideal surgical plan for either a partial or complete abdominoplasty. The required surgical approach will dictate the incision size and placement and the use of liposuction with your procedure.

RECOVERY
Your surgeon will explain what to expect pre-, during and post operation to ensure your safety, comfort and optimal recovery.

TUMMY TUCK | PLASTIC SURGEONS
The surgical procedures performed at the Resident Aesthetic Clinic are monitored and overseen by professors of the Faculty of Plastic Surgery. The latest advancements in abdominoplasty surgical methods are employed to ensure safety, optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Ottawa patients receive excellent care and safety in our teaching environment. Senior residents perform both surgical and non-surgical procedures at reduced cost after a thorough consultation to assess candidacy and explain potential risks and limitations.

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.

When gravity’s pull and the aging process lead to drooping brows, a brow lift procedure can address this concern for a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance.

Improvements that can be seen with brow lift surgery are:

  • Lifting of sagging brows
  • Smoothing of forehead creases above, along and in between the brows
  • Ideal placement and refinement of the shape of the brows

The surgical methods used for a brow lift (endoscopic or coronal) vary in the placement and extent of the surgical incisions in order to achieve the desired improvement. The type of surgical techniques required to achieve your aesthetic goals will be determined during an in depth consultation. Your surgeon will evaluate your goals and assess your health and medical history in order to design an ideal treatment plan.

RECOVERY
You will be informed on what to expect pre, during and post operation to ensure your optimal comfort, safety and recovery.

BROW LIFT | PLASTIC SURGEONS
The surgical procedures performed at the Resident Aesthetic Clinic are monitored and overseen by professors of the Faculty of Plastic Surgery. The latest advancements in brow lift surgical methods are employed to ensure safety, optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can address a variety of aesthetic concerns such protrusion, shape, size, proportion, placement and symmetry of the ears.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Prominent or misshapen ears can be an aesthetic preoccupation for children, teenagers and adults alike, however surgical intervention cannot be taken until the ears have grown to their full size, generally after age 6. During an in depth consultation, your surgeon will review your health and medical history and establish a plan to achieve your treatment objectives. Otoplasty incisions are commonly placed behind the ears, which helps to conceal scars for a pleasing cosmetic outcome.

RECOVERY
Your surgeon will discuss what to expect pre, during and post operation to ensure your comfort, safety and optimal recovery.

EAR SURGERY | PLASTIC SURGEONS
The surgical procedures performed at the Resident Aesthetic Clinic are monitored and overseen by professors of the Faculty of Plastic Surgery. The latest advancements in ear surgery methods are employed to ensure safety, optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

When lax skin, wrinkles and uneven facial contours arise as a result of aging, a facelift procedure can rejuvenate and refresh one’s appearance.

WHAT TO EXPECT
The Resident Aesthetics Clinic at the University of Ottawa employs the latest surgical methods to provide pleasing and natural outcomes that align with your aesthetic goals. An in-depth assessment of your health and medical history will establish your candidacy for the facelift procedure. A facelift may be combined with other procedures such as an eye lift or neck lift. During the procedure, incisions are made along the hairline, extending behind the ears to minimize visible scars. The muscle, adipose and connective tissue is then tightened and repositioned and excess skin is lifted, trimmed and redraped to achieve a smooth, toned and youthful look.

RECOVERY
Your surgeon will explain what to expect pre, during and post operation to ensure your comfort, safety and optimal recovery.

FACELIFT | PLASTIC SURGEONS
The surgical procedures performed at the Resident Aesthetic Clinic are monitored and overseen by professors of the Faculty of Plastic Surgery. The latest advancements in facelift surgical methods are employed to ensure safety, optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Replenishing lost volume is an essential aspect of maintaining a youthful appearance. As we age, fat, bone and muscle tissues shrink, leading to hollows, folds and uneven facial contours.

WHAT TO EXPECT
The University of Ottawa’s Resident Aesthetic Clinic employs the latest fat transfer techniques to increase volume, smooth wrinkles, firm the skin and reveal a refreshed appearance. The procedure involves performing liposuction to harvest fat from a donor site on the body and using it to permanently restore facial volume. Using the body’s own adipose tissue as a filler eliminates the risk of disease transmission or rejection. There is a resorption process whereby a percentage of the transferred fat is melted away. The surgeon treats with this loss in mind in order to achieve an ideal final outcome, which is realized 6-8 weeks post-surgery.

RECOVERY
During an in-depth consultation, your surgeon will explain what to expect pre, during and post operation to ensure your safety comfort and optimal recovery.

FACIAL REJUVENATION WITH FAT TRANSFER | PLASTIC SURGEONS
The surgical procedures performed at the Resident Aesthetic Clinic are monitored and overseen by professors of the Faculty of Plastic Surgery. The latest advancements in facial rejuvenation with fat transfer surgical methods are employed to ensure safety, optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Aging changes that occur on the neck such as loose skin, visible muscles, neck bands, wrinkles and uneven contours can be difficult to address non-invasively.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Ottawa patients who wish to rejuvenate the look of their neck can opt for a neck lift procedure. During an in-depth consultation, your surgeon will review your health and medical history and establish a plan to achieve your treatment objectives. A neck lift involves a series of procedures to restore a youthful silhouette to the neck. Surgical incisions are made under the jaw or behind the ears to reduce their visibility. Liposuction may be performed, and underlying muscle and connective tissue is trimmed, repositioned and lifted. Excess skin is also removed for a natural and pleasing outcome.

RECOVERY
Your surgeon will discuss what to expect pre-, during and post treatment to ensure your comfort, safety and ideal recovery.

NECK LIFT | PLASTIC SURGEONS
The surgical procedures performed at the Resident Aesthetic Clinic are monitored and overseen by professors of the Faculty of Plastic Surgery. The latest advancements in neck lift surgical methods are employed to ensure safety, optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Ottawa patients can opt for nose reshaping surgery, also known as rhinoplasty, to address both cosmetic and functional concerns with the nose.

WHAT TO EXPECT
The prominence, size, shape, placement and symmetry of the nose can be enhanced to reveal a harmonious and cosmetically pleasing outcome. In the case where injury or congenital defect has impaired function, a rhinoplasty procedure reconstructs and restores the healthy function of the nasal passageways along. This can result in a nose with improved function which may also be more aesthetically pleasing. During an in-depth consultation, your surgeon will review your health and medical history and establish a plan to achieve your treatment objectives. During the operation, incisions are made inside the nose to access the soft tissues and cartilage in order to reshape the nose. Sutures are applied and a stent is placed over the nose for protection and support as it heals.

RECOVERY
Your surgeon will discuss what to expect pre-, during and post operation to ensure your comfort, safety and optimal recovery.

NOSE RESHAPING | PLASTIC SURGEONS
The surgical procedures performed at the Resident Aesthetic Clinic are monitored and overseen by professors of the Faculty of Plastic Surgery. The latest advancements in nose reshaping surgical methods are employed to ensure safety, optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Ottawa patients receive excellent care and safety in our teaching environment. Senior residents perform both surgical and non-surgical procedures at reduced cost after a thorough consultation to assess candidacy and explain potential risks and limitations.

NON-SURGICAL

Artistry in Form

Ottawa patients can readily treat fine lines and wrinkles non-invasively with neuromodulators to reveal a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Neuromodulator treatments (such as BOTOX COSMETIC®) relax the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles such as crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead wrinkles, bunny lines (next to the nose), sad smile lines, neck wrinkles and more. The skin is smoothed and a rested quality is imbued to the face. During an in-depth consultation, your surgeon will review your health and medical history and establish a plan to achieve your aesthetic objectives.

RECOVERY
Your surgeon will discuss what to expect pre, during and post treatment to ensure your comfort, safety and optimal outcomes. Some redness and swelling may occur at the injection site and will subside within hours of the treatment.

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

NEUROMODULATORS | PLASTIC SURGEONS
The non-invasive cosmetic procedures performed at the Resident Aesthetic Clinic are monitored and overseen by professors of the Faculty of Plastic Surgery. The latest advancements in neuromodulator treatments are employed to ensure safety, optimal 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.

Ottawa patients receive excellent care and safety in our teaching environment. Senior residents perform both surgical and non-surgical procedures at reduced cost after a thorough consultation to assess candidacy and explain potential risks and limitations.

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