FAQ’s

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, you need to make an appointment to see Dr. Shortt.  We value your time and strive our very best to run our office efficiently and on-time.   An appointment helps make that happen. Please understand that on rare occasion, some patients require additional time that was not accounted for, which may delay things a bit.  We appreciate your understanding.

Do I need a referral?

A referral is required for all OHIP consultations. Cosmetic consultations do not require a referral. If it is not clear whether your concern falls under OHIP or not, please contact our office and speak with our staff who will better be able to guide you.

How do I book a consultation with Dr Shortt?

You may book an appointment using the link on the right of this page, or by contacting the office by telephone 905-849-4282.

How long will it take to get an appointment?

The wait time for referrals varies but may take a few months.  If you have an urgent need to see Dr Shortt please advise your GP, who will be able to triage your case and possibly accelerate the process.  If you have any questions about the timing of your cosmetic consultation, please contact our office directly.

What will the procedures cost?

Every procedure is different and every patient is unique.  It is not possible to give costs without first seeing Dr Shortt.  After a thorough consultation with Dr Shortt, which includes designing a comprehensive management plan catered to your needs and goals, an estimate will be provided to you.

Will any of the procedures be covered by OHIP?

Dr Shortt specializes in cosmetic surgery as well as reconstructive surgery, the latter of which is always covered by OHIP.  Additionally, many cosmetic procedures can be partially covered by OHIP.  In this situation Dr Shortt will write a letter to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care advocating on your behalf for them to help fund your surgery.  This may include surgeries to the face, breasts or body.

Where will the procedures be performed?

Dr Shortt has a fully equipped and licensed operating theatre at the Briarwood Cosmetic Surgery Centre. He also operates regularly at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and the Georgetown Hospital. The decision as to which facility your surgery should take place will depend on the nature of your surgery and your individual needs.

What follow-up care will be provided to me?

Dr Shortt follows all his patients very closely.  Dr Shortt strongly believes that once you undergo surgery that you are his responsibility and you will be carefully taken care of until you are recovered.  In general, you will be seen a few days after surgery and then the following week.  Depending on the nature of your surgery, further follow-up appointments are usually spread-out after that.  

If for any reason Dr Shortt is not available to assist you, his partner Dr Brown will likely be able to attend to your needs.  Finally, there is always an on-call plastic surgeon that works with Dr Shortt, who can care for you if required.

Testimonials

I simply cannot find enough superlatives to express my gratitude

I simply cannot find enough superlatives to express my gratitude to Dr. Short for his wonderful work.
I have, for many years now, had numerous black moles and dark spots on my face and they seemed to be multiplying. Dr. Short removed over 40 of these and when I left his office, I have to admit, I was worried. I looked pretty rough. But there are no crevices or dips in my skin (of which I thought there’d be many) and most incredibly there is no visible scarring at all. It’s hard for me to say how much better I feel now. I have a refreshed, natural look. I am a career musician and in the public eye so, needless to say, I feel so much more confident about my appearance.
Dr. Short was honest with me from the beginning. He clearly explained options to me but never made me feel that he was up selling other services. I was fearful and had huge reservations about having anybody touch my face but everything about my experience with Dr. Short and his staff was positive and I would have absolutely no hesitation to recommend him. He has my sincere thanks.

You can tell the enthusiasm and passion Dr.Shortt has for his work

From the get go the professionalism and expertise I had received far surpassed those from other consultations I had done. I had gone in for a breast augmentation and am amazed from the results. You can tell the enthusiasm and passion Dr.Shortt has for his work. He had stated that afterwards my breast would look “perfect”, I figured anything would be better then what I had. Unbelieving then, here I am now absolutely thrilled with the results. I had a tattoo where the implant incision would be, to my surprise Dr. Shortt was able to work around it as well.

Breast Augmentation – What an Amazing Doctor !

From the get go the professionalism and expertise I had received far surpassed those from other consultations I had done. I had gone in for a breast augmentation and am amazed from the results. You can tell the enthusiasm and passion Dr.Shortt has for his work. He had stated that afterwards my breast would look “perfect”, I figured anything would be better then what I had. Unbelieving then, here I am now absolutely thrilled with the results.

I had a tattoo where the implant insission would be, to my surprise Dr. Shortt was able to work around it as well.

The day of my surgery Dr. Shortt and his team made me feel very comfortable and well taken care of. Thank you again !

Dr. Shortt has a great eye and is a creative visionary

Everyone reacts differently to a diagnosis / treatment of breast cancer. For me, after the mastectomy, I no longer felt whole. I decided reconstructive surgery was the answer which was very intense – but no regrets. The results were good but I still felt a little mismatched. My surgeon referred me to Dr. Shortt. Like so many others on this site, I felt like he knew exactly what I was looking for and how to get there. Dr. Shortt has a great eye and is a creative visionary that can determine what need to be done, coupled with the skill to do it. What really differentiates him from the rest though, is his empathy and understanding. You don’t often find doctors who are good at combining the science with compassion. This was a surprising and greatly appreciated aspect of my care. I am 4 weeks post op now and I have to say the results are spectacular. I feel like the sisters have been reunited and I am whole again. If you have had reconstructive surgery and feel you need a little more finessing, take my advice and make it happen. You will be glad you did. I would highly recommend Dr. Shortt to my closest friends and family and to anyone looking for cosmetic improvements.

Thank you again,

Susan

Amazing plastic surgeon

Amazing plastic surgeon who was initially referred to me by another plastic surgeon. From my first consultation, Dr Shortt immediately knew what surgical procedures were the best option for my situation. No hesitation in diagnosis and recommended plan of action. I’m a breast cancer survivor and I thought a breast reconstruction was a lost cause for me due to my extension radiation treatments and consequential skin damage. Dr Shortt was very methodical and professional throughout the entire 18 month process. Before each surgery, I witnessed assertiveness and confidence with a sure hand mapping my body with his sharpie pen. He made me feel at ease with his good sense of humour and music.
My breast cancer journey is at long last over and I am quite happy with the final results. I feel rejuvenated and have gained my confidence back. I am so glad that I didn’t hesitate with my initial decision to go forward with the breast reconstruction. Thank you so much Dr. Shortt.

Nicest doctor ever

Dr. Shortt made my experience so wonderful and easy, he listened to all my concerns and was so helpful with everything. I had small implants put in to correct my tuberous breast and didn’t want too much of a visible change in size, he did exactly that and was so helpful throughout the whole process and made things very easy. I can’t thank I’m enough!

Amazing Experience with Dr. Shortt

I had an amazing experience with Dr. Shortt and his staff. I am so thankful to have had such a skilled surgeon and I am extremely happy with the results and I am glad I went through with the procedure/ chose Dr. Shortt as my surgeon. When I went for my pre-op check-up with my GP he asked who my surgeon was and when I told him it was Dr. Shortt he said that Dr. Shortt is a very good surgeon/ “one of the best.” The consultation process was excellent, I had more questions than the average patient. I asked specific questions about the procedure and the techniques that he uses for the surgery and he was more than happy to answer all my questions and let me know that I could come back for further consultations if I had more questions etc.

Feel and look better than ever before.


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