For men more than women, plastic surgery needs to be subtle. Men want the results, but they don’t want people to know they had any work done. Men want to look refreshed. They want to look strong, vibrant and confident. They want to look athletic. The important thing though is to not overdo it.

Men are becoming more and more interested in taking advantage of plastic surgery to enhance their appearance and the way they feel about themselves. As we age, we loose the quality of our skin, wrinkles develop and skin hangs. This creates jowls, wobbly necks, heavy upper lids and eyebrows. The lower lids start to bulge and there becomes a clear demarcation between the eyelid skin and the cheeks. Surgery can improve all of these areas.

For men the goal is to look vibrant, strong, and confident for your age. We are not trying to make you look twenty years younger, but rather a more awesome version of you. We know that you don’t want anyone in the world to know you had anything done. That is why the changes made are more discreet. Get the refreshed look that you want, without the telltale signs.

Dr Shortt will go over your options, so you feel that your surgery is specifically planned for you.

The goals in facial surgery for men include:

Make you look great for your age

Subtle changes so people won’t know you had surgery done

Most common surgical treatments of the face for men include blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and brow lift

The most common non-surgical treatments are fillers, Botox (R) and laser rejuvenation

Gynaecomastia (also known as male breasts or man boobs) can be one of the most distressing cosmetic conditions that men have.

It can happen to anyone. They can be fit or overweight. Men with this often avoid taking off their shirts in public. They often avoid going swimming or to the beach. If they do, they wear a shirt. Often they wear two shirts to better conceal the area, or even a compression shirt under their regular clothes. They complain that they can’t wear the tight fitting clothes they want to because of their chests. Often guys work out like crazy to get super fit, but won’t show anyone.

The good news is there are treatments to consider for gynaecomastia, including plastic surgery. The most important thing is to make sure that it is not a health concern. There are a number of causes for gynaecomastia that are perfectly natural, but there are others that are not, and need to be ruled out. A consultation with your doctor or a specialist can help diagnose the cause of gynaecomastia.

Liposuction is an amazing technique for improving contour in a stubborn area.

Liposuction involves removing fat by suction through a cannula that is gently passed back and forth in the area of fat for removal. It is best suited for people that do not have a lot of extra fat, but rather an area that is stubborn.

The most common areas for men to have liposuction include:

the love handles

the paunch below the belly button

around the chest for gynaecomastia

Liposuction can do a great job to remove these areas of fat. The skin then tightens up over the next couple of months leaving a flattened, more aesthetically pleasing contour. The best part is that the scars are very tiny and fade away over time, so that it is very difficult for anyone to know you had surgery.

“For men the goal is to look vibrant, strong, and confident for your age. We are not trying to make you look twenty years younger, but rather a more awesome version of you. The important thing is to not overdo it.”

– Dr. Rodger Shortt, FRCSC

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Plastic Surgery for Men Part 2: Gynaecomastia or Man Boobs

This is for the men out there, or ladies with men in their lives, who may be interested. I previously talked about plastic surgery for men to give them a more youthful appearance. The focus then was on the face.
Today I’m going to talk about one of the most frequent concerns for men, gynaecomastia (aka. male breasts, aka. man boobs, aka. moobs).

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Plastic Surgery for Men Part 1: The Face

For all the men out there, or ladies with men in their lives, men actually do care about how they look too. Consider the time spent jogging and going to the gym to get in shape. Look at the money we spend for clothes, grooming products and fancy cars that make us look good and feel good. The same is true for plastic surgery.

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Plastic Surgery for Men Part 3: Liposuction

This is for the men out there, or ladies with men in their lives, who may be interested. Men are becoming more and more interested in taking advantage of plastic surgery to enhance their appearance and the way they feel about themselves. I previously talked about gynaecomastia and facial rejuvenation for men. Today I am going to talk about liposuction.

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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.

I highly recommend Dr. Shortt

I highly recommend Dr. Shortt. I recently had laser surgery on my face and am very pleased with the results. Dr. Shortt was patient, understanding and answered all my questions during our consultation. I later had some concerns about the surgery and Dr. Shortt listened to them and modified the procedure for me. I felt completely confident in his skill, expertise and professionalism and am very glad I went ahead with the surgery.

Thank You for Making Me Real Again!

Over the past 7 months, I have seen Dr Shortt for 2 procedures – breast implant removal, followed by breast augmentation using fat transfer (separate procedures). Dr Shortt is an amazing surgeon. His professionalism, perfectionism in his work, his bedside manner and not to mention his sense of humour are all on point. He never tries to “up sell” and truly listens. His assistant, Joanne, is excellent.
From my first consult to my post-op after care, the experience has been exceptional.

Absolutely hands down the best!

Absolutely hands down the best! Dr Shortt is very skilled surgeon and has a warm, caring personality along with a sense of humour which will keep you at ease throughout the whole process. You are in the best hands should you choose Dr. Shortt. Thank you Dr Shortt and Joanne for making my surgical journey a great experience!

It’s Been 28 Years …

I was reviewing breast transfer procedures on real self. Dr. Shorrt had comment on a previous post. I checked out his profile/website and decided to go for a consultation. I was glad that he actually conducted the consultation. I’ve been to one where the Dr.’s assistant did the initial one. He was very easy to talk , to express your concerns. He was very knowledge. Some doctors are in rush to explain things. “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression” . I felt very comfortable right away. I knew I wanted him to be my surgeon.

Feel and look better than ever before.