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The Secrets of Anti-aging

by | Botox, Fillers

Wouldn’t it be nice to “turn back the clock” and reduce the signs of aging? Or apply a magic potion that would make your fine lines and wrinkles simply disappear? The desire for a more youthful appearance often leads patients to inquire about facial rejuvenation. Many patients that I see are not interested in looking drastically different, rather they are more interested in looking like they did ten years ago. They would prefer to keep their friends guessing as to whether they had a procedure done or not, instead of looking “over-done”.

Since the aging of the skin can be caused by a number of factors including genetics, sun damage, smoking, excessive facial expression and discolouration, there are many techniques both surgical and non-surgical to consider. Skin care, lasers, facial fillers, and neurotoxins (Botox®) will all be considered, as ideal rejuvenation takes into consideration all the signs of aging, not just the loose or sagging skin. Surgical cosmetic procedures such as facelift, neck, brow or eye lift, or a combination of these procedures may also be considered.

To Learn more about facelift, neck, brow or eye lift click here

Botox®, or Botulinum Toxin, is a facial injectable used in non surgical cosmetic treatments to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles of the face by weakening the muscles it is injected into. It can be used to effectively reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead creases, and brow lines. To learn more about Botox click here

Facial fillers are non surgical treatments which can be used for facial rejuvenation. The most common areas treated with fillers are the lower eyelids (tear troughs), cheeks, around the mouth and chin, lips, and jowls. It can be used in a variety of other areas based on individual needs. The goal with fillers is to improve your appearance by adding volume in an area that is “deflated”. To learn more about facial fillers click here

Laser skin rejuvenation can involve skin resurfacing, skin tightening and reducing skin pigmentation. Some of the laser resurfacing techniques can treat a number of conditions including discolouration, fine lines, deep wrinkles, acne scarring and broken blood vessels. To learn more about laser skin rejuvenation click here

So, what else can you do to combat the signs of aging? Overall, there are a combination of factors to consider, including:

  • regular use of sun screen
  • develop a daily skin care regime
  • drink plenty of water and a eat a healthy diet
  • participate in regular exercise
  • no smoking
  • limited alcohol consumption

To properly asses which procedures are ideal for you, it is important to book a private consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. During your consultation, your surgeon should discuss your desired outcome, while evaluating the structure, gravity, volume and texture of your face to carefully develop a surgical or non surgical plan that is appropriate for you.

To book a private consultation with Dr Shortt please call 905-849-4282 or click here

Testimonials

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.

All in all I can not say enough good things about my experience with both Dr. Shortt and his staff

Dr Short t was my surgeon for breast reduction, tummy tuck, bra-line back lift and panniculectomy. I was at ease upon our first meeting. I felt he genuinely was on my side and interested in my well being. Although the surgeries I have undergone have been major , the pain was surprisingly minor. I have had excellent recoveries and shockingly minimal scaring. I could not be more satisfied with having been his patient. I did some research about plastic surgery and costs were in line with others. All in all I can not say enough good things about my experience with both Dr. Shortt and his staff

Thankful for High Standards

I had lost an excessive amount of weight. After success in living a healthier lifestyle I found that the extra skin impacted my health in other ways. Dr Short completed a Belt Lipectomy.
My experience through the consultation visits and pre and post surgery was very positive!
Dr. Shortt was detailed with my questions leaving nothing to my imagination, defining the realities I would experience throughout the process. He was specific through the preparatory work that needed to happen and made me feel connected and comfortable with the procedure.
Dr. Shortt is professional, extremely knowledgeable as a plastic surgeon, and has the ability to communicate to people with clarity during each appointment!
I have also appreciated the office environment and connections with Joanne as she answered my questions with efficiency and genuine care.
Dr. Shortt is highly skilled in what he does, and he has the character of caring and valuing as he speaks with you. Dr. Shortt wants great results for each person and sets a very high standard, in which I am grateful!
I am really happy with the whole process from start to finish and excited about the outcome of having this surgery!
Thank you Dr. Shortt!

I had a bump on my thumb removed by Dr Shortt a few years ago.

I had a bump on my thumb removed by Dr Shortt a few years ago. It was e third time I’d had it removed, as it kept growing back, but since Dr Shortt removed it, it hasn’t returned!

I’m very pleased with the results of my explant surgery.

Dr Shortt was recommended to me for my explant surgery. I was informed he was the best surgeon for the job and that I would be very happy with the results.
We met on a couple of occasions before the surgery and discussed the options of new implants, fat grafting or just an explant. He was courteous, respectful and very knowledgeable.
He respected my decision to just have the explant surgery and didn’t try to sell me on other procedures. He is all about what’s best for his patients. When I had my pre-op at the hospital, the intake nurse couldn’t say enough wonderful things about him and his skills. That solidified it for me.
I’m very pleased with the results of my explant surgery. It was a unique case in that the implants had completely liquified. They were done 8 years ago by another recommended surgeon in Burlington, not Dr Shortt himself. It seems they were just defective.
Dr. Shortt noted that he had never seen any implants come out in that condition. I appreciate that he is following up with the manufacturer to inform them of the situation.
if you are choosing implants, please do your research and educate yourself and if you choose to have them done, Dr. Shortt is your guy.

Dr. Shortt is a true professional, with an amazing bedside manner.

Recently I had Dr Shortt remove a large lump from the back of my leg. His genuinely friendly manner immediately put me at ease.
In the hospital, he explained how the procedure was going to work, which made me feel comfortable. The actual procedure took less than 5 minutes, with no pain. I was completely relaxed, knowing I was in good hands. Dr. Shortt is a true professional, with an amazing bedside manner. I’d trust him to do absolutely any surgical procedure and would feel confident that the outcome would be very successful.

Feel and look better than ever before.


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