PATIENT RESOURCES / DR’s Blog

With so many plastic surgeons doing cosmetic surgery as well as breast augmentation surgery, you would think it would be a straight forward procedure. This misconception couldn’t be further from the truth.

Why are there so many patients that write about their concerns on forums such as Realself? Why are there so many plastic surgery conferences to discuss breast augmentation? Why do I see so many people from other practices coming to me? Why do I see other plastic surgeon’s imperfect results and complications for a second opinion? The answer is… it can be straight forward when all goes well, but it can be extremely challenging when it does not.

My extensive training, my experience and the skills I have developed in breast surgery are what I hope sets me apart from many other plastic surgeons. After completing my specialty in plastic surgery, I went on to do two sub-specialty fellowships. The first was in cosmetic surgery and the second was in breast reconstruction and micro-surgery. I think it is a great foundation to do cosmetic breast surgery. Without question, my cosmetic fellowship, in Melbourne, Australia taught me many things about breast augmentation. It taught me how to assess breasts and to create a plan to best enhance their appearance. How to create a beautiful shape and how to help my patients to best define their goals and dreams. It taught me how to help patients select the ideal size implant and how to customize their surgery for them. On top of that, it taught me to strive for a near perfect result in every surgery. People spend a lot of money and put a lot of faith in their surgeon. Any surgeon not striving for perfection simply should not be doing cosmetic surgery.

When I did my breast reconstruction fellowship, I learned how to correct difficult breast problems. Sometimes I have to reconstruct a breast from nothing at all. Sometimes I have to balance a patient’s two sides. Perhaps I have to make one breast using someone’s tummy fat and then match the other to it. There are times I do a breast lift. Times I do a breast augmentation. And there are some times when I have to do a breast lift, an implant augmentation, fat grafting augmentation and a nipple reconstruction all in the same breast. When I compare that to the goal of simply making a nice looking breast larger, it makes it seem pretty straight forward. Unfortunately, many plastic surgeons do not have the same training or experience. When things don’t go perfect in their surgery or they have a slightly more challenging breast to make look good, they may not be able to manage things ideally.

Breast surgery is something that I am really passionate about. I find it extremely rewarding to create beautiful breasts for my patients and love the happiness I bring people. In fact my favourite part of my job is the “big reveal” when patients get to see their new breasts for the first time. All this is not a guarantee against complications, however, I promise that my goal is to create the most perfect breasts I can for you and to make sure to care for you before, during and after surgery until you and I are satisfied that you are healed and looking your best.

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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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