Ottawa Facial Plastic Surgeon
1919 Riverside Drive, 309
Ottawa, Ontario K1H1A2 CA
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5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Great Experience All the Way Through... -Ottawa, ON

Fantastic. One of the best doctors ive ever spoken to. He seems to truely care about patients.

5 out of 5 stars Septoplasty

Fixed the Bump on my Nose and my Breathing!!! - Carelton Place, Ontario

Not only was Dr. Bonaparte kind, but all of his office staff were also very friendly to deal with.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Wonderfull Person and Doctor -Toronto, ON

I had the pleasure of having a procedure done by Dr Bonaparte when he was in Toronto. I seen him 3 times for Botox injections prior to this. After seeing two other doctors who BRUISED ME BADLY, Dr Bonaparte was probably the gentlest most considerate doctor I've had. No wonder people have been asking for him by name at the clinic in Toronto, even though he left! I felt obliged to write this review as people in Ottawa should feel privileged to have him there. He did surgery on my eyelids as well as a laser treatment on my forehead. It turned out wonderful and he helped me though every step of the way. Its a shame he moved to Ottawa, I actually considered travelling there just to have him inject my botox and fillers!

5 out of 5 stars

If You Are Looking for a Knowledgeable Doctor - Ontario, Canada

I've been suffering with a horrible condition for years now and during this time I have seen or spoke to a lot of doctors and non of them could help me until I found Dr. Bonaparte ... Out of all the doctors I've seen or talked to during this time Dr. Bonaparte was the only one that could help me the most with his advice knowledge and support.....I can truly say If it wasn't for him I would...

5 out of 5 stars Facial Reconstructive Surgery

Cancer on my Nose - Gone and Forgotten!

I always say, half of your experience in a hospital or getting treated by a doctor is communication and information. Dr Bonaparte excels in this regard. You know he is busy, but you never feel rushed. You'd expect someone who looks so young to have less experience, but this was not the case at all! I was so nervous about this cancer and the possible procedure. But after two minutes, I felt so comfortable and at ease. He removed the cancer from my nose and repaired it using skin from around the hole. I saw a picture of how big it was and I'm very surprised how good it looks. At no point did i feel pain, discomfort and anxiety. As I mentioned, its amazing how much communication helps. But I am very happy, even with such a big hole from the surgery, the scar looks great and its barely noticeable and its only been a few weeks. I would recommend Dr Bonaparte to anyone.

Consultation Review - Use Another Specialist. Ottawa, ON

If you are going to be in the clinic atleast get your times worth and make an appointment with Gregory Antoniak Terrible experience with both doctor and staff, have to call constantly just to get an answer to a simple question, and showed up to first appointment to find out they had cancelled it without telling me ? Lesson learned... I've seen better and worse

5 out of 5 stars Chin Liposuction

Fantastic Experience! - Ottawa, ON

I saw Dr. Bonaparte for a sub mental/chin liposuction consultation. I found him to be very honest and personable. I decided to schedule the surgery, and I love the results! He had a very gentle bed side manner, and the staff was very accommodating. There was virtually no bruising, and the recovery time was very fast. I have complete confidence in Dr. Boneparte, and would not hesitate to recommend him. Renee D.

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

Would Highly Recommend

Dr. Bonaparte is kind and knowledgeable. He prepared me well for the procedure and answered all my questions. He made himself easily available by email or phone post operatively. He was honest about what to expect. No real waiting in office at follow up appointments. I am so pleased with the results. Would recommend Dr. Bonaparte and this surgery to anyone interested.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty to Reduce Dorsal Hump - Ottawa, ON

Dr.Bonaparte performed my rhinoplasty in early 2016. Now, at 7 months post-surgery, I am extremely pleased with the results. In my specific case, he created a more balanced facial profile by reducing my high-bridged nose. My overall experience with Dr.Bonaparte (including the staff and nurses in his office and the Carleton Place Hospital) was a very positive one. During the initial consult, Dr...

5 out of 5 stars Septoplasty

So Happy with the Results! - Ottawa, ON

Such an amazing Dr! I'm so glad I chose to go through with the procedure!

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Head, Neck & Facial

Consultation Fee

$100. This fee is applied to your first surgical treatment or procedure.

Awards & Recognition

John Orlando Roe Award, American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
Kris Conrad Award in Facial Plastic Surgery, University of Toronto, 2013
Poliquin Research Award, Canadian Society of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2011
Professional Recognition:
Presenter, American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Bonaparte has hospital affiliations at The Ottawa Hospital, Carlton Place District and Memorial Hospital Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Kinesiology , Dalhousie University
    Graduate: Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
    Medical: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, University of Ottawa
    Fellowship: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto

Treatments offered at JB Cosmetic and Surgery Center of Ottawa

Blog Posts and Articles

What is better, Botox, Dysport or Xeomin?

Recently, I have published a large study looking at the difference between Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. It was one of the largest studies ever published on the topic.  The paper was published in the prestigious journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.If interested, be sure to check out my website and look in the Blog. James Bonaparte

Non-ablative fractionated Lasers – a safe and gentle way to achieve radiant skin

We all hear about options out there to help achieve skin that is described as radiant or glowing. Typically, people often start with high quality skin care, sun avoidance, chemical peels and perhaps Botox. But what if you want to go to the next level? What if you want to really achieve the glowing skin you see yourself with? One option is a technology that uses a type of laser called a “diode” laser. Of all the laser types in the world, the diode is the most common. In fact, a...

How do Neuromodulators like Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomen® Reduce Wrinkles?

Ever wonder how neuromodulators like Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomen® reduces wrinkles? I did, hence why I set out to research this topic in detail. Until recently, we all knew that these medications worked by stopping your facial muscles from moving. So you can imagine if you can’t move a muscle that causes a wrinkle, you will see the wrinkle less. This makes perfect sense, but what doesn’t make sense is why, with repeated treatments with these neuromodulators, do people’s wrinkles...

Rhinoplasties can be a pain.....But not always.

When you go online and read about a Rhinoplasty or a Septoplasty, have you ever noticed that people often complain about two related things, Nasal packing and splints. In my experience, its one of the most common things that well informed people ask me, "Do you use nasal Packing or splints after surgery?" Also, people who had rhinoplasties typically complain about the packing or splints being the most painful part of the surgery. So what is a nasal pack and splint? A nasal pack is simply a...

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Xeomin vs. Botox - Which is Better?

UPDATE: The research discussed below is now completed. Feel free to check out the link I posted. This will discuss the final results. I've asked my... READ MORE

Is IPL Effective for Reducing Enlarged Pores?

This question is asked alot. IPL DOES affect Acne and can help improve acne. I recently wrote a blog that reviewed the scientific evidence assessing... READ MORE

Why do you see bright flashes of red during IPL treatment of the face even with complete blackout eye protection?

You are close to being correct. The whole idea of IPL is extreemly bright light. What is happening, is it is scattering under your skin on your face... READ MORE

Are there doctors who researched safety concerns of 36,000 adverse events about botulism from Botox and decided NOT to see?

I've recently completed one of the largest reviews of all the publications on Botox, Xeomin and Dysport (the three types of botulinum toxin for... READ MORE

How to tell if cartilage can be taken from septum to rebuild dorsum.

I think its a great question, but remember there are other options as well.When I do surgery on this part of the nose here in Ottawa, canada, i usualy... READ MORE

2.5 months post op Facelift, what questions should ask my ps next time before going through this all again? (photo)

Remember, even with the limited photo's, as Isaac Brock from a grant band wrote, "gravity rides everything" and that includes healing. Swelling is... READ MORE

4 months post op Lower Face Lift, my neck is sagging. Do you think the surgeon didn't make it tight enough in the beginning?

I appreciate your question and without a doubt, this is the most common question with a Face/neck lift. Often after a neck lift, you get a touch of... READ MORE

I hate the bump and would love to have it removed to make it straight. Would Rhinoplasty change the shape of my nose? (photo)

I think this is a fantastic question and one that requires carefull consideration. Like anything in Art, your facial profile is based on many... READ MORE

Paralysis from Botox?

Hi i thought i'd at least comment since noone else has. I read the link and certainly feel awfull for that experience. I think its difficult for some... READ MORE

What is the cost of rhinoplasty/deviated septum?

Sorry, i wish I could answer this. I am in Ottawa, Canada so obviously things are different. Here the government pays for a Septoplasty, but the... READ MORE

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James Bonaparte, MD, MSc, FRCSC has shared 7 before and after pictures with 25 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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