Toronto Plastic Surgeon
406 North Service Road East, Unit 1
Oakville, Ontario L6H 5R2 CA
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5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Absolute Perfection, Flawless - Oakville, ON

I am a physician in Oakville and have worked with many surgeons, but Dr. Shortt was the one for me, no doubt in my mind. I know that he strives for perfection, even if it takes a little extra time. During my procedure, he was cheerful and funny, then focussed when he had to be precise. There was no pain or discomfort during the surgery and afterward there was only a mild ache for a couple...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Fat Transfer

Took my Good Results and Made Them Perfect - Oakville, ON

My story is a little different than many. I originally had my breast implant surgery by a famous surgeon that specializes in breast surgery. I was mostly pleased with how things looked but it was not perfect. I really loved my surgeon and went to see him several times to discuss this. In the end he told me that he thought Dr. Shortt would be the best person to see as he specializes in fixing up implant surgery. Apparently lots of surgeons at McMaster send their patients to Dr Shortt for touch-ups as he has techniques that they don't do. We discussed different choices and the benefits that I should expect. I felt very safe and decided to have the surgery. It made everything so much nicer. The scar is not even visible and the shape is perfect. I had fat taken out of my stomac and placed around my breasts. I think that it is a perfect result. I love my two surgeons who together have made me look so beautiful and natural.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

'Perfect' Tummy Tuck Surgery - Oakville, ON

Rodger Shortt was an artist in the true sense. My belly button and stomach looks BETTER than it EVER did. Dr Shortt strives for perfection! Even when the scar wasn't to his liking (although I didn't know any difference) he booked his own O.R. time and at almost no charge, revised the incision and kept a close eye on it. For the first time in almost 17 years, I can wear a bikini this summer and be proud. Thank you Dr Shortt for your dedication and persistence in perfection. I knew I was in good hands when all of the nurses in the hospital sang praises about you and Dr Kealey (general surgeon).

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Back to my Real Self - Toronto, ON

Please see above. (Caring, non -pushy, patient and very thorough)

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Great Experience - Oakville, ON

I had consultations with 4 plastic surgeons for my breast augmentation before I saw Dr Shortt. I knew he was the plastic surgeon for me. He was so easy to deal with. He was relaxed. He was funny. He described what could be done for me in great detail. He asked me to take some time to think about things and to see him again with as many questions as I had. I really wanted to make sure that my breasts looked fuller but I wanted a natural result. He explained a special technique he uses to help in my situation (thin skin). Although it takes a bit longer he did not charge any more for it. The results are exactly what I wanted and what he said I would get. The scars are nearly invisible. I have already sent my friend to see him and will send more.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

My journey to small tatas

I've not had one issue with Dr Shortt or his team. I know many doctors in my profession and he his as courteous as they come. He cares about my happiness with the final result, even though I went through OHIP and made that a priority. His staff are excellent and very helpful. The reason there are a couple of 4 stars are when I had a wound issue on a Thursday before a long weekend, I called in the morning, I did hear back from Dr Shortts secretary a few hours later and Dr Shortt would have seen me the next day, but I'd already had the issue addressed by a doctor I work with. I'm very happy and will be returning for a lower body lift in the next year!

5 out of 5 stars Mole Removal

Makeup Free After Facial Surgery! - Ontario, CA

I would just like to express my sincerest gratitude to Dr. Shortt and his staff. A few years ago I had a couple of miles spring up on my face and after clearing them of anything cancerous I wanted them removed. My family doctor referred me to a dermatologist who said he would be able to remove them, "no problem". Then I asked about scarring afterwards; I'm not a lady that wears a lot of...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

36 Year Old Mother of 2 - Oakville, ON

Dr. Shortt was extremely thorough and honest. Always gives the best medical advice and always ensures you are comfortable with your final decision.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Thank You Dr. Shortt - Georgetown, ON

Dr. Shortt was easy to talk to. Paid attention to end result and scarring that would be visible. I was nervous going into the procedure but in the end I am happy with having Dr. Shortt perform the procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

62 Years Old. 1 Child - Toronto, ON

Thank you, thank you, thank you Dr. Shortt. You changed my life. For 40 years I have been embarrassed, uncomfortable, always trying to hide my breast and carrying the extra weigh on me with backache, rashes and a permanent mark on my shoulder. I was never able to wear the top or clothes I wanted to. I feel like a new person. I feel You gave me a new life. I am motivated to work on other areas...

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Personal Statement

Dr Shortt performs a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries. His primary interests are in surgery of the breast, cosmetic plastic surgery, and body contouring after bariatric (gastric banding) surgery, significant weight loss or post-pregnancy.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Plastic Surgery

Awards & Recognition

Bracken Award for Academic Achievement, Queen’s University Award in Surgery, Queen’s Medical School
Best Clinical Research Paper,McMaster University
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Shortt has hospital affiliations at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Georgetown Hospital, in addition to Burlington, Mississauga, Milton and Hamilton.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: Queen’s Medical School, 2004
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Micro - Vascular Breast Surgery
    Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
    Body Contouring
    Facial Surgery

Treatments offered at Briarwood Cosmetic Surgical Centre

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Am I a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover with fat transfer to breasts? Please advise. Thank you! (photos)

I think that you would be a great candidate for a tummy tuck with flank liposuction and injection of that fat into the breast.  Why do I say that? ... READ MORE

Standard/ Full Tummy Tuck vs Extended?

Costs for a tummy tuck should not change much simply because you need to extend the incision slightly. It will not change the time for the procedure... READ MORE

Is there a difference between Mentor cohesive gel implants and Naturalle cohesive gel implants?

Both Mentor and Allergan make excellent products. They each have their own line with different levels of firmness, but either is going to work well.... READ MORE

Is 377cc too small? (Photos)

Natural looking breast augmentation, or any cosmetic surgery for that matter, is always going to look sexier than fake result.  Far too often people f... READ MORE

How Long Do Brow Lift Results Last?

I agree with many of the other responses. The affect of a brow lift varies depending on the type of lift, the severity of correction, genetic factors... READ MORE

Best order of procedures?

Everyone is a bit different in their needs for surgery after massive weight loss.  Your concerns are similar to many.  In that setting this is what m... READ MORE

Want to make my 32G breasts perkier. Any suggestions? (photos)

There are many ways to do a breast lift. Simple ways just move the nipple. If you really want to get perky though you have to do an auto-augmentation.... READ MORE

Is It Possible to Find Low to No Cost Mommy Makeover Surgery Anywhere?

There are not likely any free mommy makeovers. However, you can get some significant savings if you can find a doctor that will advocate on your... READ MORE

How Long Should Tissue Expanders Be in Place?

I typically place a tissue expander either at the time of mastectomy (immediate reconstruction) or at a later date (delayed reconstruction). After... READ MORE

I'm 217lbs, am I a good candidate for a tummy tuck? (photo)

Congratulations on the weight loss. It is very difficult for sure. I would tell most people that come to my office in your situation that yes you... READ MORE

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Lumps and Bumps — The Doctor Explains His Approach to Lesion Removal

Many people develop small lumps and bumps (lesions) on the face or body that bother them from a cosmetic perspective. Dr. Rodger Short talks about what you need to know about their removal. WATCH VIDEO

When Is the Best Time to Have a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, or an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces the fat and loose skin around the abdomen, tightens and firms the abdominal wall, and if desired can enhance your hour-glass figure. Dr. Rodger Shortt answers common questions. WATCH VIDEO

How to Reverse Aging — Here's the Most Important Thing Your Can Do

The desire for a more youthful appearance often leads people to inquire about facial rejuvenation. From sunscreen to skin care, Botox to lasers, find out non-surgical and surgical anti-aging options from Dr. Rodger Shortt. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Reduction: The Doctor Answers Your Common Questions

Dr. Rodger Shortt explains this procedure to reduce the glandular tissue, fat and excess skin from the breasts. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Lift and Breast Lift With Implants: Find Out Which Procedure Is Right for You

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure used to lift and reshape the breasts, with the intention of elevating the nipple, filling the breast mound and reducing excess breast skin. Dr. Rodger Shortt explains... WATCH VIDEO

Breast Augmentation: The Doctor Explains Your Options

Dr. Rodger Shortt explains options for breast augmentation. This procedure is popular with women who have small breasts, or who have lost breast volume due to pregnancy or weight loss, or from the aging process. WATCH VIDEO

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.