Hedyeh Javidnia, facial cosmetic surgeon, Facial Surgery and Cosmetic Centre of Ottawa

2017 Forty Under 40 recipient
Hedyeh Javidnia

Age: 39

Birthplace: Thunder Bay

Company: We provide a full array of cosmetic treatments and surgery for the head and neck.

Education: Master’s degree in public health, Harvard University (2016); doctorate in medicine, University of Ottawa (2007); bachelor of science, Western University (2003)

Charitable involvement: Ottawa Makeover Project

Biggest biz achievement: Growing our clinic to its current size.

Biggest obstacle: Overcoming the misconceptions of esthetic treatments and surgery. Our business is not about vanity or making a person look fake or overdone. We are here to help people overcome their insecurities and to help our patients feel confident and great about themselves. We want our clients to look natural and rejuvenated.

Biggest lesson learned: That carefully listening to our patients and understanding their goals is our primary job. From there we help them to achieve those goals.

First job: Laboratory research assistant

Advice I’d give the younger me: That hard work and a true passion for what you do will always prevail in the end – even if sometimes it really doesn't feel like it.

What’s left to do: Personally, to raise my children to be positive contributors to the world and their society; professionally, to take our business to the next level and continue to provide the most up-to-date techniques in a state-of-the-art facility.

Favourite pastime: Spending time with my children and family

I’m currently reading: Positive Discipline by Dr. Jane Nelsen

Favourite local pro sports team: Ottawa Senators

Favourite local summer event: Canada Day

Preferred social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

Company Twitter handle: @FacialSurgeryO