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Smoking and plastic surgery - What are the risks?

Smoking and plastic surgery - What are the risks?

Written by Mrs Effie Katerinaki - Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Plastic surgeons have traditionally been asking their patients to stop smoking prior to surgical procedures. Why is this important? Smoking is a major risk factor for wound healing complications that often result in poor quality scarring. Nicotine causes narrowing of blood vessels and therefore interferes with the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the healing tissues. It also causes damage to the regenerative cells and interferes with their function at a time when they are most needed...

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Welcome back Mr Bhatty!

Welcome back Mr Bhatty!

The Westbourne Centre team is delighted to be welcoming back Mr Mabroor Bhatty.

The Westbourne Centre team is delighted to be welcoming back Mr Mabroor Bhatty. The consultant plastic surgeon has been pursuing his career in different areas of the country, and is now settling back into his home town of Birmingham. Mr Bhatty specialises in reconstructive surgery following extreme weight loss. Procedures such as tummy tucks, body lifts, arm lifts, breast reductions, thigh lifts, breast uplifts and male breast reductions are just a few of his specialities.“I find...

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Choosing to have cosmetic surgery - Your patient journey

Choosing to have cosmetic surgery - Your patient journey

We understand that choosing to have cosmetic surgery is one of the biggest decisions you'll make. You need to be confident that you have chosen the right surgeon who listens to you and understands what you want to achieve. Equally, you want your surgeon to suggest realistic outcomes and ensure that you are fully aware of all the risks and benefits. Here at The Westbourne Centre, all of our experienced and dedicated staff and clinicians want to ensure that your journey is as stress...

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Introducing the newest member of the non-surgical team at The Westbourne Centre

Introducing the newest member of the non-surgical team at The Westbourne Centre

We’re excited to announce the arrival of our new Aesthetic Nurse, Steph Harding, who has recently joined the non-surgical team here at The Westbourne Centre.Steph is a registered nurse specialising in Cosmetics and Aesthetics. She is a proud member of the British Association of Cosmetic Nursing (BACN) and has attended various training days, conferences and courses in order to keep up to date with current trends and the latest research.Steph will be holding clinics on Wednesdays every...

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Understanding 'Re-Do' Procedures in Cosmetic Surgery

Understanding 'Re-Do' Procedures in Cosmetic Surgery

Written by Mr Hiroshi Nishikawa, Consultant Plastic Surgeon

A working definition of ‘re-do’ surgery is an operation carried out in order to rectify a previous procedure that has gone wrong or has not achieved the desired outcome. There are many terms used to describe this type of surgery, such as ‘touch-up’, ‘revision’, ‘adjustment’, ‘secondary surgery’ to name a few. The semantics vary and can imply minor modifications, or more extensive corrective treatment. Not all secondary surgery...

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Consultant-led anti-wrinkle clinic launches at The Westbourne

Consultant-led anti-wrinkle clinic launches at The Westbourne

Responding to requests from patients, The Westbourne Centre is pleased to announce the launch of a consultant-led non-surgical clinic with consultant plastic surgeon Mr Hiroshi Nishikawa. For two hours every Wednesday from 23rd March, Mr Nishikawa will be available for patients seeking facial rejuvenation treatments for wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes). Treatments include one-off or a series of Botulinum Toxin (Botox) injections, Juvaderm Ultra or the...

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Introducing...Mr Kenneth Kok

Introducing...Mr Kenneth Kok

We would like to introduce you to the newest member of the plastic surgery team here at The Westbourne Centre, Mr Kenneth Kok. Mr Kok provides a full range of aesthetic procedures, including non-surgical treatments, laser rejuvenation and a variety of cosmetic surgeries. This allows him to provide all treatment options and enables a holistic approach in the management of his patients. Ken has a very clear philosophy when it comes to the management of his patients, which he talks about...

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Handbags at the Ready!

Handbags at the Ready!

Saturday, 12 December 2015

It’s that time of year again and here at The Westbourne Centre we’ve decided to do things a little differently this year… For most, Christmas is a time for festivity, family & friends. However for many, this time of the year can be a real struggle. This year at The Westbourne Centre, rather than sending cards to each other, we are working with the charity ‘Helping Handbag’s’ to support women who are homeless or in crisis. We originally started it as...

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Is a 'Tummy Tuck' right for me?

Is a 'Tummy Tuck' right for me?

We get this question a lot at The Westbourne Centre, so we’ve asked consultant plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon Hiroshi Nishikawa to address it. Cultural and media pressures to have the “perfect belly” are on the rise, and with that we’ve seen an increase in the number of patients asking about the cosmetic correction of the abdomen.   Abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, is the surgical removal of sagging or damaged excess skin....

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Hair-Free and Rejuvenated: Your Guide to Non-Surgical Laser Techniques

Hair-Free and Rejuvenated: Your Guide to Non-Surgical Laser Techniques

Here at the Westbourne centre we offer both laser hair removal and laser photo-rejuvenation using the Palomar Starlux laser system. The same laser is used for both treatments, but by using different attachments, the light energy can be applied in different ways to treat different conditions. Hair removal Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a modern alternative for hair removal with longer lasting results to that of shaving, waxing and chemical depilatories. The system works by producing light...

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