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Are fillers right for me?

Are fillers right for me?

Dr Sajjad Rajpar, Consultant Dermatologist at The Westbourne Centre, talks through some of the more common questions regarding fillers… What exactly are fillers? Fillers are substances injected under the skin to fill hollows and lines or to give lift and volume. The most common filler material is hyaluronic acid. This is a naturally occurring substance that is present in the skin and gives structure. What are the top five reasons somebody might want a filler injection? Fillers are used...

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder – Is cosmetic surgery ever the answer?

Body Dysmorphic Disorder – Is cosmetic surgery ever the answer?

Mr Hiroshi Nishikawa, Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetics Surgeon, gives us his thoughts…Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a condition where a person has an obsessive preoccupation with their appearance and can go to extreme measures either to hide the problem or to fix it. BDD is a surprisingly common psychological disorder and it is believed that 2.4% of the population suffers from this. It comes under the psychiatric umbrella of the obsessive-compulsive spectrum but...

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Throwback to 2011 when The Westbourne Centre featured on ITV’s This Morning!

Throwback to 2011 when The Westbourne Centre featured on ITV’s This Morning!

Back in 2011, one of our cosmetic surgery patients featured on This Morning where she spoke about the benefits of having her breast augmentation procedure under local anaesthetic and sedation. Fast forward to 2017 where, due to our pioneering advancements in surgical and anaesthetic techniques, we now carry out ALL of our cosmetic procedures (including inserting implants under the muscle) under local anaesthetic with sedation.We're passionate about revolutionising the recovery process for...

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Are you aware of the risks if you choose to have cosmetic surgery abroad?

Are you aware of the risks if you choose to have cosmetic surgery abroad?

Following the horror stories that have appeared in the media in recent weeks, Effie Katerinaki, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, looks at the risks associated with having cosmetic surgery abroad.

We often read in the news about patients who opt to travel abroad for cosmetic surgery, only to return to the UK and be faced with complications after the procedure. Inevitably, they cannot easily be seen by clinic where they had the surgery; therefore they have to seek help from their GP or local NHS hospital.At the time, people are often enticed abroad by the perceived value for money package combining cheaper surgery prices (in comparison to UK cosmetic surgery fees) with a luxury stay in...

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Considering cosmetic surgery? Book a free 'mini discussion' with one of our cosmetic surgeons

Considering cosmetic surgery? Book a free 'mini discussion' with one of our cosmetic surgeons

Over the next six months, The Westbourne Centre will be hosting a series of cosmetic surgery open events. The events will give you the opportunity to book a FREE ten minute discussion with one of our expert cosmetic surgeons; Mr Fazel Fatah, Mr Hiroshi Nishikawa, Mr Kenneth Kok, Mrs Effie Katerinaki or Mr Mabroor Bhatty where they will be able to answer any questions that you may have about potential procedures. Our cosmetic surgeons will be on hand to discuss procedures such as:...

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Right place, right time for Westbourne Centre patient

Right place, right time for Westbourne Centre patient

Dr Peter Cooke, 86, suffered a cardiac arrest shortly after arriving for a routine follow-up appointment. The Centre’s staff recognised the heart attack warning signs and were able to save him.

It was a case of right place, right time for 86-year-old Peter Cooke after he suffered a heart attack while attending a routine medical appointment at a private clinic in Edgbaston.Peter, who had carpal tunnel surgery in November 2016, was returning to The Westbourne Centre for a follow-up appointment when he began feeling unwell. Despite struggling with breathlessness on his journey, he was determined to continue to the Centre.Upon his arrival, the receptionists at the surgical day centre...

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The Westbourne Centre wins two awards at Private Healthcare Awards 2017

The Westbourne Centre wins two awards at Private Healthcare Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce that The Westbourne Centre has won not one but two awards at the Private Healthcare Awards 2017. The Centre was voted Best Private Hospital Practice in the Midlands and was also awarded the Customer Service Excellence Award. The awards, which are hosted by the Global Health and Pharma Group, seek to reward outstanding service and commitment within the private healthcare sector. Winners for the awards were voted for by the public as well as respected...

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The Westbourne Centre rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

The Westbourne Centre rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

The Westbourne Centre is delighted to have been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following an inspection in November 2016. The Centre was rated across five categories during the inspection - is it safe, effective, caring, responsive to people's needs, and well-led. The CQC report, published in April 2017, highlighted that “all patient feedback was positive and we observed staff providing caring and compassionate care. Patients told us they were...

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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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