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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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Labiaplasty - Let's Talk About It!

Labiaplasty - Let's Talk About It!

The appearance of your genitalia can often be a subject that’s difficult to talk about, but causes a lot of distress to many women. If you are unhappy with the appearance or if it is causing you functional problems then it is possible do something about it. All women are individual with labia’s coming in an array of different shapes and sizes. Whilst there is no right or wrong appearance, women can feel embarrassed by the size of the labia or complain of pain during intercourse...

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Hydrafacial vs Obagi Radiance Peel

Hydrafacial vs Obagi Radiance Peel

Do you ever think “I should be doing more to look after my skin”? Then keep reading, The Westbourne Centre is here to help! It’s never too late to start a proper skin care regime and there are lots of options for all different skin types and ages. But with so many advanced treatments and products on offer, “where do I begin?!”. Here at the Westbourne Centre we do have a few options for a number of skin complaints but if you’re looking to rejuvenate,...

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New anaesthethic approach 'the way forward' for surgical cosmetic procedures

New anaesthethic approach 'the way forward' for surgical cosmetic procedures

Our very own Mr Hirosh Nishikawa was recently interviewed for an article in The Independent.  He talks about the pioneering anaesthetic technique of local anaesthesia with sedation; a method which has been developed by Mr Nishikawa, and his colleague Mr Fazel Fatah, here at The Westbourne Centre. This revolutionary technique allows a variety of surgical procedures to be carried out with quicker recovery time and fewer side effects.  "With a colleague, Mr Nishikawa has pioneered...

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Mr Nishikawa - Facing Africa

Mr Nishikawa - Facing Africa

One of our consultant plastic surgeons, Mr Hiroshi Nishikawa, is a volunteer surgeon for a charity called Facing Africa. He travels to Africa on a regular basis to carry out reconstructive facial surgey on patients suffering from a condition call Noma.  He has kindly shared his reflections of a recent visit to Ethiopia. Nuns Story Once or twice a year I travel to Ethiopia to operate on children and adults with severe facial deformity. These trips are funded by a charity known as...

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