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A new arrival!

A new arrival!

We are delighted to welcome Giorgina Szirtes to our non-surgical and beauty team! Giorgina has a wealth of experience and has worked in spas and salons across Europe, New Zealand and Australia. She will be focusing on our new AlumierMD range of treatments and homecare products as well as the Hydrafacial, waxing, massages, manicures and pedicures. Giorgina joins current therapist Leisha O’Sullivan, and Steph Harding, our Aesthetics Nurse, which means we are able to offer a wider range of...

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Are breast implants the only way to enhance the size and contour of the female breast?

Are breast implants the only way to enhance the size and contour of the female breast?

Effie Katerinaki, Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon, discusses the alternative to breast implants…  In recent years, scientific advances in plastic surgery mean that alternative solutions to breast implants can be offered to women who want to enhance the size and contour of their breasts. Most ladies who consult with me regarding breast augmentation surgery are very specific; that they want to achieve a natural look, without an excessive degree of fullness and...

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November Non-Surgical Offer

November Non-Surgical Offer

Enjoy 20% off our AlumierMD Radiance peels! Usually £100, now £75 (includes FREE post peel home kit). There are two peels to choose from: Radiant peel 20/10 Skin type: acne, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, congestion, open pores & oiliness  With lactic and salicylic acid, radiant 20/10 resurfacing peel contains a powerful combination of them both which improves skin tone and texture by exfoliating dead skin cells and speeding cell turnover. This multipurpose resurfacing peel...

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Unusual commute to work?

Unusual commute to work?

Fed up with getting stuck in rush hour traffic, Mr Mark Wevill, one of our Consultant Ophthalmologists, opts for a more unusual mode of transport to commute to The Westbourne Centre... Ever wondered how consultants commute to work? Luxury car? Helicopter? Or a push bike for those keeping fit or doing their bit for the environment? Well, whilst most of our consultants travel by car, Mr Wevill opts to travel in his kayak. And not just any old kayak but a five metre long carbon fibre marathon...

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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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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 industry...

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