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The Independent Healthcare Sector Pledges Support to NHS

The Independent Healthcare Sector Pledges Support to NHS

As part of Ramsay Health Care UK (Ramsay), The Westbourne Centre has offered its full support to the National Health Service to assist with its response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

As part of Ramsay Health Care UK (Ramsay), The Westbourne Centre has offered its full support to the National Health Service to assist with its response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Ramsay’s global Managing Director, Craig McNally, wrote to Sir Simon Stevens earlier in the week to confirm Ramsay’s complete commitment. Working with the other independent sector providers, Ramsay has agreed a major deal with NHS England to provide additional emergency capacity to the NHS. The major deal has...

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The Westbourne Centre’s Response to Corona Virus (COVID19)

The Westbourne Centre’s Response to Corona Virus (COVID19)

In line with advice from Public Health England, please be aware that you should not attend The Centre for any appointments, planned admissions, or accompany a patient as a visitor, if you have any of the following symptoms:  A new persistent cough A temperature Breathing difficulties Otherwise, we are taking a "business as usual" approach.  For further information and advice, please see the NHS website. The advice is changing regularly, but we will do our best to keep our patients...

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Incredible surgeon and amazing experience

Incredible surgeon and amazing experience

We always love hearing about patients' experiences especially when they are as happy as this one! This lady had a lower facelift with Mr Kenneth Kok... "I was already familiar with my surgeon Mr Kenneth Kok, as he had performed my way overdue breast implant change earlier in the year with a fabulous outcome. I was so happy with my result that when I wanted to explore options for my lower facelift procedure, Mr Kok was the only surgeon I wanted to put my trust in again.  After several...

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We're always proud to receive comments like these!

We're always proud to receive comments like these!

"I’d like to thank Mr Nishikawa and the team for my fabulous new eye lids. I came in looking half asleep with very droopy eyelids and following the surgery the difference is amazing. The procedure was faultless, I was concerned about having surgery on my eyes as I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to anything to do with them. I had the sedation and never felt a thing. Recovery was brilliant, no pain or discomfort afterwards and apart from bruising which cleared quickly and the stitches you...

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Top tips for acne sufferers

Top tips for acne sufferers

As Acne Awareness Month draws to a close, Giorgina Szirtez, our non-surgical expert, gives us a few tips on how to look after your skin...Almost 85% of people will develop acne at some point in their lives. Acne is the most common skin condition that consists of comedones, papules, pustules and cysts. Acne generally develops on areas that contain a lot of sebaceous (oil) glands, like the face, neck, chest, back and shoulders. Acne is most common in puberty, but many adults also develop the...

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The Westbourne Centre featured in Cosmetic Innovations campaign

The Westbourne Centre featured in Cosmetic Innovations campaign

The Westbourne Centre has recently featured in Health Awareness' Cosmetic Innovations campaign for 2019. A printed supplement was enclosed within every copy of the The Guardian newspaper on 3 June and the content is available online at https://www.healthawareness.co.uk/campaign/cosmetic/. The campaign features exclusive content from key thought leaders and industry voices (including Mr Hiroshi Nishikawa) about innovations in cosmetic procedures and treatments and the importance of safety...

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The Westbourne Centre's Response to Current Implants Ban by the French ANSM

The Westbourne Centre's Response to Current Implants Ban by the French ANSM

The latest on the situation regarding textured implants

It is very natural for the concern and anxiety that has been generated following the French National Security Agency of Medicines and Health Products ban on the use several makes of macro-textured breast implants.  This is primarily due to the association of these devices with Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). Patients will be asking whether it is safe to continue to have their textured breast implants and if they should either be exchanged for another kind...

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Tixel the lowdown

Tixel the lowdown

Dr Sajjad Rajpar tells all about his brand new anti-aging treatment, Tixel.

What is it? Tixel is a treatment in which the power of heat is harnessed to freshen the skin and rejuvenate. Does Tixel use a laser? Unlike other therapies which are currently available, Tixel is not laser, ultrasound or radiofrequency. How does it work? Tiny probes heated to 400 degrees centigrade touch the skin momentarily. It employs direct heat, used in a controlled mannar, which ends up causing the skin to tighten and rejuvenate. What are the effects on the skin? Tixel is...

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The Withdrawal of Textured Implants - What's Going On?

The Withdrawal of Textured Implants - What's Going On?

As you'll likely have seen in the media throughout December, some textured breast implants manufactured by Allergan have been withdrawn from the EU market place.

As you'll likely have seen in the media throughout December, some textured breast implants manufactured by Allergan have been withdrawn from the EU market place. A full statement has been issued by the British Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and can be found here.  Over recent years, plastic surgeons have become aware of and studied a known link between breast implants that have a textured surface and the condition Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma...

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What stress can do to the skin

What stress can do to the skin

We all lead busy stressful lives, but what effects does it have on our skin?

Acne Regardless if you are prone to spots or not, stress likes to bring them along for the ride. Stress releases a hormone called Cortisol, which can override your other hormones and cause breakouts.  There are many techniques to tackle stress, such as meditation and exercise. So next time you are feeling stressed, take a deep breath and count to ten. Under Eye Bags We've all had those nights when we cannot sleep, for thinking about our busy day ahead and what we end up with is two...

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