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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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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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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 free and...

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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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