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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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Life changing surgery without general anaesthetic

Life changing surgery without general anaesthetic

When considering surgery, many people worry about the prospect of having a general anaesthetic. Here at The Westbourne Centre, all of our surgical procedures are carried out under local anaesthetic with or without sedation. The technique has been developed by two of our surgeons, Fazel Fatah and Hiroshi Nishikawa, and we are one of only a few clinics in the UK to be offering this type of surgery in our state-of-the-art theatre. Mr Nishikawa, Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic...

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Mole Q&A with Consultant Dermatologist Sajjad Rajpar

Mole Q&A with Consultant Dermatologist Sajjad Rajpar

Some of us have hardly any moles, whilst others have many. Moles that look abnormal may be harbouring skin cancer. It is therefore important to check your moles regularly and to report any abnormal moles to your Doctor or Dermatologist. Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Sajjad Rajpar has answered some of the most common questions posed by patients surrounding moles. What exactly is a mole? A mole is a cluster of melanocytes. Melanocytes are cells which are normally scattered over the skin and...

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Get the facts about moles and skin cancer

Get the facts about moles and skin cancer

Most skin cancers are caused by damage from UV (ultraviolet) rays in sunlight. These cancers could be prevented if we protect ourselves from the sun. The number of cases has almost tripled since the early 1980's. At The Westbourne Centre we feel early detection is the key to saving lives and an annual skin screen during our Mole Clinic is recommended. Our specialist nurse will carry out a 'top-to-toe' visual assesment and using the latest digital computerised technology, analyse any moles...

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The HydraFacial™ - The latest phenomenon

The HydraFacial™ - The latest phenomenon

Everyone is talking about this latest phenomenon, the HydraFacialTM.  In a nutshell, the HydraFacialTM is a resurfacing procedure that thoroughly cares for your skin. This internal skin bath sweeps across the skin purging dirt and oils from the pores in a gentle motion. It provides cleansing, detoxifying (lymphatic drainage), exfoliation, a mild AHA peel, extraction (purging out unsightly blackheads), hydration (including six anti oxidants), skin specific serums, plus LED light therapy!...

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