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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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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likely have seen in the media throughout December, some textured breast implants manufactured by Allergan have been withdrawn from the EU market place.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likely have seen in the media throughout December, some textured breast implants manufactured by Allergan have been withdrawn from the EU market place.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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Mr Nishikawa featured in Tatler's Beauty & Cosmetic Guide 2018

Mr Nishikawa featured in Tatler's Beauty & Cosmetic Guide 2018

We're delighted to announce that Mr Hiroshi Nishikawa, Consultant Cosmetic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon, has been featured in Tatler Magazine's Beauty & Cosmetic Guide 2018.Mr Nishikawa has been named as 'Best in Class' for his facelift procedures. The editor of the guide, Francesca White, comments; "It's the cosmetic surgery power list - the most brilliant, skilful, kind and clever practioners out there. Put yourself in their hands. You won't regret it."To book a consultation...

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Mr Nishikawa featuring on Channel 5's Critical Surgery - Saving Lives

Mr Nishikawa featuring on Channel 5's Critical Surgery - Saving Lives

Mr Hiroshi Nishikawa, one of our Consultant Plastic Surgeons and a founding member of The Westbourne Centre, will be featuring on Channel 5's Critical Surgery - Saving Lives. The show, which airs on the 15th and 22nd February at 10pm, will focus on Mr Nishikawa's time volunteering with Facing Africa. The series follows twenty volunteer medics from the UK who travel to Ethiopia to perform life saving facial surgery.  The surgeons tackle complex groundbreaking reconstructive surgery on...

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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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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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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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