10 Real Reasons People Get Implants

People get cosmetic surgery for all sorts of reasons. Sadly, sometimes stereotypes or judgment are the only things keeping people from physically changing something about themselves. We’ve performed thousands of breast augmentations and lifts at Western Surgery Centre, and we make sure our patients have healthy reasons for getting surgery and have realistic expectations about the […]

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Highlights from the ASPS 2014 Plastic Surgery Report

Earlier this month the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released a multi­faceted public awareness campaign which focuses on the significant increase in body contouring procedures after massive weight loss. The data stated that: ● Thigh lifts and upper arm lifts had their biggest single­year increase in five years, both up 9% ● Tummy tucks increased […]

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Highlights from the ASPS 2014 Plastic Surgery Report [Infographic]

Earlier this month the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released a multi­faceted public awareness campaign which focuses on the significant increase in body contouring procedures after massive weight loss. The data stated that: ● Thigh lifts and upper arm lifts had their biggest single­year increase in five years, both up 9% ● Tummy tucks increased […]

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Drop in Healthcare Costs for Patients Tied to Bariatric Surgery

A new study led by author Dr. Kristina Lewis from Kaiser Permanente Georgia in Atlanta suggests that bariatric surgery may be associated with reduced healthcare costs for patients in the long term. Dr. Lewis and her team mined data from national insurance claims and included nearly 10,000 bypass and banding patients, matching them according to […]

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CELLINK 3D Prints Miniature Ears & Unveils First Universal Bioink for Printing Living Tissue

A startup company called CELLINK is looking to create a standard for the 3D bioprinting industry with their newly unveiled universal bioink which is aimed at 3D printing living and fully functional 3D tissue models. The bioink can be used on a range of available 3D bioprinters, as well as a standalone product which can […]

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A Simple Intervention Which Can Reduce Surgical Site Infections

A multi­center study led by infection control experts with the University of Iowa Health Care has found that surgical­site infections (SSIs) can drastically be reduced by up to 40% with a series of simple interventions. The study, published in the Journal for the American Medical Association (JAMA) tested the effectiveness of lowering SSIs in patients […]

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Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that tightens the muscles and removes loose skin and fat from the abdomen to make it have a more toned and flattened appearance. These procedures are largely associated with “mommy makovers” because many mothers use the procedure to restore their figures after pregnancy, and are […]

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The 4’s to Consider for Breast Augmentation

According to the 2013 National Plastic Surgery Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS,) there were 290,244 breast augmentations performed in the United States that year. If you are considering a breast augmentation, here are 4 S’s to consider before committing to the procedure: 1. Silicone vs. Saline Implants There have been several […]

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Proceed with Caution When Having Plastic Surgery Abroad

A 23­year­old United States woman has died after traveling to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic to have a liposuction procedure performed. This recent tragedy marks the fourth death in as many months at Dominican plastic surgery clinics. Unfortunately, these four women are not alone. According to a 2014 report from the U.S. Centers for […]

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Obesity Linked to Increased Healthcare Costs after Plastic Surgery

Obese patients have more complications and make more hospital visits­leading to higher healthcare costs after common plastic surgery procedures, reports a study in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). According to a report authored by Michelle R. Sieffert, MD, MBA, of […]

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10 Real Reasons People Get Implants

People get cosmetic surgery for all sorts of reasons. Sadly, sometimes stereotypes or judgment are the only things keeping people from physically changing something about themselves. We’ve performed thousands of breast augmentations and lifts at Western Surgery Centre, and we make sure our patients have healthy reasons for getting surgery and have realistic expectations about the […]

Drop in Healthcare Costs for Patients Tied to Bariatric Surgery

A new study led by author Dr. Kristina Lewis from Kaiser Permanente Georgia in Atlanta suggests that bariatric surgery may be associated with reduced healthcare costs for patients in the long term. Dr. Lewis and her team mined data from national insurance claims and included nearly 10,000 bypass and banding patients, matching them according to […]

CELLINK 3D Prints Miniature Ears & Unveils First Universal Bioink for Printing Living Tissue

A startup company called CELLINK is looking to create a standard for the 3D bioprinting industry with their newly unveiled universal bioink which is aimed at 3D printing living and fully functional 3D tissue models. The bioink can be used on a range of available 3D bioprinters, as well as a standalone product which can […]