FAQ – General Prep

In this episode, Dr. Murray explains some of the other things you need to do before you come in for your procedure.   In order to minimize bruising, what we frequently tell people is to not to take any aspirin or oral anti-inflammatories or most herbal teas and medications, because they can thin the blood […]

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FAQ – Post-Op

In this episode, Dr. Murray explains what needs to be set up for after your procedure.    If you’ve had a general anesthetic or local anesthetic with sedation then it’s important that you have somebody who can take you home and stay with you the night of surgery. That’s really to prevent any rare complications, […]

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FAQ – Pre-Op Testing

Many patients wonder about the necessary pre-op testing they have to go through before their procedure. In this episode, Dr. Murray explains the different types of exams you may need to have before your surgery and when each one would apply.    Blood work really is going to be age dependent, so lab tests that […]

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FAQ – Next Steps

In this episode, Dr. Murray explains what happens after your consultation when you decide to proceed with surgery.  Once you’ve had a consultation and you’ve decided to proceed with surgery, you’ll have all kinds of information. You’ll be given the appropriate history and physical instructions that you’ll need to see with your family physician before […]

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FAQ – Consultation

Another FAQ video! In this episode, Dr. Murray explains how potential patients get their journey through plastic surgery started.    The first step towards getting a procedure is a consultation, done by phone to a Western Surgery center or over the website. Consultation is usually with one of the plastic surgeons who works here, and […]

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FAQ – Intro

Check out the first episode of our new FAQ video series!   Hi, my name’s Ken Murray. I’m a plastic surgeon at Western Surgery Center. Myself and my colleagues are interested in providing you with quality care during any operative procedure. We’re going to start a series of educational videos to help try and answer […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]