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Kelowna Plastic Surgeon
  • Jul 17, 2017
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What to Expect From an Achilles Tendon Repair Surgery

Worried about an achilles tendon rupture? Here's everything you need to know about the achilles tendon repair surgery at our Kelowna hospital.   The achilles tendon is one of the largest and strongest tendons in the body, joining the calf. . .

Kelowna Plastic Surgeon
  • Jul 10, 2017
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3 Benefits of Having an Arthroscopy Procedure

Arthroscopy, otherwise known as arthroscopic surgery, is an advanced surgical procedure used by plastic/orthopaedic surgeons to look at joints, diagnose problems & provide treatment. Joints are a key feature of the human body as they provide. . .

Kelowna Plastic Surgeon
  • Jun 26, 2017
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Everything You Need to Know About ACL Reconstruction

Has your plastic surgeon recommended ACL reconstruction? Here’s what to expect from this surgery & how to achieve a quick and safe recovery.   The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the major ligaments in your knee and is critical to. . .

Kelowna Liposuction
  • May 29, 2017
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How Liposuction Has Evolved For Better & Safer Results

Like many other cosmetic surgery procedures, liposuction has come a long way over the years. Advancements in techniques have allowed plastic surgeons to remove excess fat more efficiently and safely shape the body. These developments have led to. . .

  • May 15, 2017
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Everything You Need to Know About a Palmar Fasciectomy

Palmar fasciectomy is a surgery to the hand to treat the effects of Dupuytren’s disease. Performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, this procedure safely & effectively corrects the thickening of the skin of the palm. While many cases of. . .

Kelowna Ear Surgery
  • May 01, 2017
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Tips for Recovering From Ear Surgery

Ear surgery, also known as an otoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery designed to alter the size and shape of a patient’s ears. Performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, an otoplasty is a safe and effective way to restructure your ear and restore a. . .

facial fat grafting kelowna
  • Apr 25, 2017
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Pros & Cons of Facial Fat Grafting

Besides wrinkling and gravity, volume loss in the face has become increasingly recognized as an important component in the aging process. This can happen in many areas of the face including: Cheeks Lips Chin/Jawline Around the. . .

kelowna vasectomy
  • Apr 13, 2017
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Everything You Need to Know About a Vasectomy

A vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure that is one of the safest and most effective forms of contraception for men. It has many benefits including: Simple and quick procedure (approximately 30 minutes) Highly reliable method of. . .

kelowna body contouring options
  • Apr 05, 2017
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Your Surgical and Non-Surgical Body Contouring Options

Losing weight is a significant challenge but often, even if you put in the hard work, you may need help eliminating stubborn pockets of fat, especially when fighting the effects of age or after a pregnancy. While traditional surgical procedures. . .

Facelift & Hospital Kelowna
  • Mar 31, 2017
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Your Different Facelift Options

The facelift is one of the most frequently requested plastic surgeries at our Kelowna hospital to help patients achieve a more youthful appearance. Over the years, facelift technologies and techniques have advanced to successfully and naturally. . .

Mastopexy & Breast Lift Kelowna
  • Mar 15, 2017
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Breast Lift vs Breast Augmentation

If you are looking to enhance the appearance of your bust line, there are a number of safe and effective options available. Two of the most popular procedures for breast enhancement are mastopexy (breast lift) and breast augmentation. The. . .

Plastic Surgeon & Ear Surgery Kelowna
  • Mar 01, 2017
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Everything You Need to Know About Ear Surgery

Ear Surgery Ear surgery - also referred to as otoplasty - is a corrective cosmetic surgery which typically involves the plastic surgeon reshaping or resizing your ear. This safe and simple surgery uses minor incisions to alter the structure of. . .

what your kelowna plastic surgeon wants you to know
  • Feb 15, 2017
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4 Things Your Plastic Surgeon Wants You to Know

Considering plastic surgery? Here are a few things plastic surgeons wish you knew before choosing to go under the knife. Overview With incredible advances being made in surgical and minimally invasive techniques, many plastic surgery. . .

plastic surgery trends in kelowna
  • Feb 08, 2017
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The Latest Trends in Plastic Surgery

Considering plastic surgery for the first time? These 2017 trends in cosmetic treatment can help you choose your next procedure for the best results. Overview Plastic surgery is a perpetually evolving industry with new procedures and. . .

why get plastic surgery in kelowna
  • Feb 01, 2017
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What Motivates People to Get Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgery has become increasingly popular over the recent years with a number of men and women opting for different procedures. Here are some reasons why you might want to enlist the help of a plastic surgeon. Overview There are many. . .

Eyelid Surgery Kelowna
  • Jan 31, 2017
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Everything You Need To Know About Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty Basics (Kelowna Eyelid Surgery) How others perceive you is often determined a great deal by the framing of your eyes. Heavy upper eyelids, dark circles or bags around the eyes often lead to a tired and aged look. Blepharoplasty. . .

Neck Lift Kelowna
  • Jan 24, 2017
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What To Expect After A Neck Lift

Neck Lift Aftercare & Recovery Performed as an isolated procedure or integrated in a facelift, a neck lift tackles one of the earliest onset ageing issues, allowing for a comprehensive re-contouring and rejuvenation of the neck. Plastic. . .

Plastic Surgeon Kelowna
  • Jan 17, 2017
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4 Factors To Consider Before Liposuction

No matter how much you diet or exercise, there can be some body areas left with stubborn pockets of excess fat that just won’t shift. Liposuction is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat. . .

Face Surgery Kelowna
  • Dec 29, 2016
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Facelift Aftercare and Recovery

Overview The loss of youthful facial contours is a common part of aging and can be due to a number of reasons including stress, heredity, gravity and environmental conditions. A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a popular plastic surgery procedure. . .

Abdominoplasty and Body Contouring Kelowna
  • Dec 15, 2016
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How To Prepare For A Tummy Tuck

An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a body contouring procedure which involves the removal of excess sagging fat and skin to improve the shape and tone of the abdominal area. When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, this. . .

Neck Lift Kelowna
  • Dec 01, 2016
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Necklift 101

Overview A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a plastic surgery procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck. For patients who do not feel ready for a full facelift but notice excess wrinkling and loose. . .

Kelowna Liposuction
  • Nov 30, 2016
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Myths and Facts

Liposuction continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures chosen by plastic surgery patients at our Kelowna private hospital. However, with this prevalence comes many misconceptions and myths about how the surgery is. . .

Kelowna Laparoscopic Gastric Banding
  • Nov 16, 2016
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Laparoscopic Gastric Banding

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery - also called lap band surgery or adjustable gastric banding - is an increasingly popular weight loss procedure performed in Canada. Plastic surgeons recommend it as the simplest and least invasive. . .

Kelowna Chin Surgery
  • Nov 02, 2016
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Chin Surgery

Chin surgery - also referred to as chin augmentation - is an effective means to enhance facial definition and build a more exact profile. This simple and safe plastic surgery procedure uses implants to change the underlying structure of the face,. . .

Kelowna Eyelid Surgery
  • Oct 31, 2016
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Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure during which a plastic surgeon will remove or reposition unnecessary skin or excess fat that has collected in the eyelids. This results in a more youthful, alert appearance. Learn More:. . .

Calgary Liposuction Plastic Surgery
  • Oct 17, 2016
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How Plastic Surgery Can Help You Achieve Your New Year Resolution

With 2017 just two months away, it’s time to start thinking about setting a few New Year’s resolutions. For many people, this includes improving their appearance and health through diet and exercise. However, alone, this many not always. . .

Kelowna Best Plastic Surgeon
  • Oct 03, 2016
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4 Factors To Consider When Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

Whether you are deciding on cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery, there are many choices that you need to make. The most important are choosing a plastic surgeon who has the appropriate training, skills and experience to carry out the. . .

Kelowna Dermabrasion
  • Sep 28, 2016
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Dermabrasion vs Microdermabrasion

When it comes to your skin, it is important to fully understand the procedures available to remove uneven blemishes and smooth any unwanted wrinkles. Microdermabrasion and dermabrasion, though they sound similar, can have drastically different. . .

Kelowna Body Contouring
  • Sep 12, 2016
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Non-Surgical vs Surgical Body Contouring

If you have managed to lose a significant amount of weight, whether through diet and exercise or a surgical procedure such as liposuction or an abdominoplasty, you deserve to be thrilled with the end result. However, if you are unhappy due to any. . .

Breast surgery kelowna
  • Sep 07, 2016
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Kelowna Breast Reduction

A breast reduction procedure, also known as a reduction mammoplasty, is a type of breast surgery to remove excess breast fat and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body. A breast reduction can: Decrease the size and. . .

face surgery kelowna
  • Aug 29, 2016
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Facelift 101

A rhytidectomy, also known as a facelift, is a plastic surgery procedure aimed at tightening the skin of the face and the neck for a more youthful, alert appearance. A rhytidectomy can be carried out as single surgical procedure or combined with. . .

brow lift kelowna
  • Aug 15, 2016
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Brow Lift 101

Browplasty, also known as a brow or forehead lift, is a surgical procedure that aims to ‘lift’ a drooping brow. This plastic surgery procedure can be performed for: Cosmetic purposes (eliminate deep creases or any unwanted facial. . .

blepharoplasty kelowna
  • Aug 01, 2016
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Blepharoplasty 101

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a plastic surgery procedure that rejuvenates tired-looking eyes to make them appear more youthful and refreshed. Upper Eyelid Surgery: Aims to remove any excess skin or fat from the upper. . .

difference between cosmetic and plastic surgery
  • Jul 25, 2016
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What’s the Difference Between Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery?

Okanagan Health Surgical Centre, is a private hospital situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. Our team of board-certified surgeons offer a range of safe and effective general, orthopedic, cosmetic and plastic surgeries to help enhance your. . .

advantages of private kelowna healthcare
  • Jul 11, 2016
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What are the advantages of choosing a Private Hospital?

The health of you and your family is too important to put at risk. Even if you eat the right foods, live an active lifestyle and have no family history of serious illness, there are no guarantees when it comes to your health. Patients who opt for. . .

Plastic surgery to help weight loss
  • Jul 04, 2016
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Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery BEFORE Weight Loss If you are significantly overweight and have been unable to achieve a healthy body weight for a sustained period of time, even through medically-supervised dieting, then you could be a candidate for surgical. . .

Knee surgery, knee injury, kelowna private surgery
  • Jun 27, 2016
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Knee Surgery

Similar to other joints in the body, your knees are vital to daily life and any injury or damage to this area can make even simple activities difficult. Knee injuries and chronic knee pain are common among those that participate in high impact. . .

Shoulder surgery kelowna
  • Jun 20, 2016
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Shoulder Injury

Your shoulders include some of the most frequently used joints in your body, so when there is an injury or damage to this area, the problem can be debilitating. Sometimes physical therapy and medication are all it takes to return your shoulder. . .

Hernia surgery kelowna
  • Jun 13, 2016
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How To Know If You Have A Hernia

Have you noticed a new lump or bulge in your abdomen? Is there pain or discomfort in the area when you bend over, turn your body, or cough? These symptoms can be signs of an abdominal hernia, a common condition in which an organ pushes through. . .

Orthopedic surgery consultation knees shoulder ankle foot Kelowna
  • Jun 06, 2016
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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

At our private Kelowna-based surgery clinic, we encounter a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including injuries, trauma and deformity of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and nerves. Orthopedic surgery is a highly. . .

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