Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure that removes excess breast tissue, fat, and skin. It is used to help minimize pain and discomfort that comes with having oversized breasts, as well as to help with proportion.
Overly large breasts can cause women to feel uncomfortable and unhappy with their appearance, and also pose difficulties with leading the lifestyle they desire. Common problems include tenderness, limitations for exercise and sports, and being unable to wear certain types of clothes due to the size of the breasts. A breast reduction can correct this issue and is particularly useful for cases where the tissue cannot be reduced naturally with diet and fitness.
Who Is A Suitable Candidate? – There ... Read More
Any cosmetic procedure performed on the face requires the most skilled and precise hand. Of all surgeries available for the face, perhaps the most precise, as well as the most popular, is involving the nose in the forms of rhinoplasty and septorhinoplasty.
The need to be exact comes from several factors:
Visual Appearance – The nose is a very prominent feature on the face. It’s directly in the centre, and when too large, small, wide, thin, or asymmetrical, it is noticeable. It can create a visual distraction and detract from other facial features, overpowering the face and dominating an aesthetic impression.
Size of the Nose – In comparison to other parts of the body that one may choose to have ... Read More
Breast augmentation surgery, also known as augmentation mammaplasty, is a procedure that enhances and increases the breast size by inserting saline or silicone filled implants under the breast tissue. These implants can be used to increase size slightly, by a large amount, or to completely replace breasts lost to illness. Discuss your options with your surgeon to ensure you have a finished result that you are happy with.
Who Is A Suitable Candidate? – Generally, breast augmentation surgery is suggested for individuals who have experienced one or more of the following:
Naturally small breasts
Normal sized breasts, but the individual wishes to alter their size for aesthetic purposes or to make them more proportional
Breasts that have lost ... Read More
Shortsightedness, also known as myopia, is one of the most common refractive errors. It happens from a combination of both genetic and environmental factors affecting the normal growth of the eye, causing it to become longer than average or result in a steep curvature of the cornea.
In the eye of a shortsighted person, light entering doesn’t focus on the retina, but instead in front of it, making objects further away appear blurry and not focused. Approximately 30% of Canadians are affected by myopia to some extent, whether mildly or seriously. The rate is increasing however with the use of modern technology. Some vision experts claim that all the time people spend looking at cell phones and computer screens at ... Read More
Whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted, have cataracts, or deal with astigmatism, laser eye surgery can help to improve your vision. These procedures focus on reshaping the cornea to change where light focuses on the retina or replacing the lens completely. Depending on your need, there are different procedures catered to help you.
Laser Eye Treatment Procedures
Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) – Lasik treatment is used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The procedure involves creating a hinged flap of tissue in the cornea so the surgeon can access the tissue behind the cornea and reshape it, allowing them to improve how light is focused. In a traditional Lasik procedure, the flap is created with a thin blade called a microkeratome. Advancements ... Read More
Over time, it is natural for the breast tissue to change due to a variety of factors. These can include aging, weight loss or gain and pregnancy. The breast may change shape or firmness and potentially droop. A mastopexy, more commonly known as a breast lift, is one of the cosmetic surgery procedures used to help reshape the breasts and improve their appearance.
Breast Lift Surgery
Types of Mastopexy – There are a variety of different methods for performing a breast lift. They include breast augmentation, standard lift, and almost scarless breast lift. In a breast augmentation procedure, an implant is used to and volume and lift to your breasts. A standard lift involves removing excess skin and working with ... Read More
Sweating is a perfectly normal bodily reaction to help control temperature. However, some people sweat much more than is necessary or than they are comfortable with. This excessive sweating is known as hyperhidrosis and often affects an individual’s self-confidence and overall quality of life. Luckily, science has shown that Botox is an effective, quick, and non-invasive treatment for hyperhidrosis, and is Health Canada approved, meaning it is generally covered under most private health insurance plans
Botox Treatments for Hyperhidrosis
What Is Hyperhidrosis? – Hyperhidrosis is a medical disorder that involves the body producing more sweat than needed to regulate the body’s temperature. It can be excessive to the point of showing through clothing and often has the typical smell associated ... Read More
Occasionally, an individual may feel unsatisfied with the way their body looks, and in particular, their buttocks. Despite exercising, they can’t build the mass they are looking for. In these circumstances, they may seek surgical assistance in the form of a buttock augmentation.
Who Undergoes This Procedure? – Often, the individuals who choose to have a buttock augmentation are those who feel their bodies are disproportionate. They may also be people who are just looking to lift, enlarge, and shape their rear.
Implant Information – The implants used for a buttock augmentation are made from a silicone polymer. They are solid, as opposed to the softer more traditional implants one may think of. When they are placed, they ... Read More
When you suffer from acne or residual acne scarring, it is natural to be concerned about finding a way to treat the issue. With advancements in cosmetic procedures, there are a variety of different ways to treat the condition that can significantly improve the appearance of your skin.
Types of Acne and Scars
Acne Types: Acne generally appears in one of four forms. These include whiteheads (closed comedones), blackheads (open comedones), standard pimples (pustules), and deeper, more painful cysts (deep nodules).
Scar Varieties: Acne can leave a variety of scars if it doesn’t heal properly. Macular scars are flat and pigmented. Rolling scars have a soft and wavelike appearance on the skin. Boxcar scars are round or oval shaped but ... Read More
Once you’ve decided to have a breast implant procedure, you will need to decide whether you’re going to choose saline or silicone implants. Regardless of which you choose, each has their benefits, and it’s a matter of determining which best suits your body and lifestyle.
Differences Between Implant Fillings
Saline: Saline implants are made of an outer silicone shell which is then filled with saline. Saline is salt water and is very similar to fluids that are already found in the body. The implant surface can be smooth or textured and is available in a variety of volumes, shell thickness, and shape. Saline implants generally range in size from 120cc to 960cc, and since they are inserted empty and filled ... Read More