Diet, Exercise, and Weight Control

I am frequently consulted by patients for body contour surgery, liposuction or other ways of reducing unwanted fat. Under the right circumstances , surgery can be helpful. However sometimes...

Sizing for Breast Augmentation and High Profile Implants

In discussing implant choice with my patients at the time of consultation, I am frequently asked whether I could use a high profile implant. I try to answer this...

Plastic Surgery Costs, Fees and Financing

When you are considering cosmetic surgery, regardless of all the other factors such as aims and expectations of surgery, risks, recovery time, and where the surgery is done, ultimately...

Exercise After Breast Augmentation

One of the most common questions in my practice is often asked the day after surgery: How soon can I go back to the gym? Or how soon can...

Choosing A Cosmetic Surgeon: Qualifications

Does the cosmetic surgeon have board certification? Because aesthetic surgery is not rationed like other aspects of health care, many persons who are not plastic surgeons, such as non-surgeon...

Choosing A Cosmetic Surgeon: What is a Plastic Surgeon?

The Longest Journey begins with the first step If you are just starting to consider plastic surgery, you are probably wondering where to start. The single most important decision...

Can I Nurse With Breast Implants?

At Vancouver cosmetic plastic surgery clinic, Benjamin Gelfant MD sees many breast augmentation patients who wonder if they will be able to nurse if they get breast implants. To...

Body Contour Surgery: A Patient’s Guide To Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

This is an excerpt from Dr. Gelfant’s book Cosmetic Plastic Surgery: A Patient Guide, which was originally published in 1997.  Despite the great advances which have been achieved since...

The New Ideal® Implant Is Now Available In Canada

The Ideal® Implant has arrived in Canada, and we have now done the first case at our Vancouver cosmetic surgery clinic. The most significant change in Breast Augmentation surgery...

The History of Facelifts

Patients and surgeons have widely varying definitions of the term facelift. In my practice, I prefer to refer to it as an operation on the cheeks and neck. Operations...

Health Canada Approves The Ideal® Breast Implant

Health Canada, along with the FDA in the USA, finally approved the Ideal®Implant, for general use, a week ago. Those of us involved are very excited about this new...

Adjusting Your Skin Care Regimen for Autumn

Just as you adjust your wardrobe choices when the seasons change, you should also adjust your skin care regimen. You would not wear your summer shorts during autumn, so...