Flu Season

It’s Flu season… How to stay healthy this winter I am sitting at Shoppers Drug Mart with my arm in the blood pressure machine waiting for the pharmacist. I...

Textured Implants

Update on Textured Implants: Textured implants are associated with a relatively rare form of lymphoma, Breast Implant associated Anaplastic large Cell Lymphoma, “BIA-ALCL”. On May 28, 2019” Health Canada…suspended...

Swimming

It’s the middle of summer and that means water sports for many, many Canadians. As I’ve said before, I’ve always believed in what I called the great Canadian tetrathlon,...

Tea

  It was a cold, wet and windy spring day. I had a meeting with a bank advisor about my RSP and things like that and had to drive...
Flowering Thyme

What’s In My Herb Garden In The Spring

Once again it is spring and I have been planting out lettuce, new arugula and, with stubborn Canadian optimism, tomatoes. Last fall’s plantings of garlic bulbs have already grown...

Health Canada Suspends Allergan Textured Breast Implants

On April 4, 2019 Health Canada announced they intended to suspend the right for Allergan Medical to distribute their “Bio-form” textured breast implants. This is because of concerns they...
Spring Daffodils Vancouver

Spring In Vancouver: Sun Damage And Choosing The Right Sunscreen

The equinox has passed and we are officially in spring. Daffodils turn their faces to devour the sun. The cherry blossoms are exploding on the streets of the city,...
Float Plane BC Mountains

Understanding Risk: Flying, Adventure Sports and Plastic Surgery

I listened to an interesting news report this week about flying and a small plane crash a couple of years ago. I’m not a pilot though my father got his...
Cross Country Skiing Vancouver Cypress

Cross Country Skiing and Enjoying Vancouver’s “Mountain Life”

It’s the dead of winter, the city locked in its first real cold snap of the season. There was a short stretch of a few days in late November...
Ben Gelfant Skiing Mountains

Living Beautifully: My Thoughts On Staying Young and Being Healthy

It’s deep in the winter and many people are “living for” their vacation in the sun. For me, however, I’m enjoying the snow on the North Shore Mountains. It...
Kintsugi

Kintsugi and Plastic Surgery

As a plastic surgeon and a craftsman, I delight in solving problems requiring repair, whether it is in my professional or my private life. Not long ago, I broke...

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...