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Beauty After Baby

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No one has to tell you how the miracle of giving birth affects your body. You see it in the mirror and quite frankly, you want to change it. The joy of your new baby is only enhanced by the realization that you can regain your pre-pregnancy figure and perhaps even improve upon it with our help.Beauty after baby

Tummy Tuck

Women who have had one or more pregnancies, or who have had previous weight gain or loss, are particularly helped by this surgery. Stretch marks on the lower abdomen are often removed during the procedure as an added side benefit. The stomach muscles are tightened to help produce a flatter abdominal contour.
The surgery is performed under a general anesthetic and it can be done as an outpatient procedure; an overnight stay can be arranged if preferred. The surgery takes approximately three hours

Breast Augmentation

Breasts can lose volume and shape as a result of child birth. Breast augmentation can safely enhance the size and shape of your breasts.
The surgery is performed under a general anesthetic, but you will be able to go home immediately after surgery; an overnight stay is not required. The surgery takes approximately 1 ½ hours.

Breast Lift

Sagging is a common result of both aging and child birth. In some cases, you may be satisfied with the volume of your breasts, but would like to restore a more youthful contour. In these cases, Dr. Hynes may recommend a breast lift to achieve your goals. The surgery is performed under a general anesthetic, but you will be able to go home immediately after surgery; an overnight stay is not required. The surgery takes approximately 2-3 hours.


Child birth can leave you with baby fat that you just haven’t been able to lose by dieting and exercise. Liposuction may be the answer! Tiny incisions are made adjacent to the area(s) to be treated. A small tube (cannula) is inserted and a diluted solution of local anesthetic and adrenaline is injected to decrease bleeding and provide post-operative pain relief. The excess fat is then gently removed via the cannula.
The surgery is performed under a general anesthetic and an overnight stay is not required. The surgery can take anywhere from one to three hours, depending on how many areas are being treated.

Whether it’s enhancing, reducing or sculpting, let Dr. Nicolas Hynes and the caring professionals at Lotus Cosmetic Surgery Centre and Medispa help you attain the physical you that you were or have always wanted to be.

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Tips to fighting acne

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First off, you’re not alone, acne affects both teenagers and adults alike, but here are some tips to help.

One of the most successful treatments for fighting acne includes the use of skin care products at home, combined with a program of chemical peels from a professional aesthetician.

Clinziderm Products

One line of skin care products to consider is the Clenziderm Skin Care line by Obagi. Thisis a skin care system designed specifically for teenage and adult acne treatment and includes unique formulations, such as the active ingredient salicylic acid, that penetrate into the skin to target acne where it starts. Clenziderm is only available through physician offices,he most successful treatments for fighting acne includes the use of skin care products at home, combined with a program of chemical peels from a professional aesthetician.

The beauty of a skin care line such as Clenziderm, is that it’s a treatment for your acne that you can use in the comfort of your own home. What really makes it effective is when you combine Clenziderm with a program of chemical peels… now you’re really fighting that acne.

It is a proven fact that regular chemical peels, performed by a professional aesthetician, will aid skin in regulating oil production, lift unsightly pigmentation caused by break outs and reduce blackheads and breakout time. Combining chemical peels with the Clenziderm product line will give you one of the most effective treatments to fight your acne.

So whether you’re a teenager or an adult with acne problems, now there’s hope.

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Enjoy The Sun – But Save Your Skin!

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There’s nothing like the feeling of warm sun on your skin, especially when you live in a country with long, cold winters. But there’s a dark side to sun exposure. Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. Here are a few important facts:

• More than 90% of all skin cancers are caused by sun exposure.
• 80,000 new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in Canada each year.
• The lifetime risk of getting melanoma is 1 in 74 for Canadian men, 1 in 90 for women.
• Despite these proven facts, fewer than 33% of adults, adolescents and children regularly use sun protection.

The bottom line: the sun is serious business and the best way to reduce the risks of overexposure to the sun’s rays is to frequently apply a serious sunscreen.

That’s where eltaMD® comes in. For more than 25 years, the company has developed sunscreens and skin care products that are widely used and recommended by physicians. eltaMD® also produces wound-healing products used in hospitals, burn centres and rehabilitation clinics. All that medical experience is applied in the creation of innovative products crafted to help restore, protect and maintain healthy skin.

eltaMD® sunscreens help prevent sunburn and decrease the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun, when used with other sun protection measures. They are formulated with transparent zinc oxide and are noncomedogenic (they don’t block pores), sensitivity-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free.

Zinc oxide is the only single ingredient that blocks both UVB rays (the burning rays) and UVA rays (the aging rays). This ingredient delivers the broadest spectrum protection possible.

Your skin is the outer covering of your body and it protects your health and proper functioning in many ways. If you value your health, it’s critical to care for your skin by regularly using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF value of 15 or higher.

eltaMD® offers a wide range of sun care solutions, with specific products made for face, lips and body, and for varying skin types. eltaMD® sunscreens and skin care products are available through hundreds of authorized physicians across North America.

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3D Breast Augmentation Simulation

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See your breast augmentation results BEFORE your actual surgery!

Lotus Cosmetic Surgery Centre is one of the first in Canada to offer patients a unique 3D Breast Augmentation Simulation! Developed by Crisalix, a well-respected Swiss company, this exciting new software not only makes choosing your breast implants easier, it offers you a  simple, effective and confidential image of how the “post surgery you” will look.

Know what to expect before, during and after your breast augmentation surgery.

Book your 3D consultation today online or at 905-645-5640

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Lotus Medispa Medical Peels and Facials

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The dedicated team of non-surgical professionals at Lotus Medispa can help you recapture, rejuvenate and redefine the natural beauty of your skin.

With advanced, non-invasive aesthetic facial treatments, we will help you refresh and reveal a more youthful you.  For your face, your neck and even your chest, the most obvious areas of aging, Lotus Medispa offers you varying strengths of peels from the very gentle, to the more aggressive Jessner.

Here’s what to expect:

It’s normal for flaking to begin within 2 to 3 days after the peel and be completed within about one week.  For best results, a number of peels are recommended spaced about 4 weeks apart to allow for proper rejuvenation.

For a period of time after a peel, your “new” skin will be sensitive to the sun, so the winter season is the perfect time to pamper your face.

These are just some of the Medispa peels and medical facials available:


Accelerated exfoliation, commonly called peeling, is a mainstay of esthetic practice. The immediate benefit of a light peel is a general brightening of the skin’s appearance. Peels come in varying strengths from very gentle lactic acid through to a more aggressive Jessner peel. Depending on desired results and peel used there may be minimal flaking of the skin with the lightest peels, to more significant peeling requiring some downtime. Immediately after a peel the skin is noticeably tighter and brighter. Peeling/flaking usually starts within 2-3 days and will be completed in about a week. Best results are seen with a series of peels.

Lactic Acid – $110

Our most gentle peel. This treatment helps brighten, exfoliate, even out skin complexion, hydrate, reduce acne and reduce appearance of pores. There will be minimal peeling and no downtime.

Peel Package: Purchase 3 for $300

MandeliClear Peel – $125

(Post procedure kit available for $25)

Will help strengthen and brighten the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation & rosacea. Our medical aesthetician will choose the appropriate formulation for your skin type and condition. Minimal downtime

Peel Package: Purchase 3 for $325

Jessner Peel – $200

(Includes a post procedure kit)

For those with more dramatic sun damage, wrinkling, oily and acneic skin, this deeper medium depth peel will effectively treat aging skin, acne, pigment disorders e.g. melasmas, smokers skin and stubborn/resilient skin types. Peeling will be more significant and may result in some downtime.

Peel Package: Purchase 3 for $525

(includes 3 post procedure kits)

All treatments can be boosted with a Vitamin A accelerator pending skin type and tolerance.

Celazome Medical Facials

All-natural Plant-based patented technology with unique gentle delivery system. Soothing, moisturizing, lightening and antibacterial properties.

Enzyme Exfoliating Medical Facial – $100

Improve skin clarity and texture with the gentle exfoliating action of this medical grade facial. Suitable for all skin types. Leaves skin brighter, healthier and stronger.

Hydrating Botanical Medical Facial – $100

Promoted cellular renewal and helps slow the signs of aging with its patented nanotechnology. Instant hydration for all skin types.

Facial Package: Purchase 3 for $275

No matter your skin type or condition, contact your Lotus Medispa professional for a consultation as to the proper skin care procedure that will unlock the brighter, more youthful beauty of you.

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Saturday Appointments now available!!!

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Here at Lotus, we are always striving to provide the best experience for our clients and patients.  We have so many wonderful treatments to offer in our Medispa, from medical laser treatments, peels, and skin care products to vein treatments, Botox and cosmetic fillers!  But we know that people have busy lives – it is not always possible to get your treatment during business hours.

That is why we are pleased to announce that (limited) Saturday appointments are now available!  You no longer need to rush to see us during lunch hour or at the end of the day.  Relax and take your time – our staff will look after you and make you look your best, without having to make compromises.

Call for your complimentary consultation now at 905.645.5640!

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Laser Hair Removal

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Are you tired of waxing, plucking, electrolysis?  Are you looking for a permanent solution?  There is no better time than now.  At Lotus Cosmetic Medispa, we offer permanent hair reduction, using state-of-the-art laser technology!  Not all lasers are created equal and we are proud to feature the Cynosure Elite laser system.  This revolutionary technology works on many different skin types and offers a permanent hair removal answer.

This is also the optimal season to begin treatment as laser sessions should ideally be scheduled when your skin is not tanned or exposed to sunlight.  If you begin treatment now, you should be smooth and hair-free before you know it!  We offer FREE laser hair removal consultations.  Call 905-645-5640 and book your complimentary laser hair removal appointment today!

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3D breast augmentation simulation!

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We are very proud to announce the arrival at Lotus of a brand new technology that will make choosing your breast implant much easier: 3D breast augmentation simulation!

We are one of the first Cosmetic Surgery Centres in Canada to offer this exciting new computer simulation.  Developed by a Swiss company named Crisalix, the process is simple, effective, and, of course, entirely secure and confidential.

Know what to expect before and after your breast augmentation surgery…

Stay tuned to my blog for more info or call the office today at 905.645.5640 and ask for your 3D consultation today!!

You can also visit these sites for more details:

Click here for an Online 3d simulations by Crisalix

Dr. Nicolas Hynes

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Open House – Thursday May 17th

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We have an exciting event coming up at Lotus: our Spring Open House! On Thursday, May 17th from 4:30 to 7:00 pm, we present What’s New for 2012! Some of the procedures and products we will be featuring include:

Body Contouring (presented by myself) – Tummy Tucks + Liposuction

Selphyl – a more natural alternative to fillers!

Obagi – the Nuderm system will transform your skin!

Peels – Learn how they can rejuvenate your skin!

Latisse – for longer eyelashes!

There will be prize draws and light refreshments.  Also, all Lotus Medispa services purchased at the Open House will be discounted 20%! So don’t delay – bring a friend and reserve a spot today as space is limited!  Call (905) 645-5640 and see you on the 17th!!

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Facelift Makes You Look 12 Years Younger

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New Study Helps Set Expectations for Recovery and Results after Facelift Surgery

– Patients who have undergone a facelift rate themselves as looking an average of 12 years younger after surgery, according to a study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

After a “significant” recovery period, the vast majority of patients undergoing facelift surgery are satisfied with their results, according to the study by Eric Swanson, MD, an ASPS Member Surgeon in private practice in Leawood, Kansas. “These findings support the recommendation of surgical facial rejuvenation to patients who wish to look younger,” Dr. Swanson writes.

For Most Patients, Facelift Improves Appearance and Quality of Life
Dr. Swanson performed a detailed analysis of the outcomes in 122 patients who had a facelift between 2002 and 2007. The patients were 82 women and 11 men, average age 57 years. The patients were interviewed an average of seven months after their operation. Most had other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, such as forehead lift and/or eyelid surgery, at the same time as their facelift.

The patients were highly satisfied with their results. The “average subjective reduction in apparent age” was 11.9 years, with a range of 0 to 27 years. Ninety-seven percent of patients said the results met their expectations. Forty percent rated the results even better than expected.

Nearly 90 percent of patients said they had received positive reactions from other people regarding their new appearance, while only seven percent reported negative reactions. More than 80 percent of patients reported improved self-esteem, and 70 percent reported improved quality of life.

Just over one-third of patients reported some type of complication, although these were mainly temporary problems (for example, dry eyes). Just two percent were unhappy with their scars.

New Insights into Expected Recovery Times
Dr. Swanson also asked in detail about recovery after facelift surgery. On a scale of 1 to 10, the average pain rating was 5. Pain lasted an average of ten days, with six days on prescription pain medications. Most patients felt that pain was about what they expected or less.

Recovery was fairly prolonged, with an average of 24 days off work. Patients resumed driving after about two weeks and were able to sleep comfortably again after about two-and-a-half weeks. Patients said it took about one month before they looked “presentable” in public and two-and-a-half months before they were “back to normal.”

Patient satisfaction and quality of life are key considerations in assessing the results of any type of surgical procedure. Yet few studies have evaluated these outcomes in patients undergoing facelift surgery for facial rejuvenation.

“Patients often inquire as to how painful the surgery will be, the length of recovery, and when they can get back to their normal activities, including return to work,” Dr. Swanson writes. “These questions merit investigation so that patients can be given reliable advice on what to expect.”

The new study provides important data on the expected results and recovery time after facelift surgery. Although results vary, most patients are highly satisfied with their results, reporting a more youthful appearance, improved self-esteem, and better quality of life. The results will be useful in counseling patients on what to expect before facelift surgery. “They may plan appropriately for surgery and avoid unwelcome surprises,” Dr. Swanson writes. “Well-informed patients are more likely to be satisfied.”

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

About ASPS

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. Representing more than 7,000 physician members, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 94 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the Society represents physicians certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


Source: Cosmetic Surgery News

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