Dr. Bahi

What Can I Do for a Double Chin?

Feeling hopeless if you have a double chin? We have the answer…AND it’s permanent. It’s called Belkyra!

What is Belkyra?

Belkyra is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is a type of substance that occurs naturally in your body. It has the ability to get rid of your fat cell membranes. 

How Does it Work?

Belkyra is injected and then the fat is then released and eliminated naturally from your body. Those fat cells do not come back after they are destroyed. (However, please note that if you gain weight, your body will produce more fat cells. Therefore, you still need to make healthy eating and fitness a top priority.

Oh, and did we mention it can be done in just a few minutes?!

Call us to book an appointment today for Belkya in Surrey & surrounding areas: 604-507-0514.

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5 Reasons to Get Dental Implants

Are you insecure about your smile? Do you have damaged or missing teeth?  Dental implants may be the perfect solution for you!

Why are dental implants a great choice?

(1) They are made to match your natural teeth. No one would even know you have dental implants!

(2) They feel, fit, and function like real teeth.  Plus, they’re super strong and durable.

(3) They will not interfere with the shape of your face, jawline, or smile.

(4) They’re always in place, unlike dentures that can fall out or get loose.

(5) You cannot get cavities in them.

Overall, oral implants will renew your confidence and make you feel great.

Call us to book a consultation with our oral surgeon in Surrey today! What have you got to lose?

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Not Enough Jawbone Volume to Get Dental Implants?

As you know, there is no better solution for missing teeth than dental implants. They replace your missing roots and support the artificial teeth. This results in having the closest possible thing to real teeth.

However, in order for your dental surgeon to be able to provide you with dental implants, you need to have enough jawbone to support them. This adequate amount of jawbone needs to be in the right location, and of proper width and height.

Why don’t some people have enough jawbone?

  • Injury – if you have suffered with an infection or a blow to your jaw, it can cause your bone to recede
  • A bad case of periodontal disease (gum disease) – this can permanently damage your and lead to instability of the teeth
  • Tooth removal – if you have had teeth extracted, you may have lost bone in this area…also known as a “bone defect”

    Good news! There is a solution!

    The solution is called “bone grafting”. This procedure restores your receded or damaged jawbone by increasing the height and width of your jawbone. Basically, it fills in the voids and defects in your bone.

    What does bone grafting do?

  • Corrects deformities
  • Stabilizes and helps restore the foundation of the jaw
  • Restructures your bone to provide added support
  • Limits or prevents bone recession
    If you are interested to come in for a consultation for bone grafting and/or dental implants in Surrey, please call us: 604-507-0514
    . You’ll be one step closer to having the smile of your dreams!

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Why You Don’t Have to be Fearful of Dental Implant Surgery

The thought of dental implants can seem overwhelming, but in the big scheme of things, it’s a fairly minor procedure. This is partly because everything is mapped out ahead of time. There are no “unknowns”.

Worried about getting anesthesia? Don’t be. Dental implant surgery can be done with local anesthesia, meaning the surgeon numbs the site where the implant is placed, as well as the surrounding tissues. Therefore, you don’t have to stress about getting put to sleep. You’ll be awake, but very comfortable, and aware as to what is going on.

Does the thought of it still make you feel extra anxious? Your surgeon can also provide you with an anti- anxiety or sedative medication to ease your nerves.

Fearful of the pain AFTER the procedure is complete? Some people may require a more intense pain reliever, but you’ll be pleased to hear that most people find aspirin or ibuprofen to be sufficient for the discomfort.

Your implant sites will heal quite quickly, with a very high success rate. Then it’s just a few weeks for the bone integration to take place before your surgeon attaches the crown, and you’ll be set for several years with a strong, confident, and beautiful smile. Sounds pretty amazing, right?!

For dental implants in Surrey, please call us to book a consultation today..and regain confidence in your smile!

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Melanoma Is A Lot More Prevalent Than You May Realize

It’s one thing to get cosmetic facial procedures to look and feel your very best, but it’s so important to not lose sight of the fact that you need to protect your skin as well.

Did you know about these estimated statistics from the Canadian Cancer Society for 2020?

  • 8000 Canadians will be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer (4400 men & 3600 women)
  • 1300 Canadians will die from melanoma skin cancer (870 men & 450 women)

Pretty alarming, right?

When skin cancer is detected early, followed by treatment, the chances of survival are much higher. This is why you really need to keep on top of your health.

Check your skin on a regular basis for any changes. The more often you check, the easier you will notice that something is different. This means examining every square inch of your body in a well-lit bathroom. Use a handheld mirror so you can check your back or ask someone to help you.

Things to look for:

  • Moles that have changed shape, size, or color
  • Sores that don’t seem to be healing
  • A growth that is irritated or itchy
  • Red patches (may be rough and/or scaly)
  • Raised bumps or lumps that have an indentation
  • Smooth, shiny bumps or lumps that are pink, red, or pearly white
  • Areas that look like scars that appear yellow or pale white

What do you do if you notice something?

Make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. It’s always better to have things checked than assume it’s no big deal. It could literally save your life!

Your doctor will look you over and possibly refer you to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. They may also order a biopsy to rule out cancer.

What else can you do to be proactive?

  • Stay out of the sun as much as possible in peak hours, when the sun is most intense.
  • Avoid tanning. Sure, it can boost your confidence to have a nice tan, but it’s way safer and healthier to use a tanning cream or get a spray tan for the desired effect. Please note that tanning beds are the most dangerous culprits, increasing your chances by 75%.
  • Always wear sunscreen (even on cloudy days and in the winter) with an SPF of at least 30. Apply it often. If you are in the Surrey, BC area come see us for high quality skincare products.
  • Wear protective clothing, such as long sleeves, sunglasses, and hats.

People often think that melanoma is the type of thing that happens to other people. Remember, that no one is immune to this. It’s ALWAYS a million times better to be safe, than sorry.

Looking for a consultation for cosmetic facial procedures or dental implants in Surrey? Please check out our services and call us to book: 604-507-0514.

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Do Dental Implants Get Sensitive to Hot & Cold?

People may suffer from sensitive teeth if their roots are exposed due to gum recession. It goes without saying that dealing with sensitive teeth can be rather bothersome and uncomfortable. They may even restrict you from eating and drinking whatever you like.

If you have struggled with the inconvenience of sensitivity in the past, it makes sense that you may be concerned that the same issue would arise with dental implants. We have good news though! As dental implants do not have roots that can be exposed, you would not encounter this problem.

That said though, if you were to have some type of cosmetic or restorative procedures, you may experience temporary sensitivity in your mouth. This is because your gums and nerve tissues may be affected. Luckily, this will likely go away within a week or two.

If you’re looking for dental implants in Surrey, BC, please call us at New England Oral & Cosmetic Facial Surgery to book an appointment for a consultation.

 

 

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New England Oral & Cosmetic Facial Surgery Has RE-OPENED!

We are as relieved as all of you that the curve has been able to flatten in our province enough to start the return to regular life, one step at a time, thanks to social distancing and stay-at-home efforts. As you may have heard, the BC Government has given the green light for clinics to resume work. We are pleased to announce that we are NOW OPEN!

So, how is that going to look in terms of our oral and cosmetic facial surgery services?

Patients can expect pre-appointment telephone screening regarding Covid-19 symptoms. If anyone is feeling unwell or displaying symptoms, they will be kindly asked to wait until they are healthy, as not to put any staff or other patients at potential risk.

We will also stagger appointments to have minimal people at the clinic at any given time, as well as to keep the waiting room as sparse as possible.

Patients who need urgent treatment for dental implants or cosmetic facial procedures will be prioritized.  As you can imagine, there will be somewhat of a backlog, as we have been closed since the shutdown in March.

Plexiglass shields will be placed between administrative staff and patients for checking-in and payments. Patients will also have the option to pay by phone for limited interaction.

Our team will be working hard to ensure that we continue to exceed industry standards in health and safety.

Please call us at New England Oral & Cosmetic Facial Surgery with any questions you may have or to pre-book your appointment at 604-507-0514.

We look forward to seeing you in-person again soon!

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Can You Feel the Screw from Your Dental Implant?

Despite your dental implant specialist giving you the run-down about your dental implants before and after surgery, there is always a chance that something may end up feeling “off”. When something doesn’t feel right, you definitely don’t want to just ignore it or hope that it resolves itself. You also don’t want to panic.

One of the issues that may arise could involve a screw. If you can feel the screw from your dental implant, call your dental implant provider at your earliest convenience. They will do a scan to be able to see exactly what is going on and diagnose the issue.

It is rare the dental implants fail, but as with anything, there is always a possibility that something could go wrong … especially with patients who have fragile bones.

You always want to be sure to have a board-certified professional placing the dental implants in your mouth. If you located in the Surrey, BC area, your top choice in oral surgery is Dr. K. Bahi at New England Oral & Cosmetic Facial Surgery. We use the latest and safest technology.

Call our clinic today to book a consultation: 604-507-0514.

 

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Tips for Keeping Your Skin Healthy While Quarantining During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Most people are stuck at home, anxiously awaiting the Coronavirus situation to get under control. But just because you are at home, that doesn’t mean that it’s ok to slack off on your skincare routine.

When you are spending most of your time indoors and find yourself under stress, you may notice that your skin has lost some of it’s natural glow, even if you aren’t around outdoor pollutants or covering your face with makeup.

So what’s the number one task you need to prioritize? You need to MOISTURIZE!

Moisturizing isn’t just for your face. It’s for your whole body. And at a time like this when we are encouraged to wash our hands several times a day, you really need to replenish the moisture in your hands with lotion, or even olive oil or coconut oil. It’s also a good idea to treat your feet. Applying oil and then covering your hands with gloves or covering your feet with socks for 15 to 20 minutes a day can really work wonders.

Plus, in addition to using moisturizer on your face, it’s also a good idea to incorporate toner and serum. The more layers of hydration you have, the more plump and hydrated your skin will be.

And even if you aren’t wearing makeup, because you are just lounging around, it’s still important to wash your face in the morning when you wake up, and in the evening before you go to bed. Exfoliating a few times a week is also key in preventing oil, bacteria, debris, and dead skin to build up, as this can lead to breakouts. And at a time of stress, you’re going to be more susceptible to breakouts as well, which is even more reason to take exfoliation seriously.

Shorter, more tepid showers can be of benefit as too. Longer, hot showers risk stripping away your skin’s natural layer of oil. You would then apply lotion after to seal in moisture.

Lastly, drink plenty of water and get a lot of sleep…because when you don’t get enough of both of these, it affects how you feel on the inside and shows how you feel on the outside.

Call us for more information about Obagi Skin Care in Surrey or cosmetic facial surgery in Surrey today!

 

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The Difference Between Seeing Your Dentist & An Oral Surgeon

So, you need to get a procedure done and some people may tell you to just go to your dentist, while others may tell you to go to an oral surgeon. Here’s the difference:

The main scope of work for General Dentists includes:

  • Oral exams
  • Teeth cleanings
  • Sealants
  • Crowns
  • Fillings
  • Root canals
  • Gum care

Your dentist may also perform minor surgical procedures, tooth extractions, and dental implants.

When it comes to oral surgeons, they usually have extensive training in one or more particular areas. The main scope of work for Oral Surgeons includes:

  • Dental implants
  • Tooth extraction, including impacted teeth
  • Abscessed teeth
  • Traumatic injury
  • Restructuring of bone and gum tissue
  • Jaw misalignment
  • Bone loss
  • Chronic diseases or conditions of the mouth
  • Oral cancer and removal of tumors

Some oral and maxillofacial surgeons will require referrals for all patients, which you would get from either your dentist or doctor. Exceptions may be able to be made for emergencies.

For more information about your specific situation, call your dentist or nearby oral surgeon’s office. For oral surgery in Surrey, call us at New England Oral & Cosmetic Facial Surgery: 604-507-0514.

 

 

 

 

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