Dr. Bahi

Cheers to a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous 2017!

We hope you had a wonderful holiday season…and we are sending you our best wishes for a fabulous 2017!

Many people make new year’s resolutions that tend not to stretch much further than January.  We have a great idea for a resolution for you, however, that you would actually be able to keep!

How about making a resolution to look and feel your very best?  Sounds awesome, right? 

  • What have you been putting off that that you have been wanting to try in terms of an anti-aging treatment?

  • Are you unhappy with your teeth and have been considering dental implants?

  • Would you prefer to have a slimmer or a more defined jawline?

  • How about cheek implants for more prominent looking cheekbones?

  • Chin augmentation to achieve a more balanced face?

  • Longer, thicker eyelashes to make your eyes really pop and take the hassle out of stick on lashes?

Whatever you have been thinking about, we encourage you to go for it!  You will likely love your results so much, you’ll be asking yourself “Why didn’t I do this earlier?”

Located in the Surrey area?

You can check out our full range of services at New England Oral & Facial Surgery then call us for an appointment to book a consultation and get the ball rolling: 604-507-0514.

 

 

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21 Things to Eat After Oral Surgery

After having oral surgery, including the removal of teeth, you may not have much of an appetite right off the bat, but if you do, you may be stuck when it comes to deciding what to eat.

You will want to choose foods that are soft, easy to consume, and will satisfy your hunger. Avoid anything that is hard to chew, spicy, acidic, or crunchy!

Oh, and be sure not to use a straw for liquids, as they can disrupt healing…and create dry sockets.

Here is the list:

  1. Jello
  2. Chicken, beef, or veggie broth
  3. Mashed bananas
  4. Oatmeal
  5. Mashed avocado
  6. Applesauce
  7. Porridge
  8. Custard
  9. Ice Cream
  10. Scrambled Eggs
  11. Mashed Potatoes
  12. Cheesecake (yes, you deserve a treat!)
  13. Cottage cheese
  14. Pudding
  15. Risotto
  16. Puree Soups
  17. Smoothies
  18. Yogurt
  19. Popsicles
  20. Pasta (well cooked)
  21. Mac & cheese

Looking for a top oral surgeon in Surrey? Call New England Oral & Facial Surgery and book a consultation today!

 

 

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Boost Your Self-Esteem with Cosmetic Facial Surgery

You may be going back and forth on the idea of cosmetic facial surgery and wondering if it’s a good choice for you. Chances are if you are reading this right now, you are leaning towards yes, but may just need a little more convincing.

Most people have at least one thing that they would like to change about their appearance – whether that be something major, or something that might only be noticeable to them. Some people are content to live without changing, which may be due to fear of the unknown. That said, more and more people are choosing to undergo a certain procedure to feel more confident and boost their self-esteem…and that is great! Who doesn’t want to feel better about themselves, and if something like this can help, why not go for it?

Tweaking or changing your appearance can make you feel more comfortable in your own skin. It can make you happier and better able to focus on other areas of your life – both personally and professionally, because you will no longer be distracted by something that has been bothering you.

What type of procedure have you been considering? Check out what we offer HERE at New England Facial & Cosmetic Surgery in Surrey, BC. Then, book an appointment to come see us for a consultation. What are you waiting for?

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Why You Should Try the Obaji Nu-Derm Skin Care System

Millions of people have reaped the benefits of the Obagi Nu-Derm Skin Care System. Do you want to know if this would be a great addition to your life too?

The Obaji Nu-Derm System:

  • Can correct fine lines
  • Can correct the hyperpigmentation related to the sun or hormones (melasma)
  • Can help restore skin complexion
  • Can help produce dermal collagen

What are the Key Benefits?

  • It sloughs off dead cells and stimulates creation of new cells
  • It supports the body’s natural rejuvenation and regeneration process
  • It contributes to a more youthful complexion, as it reveals healthier and younger skin
  • It helps cleanse layers of the skin of impurities, which helps to tone and balance the skin
  • It treats specific skin problems
  • It is great for hydration
  • It protects the surface of the skin

Aging is inevitable, but with the Obaji Skin Care System, you can at least slow it down, protect your skin better, and maintain your youthfulness for a longer period of time.

Treatment is usually four to five months, but this can vary depending on the needs of each patient.

It can also be a great addition to anyone who has undergone any type of cosmetic facial surgery.

To get the Obaji Skin Care System in Surrey, call us at New England Oral & Cosmetic Facial Surgery!

 

 

 

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5 Golden Rules for Taking Care of Your Skin After Cosmetic Facial Surgery

It is always important to take good care of your skin, but if you have plans to undergo any type of cosmetic facial surgery procedure, this importance increases exponentially.

Follow these 5 golden rules for the well-being of your skin after cosmetic surgery:

1.  Treat your skin like baby skin.  Be extra gentle and be sure to use hypoallergenic products and fragrance-free moisturizers.  If your skin is really red, this will help to prevent pigmentation and heal without any discoloration.

2. Keep well hydrated – it is recommended to drink 8 glasses of water each day on a regular basis – but even MORE important to do so after surgery to help rejuvenate your skin from the inside out. Water also helps flush toxins out of your system.

3. Be obsessive about protecting your skin from the damaging rays of the sun. Avoid sun altogether for the first few days after surgery…and once you are out and about again, slather on the sunblock.

4. Avoid picking at your skin – this can only put you at risk for scarring and infection. You really need to just let your wounds heal naturally.

5.  Refrain from taking part in any strenuous activities…and don’t shy away from taking time away from work until you feel better. Focus on resting and recovering vs. adding more stress to your body.

Have more questions about aftercare for cosmetic facial surgery or want to book a consultation?  Contact the top oral surgeon in Surrey – New England Oral & Facial Cosmetic Surgery today!

 

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Signs and Symptoms of Oral Cancer

The term “cancer” is enough to give anyone a panic attack.  This is why it is so important to get regular checkups and see the doctor if something ever feels off anywhere in your body.  This goes for your mouth too.  Like with other many other cancers, if detected early enough, chances of successful treatment are good.

When dentists examine your mouth, they look for signs of cancer – but since it is your body – it is also up to you to point out any concerns or abnormalities you may have noticed.  This includes the tongue, throat, mouth, lips, salivary glands, sinuses, pharynx, and larynx.

If you discover any of the following signs or symptoms, visit your doctor immediately:

  • Lumps, sores, thick patches, or swelling anywhere in or around your mouth or throat
  • The uncomfortable feeling that something may be stuck in your throat
  • Lingering sore throat or issues with your voice
  • White or red lesions on your lips or mouth
  • The uncomfortable feeling that something may be stuck in your throat
  • Pain, tenderness, or numbness on your tongue or in and around your mouth
  • Pain in one of your ears
  • Difficulty swallowing, chewing, or speaking
  • Trouble moving your jaw or tongue
  • Loose teeth

Tobacco can put you at a much higher risk for oral cancer.  Stats show that up to 90% of people who have oral cancer consume tobacco.  Another great reason to quit this terrible habit!

Heavy alcohol use can also be a contributing factor…and this increases if you use both tobacco and alcohol.

It is very important to have a diet high in nutrients.  People who are deficient in healthy foods are also at a higher risk and do not have as strong of an immune system.

In sum, stay away from tobacco and alcohol, eat healthy, practice good oral hygiene, and keep an eye open for anything unusual.  It is always better to get something checked out even if you aren’t sure that it may be serious…than to not get it checked at all.

Have more questions about oral pathology in Surrey, call us at New England Oral & Facial Surgery today!

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What You Need to Know About Cosmetic Earlobe Repair

Not happy with how your earlobes look? Well, you don’t have to deal with earlobes that you feel self-conscious about…thanks to cosmetic surgery!

Some reasons why people may wish to seek earlobe repair surgery:

  • Too many years of wearing earrings that are too heavy and have weighed down earlobes, causing them to stretch
  • To close up unwanted earlobe holes
  • To repair split or torn earlobes
  • To change the shape of earlobes

And great news – the procedure is very safe and requires very little downtime.

How long does this procedure take?

The procedure takes less than an hour.

How long is the recovery time?

You can expect to recover in just one week!

Can I pierce my ears after ear lobe repair?

Yes!  It is recommended that you wait a couple of months to get them pierced after surgery though.

Questions about earlobe repair aftercare?  CLICK HERE!

Located in the Vancouver / Surrey area and interested in booking a consultation with Dr. K. Bahi? Call us today!

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Common Reasons for Undergoing Oral Surgery

To be in good overall health, you need to have good oral health.  The bacteria that originates in the mouth can travel throughout the body and cause various serious health problems. This is why it is so critical to stay on top of any oral issues that arise.

Oral surgery is any procedure that involves cutting into or removing tissue from your mouth such as wisdom tooth removal, gum surgery, correcting jaw issues, or getting dental implants.

The most common reasons for undergoing oral surgery include:

Pain from wisdom teeth when wisdom teeth start to cause pain, swelling, or infection, they need to be surgically removed.

Missing teeth – if you have missing teeth, the best solution that will be as close to the real thing as possible are dental implants.  They require a highly skilled oral surgeon with absolute precision to get the desired results.

Not enough jaw bone mass – if you require dental implants, you need to have adequate jaw bone density.  If you do not have enough, bone grafting is a solution.

Oral cancer and abnormal lesions or growths – surgery is crucial to remove affected tissues if oral cancer is present.  Biopsies can be performed on abnormal lesions and growths to determine if they need to be removed.  It is always a good idea to remove anything abnormal to be proactive.

Facial trauma – you may need to get oral surgery if your facial structures such as teeth and bones have been damaged.

Infected roots of teeth – if tooth infections cannot be treated with root canal therapy, it may be necessary to get a surgical procedure called an apicoectomy to remove the tip of the root.

Temporomandibular joint disorder and bite problems – if you have bite problems, you may benefit from corrective jaw surgery so that the upper and lower jaws meet properly.  Jaw surgery can also alleviate symptoms of TMJ.

Whatever your oral surgery needs, top oral surgeon in Surrey / Vancouver, Dr. K. Bahi has extensive experience and training to provide you with the best possible results.  Call New England Oral & Facial Surgery to book a consultation for oral surgery today!

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Should You Get a Chin Implant?

Are you considering getting a chin implant, or just want more information about them?

Chin surgery is performed for a couple of reasons: to either augment a weak or receding chin, or to help balance out other facial features. It helps people improve their appearance by changing the contours of their face.

A strong chin is considered to be very attractive. Chin implants can be combined with cheek implants, a facelift, or a nose job if the goal is to achieve complete facial balance.

The implants look like normal bone – and it won’t be really obvious for anyone to be able to tell that you had this surgery. If anything, they will be mentioning how great you look – more handsome / beautiful and youthful, without being over the top! It can also improve your neckline, make your nose appear smaller, and make your face look less round.

Before the implant is inserted, different sizers are used to determine which size will work best for you.

In summary, a chin implant can be one of the most satisfying cosmetic facial procedures. If you are in the Vancouver / Surrey area, call us to book an appointment for a consultation and we will answer all of your questions!

 

 

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Refresh & Rejuvenate Your Face with a Chemical Peel

If you haven’t yet experienced a chemical peel, you have likely heard of them.  Once you know more about how they work and how they can benefit you, it’s likely you will want to book an appointment to get one!

Skin imperfections are caused by acne, sun damage, aging, and a buildup of dead skin cells which clog the pores.  You may find that your skin has rough patches, is dry, has sun spots, freckles, fine lines, and wrinkles.

With a chemical peel, you can greatly reduce these imperfections and improve the look and feel of your skin.

How does it work?

Chemical peels are safe.  The solution that is applied to your skin is non-toxic.

The solution gently resurfaces and polishes the skin, with the goal of removing the top layers of skin that may be damaged.

New cell growth and collagen is stimulated to reveal younger, plumper, tighter, and healthier looking skin.

Sounds great, right?

Treat yourself to fresher skin. if you are located in the Surrey or Vancouver area,  call us to book an appointment for a chemical peel today!

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