May 9

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By inserting an implant behind each breast, Dr. Niessen is able to increase a woman’s bust line by one or more cup sizes. Breast enhancement is usually done to enhance the body contour of a woman who, for personal reasons, feels her breast size is too small, to balance a difference in breast size or to fill in breast volume loss due to pregnancy or breast-feeding.  

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Apr 20

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Are you getting ready for bathing suit...

Despite good health and a reasonable level of exercise, some people may still have a body with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. These areas may be due to family traits rather than a lack of weight control or fitness. Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and proportion, and ultimately enhancing your self-image. Dr. Niessen also offers Lipodissolve.  Are either of these procedures right for you?

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Apr 8

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Are you looking for a board certified...

Dr. Marcus P. Niessen obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1991. He completed his residency in plastic surgery at the University of Western Ontario. He then completed a fellowship at University Hospital in London, ON. Dr. Niessen is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, with a specialist’s designation in Plastic Surgery, which he obtained in 1997.

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Mar 30

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Recovery from Breast Lift surgery

After your breast lift surgery, you will wear a surgical bra or an elastic bandage over the gauze dressing. You will experience bruising on your breasts, discomfort and swelling for a day or two. Dr. Niessen will prescribe medication for the pain. Within ten days of your breast lift, your surgical bandage will be removed and replaced by a soft support bra. See if breast lift surgery is right for you.

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Mar 19

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Recovery from Abdominoplasty Surgery

After your abdominoplasty surgery, you will have drains in place to drain fluid from the surgical site. The drains will be removed when drainage has slowed or stopped. For the first one to two weeks, your abdomen will likely be swollen. Discomfort will be controlled by medication. You will have a gauze dressing on your abdomen, covered by an abdominal compression garment. Patients typically wear this for 6 weeks. Sutures are removed at approximately ten days.

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Mar 4

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Do you need a breast lift?

A mastopexy, or “breast lift” is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. Factors such as pregnancy, nursing and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman’s breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts will often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag.

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Feb 14

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Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone gel implants are made of a gel filler that acts as a solid unit rather than a liquid. The gel holds together uniformly, while retaining the natural “give” that resembles actual breast tissue. Gel-filled breast implants use gel that is cohesive, safe and aesthetically pleasing. Silicone Gel-Filled Implants are offered in either a round style gel implant or a contour (anatomic) shaped gel implant.   See if silicone breast implants are right for you!

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Feb 6

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Placement of Breast Implants

We receive many questions about placement of breast implants from our patients. When a patient has breast augmentation surgery, the breast implant can either be placed partially under the pectoralis major muscle (submuscular) or on top of the muscle and under the breast gland (subglandular). Let Dr. Niessen help you decide which placement would be best for you.

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Jan 28

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Lipodissolve

Lipolysis injections or Lipodissolve must not be regarded as a new miracle drug for weight reduction. When it comes to fat deposits which can not be eliminated by diet or exercise, Lipodissolve initiates a process during which fat is melted away and then eliminated from the body via the usual metabolic process. See if Lipodissolve is right for you.

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Jan 20

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Breastfeeding and Breast Implants

Many women with breast implants have successfully breast fed their babies.  A peri-areolar incision is more likely to affect this ability.  Some women experience mastitis, inflammation of the breast ducts, during this time, which can also cause capsular contracture.  Taking antibiotics when symptoms first appear may minimize the potential of this problem.

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Jan 8

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New Year's Resolutions!

After the holidays, many people make a New Year’s resolution to get into better shape, either for their self-esteem or health reasons.   Many are trying to rid themselves of the extra pounds they put on, while celebrating the holidays.  We can help with this.  Despite good health and a reasonable level of exercise, some people may still have a body with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. These areas can be treated with either liposuction orLipodissolve. Meet with Dr. Niessen to discuss which procedure would be best for you.

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Dec 31

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Wearing an under wire bra after breast...

Dr. Niessen asks that women wait 2 months before wearing an under wire bra, after having had either breast implant or breast lift surgery. Your body is forming scar tissue around the breast implant for this period.   During this time, the pressure from the under wire bra could cause irritation to your incision, and we suggest women wear a sports bra during their recovery time.

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Dec 24

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Mentor's Breast Implants

We offer breast implants that are manufactured by Mentor Canada.  Your decision to use Mentor breast implants for your breast augmentation is a personal, long-term decision.  Because breast implants may not last your entire lifetime, Mentor supports your decision by strongly standing behind their Lifetime Product Replacement Policy.  Should you have a problem with your breast implant, Mentor will replace it free of charge.

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Dec 14

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Treatment areas for Lipodissolve

With injection lipolysis or Lipodissolves increasing popularity, we have many patients calling the office wishing to know what areas can be treated with Lipolysis. We tell them we are able to treat: Face:  double chins and jowls Body: saddlebags, inner thighs, lower buttocks, love handles, hips, upper and lower abdomen, upper arms, knees. Cellulite: Yes, it is also used to treat cellulite! Meet with Dr. Niessen to see if Lipodissove is right for you.

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Dec 4

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Smoking and Cosmetic Surgery

Smoking causes the blood vessels to constrict, reducing the blood supply and the oxygen carried by the blood to the surgical area. The tissues need this blood supply and the oxygen that the blood carries in order to heal. When the blood supply is reduced the tissues heal more slowly. Whether you are having a breast augmentation, a mastopexy, an abdominoplasty or another procedure, you should plan to quit six weeks prior to your surgery.

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Nov 17

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Is Lipodissolve safe?

Lipodissolve is perfectly safe.  Phosphatidylcholine (PPC) is a component of every cell in our body. As well, PPC is produced naturally by our bodies. It is highly concentrated in liver cells and fat cells and is a large part of nerve cells. PPC injected to dissolve stubborn fat deposits is derived from the soy plant. It has been used in other fields of medicine to treat fat embolism in the lung and for lowering blood cholesterol levels. When PPC is injected into fat cells, it has a detergent like effect and causes fat cells to…

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