Bigger or Just Higher?

April 15, 2021
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One of the more unfortunate parts of aging is the effect gravity has on seemingly all of our tissues. Women’s breasts don’t get a reprieve. Unfortunately, sagging in the breasts is also accentuated by pregnancy, breastfeeding, and changes in weight. What were once firm breasts that sat high on the chest are now drooping and …

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Removing Breast Implants

March 15, 2021
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While breast augmentation continues to be a very popular procedure in Canada, with over 20,000 patients opting to increase their breast size with implants, more women are also opting to have their implants removed. Dr. Frank performs breast implant removal surgery at his Calgary practice. Concern about lymphoma When Health Canada announced a ban on …

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Men, Now Is a Good Time to Address Your Enlarged Breasts

February 14, 2021
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Other than changing into our hockey pads for our beer league games, a Calgary winter doesn’t feature many situations where you need to take your shirt off around anyone other than your spouse or partner. Phew. If you’re saddled with enlarged male breasts, you’re likely self-conscious about removing your shirt when around others. And that …

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About the Recall of Biocell Textured Implants

January 15, 2021
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As if the past year of the coronavirus haven’t made us all anxious enough, if you’ve also been considering breast augmentation you may have heard some other news that made you anxious. Health Canada and the U.S.’s FDA recalled a certain type of breast implant, and you’re now wondering what’s up with that. Since Dr. …

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Large Natural Breasts Can Be a Pain

December 15, 2020
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Although liposuction passed breast augmentation as the most popular cosmetic surgery in Canada in 2019, breast augmentation isn’t far behind. That’s why it’s hard for some people to understand why a woman would opt to have Dr. Frank surgically reduce the size of her breasts, usually by two or more cup sizes with breast reduction. …

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Do Uneven Breasts Make You Self-Conscious?

November 15, 2020
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Many women have uneven breasts. It’s a very common fact of anatomy affecting roughly one half of all women. But sometimes, asymmetry can make a woman feel self-conscious when naked or in a swimsuit. No one should feel that way about her body. To help get past these thoughts, Dr. Frank offers various options to …

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Nose Surgery Recovery Timeline

September 15, 2020
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While very rewarding for our patients from Calgary and the surrounding areas, nose surgery involves a fairly difficult recovery. There’s no way around it due to the tissue trauma created by this surgery. Your eyes will probably blacken. You’ll have swelling come and go (usually in the evenings) for weeks. You’ll need some patience. But …

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Repairing Your Earlobe

July 15, 2020
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In Calgary, you see all kinds of earrings; they’re a popular fashion accessory for the face. Big hoops, heavy danglers, even gauges — they all are saying something about the wearer’s style. Unfortunately, your earlobes didn’t get to vote on your choices for ear adornment. As a result, they can be torn, stretched, or otherwise …

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Downsizing Your Breasts

June 15, 2020
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These days, it seems everyone wants to have larger breasts. Canada doesn’t track cosmetic surgery numbers the same way the U.S. does, but you can assume the trends are similar. Breast augmentation was the most popular cosmetic surgery in the U.S. in 2018. In 2018 313,735 U.S. women had breast augmentation. That was a 48 …

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Is There an Age Limit for Male Breast Reduction?

May 15, 2020
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It’s not unusual for a woman with overly large natural breasts to seek to have reduction surgery. The reasons are often a mix of both physical and emotional, even social factors. Conversely, while many men suffer from enlarged breasts, a condition clinically known as gynecomastia, few have the surgery with Dr. Frank to correct the …

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