Cosmetic Surgery in Liverpool

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Victims of cosmetic surgery cowboys

Jul 17 2011 by Matthew Barbour, The People

WOMEN attracted by bargain ­offers have rushed to sign up for ­cosmetic ­surgery that has led to a series of ­devastating results, the patients have claimed.

 Clinics are luring thousands of ­takers for nose jobs, breast implants and facelifts with ­discounts of at least HALF PRICE.

 Mum Rita Nugent, 29, was delighted to save a few ­thousand pounds on an op but she ended up ­DISFIGURED.

 She said: “These types of clinics attract people who haven’t got much money. People I know got bank loans to pay.

 “In my opinion they don’t care about their patients. They just want to get as much money as possible.

 “Women must remember they’re not buying a second-hand car. They’re having a major operation on their body.”

 A People investigation found one clinic where at least five women claim they were left with injuries after their ­procedures went ­wrong. Rita was one.

She told us: “I decided to fix a bump on the bridge of my nose and a lot of the clinics were quoting me up to €5,500.”

 When Rita, a full-time mum to Caleb, six, saw a clinic offering to do it for €2,200, it was too good to resist.

 But she said: “Alarm bells should have started ringing when the first consultation lasted little more than 10 minutes.

 Damaged

 “And within half an hour of leaving I had a call on my mobile from the clinic manager saying I would lose my slot if I didn’t pay by that afternoon.

 “I called back and paid up in full. Then five days later I had an appointment at the clinic to have the op.

“They gave me no time to reconsider. They just wanted to seal the deal.”

 Things started to go badly wrong ­almost immediately after surgery.

 Rita said: “I woke up afterwards and when I looked in a mirror I had ­congealed blood all over my face.

 “It was like ­something from a horror movie. I asked to speak to the surgeon to ask what happened but I was told by a nurse he wasn’t available.

 “Later that day I was discharged and given some paracetamol. For the next three days I kept calling the clinic but got no reply so I just decided to go there.

 “I had stitches all over the septum in the middle of my nose. I was in severe pain. I had a terrible taste in the back of my mouth and I was ­generally unwell.

 “The surgeon persuaded me I had to give it more time to heal.

 “But he still didn’t explain why the tip of my nose had been so damaged.”

 Over the next eight weeks Rita ­said she returned several times for stitches to be taken out but never saw her original ­surgeon, Dr Adeyinka Adeogba.

 The wounds took six months to heal, by which point part of Rita’s nose had caved in, as our picture shows.

 She believed her only option was to return every two to three weeks for a year to have fillers injected into her nose.

 Rita, from Liverpool, said: “My nose still looked like a mess. It was only after I was told I could get it fixed on the NHS if I had a referral from my GP that I finally had reconstructive surgery.”

 Some of the other pictures of women after operations at the clinic – the Birkdale, in Crosby, Liverpool, are too horrific to publish in a family newspaper.Another woman operated on by Dr Adeogba revealed her horrific injuries after she went for breast implants.

 The bank worker, 30, who is too ­embarrassed to give her identity, saw a Birkdale advert offering €550 off.

 After a consultation in August 2010 with Dr Adeogba she said she took out a loan of €5,500 to pay for implants.

 He told us: “Everything about him and his clinic seemed very clean and efficient.” But four days after her operation she said her left nipple started oozing fluid.

 A Birkdale duty nurse ­reassured her the problem would go away. But it didn’t. The left nipple started to turn black.

Finally she went to an NHS hospital where she said they told her there was permanent blood-supply damage.

 To save catastrophic harm the implants were taken out immediately – but she lost half of her left breast.

 Tearfully, she said: “My wedding is ­going ahead next month but I could never wear a bikini on honeymoon now.”

 Three years ago another patient, Michelle Hemmings, 36, had breast ­implants from a different surgeon at Birkdale. Michelle, an office ­manager from Liverpool, said: “I woke up and saw a ­dressing on my stomach. The surgeon said they had dropped cauterising ­instruments on to me by mistake.

 “I’m now left with burn scars on my ­stomach and I can’t wear a bikini.”

 Wields

 The Birkdale, which also has an address in London’s Harley Street, has been ­heavily advertising cut-price cosmetic surgery such as boob jobs for €2,200 in a link-up with Groupon.co.uk.

 The Independent Healthcare Advisory Service said: “Breast augmentation ­simply can’t be done safely at these prices.”

 The General Medical Council said they have had no complaints about Dr Adeogba. Birkdale director Dr Promod Bhatnagar said: “The clinic cannot be held responsible for surgical outcomes. It is the surgeon who wields the knife, not Birkdale staff.

 “The clinic makes sure surgeons are fully qualified. Surgeons you refer to in your article are on the specialist register of the GMC. It is the GMC that deals with any concerns about competence.

 “Even though the clinic is not ­responsible for surgeons’ acts, it does make sure surgeons with right skills and qualifications are allowed to practise there. There have been about eight cases which had ongoing concerns.

 “What a client pays for the surgery has nothing to do with the treatment they receive. You get the same quality.”

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Despite condemnation from UK surgeons which was dubbed ‘insane’ and ‘depraved by Dr Fazel Fatah, consultant plastic surgeon and President of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the “Plastic Surgery Lottery Party” went ahead in a London night club.

Miss Burges and Beryl Atkins, director of Birmingham cosmetic surgery clinic Transpire, defended the event and explained that the winner would need to pass strict screening before undergoing any surgery. Miss Atkins commented ‘This is not something we are doing on a whim,’  

The controversial event had received widespread criticism from surgeons and womens groups but one winner was drawn from the hat and is now in line to have £4,000 worth of plastic surgery of her choice.

After buying a £25 ticket to the event, Lesley Towle picked up the prize , which was staged in the Clubten nightclub in East London and filmed for Living TV.  

The runner up prize was a course of Botox, while other prizes included teeth whitening, semi-permanent makeup and pole dancing lessons.

 

Plastic fantastic: Sarah Burge and Beryl Atkins hosted the first plastic surgery lottery party at The Ten Club in East London

Sarah Burge and Beryl Atkins hosted the first plastic surgery lottery party at The Ten Club in East London 

According to consultant plastic surgeon and President of the BAAPS Fazel Fatah; 

“The General Medical Council should step in to protect patients and make it clear that they will review the license of any surgeon who becomes party to this abuse of trust by accepting to operate on patients who win such prizes or recruited with the inducement of cut price surgery or limited offers.”  

Mr Ali Juma Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon from Liverpool is a member of BAAPS and can provide information on the following procedures: 

  • Cosmetic breast surgery
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Cosmetic facial surgery
  • Neck lift surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Nose re shaping
  • Ear re shaping
  • Arm lift surgery
  • Tummy tuck surgery
  • Wrinkle relaxing injections
  • Juvederm Ultra treatment
  • Restylane treatment

Call Melissa on 0151 707 9050 for advice or to arrange an appointment with Mr Juma Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon  

 

Plastic Surgery Associations Condemn ITV – Stem Cell Breast Augmentation

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

A complaint to Broadcasting Standards has been submitted following a program on ITV dated 7/6/2011.  The “Skin Deep” program highlighted a stem cell breast augmentation performed by a GP, was  biased, commercially driven and potentially dangerous to the public, according to the main professional associations.

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons have commented with a statement from their President Fazel Fatah;

“This programme is advertising an unproven technique without any independent challenge or advice that is not commercially driven. It is highly irresponsible to offer stem cell breast enhancement unless is it part of a controlled,  clinical trial conducted in a specialist centre under the care of a proficient specialist  with access to investigating and  treating breast disease. The main associations are working to develop guidelines on the use of fat transfer in the breast and promoting this procedure to the public is viewed with very grave concern. There is no reliable evidence based on peer reviewed, controlled clinical trials to indicate that the use of stem cells in the breast of a young woman is safe or necessary. This highly sensitive procedure carried out by a non-specialist should not be given publicity and is doing the millions of women who watched it a huge disservice.”

The British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons spokesperson and consultant plastic surgeon Simon Kay said; 

“The female breast is highly sensitive and we know from generations of safety studies that breast implants are safe.  However, this stem cell therapy is new and its effects are currently uncertain.  Like all new procedures it should be carefully evaluated in controlled scientific circumstances over a number of years before being carefully rolled out to more general use. BAPRAS deplores any short cuts to patient safety and urges ITV to protect the public by adding a cautionary note to any publicity they continue to give to this technique.”

 To conclude, Richard Rainsbury, President of the Association of Breast Surgery said;

“We echo these views entirely. Women should be fully informed that the long term safety of this approach is unknown, and that they could be puting themselves at risk.”

Mr Juma who is a leading Plastic and Reconstructive breast surgeon based on Rodney Street in Liverpool agrees with the advice provided by the professional associations and can provide Expert Advice on all aspects of breast surgery.

Call Mr Juma on 0151 707 9050

Laughter lines, wrinkles and cosmetic surgery

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Laughter Lines

The term is supposed to be taken as a compliment, but for many it’s no more than pointing out the visible aging of the skin, which is not something women like to hear.

With increasing pressure upon women to look younger for longer, and to maintain those taut, youthful bodies post-childbearing, the demand for cosmetic surgery procedures is ever-growing, but increased demand creates increased supply – and this in itself brings risk. When considering cosmetic surgery, it is important to select a registered Plastic or Cosmetic Surgeon who is fully accredited and experienced.

Mr Ali Juma is a leading Consultant Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral in Merseyside.  Mr Juma is a member of the Plastic Surgery regulatory bodies in the UK, British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS).  He is also included on the General Medical Council Specialist Register.

Mr Juma is a Senior Plastic Surgeon in the NHS, an Honorary Lecturer for the University of Liverpool and a Surgical Examiner for the University of Edinburgh.  He has also recently received a fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons England ad eundem which is a further accreditation to his achievements.

He has a special clinical interest in breast surgery and provides cosmetic breast procedures, breast reconstructive surgery and a range of cosmetic surgery procedures.  Mr Juma spends time to understand the expectations of the patient, using his expertise to formulate a concise treatment plan which incorporates a comprehensive after care package.  He understands that women aren’t seeking purely physical change, but that this change is closely linked to their emotional wellbeing, self-esteem and confidence levels.

“I am always delighted when I hear that a patient who has undergone breast reconstructive surgery has had the confidence to wear a bikini on holiday” says Mr Juma.

Mr Juma delivers balanced advice on surgical procedures such as breast enlargement, breast uplift, breast reduction, breast reconstruction and breast asymmetry.  He performs body contouring surgery such as tummy tuck, liposuction, arm lift and post weight loss surgery in addition to facial procedures including nose reshaping, eye bag removal, face/neck lifts and ear correction.

Mr Juma says: “My strongest point may also be my weakest, that I am a perfectionist”. This drive for perfection is apparent in every element of his work, whether this is reconstructive surgery for a lady who has suffered breast cancer to a tummy tuck for a mother who has lost her sense of self, to his work with students and in research groups.

There are many reasons why people select cosmetic surgery or non surgical treatments, which range from wanting to remove a mole, smoothing out wrinkles, correcting sun damage, to rejuvenate skin or using such treatments as dermal fillers to achieve a more youthful look by adding volume to soften facial lines.

Whatever your reasons, take the time to speak with Mr Juma and learn more about what he can do for you.

Mr Ali Juma Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon MBBS (Lon) FRCS (Ed) FRCS (Plast) (Ed)

For further information from Mr Juma please call 0151 707 9050

www.feel-younger.co.uk

Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 2010

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Mr Ali Juma leading Liverpool breast surgeon discussed Breast Cancer Awareness issues during the City Surgery radio show on Thursday 7th October 2010 to start the Breast Cancer Awareness month of October in line with Cancer Research UK statistics:

Join the fight – be breast aware

More women are surviving breast cancer than ever before thanks to earlier detection and better treatments

Breast cancer screening (mammography)

Breast screening can help pick up cancers when they are too small to see or feel. All women over 50 are eligible for breast screening.

In England the programme is being extended to include women aged 47 to 73. Women over 70 (or 64 in Northern Ireland) will need to speak to their doctor or breast screening unit to arrange an appointment.

Breast screening is effective, but it is not perfect. It is important that women remember to keep a check on their breasts even if they have been for screening.

Breast awareness

Cancer Research UK encourages women to be breast aware and follow the five point code:

  • Know what is normal for you
  • Look at and feel your breasts
  • Know what changes to look for
  • Report any changes without delay
  • Go for breast screening if you are 50 or over.

It’s a good idea for women to get to know how their breasts normally look and feel. This will make it easier to spot any unusual changes that could be signs of cancer and get checked out by a doctor.

Changes to look out for:

  • Changes in the size, shape or feel of your breasts
  • A new lump or thickening in one breast or armpit
  • Any puckering, dimpling or redness of the skin
  • Changes in the position of the nipple, a rash or nipple discharge
  • Pain or discomfort that is new to you and felt only on one side

Talk to your GP

If you are worried about having a family history of breast cancer, speak to your GP about a referral to a breast clinic.

Breast Awareness Month October 2010 Liverpool

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

FREE PUBLIC BREAST INFORMATION EVENING

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BREASTS

  Expert advice in line with Breast Awareness month

 

Date:   Thursday 7th October 2010

Venue: Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Holmfield Drive, Heswall, Meresyside, CH61 1AU

Time:  7pm presentation by Mr Ali Juma Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

 

Mr Ali Juma Senior Consultant Plastic Surgeon has a special clinical interest in breast surgery and will be discussing varied aspects of breast procedures along with a General Surgeon who is also a specialist in breast surgery. Advice and information will be available on  the following topics:

  • Breast awareness
  • Breast reconstructive surgery
  • Breast implant advice
  • Breast surgery
  • Bra fitting advice from Marks and Spencer

 

Mr Juma is a Senior NHS Consultant and is based at Rodney Street Liverpool with over 22 years medical experience.  He is also an Honorary Lecturer for the Liverpool University.

David Reeves, Area Manager from Cancer Research UK will be supporting the event and will provide details regarding Breast Cancer Awareness month for October 2010 along with fundraising details.

A Bra Fitting Coach and Lingerie Advisor form Marks and Spencer will be available on the evening to answer any questions relating to bra sizing and lingerie, including advice on post operative mastectomy bra fitting.

Please call Melissa on 0151 707 9050 for further information or to reserve a place at this interesting and relaxed event.  Any donations from the evening will be given to charity in line with Breast Awareness month.

Click on the following link to view the Spire Murrayfield Hospital Merseyside profile of  Mr Juma Plastic Surgeon

http://www.spirehealthcare.com/Wirral/Our-Facilities-Treatments-and-Consultants/Our-Consultants/Mr-Ali-Juma/

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If you require more information on this topic or would like to arrange an interview with Mr Ali Juma Senior Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, please contact Melissa Parkes PA to Mr Juma on 07855 466 345 or email to melissa@feel-younger.co.uk

Mr Ali Juma Liverpool Cosmetic Surgeon – BBC Radio

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Ali Juma Senior Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon in Liverpool

Mr Ali Juma leading Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon from Liverpool appeared on the BBC Radio Lancashire show on Friday 26th March hosted by Sally Naden.

Also on the show were a Council member Dave Baldwin from Blackburn and Darwen who  has 3 sons in the army, all of who are all scheduled to go to war soon.  Also on the show with Mr Juma was a foster mum Diane Preston who has been titled “Caring Mum of the Year”.

Mr Juma talked about lifestyle in general along with cosmetic surgery issues and plastic surgery topics such as male breast reduction, breast reconstruction after cancer, skin cancer and sun damage which were highlighted during the show.

A subject which was raised in conversation was the influence of the media in relation to such shows as “Ten years younger” and the affect which they have on peoples perspectives to plastic and cosmetic surgery.  Mr Juma noted that on such sows the risks and complications of surgery are not explained, however these must be fully covered at any consultation prior to surgery being undertaken within his practice.

Sally Naden discussed that she had previously had breast reconstructive surgery and Mr Juma advised that a patient should research their prospective surgeon fully with the regulatory bodies (BAAPS and BAPRAS), also get to know the doctor and be comfortable to talk to them openly regarding surgery and expectations.

Mr Juma, Senior Plastic Surgeon practices cosmetic surgery in Liverpool, Wirral Merseyside and Chester Cheshire is featured regularly on the BBC Radio Merseyside and Lancashire.  He has been asked to attend again in 6 months time to discuss and advise further on the latest cosmetic surgery media issues.

He practices at the Spire Fylde Coast Hospital in Blackpool, the Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral, the Nuffield Hospital Chester with clinic rooms and head office at Rodney Street in Liverpool.

The contact number to call if further advice or an appointment is required is: 0151 707 9050

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p006z9lk/Sally_Naden_26_03_2010/

Mr Ali Juma Cosmetic Surgeon on BBC Radio Lancashire

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Mr Ali Juma Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon in Liverpool was featured on BBC Radio Lancashire again on 2nd February 2010 in response to the BAAPS statistics, released on 1st February 2010.

These figures highlighted the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed during 2009 for both men and women, which was the male breast reduction or “moob” operation, clinically known as Gynaecomastia.  This procedure has escalated by 80% since the year before and Mr Juma was asked why he thought this was.

Mr Juma was able to give his own experience and view on the matter based on his private practices for cosmetic surgery in Liverpool, Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire.  He explained that cosmetic surgery for men is more openly discussed over recent years and has become more popular due to the media.  CertainTV shows promote awareness regarding cosmetic surgery, along with other similar series such as Embarrasing Bodies, featuring embarrassing issues and which outlines positive ways to correct problems or seek treatment.

The advice from Mr Juma is always to research a surgeon and seek their accreditations, for example the GMC (General Medical Council) BMA (British Medical Association) and memberships such as the BAAPS (British Assocation Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) or other regulatory bodies in the UK.  It is extremely important to select a registered and accredited surgeon and feel at ease with that surgeon to enable a patient to express their expectation of surgery/treatment.

Even the smallest correction can make a positive impact and may enhance the life of a patient.

http://www.baaps.org.uk/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/lancashire/

Cosmetic Surgery Statistics BAAPS February 2010

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons released their latest statistics outlining the cosmetic surgery trends for the past year on 1st |February 2010.

There were some interesting highlights in view of the recession, which seems not to have significantly affected the rate of cosmetic surgery procedures carried out since 2008.  There was actually a rise of 6.7% overall with an increased rate of 21% for male surgery performed.  The most popular operation for men was the male breast reduction (gnaecomastia) which escalated by 80% since last year, but women still accounted for 90% of all procedures performed during 2009.

Despite Recession 36,482 Aesthetic Surgery Procedures Took Place in the UK

London, UK – 01 February 2010 – The economy may have been sagging but the nation still found ways to remain uplifted during 2009, according to the latest audit figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (http://www.baaps.org.uk/), the not-for-profit organisation established for the advancement of education and practice of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for public benefit. The number of surgical procedures last year exceeded 36,400 –a slow but steady rise of 6.7%from 2008, despite the financial downturn. The most impressive stats have been recorded specifically in male surgery, the demand for which has grown by 21% overall, with the number of gynaecomastia (or ‘man-boob’) ops alone having shot up by 80%.

Highlights:

  • 36,482 surgical procedures were carried out by BAAPS members in 2009, a 6.7% increase from 2008, when 34,187 were performed
  • Women had 32,859 procedures in 2009, up from 31,183 (a modest increase of over 5%) but interest in male surgery far outstripped them with a 21% rise overall (from 3,004 last year to 3,623)
  • The number of male breast reduction or gynaecomastia ops (‘man boobs’) nearly doubled from 323 to 581, a staggering 80% increase and moving from 5th most popular procedure for men to 3rd
  • Breast reduction surgery proved popular among women as well, rising by 17% from 3522 to 4122
  • Male brow lifts rose quite considerably (up 51%), from 72 to 109, as well as male facelifts which went up by nearly a quarter (23%) and male tummy tucks (up 20%)
  • Rhinoplasty (or ‘nose jobs’) proved very popular with both sexes, increasing by 25% overall, thus rising from 7th most popular procedure to 5th
  • Although facelifts actually fell in demand by 8% among women, the steadfast rise in brow lifts, eyelid surgery and nose jobs suggests patients may have sought cheaper and more targeted rejuvenation procedures
  • Breast augmentation remains the most popular procedure with 8,565 performed this year (up just 1% from 2008)

MEN & WOMEN (combined) in order of popularity:
Total: 36,482 -an increase of 6.7%

2009 figures in order of popularity:

  • Breast augmentation:                8,565 – up 1% from last year
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelid ops):       5,443 – up 6%
  • Breast Reduction:                     4,703 – up 22%       (Up from 4th to 3rd place)
  • Face/Neck Lift:                         4,241 – down 7%     (Dropped from 3rd to 4th place)
  • Rhinoplasty:                             3,836 – up 25%       (Up from 7th to 5th place)
  • Liposuction:                              3,509 – up 8%                   
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck):   3,403 – down 6%    (Dropped from 5th to 7th place)
  • Browlift:                                    1,433 – up 43%      (Up from 9th to 8th place)
  • Otoplasty (ear correction):          1,349 – up 7%        (Dropped from 8th to 9th place)

WOMEN
Total: 32,859 – an increase of 5.4% on 2008

Women had 90% of all cosmetic procedures in 2009 compared to 91% of procedures in 2008

Top five 2009 figures for women in order of popularity:

  • Breast augmentation:                  8,537 – up 1% from last year
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelids):             4,827 – up 7%
  • Breast Reduction:                       4,122 – up 17%     (Up from 5th to 3rd place)
  • Face/Neck Lift:                           4,005 – down 8%   (Dropped from 3rd to 4th)
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck):     3,268 – down 7%   (Dropped from 4th to 5th place)

 

MEN
Total: 3,623 – an increase of 21% on 2008

Men accounted for 10% of all cosmetic procedures in 2009 compared with 9% in 2008

Top five 2009 figures for men in order of popularity:

  • Rhinoplasty:                                877 – up 26%
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelids):              616 – up 1%                       
  • Breast Reduction:                        581 – up 80%        (Up from 5th to 3rd place)
  • Otoplasty (ear correction):            542 – up 7%          (Down from 3rd to 4th)
  • Liposuction:                                499 – up 4%          (Down from 4th to 5th in 2009)

 

Cosmetic Surgery in Liverpool

Monday, January 11th, 2010

The latest BAAPS statistics to be released week commencing 1st February 2010

Feel Younger Cosmetic Surgery of Liverpool based at Rodney Street have been liaising with the BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic & Plastic Surgeons) this week with reference to the latest Cosmetic Surgery trends and statistics in the UK.

The BAAPS compiles a press release on a yearly basis, which make headlines nationally and locally in the newspapers, on the radio and on television.  They are currently compiling these figures to reveal which cosmetic procedures for men and women have been most popular during 2009. 

Mr Ali Juma, a local leading Plastic Surgeon and Cosmetic Surgeon in Liverpool, Merseyside and Chester is looking forward to the press release in relation to how these figures mirror trends for Cosmetic Surgery in the Liverpool area , other localities and in comparison to the figures from last year:

Highlights of 2008:

  • 34,187 surgical procedures were carried out by BAAPS members in 2008, over a 5% increase from 2007, when 32,453 were performed
  • Breast augmentation was once again the most popular procedure for women with 8,439 performed (up 30% from 2007) this year
  • Women had 31,183 procedures in 2008, up from 29,572 (an increase of over 5%)
  • Abdominoplasty(tummy tucks) also had a striking increase for both men and women with 3,638 procedures carried out, a rise of 30% from 2007, when only 2,799 were performed.
  • The majority of cosmetic surgery is still carried out on women (91%), while male surgery increased by over 4% with 3,004 surgical procedures carried out (2,881 in 2007)
  • Male breast reduction moved into the top five procedures for men (taking over from facelifts as the 5th most popular) increasing by a staggering 44%with 323 procedures this year (Only 22 were performed in 2003 – an increase of well over 1000%!)
  • Rhinoplasty continued to be the top procedure for men, with 698 undertaken by BAAPS members (without much of a change from 2007) but by far the most impressive percentage rise was in the number of male brow lift procedures, which went up by 60%
  • Otoplasty (ear correction) increased by 23% with 1,260 procedures (up from 1,024 last year) carried out on both men and women.

A total of 34,187 procedures were carried out in 2008 by BAAPS members in their private practices, compared to 32,453 in 2007. The 2008 results indicate that surgical numbers continue to grow, with a 5.4% rise over the previous year.

The top surgical procedures for men & women in 2008 were, in order of popularity:

  • Breast augmentation:                 8,449 – up 30% from last year
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery):  5,130 – down 10%
  • Face/Neck Lift:                         4,547 – up 1.7%
  • Breast Reduction:                      3,845 – up 13%
  • Abdominoplasty:                        3,638 – up 30%
  • Liposuction:                               3,249 – down 29%
  • Rhinoplasty:                              3,065 – up 1.5%
  • Otoplasty (ear correction):         1,260 – up 23%
  • Brow lifts                                  1,004 – up 4%

Womenhad 91% of all cosmetic procedures in 2008 (31,183, up from 29,572 in 2007). The top five surgical procedures for women in 2008 were: breast augmentation (8,439), blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery (4,520 – down 12% on last year), face/neck lift (4,355, a rise of 2.8%), abdominoplasty or tummy tucks (3,526 – up an impressive 30.5%), and breast reduction (3,522, an increase of 11%).

Menhad 3,004 cosmetic procedures in 2008 (up from 2,881 in 2007).  The top five surgical procedures for men in 2008 were: rhinoplasty (698, down by 2.5%), eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty (610, an increase of 9%), ear correction or otoplasty (508, a staggering increase of 21.5%), liposuction (479, a decrease of 18%) and male breast reduction (323, an impressive rise of 44%).