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  

 

UK Plastic Surgeons Criticise “My Big Fat Plastic Surgery Prize Draw”

Friday, June 24th, 2011

An East-London nightclub promised party-goers the chance to win plastic surgery in a raffle named “My Big Fat Plastic Surgery Prize Draw,” offering up to £4000 worth of cosmetic surgery prizes with Runner-up prizes including botox and fillers, teeth whitening, semi-permanent makeup, and pole dancing lessons.

The cosmetic surgery nightclub draw was labelled “insane and depraved” as per the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) who are the UK association of Plastic Surgery, with their President Fazel Fatah making the following statement:

“We are now seeing a new level of insanity and depravity in the way certain cosmetic surgery providers market and promote their services: life-changing, serious surgical procedures being raffled in an alcohol-fuelled evening extravaganza. The Government is deluded if they think that the commercial sector will exercise self regulation and abide by any voluntary code of conduct of advertising and promotion of surgical procedures to trusting patients. Patients who seek cosmetic surgery are among the most vulnerable group of patients in society and they need to be protected from the greed of commercial advocates. I call upon the Government to ban all advertising of cosmetic surgery and prohibit inducements and offers of any kind of surgery as a lottery prize. I also call on the Care Quality Commission to review licensing of such facilities who are clearly abusing the trust of their patients by trivialising serious medical treatments that include life changing, major invasive surgery.  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, a leading Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon in Merseyside is a member of BAAPS and fully supports the view point of the association. Within the practice of Mr Juma a stringent selection process is carried out during an in depth consultation to evaluate the clinical suitability of each patent, both physically and emotionally for the potential life changing decision.

For advice on any cosmetic surgery procedure or treatment call Feel Younger Cosmetic Surgery on 0151 707 9050

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

Facial Rejuvenation – Merseyside

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Facial rejuvenation expertFeel Inspired by Facial Rejuvenation

If you have made the decision to turn back the years and are seeking a more youthful look, whether under the knife or with non surgical procedures, the first step is to select an experienced Cosmetic Surgeon to provide advice on the options available and to understand your expectations.

There are many surgeons to pick from, and with glossy ads featuring in the pages of magazines, promoting slick clinics promising great prices, gimmicks and fantastic results, this does not necessarily reflect the quality of the surgeons work.

 “The main thing I wanted from a surgeon was honesty and the ability to carry out the surgery I wanted, in a professional, friendly manner and with my best interests being top priority. All of these I found in Mr Juma plus more”. LG from Manchester

Recommendations from friends, family and former patients are a great starting point, but your priority should be to check the qualifications of your surgeon, such as registration on the General Medical Council and with the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).

According to the statistics from the BAAPS, last year 4,756 facial surgery procedures were performed in the UK, of which 4,493 were women, an increase of 12% from the previous year.  There has also been a significant demand for non surgical facial rejuvenation in the form of wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers and chemical peels.

Any surgical procedure or treatment carries an element of risk, which can be reduced by selecting a good Cosmetic Surgeon, who will explore your medical history and advise you how to achieve the best outcome by fully explaining your pre operative requirements (i.e. stopping smoking prior to surgery) and post operative or post treatment plan.

Your checklist

  • Research qualifications
  • Consider the risks & benefits
  • Understand the recovery period
  • Do not let price be the deciding factor
  • Decide what you wish to achieve
  • Consider non surgical options

“A face lift procedure may be taxing but enjoyable, as the moment you see the patient at the first follow up consultation and see the smile on their face, it makes you feel as a plastic surgeon a perfectionism which still excites, as I have achieved my goal of having the privelage to give my patient the outome which we both agreed to”. By Mr Juma Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon, Liverpool.

Mr Juma is a Senior Cosmetic Surgeon at the Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral who has a special clinical interest in facial surgery and provides the latest facial aesthetic treatments to help you achieve a natural enhancement.

Why not call today to see what Mr Juma can do for you?

Call Melissa on 0151 707 9050

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Botox wrinkle treatment at Rodney Street Liverpool Merseyside

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Are you seeking a natural looking wrinkle treatment?

Many patients return to Feel Younger Cosmetic Surgery at Rodney Street in Liverpool for a “natural” anti aging effect which is administered by a fully registered and experienced Plastic Surgeon, Mr Ali Juma.  Mr Juma assesses the expectations of his patients in clinic during consultation and takes time to discuss the permutations of this popular treatment.

When making an initial enquiry at the clinic, a common and frequent request is that the patient wishes to be able to retain some facial movement instead of a completely “frozen” appearance.  Most patients favour the treatment for providing a smoother, rested and refreshed  look which lasts for an average of 3 months, and which can serve as a huge confidence boost to many.

Selecting a highly experienced clinician to perform this anti aging procedure is crucial to minimise any complications in association with Botulinum Toxin treatment, such as bruising, swelling, drooping of the brow or ptosis.  Mr Juma Cosmetic Surgeon carries out a full consultation prior to any injections to ensure the safety of the patient and to eliminate any contraindications which may arise from pre existing health conditions or medications.

How often should you have Botox?

Some patients opt for treatment every 3/4 months, whilst others may prefer to keep it for a special occasion such as a wedding or birthday hence making the choice an individual preference. 

What can Botulinum be used for?

• Frown Lines
• Worry Lines
• Periorbital Wrinkles (Crow’s Feet)
• Bunny Lines
• Brow Lift
• Brow Asymmetry
• Drooping Mouth Corners
• Lip Wrinkles
• Platysma Stranding (“Neck Banding”)
• Chest Wrinkles and Vertical Lines
• Hyperhidrosis – Severe Underarm Sweating
• Ophthamological Conditions and Dystonia

Why chose Feel Younger Cosmetic Surgery Liverpool?

Call Melissa today for impartial and friendly advice

0151 707 9050