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

www.feel-younger.co.uk

47 Rodney Street

Liverpool

L1 9EW

Wrinkle relaxing injections – effective non surgical treatment Liverpool

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Wrinkle relaxing injections consisting of Botox have become extremely popular over the past several years driven by the motivation to remain youthful and beautiful predominantly by women in society today.  Botox is a protein which originates from Clostridium Botulinum, it is simple to administer and lasts for approximately 3 months per treatment. 

When the Botox is injected into the muscle, it  blocks impulses from the nerves which temporarily paralyze the muscles that cause wrinkles, thus allowing them to relax further.  The  result is that the process of wrinkle formation is minimised causing a smoothing effect which is visible almost after several days and which continues to improve over the next two weeks.

The optimum effects of Botox injections can be seen in 14-21 days and results may vary on individuals depending on the severity of wrinkles and the strength of muscles treated.  The results of a treatment  lasts  for approximately three  months after which most patients gradually return to their former appearance.   Botox injections can be repeated every 3-4 months and patients who have had Botox treatments over 12 months may only require further treatments every few months.

While Botox has been safely used by millions of patients, it is recommended that pregnant women, or women who are breastfeeding their babies as well as patients suffering from neurologic disease should not use Botox.

It is recommended not to lie flat for 6 hours after treatment or drink alcohol on the evenig after injections, also Mr Juma advises not to take blood thinning medications prior to treatment such as Aspirin, Warfarin, Brufen, Nurofen or Ibuprofen.

Mr Juma of Feel Younger Cosmetic Surgery Liverpool provides a full non surgical service in addition to cosmetic surgery procedures.  He is an experienced Cosmetic Surgeon registered with the Plastic Surgery regulatory organisations and who has clinics at the following locations:

Rodney Street – Liverpool

Spire Hospital – Wirral

Spire Hospital – Blackpool

Nuffield Hospital – Chester

It is important to select an experienced clinician with many years experience when considering such a treatment on the facial area, so please feel free to call for some advice 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

The South Revealed As Tummy Tuck Capital

Friday, October 29th, 2010

A cosmetic surgery poll revealed that the south of England has noted a huge increase in the amount of Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck) procedures being carried out.

Exeter came first in the poll with tummy tuck procedures up a whopping 260 per cent since 2009 and Bristol came in second having seen a 75 per cent increase in people opting for this procedure. Surprisingly, image conscious London came only third with a 57 percent increase since 2009.

Mr Ali Juma of Feel Younger Cosmetic Surgery in Liverpool, Chester and Wirral offers the Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck) procedure and has performed many of this type of operation during his position in the NHS as a Senior Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.

Who is a candidate for Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck) surgery?

According the to BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) anyone who has abdominal skin and fat may be a candidate. Pregnancy can often cause problems for women, which is greatly aggravated by weight loss. The abdominal wall muscles may be weakened by pregnancy and literally pulled apart in the middle (divarification of recti). Men are also affected by weight loss and stretch mark (striae) scars which are left after extreme stretching of the skin. They are usually most apparent on the lower part of the abdomen and there is no specific treatment for these stretch marks, but many of them are excised during an abdominal reduction and those which remain are tightened making them look less obvious

Mr Juma states “This procedure is the removal of excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. It is used to improve the appearance of the stomach including the unmbilicus, incorporating scars and contours and to tighten the muscles. A tummy tuck is not a substitute for exercise, but is beneficial after considerable weight loss and pregnancy, where the skin may appear loose and has developed stretch marks. Even after frequent exercise some women are unable to tighten the abdominal wall, therefore a flatter and smoother abdomen can be achieved with this procedure. The best results are obtained by already being the correct weight in proportion to height. During the operation, your abdominal wall may also be tightened to achieve a flatter stomach.”

The Tummy tuck operation requires a general anaesthetic which normally requires a 2 night stay in hospital and Mr Juma recommends approximately 2 weeks recovery time from work, with a pressure garment necessary for the first few weeks after surgery.  Light activities may be resumed at up to 20 days post operatively, with no sporting activities for 6 weeks post surgery. 

Please call 0151 707 9050 today to find out more about this procedure and consultation dates.

Feel Younger Cosmetic Surgery – BAAPS Meeting 2010

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), who are the regulatory body for Plastic Surgery in the UK held their annual meeting on September 23rd 2010.

Mr Juma of Feel Younger Cosmetic Surgery based at Rodney Street in Liverpool is a member of BAAPS and during the meeting, the dangers of rogue cosmetic surgery providers were highlighted along with the new non compulsory register devised for the providers of injectable treatments such as botulinum toxin (Botox) and dermal fillers, Restylane and Juvederm Ultra.

A further agenda for discussion during the conference was the deregulation of intense pulse light (IPL) and laser treatments which is scheduled for October.  The potential dangers such as burns, redness and injury from laser treatments not performed correctly are already apparent according to a BAAPS member who claims to have noted a third of an increase in such incidents.

According to consultant plastic surgeon and outgoing President Nigel Mercer; “The proposed deregulation means that providers offering powerful laser treatments will not be overseen by the Care Quality Commission or indeed, anyone. In an environment where clinicians are continually asking for tighter controls it is absurd that the Government should actually be seeking to further deregulate

Injectables and “Botox courses” facilitated over half a day were also topics for discussion at the conference as some are specifically designed to cater for people who have no previous experience in this field.

According to Nigel Mercer;

“These weekend courses have sprung up around the country and a voluntary register such as the one launched last week will be powerless to stop them.

This course in particular even boasted of an attendee who felt that the fact he’d had diabetes and treated himself with insulin for years meant he was qualified to inject his family and friends with Botox!”

 Mr Ali Juma of Feel Younger Cosmetic Surgery Liverpool is a Senior Plastic Surgeon in the NHS, a full member of both Plastic Surgery regulatory bodies (BAAPS) and (BAPRAS) and is fully qualified to administer injectable treatments.  Mr Juma has 22 years medical experience, therefore for any advice please call 0151 707 9050 and treatments are available at:

Rodney Street – Liverpool

Spire MurrayfieldWirral

Spire Fylde Coast – Lancashire

Nuffield – Chester

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/