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

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.

Mr Ali Juma Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon attends Allergan UK breast course

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Ali Juma Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon from Feel Younger Cosmetic Surgery in Liverpool attended a breast course  hosted by Allergan UK in Manchester on 14th November 2009.

Cosmetic breast surgery and reconstructive breast surgery are one of Mr Juma’s special clinical interests, along with body contouring  and facial aesthetics.

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