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  

 

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

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

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.

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.