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

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

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%).