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  


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







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 (, 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%.


  • 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)

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)


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 Surgeon in Liverpool and Cosmetic Surgery in the USA

Monday, January 11th, 2010


Mr Ali Juma who is a cosmetic surgeon in Liverpool and founder of Feel Younger cosmetic surgery based in the city centre of Liverpool has been noticing similarities in the cosmetic surgery trends over in the USA.

As a leading cosmetic surgeon in Liverpool, Mr Juma has noted an increase in the demand for non surgical procedures at both his Rodney Street and Wirral Merseyside practices.  These include wrinkle relaxing injections, and dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane.

Laser treatments which Mr Juma carries out in Lancashire are also escalating which incorporate laser hair treatments, laser sun spot treatments, and laser thread vein treatments, all of which are proving to be extremely popular at present.

Mr Juma also offers the Obagi Nu Derm skin rejuvenation system which is available in Liverpool, Merseyside, Chester and Lancashire. This non surgical treatment is carried out at home by the patient using prescribed products which cause a chemical change to the skin.  The Nu Derm system treats a wide range of issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, pore refinement, mild acne, skin laxity, hyper pigmentation and sun damage.  This treatment is becoming increasingly in demand in Liverpool and perhaps so due to the economic climate.

Also available in Liverpool, Merseyside, Chester and Lancashire is the Obagi Blue Peel, another treatment which generates much interest.  This peel is administered by Mr Juma, cosmetic surgeon and is used after the Nu Derm has pre conditioned the surface of the skin.

The cosmetic surgery practice in Liverpool and other locations has certainly seen an increased rate of non surgical enquiries and treatments over the past year, which seems to reflect the status in the USA, as per the statistics from the regulatory body ASPS:

Los Angeles Times

By Kavita Daswani January 10, 2010
In the fall season opener of “Nip/Tuck,” the sleek Los Angeles office of McNamara/Troy sat forlorn and empty, a voice-over reminding that when times are tough, one of the first things to go is the luxury of elective cosmetic surgery.

That same scene could be played out in plastic surgeons’ offices all over, as people seem to be passing up big-ticket beauty procedures — face-lifts, liposuction, breast augmentation — and seeking less expensive ways to achieve beauty ideals.

According to both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of cosmetic surgical procedures done in 2008 was lower than in 2007 — by 9%, according to the ASPS, and 15%, according to the ASAPS. And although 2009 figures will not be available until late February or early March, plastic surgeons say, anecdotally, that business for the year was down at least 20% from 2008.

As a result, cosmetic surgery practices are finding themselves acting somewhat as financial consultants to their patients, helping them work out payment plans, negotiating fees and making out lists of priorities — a Brazilian butt lift can wait, but those wrinkles under the eyes need to be dealt with right away. In addition, plastic surgeons who previously only focused on the expensive and invasive procedures have had to turn their hands to the quick fixes — fillers, peels, laser treatments — which are increasingly in demand now.

“We thought we’d be insulated better,” said Dr. Toby Mayer, a Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon. “But even though we have a large percentage base of Hollywood clients who are not affected by these economic conditions, for the large majority of our patients, the big procedures are out of the question for now.”

Nonetheless, and partly because of an increasingly competitive job market, people still want to get work done, Mayer said, but they need cheaper options. Among them: Botox, Restylane and other injectibles that minimize wrinkles are proving especially popular and, at about $1,000 a treatment, are more affordable than the average $10,000 for a face-lift.

It’s not just cosmetic surgeons who are having to play to the demands of the market. Dermatologists, hairstylists and all manner of beauty professionals are having to tailor their businesses to a marketplace now focused much more on the bottom line. In effect, luxurious and indulgent treatments are out; quick fixes with immediate results are in.

“Two years ago, it wasn’t unusual for a patient to request a laser treatment, Botox and Restylane all on the same visit,” said Dr. Jessica Wu, a Westwood dermatologist. “Nowadays, they’re more likely to ask me which treatment they should do first, and which ones can wait till the next visit . . . so that we can prioritize what treatments we should do first.”

Despite L.A.’s reputation as a body-conscious town, beauty practitioners say patients and clients are forgoing work on their bodies and concentrating primarily on the face. With the job market skewing younger, beauty professionals say, people come in saying they need to look more youthful, and quickly.

“If I look at my practice now compared to 15 years ago, the motivations are different,” said Dr. Brent Moelleken, a plastic surgeon who has practices in Beverly Hills, Santa Barbara and Bakersfield. “Before, women would come in after they got divorced or widowed. Today, it’s seen almost as a necessity to remain competitive in the business world. But while they’re still concerned about a pot belly or their breasts, they are much more economically minded. They don’t just walk into a plastic surgeon’s office and get the most expensive procedure: They shop around, go to many doctors, look at prices and negotiate. In the heyday, even five years ago, they would be embarrassed to negotiate. Today, it’s the rule.”