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

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.

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 Surgeon in Liverpool and Cosmetic Surgery in the USA

Monday, January 11th, 2010

UK STATISTICS TO BE RELEASED SOON – A GLIMPSE AT THE USA TRENDS OVER THE PAST YEAR

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.”

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%).

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.

http://www.natrelle.co.uk/breast-implants/Pages/size-shape-lift.aspx

Mr Ali Juma Cosmetic Surgeon attends aesthetic course in London

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

 

Mr Ali Juma a leading Merseyside Cosmetic Surgeon attended a course facilitated by Galderma UK on 13th November 2009 in London at the Wellcome Trust.

The course agenda included the use of  Botulinum in aesthetic medicine, facial anatomy and advanced injection techniques.