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Generally, people over the age of 18 that are healthy and don’t smoke are ideal candidates for most types of procedures. Of course, the requirements vary greatly from a procedure to another, and the doctor is more than happy to talk to you and tell you all the prerequisites for a successful procedure.
It’s safe to assume that almost all procedures carry some risk, but the risks associated with some procedures are greater than others. The doctor will tell you all about the risks and the possibility of complications. He is highly qualified and will take all the possible steps to mitigate those risks.
You need to take some steps to ensure there are no complications during the operation and you’ll heal as quickly as possible:
Of course, certain procedures require specific preparations, in which case doctor Faisal will give you an exhaustive list of everything you need to do.
We understand that plastic surgery isn’t for everyone, and that’s why the doctor offers a range of other services:
After a significant operation on the face, most people tend to disassociate a little when they see their face in the mirror, which might result in feeling awkward and uncomfortable.
Don’t worry, however. It is a well-documented psychological effect that disappears after a short period of time.
Not to mention it takes a certain amount of time before the swelling stops and your face recovers fully, so you won’t be able to see the final results right away.
But, if you’re still unsure and worried about possible complications, you can always visit the doctor for a check-up.
Because most types of lifting involve incisions, they usually leave behind unintrusive scars. The scars are usually under the ears or in similar places where they aren’t noticeable. The chances of the operation leaving visible scars are very low, however.
The face is delicate and requires a lot of care. While it varies from person to person and from operation to operation, you should expect to be operated on for at least a couple hours. The anaesthesia will prevent you from feeling anything, however, so you shouldn’t worry.
The doctor highly recommends the patient be accompanied by someone during and after the procedure - for at least a couple of days. This stage determines the results the patient sees, so it is important they get adequate care. If this isn’t possible for the patient, the doctor can suggest an aftercare facility where they can stay and recover in peace.
It’s important to realize that a face procedure can’t reverse time. While you’ll definitely see a lot of improvement, and in some cases, look up to 10 to 15 years younger, the effects of ageing will still have left their mark. It’s important to have realistic expectations and after looking at your case, the doctor will tell you exactly what can you expect from it.
Breast implants have come a long way since the first generation implants in the 70s.
Due to increased demand, more safety concerns, and medical advancements, today’s implants have nothing in common with the implants from the 70s and 90s. They are softer and feel more natural, and they don’t release any harmful chemicals into your body over time. It’s never been safer to get implants.
The sensitivity of your nipples and breast will be different for the first 6 months after the procedure. Furthermore, 15% of women report a permanent change in the sensitivity of those areas (either increases or decreases in sensitivity).
It’s obvious that you won’t be able to breastfeed immediately. You should wait for at least 6 weeks before getting an implant.
In the longer term, some women have reported the inability to breastfeed even after years, so it is a real risk, and you should consider it carefully before making the final decision.
Procedures involving breasts are complex and extensive. Depending on what you have to do in your job, you might not be able to resume work for up to 6 weeks.
This is a persistent myth that makes rounds in the blogosphere without any substantial backing. There have been multiple studies on the effects of implants on breast cancer, and none has conclusively found a link between an increased chance of breast cancer and breast procedures.
Non-surgical procedures are less invasive and therefore theoretically have a smaller risk profile than surgical procedures.
Unfortunately, if the procedure is done incorrectly and a substance injected incorrectly then problems can occur
On very rare occasions, it can be a case of bad luck and a patient has a an unexpected reaction
Dr. Faisal performs over one thousand non-surgical procedures each year and is an expert injector. This mitigates the injection-related risks and minimises your risk of an adverse event
With any surgical or non-surgical procedure it is vitally important to select your patients carefully and manage their expectations
Dr. Faisal will take greats lengths, to be honest in his assessment and to candidly explain limitations of procedures he thinks may not be suitable.
Non-surgical treatments are very effective and produce outstanding results in the right patients. The popularity of these treatments particularly botulinum toxin and fillers is testament to their effectiveness
Unfortunately, they do not do this for all patients and it is imperative that these patients are not treated and other options are given
This is entirely dependant on the procedure and on you.
A fat-dissolving injection will probably last for a long time if you also make changes in your diet and lifestyle. It won’t be less effective and the results will reverse in a year if you don’t make any changes.
Fillers can last from 9 to 18 months. This depends on where they are injected, what type of filler they are and the metabolism of the individual
Anti-Wrinkle Injections typically lasts for 4- 6 months
The recovery time for non-surgical treatments is far less than surgery
Fillers tend to have no recovery time. You will be told to mind the area where they have been injected for a couple of days, and there may be mild pain for that period
Anti-Wrinkle Injections involves avoiding any activities such as exercise, sauna, massage, and alcohol for 3 hours. This is to prevent the toxin from migrating. The effects start to appear at 3 days and are maximal by 2 weeks
Fat-dissolving injections tend to have a slightly longer recovery. Immediately after the procedure it is common to experience a mild burning type sensation. There may also be redness in the area. These resolve over the first day. There is mild swelling which persists for two weeks.
The answer is obviously no. While the advances in non-surgical procedures are numerous, there is always a limitation to what they can achieve
Dr. Faisal is in a privileged position of being able to offer all non-surgical and surgical treatments
Dr. Faisal will be able to guide you on what to expect and if another solution is necessary
Fat-dissolving is a technique used to improve the appearance of double chins
The result of the procedure are permanent. It is important to have a healthy lifestyle, as any fat cells remaining can get larger
It is not uncommon to require more than one treatment depending on how much fat you have and how much response you have shown
The injection usually contains a type of acid that slowly burns away the fat. The fat is deoxycholic acid but is known as Kybella®️, Belkyra®️ or aqualyx®️ depending where in the world you are
Due to the acid being natural, it is completely safe to use it as an injection to dissolve fat. Furthermore, this being a non-surgical operation means there are no risks of scarring or infection.
There are no associated significant risks.
If anything is injected into the wrong place it can be dangerous, so it is imperative that you go to an experienced injector
Dr. Faisal will carefully examine your skin prior to the procedure
If it appears that the skin does not possess the ability to retract, then he will suggest an alternative treatment
One thing that makes this technique excellent is the mechanism through which it dissolves fat. The process dissolves fat over a week or two, this gives your skin time to slowly readjust while the fat is burning away.
The acid will work continuously from a week to two weeks until the fat in the area gets burned. Meanwhile, while the acid works, the area will be relatively hot and inflamed. This is why it is important to be careful during the period the acid is doing its job and follow doctor Faisal’s instructions. This ensures you get the best results out of the treatment.
The process evolves over a period of a few months. many patients don't see a final effect until 3 months
Dr. Faisal will follow you up in clinic to monitor your progress
Anti-wrinkle injections works by targeting and relaxin the underlying muscles that cause forehead wrinkles, gummy smiles, platysmal bands, and a myriad of other issues. Most of those issues happen because of overactive muscles in those areas, and Botox directly targets and relaxes the muscles.
Wrinkles are caused by muscle contraction
Anti-wrinkle injections are a protein that neuromodulates. It blocks the signals that go from nerves to muscles. By blocking the signal that causes muscle contraction, it leads to muscle relaxation.
The results for Anti-Wrinkle Injections are not seen immediately
They start occurring after 3 days and reach a maximal effect at 2 weeks
Dr. Faisal will review you at this stage and add Anti-Wrinkle Injections if necessary
The results will last between 4-6 months
This is why Anti-Wrinkle Injections are so popular - it takes almost no time at all.
The procedure usually consists of a simple injection, which takes approximately 10 minutes.
The recovery is almost immediate - you’ll be able to go back to work the same day.
Following the injection, Dr. Faisal advises you do not exercise, use a sauna, have a massage or consume alcohol for 3- 4 hours after the procedure
Doctor Faisal performs over 1000 Anti-Wrinkle Injections procedures each year. He specialises in producing natural results.
Dr. Faisal always conducts a careful examination of your anatomy prior to the injection. This will allow him to appreciate your anatomy and tailor an injection plan specific for you
He will also establish if you have had treatment before and if there were any issues related to it.
It is highly unlikely that you will end up with asymmetry, but in the rare instance that you do, you will be asked to return at 2 weeks for an assessment and 'top-up' if necessary
Anti-Wrinkle Injections have a very good safety profile
Although rare, there is a chance some patients will experience localized pain, inflammation, swelling, etc.
As with any injections, the likelihood of an adverse reaction increases if the injector is inexperienced and injects the wrong area
If this happens in the forehead, it may cause a droopy eyelid
If this happens around the masseter, then the smile may weaken
Dr Faisal is pleased to say that in his experience the incidence of this is < 1%
Medical advances have made it feasible to use fillers in various areas around the body:
Yes, the results are almost immediately visible after the procedure. However, due to the chances of swelling and inflammation in the area during the recovery process, you’ll see continued improvement between 2 to 4 weeks.
This largely depends on the type of filler used, as well as the procedure. For a few select ones, you can use a permanent filler that will last for up to 10 years. But the most usual types of filler used last anywhere between eight to eighteen months.
The fillers we use have undergone years of extensive testing on both mice and people, and they’re proven to not have any long-lasting negative effects on your health. Especially considering how most fillers consist of chemicals naturally occurring in the body, you don’t have to worry about the safety of the procedure.
The time it takes to recover from the operation is relatively short. You’ll see a little redness for about 2 weeks, and you should be completely fine after that. However, it is important to take some caution during those two weeks to ensure you get the best results:
Liposuction usually starts with an Incision (usually 15 millimeters long) along the area you want to extract the fat from. A cannula is inserted into the incision that’s connected to a suction machine. The machine will then slowly pull out the fat from your body. The process is fast and safe, and it doesn’t leave any noticeable scars behind.
Depending on how much fat is removed will determine how much time it takes
An overnight hospital stay is not normally required. The only exception to this would be an unusually large volume of fat removal
Most areas of the body are suitable for liposuction operations - although those areas that store a lot of fat that’s hard to lose with a diet are the ideal areas for liposuction: the abdomen, hips, thighs, flanks, chest, neck, arms and back
A careful examination will be made and Dr. Faisal will assess your suitability for the procedure
You’ll be able to walk and move on the day of your operation - in fact, the doctor recommends you take daily walks for the two weeks directly after the operation. Most patients will be able to start doing their regular exercises without any hindrance around two weeks after the procedure. However, you can engage in mild exercise before that period provided you’re careful.
The factors that go into determining the cost of liposuction are complex, and the doctor can’t give you a price before seeing you in person and assessing your situation:
All of these factors will determine the time that it takes to perform the procedure, and this is ultimately the factor deciding the price
Liposuction performed on the right patient for the right volume of fat in the right area can produce outstanding results
Liposuction performed on the wrong patient, with the wrong volume of fat in the wrong area can produce less than desirable results
The consultation with Dr. Faisal is critical in determining your suitability and to outline the correct expectations from the surgery
Yes it is possible
A body lift normally involves combining a tummy tuck with a lift of the buttocks. This is a long procedure and is complicated by the patient having to be turned during the operation
The main point of consideration prior to the operation are the individual having no other medical problems, a BMI< 28 and being a non-smoker
If these are satisfied and the patient follows Dr. Faisal's instructions postoperatively then the surgery will be a success
A body lift may involve liposuction of the abdomen, flanks and back in addition to skin excision
The result will be a tighter and aesthetic silhouette. It is right to assume that fat will be excised from the areas, and this will mean that there will be a more limited ability to accumulate fat in this area.
This does not mean, however, that a poor lifestyle will not lead to fat accumulation in the area. Indeed the remaining fat cells can get larger and will cause fat to reaccumulate at an albeit slower rate
What s more likely to happen, is that the rest of your boy, i.e arm, thighs, neck, and upper back will put on weight at a normal rate, and the waist at a slower rate. This will lead to unusual fat distribution and make you look strange
As with any surgery, the risks can be broadly divided into two groups
Specific to body lift
The actual rate of these is less than 1 %. The risk increases, if patients smoke and don't adhere to the post-operative instructions
A Brazilian butt lift combines liposuction and fat transfer to enhance the shape and projection of the buttocks. The liposuction sculpts the lower back making it tapered and thin. The fat transfer adds the volume to the buttocks. The combination of the two helps to accentuate and maximise the result
You will lose about 40% of the volume of the fat, and it can be difficult to predict the final volume of the buttocks. However, the fat that remains after the first 3 months, will be retained for life
Buttock implants are an option for patients that do not have sufficient fat for a Brazilian butt lift. The implants are made of silicone and inserted through an incision in between the buttock creases.
The implants offer a predictable size increase. Unfortunately, the implants are not permanent and need to be replaced after 10-15 years. Buttock implants also have a reputation for problems relating to position and infections after the procedure
Undertaking the Brazilian butt lift involves a significant commitment to the procedure and recovery
The procedure will take 4-5 hours and involved an overnight stay
It is the recovery, however, that most patients find more challenging. Trying to retain as much fat as possible is the key objective post-surgery. This involves avoiding any pressure on the fat.
Practically this creates a unique set of problems. Sleeping is done face down. Patients also have to purchase a special cushion that has a hole cut out of the middle, giving it the appearance of a doughnut. This distributes pressure under the thighs and the lower back, removing any pressure from the buttocks
This has to be done for 4 weeks
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