A thinning scalp or receding hairline can significantly impact one’s physical and mental health and often negatively affect self-confidence. FUE hair restoration is one of the most advanced, safe, effective, and long-lasting treatments for male pattern baldness. Dr Mooz has a consistent track record of producing natural-looking results.

Here’s your step-by-step process for undergoing a hair transplant.

Step 1: Your consultation

During your comprehensive consultation, Dr Mooz will discuss your concerns and expectations from surgery. He will assess the extent of hair loss and potential donor areas and will also consider the possibility of future hair loss.

He will then be able to advise you on the appropriate treatment plan and what results you can expect. As a guide, he will show you before-and-afters of patients who have experienced similar hair loss. Dr Mooz will also ensure you’re fully informed about the potential benefits and possible complications before you decide to proceed.

Step 2: Your treatment preparation

You may be required to shave your hair for your procedure, although Dr Mooz can perform a partially shaven or unshaven hair transplant. This will have been discussed and agreed at your consultation.

When you arrive at the clinic, you’ll be taken to a treatment room that is appointed to ensure that your experience is as comfortable as possible, as a hair transplant can take up to eight hours.

Your scalp will be numbed with local anaesthetic injections, both in the donor area and the area where the hair will be transplanted to, so your experience is pain free. Pre-operative photographs will be taken and Dr Mooz will explain the procedure steps with you again and answer any questions you may have.

Step 3: Marking the scalp

This is an essential stage of the process as Dr Mooz carefully plans where the hair follicles will be transplanted and ensures the most natural result possible, particularly when creating the hairline.

Step 4: Extracting the donor hair

Dr Mooz will then begin the careful process of extracting the donor hair from the agreed donor areas, usually the back and sides of the scalp, where there is good hair density, and the hair follicles are not likely to be affected by future hair loss. Individual follicular units that hold between one and four hairs are removed with a punch extraction device, ranging in diameter from 0.6mm to 0.9mm. The hair follicle bulb is then removed using fine forceps and kept in a hydrating solution until the extraction procedure is finished.

Step 5: Preparing the donor hair

Once enough follicles are removed to fill the area of hair loss, one of our nurses will prepare the follicular units, including sorting them into different sizes, thicknesses, and numbers of hairs. This is critical for ensuring a natural result when they are implanted. You will be able to take a break during this preparation time.

Step 6: Transplanting the hair follicles

The grafts are inserted most naturally and realistically, matching your natural hair pattern, which involves varying the angle and density. Dr Mooz will place the follicle 1mm below the scalp’s surface using an implanter tool to penetrate the skin.

Step 7: Your aftercare

Before you leave the clinic, we’ll give you comprehensive advice on your recovery period and arrange a follow-up appointment. You will be given a short course of antibiotics to prevent infection. You shouldn’t experience any significant pain or discomfort afterwards, and the swelling and redness should only last five to seven days.

Step 8: Your final results

Most new hair will appear at five to six months, but it will continue to thicken and mature, and it can take up to 18 months to see the full growth potential.

Watch every stage of this hair transplant procedure:

This patient underwent chin liposuction to target a double chin and refine their jawline.

Through the Private Clinic I decided to have micro liposuction procedure on my chin area in November 2023 to target a double chin and undefined jawline that I have always been very conscious of.

chin lipo review  Following my initial enquiry I was put in touch with Kerry-Ann Walsh who was very friendly and helpful and arranged my consultation with Mr Michael Mouzakis who would be my surgeon. To be honest I was really nervous and unsure if I would go ahead but Kerry made me feel comfortable straight away and Michael filled me with confidence from the moment I met him, he talked me though the whole process so I knew what to expect and made sure I had realistic expectations of what it would entail and what the outcome would be.

I decided to go ahead and had the surgery in November 23. On the day of the appointment the hospital staff were absolutely lovely and Michael really made me feel at ease, he talked to me throughout the procedure giving me updates and letting me know it was all going well which was really reassuring and whilst in it’s nature the liposuction wasn’t particularly comfortable, I felt Michael ensured I didn’t experience any additional discomfort and it certainly wasn’t painful, I felt safe and like I was in the hands of a skilled professional who knew what he was doing.

chin liposuction reviewFollowing the procedure you have to wear a neck compression garment continuously for 2 weeks (no matter where you get it done!) this was not the most fun experience but it is worth going through as it really helps the results, but for anyone considering the treatment i’d advise making sure you don’t have anything planned during this time! The Private Clinic had ordered me in the garments and given me prescriptions for the medication I had afterwards so I didn’t have to worry about any of that myself.

It is now late January 24 so I had the procedure about 11 weeks ago and i’m really happy with the results! It’s still healing (this can take up to 6 months) and the skin needs to tighten up around my new neckline a little more so it should continue to improve but even so, the change to this point is really really positive and I have a much nicer looking neck and an actual jawline, which I’ve never really had before!

Thank you to Michael, Kerry and the whole team at the Private Clinic for making such a big decision for me feel so worthwhile, I’m very pleased with the experience and the especially the results and I would definitely recommend that anyone looking for chin liposuction choose to go with you.

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Dry January began as a campaign created and led by Alcohol Change UK more than a decade ago and has now become a global phenomenon as more and more people appreciate the benefits of abstaining from alcohol for January.

In the first week or so, the benefits aren’t always evident. You might find it harder to fall asleep initially, you may experience hangover-like symptoms because of mild dehydration, and you may start craving the sugar you are no longer getting from your alcoholic drinks.

But, by this point, you should have begun to feel sharper and more energised and be experiencing the myriad of health benefits that come with abstaining from alcohol. So, it may come as no surprise that we will advise you not to drink in the run-up to your cosmetic surgery procedure.

In our latest blog, we look at how alcohol consumption before and after surgery can cause complications.

Why should I avoid drinking alcohol before my cosmetic surgery procedure?

  1. Alcohol thins the blood: you will be advised not to drink any alcohol for a minimum of 48 hours before your surgery. All types of cosmetic surgery involve an incision, and there will be some blood loss. If your blood isn’t clotting as normal, it can be harder to stop any unexpected excessive bleeding.
  2. Alcohol can affect the anaesthetic or sedation that is used: alcohol can impact the effectiveness of any medication used by the anaesthetist. It can make it difficult for them to estimate the correct dosage.
  3. Alcohol dries out the skin: cosmetic surgery procedures such as a tummy tuck or facelift involve the surgeon removing excess tissue and then redraping the skin to your new contours. Dehydrated skin can make this more challenging to do and possibly worsen scarring.

Why is it best to abstain from drinking alcohol after my cosmetic surgery procedure?

  1. Alcohol can delay the healing process: we advise you to wait at least two weeks after your cosmetic surgery or hair transplant procedure. Partly, this is because alcohol can delay your healing, and this, in turn, can affect your results.
  2. Alcohol can increase the risk of complications: excessive bleeding and infections after surgery are more likely to be a problem.
  3. Alcohol increases swelling: some swelling is to be expected after any invasive procedure, but alcohol exacerbates this as it widens your blood vessels. The nose is very vascular and prone to alcohol-related swelling, so definitely avoid it after a rhinoplasty.

Cosmetic surgery is a significant investment of time and money, so it is also important to remember that alcohol consumption can affect your results in the long term, so you may want to think about cutting down or quitting post-procedure. If you’ve undergone Vaser or other body contouring surgery, it is important to maintain a healthy weight and alcohol is full of empty calories and sugar, affects your sleep, and increases food cravings.

And, if you’ve undergone a facelift or other anti-ageing procedure: alcohol results in both skin inflammation and dehydration, deprives the skin of the nutrients it needs to keep your complexion looking as youthful and radiant as possible and causes oxidative damage, which leads to wrinkles and skin sagging.

If you want any advice on how best to prepare for your cosmetic surgery procedure, call 02033 256 533 or email info@drmooz.com to arrange a consultation with Dr Mooz.

January is a time for new beginnings and embracing healthy resolutions and Body Ballancer is the A-lister approved body contouring and wellness treatment.

Stars such as Chrissy Teigen, Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton and Jennifer Anniston have all bought a machine to use at home, but for us mere mortals it’s possible to enjoy the benefits of Body Ballancer in clinics such as the Private Clinic of Harley Street. Dr Mooz, one of the clinic’s cosmetic surgeons, was recently asked by Harper’s Bazaar for his thoughts on this innovative treatment:

“The Body Ballancer is a fantastic compression therapy treatment that targets the lymphatic system,” explained Dr Mooz.

“There are two Body Ballancer garments; a jacket which is used for the upper body and trousers which are used for the lower body. You can wear either or both depending on your goals. By imitating the techniques of manual lymphatic drainage (specifically, the advanced massage ‘Dr Vodder Method’), the suits boost blood circulation and lymph flow which, in turn, improve the appearance of cellulite, skin tone and reduce areas of swelling.”

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If you’re interested in discovering more Body Ballancer benefits, email us at info@drmooz.com or call us on 02033 256 533 to book a consultation.

Mr Michael Mouzakis was recently featured in a hair transplant guide in The Telegraph: What every man should ask before he has a hair transplant?

As Mr Mouzakis explained to readers: “Hair restoration surgery has come on dramatically in recent years. Hair transplant procedures have been difficult to carry out in the past, but with new technology, patients can expect better healing and less visible scars.” And the good news is that, apart from a few medical conditions which may exclude you, “anyone can get a hair transplant”, Michael concludes.

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If you’re interested in finding out if you’re suitable for a hair transplant, email us at info@drmooz.com or call us on 02033 256 533 to book a consultation.

In a recent poll of UK adults, it was found that losing weight tops the list of most commonly made New Year’s Resolutions – but is also the hardest to stick to. If you’re considering making a positive body change in 2024 you may have researched body reshaping surgery and wondering what 360 liposuction entails.

In this blog post, we delve into the details of what 360 liposuction entails, exploring its benefits, procedure, and why it’s becoming a sought-after solution for those aiming to achieve a sculpted and contoured body.

360 liposuction, also known as circumferential liposuction, is an advanced technique designed to address fat deposits around the entire torso, creating a harmonious and sculpted look from every angle. Unlike traditional liposuction, which may target specific areas, 360 liposuction aims to provide a comprehensive transformation by treating the abdomen, flanks, back, and waistline in a single procedure.

360 lipo can also address the legs which is a common problem area for women who tend to store fat on their thighs. Using Vaser liposuction, Dr Mooz can sculpt the legs by addressing the thighs, knees and buttock crease.

What are the benefits of 360 liposuction?

  • Comprehensive sculpting: Targets multiple areas around the torso for an all-encompassing transformation. Addresses stubborn fat deposits in the abdomen, flanks, back, and waistline.
  • Enhanced contouring: Creates a smoother and more contoured appearance. Accentuates the natural curves and proportions of the body.
  • 360-degree results: Provides a balanced and aesthetically pleasing outcome from every angle. Eliminates the need for multiple procedures to achieve full-body symmetry.

What does the 360 Liposuction procedure involve?

The first step is always a thorough consultation. Dr Mooz is a highly experienced body contouring surgeon and he can assess your goals and determine if 360 liposuction is the right fit.

If you make the decision to proceed, he will provide you with pre-operative instructions on how best to proceed.

Vaser is carried out as a day case with local anaesthetic and sedation, so there is no need for a general anaesthetic. During the operation, small incisions are made strategically to access the targeted areas and the Vaser device emits ultrasound energy to break up the fat cells before the fat is suctioned out and the incisions closed.

Patients can typically resume light activities within a few days, with full recovery expected within a few weeks. Results become more apparent as swelling subsides, revealing a sculpted and balanced physique from every perspective.

360 liposuction represents a revolutionary approach to body contouring, offering individuals a comprehensive solution to achieve a sculpted and harmonious look. As with any cosmetic procedure, it is essential to consult with a qualified and experienced surgeon to determine candidacy and discuss expectations. Call 02033 256 533 or email info@drmooz.com to arrange a consultation with Dr Mooz.

Male hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia follows a typical pattern and the first signs are a receding hairline and thinning on the top or vertex of the head, known as the crown. In more advanced stages of hair loss, the receding hairline may connect with balding at the crown, creating a horseshoe-shaped ring of hair on the side and back of the scalp.

While Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) has proven effective in addressing receding hairlines and balding at the front of the scalp, questions linger about its efficacy on the challenging terrain of the crown.

Understanding FUE

FUE, a minimally invasive hair restoration technique, involves harvesting individual hair follicles from the donor area (typically at the back of the scalp) and transplanting them to the recipient area. The process is meticulous, requiring precision to ensure natural-looking results. As the crown presents its own set of challenges, it’s essential to assess whether FUE is up to the task.

Challenges of crown restoration

The crown, or vertex, poses unique challenges for hair transplantation. Its circular pattern and the whorl of hair growth make it crucial to maintain a natural aesthetic. Additionally, the crown often experiences thinning and may have a limited donor hair supply. These factors raise the question: Can FUE effectively tackle these challenges and deliver satisfactory results on the crown?

Efficacy of FUE on the crown

Precise and natural results: FUE’s precision makes it suitable for addressing the intricacies of the crown. The ability to harvest individual follicles allows for careful consideration of the hair’s angle, direction, and density, resulting in a more natural appearance.

Limited donor supply: While the donor supply at the back of the scalp is more limited than other areas, advancements in FUE technology and surgical techniques have expanded the possibilities. Surgeons can strategically extract grafts, ensuring the preservation of the donor area’s aesthetic and preventing overharvesting.

Whorl patterns: The whorl patterns in the crown require a surgeon’s skill to mimic natural hair growth. FUE, with its precision in graft placement, allows for the recreation of these patterns, enhancing the overall aesthetic of the transplanted hair.

Choosing a skilled and experienced surgeon is paramount. A surgeon’s ability to design a natural hairline, navigate the whorl patterns, and optimise donor hair distribution greatly influences the success of the procedure.

Mr Michael Mouzakis is a highly experienced hair restoration surgeon, offers the most advanced techniques, has performed over 1,600 procedures, and was awarded finalist of the Hair Restoration Practitioner of the Year category in the Aesthetic Medicine Awards 2022.

Realistic expectations are also crucial. While FUE can significantly improve the appearance of the crown, achieving a perfect match with the original density may be challenging. Patients should understand that multiple sessions may be necessary for optimal results. Age is also a factor and younger patients may need to wait until the hair loss pattern is more established before transplanting the crown.

To find out if you’re suitable for crown restoration, call 02033 256 533 or email info@drmooz.com to arrange a consultation with Mr Michael Mouzakis.

Whether you are suitable for Vaser Hi-Def, a cutting-edge liposuction technique designed to sculpt and define the body, depends on several factors, including your overall health, expectations, and individual body characteristics.

Vaser Hi-Def is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and during your consultation with leading London body sculpting expert Dr Mooz he will assess your suitability and advise you on the benefits and drawbacks of Vaser Hi-Def. He can also advise you on traditional Vaser, MicroLipo, or liposuction techniques.

What is the difference between Vaser and Vaser Hi-Def?

Like traditional lipo, Vaser liposuction removes unwanted fat from specific body areas. The difference is that Vaser technology delivers high-frequency ultrasound waves which vibrate the fat cells loose from their connective tissues before a cannula removes them. This improves the process, with more precisely sculpted results and less trauma and downtime.

During Vaser Hi-Def, Dr Mooz can position the ultrasound cannula as close to the muscle fibres as possible, sculpting the musculature’s natural contours and grooves.

What factors determine your suitability for Vaser Hi-Def?

Health assessment: One of the most critical considerations when determining suitability for Vaser Hi-Def is your overall health. You should be in good general health, without uncontrolled medical conditions, to ensure a safe and successful procedure.

  • Body Mass Index (BMI): Your body mass index is a critical factor in determining if you are suitable for Vaser Hi-Def. No Vaser procedure is intended for weight loss, but candidates for Vaser Hi-Def should be at their ideal body weight and with good underlying musculature but wish to achieve further definition that they cannot achieve with diet and exercise alone.
  • Realistic expectations: It’s crucial to have realistic expectations about the outcome of Vaser Hi-Def. While the procedure can produce impressive results regarding body contouring and muscle definition, it may not achieve perfection. Discussing your goals and expectations with Dr Mooz is essential to ensure your suitability for this procedure.
  • Localised fat deposits: Vaser Hi-Def is most suitable for individuals with localised areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. It can effectively target these problem areas, such as the abdomen, flanks, thighs, or arms, to create a more sculpted appearance.
  • Skin elasticity: The elasticity of your skin is another critical factor. Your skin should have enough elasticity to adapt to the new contours created by Vaser Hi-Def. Individuals with loose or sagging skin may require additional procedures, such as a tummy tuck or arm lift, to achieve their desired results.
  • Age: Age is a consideration, but it’s not a strict determinant of suitability. Older patients can undergo Vaser Hi-Def successfully, but the quality and elasticity of their skin may affect the results. Younger individuals often have better skin elasticity, which can lead to more dramatic outcomes.
  • Commitment to post-operative care: This is also critical in determining whether you’re suitable for Vaser Hi-Def. To achieve and maintain the desired results from Vaser Hi-Def, you must adhere to a strict healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, to ensure the longevity of your sculpted appearance.
  • In summary, your suitability for Vaser Hi-Def depends on various factors, including your health, expectations, body characteristics, and commitment to the process. It’s not a solution for weight loss but rather a technique designed to sculpt and define the body. To determine if this procedure is correct for you, a consultation with an experienced surgeon is a must, as they can guide you to the appropriate procedure.

Dr Mooz is one of the few UK surgeons who have completed the Total Definer Masterclass under Dr Alfredo Hoyos, a world leader in body contouring surgery and high defintion lipo. This unique training opportunity allowed Dr Mooz to hone his skills further and learn from the plastic surgeon who created Vaser High Definition Liposculpture and is considered a true artist, able to create beautiful, contoured bodies.

Get in touch to book a consultation to discuss your suitability for Vaser Hi-Def.

The menopause may be a natural stage of ageing, but that doesn’t make this time of transition less challenging for women experiencing the whole host of physical and psychological changes caused by fluctuating hormone levels.

Around the time of menopause, many females experience physical symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and a reduced sex drive. It can also lead to anxiety, changes in mood, and a reduced sex drive.

There are an acknowledged 34 symptoms associated with the menopause, and are grouped as vasomotor, psychological, urogenital, and physical changes. The latter includes headaches, joint pain, insomnia, and weight gain.

Why do women gain weight during menopause?

Recent research suggests that the menopause doesn’t directly cause weight gain but instead causes a shift in fat distribution, and post-menopausal women are likely to accumulate abdominal fat.

Published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, it found that post-menopausal women experienced increased abdominal fat, and a corresponding decrease in leg circumference, suggesting fat cells move from other parts of the body to the waistline.

Often called the ‘fat reshuffle’, liposuction is particularly effective at eradicating stubborn fat deposits on the abdomen.

Rather than blaming your oestrogen levels, age and lifestyle are the main culprits of any general weight gain. Ageing is associated with a slowing down of your metabolism, explaining the phrase that you must ‘run to stay in place’. With our bodies burning fewer calories, it follows that we have to eat less and move more, but our activity levels typically decrease in our 50s onwards, so muscle mass declines and stubborn fat deposits accumulate.

A common menopausal symptom is insomnia, and our sleep patterns are directly linked to weight gain. Leptin is the hormone that tells you when you’re full, and when the body is sleep deprived, it produces less leptin. Furthermore, lack of energy the next day is typically combatted with excess consumption of caffeine, sugar and fatty foods and less desire to exercise.

Tummy liposuction for menopausal weight gain

Tummy liposuction is a highly effective solution to stubborn fat deposits on the stomach. During the procedure, Mr Michael Mouzakis will make tiny incisions in the treatment area before removing excess fat tissue with a cannula, a specially designed suction device. The stomach will immediately look flatter and more contoured.

To find out if you’re suitable for tummy liposuction, call 02033 256 533 or email info@drmooz.com to arrange a consultation with Mr Michael Mouzakis on Harley Street.

Gynecomastia or the appearance of man boobs is a very common, highly distressing condition that is thought to affect over 30% of adult males in the UK. The true number of sufferers may be much higher as many men are either too embarrassed to seek help or are unaware that there are treatment options out there.

In the most recent figures released by one of the UK’s leading cosmetic surgery associations, chest reduction was up 158% and liposuction was up 150% on the previous year’s figures, as more and more men realise that there is a solution.

Surgical male breast reduction, liposuction or a combination of these two procedures are highly effective treatment options and the ideal procedure depends on the underlying cause and the severity of the condition.

What has caused my gynecomastia?

All men have a small amount of breast tissue behind their nipples and true gynecomastia is a medical term for the enlargement of this glandular tissue. It is caused by an imbalance in testosterone and oestrogen levels, and genetics, age and hormonal fluctuations can all factor. Certain prescribed medications, anabolic steroids and underlying medical conditions can also stimulate overdevelopment of breast tissue in the male chest.

What is pseudogynecomastia?

Pseudogynecomastia, also known as false gynecomastia, results from excess fatty tissue on the chest wall that mimics the appearance of the female breast. A healthy diet and targeted exercise routine can sometimes help but often these stubborn fatty deposits remain, and the skin can often become stretched.

What is the most effective treatment for gynecomastia?

The first step is a comprehensive, unhurried consultation in which Mr Michael Mouzakis will carefully assess you physically to determine the underlying cause.

If there is an excess of glandular breast tissue, a surgical excision like a female breast reduction or mastopexy may be required. Overly stretched skin with poor elasticity may need to be removed surgically also.

Psuedogynecomastia responds very well to liposuction. Small incisions are made where they will be unnoticeable when fully healed. A thin cannula is then inserted to remove the excess fat and sculpt the chest contours.

Mr Michael Mouzakis offers traditional liposuction for gynecomastia, MicroLipo and Vaser Lipo. At your consultation he will also advise you on which approach is best suited to achieve the outcome you’re hoping for.