Bothered about a double chin or unhappy with lack of thigh gap? Most of us have at least one area of the body that we’re less that satisfied with, however careful we are about what we eat or how much we work out.

Liposuction is one of the UK’s most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for both men and women as it is a highly effective method of eliminating unwanted fat and enhancing the physique. MicroLipo is an advanced liposuction technique performed by London body sculpting expert Mr Michael Mouzakis.

Benefits of MicroLipo:

#1 Less damage, less downtime

 Micro-cannula liposuction or MicroLipo gets its name from the size of the cannulas that are used to emulsify and remove the fat. In traditional liposuction, the cannulas are usually larger than 6 millimetres whereas in MicroLipo the cannula ranges from the smallest of which is just 0.9mm wide and the largest of which is 3mm. As a result, there is less damage to the surrounding tissue, so less bruising and swelling. 

#2 Minimal or no blood loss

 Tumescent liposuction involves injecting a solution of saline mixed with local anaesthetic and adrenaline which shrinks the blood vessels. There is minimal risk of excessive bleeding after MicroLipo.

#3 Performed under local anaesthetic

MicroLipo is performed under local anaesthetic so the risks and recovery associated with a general anaesthetic are eliminated.

#4 Can be repeated

Up to 3.5 litres of fat can be removed in one session and multiple areas can be treated at the same time. However, it is very safe to have a repeat session if further body sculpting is required.

#5 Smooth contours

MicroLipo’s tiny cannula means Mr Michael Mouzakis has full control over the procedure and there is minimal chance of too much fat being removed which can result in a rippling effect. The slow, controlled MicroLipo technique produces a smoother result.

#6 Suitable for small body areas

MicroLipo is particularly effective for targeting smaller body areas such as under the chin, along the neck, the back of the arms and the knees.

#7 Fantastic treatment for Lipoedema

One of the key benefits of MicroLipo is that it is particularly effective at treating Lipoedma as the size of the cannula means it cause less damage to the lymphatic drainage system.

To discover more of the benefits of MicroLipo, call 02033 256 533 or email info@drmooz.com to arrange a consultation with Mr Michael Mouzakis.

Male pattern baldness is a progressive condition, so the amount of hair loss will only increase with age. By age 30, it’s thought that 25% of men will experience noticeable hair loss. By 50, this has increased to 50% and by age 60, over two-thirds of men will be experiencing thinning and loss of density often combined with a receding hairline or growing bald patch.

As androgenetic alopecia is linked to your age as well as genetics, it’s no surprise that most men who are experiencing noticeable hair loss have also seen a proliferation of grey or white hairs as 50% of the population has about 50% of grey hair by age 50, according to dermatologists.

So, can you have a FUE hair transplant when your hair has started to go grey or white?

Hair transplant on white hair White Hair Transplant

One misconception about grey or white hair is that it’s no longer ‘healthy’. The principles of FUE hair transplantation is you’re taking healthy, viable hair follicles from the donor area and transplanting them to an area where they are able to graft successfully and start producing new hairs.

We get our hair colour – along with our skin, nail, lip, and eye colour – from specialised cells called melanocytes which produce a pigment known as melanin. It’s thought that follicular melanocytes are far more susceptible to oxidative stress and therefore stop producing melanin at a much quicker rate than melanocytes situated in the iris for example.

When this melanin production slows down, our hair begins to lose its colour, becoming grey or white when there is complete absence of pigmentation in the hair. However, this lack of pigment does not affect the viability of this hair follicles and they can be successfully grafted.

Careful planning is essential when performing a grey or white hair transplant and Mr Michael Mouzakis not only takes into account your hair growth patterns to ensure the grafted follicular units match in terms of angle and placement, but he will also factor in the colour pattern of greying hair when transplanting follicular units.

Call 0207 411 9858 to book a consultation with Mr Michael Mouzakis and find out if you’re suitable for a hair transplant.

Today is World Hair Transplant Repair Day, led by International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), the world’s leading authority on hair loss and hair restoration. They have launched this annual awareness day to raise consumer awareness about the risks to patients that undergo hair restoration procedures carried out illegally by unlicensed technicians which has become a growing concern.

IHSRS members such as Dr Mooz have seen a worrying increase in recent years in patients seeking hair transplant repair. This can be very challenging, as he often must correct poor results, severe infections, poor donor area planning and over-harvesting and visible scarring.

Do I need hair transplant repair?

Severe infections and visible scarring are often seen as the worst-case scenarios with a botched hair transplant. But, often, Dr Mooz sees patients that have been left with a less than pleasing aesthetic result that is the mark of an unskilled or inexperienced practitioner.

Typical aesthetic problems can include an unnatural hairline or not enough density. Planning is key to a successful hair transplant and Dr Mooz will carefully assess the donor area, the area of hair loss and your existing hair pattern to ensure that a truly natural result is procedure. He will take into consideration the texture, size, direction, and angle of each hair graft when they are transplanted.

What makes a hairline look unnatural?

Your hairline is the frame of your face and highly visible so it’s essential that your hair restoration surgeon gets it right. An unnatural hairline is very straight and has none of the typical irregularities that a normal hairline has. If it’s placed too high, it can make the forehead look too large. Dr Mooz will take new follicles to reshape the hairline and any poorly placed follicles can be carefully removed.

What is lack of density?

Lack of density is when not enough hair follicles have been implanted during the initial procedure. This can be compounded if there has been poor follicle handling or implantation that crushes the hair follicles or places them too close together to ensure sufficient blood supply. A secondary procedure can be performed to implant more hair follicles, but a skilled practitioner is a must to ensure none of the existing or previously implanted hair follicles are damaged.

HAIR TRANSPLANT REPAIR CASE STUDY:

Dr Mooz recently performed hair transplant repair on a young woman who’d gone to Turkey for her initial procedure. She was deeply unhappy with her frontal hairline which looked very fake and Barbie doll-like. Watch the video to see how Dr Mooz corrected her hairline to produce a much more natural appearance.

Steve Ashworth is a Patient Coordinator at The Private Clinic in Birmingham and aged 33 he decided to have a FUE Hair Transplant procedure with Dr Mooz.

“I first decided that a FUE Hair Transplant was the right procedure for me compared to other hair transplant treatments because of the minimum downtime required after treatment it all seemed very straightforward and fitted into my life and routine easily”

Steve had first noticed the signs of hair loss in his late teens and this resulted in very low self-confidence over the following years.

“My confidence was extremely low for many years, I wouldn’t ever let anyone stand over me or I would never walk down stairs in front of anyone as my crown was very visible.”

After working alongside Dr Mooz convinced Steve that he was the best surgeon choice when he decided to undergo a FUE hair transplant.

“I have been working closely with Dr Mouzakis and he has won me over with his knowledge and his nice manner. The patient’s safety and comfort is at the forefront of what he does which I think is the most important thing to look for in a surgeon, as well as the fantastic results.”

Although Steve felt initially nervous on the day of his operation, Dr Mooz put him at ease during the pre-op consultation and nerves turned to excitement.

Watch Steve’s hair transplant journey in full

Steve's FUE Hair Transplant Story

“I was asleep for most of the extraction (removal of the hair follicles from the back). I felt no pain at all which I was quite surprised about. Dr Mouzakis is a very gentle surgeon and he really looked after me in theatre.”

Hair transplant before and afters
Hair transplant surgery performed by a highly experienced and qualified practitioner should mean minimal downtime and Steve had his hair transplant on the Monday and was back to work on the Wednesday.

“It was amazing how quickly I healed. Everyone has been so supportive and they can’t believe how amazing my results are 6 months in. My dad is even thinking of having a Hair Transplant and he is 67!”

“When I speak to my patients, who have never met me before, and I tell them I’ve had a Hair Transplant they can’t believe me until I show them my before pictures.”

Get in touch to book your hair transplant with Dr Mooz.

 

Liposuction is considered a relatively safe procedure, particularly Vaser lipo which uses ultrasound energy to emulsify the fat cells and is performed under a local anaesthetic. However, every cosmetic surgery procedure carries some risk of potential complications, and it is essential that you are well informed about the risks as well as the benefits before you make the decision to proceed.

What are common liposuction risks?

Side effects of liposuction are usually minor, but there are some more serious potential complications that you must be aware of.

Common side effects:

  • Bruising at the incision sites
  • Swelling of the area which can last for many months
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Fluid coming from the incisions
  • Swollen ankles (if legs or ankles are treated)
  • Temporary numbness that should disappear in six to eight weeks
  • Scarring, although the incisions are small and usually placed where they will be well hidden

Rare risks from liposuction:

  • Skin infection at the incision sites
  • Allergic reactions
  • Bleeding under the skin
  • Persistent or even permanent numbness of the treatment area
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Asymmetry or irregular contours
  • Embolism
  • Damage to internal organs

As liposuction removes underlying fat cells but the skin is not being tightened that loose, lax skin can be an issue after surgery. However, Dr Mooz will carefully assess your skin laxity during your consultation and will advise you on what you can expect.

How can I reduce the risks of liposuction?

First and foremost, it is important you choose an experienced and expert plastic surgeon that has the relevant training. Dr Mooz will also advise you to quit smoking and nicotine products prior to surgery as this can affect your circulation and slow down healing. You will also be advised to wear a compression garment during the recovery period to control swelling.

For more advice on lipo risks or about the recovery period after liposuction, call 0207 411 9858 to arrange a consultation with Dr Mooz.

Liposuction with Dr Mooz starts at £3,200 and includes three follow-up appointments. The price can vary significantly, and this depends on the areas treated and the type of anaesthesia used.

The fee will also include a pre-operative medical assessment to ensure you are suitable for surgery, a patient co-ordinator who will be your point of contact, state-of-the-art hospital facilities, comprehensive aftercare and a highly skilled and experienced surgeon, anaesthetist and nursing team

At your consultation with Dr Mooz, he will be able to give you a detailed price and explain what it covers. Call 0207 411 9858 to arrange a consultation at either his London or Northampton clinic.

This is one of the most frequently asked questions Dr Mooz gets asked during his liposuction consultations. If you’re investing time and money in a cosmetic surgery procedure, you want to know how long you can expect the results to last.

According to the most up-to-date research, we have a set number of fat cells, known as adipocytes, when we reach adulthood and, if we maintain a stable weight, the total number of fat cells does not change, although there is a turnover of approximately 10% of fat cells per year.

If we lose a significant amount of weight, then those fat cells can shrink. However, extreme weight gain can cause those fat cells to both grow in size and number.

Liposuction removes fat cells permanently and they can never come back. However, if you gain a significant amount of weight after your lipo procedure, then the existing fat cells in the treatment area will grow bigger and, eventually, can replicate.

How much weight can you lose with liposuction?

It is important to have realistic expectations from any cosmetic surgery procedure, and liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. The amount of fat cells taken from the treated area will be relatively small and focused on improving your body shape and removing any stubborn pockets of fat that are marring your physique.

Therefore, it is important that you are near to or at your ideal body weight and able to maintain this post-procedure to ensure you get the optimal aesthetic outcome and be able to enjoy your results for a long time.

Am I an ideal candidate for high-definition liposuction?

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

Vaser Hi-Def is a sculpting rather than de-bulking procedure and Dr Mooz will remove small amounts of fatty tissue to reveal the muscular structure below. It is best suited to very fit and slim men and women who already have good muscle tone and are commited to a strict diet and exercise regime.

To find out which liposuction technique will deliver the results you’re hoping for, call 0207 411 9858 to arrange a consultation with Dr Mooz.

Liposuction remains one of the most consistently popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the UK, because it so effective at removing stubborn deposits of fat that have proven resistant to healthy diet or a vigorous exercise routine.

In the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon, it’s possible to achieve a more defined and balanced shape, and risks are relatively rare. Liposuction can be performed on the tummy, buttocks, hips, flanks, thighs, back, under the chin and on the upper arms, chest and knees.

There are several different ways that liposuction works, depending on the approach used. During a traditional liposuction procedure, a thin tube known as cannula is inserted through tiny incisions into the treatment area. The cannula is used to loosen the fat cells before they are removed by a special suction device attached to the cannula. The small incisions are then closed.

One variation on this approach is the wet or tumescent technique. The surgeon will inject the area with a large volume of solution typically containing lidocaine which is a local anaesthetic and a capillary constrictor. The treatment area becomes swollen, and therefore it is easier to remove the fat cells. It also eliminates the need for a general anaesthetic and reduces blood loss as the capillaries are constricted.

How does microlipo work?

Micro cannula lipo or microliposuction is a minimally invasive technique, performed under a local anaesthetic, which involves very little downtime. During a microlipo procedure, very tiny cannulas are used to extract the fat, so it is particularly well suited to more delicate areas such as under the chin along the jawline and under the arms.

How does Vaser liposuction work?

Another approach is to use energy to assist in emulsifying the fat cells, thereby making them easier to remove. During a Vaser liposuction procedure, Dr Mooz will insert a probe into the incision that uses ultrasound energy to break up the fat cells so they can be removed with a controlled suction device, causing less trauma to the surrounding tissue than surgical lipo. It also stimulates collagen production so can tighten the overlying skin at the same time.

For more advice on lipo and Vaser liposuction works, call 0207 411 9858 to arrange a consultation.

Cardi B is no stranger to cosmetic surgery and has been candid about the breast augmentation and liposuction she had following the birth of her daughter three years ago. Now, nine months after her son was born, she has announced her next procedure will be a tummy tuck as she feels her shape has changed post-pregnancy.

Many women share this feeling after childbirth and breastfeeding which is why the mummy makeover has become one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in recent years.

Pregnancy usually affects two areas of the body the most – the tummy and the breasts – and many women find it impossible to rectify these changes, however hard they work in the gym.

To accommodate the growing baby, the abdomen stretches and women are often left with lax muscles and stretched skin, even when their tummy shrinks back down. Post-childbirth and breastfeeding, women often feel their breasts have lost volume and have begun to sag.

A mummy makeover is a combination procedure that consists of an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck which will improve the contours of the stomach and waistline, performed in conjunction with breast surgery. The type of breast surgery – whether it’s an augmentation, uplift or uplift with implants – depends on the individual patient’s requirements.

Abdominoplasty

Even very slim women can find it hard to tone up their tummy after pregnancy as it stretches the abdominal muscles as well as the skin. During a tummy tuck, Dr Mooz will be able to tighten and repair the abdominal muscles, ensuring a flatter tummy and tighter waistline. Then any excess skin is removed and the belly button will be repositioned if necessary.

Breast augmentation

Childbirth and breastfeeding can often affect the breast profile and many women experience a loss of volume particularly on the upper pole of the breast. Your frame and desired shape and size will inform which incision technique is used and where the implant is placed, as well as the type of implant during a breast augmentation procedure.

Breast uplift

An uplift procedure will address issues with ptosis or sagging of the breast tissues. Incisions are made around the breasts and nipples so excess skin and tissue can be removed. The breasts are then lifted and tightened to a more youthful and flattering position on the chest wall. If necessary, the nipples are repositioned and their size can be reduced if they have become stretched and enlarged.

The breast uplift and augmentation are often performed together to ensure the best result possible. These procedures can also be combined with liposuction if further contouring is required.

For more advice on which combination of procedures will best suit you, call 0207 411 9858 to arrange a consultation with Dr Mooz.

According to the latest report from The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), advances in techniques and technology mean that the hair transplant is becoming an increasingly effective surgical solution to hair loss.

In the ISHRS 2022 Practice Census, 68% or hair restoration surgeons reported performing an average of one procedure per patient in 2021 to achieve the desired result. This represents a significant improvement, as in 2019 ISHRS members estimated an average of 3.4 procedures were required and five operations needed in 2016.

Dr Mooz is often asked during hair transplant consultations, ‘how successful will my procedure be?’ While it is not ever possible to give a definitive answer, there are certain steps you can take to ensure a positive outcome.

Which hair transplant method is used?

The current prevailing technique is Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE. During this procedure, follicular units or grafts of one to four hairs are extracted individually from the donor area and then small incision are made in the recipient area into which the units are inserted.

The other commonly used hair transplant technique is FUT or Follicular Unit Transplantation, which entails taking a strip of tissue from the donor area and then the follicular units are removed from the strip. The major drawback of this technique is that it can leave a large scar on the back or sides of the head, which is why FUE has become more popular in recent years.

Initially, FUE survival rates were not as good as FUT, as the grafts underwent more ‘trauma’ during the extraction process. During FUT, the hair follicles are carefully dissected from the donor strip, potentially leaving more of the connective tissue intact.

However, as a recent study revealed, advances in FUE technique means that the survival rate has improved and is now comparable to FUT.

Dr Mooz further ensures a successful outcome by using a hair transplant implanter pen. The pen creates the incision in the scalp at the same time as the graft is inserted. There are several benefits to this technique. As well as ensuring a higher density of implantation, the device gives Dr Mooz full control over the angle of implantation. By placing grafts at specific angles to recreate the direction of hair growth, results appear more natural. The implanter pen also allows the hair transplant surgeon to safely implant grafts between existing hair follicles, so it is possible to perform an unshaven hair transplant.

For more advice on Dr Mooz’s hair transplant success rates, call 0207 411 9858 to arrange a consultation.