BBC News Update: PIP Implants

BBC News has reported that Jean-Claude Mas, the founder of the PIP company, has been sentenced to four years in prison for fraud and has been fined £63,000 by a court in Marseille.

PIP’s sale of implants using sub-standard silicone gel caused a global health scare that has affected 300,000 women in 65 countries.

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“Man who grew a single B-cup breast”- Daily Mail feature with Linia patient Farshad

The Daily Mail reported on Linia’s patient, Farshad Hashemzadeh, after he shared his cosmetic surgery story on ITV’s This Morning.

Farshad, 28, grew a single B-cup breast and was denied surgery by the NHS. He was so distressed by the unwanted appendage that he attempted to slice it off himself.

‘I went to the GP and started using tablets,’ he said after the breast began growing soon after he turned 18. Continue reading ““Man who grew a single B-cup breast”- Daily Mail feature with Linia patient Farshad”

“Man who grew a breast speaks of ‘incredible embarrassment’”- New York Daily News feature with Linia patient Farshad

The New York Daily News reported on Linia’s patient, Farshad Hashemzadeh, after he shared his cosmetic surgery story with The Sun.

Farshad, 28, opened up about his experience with gynecomastia, which affects many men during some point in their lives, often during adolescence or old age. Hashemzadeh, however, had a particularly extreme case. Continue reading ““Man who grew a breast speaks of ‘incredible embarrassment’”- New York Daily News feature with Linia patient Farshad”

“The Man who Grew a Boob”- The Sun Feature with Linia Patient Farshad

Meet rugged car worker who suddenly developed a B-Cup

Clutching a knife in desperation, the 28-year-old man began cutting into his own chest.

Despite the pain tearing through his body, there was only one thing on his mind – to remove the B-cup boob that had been growing there since he was 18.

The single breast had left car parts salesman Farshad Hashemzadeh so distressed he felt compelled to slice it off himself. Continue reading ““The Man who Grew a Boob”- The Sun Feature with Linia Patient Farshad”

The ‘What Baby’ Job- She feature with Linia patient Amanda

The ‘What Baby’ Job

After giving birth to three children, Amanda McMurtrie, 30, opted for a tummy tuck and breast augmentation.

‘Before I fell pregnant I was always relatively happy with my body. I’d wear whatever I wanted to – bikinis, tight dresses, nothing was off limits. Although I always put on at least a stone during pregnancies, I usually managed to lose it again.

However, after my third baby, my already naturally large DD breasts drooped and I was left with an awful apron of loose skin that hung from my stomach. I tried exercises to tone up but nothing helped. My confidence plummeted; I was 28 but felt that I had the body of someone so much older. Continue reading “The ‘What Baby’ Job- She feature with Linia patient Amanda”

Breast Enlargement Under Local Anaesthetic – Everything You Need to Know (Plus a Patient Testimonial)

Are you happy with your overall body shape? Have your breasts reduced in mass and shape due to recent weight loss? You’ve probably considered breast augmentation but wondered whether you could have it done awake.

We take you through what a patient of Linia Cosmetic Surgery had to say and her experience of the procedure. But first, we’ll take you through the procedure and the benefits.

It may be that you have always had a small chest and have trouble finding the style of clothes you want to wear that will fit you. Perhaps you have already had a tummy tuck, body lift and other cosmetic surgery and want to benefit from further surgery but don’t want to go under again.

That’s what we’re going to tackle today in this blog.

Breast implants can help to combat self-esteem and self-confidence issues you may have, whether you’ve always had smaller breasts nor not.

The problem is that maybe you’ve had enough work done and don’t really want to go under the knife and have full general anesthesia or maybe you are just scared and not keen on the after-effects.

Can you have breast augmentation under local Anaesthetic?

Whatever your reasons, the good news is that you don’t need to have some cosmetic surgery procedures, including breast augmentation, under general anesthesia.

Yes, it is possible and becoming more commonplace for patients to have a breast enlargement and breast augmentation with a local anaesthetic rather than general anesthesia.

Particularly, if the implants are going to placed below the breast tissue, but over the muscle.

For more information on getting a breast augmentation under local procedure, book your consultation today

What type of sedation is used for breast augmentation awake?

With awake breast augmentations (you can read another of our patient case studies by clicking that link) procedures such as breast implant surgery, you are given the sedation and a numbing agent into the area too by the plastic surgeon.

This has been used for many years in other plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery treatments like liposuction and eyelid surgery (to name two extremely popular surgical procedures) and is tumescent and consists of the epinephrine to control the bleeding and the anaesthetic, lidocaine.

What are the advantages of being awake during a boob job?

One of the most important questions you will have to think about when deciding whether you want to have surgery involving general or local anesthesia.

To come to the decision you will have to consider the pros and cons, and whether there are any risks to this kind of breast implant surgery.

Breast surgery, in general, offers many great benefits, so when it is performed by a surgeon with local anesthesia, some patients feel there are even more.

Having breast implants, like other invasive forms of cosmetic surgery, is traditionally performed with the use of anaesthetic.

Although it is relatively safe and can mean that a patient experiences less pain and distress. One of the major issues with anaesthetics is how it works.

woman after breast surgery with local anasthetic talking to surgeon

It cuts off the nerve signals between the body and brain, which means it prevents you from experiencing pain but also paralyses you while the surgery is performed.

Although this still happens when local anesthesia is used, it is far more localised and targeted, therefore, does not carry the same risks.

As you would be awake, though calm, It also means for the duration of the procedure, you will avoid the disorientation and nausea that is often associated with having it done under a general.

Furthermore, you can generally start to recover and get back to doing normal things after having breast implants, a breast reduction, breast lift or any other form of augmentation procedure.

Breast implants patients can eat, drink and move around with little to no restriction afterwards.

It’s not quite as simple as having fully non-surgical procedures, as the surgery is still very much an invasive one, but it also means you don’t need to spend time in the operating room and can leave with your new boobs on the same day usually.

What is the risk of being breast surgery under local anaesthetic?

It is important to note that any surgery, whether it’s a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast reduction or breast implants, comes with a degree of risk.

This has as much to do with the issues related to general anaesthetic and local anesthesia as it does the actual surgical breast implants.

The best way to avoid any of the complications associated with breast enlargement surgery, whether it is done with local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic is to ensure you have your procedure performed by a surgeon who is suitably qualified and certified.

When you first contact us, one of our friendly staff will arrange for a consultation appoint for you. You will get a chance to meet one of our team of highly experienced plastic surgeons who will be able to explain any of the risks that could.

Before you agree to have implants, the surgeon may advise that fat transfer would be better and still give you the lift and increase in shape and size you were looking for.

It is also important that you take the time to read the terms and conditions of agreeing to surgery.

A Happy Client Story Who Had Breast Augmentation Under Local Anesthesia at Our UK clinic in London

I had my Boob Job Under Local Anaesthetic – “Reveal” feature with Linia patient Tallulah

Reveal APRIL 2011 Article

Tallulah Egan, 23, London


“After the birth of my second daughter, Laila,
two-and-a-half-years ago, I had medical complications that caused me to lose a
lot of weight – and my breasts shrivelled to nothing.

They looked like teabags and I felt as if I’d been stripped of my femininity. I couldn’t wear tight or
revealing tops, and had no confidence in myself. But because I have cystic fibrosis, a genetic lung disease, I thought I’d never be able to have a boob job because it would require a general anaesthetic, which isn’t safe with my

Then, last year, I found a wonderful surgeon at Linia Cosmetic Surgery, who offered me the operation with just a local anaesthetic to numb the area. I’m not squeamish, so I didn’t even close my eyes! It took 45 minutes and I was able to go home half an hour later.

The recovery took as long as a normal boob job, but by summer I was wearing a bikini for the first time in years. I’ve gone from a 36AA to a 36DD and I’m thrilled!”

For more information or to book a consultation, Contact Us today or call us on 0800 170 7171

The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done- Take a Break feature with Linia patient Victoria

The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done

Victoria Buglioni had been thinking about having implants since she was 16, and finally went ahead last year at the age of 25. She told her Harley Street surgeon, Mr Azhar Aslam, that she wanted to go from a 34B to a 34DD. Her operation cost about £4000, paid in three instalments. Victoria, an accounts assistant and part-time model from Enfield, London, explains: Continue reading “The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done- Take a Break feature with Linia patient Victoria”

Cosmetic Beauty: The Lowdown- So Feminine feature with Mr Aslam’s expert opinion

Cosmetic Beauty: The Lowdown

Macrolane Breast Shaping aka: breast enhancement injections, injectable boob job

What is it? The non-surgical answer to a boob job, Macrolane is a hyaluronic acid based filler for body shaping. It’s a much simpler procedure than standard breast
implants and is used to enhance cup size and shape breasts; it can boost cup size by 1.5.
What to expect? Macrolane breast shaping is a walk-in, walk-out one to two hour procedure with immediate results. A local anaesthetic is applied to the breast, and 100-150mls of Macrolane are injected via a canula into the incision site. Continue reading “Cosmetic Beauty: The Lowdown- So Feminine feature with Mr Aslam’s expert opinion”

Cosmetic Beauty: The Lowdown- So Feminine feature with Mr Aslam

Cosmetic Beauty: The Lowdown

Tummy tuck aka: abdominoplasty

What is it? A dream come true for anyone with a spare tyre, the tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic plastic surgery operation which aims to get rid of loose skin, fat and stretch marks, tighten stomach muscles, lift upper thighs and pubic region – creating a sculptured waistline and tight, flat abdomen. Continue reading “Cosmetic Beauty: The Lowdown- So Feminine feature with Mr Aslam”

The Knife vs The Needle- Look & Feel Younger feature with Mr Aslam

The Knife vs The Needle

Some say that the surgical face lift, as we know it, will be dead by the end of the next decade. And some experts agree. ‘The need for the surgical face lift will possibly diminish because non-surgical treatments are now so effective in restoring volume loss and improving skin laxity’, explains cosmetic doctor, Dr Tracy Mountford, founder and director of the Cosmetic Skin Clinic. ‘Even with a surgical face lift, Botulinum toxins and fillers are still needed as traditional face lifts simply tighten the skin, while fillers volumise and Botox smoothes out frown lines and crow’s feet.’

Continue reading “The Knife vs The Needle- Look & Feel Younger feature with Mr Aslam”