Cosmetic Surgery Centre / Poor service!
Asrar Shaikh was under my care for facial rejuvenation. He had minifacelift couple of years ago. He was happy with the result. He turned back after a year for further enhancement. His full facelift including skin, SMAS stretch and liposuction of the face was done. No major complication was observed. Even the commonest complication "Haematoma" was not observed in his case. Scar was well involuted. No skin necrosis and no nerve injury were noticed. After his first surgery he use to oblige me with fresh fishes. In fact once or twice he supplied himself cooked fish which was very delicious. This fisherman actually trapped me in the sense that I was compelled not to charge him for my professional fee. In fact his second major surgery was done with meager amount of money, which covered hardly the hospital, and medicinal charges only. His two subsequent minor surgical procedures were done without any charge. He was never charged for follow-ups. The greatest mistake on my part was not to charge him because he bribed me with few kilos of fresh fishes. If I had charged him he would have valued it very much. This phenomenon in common in cosmetic surgery.
At present he has two very small areas which are lumpy and required infiltration of Kenacort. This is something, which is one of the known sequels of liposuction if not manages properly. Small bore canola for liposuction and compression of the area for couple of weeks is the key to avoid this known complication. On very second day he came in his Pajero Jeep without suspension & without facial support. His compliance as a patient was very poor. All my patients who have undergone this procedure had very good compliance even some of the celebrities such as “Nighat Choudhry” never had any complication.
After a lapse of three months his preoperative and postoperative videos were compared. There was a significant improvement in his appearance. I wish to paste these videos for the viewer on this website. Viewer can also watch other videos on facelift in my website www.cosmeticreality.com
His entry to my clinic was deliberately banned because he started coming to my clinic without appointment, which was very disturbing for me and for my patients. Since he was never charged for follow-ups so he took the advantage of it. In his last procedure he promised in front of my theater staff to provide me “ Jumbo Prawn “ which he never did. His entry to my clinic was also banned so that he should come out of the vicious cycle of “ Obsessive Neurosis”
His lifestyle tells me that he is a disturbed man. Lives alone, unmarried,” Basically Sharif “ spends most of the time at home, and doing renovation all the time. Very few friends. His profession is related to fishery. Recently his fishing boat sank in the see while fishing. He tried several times to recover the boat from the sea bottom but disappointed. While touring London he had some grievances with someone and lodged complaints with London Police and spent more money than what he wanted to recover. He scanned hundreds of present and ten to fifteen years old pictures for comparison. He sent me twenty photographs in mail and some were shaded deliberately to highlight his point of view. His aging process is more rapid than a normal person. He is in fifties and wishes to get married according to one of his companions. His opinion about his own face changes rapidly. What looks good today becomes bad in a couple of weeks and what look bad becomes good in short span of time. His language shows his upbringing and level of education.
Facial rejuvenation can turn the clock back for the time being but aging continues. One cannot beat aging permanently and cosmetic surgery is not the solution of all social problems. Cosmetic surgery is not even hundred percent. Realistic expectation with stable personality without much social pressure is prerequisite for Aesthetic candidate for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Prof. Fakhr Alkhairy
Formerly Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery
Dow Medical College Karachi.
Formerly National Secretary of the International Academy for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery,
Member Editorial Board International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
President Pakistan Association of Plastic Surgeons