Sometimes, you have those nasty little lines that won’t go away and make you feel insecure. Luckily, with science and technology stepping up in today’s medical world, tuning up can give you a little boost of confidence whenever you need – all with the Doctor’s permission, of course.
Thanks to cosmetic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Abdulrazzak Ali, we can find the help we so desperately need by going to the Royale Hayat Hospital. With credentials under his belt like a membership from the Royal College of London and a Masters in Aesthetic Surgery from Queen Mary University London, the Doctor is fully equipped and skilled in providing the best possible non-surgical treatments to meet your cosmetic needs, ensuring that your life will change within minutes, all during your lunch hour! How, you may ask? Resident expert Dr. Mohammed explains it to us in greater detail.
Why did you choose to practice the field of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Surgery?
Cosmetic and aesthetic surgery combine two different points of view: the artistic and medical. The combination gives attention to two different angles that can change a person’s life, when you sit down with the patient and construct a step-by-step plan.
What is it about cosmetic surgery that you feel enhances people’s lives?
There’s a new era of plastic surgery these days, and it’s all about maintaining natural beauty. I think that when done correctly, cosmetic surgery can give a person more confidence, which will ultimately improve their quality of life. But the key is to proceed with surgeries responsibly, and with a goal.
Which type of cosmetic surgery people usually request? How does one know if cosmetic surgery is right for them?
It depends on the problem area that they’d like to address. If it’s the forehead, then botox. The mid-to-lower facial region is where people request fillers, more so for a lifting effect they have on the skin. But the two new procedures we have that are rising in popularity are the HiFu, (a high focus ultrasound that helps the skin recoil to give a lifting effect in the face) and the thread – a facelift mechanism that is a little more invasive than the other procedures, but highly effective.
How long do recovery procedures tend to take?
As a whole, invasive surgeries are declining increasingly. Even the most complex of surgeries are using less intense techniques to achieve surgical results. In the case of nonsurgical procedures, most of these treatments can be done in less than an hour and you could go back to work the same day. The most important thing to remember however, if you want to recover fully, is that following up is a vital part of maintaining the procedure’s results.
What are the biggest challenges you face in your profession?
I believe in achieving a natural look, that makes the patient look fresher, but not entirely different. I want the people in the patient’s life to notice a small change without being able to place what that change is – that’s what my job is, running the nonsurgical clinic. Anything outside the norm is not going to be beautiful, and I refuse to overdo things. I pride myself in succeeding the achievements each time, but it will always be a challenge – the work of an artist.
Have science and technology any breakthroughs for creating non-invasive cosmetic surgical procedures?
Nonsurgical procedures have come a long way and have introduced many breakthroughs. In my opinion, one of the most revolutionary procedures to have hit the market is the Skin Booster. It combines the positive qualities of mesotherapy and PRP treatments, while allowing for a longtime result with a less demanding application schedule. The use of fillers has also revolutionized our practices, because there’s so much you can do with them without going under the knife. We can even do minor nasal augmentations around the nose by using fillers instead of doing a complete rhinoplasty surgery. Unless of course, it’s needed. But if surgery isn’t necessary, then you don’t have to go through the pain and hassle.
Which procedures do you offer at Royale Hayat, that can’t be found anywhere else in Kuwait?
Kuwait is progressive with the medical equipment, tools and procedures it brings in, so in regards to the updated quality of nonsurgical surgeries offered in the country, we are blessed to have a lot to give to patients. What sets Royale Hayat aside from other facilities, however, is the experience provided by the team working together to fully cater to the patient’s needs. From our coloplasty team, our surgical department, dermatology department, and the nonsurgical clinic, we work as a team and help each other by coordinating treatments. Teamwork, as a result, always lets the patients walk away happy that they chose our facility in the first place.
Royale Hayat Hospital is located in Jabriya, off the 4th Ring Road. For more information. visit their website at www.royalehayat.com, and follow them on Instagram and Facebook @royalehayat. Photo of Dr Mohammed Abdulrazzak Ali courtesy of Royale Hayat.