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Q: Which plastic surgeons in London install calf implants? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
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Subject: Which plastic surgeons in London install calf implants?
Category: Health > Medicine
Asked by: thalamus-ga
List Price: $40.00
Posted: 18 Jul 2002 02:40 PDT
Expires: 17 Aug 2002 02:40 PDT
Question ID: 42430
$40 will be awarded to the researcher who can List the name, street
address (email address if available) and telephone number of three
doctors in London UK who perform calf augmentation/implant operations.
The price charged for the surgery by each clinic must also be quoted.

Please do not answer unless you are confident that you can provide all
of the following:

-Three or more Clinic's addresses

-Three or more Phone numbers

-Amount charged for the operation by the three above clinics

To properly answer this question, you will probably need to call a few
clinics, so please note the time zone that London occupies before you
volunteer to answer the question.
I understand that many doctors are not willing to immediately quote a
price for the procedure. Please consult as many clinics as possible
until three prices are given.
URL and email addresses are welcome, but not required.

Request for Question Clarification by nenna-ga on 18 Jul 2002 17:43 PDT
I just wanted to let you know that I am working on this question, and
will post an answer as soon as I can

Nenna-GA

Request for Question Clarification by silviares-ga on 21 Jul 2002 16:28 PDT
Hello thalamus-ga

from all the information I gathered so far it appears that there is
only one doctor performing this procedure in any numbers in London.
Should I go ahead and see what the expense would be ? I know you
wanted three but what if there is only one, would you accept the
information about that one as an answer ?

silviares

Request for Question Clarification by nenna-ga on 21 Jul 2002 19:22 PDT
I can tell you I have a list of 5 or so to call come Mon. So,
Silvares, you may want to reseach a bit furhter...good luck. All's
fair if you get it in before I do.

Request for Question Clarification by nenna-ga on 22 Jul 2002 16:14 PDT
Just to let you know, i have messages into a # of clinics in London,
and am waiting for return calls and messages. I should have a answer
or something more within a week.

Nenna-GA

Clarification of Question by thalamus-ga on 23 Jul 2002 02:34 PDT
I agree with Nenna, Silviares; I prefer that you (or anyone else, for
that matter) wait until you have met the conditions as stated in the
original question before submitting an answer.

If you do not find three doctors, or decide that it’s not worth the
effort to search further, you are welcome to post the fruits of your
research in the comment section.

It is my personal opinion that both the researchers and question
submitters would be served better if Google Answers was set up in such
a way that any number of researchers could answer a question and once
the time allotment expired, the money would be awarded to the
researcher with the best answer.

Thank you Neena and Silviares. I am pleased that you have considered
my question. Your research is greatly appreciated.
Answer  
Subject: Re: Which plastic surgeons in London install calf implants?
Answered By: silviares-ga on 24 Jul 2002 09:26 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Hello thalamus-ga,

I would like to clarify that my comment about the shortage of doctors
performing the procedure was not due to lack of research but by some
of the early answers I received during my efforts.

Here are some examples of answers I received from clinics and doctor
offices:

"...We can only offer Mr. ..., as you will find if you continue to
search for surgeons there are not many that perform this type of
surgery ..."
"...The only  surgeon really doing those in any numbers is Mr. ..." 

Plus the same names where coming up over and over again which lead me
to think that only one or at the most two surgeons where performing
calf implants.

But this morning I found the third one and so I'm posting this answer.
I am sure that if nenna-ga will find more she will publish her
findings and I will do the same if some more answers from doctors and
clinics will come in in the next few days (but I doubt that will be
the case).
I will list now the clinics and the doctors together with the original
answers so that information is not lost in the process.

The first clinic is:

Highgate Private Hospital
17-19 View Road
Highgate
London N6 4DJ

Freephone: 0800 382 6622 Tel: 020 8341 4182
Fax: 020 8341 4262
Email: highgate.privatehospital@lineone.net
Website: www.highgatehospital.co.uk

Natalie Hope from Highgate Private Hospital writes to me:

"... We can only offer Mr. Khan, as you will find if you continue to
search for surgeons there are not many that perform this type of
surgery. . Mr. Khan Charges a 50.00 consultation fee and the cost of
the operation would be 2750.00 for one side and 3600.00 for both
legs. If you do need any further information or would like to book a
consultation please contact me on 0800 328 6622 Regards Nathalie Hope"

She also sent a Body Implant brochure as an attachment, I copied it at
the end of this answer.

I also obtained the direct number of Mr. Khan from Mr. Edward
Latimer-Sayer.
When I called Mr. Khan he seemed pleased to know that Mr.
Latimer-Sayer gave me his number and he was much more willing to give
the information I was looking for after I mention that. Here is the
private number:

"Please try Mr. Saif Khan on 129 Harley St. 07970 600317. I know that
he has implanted a few recently. He works at Highgate Hospital.
Yours sincerely,
Edward Latimer-Sayer"

The second clinic is:

The Wellington Hospital 
Wellington Place 
London ,   NW8 9LE 
Telephone: +44 (0)20 75865959 
Fax: +44 (0)20 74835030 

The surgeon doing those at Wellington is Mr. D. Harrison. His private
data as provided to me by a fellow surgeon Mr. A. Grobbelaar are as
follows:

"... Mr. D. Harrison Address Suite 2, Queen Anne Street, LONDON, W1M
9LD. Phone 020 7580 7555.
A. Grobbelaar"

Here are Mr. Harrison fees, they refer to both legs. For one leg it
would be less.
All prices are in English Pounds.

consultation 100
surgery 2000
anesthesia 560
hospital 600
implant around 800 (depending on the type)


The Third clinic is:

The Hurlingham Clinic 
Church Gate Hall
Church Gate
London SW6 3LD
Telephone number is 020 7348 6380 

Diana Davy writes to me:

"Thank you for your enquiry.  I am pleased to say that this is
something our surgeon can perform for you.  The surgeon's name is Mr.
Daniel P. Goldberg, who is American born and trained.  He is the only
American on the Specialist Register of Plastic Surgery in the UK and
is an exceptionally able and experienced surgeon.  Details of both him
and our clinic are on our website, through which your enquiry has
reached us.  We also received an enquiry on your behalf from the
Cromwell Hospital.  I told them I would answer your questions.

Total cost of the procedure would be in the region of 4,500.  This
would include fees for surgeon, hospital, anesthetist and follow up
visits for one year.

A consultation is full, frank and completely without obligation.  
Your questions will be welcomed and answered fully.  The one-hour
consultation will cover discussion of your expectations, medical
examination, a note of any relevant medical history, details of the
procedure, risks, recovery and costs. A consultation with our surgeon
is 120.
   
The Hurlingham Clinic is situated in Fulham and is easily accessible
by road or public transport, being within a few minutes’ walk from
Putney Bridge underground station.  Our telephone number is 020 7348
6380 – we would be delighted to see you.
 
Diana Davy
Patient Care Co-ordinator"

I used mostly e-mail and a few phone calls for my research. I emailed
to many plastic surgery clinics and all the plastic surgeons in London
for which I could find e-mail addresses. The British Association of
Plastic Surgeons website www.baaps.org.uk was very useful.

I hope you are satisfied with the answer.  I will let you know if more
answers will come in by posting the new findings as comments

Good luck if you decide to undergo the procedure!

silviares






Highgate Private Hospital Body Implants brochure
Body Implants

Introduction

Like many people you may be unhappy with parts of your body that you
consider too small or the wrong shape.  No matter what amount and type
of exercise you do, you just cannot get your body the way you want.
Your body may not be genetically designed to have the shape you are
seeking or sometimes a form of injury or disease can affect muscle
development. Embarrassment can mean that you try to cover up the area
resulting in self-restriction of activities and clothing.

How Body Implants Surgery is Performed

Body implants are performed under a general anesthetic.  Implants are
inserted through incisions in natural body creases.

Calf Implants are performed with the patient lying face down. An
incision is made at the natural crease at the back of the knee where
the surgeon creates a pocket for the implant.  The implant is then
sutured into place.  During a buttock implant procedure the incision
is made at the base of the buttock where it meets the leg.  Each
implant is then slid up underneath the skin and into position.  During
pectoral implants the surgeon makes the incision in each armpit and
then implant is then positioned.

Post Operative Management

After surgery the area surrounding the implant may be slightly swollen
and bruised.  Any numbness and tightness will usually subside after a
few days as the body becomes accustomed to the implant.  Sutures will
be removed around 10 days after the operation.  Walking is encouraged
as it help to reduce the risk of thrombosis.

Most people are able to go back to work within a week.  Smoking and
alcohol should be avoided during this period as they prolong swelling.
 Strenuous activities should be avoided for up to 6 weeks.

Results

Implants provide an immediate result and they appear quite natural,
even during exercise.  They offer you the chance to change the body
part you dislike and have the shape you have always desired.

As with all types of cosmetic surgery, the benefit received from body
implants will depend on the change in attitude a patient has about
themselves following surgery.  Increased confidence and self
perception will allow a patient to enjoy new possibilities for
changing their image and try activities that they were once too
embarrassed to participate in.

Clarification of Answer by silviares-ga on 02 Aug 2002 15:58 PDT
Hello thalamus-ga, 

I added one more clinic in the comment section and I have one more here for you.
This last answer came in thie morning from Cromwell Hospital

Address and Telephone Number
 
Cromwell Hospital
Cromwell Road
London
SW5 0TU
United Kingdom 

"
Thank you for your email on 24.7.02 annd apologies for the delay in
replying.

We have several Plastic Surgeons but only one that does this type of
surgery. I would suggest that you contact the secretary of Dr Lena Andersson
on 020 7079 4242 where she will be able to give you more information and
arrange an appointment for you at the Cromwell Hopsital.

If I can be if further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours faithfully 

Miss Denise Carr
APPOINTMENTS OFFICER"

hope this will help you choose
silviares
thalamus-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Well done, the answer was thorough and complete. Thank you Silviares,
you are an asset to Google Answers.

Comments  
Subject: Re: Which plastic surgeons in London install calf implants?
From: silviares-ga on 27 Jul 2002 12:37 PDT
 
Hello thalamus-ga, 
 
I thought I might just give you an update on the search. I received
more responses from surgeons and clinics but nothing that would add
significant content to my previous answer. Today, however, I received
this from Doctor Gabriel Alvarez. It might be only his personal
opinion but I feel better knowing that you are aware of this.

"
Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately I don’t perform calf
implants. You will find difficult to find a surgeon that does this
type of surgery because it produces many complications, the results
are not always satisfactory and the implants themselves tend to be
very expensive and difficult to find because they have to be made to
measure.

Please think carefully before having this type of operation.

Best wishes

Gabriel Alvarez FRCS"
Subject: Re: Which plastic surgeons in London install calf implants?
From: silviares-ga on 31 Jul 2002 08:58 PDT
 
Hello thalamus-ga,  
 
I must admit that I didn't expect this but today I got an answer from
Doctor Bryan Mayou that brings to 4 the number of doctors/clinics that
performs calf implants.

Here are the details:

The Lister Hospital 
Chelsea Bridge Road 
London ,   SW1W 8RH 
Telephone: 020 7730 3417 
Fax: 020 7824 8867 

"
Thank you for your email of 24 July 2002. I do carry out calf implants
here
at the Lister Hospital.  The overal cost of the procedure including
the
implants carried out as a day case is
4000 plus the cost of the implants which are normally approximately
1000
depending on the type used and the size.

You can contact our office on 0207 824 8080

Bryan Mayou"

I am posting these updates as promised but haven't had any feedback
from you in a while. If you for some reason are not interested anymore
and want me to stop updating this answer please let me know

Hope this all helps
silviares

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