Consultant plastic surgeon Mr Ash Mosahebi, appeared on Channel 4’s flagship health programme Embarrassing Bodies on Monday 28 October, where they conducted an MRI scan followed by surgery on a young woman suffering from an uncomfortable lump on the base of her back.
As its name suggests, Embarrassing Bodies is a programme centred on helping patients with health issues that they find embarrassing, or that they have had no success with treating previously.
Valissa, aged 20 from Chester, met Embarrassing Bodies resident GP ‘Dr Dawn’ Harper after visiting the mobile clinic in Glasgow. Following Dr Dawn’s referral, Valissa visited Spire Bushey Hospital. After an MRI scan, the lump was removed by Mr Ash Mosahebi through Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance (VASER) ultrasound liposuction, which is a procedure that results in minimal scarring, producing great results for the patient.
“VASER Lipo is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses tissue selective ultrasound technology and is very effective in fat removal. It targets fat while preserving the structures like blood vessels, nerves and connective tissues, which ensures quick healing. It’s a popular alternative to conventional liposuction for those seeking cosmetic contouring and is less painful than the traditional method,” says Mr Mosahebi.
Although harmless, Valissa found it very difficult sleeping at night and the lump also affected her posture. She was told by her GP at the age of 14 that she had a ‘misshapen body’, which did little for her confidence. Valissa had also been experiencing back pain, for which her GP had prescribed painkillers. However, she was keen to undergo surgery as a permanent solution to her condition, to avoid taking painkillers for the rest of her life.
Mr Mosahebi and Valissa were featured on Embarrassing Bodies, Channel 4, on Monday 28 October.
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