We are pleased to announce that our lead surgeon Awf Quaba has been listed by Tatler magazine in the Best for Facelift category for the fourth year running.
More than 30 years’ practice has made Mr Quaba understandably pragmatic. ‘We know that a lot of people opt for the non-surgical options,’ he says. ‘They’re very appealing. But the truth is that patients seek you out because their cosmetic doctor tells them, “We cannot address your expectations any more.”’ The patients who find themselves at his Edinburgh clinic might be treated with kid gloves (‘I explain everything, from A to Z: the procedure, complications and the expectations’) – but they’re also spoken to frankly. ‘Often it’s the simplest surgical procedures that deliver.’ Take, for example, his direct brow lift, which excises an ellipse of skin above the eyebrow: it takes 45 minutes under local anaesthetic and hides the scar in the eyebrow hair. Otherwise, he might make tiny cuts in the hairline, insert some non-dissolving threads, and anchor them in the fatty tissue of the brow (it gives a lovely arch). Half of his patients combine this with a facelift, and when they return for their six-month follow-up they speak of feeling ‘fresher’, some say that they look ‘younger’ – and that even their hairdresser hasn’t noticed their scars. Which is the greatest litmus test of all.
Tatler Magazine 2019