Facelift at La Belle Forme Glasgow Day Surgery Centre

Consultations With Best Surgical Transformation Award Winner

Best Surgical Transformation Award Winner

And the award for the BEST SURGICAL TRANSFORMATION goes to our Medical Director, Mr Shoaib🍾
Thank you to the Safety In Beauty Awards for this incredible award and for showcasing our dedication to patient safety and fantastic results.

The Safety in Beauty Campaign and Organisation, launched in 2013, The Campaign was created to protect those seeking and undergoing cosmetic and beauty procedures, by empowering safer and better-informed choices, and by giving the public a place to turn to if standards or services proved harmful.

A limited number of consults are available with Mr Shoaib in January 2024 – apply below!

Safety in Beauty Awards

Breast Reduction Transformation

BEST SURGICAL TRANSFORMATION AWARD – Transformation 1 of 3.

Our lovely breast reduction patient previously struggled with the size of her breasts from a young age.

Following her breast reduction, her bust is still full but is a much more proportionate size for her frame. The results speak for themselves!

If you feel that your breasts are too large for your frame, or are getting in the way of enjoying a normal life, enquire today!

Rhinoplasty Transformation

BEST SURGICAL TRANSFORMATION AWARD – Transformation 2 of 3 🏆

Following her rhinoplasty procedure with Mr Shoaib, she now has a smaller, more symmetrical nose without a dorsal hump. Her facial features are better harmonised and compliment her delicate features.

Every face is different. La Belle Forme tailors every treatment plan to our patient’s anatomy and personal goals. Book your consultation today to discover your bespoke treatment options.

Facelift Transformation

Facelift at La Belle Forme Glasgow Day Surgery Centre

BEST SURGICAL TRANSFORMATION AWARD – Transformation 3 of 3.

This particular patient underwent a facelift and neck lift. These combined procedures are intended to achieve a fresh and natural result that addresses sagging around the lower face and neck.

Following her procedure, she looks at least 10 years younger.

At La Belle Forme, our ethos is to help you look and feel like your true self, not to change who you are. Enquire today to find out what our award-winning team can do for you.

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New Appointments With Mr Shoaib - November December 2023

Consultations With Taimur Shoaib

We are delighted to announce that a limited number of appointments* are now available with Aesthetic Surgeon of the Year, Mr Taimur Shoaib, Medical Director at La Belle Forme, Glasgow Day Surgery Centre.

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Consultations With Taimur Shoaib

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Two Year Evaluation Of PERLE Smooth Opaque Round Breast Implants

PERLE Breast Implant Study

A recent paper published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open Forum, by La Belle Forme owner and Medical Director Taimur Shoaib and others, evaluated the preliminary results of a new, smooth, round, and opaque breast implant PERLE by GC Aesthetics used by a single-center UK aesthetic practice – Glasgow Day Surgery Centre. Mr Shoaib presented the paper at the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) World Congress in Athens.

“I performed this study to examine the safety of PERLE implants. We introduced these implants into my clinic, La Belle Forme in Glasgow, at the beginning of 2021 when I heard about the science behind them. Every empirical aspect of the implant fitted in with my idea of high quality and I wanted to test this. We followed up 374 patients, with PERLE implants, over an average of 18 months. Our study showed that the safety profile of these implants is comparable with other modern implants with no implant-related complications and no cases of capsular contracture.”

   Mr Taimur Shoaib

Taimur presents at the ISAPS Olympiad Athens World Congress!

Safety In Breast Implant Surgery

Patient following augmentation-mastopexy with 340 cc moderate (MR) profile PERLE implants

patient following augmentation-mastopexy with 340 cc moderate (MR) profile PERLE implants

Modern breast implant surgery is considered to be very safe, with a recent study from Italy demonstrating no perioperative mortality in almost 100,000 such patients over a period of 8 years. Yet, the ideal breast implant still does not exist. Surgeons choose breast implants based on a shared decision-making process with patients, taking into account their individual ideals, requirements, and the best available evidence.

Patients undergoing aesthetic breast surgery between January 2021 and December 2022, on whom the PERLE implant had been used, were reviewed to establish:

  • The operating surgeon
  • the pocket in which the implant was placed
  • If mastopexy (uplift) was also performed
  • The follow-up period
  • The type of surgeries the surgeon performed
  • Type of revision surgery (if any)

Patient demographics:

  • 385 patients underwent aesthetic breast surgery in the period
  • 374 (97.1%) had the PERLE breast implant placed
  • All patients identified themselves as female, with the exception of one, who self-identified as gender-fluid
  • Mean age = 32 years, range 19 to 62

Procedure details:

  • The majority of patients underwent bilateral procedures (99.1%) through a subglandular/subfascial approach (85.3%)
  • Primary breast augmentation (77.6%) was the most commonly performed procedure, followed by augmentation-mastopexy (16.8%)
  • A total of 745 PERLE breast implants were placed, with the majority being either MR (45.5%) or HR (36.8%) profile


Cosmetic Tourism: What are the Risks?

September 17th marks World Patient Safety Day 2023. We wanted to use this day to highlight the dangers of Cosmetic Tourism and how to keep yourself as safe as possible when opting for cosmetic surgery.

If you are interested in the world of cosmetic surgery, chances are you’ve seen at least one influencer or celeb promoting surgery abroad. Travelling to another country for a cosmetic or elective procedure is known as Cosmetic Tourism. The practice has seen a huge boom over the last decade rising by a staggering 94 percent in the last three years.

Turkey has become one of the most popular destinations for those seeking procedures like BBLs, liposuction, and weight loss surgery. What makes travelling overseas so attractive is the considerably cheaper price point and the luxurious all-inclusive experience these clinics claim to offer.

But while these clinics may seem safe, professional, and cost-effective on the surface, there are potential dangers and risks associated with travelling abroad for cosmetic surgery:

1.     Difficulty determining whether your surgeon is properly qualified

As the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) highlights, there are excellent surgeons outside of the UK. But it can be difficult to check their credentials. In the UK, all qualified plastic/aesthetic surgeons will be registered with the General Medical Council (GMC).

Other countries use different systems and due to varying standards and qualifications, it is not always easy to discern whether your plastic/aesthetic surgeon is fully qualified.

All surgeons who work with La Belle Forme are fully accredited on the GMC register and belong to professional bodies such as BAPRAS and BAAPS.

2.     Less robust regulations

Some countries may have less stringent regulations and oversight of cosmetic surgery practices, which can increase the risk of complications and malpractice. For example, in the UK all private hospitals and clinics are regulated by bodies such as the Care Quality Commission and Health Improvement Scotland which ensures facilities adhere to strict standards and are inspected regularly.

3.     Aftercare concerns

No surgical procedure is free from risk. However, choosing to undergo surgery at home in the UK means you will have continued access to aftercare following your procedure.

Data compiled by BAAPS reveals a growing number of people are returning to the UK with complications ranging from wound healing problems to life-threatening sepsis. There is no guarantee the NHS can fix your issue if it is not life-threatening. You will likely be directed to having your complications treated by your original surgeon for which travel can be expensive or impossible. Having surgery done in the UK means that any complications can be seen to quickly and by the surgeon and medical team who performed your surgery in the first instance. La Belle Forme has a dedicated pre and post-op nurse who sees patients on a daily basis throughout the week as well as nursing staff on hand 24 hours a day to assist our patients.

4.     Travel related risks

The NHS highlights that air travel and major surgery increase your risk of developing a blood clot. It is recommended that you should wait 5 to 7 days after procedures such as breast surgery and liposuction, and seven to 10 days after facial cosmetic procedures or tummy tucks before flying.

You should ask your surgeon about this risk before deciding to travel abroad.

The main takeaway

The purpose of this post is not to shame cosmetic surgery providers located overseas, it is to keep the public as safe as possible. To minimise the risks associated with cosmetic tourism, individuals considering procedures abroad should thoroughly research the destination, medical facility, and healthcare provider, seek recommendations from trusted sources, and consult with qualified healthcare professionals at home. Additionally, carefully weigh the potential cost savings against the risks involved and consider the long-term implications of undergoing cosmetic procedures abroad.

Why choose La Belle Forme ?

La Belle Forme is a premier cosmetic surgery and aesthetic clinic in the UK, led by Clinical Director and Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Mr. Shoaib. The clinic prides itself on providing the highest level of care and expertise to all its patients.

We are fully regulated by Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS). Read more about our recent inspection. All of our surgeons are also fully accredited on the GMC specialist register.

If you would like to book a consultation or find out more about cosmetic surgery at La Belle Forme, phone us on 0141 552 0828, email us at enquiries@labelleforme.co.uk, or submit an online enquiry for a call back from one of our dedicated team.


La Belle Forme First in UK To Gain ISO 9001 Award

La Belle Forme Is ISO9001 UK First

La Belle Forme Medical Director Taimur Shoaib receives the ISO9001 certificate from BSI Managing Director Matt Page

La Belle Forme at the Glasgow Day Surgery Centre became the first cosmetic surgery provider in the UK to be awarded the prestigious ISO 9001 accreditation from the British Standards Institution (BSI).

At an award ceremony earlier this month, La Belle Forme was presented with the ISO 9001 accreditation by the BSI managing director, Matt Page who travelled from Milton Keynes to deliver the hospital’s certificate.

ISO 9001 is the world’s most recognised quality management system standard, established by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO). Achieving an ISO 9001 accreditation proves an organisation implements clear, consistent, and repeatable processes to maintain a quality service for their customers.

In simple terms, ISO 9001 certification provides the basis for effective processes and effective people to deliver an effective product or service time after time. The key to any successful business is strong quality control.

The standard is based on a number of quality management principles including customer focus, leadership, improvement and evidence-based decision-making.

The ISO 9001 project was led by La Belle Forme Quality Manager, Gemma Maguire, who guided management through the BSI assessment. The first stage of the assessment took place in April 2023 followed by a two-day on-site inspection the following month.

Quality Manager Gemma Maguire with the ISO9001 Award
La Belle Forme Quality Manager Gemma Maguire with the ISO 9001 Award

Commenting on the achievement, Quality Manager Gemma said:

“Since opening the Glasgow Day Surgery Centre in 2020 our aim has always been to achieve this award. To be the first cosmetic surgery provider in the UK to have this accolade is really something we are all very proud of.

It was a real privilege leading the team through this process, and we continue to work daily to ensure we meet the standards we have set out for ourselves.”

Operations Director Chris McAvoy is also delighted with the news.

“Quality has always been a priority for our team. Gaining this accreditation solidifies that as a business we have the processes in place to ensure continuous improvement of our services.”


Aesthetic Surgeon of the Year 2023

Taimur Shoaib Aesthetic Surgeon of the year 2023La Belle Forme Medical Director Taimur Shoaib was named Aesthetic Surgeon of the year at the Aesthetic Excellence Awards Scotland 2023 held on June 2th in Edinburgh.

This annual event, which was held at the Delta by Marriott Hotel Edinburgh, celebrates the outstanding achievements of individuals and businesses that have pushed the boundaries of artistic expression and creativity.

Each winner has showcased extraordinary talent, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to advancing the field of aesthetics in Scotland. Their contributions have not only raised the bar of excellence but have also inspired others to embrace creativity and innovation within the industry.

A Spokesperson for the Aesthetic Excellence Awards Scotland said: “We are thrilled to honour the remarkable achievements of the winners of the Aesthetic Excellence Awards Scotland 2023. Their commitment to pushing boundaries, pursuing excellence, and making a positive impact on the aesthetics landscape in Scotland is truly commendable. We congratulate all the finalists and winners and look forward to witnessing their future endeavours.”

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Healthcare Improvement Scotland Inspection 2023

It’s Official you’re in good hands!

Healthcare Improvement Scotland Report on La Belle Forme Glasgow Day Surgery Centre

La Belle forme at Glasgow Day Surgery Centre has been rated good by HIS

A full inspection of La Belle Forme at Glasgow Day Surgery Centre (GDSC) was carried out by Health Improvement Scotland (HIS) at the beginning of March. The report of their findings and recommendations has now been published. The Hospital is delighted with the positive feedback it has received.  The report highlighted that patient care is at the heart of everything we do at La Belle Forme and that we continuously strive to provide the highest quality of patient care.

What is Health Improvement Scotland?

Health Improvement Scotland (HIS) is the national healthcare improvement organisation for Scotland. The purpose of HIS is to “reduce healthcare-associated infection risk to hospital patients, to improve the care of elderly patients, and to regulate independent healthcare services”.

They aim to drive improvements through the following:

  • Enabling people to make informed decisions about their care and treatment.
  • Helping health and social care organisations to redesign and continuously improve services.
  • Provide evidence and share knowledge that enables people to get the best out of the services they use and helps services improve.
  • Provide quality assurance that gives people confidence in the services and supports providers to improve.
  • Making the best use of resources, we aim to ensure every pound invested in our work adds value to the care people receive.

Why is it Important for a Healthcare Facility to Meet HIS Standards?

Both surgical and non-surgical procedures can carry a degree of risk. When selecting a healthcare facility, it is important to make sure they comply with HIS standards – this means you can rest assured the facility is focused on delivering the best possible patient care, and that staff are fully qualified and trained to deal with complications if they arise.

La Belle Forme is proud to have achieved a GOOD grading in the following key quality indicators:

1.     People’s experience of care and the involvement of carers and families

HIS found that La Belle Forme patients were “very complimentary about the service and able to make informed decisions about their treatment.” In addition, several comments were collected from patients about the things they valued regarding their experience. These included:

  • ‘Not judged when explaining reasons for wanting procedure, was made to feel like no question was silly even if the answer was obvious!’
  • ‘Comprehensive information about best treatment options.’
  • ‘I was always told what was happening and asked if I felt ok.’
  • ‘Pre-operation consultation 3 weeks before surgery.’

2.     Safe delivery of care

HIS reported that La Belle Forme had robust systems in place to manage the delivery of care and noted that staff were aware of their responsibilities and had undergone the appropriate training. the Clinic’s medical equipment and surroundings were also reported as being well maintained and cleaned.

3.     Leadership of improvement and change

HIS found morale among La Belle Forme staff to be high and noted that staff, at all levels, had the opportunity to partake in key decision-making.

Read the full report.


La Belle Forme - Glasgow Day Surgery Centre Team Building Day

La Belle Forme Locked In To Team Building Day

Team Building Day

La Belle Forme held a fantastic team-building day, at the LOCKED IN escape rooms in Glasgow last week.

Every successful organisation needs to have great communication across all the different units. Everyone is usually very busy working for their own teams, for example; reception, theatre, therapists, nurses, consultants, patient care, administration, and marketing.  The best way to break down these barriers to communication is to split teams up into different groups where they can mix with colleagues from other teams in order to complete a communications challenge.

We like to have a regular team-building day where we come together to participate in activities and exercises designed to promote teamwork, communication, collaboration, and trust. The goal of a team building day is to help team members learn about each other’s strengths, weaknesses, and communication styles, as well as to build strong relationships and a sense of camaraderie within the team.

Escape rooms are the ideal event. Teams compete again the clock to complete complex puzzles in order to find a key to open the room they are locked in. Sound easy? Some of us thought so, but ‘easy’ goes out of the window when the game started with 6 of us handcuffed to a wall with no obvious way to get to the room’s clues.

When the dust had settled only one team, the witches, made it out in time. The team in the ‘surgery escape room‘ solved the final clue but missed out by mere seconds as time was called before we opened the final lock.

A fantastic afternoon were everyone had the chance to demonstrate their skills and real teamwork was displayed at all times.

We look forward to the next challenge.

La Belle Forme Team

La Belle Forme - Glasgow Day Surgery Centre Team Building Day

Winning Witches

la Belle Forme Team Building - winning witches -La Belle Forme - Glasgow Day Surgery Centre

The Surgery Team

La Belle Forme Surgery Team Glasgow Day Surgery Centre

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a business concept that refers to the ethical and responsible behavior of companies and how this impacts on the environment. It is the idea that businesses have a duty to not only maximise profits but also to contribute positively to the community and protect the planet.

CSR can take many forms, including charitable donations, volunteer work, environmentally friendly practices, ethical sourcing, and fair employment practices. The ultimate goal of CSR is to create a sustainable and socially responsible business model that benefits both the company and the wider society.Charity Bra Bank La Belle Forme at the Glasgow Day Surgery Centre

We firmly believe that it is important to give back to society and will do our utmost to help raise awareness and gather funding for charities close to our hearts.

La Belle Forme has decided to support a number of charities, staff members will be polled each year to choose which charity to support.

For 2023 we have chosen Sepsis FEAT. They are a well-established charity that spreads awareness of Sepsis to the medical profession and the wider general public. In addition, we are supporting Against Breast Cancer  via a Bra Bank where patients can donate their old bras in support of breast cancer.


Sepsis FEAT Logo

We've Partnered with Sepsis Research FEAT

Partnering With Sepis FEAT

La Belle Forme is delighted to announce our partnership with Sepsis Research FEAT.

This year, we have chosen to partner with Sepsis Research FEAT. The main objective of this incredible charity is to put a stop to Sepsis by funding vital medical research. This research focuses on understanding how Sepsis operates and helping develop life-saving treatments.

Despite killing more than 52,000 people in the UK alone – more than the total combined deaths due to breast, bowel, and prostate cancer – most people are unaware of the symptoms associated with Sepsis or how it affects the body.

What is Sepsis?

According to the Sepsis Research FEAT:
“Explained simply, sepsis occurs when the body’s life-threatening reaction to an infection spirals rapidly out of control, injuring its own tissues and organs … Any type of infection — bacterial, viral, or fungal — can lead to sepsis.”
The main symptoms of Sepsis are:

• Very high or low temperature
• Uncontrolled shivering
• Confusion
• Not passing as much urine as normal
• Cold or blotchy arms and legs

Raising Awareness

Another vital component of the work Sepsis Research FEAT do is spreading awareness to both the public and UK medical professionals. On Monday 6 March, La Belle Forme was kindly visited by Gill Thomson who gave the clinic an eye-opening presentation on the charity’s work and progress. When asked why visiting workplaces like La Belle Forme is so vital for the charity, Gill explained that:

“Visiting workplaces, particularly those in the health care sector, is a really effective way of spreading awareness. We want as many businesses as possible to know about Sepsis and the key symptoms to look out for. We can work with businesses to tailor information and awareness training to suit their needs, giving the business and their employee’s confidence about what to do in the event of Sepsis. Knowing this information can save someone’s life!”

La Belle Forme looks forward to supporting Sepsis Research FEAT throughout the year by spreading awareness and fundraising. Keep your eyes peeled for some exciting events we are organising!

Sepsis Research FEAT do not receive any government funding and relies on the generosity of its supporters to fund their vital work.

Find out more including how to donate.