Radio 4 and Channel 4
Mr Lambe was invited to the Radio 4 studios in Salford Quays in Manchester on Friday to talk about “The Surjury” – the new Channel 4 Show that shows 12 “judges” voting on whether the contestants can go ahead and have the cosmetic surgery of their dreams.
The idea of voting on cosmetic surgery procedures continues to shock and Mr Lambe was asked to talk further to Radio 4 on Friday, 22nd February about the Channel 4 Show, a play on words, called “The Surjury”.
Top Cosmetic Surgeon condemns new Channel 4 reality show The Surjury
Mr Lambe, who specialises in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, is also urging Channel 4 NOT to include or glamorise ”deadly” Brazilian Bum lifts (BBL) in their show. Despite the procedure being stopped in the UK, the procedure is included in Channel 4’s press release announcing The Surjury: “From bum-lifts to nose jobs, sculpted abs to breast enlargements, The Surjury allows people to explore their choices…”. Brazilian Bum Lifts (or BBLs for short) have the highest death rate of all cosmetic surgery procedures, with one in 3,000 treatments resulting in fatality!
He also branded the show as “unethical and irresponsible”
The Surjury Show
Their Press Office had previously published this press release
Channel 4 has commissioned a striking new factual entertainment series from Gobstopper Television in Manchester, where a 12-strong jury of the public must decide if people get the cosmetic surgery they’ve always dreamed of.
From bum-lifts to nose jobs, sculpted abs to breast enlargements, The Surjury allows people to explore their choices more thoroughly, and to take measured advice from their peers, some of whom may previously have gone under the knife themselves and will happily hold court on the subject.
Ross McCarthy CEO and Executive Producer for Gobstopper Television commented: “This is a totally new way of doing peer to peer advice, our pitchers will either get the cosmetic surgery they’ve always wanted or a massive boost in confidence when the public rules they don’t need work at all!’ While some of their reasons for cosmetic surgery will be obvious, some will require the candidate to remove items of clothing to show exactly what they want done and where, in an effort to secure 75% of the jury vote and get their procedure. Months later they’ll be invited back to show off the results.
Becky Cadman Factual Entertainment Commissioning Editor, Channel 4 said: “The Surjury is an innovative format that promises to literally, get under the skin of people who think that a quick fix is their best option.”
The Surjury was commissioned by Channel 4 Factual Entertainment Commissioning Editor Becky Cadman. The series will be made and filmed by Gobstopper Television in Manchester, UK.
Backlash to The Surjury
There has been significant backlash to the show on Social Media which has also been published on Glamour Magazine. Read more about the story and quotes here.
BAAPS Advise on Brazilian Bum Lift Surgery
Leah Cambridge and BBL surgery
BBL surgery became a trend after various Instagrammers and Influencers began to post images of their increased derrieres in bikinis and underwear including Kim Kardashian who has had the surgery herself.
“The decision to have surgery is a serious one that should not be trivialised at all. This reality show concept is horrendously exploitative, unethical and irresponsible in equal measure. The idea of a panel deciding the worthiness and suitability of a surgical procedure for entertainment’s sake is very concerning. Surgeons with years of experience are trained to sensitively screen individuals for both their physical and mental suitability for surgery, especially BDD (body dysmorphia disorder). It is not a process we take lightly.”
“The process of deciding whether to go ahead with cosmetic surgery should be made in a non-pressured environment – not in a TV studio in front of cameras and a panel of strangers. A patient should have full information on all different options of treatment and all the risks and benefits of that surgery, as well as a full breakdown of what the recovery process will be like. Most importantly their expectations must be managed. This type of show in which people are judged based on their looks is extremely unhealthy.”