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”

Gerard was recently on the Matthew Wright show and radio 4, you can hear some of the interview relating to Channel 4’s Cosmetic Surgery show here:

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

Last October (2018) at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) all UK Plastic and Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Surgeons were advised by the association to stop performing Brazilian Butt Lifts (or BBLs as those in the know call them).
The primary reason BAAPS have given is because of high complication reports related to this procedure.  According to BAAPS, the BBL has the highest death rate of all cosmetic surgery procedures, with one in 3,000 treatments resulting in fatality.
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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.

You may also remember the tragic case of Leah Cambridge, a mother of two who had several heart attacks following a Brazilian Bum Lift operation in Turkey leaving her husband and family devastated.  The facts surrounding her death are currently being investigated as part of an international court case.
Mr Lambe has been quoted in the media and is making it his mission to spread the word about the dangers of this particular type of surgery so that no other family should have to suffer the devastating loss of their mother from this procedure.
Gerard, a leading cosmetic and plastic surgeon in Manchester, is also a spokesperson for the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and has warned that Channel 4’s The Surjury reality show, scheduled for later this year, will trivialise the dangers of surgery and exploit participants as well as viewers’ insecurities.
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Speaking following the announcement today by Channel 4 of the reality show’s inclusion in its schedule for 2019, he said:
“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.”
He added:
“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.”
Gerard Lambe
Mr Lambe, who specialises in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, is also urging Channel 4 NOT to include or glamorise ”deadly” Brazilian buttock 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 have the highest death rate of all cosmetic surgery procedures, with one in 3,000 treatments resulting in fatality.
Last October (2018) at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) all UK plastic and aesthetic (cosmetic) surgeons  were advised by the association to stop performing Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL). The primary reason BAAPS given is because of high complication reports related to this procedure.
According to BAAPS, the BBL has the highest death rate of all cosmetic surgery procedures, with one in 3,000 treatments resulting in fatality.

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