On March 18th, acid attack survivor Katie Piper took another incredible step on her journey when she visited Number 10 Downing Street for International Women’s Day. Katie was accompanied by prominent cosmetic surgeon Mohammad Jawad, who was responsible for Katie’s groundbreaking burns reconstruction surgery.
The function was attended by a host of luminaries and politicians, many of whom were delighted to meet Katie and her plastic surgeon. Deputy leader of the Labour Party Harriet Harmon praised Katie for the bravery she has shown in overcoming her traumatic attack, and acknowledged the pioneering treatment overseen by Mr Jawad.
Katie and Mr Jawad also met the Prime Minister and his wife, and were keen to thank Mr Brown for the money he had poured into the NHS as chancellor and leader, without which Katie’s exhaustive and complicated treatments would not have been possible. Mr Brown was pleased to talk with Katie and expressed great interest in the Katie Piper Foundation. The Foundation aims to raise awareness of burns victims, and change attitudes towards people with disfigurements. It also aspires to help other victims receive the same excellent aftercare that Katie was given following Mr Jawad’s burns reconstruction treatments.
Pictured Above: Dr Jawad, Katie Piper, MP Harriet Harman.
With the backing of the Prime Minister, a visit to Oprah Winfrey scheduled in May, and support from an array of high profile celebrities, Katie’s story—and her Foundation—look set to go global in the near future. This is great news for cosmetic surgeon Mr Jawad, who wants to reach out and help as many people as possible with his groundbreaking techniques. Mr Jawad has recently been doing burns reconstruction work in Pakistan, and his efforts were followed by American TV network HBO, who filmed interviews and procedures, trying to discover why a successful London plastic surgeon flew thousands of miles to help victims in a different country.
The answer may simply be that Mr Jawad is trying to make a difference. Burns surgery results are historically very poor, but Mr Jawad is now using new techniques and finding a new way forward. As well as trying to change attitudes towards burns victims, he is seeking to set the bar for surgical results at a much higher level. He wants his work to be associated with care and quality, just as it has been with Katie Piper’s remarkable story.
Mr Jawad is not only a burns reconstruction surgeon. He is also Managing Director and Lead Surgeon at the Nip n Tuck Surgery in London, where he performs aesthetic cosmetic procedures such as Liposuction, Eyebag Removal, Breast Enhancement, Abdominoplasty, Tummy Tucks and Rhinoplasty. He takes great pride in his work, whatever form of procedure he is undertaking, and is determined to deliver individualised, caring and quality work to help improve lives.
Pictured below: Dr Jawad meets pop superstar, Annie Lennox