A Pert New Bottom for TOWIE’s Chloe Sims at Cirumed Clinic Marbella

2018-03CirumedA Pert New Bottom for TOWIE’s Chloe Sims at Cirumed Clinic Marbella

Anyone familiar with the cast of The Only Way is Essex will remember Chloe Sims who is one of its major stars. Recently, she opted to have a buttock augmentation procedure and after much careful research, chose Cirumed Clinic in Marbella for the procedure, because she felt confident that the team here would not only do an excellent job, they would also look after her well during her stay.

Clearly, Chloe could have chosen any one of numerous clinics for this surgery, but thanks to fantastic reviews of the work at Cirumed and of Dr Aslani, she plumped for Marbella, a favourite destination with the TOWIE cast. She said: I knew I would feel comfortable in the clinic, as I did a lot of research before committing.” It is also true that Dr. Aslani is well known in the UK for body contouring and bikini makeovers, which helped Chloe to make up her mind.

Dr Aslani has been carrying out Brazilian butt lifts and ‘bikini package’ surgery (which involves body sculpting, a breast augmentation and a butt lift) for almost a decade. He started when few clinics offered the procedure, and this has undoubtedly helped him become a leader in buttock augmentation. He performs about three or four of these operations daily, indicating not just their popularity, but also the power of Dr Aslani’s reputation in this field. He regularly shares his expertise at international conferences and also hosts an international surgery course at Cirumed once a year, which is attended by surgeons from around the globe.

On arrival at Cirumed, Chloe Sims was shown the clinic’s high tech standards and its new 1,300m2 building that is annexed to its original premises. The new clinic has two operating theatres, five patient suites, two recovery suites and the

Cirumed Lounge, where families of patients can chill out at the espresso bar or enjoy a mani/pedi while their loved one is in recovery.

The new unit possesses top-of-the-range equipment, including the prestigious Laminar Flow System – a contamination control system that allows air to move at the same speed and in the same direction, with no or minimal crossover of airstreams. It also has special tables which enable the surgeon to ‘flip’ the patient into several positions during surgery – a crucial feature, considering the fact that Dr. Aslani often works on various areas simultaneously, including the breasts, abdomen, hips, buttocks, etc.

Chloe commented on the ease and speed with which Cirumed made the arrangements for her stay: “Through Cirumed’s UK partner, cosmetic firm, Serene Cosmetic, everything was arranged for me – my flight, accommodation, food, transport and aftercare. They even arranged for me to have my hair and nails done in the Serene villa. In the UK, we are well aware of Cirumed’s reputation. I was impressed to learn that on a yearly basis, the Clinic treats over 600 patients who are attracted by Cirumed’s reputation for specialty in Brazilian butt lifts and bikini makeovers.”

Cirumed recognised that the television celebrity is always on a tight schedule and put every effort to ensure that the surgical procedure was done quickly and any potential complications were avoided. The team is rightly proud that they managed to make Chloe feel comfortable and confident during her stay at Cirumed. She remarked: “would recommend anyone who is thinking about surgery,

to take their time to do their research. I took my time and chose a clinic that provided a great service, and made me feel comfortable during my stay. Make sure you look into the clinic as well as the surgeon, because the aftercare is so important.”

Cirumed Clinic

Edif. Panorama, Planta baja, Local 2. CN340, km 184, Marbella. Tel: 952 775 346.


It's Chistmasssssss!

2017-12ReflectionsThis month Jonathan shares his love of the festive season, the scent of Christmas and Gerry!

Enough to send me crackers

Call me Scrooge, but truthfully Christmas isn’t my favourite time of year. I like the elves, I like Santa and the idea of him coming down the chimney and, of course, the peace on earth, and goodwill to men idea but, to be honest, I feel it’s like communism. In other words, a great idea in theory but, as proven by the rather large land mass to the east of us, it doesn't work in practice. If that fellow in North Korea asks, it was Gerry who said that and not me.

Speaking of Gerry, he is the total opposite and looks forward to this time of year with glee. From about October he won’t talk about anything else. Why? The Christmas work party of course. Every year Gerry plies me with alcohol (AKA truth serum), gets me pissed and I tell him secrets. I supply him with a smattering of gossip which normally keeps him going to September the following year. I’m waiting for the day he turns up with some kind of recording device.

Keeping up with tradition

Those of you who know me well will know that I am rather partial to tradition, one of those being Christmas cards. I have recently been sent the minutes from a couple of British card manufacturers’ AGMs and, apparently, without me they would be recording massive losses. I was rather touched I have to say. I also think I am going to the Royal Mail’s Xmas do this year. I swear that the women at the Correos in El Corte Inglés starts salivating when she sees me in the queue because you could purchase a small island in the Caribbean for what I spend on postage.

The thought of disappearing into my storage area to extract my tree and all its décor leaves me cold. On the 1st of December, I will take a deep breath and set to work. Mind you I have saved myself some hardship this year by leaving my lights up all year round - I just couldn’t be arsed to take them down. I DID take a few down halfway through the year though, as I had been informed you could see my house from Mars.

I am also rather a fan of Yankee Candles. Last December my apartment smelt like a church, and I don’t mean dry rot, more along the lines of frankincense and myrrh. I am still not entirely sure why the three wise men took those to Mary; maybe they knew she would be having guests and wanted the stable to smell nice? I mean, I totally understand the gift of gold, because Christmas is an expensive time of year.

Keep calm and carry on

I keep looking at the salon appointment book and breaking out in a cold sweat. You don’t need a calculator to work out that too many clients and not enough hours isn’t going to work. But I will survive, as I have done the last 29 Christmases as a hairdresser. You get less for murder!

If anyone wants to get me something for Xmas I would like a life, please. I hear they are very popular. I see other people having them and I think I would quite like one. I am definitely feeling more and more like Cinderella, in certain lights I could pass for Buttons but don’t even get me started on the Ugly Sisters!

I am blessed to have many extremely generous clients who give me the most amazing gifts over the holidays. Some people say I could open a bar for New Year - I think not because that lot is what gets me through the holiday period! I have also received some rather unusual gifts over the years. I was once given a signed football; do any of you see what I have in common with a football? Another client gave me a framed photograph of her dog. I will never be sure if it was meant for me and you can’t ask, can you?

Now if any of my clients really know how to pull strings, a meeting with Mr. Trump is on my Christmas wish list -  in the interests of world peace, of course. I just want to see his hair in person, so I can see exactly how that work of art is put together, because whoever is looking after his hair would be better off using their talents on basket weaving.

Help is at hand

As you know my dear friend Kara is once again running the Costa Christmas Collections. She collects newly wrapped presents for children in orphanages all over Málaga and Alhaurín and children affected by domestic violence. It gives me great pride that Reflections is one of her designated drop off points.

New in

We are now stocking the Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger range. It smells bloody gorgeous and the tangy, invigorating scent lingers throughout the day. I am loving the gentle sulphate-free shampoo, which performs especially well on weak and coloured hair—it helps prevent fading and keeps even chemically treated strands looking shiny and healthy.


Redken High Rise Volume Duo Volumiser - a unique gel-cream volumising treatment styler for fine/flat hair combining the power of two styling. It works on every hair strand to create a visually fuller effect.

Cirumed Clinic


Dr Aslani, the founder and director of the Cirumed Clinic believes that the secret of success is specialisation. Over the past decade, Dr Aslani (also Head of the Department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Quirón Málaga and Marbella Hospitals) has become internationally recognized for two popular cosmetic procedures; the Brazilian Butt Lift and the Total Bikini Package. As the name suggests, the former provides a lift and curve to the buttocks and hips, whilst the second treatment is the ultimate in getting the body beach-ready for summer anywhere in the world. It includes a breast lift and butt lift as well as various augmentations using silicone and natural fat fillers, for a more authentic look. Liposuction and body contouring are used in those stubborn areas that won’t respond to diet or exercise.

It is the success of these procedures that inspired Dr Aslani’s wife Jeannine Aslani, a surgical nurse to take over the building next door and open a 1,300m2 surgical unit, with two operating theatres, five patient suites, two recovery suites and the Cirumed Lounge. This is a space where patients’ families can relax at the espresso bar or enjoy a mani/pedi while waiting for their loved ones to come out of recovery. This new unit will enable Dr Aslani to streamline his Bikini Package procedures, of which he performs “three or four daily,” and the husband and wife team credit this to the quality of the equipment they have purchased, including two Laminar Flow Systems that are the cutting-edge in contamination control.

Another feature of the new centre are its special operating tables that allow the surgeon to rotate the patient’s body into a range of positions during surgery. This is vital, considering that the Total Bikini Package involves work on the breasts, abdomen, hips and buttocks, plus other areas. These tables are particularly suited to water jet assisted liposuction, a technique that the clinic has used for seven years. As Dr Aslani says: “ This is a more gentle and less invasive form of liposuction. It is quicker because the surgeon is able to irrigate and suction loosened fat cells from the body, simultaneously. This means that there is less bruising or swelling, which makes for a shorter recovery period.”

Dr Aslani is something of a pioneer of the Total Bikini Package and he recalls how curious his peers were about it when he first started it. Now many other surgeons are performing this procedure, but they are some years behind him and it is his experience that brings patients from all over Europe and even the United States. He said: “The idea that people come to Marbella for the beach and sun while they are having surgery is a thing of the past. We are attracting discerning patients because of our reputation for specialisation in this type of surgery. They come to Marbella to have the kind of surgery here that they cannot get at home – at least not the way we do it.”

The new unit is adjacent to the main Cirumed Clinic, which is already renowned for a variety of treatments including CoolSculpting. This is an alternative to conventional liposuction that eliminates stubborn fat without the need for a surgical procedure. Two of the clinics other sought after treatments are Fraxel and Fractora Laser, for facial rejuvenation, pigmentation, scarring, wrinkles, and other skin issues.

Cirumed Clinic’s excellent reputation is also due to its team of highly trained doctors and nurses who specialise in Body, Breast and Facial surgery. Meanwhile, Dr Aslani, the “Butt and Bikini King”, continues to pursue his specialist talent for enhancing the shape of the human body with implants and fat transfer. If you don’t like the body that Nature has given you; Dr Aslani will you a body to love.


Edif. Panorama, Planta baja, Local 2. CN340, km 184, Marbella. Tel: 952 775 346. www.cirumed.es 

Shelby Chic


Since Peaky Blinders first hit our screens in 2013, the Shelby boys have been captivating the British public – and how we love them. Cillian Murphy's portrayal of a slickly-dressed gang lord continues to influence both the high street and designer fashion and of course the ‘Peaky Blinders effect’ can be seen in male grooming. This month Jonathan takes a look at why everyone is asking for a Peaky at the hair salon.

Feeling a little peaky?

Every single period in history has been fabulous in its own right. Glamour has always been there, it’s just more obvious at certain times than others. Part of being human is wanting to look the best we can, given the tools at our disposal. Whether it’s during a war, whether you’re working class or a gangster, trends will always be made and style will always be found.
Peaky Blinders takes us from the end of the First World War, elegantly swerving past the influenza pandemic which killed more people than the war did. The show captures the dawn of a new age and among the fist-fighting, crime-committing, and general outrageous laddish behaviour, one thing's for certain - the Shelby boys sure know how to get suited and booted.
One of the most distinctive looks of Peaky Blinders is the hair. It’s being worn by hipsters and celebrities alike - and on both boys and girls. Hair stylists around the world have given the Peaky do a contemporary twist, making it one of the most popular hairstyles to hit our streets in years.

Making history

Based on First World War haircuts, which had very shaved sides and backs since the hair covered by the helmet didn’t matter. It was an extreme look and was largely associated with working-class men. This style was ideal for men who couldn't afford a barber skilled enough to blend their haircuts skilfully.
During the early 19th century there wasn’t the vast array of products which we have access to nowadays, so to get the slick look, a product called Brilliantine was used. It was oil based, giving off a slimy residue to anything it touched. The men who were really short of a bob or two would use cheaper petroleum jelly instead of the luxurious brilliantine. It did the job, although it was a mess to clean up.

During this period women would knit lace doilies to cover the backs of high backed chairs and couches and protect the furniture from men’s greasy heads. I remember my Nan used to crochet her antimacassars to protect her precious three-piece suite from the Co-Op.

Pulling off a Tommy

If you are going to attempt to pull off one of the Shelby dos please bear in mind that, if not styled properly, you are going to look like you are two paces away from a workhouse or auditioning for a part in Fagin’s gang. Let’s just say this look isn’t going to work with a tracky and Rebook classics.

Thomas Shelby - The texturised crop

The texturised crop is short on the back and sides of the head with a slightly longer length on top. Obviously, we aren’t all born with Tommy’s cheekbones, but to carry off this style a defined face is needed - or even an oval face will do at a pinch.

Styling: start with your hair washed and free from product, pump around five to six times using a Redken Fashion Waves sea salt spray into your hair, then start to dry your hair using your fingers in random circular motions to help create that messy look. Once the hair is dry, give it a once over with the cold setting on your hairdryer. Dust some Redken Powder Grip into the roots of your hair. Have a play around with your hair until you’re happy, then spray Redken Triple Take 32 hairspray in to create that final texture.

Suited ‘n’ booted

From tweed baker boy caps, tailored three-piece suits and smart buttoned-up shirts everyone from David Beckham to Idris Elba seems to be dipping into the Shelby style.
One of my long-standing friends recognised the influence that Peaky was going to have after watching the first series and began to stock up on these key items.

H&L Fashions is an independent fashion shop in Haworth, West Yorkshire in the UK. Selling a wide range of men’s tweed suits and ladies’ fashions they have seen the influence that Peaky Blinders has had on fashion first hand. The shop has been selling tweed style suits for several years, its Bronte Country location lending itself ideally to this look. But Peaky Blinders has meant a real uptake of interest in men’s suits and overcoats, from providing suits for PB themed weddings to supplying bar staff uniforms with the full Peaky look, the girls at H&L have seen it all. It seems that at last men's fashion has a definite look that is proving universal and not age specific! Customers are coming in thinking of a simple jacket/waistcoat combination and ending up wanting the full look, complete with accessories, so H&L Fashions now offers a Peaky Package - suit, hat, tie/dickie bow, braces, armbands and pocket watch.

By order of the Peaky Blinders!


10th Anniversary Celebrations for Cirumed Clinic

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Champagne corks were popping recently at Cirumed Clinic’s 10th anniversary celebrations. Dr. Alexander Aslani and his wife Jeannine nostalgically recalled how their team, now 26-strong, originally comprised just four members. The Clinic has gone from success to success, ensured in part by the division of specialisations between Dr. Aslani (also of the Department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Quirónsalud Málaga and Marbella Hospitals) and Jeannine (a surgical nurse and wound specialist).

A Brand New Operating Unit for Cirumed

The Clinic recently opened a new operating unit, measuring 1,300m2 and boasting two operating theatres, five suites, and the very latest equipment, including two Laminar Flow Systems – a vital concept in contamination control which ensures air moves in one direction and at the same speed, to avoid the crossover of airstreams. The Unit additionally boasts cutting edge tables (which allow Dr. Aslani to rotate patients into the precise position he needs) and two jet towers for water jet liposuction. Patients can relax at the spacious recovery suites, while their loved ones enjoy a cup of Nespresso at the bar, or have a manicure and pedicure.

Building a Reputation for Specialist Surgery

Dr. Aslani has built a reputation for being the ‘Butt King’: the man those in the know approach for the highly coveted Brazilian Butt Lift (which lifts and adds curve to this area). A second procedure he is famed for is the Bikini Package; in just one operation, patients have a liposuction, Brazilian Butt lift, and breast augmentation.

Liposuction is carried out using water jets, which is less invasive than conventional methods and which allows Dr. Aslani to work quicker and more efficiently. Fat obtained from other areas of the body (e.g. the abdomen), can be used to ‘fill in’ spaces in the breast area, complementing implants and creating a more natural look. Fat can also be infiltrated into the buttocks and hip area, once again to lend the area greater harmony and proportion.

Dr. Aslani acknowledges that it seems futuristic to think that a patient can enter the operating theatre and come out with entirely new proportions. “When I first told colleagues I was performing the Bikini Package, they couldn’t believe it. Today, many are doing the same, yet our advantage comes from having performed up to four of these operations every day, for years.”

Of course, Cirumed is a leading Clinic in many other types of surgery; Dr. Aslani is backed by renowned surgeons specialising in three areas: Body, Breast, and Facial Surgery.

Jeannine Aslani and CoolSculpting

Jeannine Aslani has made a big effort to establish Cirumed as the leading CoolSculpting centre in the south of Spain. This treatment relies on FDA-approved Zeltiq machines to target stubborn area of fat. There are only six Zeltiq machines in Spain; two of these can be found at Cirumed.

In case you aren’t familiar with CoolSculpting yet, it is essentially a non-surgical version of liposuction; a lunchtime treatment that lasts about an hour yet results in a loss of volume similar to that obtained through surgery. CoolSculpting can reduce fat in areas such as the hips, tummy and back, though it can target everything from chubby knees to double chins. “Patients usually just play on their mobiles or chat on Facebook while having the treatment… afterwards, many return to work,” says Jeannine, highlighting the non-invasive nature of this effective treatment.

It’s All in the Face: Anti-Ageing Laser Treatments and More

Whether pigmentation, wrinkles, flaccidity or dullness is your problem, Cirumed has the technology and know-how to deal with it. Some of the most popular anti-ageing/rejuvenation treatments include Fraxel and Fractora Laser, which target everything from dark spots to scarring. Wrinkles and sunken areas, meanwhile, are filled in with Botox, platelet rich plasma gel therapy, specific fillers, and more.

The Finishing Touches that Make All the Difference

“Patients can come in for everything from a relaxing facial, right through to a sugar waxing,” smiles Jeannine with characteristic warmth. One beauty treatment that is all the rage is semi-permanent makeup for the eyes, lips and eyebrows, as well as for hiding scars or even creating a look of greater hair density on the scalp. If you ever thought that the celebrity eyebrows you always longed for (the ones with the perfect arch and lovely volume) were out of your reach, visit Cirumed and find a long-lasting solution that will frame your face in the perfect way.

The Cirumed team is proud of their achievements over this past decade, and look to the future with the same enthusiasm they had since the day the Clinic first opened. They are driven by the same passion they always had: that of enabling to patients to look into the mirror and find the very best version of themselves.

The Cirumed Team would like to wish their clients and friends a Merry Christmas and a Fantastic 2018!

Edif. Panorama, Planta baja, Local 2. CN340, km 184, Marbella. Tel: 952 775 346. www.cirumed.es

Ocean Clinic turns the tide for intimate surgery

201711OCEANCLINICDr Kai Kaye and his team at the Ocean Clinic Marbella are highly respected for the work they do in bringing the most advanced surgical techniques to the Costa del Sol. They have recently added a new surgeon to the team, Dr. Sonja Kästner from Germany, who is expert in two of the newest trends – penis enhancement and labial reconstruction. Society had the opportunity to talk to Dr. Kästner about her work, her training and what she loves about working in Marbella.

What made you choose plastic surgery as your specialism?

SK: During my training in Cologne I naturally followed the rotation through all kinds of medical disciplines including emergency medicine and general surgery. However, when I completed my doctoral thesis on experimental pharmacology in 2012, I ended up taking a residency at the renowned Cologne-Merheim clinic that is a leader in plastic, aesthetic, reconstructive and hand surgery. It is also the country’s second largest centre for treating burns. While I was at this clinic, I gained profound knowledge of reconstructive surgery, microsurgery, hand and body traumatology, and of burns. I didn’t start my career with the idea of becoming a plastic surgeon; you could say that plastic surgery found me.

What attracted you to working at Ocean Clinic?

SK: I started at Ocean Clinic in 2016 as part of finishing my residency training. I had met Dr. Kaye five years earlier at a conference and I really admired his approach to this surgical discipline and his enthusiasm for cutting-edge procedures and keeping a leading position in this community of surgeons worldwide. So, I was very happy to come back here and work for two weeks out of every month in Marbella. I then go back to Cologne for the rest of the month, where I work with the Dr. Timo Spanholtz at the Praxisklinik am Rosengarten. It is thanks to his work there that I am able to bring some new procedures to Ocean Clinic.

Do you see trends in plastic and reconstructive surgery?

SK: Yes, for sure. I mean recently we have had the butt lift trend. One of my areas of expertise is liposuction and its associated procedures, but the new trend that is coming is for penis enhancement and labial reconstruction. Both are in areas that people are reluctant to talk about, but I’m seeing much more open-mindedness about them, especially in my home country.

What is the demand for these procedures in Marbella?

SK: Well, it looks like it is going to be a big trend here. We are performing two or three penis enhancement procedures weekly and Ocean Clinic is the only facility in Marbella that offers this operation. I am hoping to develop the same demand for labial reconstruction for women. There are so many women who suffer emotionally and physically from irregular or hypertrophied labia, sometimes caused by sports such as horse riding and cycling, or by childbirth, and it is a problem that can be quite simply corrected with surgery.

I’m passionate about helping women to feel happy and confident in their bodies. Some, people think that cosmetic or reconstructive surgery is just vanity, but for a woman, or man, who struggles with any aspect of their physical form, it can have a very negative effect on their quality of life, especially their emotional state.

Could you tell us a bit about the penis enhancement procedure?

SK: There are different techniques, and I prefer to use the one that is a combination of a penis enlargement to increase the length and a fat transfer to augment the thickness. The penis enlargement is done by cutting the ligament that pins the penis to the pelvic bone. The erectile tissue is attached to the pelvic bone through that ligament and, due to this, between one to four centimetres are hidden inside the body. If you cut this ligament you can pull the penis out and gain length. Of course, we don’t know how many centimetres a man will gain until we perform the procedure. Men can be confident that they won’t lose any erectile function. We also take fat from another part of the body and inject between 20 to 50 millilitres directly under the skin of the penis, around the shaft and this gives about one to two extra centimetres of girth.

What is your advice to anyone who is nervous about having this procedure or any other reconstructive surgery?

SK: I always advise people to come to the clinic first. It really helps to take a tour of the facilities, because then you can see how high our standards of hygiene are, how friendly and relaxed the atmosphere is and they can also ask the staff all the questions they have. It’s also important of course to meet the surgeon who will be performing the operation. Trust is very important with any surgery and plastic surgery is no different.

What are your plans for the future?

SK: To keep working at Ocean Clinic and in Cologne and to continue developing my professional expertise and skills by attending conferences, which is where surgeons learn about the latest and most dynamic techniques.

Thank you Dr. Sonja Kästner for taking the time to talk to us. Your enthusiasm for your profession and your surgical discipline is inspiring.

If you are interested in discussing the procedures offered by Dr. Kästner, or any of the others offered at Ocean Clinic, please contact them at:

Av. Ramón y Cajal, 7, 29601 Marbella, Málaga

Tel. +34 951 77 58

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