The superwomen behind the aesthetic revolution in Birmingham
A team of superhero women are redefining beauty in Edgbaston, with the launch of the award-winning Kat & Co Aesthetics super-clinic on the Calthorpe Estate.
Headed by renowned consultant plastic surgeon Mrs Chien C Kat, the new, bespoke clinic, which is housed in a stunning four-storey property in Edgbaston, is led by a team of highly qualified and talented women – all leading experts in their fields.
A specialist gynaecologist, aesthetic doctor and aesthetic nurse all support Mrs Kat, between them providing clients with an authoritative medical powerhouse.
Mrs Kat said: “Most of our aesthetic clients are female and many feel comfortable with having a consultation with a woman because they feel we understand their needs. My philosophy, which is shared by the team, is that we don’t just provide surgical treatment because not everyone needs it.”
“People have different needs in different phases of their lives. By providing the full spectrum of therapies and treatments, from non-surgical to surgical, we can cater to younger patients who want to keep on top of their maintenance and more mature patients who need more of a nip and tuck.”
“Our holistic approach means we can provide what is best for the patient, from basic skin care to complex surgical procedures. Our patients love to come to a place where they can see a team of dedicated professionals who work cohesively together and who are committed to being the best in their field.”
“The new clinic is amazing. We used to have to fight for rooms but we now have a spacious waiting lounge, five dedicated consulting rooms, a laser room, a wound dressing room, a comfortable recovery room near the operating theatre and a brand new intravenous nutrient therapy bay. The feedback from the patients has been so positive and gratifying.”
Mrs Kat is well known in the Midlands for her three signature procedures – the ‘two-stitch mini facelift’, award-winning ‘lock and glue tummy tuck’ and the ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’.
Aesthetic Doctor Dr Ana Mansouri, a former GP, has also joined the team and offers a range of aesthetic procedures, including skin care, fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. She is the clinic’s guru for non-surgical body contouring. This can be for fat reduction with cryolypolysis or skin tightening using radiofrequency and ultrasound.
She also has a specialist interest in dietetics and provides nutritional and weight management advice. The two new exciting services she will be bringing to the clinic is weight loss with Saxenda® injections and intravenous nutrient therapy.
“As a doctor, my overriding concern is patient safety and acting in the best interest of the patient, which is why I wanted to join Kat & Co Aesthetics,” she said. “I feel passionately that as a practitioner, it is my job to help a person look well rested and refreshed, whether that is through nutrition, weight and lifestyle advice or advise on non-surgical body contouring treatments.”
“Intravenous nutrient therapy is the most effective way of feeding essential nutrients into the body whether it is for general wellbeing, skin brightening, weight control, muscle building or post-surgical recovery – some of the many indications. It is extremely popular in Sweden where I grew up and I am sure it will be as popular here.”
Aesthetic Nurse Specialist Natasha Rankin has worked with Mrs Kat for more than 10 years. She undertakes a wide range of non-surgical procedures but her specialist skill is skin rejuvenation using chemical peels (Obagi Blue Peel®) and micro-needling with Platelet Rich Plasma.
With the help of the skin therapists, she assesses and treats underarm sweating with the award winning Miradry® microwave device. She is also the go-to person for sclerotherapy injections to improve the appearance of thread veins.
“We’re a growing team and it feels like family,” she said. “What appeals to me most about working in the clinic is the empathetic approach we adopt. We’re not here to push treatments on to people if we don’t believe they will work or are not appropriate. We work closely as a team and as a nurse, I want to help people and I’m focused on providing services that will make them feel better.“
“The evolution in aesthetic treatments has opened it up to lots of people and we see people from all walks of life. It’s a real joy to help people feel more confident now that there is less stigma around having these kinds of therapies. It’s also humbling to be part of people’s journeys. I went into nursing to help people and that’s what I do and see on a daily basis.”
The clinic now has the services of leading Consultant Gynaecologist Miss Poonam Pradhan. She provides general obstetrics and gynaecology consultations and is the clinic’s expert in non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation using ThermiVa® – a revolutionary non-invasive radiofrequency technology that helps women who suffer from vaginal laxity after childbirth or as a result of general aging. It is also a wonderful non-surgical option for plumping and tightening the external genitalia.
“As I look after obstetrics and gynaecology at the clinic, we are able to give patients a one-stop clinic for the vast majority of gynaecological conditions alongside the wide range of therapies,” she said. “It’s a good complement to the aesthetic services here and it means women can come here to discuss any issue, from urinary problems to menopause and period pains to post-birth complications.”
“I’ve known CC Kat for many years and being part of the team means we can offer a full range of surgical and non-surgical treatment for feminine health, a first in the Midlands. I am particularly excited that we may soon be introducing the Emsella®, a non-surgical treatment for urinary incontinence using magnetic resonance technology.”
Behind the superwomen are of course the supportive men. Dr Haw Kat is the clinic’s Laser Specialist. He works magic on patient’s skin with bespoke skin care advise, the Smartxide Dot® CO2 Laser and the Vbeam® Pulse Dye Laser.
Dr Camilio Diaz, Consultant dermatologist, is one of the few hair transplant surgeons in the UK who has trained in the USA with some of the top hair surgeons in the world. He offers follicular unit transplants and follicular unit extraction at the clinic.
Together with Dr Kat, they offer a One-Stop Mole Clinic where moles can be assessed and removed through shaving, excision or laser ablation.
The two skin therapists, Kelly Umbers and Catherine Padgett complete the clinical team. They complement the team with expertise in skin care, micro-needling, microdermabrasion (HydraFacial MD®), specialist facials, laser hair removal and lymphatic drainage, an essential post-operative therapy.
Kat & Co Aesthetics has been listed in Tatler’s Beauty and Cosmetic Surgery Guide – the cosmetic surgery power list – for its body contouring surgery in 2013, 2017, 2018 and 2019. For more details about the range of treatments and therapies, visit: www.cckat.com