An Interview With Mr Rizwan Alvi
Mr Rizwan Alvi underwent his basic, medical training in Pakistan, and began his surgical training when he moved to Dublin in 1985. In 1992, he became a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons.
In 1993, Mr Alvi undertook his plastic surgery training in Ireland, and went on to the UK for formal training in Newcastle, Stoke on Trent, Preston and Liverpool. In 2001, Mr Alvi was awarded a specialist FRCS (Plast) qualification, and has gone on to be one of the leading plastic surgeons in his field today.
Current Role At Sthetix?
I am the Medical Director and Founder of Sthetix Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in Liverpool.
Concept Behind Sthetix Clinic?
I started my private practice in 2000, consulting from private hospitals. Although I very much enjoyed my work, there was one aspect that I struggled with, and that was that I didn’t feel the customer service and experience was anywhere near good enough.
The surgery itself was still a good standard, but not the care, and it bothered me that I had no control over the overall customer experience. I decided that I wanted to set the rules and the standards in the care for my patients.
Your Work ‘Ethos’?
It’s all about the ‘care’! Care for me is such an integrated and important part of Sthetix as a business. We pride ourselves in providing care standards that are second to none, and we also always want to make sure that our clients are happy. I will provide extra treatment if I feel that the desired results discussed in an initial consultation are not achieved to the best of our ability.
Procedures Of Special Interest?
Favourite Aspect Of Your Work?
My favourite part of my work has to be making a difference to someone’s life. It is truly great when you know that a patient is happy with the results from a procedure, and that you have helped to transform their lives in a positive way.
Any Patient Reviews That Can’t Be Found on Sthetix Website?
Which Before & Afters Are You Especially Proud Of?
Where Do You Perform Your Surgical Procedures?
When we are not able to perform certain procedures at Sthetix Clinic on Knight Street, I mainly perform surgery at the Nuffield Chester private hospital.
What Sets Sthetix Clinic Above The Rest?
At Sthetix we are a very close-knit team; we have professional working relationships and also get on well socially. We have created a corporate identity together, and are recognised for going that extra mile and offering 24/7 patient care if necessary. If you have any concerns at all regarding your procedure we can guarantee that you are seen within 24 hours.
Any Advice On Anyone Who Are Considering Plastic Surgery?
This is still surgery; just because we put the word ‘plastic’ or ‘cosmetic’ in front of it does not mean it involves any less risk. It is imperative that patients do thorough research before undergoing any procedure.
There is a wealth of good information on the Internet to look through – and make sure you are always looking for a surgeon that is BAPRAS and BAAPS registered. Ensure that you share a rapport with your chosen surgeon, and that you talk to them honestly about your expectations and concerns.
Book a free consultation with Mr Alvi today.