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Survival after surgery by barry jones, King Edward hospital

Re: Survival after surgery by barry jones, King Edward hospital

Postby zebra » Wed May 08, 2013 4:17 am

How interesting and very coincidental. Thanks for highlighting the issue with the pics, will see what i can do.

It's important that victims have the courage to post photographs online and that they are not prevented from doing so - how else do we spare others the horror ?

I'm 100% certain that anyone who sees the standard of work turned out by this individual would think twice. I only wish some one had warned me.
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Re: Survival after surgery by barry jones, King Edward hospital

Postby Sandyshores52 » Wed May 08, 2013 7:21 am

Odd, today is the first time the pics section would open after about 50 tries this week.
Pretty crap surgery youve had, I had an initial FL over 22 years ago, then a revision 2 years later, I had very much the same scars as you and hairline....back then it was 'normal' ..you lost the hair in the way it was done. I didnt have the 'pleats' and bumps that you had however, they are quite awful. Later, I had hair restoration and all of those scars and bald spots were 'gone' - best thing I ever did.
2 years ago I had a FL in Sydney Australia and discussed my initial FL's with the surgeon - who mentioned 'the old style surgery and techniques' - and that's what your surgery looks like to me. You can get those scars and bald spots covered (at more cost of course) - I think I'd be asking Mr Jones to cover the cost of it myself.
You will survive, we always do.....Im mystified how youve ended up like this though... My FL in Sydney left me with NO scars or hairloss whatsover and a very good result...there was absolutely no need for what happened to you....disgraceful really.
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Re: Survival after surgery by barry jones, King Edward hospital

Postby zebra » Thu May 23, 2013 7:11 am

Yes it's disgraceful. I had a mini FL in 05 - and my hairline was perfectly intact. The before pics i posted are post mini FL. Jones had the temerity to criticise the work i'd had done, then went on to destroy my face and hairline as you can see. Then again, I will never know how much was done by the trainee who was present without my knowledge or consent.

I was told by other surgeons this 'work' looks like the very first facelifts that were done before hairline preservation was standard.

The effect on my health has been devastating; i have had adrenal insufficiency ever since i was disfigured by jones. For anyone who knows, it is highly complex and can take years - if ever- to treat successfully. It is caused by trauma and chronic stress: first the trauma of being butchered; the shock of learning that this individual refuses to be held accountable; the chronic stress of living with disfigurement and having to go out and face the world every day looking like this. The symptoms are debilitating, Chronic Fatigue, etc. I don't recognise myself or my life.

To think that these surgeons can destroy lives and then walk away like it was nothing.

Around my right eye, he caused some sort of nerve damage, because the area is totally numb. Now, when i smile, the numb bit is indented. Though as you can imagine, that's the least of my concerns.

I hate it when dentists, medical doctors, strangers say "what happened to your face?". I now answer with "barry jones happened to my face".
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Re: Survival after surgery by barry jones, King Edward hospital

Postby trinarn » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:10 pm

Zebra:

We had our PS at about the same time, and we have talked via personal e-mail and on here in the past. I am so proud of you for sharing your photos. You described to me in detail what the outcome was, but it is so much more vivid and horrifying to see the photos. I am so sorry that you are still struggling with the disfigurement and with life in general. Good on you for continuing to F/U with the hospital to examine/investigate your outcome. You will continue to be in my prayers.

Always,

Trina
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Re: Survival after surgery by barry jones, King Edward hospital

Postby claref453 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:48 am

I too really sympathise with Zebra. I had an upper blepharoplasty with this surgeon three years ago and remain devastated by the hollowing and sunken appearance of my eyes. It's very difficult to explain the effect it has on one's life. I too found out afterwards that another plastic surgeon undergoing professional development was present during the operation without my consent. Although the hospital has assured she was there purely to assist I am complaining on the basis that I believe it is a patient's right to know when another ps undergoing any sort of training is to be present during an operation, especially one involving cosmetic surgery to the face.
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Re: Survival after surgery by barry jones, King Edward hospital

Postby zebra » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:07 am

Thanks Trina, i remember your heartfelt private messages during my darkest days.

Clare, i urge you to post on your own thread so that your message is highlighted - as it should be. Are you by any chance the same lady who was hounded off the UK website lookyourbest a while back ? The website that features barry jones?

I always knew i couldn't be the only victim of jones. Clearly the presence of trainees without patient knowledge or consent is something barry jones does as and when he pleases; i was not a one off.
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Re: Survival after surgery by barry jones, King Edward hospital

Postby mily59 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:12 pm

Dear Zebra,
I am new here and after having read your posts I could have written every word of despair myself. I had a FL/ eyelid correction in Belgium 6 years ago and this has destroyed my life. I am not the same anymore, it has changed me in every way and not only physically. Most of woman thinking of a FL do not realize (or are not informed) enough the risks involved and what it means to live with a deformed face afterwords. I lost also everything, social life, relation, respect from people and self confidence. Have also met a lot of PS, but finding someone willing to repair another PS problems is very difficult if not impossible.
It took me also a lot of courage to go through the last 6 years but as time goes by, and results even become worse, I truly sometimes wonder how I will be able to go on like this.
You are not alone facing this and I understand so well every word of what you wrote...
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Re: Survival after surgery by barry jones, King Edward hospital

Postby zebra » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:13 am

Sorry to hear another life has been destroyed by an incompetent surgeon. I see another victim of Barry Jones has come forward on the eye thread (within some one else's post)
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Re: Survival after surgery by barry jones, King Edward hospital

Postby Rhinestone1 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:54 pm

sorry to hear there are others who have suffered also under this ps hands .
Thanks for having the courage to post to im sure lots will appreciate your story and will save them from a similar heartache under this ps hands or his trainees hands should i say .
simply not right allowing these trainees in without patients consent should be a prison sentence for that sort of thing its called assault.
hugs to u all love rhinestone 1.
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Re: Survival after surgery by barry jones, King Edward hospital

Postby gay2 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:01 am

This is so appalling and heartbreaking,and obviously this apology of a doctor does'nt care a damn.
Unfortunately the UNCARING side of plastic surgery is on the increase and all they think about is money.
They take our money and then dismiss us out of hand.
Frankly i am now terrified of plastic surgeons as i to have had bad bad surgery.
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Re: Survival after surgery by barry jones, King Edward hospital

Postby Rhinestone1 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:22 am

hi zebra
My account was deleted by the mods on face section on look your best I think we can all guess who that was . :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
I already said to them I stopped posting on there but only returned to support you on there so they have now taken out there spite and removed my account and all my posts on there .
I will continue to support u on here though .
I c one of the mods is no longer a mod on lyb I think its time the other stepped down to we all know who .
hugs as always rhinestone1 .
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Re: Survival after surgery by barry jones, King Edward hospital

Postby Amanda2013 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:34 pm

I thought it was a criminal offence for one party to allow another to carry out part or all of the
surgery? [-X
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Re: Survival after surgery by barry jones, King Edward hospital

Postby meeka » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:54 am

Ive never had surgery with Barry Jones but I did consult with him once. I had facelift surgery with another London craniofacial surgeon in London and had scarring problems. I felt my surgeon was not treating my scars adequately and seemed to be quite dismissive.

I went to Barry Jones for an opinion on what was the best course of action at that stage. He asked me who had done my surgery almost immediately and I was honest and told him who it was. He then informed me that he would be writing to my surgeon to inform him that I had visited him for consult.......he said he would expect my surgeon to do the same for him....apparently they know each other well. This is the problem with trying to get a second opinion from another BAAPS surgeon in London. Many of them know each other very well and 'watch each others backs' . I felt like I didn't know where to turn.

In the end I found a surgeon who wasn't in BAAPS and truthfully told me that I had insufficient support on my SMAS, causing my scars to stretch and my ears to distort. I now need a revision facelift , expensive and would of been completely unnecessary had my original surgeon done a good job.
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Barry Jones is a good surgeon

Postby Kaylow » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:31 pm

Hi All

If you care to see MY photos before and after in Barry's book for other PS people you will see this skilled man has taken twenty years of marital horror and stress off my face.He is an Emeritus Professor. You don't get that by being thought of by your colleagues as CRAP. He works extensively at Great Ormond Street, but I guess you don;t want to consider these aspects.

Apart from my ripple bed going down at King Edwards I have no complaints about this guy. I look great and much younger than the sixty years that I am. The face lift is lasting after 8 years and is only now beginning to look tired.
I'm aiming for a top up. Are you sure Barry did your op?
When I have visited his surgery I have seen several celebs ( have to remain anon!). They all look lovely, young and natural.
You must have had a raw deal.....
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Re: Survival after surgery by barry jones, King Edward hospital

Postby Rhinestone1 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:02 pm

Does emeritus professer mean that jones is retired then?
I thought emeritus meant retired or about to retire .
one ps did warn me off jones when I mentioned I had saw barry jones for consultation regarding a facelift his exact words were look I know how those ps operate I know how they operate so get yourself back home and don't do it I know how they operate .
I didn't know quite what he meant exactly but after reading zebras story now I know exactly what he was trying to say .
He obviously knew something when he said that to me .
So not all ps held him in high regard .
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