Asim Shahmalak’s new mercy mission in Pakistan

POSTED: 09 March 2015

Regular readers of this column will recall that last year our surgeon Asim Shahmalak and a team from Crown Clinic went on a mercy mission to Karachi in Pakinstan last year.

Asim performed hair, eyebrow and eyelash transplants on women who had been left with horrific facial scars after being attacked with acid.

The trip was covered extensively in the media after Asim was accompanied by an ITV news crew on the trip.

The story was featured on the main ITN news on ITV, on Good Morning Britain (ITV's breakfast show) and over three consecutive nights on Granada Reports with superb commentary from Granada's excellent journalist Mel Barham.

You can read more about this coverage and watch footage of Asim with some of the women he helped here:

http://www.itv.com/news/granada/topic/dr-asim-shahmalak-manchester/

Last month, Asim returned to Karachi to review the women's progress.

It can take up to a year for hair, eyebrow and eyelash transplants to look at their best and Dr Shahmalak was very keen to see how the women were faring.

It was wonderful to see them all and thankfully they are all doing very well.

They have all enjoyed brilliant results from the surgery and the changes to their facial features are remarkable.

One of the patients, Kanwal Ashar, who had acid thrown over her by a man who had been stalking her after she had turned down his proposal, told Asim: "I can go to a wedding and show my face now I have got my eyebrows back. You have changed my life."

Asim's return to Pakistan also received substantial coverage in the media.

You can read some of the reports here from the Manchester Evening News, Huffington Post and Mail Online:

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/cheadle-suregon-returns-pakistan-help-8797022

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/03/04/plastic-surgeon-helps-acid-attack-survivors_n_6799216.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2978986/Scarred-life-15p-bottles-acid-Pakistani-victims-eyebrow-eyelash-transplants-British-plastic-surgeon-disfigured-jealous-friends.html

We have included some of the pictures of the women in this blog.

We have had a wonderful response to the media coverage. The Mail Online piece was shared 1,600 times on Facebook.

But there is much more work to do.

Asim has met five further women in Pakistan who also need help and he will be returning to Karachi in the near future to provide further free medical care.

He said: "There is so much work to do. I am just glad that I am able to make a difference to these women's lives."

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