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photography by Geoffrey Olisa . 2013

At Jamachi Lagos, we know that every patient is unique. Our mission is to provide each of our patients with individualized care. We offer the best quality of service and the most advanced technology in the world.


BIOGRAPHY/QUALIFICATIONS/AWARDS BIOGRAPHY Dr. Emeka Onyewu completed his secondary school education at Federal government College Warri. He then attended Boston University where he graduated (CUM LAUDE) with a BA in biology from the college of liberal arts. He obtained his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine as one of only fifteen Commonwealth Scholars. He then completed a General Surgery residency at Howard University Hospital under the guidance of Dr Lasalle Leffall, the first black president of the American College of Surgeons. He then did a fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery at Georgetown University Hospital under the tutelage of Dr Scott Spear, a past president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and one of the premier breast surgeons in the

United States. Dr Onyewu worked as a trauma surgeon at DC General Hospital one of the busiest trauma centers in the United States for 6 years before going into private practice, opening JAMACHI Plastic Surgery in 2000. Dr. Onyewu specializes in body contouring using a variety of procedures and technology including liposuction, liposculpturing, laser assisted lipo suction, fat transfer techniques and a variety of lifts and tucks. Dr. Onyewu also does an array of anti-aging procedures for the face, eyelids, cheeks, chin and neck. JAMACHI Plastic Surgery has offices in Silver Spring Maryland in the US and Victoria Island Lagos in Nigeria.

QUALIFICATIONS/AWARDS Qualifications Federal Government High School in Warri Nigeria. 1977 – 1982 Graduate Cum Laude with a BA in Biology Boston University College of Liberal Arts, Boston Massechusetts. 1986 Medical Degree from Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massechusetts. 1990 Residency General Surgery, Howard University Hospital. 1990-1994 Chief Resident General Surgery. 1994-1995 Residency Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital. 1996-1998

Awards 1982: First Prize in the Phillip Howard Davis Memorial Essay Competition, Warri, Nigeria 1984-1986: Recipient of the Modular Medical Integrated Curriculum Award: Boston University 1984-1990: Commonwealth Scholar: Boston University 1991: Chairman’s Award: Given to the outstanding intern within the department of surgery who exhibits superior clinical and academic skills 1995: Chief Resident Award, Howard University Hospital - Washington DC 2004: The John Carroll Society Pro Bono Health Care Award, Washington DC 2009: ASA-USA Service Award , Anambra State Nigeria 2009: African Woman Cancer Awareness Association (AWCAA) Light Bearer Award, MaryLand 2011: Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2011 Humanitarian Award


SERVICES/PROCEDURES LASER SERVICES Hair Removal Using an Nd Yag laser, hair follicles can be destroyed permanently eliminating the need to shave or wax to removed unwanted hair on the face, lips, chin, under arms as well as arms, legs and bikini line. It is also useful in treating the bumps on the cheeks and neck in men from ingrown hair after shaving. The process involves 6 treatment sessions 3-4 weeks apart which eliminates 95-100% of hair growth. A touch up session may be necessary once a year if any new follicles regenerate Fat Removal Laser can also be used to melt unwanted body fat which can then be removed with liposuction. It has the advantage of less pain, less swelling and less bruising. The procedure can be done in the office with local anesthesia without putting the patient to sleep. It is especially useful in areas where the fat is thick and difficult to remove such as the upper back, sides and upper arms. Perhaps the biggest advantage of Laser assisted liposuction is the effect the laser has on the skin left behind. The laser stimulates collagen production which helps the skin shrink after the fat has been removed, This results in less wrinkles after liposuction and a smoother end result.

Skin Tightening The laser effect of skin tightening can help eliminate wrinkle on the face and neck especially in conjunction with microdermabraision and chemical peels. This combination is part of our anti-aging regimen which helps to preserve a youthful look to the face and fight damage done to the skin from exposure to the sun.

ANTI-AGING PROCEDURES Botox Botulism toxin is a muscle paralyzing agent that is used to freeze the muscles in the forehead and corners of the eyes and between the eyebrows that are responsible for wrinkles and the ‘aged’ look. This is done with a few simple injections and can last for up to 4 months giving the face and forehead a smooth appearance. It is a short office treatment and does not require anesthesia and the recovery is instant. Patients can return to normal activities immediately. Fillers Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occuring substance found in the body’s connective tissue that can be used to fill in wrinkles, laugh lines and smile line in the face especially be



be injected in the office and allow the patient to return to normal activities immediately. Artefil and Radiesse are longer acting fillers made from different substances that can last up to 10 months and help stimulate the body to naturally produce collagen to fill in the wrinkles and lines. Microdermabrasion This is a skin treatment that uses either a diamond tip or aluminum hydroxide crystals to smooth out the surface of the skin by removing the top layer of skin and allowing new skin to grow. The improves the color as well as the texture of the skin after several treatments. This can be done in conjunction with laser resurfacing and/or chemical peels. Chemical Peels This is a procedure done using chemicals like Glycolic Acid or TCA to peel off the top layer of damaged skin and allow new skin to grow. It is useful in improving both the tone and the texture of the skin. It may require a series of treatments and works best if a skin maintenance regimen is used in between treatments to prevent new skin damage.

This is a procedure done using chemicals like Glycolic Acid or TCA to peel off the top layer of damaged skin and allow



Liposuction This is a procedure where unwanted fat is removed from areas in the body using small holes. No incision is made. The areas is anesthesized and the fat is liquified by injecting special fluid. The fat is then melted using a Laser machine and the removed by suction through small carefully placed holes the size of the tip of a pen. The body is then placed in a compression garment for 2-4 weeks to allow the skin to shrink. The final result may take up to 12 weeks to be fully seen. This can be done awake or asleep but does not require hospitalization. Patients go home the same day and return to regular activity in 3-4 days. Areas include belly, arms, thighs, chin, buttocks sides and back. Breast Lift This is also called MASTOPEXY. When the breast tissue has fallen from aging or from childbirth, the nipple point down and the breast flattens out. A breast lift returns the nipples to the center of the breast and restores the volume and projection, eliminating the excess skin. Breast Reduction Heavy breasts can cause neck and back pain as well as deep shoulder grooves from thick bra straps. Breast reduction removes the excess weight and relieves the

back and neck pain. The shoulder grooves also improve. The entire breast is also lifted in the process. Breast Augumentation Implants are used to increase the size and projection of small breasts. This can be done using either silicone or saline implants through a 1 inch incision hidden under the breast, around the nipple or in the armpit. This requires general anesthesia but the patient goes home right after surgery and can usually go back to normal activity in 7-10 days. Fat Transfer Excess fat can be taken from the belly and transferred to areas lacking fat like the buttocks or hips and sometimes the breast. This can also be used to improves areas of asymmetry where one side is larger than the other.

Liposculpting This is when a combination of liposuction and fat transfer is used to “shape� a body part. The most well known example is the brazilian butt lift which narrows the waist and contours the lower back and upper thighs and adds fat to the buttocks to gives a rounder shape. It can be used however in other parts of the body to improve the shape and silhouette without any major scars or incisions. Tummy Tuck Also known as Abdomnoplasty, this procedure removes excess fat as well as excess skin from the abdomen. There is a bikini line scar after this procedure. The abdominal wall muscles are also tightened and the sides can be liposuctioned as well to give a nicer contour. This procedure is done under general anesthesia, may require an over-



night stay in the hospital and can take up to 2 weeks to return to normal activity. Eyelid Surgery Also known as Blephardoplasty this procedure removes excess skin and fat from the upper or lower eyelids. This improves the “bags” seen under the eyes from stress and aging or the “hooding” seen on the upper eyelids from sagging skin. This can be down with local anesthesia and patient usually return to regular activity in 3-5 days. Rhinoplasty Also known as a nose job refers to all procedures which improve the look of the nose. Humps in the bone, crooked noses, wide nostrils, flat noses and fat tips are some of the conditions that can be corrected with this procedure. This requires general anesthesia and may require a splint over the nose after surgery for 7-10 days.

Gyneacomastia Excess fat and breast tissue can be removed in men using liposuction or direct excision. The chest is then wrapped for 7-10 days to allow the skin to shrink. This is done under general anesthesia and recovery can take 5-7 days.

Return to normal activity is about 24 hours. Vaginal Rejuvenation Also referred to as a Labia Plasty, this procedure involve removing redundant skin from the labia giving the vagina a more youthful appearance, The vaginal vault or introitus is also tightened during this procedure. Lip Augmentation The lips can be thickened ro made more prominent using fat or fillers. This is done under local anesthesia and patient can see the effects immediately.

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