A SURGEON has revealed the pioneer- ing technique he used to save the face of a TV presenter attacked with acid. Katie Piper, 26, was the first patient in the world to have the procedure after a jealous ex-boyfriend hired a man to maim her. Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals Mohammed Ali Jawad led a team of eight doctors treat- ing Katie with a new method of rebuild- ing the skin of fresh burn victims. Ms Piper had been a presenter on a shopping channel and also a model. She was left disfigured after the sulphuric acid attack stripped away four layers of skin in the worst such case her doctors had seen. Eighteen months later, she is making good progress. Speaking out for the first time about the case, plastic surgeon Mr Jawad said It broke my heart when I saw Katie. She was so young and was there through no fault of her own. The treatment used by Mr Jawad involved a skin substitute called Matriderm. Until Ms Pipers opera- tion, it had never been used on a patient with fresh injuries. M r J aw a d e x p l a i n e d : Treatments attempted in the past would not have left a facial expression. It was an even bigger dilemma when we found out she was a model. A layer of the filler was moulded over Ms Pipers face. Surgeons then placed a graft of skin from her lower back and stitched it in place. Mr Jawad was speaking in the docu- mentary Katie: My Beautiful Face, to be broadcast on Thursday at 9pm on Channel 4. Earlier this year Ms Pipers ex-boy- friend Danny Lynch, 33, and accomplice Stefan Sylvestre, 21, who threw the acid, were both jailed for the attack. London Lite Monday, 26 October 2009 15 MAN BEHIND PIONEERING OPTHAT SAVEDTV PRESENTERKATIE A SCRAP DEALER suspected of helping to dispose of a car linked to the murder of schoolgirl Milly Dowler was arrested today. The 40-year-old man from west London was arrested after voluntarily attending a police station, and is being held on suspicion of assisting an offender. He is understood to be Nirmal Gharu, who was interviewed by police in August over the same matter. Surrey Police are questioning him about a red Daewoo Nexia car which officers believe could have been used to transport the 13-year-olds body. Amanda Dowler, known as Milly, disappeared while walking home from school in Walton-on-Thames in March 2002. Six months later, her remains were found 30 miles away in Yateley Heath, Hampshire. Her death remains one of Britains most notorious unsolved crimes. Despite extensive searches during the past four years, there are still no signs of the car. Prime suspect Levi Bellfield has admitted driving it, but claims he was carrying building materials. Officers have been building a case against Bellfield since he was arrested in 2004 over other matters. The 41-year-old was told last year that he would die in jail after he was found guilty of murdering students Marsha McDonnell, 19, and Amelie Delagrange, 22, and the attempted murder of 18-year-old Kate Sheedy. All the women were attacked near bus stops in south-west London. Milly:scrapdealerarrestedovercar youtube.com/watch?v=G_Cxldf 9lKk&feature=related STRANGE science experiments are a fantastic way to pass the time. This one shows you how you can blow out a candle with an invisible mixture. There are also other tests to check out your powers of perception -- who knows, you might suffer from inattentive blindness. Plus the Head Spin trick is a bit of a weird one. bestuff.com AN ODDLY addictive but pointless site where you can post all the things you consider to be the best in the world. Finally, you can tell the world if youre into bacon and banana sandwiches or that you think Daniel Craig, right, is the Best Daniel. Plus, you can see if someone shares your view. RACHEL MOSTYN EMAIL YOUR TIMEWASTERS TO: wasters@thisislondon.co.uk/lite Timew@ster What to browse when the boss isnt looking New cancer fear over mobiles MOBILE phones could cause four different kinds of cancer, according to a survey. The World Health Organisation research says there is a significantly increased risk of people developing three different types of brain tumour and one of the salivary gland. News of the findings, which are to be published within the next two months, has led to calls for mobiles to carry health warnings. Hero surgeon who gave acid attack girl face backBY KEVIN WIDDOP Disappeared: Amanda Milly Dowler Recovery: above Mohammad Ali Jawad and Katie Piper; left, Katie before the attack index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html