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Dr. K R Balakrishnan

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery

General Surgeon, Chennai

40 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. K R Balakrishnan MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery General Surgeon, Chennai
40 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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Dr. K R Balakrishnan is an experienced General Surgeon in Adyar, Chennai. He has been a practicing General Surgeon for 40 years. He has done MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery. You can visit him at Fortis Malar Hospital in Adyar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. K R Balakrishnan on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - JIPMER, Pondicherry - 1976
MS - General Surgery - AIIMS, New Delhi - 1980
MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery - KEM Hospital, University of Bombay - 1982
Awards and Recognitions
Awarded a distinction in M.Ch which was first ever awarded by Bombay University in Cardio Thoracic Speciality
Hiralal gold medal in surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi, 1980
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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I am 40 year old I am very conscious about my skin and beauty My skin is dry at night Should I apply any moisturiser at night or leave it.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS)
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I am 40 year old I am very conscious about my skin and beauty
My skin is dry at night
Should I apply any moisturiser ...
After 40 generally skin gets dry and wrinkles start to appear. Good sleep atleast 7 hrs a day is required. Plenty of fluid intake is must. Yoga asans such as Bhujangaasan, naukassan, etc Pranayam will reduce ageing and increase blood circulation and bring glow back to your skin. You can also contact me thrgh Lybrate and get online consultation.

Hello I have dark circles and black face. Due to improper sleep and stress in my studies also I used glass in my school days because if that my eyes also goes inside. Can you suggest me.

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Hello I have dark circles and black face. Due to improper sleep and stress in my studies also I used glass in my scho...
Hello, you are obesed and need to reduce your wt by 20 kg. * you need to cut your meal by 20%, its of course a difficult task. For you * take salad, fruits, sprouts in much qty with your lunch and timely. * take 3/4 glass of water, dly to eliminate toxins from your body. * go for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety and depression, being one of the main causes of dark circles under your eyes. * take adequate sleep, this is essential. Homoeo-medicines (pills size no 40)** @ sepia 200-6 pills, thrice a day. @ antim crud-200-6 pills twice a dy. * take, apples, carrots, papaya, orange, cheese, sprouts, pumpkin, regularly. Report, your progress fortnightly take care.

Selecting Right Treatment for Facelift

MBBS, MS Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon
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Facelift is becoming important in middle age to enhance aesthetic looks in middle age
We have many options in facelift and it is often confusing which to opt for.

Here are rough guidelines that can help us to select right treatment protocol

In young patients under 30 years we can use chemical peels, laser resurfacing and thread lift to cause facelift
In middle age persons with mild sagging we can add option of hifu or ultherapy
In there is significant volume loss we can add fillers or fat grafting
In severe sagging it is better to go for surgical facelift as smas lift.
Sometimes combination of surgical facelift for sagging, fat grafting for volume deficiency and deep peel for rejuvenating skin are added to give optimal results.
Some tips for delaying aging of skin
1. Use regular sun screen, broad spectrum, spf above 35 and water resistant
2. Regular use of retinoic acid as retino a at night can stimulate collagen production
3. High protein diet and supplements as amino collagen are helpful in remodelling collagen
4. Regular chemical peels as glycolic and tca can help in skin rejuvenation
5. Use good quality moisturisers to delay volume loss and dehydration. If needed get fillers regularly.
Selecting Right Treatment for Facelift

I am facing dark circles issue from last month. Although I take proper rest in night near by 7 hrs. Still facing issue.

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I am facing dark circles issue from last month. Although I take proper rest in night near by 7 hrs. Still facing issue.
Hydrate urself have plenty of water. Increase dry fruits n protein rich diet. Asvu r not overweight u may consume butter. Vit E for local application may be helpful. Massage at night gently around ur eyes.

Needle lgne k baad sujan Jyada hone par kon si dava usse kare ? Aur dard aur sujan kaam ho? Pls help thanks!

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Needle  lgne k baad sujan Jyada hone par kon si dava usse kare ? Aur dard aur sujan kaam ho? Pls help thanks!
The swelling can be managed with cold compresses. Do 10 minutes of cold every 2-3 hours. Do not starin or do physical activities till swelling subsides.

I hv very severe pain in my breast bt there is no cyst (ghat), Dr. Recommended me codesoft capsules for 1 month, my treatment is going on bt still I hv pain. Wht to do then? Plzz suggest me any solution for this.

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Oncologist
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I hv very severe pain in my breast bt there is no cyst (ghat), Dr. Recommended me codesoft capsules for 1 month, my t...
Dear, it is hormonal change at your age. Possibly you might be getting more pain during menstruation. If there is no discharge from the nipple and there are no signs of inflamation on your breast, needs only observation and a n analgesic for the symptomatic relief.

8 Tips To Take Care Of Oily Skin

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Oily skin is a result of overactive sebaceous glands that produce excessive oil, thus giving the skin its characteristic greasy look. Oily skin is usually caused by a number of factors, such as stress, food, genetics and hormonal changes in the body. Blackheads, whiteheads and acne are some complications that can result from oily skin.

It is important to take care of oily skin to prevent breakouts. Mentioned below are 8 tips to assist you in your skincare regimen:

1. Use warm water to clean your skin: Cleaning your face with warm water opens up the pores and clears the dirt from; thus removing the layer of oil from the face more effectively than cold water.
2. Face masks: You may use face mask, such as sandalwood or fuller earth to get rid of the excessive oil on the skin. In addition to removing oil, it also cleans and removes impurities from the skin.
3. Limit scrubbing: You should restrict exfoliating your face 2 to 3 times a week as too much exfoliation may result in excessive oil production. Over scrubbing may cause the skin to lose its natural oils and turn dry.
4. Use a toner: You may apply toner on the skin regularly for its astringent properties, that help in cooling and soothing the skin. It also reduces pore size, which thus decreases oil production.
5. Diet: Diet plays an important role in the health of your skin, so consuming too many oily and fried foods can increase the chances of getting acne and pimples on your skin. Eat more vegetables and fruits to keep your skin healthy.
6. Stay hydrated: Drinking water regularly helps in replenishing the lost fluids from your body and it also improves overall body health.
7. Use medicated pads: To freshen up your face, use wet tissues or medicated pads to soak up the oil, which shall help in freshening up your face.
8. Choose makeup wisely: It is not recommended to use heavy makeup if you have an oily skin. Instead use water based makeup that is light and oily skin friendly.
8 Tips To Take Care Of Oily Skin

Hello doc, I'm 18 yrs old female and I've a problem of white heads below my eyes and at the side of my cheeks, Please help.

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Homeopath
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Hello doc, I'm 18 yrs old female and I've a problem of white heads below my eyes and at the side of my cheeks, Please...
The eruption of pimples, white heads, black marks and oily face are due to excessive sebum secreted by sebaceous glands and hair follicles especially on the face.. Precautions- * Don't scratch or pinch your pimples This will cause more damage and scars. . * Avoid fried and oily foods. * Prefer fruits and green vegetables. * When you apply any cream, sun screen and the like, clean your face at the earliest, so that there will be no adverse action of the chemicals on the delicate skin of face. Your skin ‘breaths’ through its pores which are not to be closed for long.

Heloi dont know which type of skin I havepehle to glowing face thabut ab dull ho gya due to pollution may beface pe pores ho gaeh bhot dry dry lgta h face maine mlai bhot use ki is vajh se na koi facewash suit kar raha h na kchplz suggest mai what should I do?

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Homeopath
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Heloi dont know which type of skin I havepehle to glowing face thabut ab dull ho gya due to pollution may beface pe p...
PORES TREATMENT 1.Wash your face before you go to bed each night. Going to bed wearing still wearing makeup, as well as any dirt and debris that may have collected on your face during the day, is a sure way to clog your pores. If your pores routinely look large, this could be part of the problem. Get into the habit of cleansing your face each and every night so your pores will be less likely to get clogged. Use warm water, rather than hot or cold, so your skin will be less likely to get irritated. Pat your face dry with a soft towel. 2. Use a cleanser that doesn't irritate your skin. Many cleansers contain harsh ingredients that cause dry, irritated skin. When your pores are irritated, they look wider and more "open." In order to keep them closed, it's best to use a gentle cleanser that washes away dirt without causing your skin to dry out.( PREFERABLY USE CLEANSING MILK ( BAKSON) Choose a cleanser that's sulfate free. Sulfates are harsh cleansers that can strip the skin of its natural oils and leave it dry and itchy. Avoid using a cleanser with scrubbing beads on a daily basis. The beads could be irritating to your skin, and should only be used sparingly. 3. Try the oil cleansing method. It's becoming increasingly popular to replace soap with oil as a facial cleanser. It might sound counterintuitive to use oil to wash your face, but it's actually quite effective. The oil binds with your skin's natural oils and gently washes away dirt, sweat, and makeup without the need for harsh chemicals. Just smooth it over your skin and use a wet washcloth to wipe it off using a circular motion. Here are a few oil combinations to try out: For combination skin: Mix 1/2 teaspoon castor oil and 2 teaspoons olive oil. For dry skin: Mix 1/4 teaspoon castor oil and 2 teaspoons coconut or olive oil. 4. Splash your face with water in the morning. After getting a good night's sleep, it feels refreshing to splash your face with water. Since you don't wake up wearing makeup, there's no need to wash your face using a cleanser; in fact, it's better for your skin to give it a break and just use water. Pat your face dry with a soft towel. 5. Exfoliate every few days. Dead skin builds up on the surface of your skin, mixes with sweat and dirt, and ends up clogging pores. Exfoliating your skin regularly will prevent your pores from getting clogged so quickly. The result will be closed, small-looking pores as opposed to clogged pores that look big and open. One of the best ways to exfoliate is by simply using a washcloth. Wet your face and scrub it gently using circular motions. ( Preferably USE APRICOT SCRUB ( BAKSON) Facial scrubs are also good. Try a mixture of ground almonds and honey. 6. UNCLOGGING PORES (A) Do a steam treatment. This is a great way to open your pores so you can get rid of the small plugs of dead skin and dirt that are making them appear large and open. Heat a small pot of water until it begins to steam, then hold your face over it and drape a towel over your head. Let the steam bathe your face for three to five minutes, then rinse your face with cool water. Steaming your face opens up your pores, allowing them to become unclogged. Rinsing afterward gets rid of the debris, leaving your pores fresh and clean. Use cool water to close your pores. (B) Use a MUD PACK. MUD is a natural element that draws impurities out of the skin as it dries. When you do a MUD mask, dry mud is mixed with water to form a paste, which you smooth over your face. Let it dry completely, then rinse it away with cool water. • Many Mud packs are avaliable in stores but I will prefer MUD PACK ( BAKSON) 7.TONING AND MOISTURISING (A) Always rinse and tone when you're finished cleansing. Whether you steam or use a mask, always remember to rinse away the dirt when you're finished. Follow up by using a toner on your face. Toner helps restore your skin's pH balance after cleansing, giving it a youthful, glowing appearance and helping to close pores. (B) Avoid toners with chemicals that could inflame your skin. Beauty supply stores carry many different toners. Look for one that works with your skin type, but avoid toners with excess chemicals, perfumes, and dyes that could irritate or dry out your skin. These toners will do more harm than good, and your pores will end up looking larger instead of smaller. Avoid toners that contain alcohol, which can dry out the skin. Avoid toners that contain glycerin and fragrances, since these can cause allergic reactions. (C) Try apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is made from fermented apples, and is a gentle, natural toner for any type of skin. Mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of water, then use a cotton ball to apply it to your skin after rinsing. Let your skin dry, then moisturize it. (D) Try a honey mask to tone your skin. Plain, raw honey is an excellent toner for skin. Simply spread some on your face and let it sit for about ten minutes, then rinse it away with warm water. Your pores will tighten up and your face will feel fresh and youthful. (E) Finish your routine by moisturizing. Using a good face moisturizer( ALOVERA CREAM ( BAKSON) is key to keeping your pores closed, since dry skin can become irritated and lead to large-looking pores. Chose an alcohol-free moisturizer that doesn't contain perfumes and excess chemicals so you make sure you don't irritate your skin.

Iam 17 years old. I have oily skin my face and my hands are black in colour and my body is fair. My colour is shown some what fair when I apply besan face pack. How to keep my skin fair. Tell me please.

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Iam 17 years old. I have oily skin my face and my hands are black in colour and my body is fair. My colour is shown s...
take following remedies 1.triphala kadha 4tsp before lunch nad dinner 2.amla juice 4tsp+2tsp sugar powder+honey 2 tsp 3.wash your face alovera face wash

I am a 60 years old male and have an enlarged prostate Grade 2-43 gms. I am employed and have been told to get a cure certificate within 4 months. Please advise medication.

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I am a 60 years old male and have an enlarged prostate Grade 2-43 gms. I am employed and have been told to get a cure...
Hi the size is not important, how much urine is left behind after voiding is. Enlarged prostate is not cured but symptoms can be reduced

I am 17 years 5 months old and my skin is very oily I am use fash facewash and face clin A get for scars on my nose. I want to lighten my skin colour what should I do it is getting dard day by day.

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I am 17 years 5 months old and my skin is very oily I am use fash facewash and face clin A get for scars on my nose. ...
For fair skin: • Applying a mixture of cucumber and papaya with one teaspoon of each and with three teaspoon of oatmeal apply it for 5 to 10 minutes then rinse off with water twice a week. • Apply one teaspoon Besan with one teaspoon of curd and a pinch of haldi (turmeric) mix it with water then apply for 15 minutes then rinse off it with water Once a week.. • Apply one teaspoon orange juice or take a piece of orange open it then apply that area for 5 minutes then rinse off it once a week. • Eat More fruits daily. • Mash half banana mix it with 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice and half teaspoon of sandalwood powder mix it well and make smooth paste apply it for 10 minutes then rinse off with water. • Save yourself from sunlight by covering your face with cloth or by using sunscreen lotion.

I'm having acne skin since 5 years. I've consulted many skin doctors but cannot get rid of this. I would be great if you suggest me something.

MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS
Homeopath
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I'm having acne skin since 5 years. I've consulted many skin doctors but cannot get rid of this. I would be great if ...
You should drink more water, frequently wash face, eat more fibrous food. Vit c, vit e, use homeopathic medicine kali brom 3x od, asterias rub 30 hs.

My face skin is getting darker day by day due to this winter. What should I do to keep my skin fresh and could restriction it from being dark?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath
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My face skin is getting darker day by day due to this winter. What should I do to keep my skin fresh and could restri...
HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT AUCARE COMPLEXION DROPS ( WOLFE DIETRI) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily. WHITENING CREAM ( BIOVALLEY)Apply in circular fashion in morning nd at night WHITENING SOAP ( BIOVALLEY ) Wassh face with this face wash before applying whitening cream

Doctor my forehead has a discolouration comparing to the face. It is black in color my forehead and my complexion is brownish. And around my eyes dark black circles. Can you please help me.

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Doctor my forehead has a discolouration comparing to the face. It is black in color my forehead and my complexion is ...
DEAR Lybrate USER …. You have to follow some basic things, so that you get better results in a short period of time …. 1) drink only 100-150 ml of lukewarm water during meals…2) don’t drink water before meal for one hour and one hour after meal…3) avoid oily, spicy, junk, fermented and stale foods…. 6) try to sleep upto 10-11 pm. 7) avoid coffee and tea…. A) apply paste of nutmeg and milk on dark circles and forehead with gentle massage. Leave it for 10-20 minutes. After it wash face with lukewarm water. Do this two times in a day. B) take 2-2 tablets of chandraprabha vati and leelavilas rasa after meals. C) take 30 ml of audumbaravleha along with 30 ml of water after meals. D) take 10 gm of HARIDRA KHAND after meals…. This formula of treatment is 100% succesful in PROBLEM OF DARK CIRCLES. Consult to me for further suggestions. THANKS.

I am 18 years old male I have black colour on my face but not full black little bit how to become white face would you tell me.

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Ayurveda
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I am 18 years old male I have black colour on my face but not full black little bit how to become white face would yo...
Follow these important tips to get fair colour of skin * avoid to go in strong sunlight and if you have to go in sunlight then cover your face & exposed parts of body before going in sunlight. * Use sunscreen having SPF 15 on face especially in summer and spring season. * Take vitamin -E rich foods like dry fruits, egg and fish as you like. You can take cord liver oil capsule daily. * Take more anti oxidant foods like fruits (Apple, grapes, melon) and citrus fruits. * Make paste of Papaya and apply this paste on face & exposed body parts and leave it for 15 minutes. It brightens the skin and lower melanin content. For fair skin: • Apply one teaspoon Besan with one teaspoon of curd and a pinch of haldi (turmeric) mix it with water then apply for 15 minutes then rinse off it with water Once a week. • Drink 2-3 liters of water everyday to get hydrated & glowing skin. • Mash half banana mix it with 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice and half teaspoon of sandalwood powder mix it well and make smooth paste apply it for 10 minutes then rinse off with water.

I have steroid Acne and dark red face cause of SkinLite cream my doctor gave me Vit-A & Vit-C tablets (For 21 days) and Fucibet cream and Efatop PE (For 7 days) and after 7 days he say use Kojivit plus gel for get back your natural colour its good or not? Vit-A is chewing tablet?

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I have steroid Acne and dark red face cause of SkinLite cream my doctor gave me Vit-A & Vit-C tablets (For 21 days) a...
Yes it is good in a way... But better you take Sulphur 0/2 daily in morning and evening for 1 week. It will be reduced and then gone. It will start healing from the first dose itself. Take care. :)

Hi i am 25 years old male, I used skin lite cream in my face, I didnt stop that cream, when I stoped once, my face getting darker and black lines in my face, so I usining regularly that cream, please tel me what should I do ?

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Better not to go for such creams. But now you can stop applying that n, start applying (massage) almond paste with milk cream daily over face for 1/2hr, n wash with normal water, daily twice. Then skin will become normal after few days/months, since then, you go for any natural measures.{once you check in health tips in my profile in lybrate]

I hv a pimples in forehead n using facewash but not recovered yet. Due to pimples skin tone become dark. please suggest what should I do to clean pimples n get fairer skin.

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Homeopath
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I hv a pimples in forehead n using facewash but not recovered yet. Due to pimples skin tone become dark. please sugge...
Pimples dnt get cleaned by using a facewash. Pimpls can b hormonal or due to dandruf or can be due to humid weather also. Just keep your skin clean use any antibacterial soap , wash tour face twice a day , drink plenty of water .

My dad 67 years old previous years he had 3 operation 1. 2012 Heart attack 3 block admitted in godbole thane operation successful done. 2. After 3 months problem in prostate size was increased laser operation done. 3. After 8 months dad slipped at home and hip gets cracked and the hip gets replaced artificial and after 3 year still hip pain a lot he walk properly but sometime hip gets stuck and we had gone to bone specialists they see x-ray of the hip and they said that we have to do re operation. What to do?

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My dad 67 years old previous years he had 3 operation 1. 2012 Heart attack 3 block admitted in godbole thane operatio...
Dear lybrateuser, -for your dad to walk properly & to avoid future complications he has to undergo the reoperation as advised by the bone specialist because if it is not done now then the hip will become weaker & will make it more difficult for him to walk.
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