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Myofascial pain syndrome is thought to be a form of muscle pain that may result from a single tra...

Myofascial pain syndrome is thought to be a form of muscle pain that may result from a single trauma to a muscle or from repetitive minor trauma over time. There are no laboratory, radiographic or other diagnostic tests to prove the diagnosis of myofascial pain syndrome so it is considered a “subjective” diagnosis.

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Cooled radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive neuroablative technique used in the treatm...

Cooled radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive neuroablative technique used in the treatment of various pain syndromes. Even though RF has been used for some time in cardiac electrophysiology and tumor ablation, its use in the treatment of pain is recent. The mechanism of pain relief from RF application is analogous to conventional thermal radiofrequency application - a thermal lesion is created, by applying radiofrequency energy through an electrode placed in the vicinity of the target neural structure, with the aims of interrupting the afferent nociceptive pathways.

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The spine plays a very crucial role, both from a person s movement and sensation point of view. I...

The spine plays a very crucial role, both from a person’s movement and sensation point of view. It carries the nervous supply for a lot of internal organs and the lower body. By virtue of its structure, it also helps in movement through the disks. Due to various reasons, spinal injury is common, causing pain along the back, lower extremities, neck etc.

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Constipation by itself is not a disease but it a condition in which your bowel movement is infreq...

Constipation by itself is not a disease but it a condition in which your bowel movement is infrequent and the stools are hard and difficult to pass. Constipation happens to most of us at one time or the other and then it goes away naturally. Chronic constipation is constipation which is long-term and it usually signals a deep-rooted medical problem which requires intervention.

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Constipation by itself is not a disease but it a condition in which your bowel movement is infreq...

Constipation by itself is not a disease but it a condition in which your bowel movement is infrequent and the stools are hard and difficult to pass. Constipation happens to most of us at one time or the other and then it goes away naturally. Chronic constipation is constipation which is long-term and it usually signals a deep-rooted medical problem which requires intervention.

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Hi,<br/><br/>I am Dr. Sidharth Verma, Pain Management Specialist. Today I will talk about trigemi...

Hi,

I am Dr. Sidharth Verma, Pain Management Specialist. Today I will talk about trigeminal neuralgia. It is also known as the suicide disease. In this patient experience the facial pain. it may also effect inside the mouth. It is important to treat the cause first. It may be the tumor, myeloma. It is rare disease. Patient experience sharp shooting, electric pain. It can also cause pain while touching the skin. The diagnosis is entirely clinical. The treatment is done pharmacological and interventionally also. In this problem few of the drugs cannot be continued for very long as they have certain side-effects. We give the treatment with radiofrequency ablation and balloon compression. This gives the excellent results. Once their are located then we give the radiofrequency current.

This relief is usually long lasting. In some cases their maybe relapse. It may also occur due to the inherent excitement of the nerve. Balloon compression often used at the time of first trigeminal nerves. This is used for the patients who have the major pain around the eyes or on the forehead. There are some side-effects of the procedure which are minor. This include minor bleeding, infection. There are some surgical options also and this can be better described by a neurosurgeon. This is day care procedure. Patient will be discharged on the same or the next day. If you are suffering with any facial pain, please contact us through Lybrate.

Thank You.

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Hello everybody!<br/><br/>Myself Dr. Sumit Agrawal. I am a consultant plastic and hair transplant...

Hello everybody!

Myself Dr. Sumit Agrawal. I am a consultant plastic and hair transplant surgeon, today I will be discussing a very common topic which is quite hot nowadays is hair loss happening in early youth. It is quite common nowadays to see that the hair loss starting in the early twenties. We now quite regularly see a lot of patients coming in the 18 to 20 year age group with starting of the hair thinning and receding of the hairline. The parents are quite anxious about the early loss of hair loss. You have generally seen that it happens more in families where there is a history of hereditary hair loss, where although the father or the uncle may have lost hairs at an age group of around 40 to 50s in the younger generation in the kids, it has started at an early age group of 20s.

Probably it is more because of the unhealthy lifestyle and pollution, environment, stress of studies and junk food. So, in these cases we generally advise the patients, the families that the child should be eating more of should have more homemade food with more protein and eggs. You should avoid junk food and even multivitamin tablets can be added to compensate for the micronutrients deficiency. Oiling and shampooing have to be done regularly. Better avoid spa and other these hair care procedures and all and even meditation and Pranayam regularly can help in slowing down the hair loss. But ultimately these these these children may become a candidate of hair transplant if the hairline has receded significantly.

So, in those cases they may ultimately require a transplant but we generally do transplants once only they have crossed the age group of 20-21 year age and only after fully considering their age of start of hair loss, their familial pattern of hair loss, the medical history of the treatments they have taken for the hair loss and what are their expectations from the hair transplant. So, all these factors need to be considered if we are planning for a hair transplant in an early age group. In hair transplant, there are basically two techniques: the FUT strip technique and FUE technique which is also known as the DHT technique.

In this young generation, it is a most of the time it is just frontal hairline restoration, so it's a small session, so we generally prefer FUE: the without stitches technique for these small sessions of covering the frontal hairline. It's more of friendly, less invasive and recovery is comparatively faster compared to the earlier FUT: the strip technique. It is a simple one-day session done under local anesthesia. You come to the clinic in the morning, you walk out in out in the evening, take rest for three, four, five days before resuming the college or the work and these transplanted hairs they take some time to grow that they start growing in three months, you see good density in 6 months and complete result in 10 to 12 months. So it takes almost a year to get the complete result and even after the transplant they still have to continue the multivitamins and the medicines to maintain the existing hair for the long-term. So this is all about the hair loss in the early which we are facing quite common nowadays.

If you have any more queries or any more doubts you can write to me on Lybrate.

Thank you.

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Anorectal disorders are common conditions like hemorrhoids, tears, fistulas, or abscesses that af...

Hi everyone. I am Dr Laxman salve. I am MBBS with General Surgery. I practice as a laparoscopic surgeon and Proctologist. I have more than 13 years of experience after MS.

Today I will like to enlighten you about something about proctology. Proctology is a science which deals with anal diseases of the anal region. They are mainly piles fissures fistulas rectal prolapsed and many other things. Perianal abscesses just to add one. These are the problems which are becoming very common problems in day to days life because of the changing lifestyle. It happens in all the age groups like in childhood from say 2 years old baby to 65 or 70 year old male or female it can happen anybody. Mostly they are common in young people because of irregular diet because of unhealthy diet they are having this constipation stomach related problems and because of that they suffer from piles fissures or fistulas.

To tell you something about piles it is enlargement of the blood vessels around the anus which if they become too much enlarge and if stool causes friction over those blood vessels they bleed. It is called as Piles it is mostly painless bleeding. In fissure when the hard stool passes from the anus it causes tear in the anus and it causes bleeding. Usually this bleeding is painful bleeding. Patients have lot of pain they fear to go for motion in the morning. To tell something about Fistula and Ano. It is a condition where there is a tunnel develop between the anus and the perianal skin. Fickle matter or some pus discharge comes out of them from the perianal skin and it soils the perianal region. So sometimes patients may have one or two or multiple openings. That external opening may be very much away from the anal region also.

These cases are very difficult to treat. Patient suffers with very much pain discharge or discomfort. A fistula is known for recurrence and that is why the surgeon has to balance the surgery with respect to in continuance recurrence pain and size of the wound. Now there are many technologies developed so much that we have developed so many methods to deal with such complicated Fistulas. Laser is one of them. To tell you some more there is Vaaft Fistula Plug Fibrin Glue these are the other things. But laser works out very effectively. And it is after all the skill hand of the surgeon and the expertise and his experience of handling these cases is more important in the treatment of the patient’s fistula problems. If you have any problems about the perianal conditions like piles fissures fistulas you should consult a proper Proctologist and take his opinion and get a proper treatment. This is a very sensitive area and to get rid of all these problems like in continuance and recurrence. Lot of fear is attached to this. To get rid of all these problems you should consult a proper proctologist. To know about me more you can consult me on Lybrate. Thank you.

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Hello! friends,<br/><br/>I am Dr. Kunal Makhija. I am in Orthopedist and a joint replacement surg...

Hello! friends,

I am Dr. Kunal Makhija. I am in Orthopedist and a joint replacement surgeon practicing in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.

Today we will talk about knee pain. The second most common complaint in any Orthopaedic clinic. We won't discuss any surgeries or any treatment or any medicines. We will discuss the basics of knee pain, what is the physiology of the knee pain and what a common man should know about knee pain. The most common causes of knee pain are osteoarthritis, injury, synovitis or softening of cartilage. Now to understand all four things, I will explain to you what these 4 things are and how can you tackle them and how can you come to know that what these things represent.

A knee consists of the femur bone, tibia bone, these are the ligaments and these white cushion like the thing is a cartilage. Usually, in case of the softening of cartilage, there is softening of these white cushion like materials which is extremely common behind kneecap or patella. So usually the patient will present with patellofemoral pain which is more while climbing down stairs or when he or she is sitting for long and he starts walking, the first few steps would be extremely painful.

This is mainly because of the softening of cartilage behind the kneecap known as chondromalacia patella. The second cause is an injury. The injury will be of ligament or of this meniscus. A ligament injury or a meniscus injury will cause pain in ligament injury one will have extreme instability especially while running, climbing down steps or hopping. In meniscus injury, there would be a pain while long walks and extreme flexion of the knee. The third cause is synovitis. Synovitis is swelling in the knee which will be associated with extreme swelling, redness, and warmth usually associated with some viral infection or maybe the underlying cause.

The patient will have extreme pain associated with body aches for fever and he or she might proceed with a viral infection like the common cold and all. The fourth cause is osteoarthritis which is very well known and it is a degeneration of this white cartilage. Usually, this is a mild form of degeneration, you can see this and this is the severe form of degeneration. This cartilage when destroyed will cause extreme pain in all movements and might cause deformity in the knee as well.

So all these four common causes, they are not always in extreme form. They might start with a mild form, then go to moderate and severe form. So before they go to the severe form and they hamper your regular activities, one can start the prevention as soon as there is some knee pain. These are lifestyle changes, physiotherapy and some exercises. Lifestyle modification means if one is going to the gym, I would suggest cycling and swimming are the best exercises for knee. One can even walk in water if one does not know swimming and one should avoid treadmill and be climbing downstairs because a knee is a joint which accommodates all weight while walking. When a person is walking, suppose a 50 kg person is walking while climbing downstairs the knee joint will experience twice.

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Hello,<br/><br/>Myself Dr Sumit Agarwal I am a board certified plastic surgeon and hair transplan...

Hello, Myself Dr Sumit Agarwal I am a board certified plastic surgeon and hair transplant specialist practicing at Harleys clinic in Mumbai and also a specialist plastic surgeon, practicing in Balloon Hospital in Dubai.

Today I would be discussing about hair fall in both males and females.  Hair fall causes anxiety in both males and females. The common causes for hair fall is a hereditary inheritance more commonly from the maternal family or hormonal disturbances like hypothyroidism or Polycystic ovarian syndrome PCOS. Other less common causes a micronutrient, deficiencies or cicatrical alopecia due to autoimmune conditions or post chemotherapy.

In the recent past, it has been observed that majorly the hair loss problems start with youngsters in early twenties age group which is primarily due to stress of the studies or due to excessive use of chemicals undergoing procedures or may be due to environmental factors like hard waters, ciboria, dandruff and other reasons.

So it is important before starting any hair loss treatment that you should get yourself evaluated by a physician or a hair specialist. The hair specialist will do the clinical examination of the scalp and the Folly scopic examination of the hair roots to find the cause of the hair fall . He may also ask for certain blood tests to find out micronutrient deficiencies like serum ferritin, serum Vitamin D3 and also for hormonal disturbances like thyroid profile.

And after this , your hair fall may be classified on the grades of the hair loss. It maybe an early grade where just hair thinning has started up or in advance grade where balding patch has already started. Not every patient is a candidate for hair transplant. Hair thinning patients may be treating accordingly with medications like multivitamin supplements and hair serum along with adjuvant therapy like Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) or Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) but if the balding settings patches then the hair transplant has to be considered.

For hair transplant procedure, political factors need to be considered before deciding for the procedure like age of the starting of hair loss, grade of hair loss, donor area sufficiency and if still there is any active hair fall which needs to be controlled first before embarking on hair transplant.

Hair transplant, there are two techniques of doing it - first is the Follicular Unit Transplant FUT and second is the Follicular Unit extraction or the FUE technique. The physician will discuss the details and pros and cons of the both the techniques. The results of the hair transplant procedure what you get , they are natural and permanent, these hairs grow forever. You can cut them, colour them and save them and even after the transplant have been done , the medical treatment needs to be still continued to maintain the existing hairs.

The medical treatment is a slow treatment - it takes some time for the effect to come so keep patient and just continue, sometimes there may be some hair shedding at the start of the medical treatment, so do not panic, it eventually gives good growth and it is a long term treatment so do not stop it abruptly ever. Always consult your physician before making any changes for your treatment.

If you have any further doubt or queries about the hair fall you can contact us through Lybrate.

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Doctors in Apollo Spectra Hospital - Chembur

Dr. Pravin Gore

DNB - General Surgery, MBBS, Fellowship of Association of Colon & Rectal Surgeons of India(FACRSI), Fellowship Advanced Colorectal, Fellowship Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
Proctologist
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89%  (48 ratings)
24 Years experience
1500 at clinic
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09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dr. Sidharth Verma

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, DNB Anaesthesiology, PDCC - Pain Management
Pain Management Specialist
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92%  (36 ratings)
12 Years experience
500 at clinic
₹300 online
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Dr. Sumit Agrawal

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon
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89%  (88 ratings)
18 Years experience
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Dr. Debraj Shome

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DNB, fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (FRCSI), Fellowship in facial Plastic Surgery, Fellowship in opthal plastic surgery & Facial Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon
86%  (10 ratings)
20 Years experience
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02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Dr. Ameya S Kanakiya

MBBS, DNB, DGO, CCGDM
Gynaecologist
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13 Years experience
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Dr. Vrunda Karanjgaokar

FRCOG (LONDON) (Fellow of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists), CCT (Lon), DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD
Gynaecologist
21 Years experience
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09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Dr. Kunal Makhija

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellowship In Joint Replacement, Fellowship In Minimal Invasive Subvastus Knee Replacement
Orthopedist
10 Years experience
500 at clinic
₹300 online
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08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Dr. Laxman Salve

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Fellowship of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons (FIAGES), Fellowship of Association of Colon and Rectal Surgeons of India (FACRSI)
Proctologist
19 Years experience
1000 at clinic
₹200 online
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09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Dr. Prashant M Kewle

MS - ENT
ENT Specialist
15 Years experience
1000 at clinic
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09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Dr. Keyur A Sheth

DNB - Gastroenterology, DNB - General Medicine, MRCP - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist
10 Years experience
1000 at clinic
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04:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Dr. Rajesh Mishra

PGDHM, FAEH, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist
13 Years experience
1000 at clinic
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09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Dr. Shrinivas D

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Orthopedist
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MBBS, MNAMS - General Surgery
Urologist
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MBBS, DGO, MD
Gynaecologist
25 Years experience
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Dr. Sandip M Bipte

MBBS, Fellowship in Breast Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon
18 Years experience
1000 at clinic
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Dr. D B Bhosale

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon
37 Years experience
1000 at clinic
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09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Dr. Mukund Jagannathan

Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon
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Dr. Priyank Patel

MS - Orthopaedics
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1000 at clinic
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Dr. Sidharth Verma

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Anaesthesiology
Pain Management Specialist
11 Years experience
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General Surgery

General Surgery

Offers extensive care to patients suffering from abdomen related medical issues
Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

Concerns itself with the treatment of diseases related to the eye
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT)

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT)

Aims to offer special care to patients with conditions related to the ear, nose and throat
Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics

Concentrates on efficient treatment of injuries and problems of the musculoskeletal system
Proctology

Proctology

Deals with the diagnoses and treatment of conditions that affect the anus and rectum
Gynaecology

Gynaecology

A branch of medicine reserved especially for treating female conditions of the reproductive system
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery

Offers various surgical and non-surgical procedures to patients willing to enhance their appearance
Urology

Urology

Offers cumulative treatment of problems of the Urinary tract and male reproductive organs
Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

Offers qualitative care to patients suffering from stomach and intestine problems
Dermatology

Dermatology

Aims to deliver the highest quality of care to patients with skin disorders
Pain Management

Pain Management

Concerns itself with the effective diagnosis and management of various kinds of pains
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COOLIEF* Cooled Radiofrequency

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, DNB Anaesthesiology, PDCC - Pain Management
Pain Management Specialist, Mumbai
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Cooled radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive neuroablative technique used in the treatment of various pain syndromes. Even though RF has been used for some time in cardiac electrophysiology and tumor ablation, its use in the treatment of pain is recent. The mechanism of pain relief from RF application is analogous to conventional thermal radiofrequency application - a thermal lesion is created, by applying radiofrequency energy through an electrode placed in the vicinity of the target neural structure, with the aims of interrupting the afferent nociceptive pathways.

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Myofascial Pain Syndrome

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, DNB Anaesthesiology, PDCC - Pain Management
Pain Management Specialist, Mumbai
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Myofascial pain syndrome is thought to be a form of muscle pain that may result from a single trauma to a muscle or from repetitive minor trauma over time. There are no laboratory, radiographic or other diagnostic tests to prove the diagnosis of myofascial pain syndrome so it is considered a “subjective” diagnosis.

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Liposuction - Know The Do's & Don'ts Of It!

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Mumbai
Liposuction - Know The Do's & Don'ts Of It!

Liposuction is very popular as a relatively quick and safe cosmetic surgery to get rid of excess fat. At one time, the procedure was even touted as a better alternative to healthy diet and exercise. Regardless of such myths, liposuction is an important development in cosmetic surgery. Indeed in certain cases (of extreme weight gain) liposuction is the first surgical procedure performed on the patient. Like all surgeries, liposuction has a few do's and don'ts, and they are:

Do's:

  1. Keep your weight at a healthy level before surgery. The more the amount of fat is removed from your body, the greater is the risk involved in surgery, which is why controlling your weight pre surgery is important. Losing a large amount of weight leaves a lot of loose skin in your body, which can make your skin look saggy.
  2. Wear your compression garments. Compression garments help your skin compress over the area where the fat used to be, leaving smooth, tight skin.
  3. Continue exercising (with the go ahead of your doctor) after the procedure and follow a healthy diet to maintain your body.
  4. Maintain gentle activity for two weeks after the procedure. This will help in removing fluid deposition in the surgical area and prevent complications.

Don'ts:

  1. Do not take anti inflammatory medicines like aspirin or ibuprofen as these medicines may cause bleeding complications. They also harm the body's immune system, which is detrimental to recovery.
  2. Do not smoke or drink while recovering as Nicotine disturbs normal skin growth, which may lead to permanent scars, while alcohol interferes with the effect of some medicines.
  3. Don't lift heavy objects or bend down immediately after the surgery. Your doctor will give you a more specific timeline as to when you can pursue such activities.
  4. Don't expect results from day one. You will see results after you have recovered from the surgery.
  5. Do not opt for liposuction specifically for weight loss. Liposuction is chiefly a procedure for shaping and contouring the fat in your body to give you that shape you always desired.
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Scar Revision Surgery - All About It!

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Mumbai
Scar Revision Surgery - All About It!

While some scars are negligible, others can mar your beauty. With cosmetic surgery, today, it is easy to remove scars and make them less prominent. Scar revision surgery can range from invasive procedures, such as scar excision to non invasive procedures like cryotherapy, laser therapy and topical silicone therapy. However, none of these have perfect results. The main aim of scar revisionsurgery is to make the scars blend in as much as possible with the surrounding skin in terms of colour, texture and elevation.

Picking a scar revision procedure is a matter of weighing the pros and cons of each type of procedure and the cause for dissatisfaction: 

  1. Functional limitations of the scar and likelihood of functional impairment after surgery
  2. Patient's expectations
  3. Location of the scar
  4. Quality of skin type and surrounding tissue

Scars are formed due to a number of reasons, such as acne, cuts, burns, surgery and infection in a wound. Scars created by an overproduction of collagen are the most difficult to treat. In most cases, a patient requires multiple surgeries for scar revision.

Some of these surgeries are:

  1. Surgical Excision: This procedure is usually performed on large scars that do not respond to medication. Here the surgeon shaves and cuts down scar tissue to minimize the size of the scar.
  2. Laser Surgery: This is used to smoothen the scars with raised or uneven surfaces. It involves the removal of the top layer of skin and tightening of the layer below it.
  3. Z plasty and W plasty: These surgical treatments aim to reduce the visibility of the scar by repositioning them along the natural lines and creases of the skin. All topics that sent after editing should be considered as approved.

Dermal Fillers - How Do They Help In Wrinkles & Non-Surgical Facelift?

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Mumbai
Dermal Fillers - How Do They Help In Wrinkles & Non-Surgical Facelift?

With age, fat under the skin dissolves and causes significant volume loss. This can lead to the development of wrinkles, lines and other signs of aging on your face. Modern medicine has however, found a way to hide these signs of aging. A non-surgical facelift can fill these empty spaces under your skin to add volume to your face and help regain your youthfulness.

As the name suggests, a non-surgical facelift is non-invasive. It involves the injecting of dermal fillers into the affected area. This procedure should not take more than half an hour and shows almost instantaneous results. The most common areas where the filler is injected are the temporal hollows, cheek, submalar, nose, naso labial folds, marionette lines, oral commisure and chin and jaw line. This procedure has no major side effects. However, to be on the safe side, minimize touching the injection site for upto 2 weeks after the procedure.

There are three types of dermal fillers used for non surgical face lifts:

  1. Hyaluronic acid is the standard dermal filler used for such procedures. The affect lasts for 6 months to a year depending on the area it is injected into. The more the area covered, the shorter will be the duration of the benefit. Once the effects of the facelift begin to fade, the procedure will have to be repeated to maintain the youthful look. Hyaluronic acid is also said to stimulate the production of collagen in the skin.
  2. Synthetic fillers can also be used for a non surgical facelift. The effects of these fillers are more long-lasting and can maintain facial volume for up to 18 months. However, synthetic fillers can trigger the formation of lumps under the skin that will need to be surgically removed. The structure of the skin can also change with age, leaving odd shapes at the sites where synthetic fillers have been injected.
  3. The third type of dermal filler used is the patient’s own fat. Fat from another part of the body is extracted and then injected into the face to increase its volume. While the effects of this type of dermal filler can last for 5 to 10 years, there is also a possibility of the fat being reabsorbed into the body within a few months of the procedure. Fat transfer dermal fillers are also the most expensive type of fillers.
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Laser Hair Reduction - All You Should Know!

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Mumbai
Laser Hair Reduction - All You Should Know!

Laser hair reduction refers to a process in which a special laser light is shone upon hair follicles. Pigments in the hair follicles soak up the light and this stops the hair from growing. There are several advantages as well and risks associated with laser hair reduction treatment.

Here is everything you need to know about laser hair reduction:

Advantages:

  1. Precision: One of the biggest advantages of laser hair reduction is the fact that you can pick and choose and remove only the hair, which you want to remove, which is not the case with waxing.
  2. Speed: Laser hair reduction is relatively quick as an area, roughly equal to the size of one coin can be treated within a second. Therefore, small areas which need to be treated can be treated in under a minute while the whole back can have all the hair on it treated in about an hour.
  3. Reliability: Laser hair reduction is very predictable and reliable due to the fact that hair will permanently be gone if this treatment is opted for.

What not to do?

Laser hair reduction like any other treatment requires trained professionals as well as some precautions. Here are some precautions you should take before laser hair reduction treatment.

  1. Limit plucking, electrolysis and waxing : All of these treatments remove the root of the hair. This is not good as the laser hair reduction treatment is meant to be performed on the root of the hair. These should not be done for six weeks before treatment.
  2. Avoid sun exposure: Exposure to the sun creates complications and should be avoided for up to six weeks before treatment and also six weeks after treatment.

Risks:

There are also several risks of laser hair reduction, which are pretty common and about which you should be aware of. These include.

  1. Changes in the color of the skin: Sunscreen can be worn to treat this problem.
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Hair Transplant Procedure - What Should You Expect From It?

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Mumbai
Hair Transplant Procedure - What Should You Expect From It?

Look around you and you will certainly notice some of your friends already are sporting bald patches or thinning hair even before they reach an age of 40. Until a few years back, baldness was seen as a sign of age or hereditary baldness, but today, there are a number of factors such as stress, environmental pollution or hormonal changes that trigger hair loss or baldness.

For all those suffering from this problem, the good news is that science has found a way to cover these bald patches and thicken thin hair through a surgical procedure known as hair transplant surgery.

Hair transplant surgery is of two types; follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS or FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). The former involves removing a strip of the scalp from the back of the head and dividing it into thousands of grafts each with a few hair follicles. On the other hand, follicular unit extraction involves plucking the hair follicles out individually to be made into grafts.

These grafts are then inserted into tiny incisions on the bald areas of scalp. Depending on the size of area to be covered, this procedure could take 4-8 hours. You can also take the package for

Post surgery, the patient is prescribed some medication to relieve the pain and itching sensation. You should be able to return to work within a week. After 2 to 3 weeks of the process, the transplanted hair begins to fall out in order to make way from the new growth which may take up to few months. This is normal so do not stress yourself about this. Most people will notice 60% of new hair growth in 6 to 7 months. Full growth occur in one year. In some cases, patients may be prescribed a hair growing drug such as minoxidil to improve the quality and speed of hair growth.

A hair transplant surgery does not address the cause for hair fall and hence in some cases, a repeat procedure becomes necessary.

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Tummy Tuck - Are You Eligible?

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Mumbai
Tummy Tuck - Are You Eligible?

Stuck with extra flab that does not seem to go away, or simply trying to hide the sagging skin after losing tons of weight? Whatever the reason, a tummy tuck is a cosmetic means of fixing that unsightly area of your abdomen that many people have trouble with.

While exercise and diet may all be good in theory, there are many circumstances that may require this kind of surgical intervention, which is also known as abdominoplasty in medical terms. Read on to know more about it.

  • Ideal Candidates:Who is the best candidate for this kind of procedure? To begin with, women have a hard time achieving a taut tummy especially after a few pregnancies. They can easily make use of this kind of procedure in order to have the excess flab removed surgically. Also, men and women who were once obese and still have rings of excess fat deposits around this region as well as loose skin due to sudden weight loss, can use this procedure. The people who want to go in for this kind of surgery will also need to be in good health condition in order to qualify for the same.
  • Not so Ideal Candidates:If you have been pregnant before and are planning another pregnancy, then you may want to wait before having this surgery as the vertical muscles that are tightened during the surgery can be separated due to pregnancy and child birth again, which will reverse the effects of the surgery. Also, it should be the last resort after you have tried myriad weight loss measures. Further, people who are suffering from conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases should have a talk with the doctor about the safety of such a procedure first.
  • Types of Abdominoplasty:There are two kinds of abdominoplasty. The first kind of called complete abdominoplasty. In this procedure, the surgeon will cut the abdominal skin from one hip to another, and then carry out contouring of the skin, tissue and muscle as per the requirement of the patient. In this procedure, the belly button of the patient will also be moved and drainage tubes may be inserted for a few days. The other kind is partial abdominoplasty which is basically done for people who have fat deposits under their navel. The procedure is short and does not require belly button movement.
  • Preparation:One should be careful not to smoke or drink before the procedure and to keep a stack of loose clothing and ice packs ready for later.

Talk to your doctor in detail regarding complications and the aftermath so that you are better able to take care of yourself after the surgery.

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Can Medication Treat Anal Fistula? Find Out!

DNB - General Surgery, MBBS, Fellowship of Association of Colon & Rectal Surgeons of India(FACRSI), Fellowship Advanced Colorectal, Fellowship Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
Proctologist, Mumbai
Can Medication Treat Anal Fistula? Find Out!

There are glands inside the anus that secrete fluids. Sometimes these glands can get clogged. Pus builds up in the blocked clogs, which get infected. This is called an abscess. Unless the abscess is treated right away, it will keep growing. It eventually punches a hole through the skin near your anus to drain the infected tissues and pus. This tunnel that leads from the gland to the hole is called a fistula.

Usually, it is an abscess that causes a fistula. But sometimes a fistula can be caused by tuberculosis, a bowel illness or sexually transmitted diseases.

What are the symptoms of anal fistula?

The symptoms of anal fistula are-

Pain while sitting down
• Soreness around the anus
Swelling and redness
Bleeding
• Painful defecation
Fever
• Foul secretion from a hole near your anus

How is fistula diagnosed?

If you complain of any of the above symptoms, a doctor will perform a physical examination on you.

Sometimes a physical examination does not reveal a fistula because the fistula can close for a while and then open up again. So then your doctor might ask you to get the following tests done-

• A blue dye test
• Computerized tomography (CT Scan)
• Anorectal ultrasound
Colonoscopy.

Treatment for anal fistula

Unfortunately, there are no medicines that can treat fistula. If you are diagnosed with fistula, you will require surgery. However, it is a minimally invasive surgery with no risks involved.

The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. A fistula surgery can be done in the following ways-

• If the fistula is located beneath the sphincter muscles, the surgeon cuts the fistula open so that it can heal and new healthy tissues can develop there.
• If the fistula passes through the upper part of the sphincter muscles, then the surgeon runs a special stitch through the fistula (seton stitch) so that the fistula can drain properly and heal. It takes 6 weeks for the pus to drain and the wound to heal
• Sometimes, a doctor will simply plug the fistula so it does not seep pus.

General and specific complications of a fistula surgery

Though it is a safe surgery, some complications may arise, but rarely. These may be general or specific.

General complications-

• Bleeding and pain
• Scarring around the region of the surgery

Specific complications-

• Pain while urinating
• The involuntary passing of wind or lose faeces

An anal fistula is a painful condition that refuses to go away and the only way to cure it is surgery.

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Hair Transplant Surgery - Knowing The Advantages Of It!

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Mumbai
Hair Transplant Surgery - Knowing The Advantages Of It!

Hair transplantation surgery is a procedure where the hair follicles are taken from a donor site (usually the side or back of the head) and implanted on the recipient site that is on the area of baldness. This is a common treatment for men with androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness) where the hair follicles reduce due to the influence of androgenic hormones. It can also help women with female pattern baldness.

Many people have reservations about the procedure but hair transplantation comes with a number of advantages, such as:

Natural growth after surgery - The biggest and most obvious benefit of hair transplantation is that it improves your physical appearance and eliminates the problem of balding completely. This is because the implanted hair follicles continue their natural growth process after they have been transplanted. So, your hair does not look artificial. Premature bald spots often result in low self-esteem and self-confidence issues which can be effectively addressed by the surgery.

Uniform distribution of hair follicles. Hair transplantation with latest techniques gives natural distribution of hair and proper coverage to bald areas.

Easy procedure and no side effects - The operation is done under local anaesthesia. You will feel no pain throughout the procedure. Very comfortable procedure and you will be awake throughout the procedure. This surgery is done at the level of skin and this is not related to the brain. There is no side effect of this surgery. Today, the surgeons mostly use micro grafts which are placed in such a way that all bald spots are covered with minimal effort.

One-time procedure - Hair transplantation is the only permanent solution of baldness. No medical treatment for baldness is permanent. Once hair transplantation has been done, it lasts a lifetime. Since the grafts are made of your own hair, they continue to grow naturally throughout your lifetime allowing you to cut or style your hair as you wish.

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