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Cosmetic Surgery - Treatment, Procedure And Side Effects

What is the treatment?

“Prevention is better than cure”- this proverb aptly defines the benefits of having a health check-up. Medical problems, if any, would be detected early if health check-up is done on a regular basis. Chances of treatment and cure are always better when caught early. It is a step forward to a better, healthier and longer living. With the fast lifestyle that today’s people lead topped with global warming and pollution all around, it is quite natural to get infected or diagnosed with a disease. It is advisable to undergo an annual health check-up, or routine tests to keep a tab on your health issues. Along with these tests, your family history, your routine activities and food habits will be taken note of by the physician. Sugar, pressure level, sodium potassium are some of the necessary tests. The patient’s age, weight, height is recorded. There are special tests to detect cancer, AIDS/HIV and Viral Hepatitis. A good doctor would always be thorough, and he would lend an ear to your concerns and provide solutions or counselling for your needs. Heart examination is a vital part of a health check-up. Other organs and body parts are also examined like lungs, kidneys, neck and head, and neurological, abdominal, dermatological as well as extremities exams are done. Women health check-up differs from a male check-up. Testicle, penis and hernia are some of the male tests while breast and pelvic are the exams for women. There are health packages available at every health centre in the country. The basic one includes haemogram, kidney function test, lipid profile, routine biochemical parameters, liver function test, general test and further consultation. The whole body package includes all the tests from the basic package plus echocardiogram, cardiac stress analysis, diet counselling and pulmonary function test.

How is the treatment done?

Health check-up is not a treatment but rather a step towards it. Examinations and screenings can be done as part of the check-up. The day before the test you should be on an empty stomach with 2-3 glasses of plain water, carry urine or stool in a sterilised container provided by the health centre. Your doctor would gather several pieces of information before he/she begins further checking. The doctor would use a stethoscope to listen to your heartbeat, and then if he finds irregular beating or a heart murmur, then further tests would be prescribed. For your lungs, the doctor would also use the stethoscope to listen to wheezes or crackle. He would ask you to open your mouth to check the tonsils and throat. Ears, nose, lymph nodes, sinuses, carotid arteries and thyroid, are also to be examined. Nerves, reflexes, muscle strength are stressed during a health check to check your neurological stability. Tapping on the abdomen will let the physician aware of the size of your liver and the presence of gastric fluids. Skin and nail findings help in checking the dermatology part while pulses of your arms and legs, visual changes are some of the other things that the doctor would look. Note, do not wear deodorant or perfume if you are going for a breast check-up.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

There is no fixed time for a health check-up. The earlier you decide, the better for you. Since it is not a treatment, it is in your hands to undergo a check-up once in a while. It is for you to take up the initiative and visit a healthcare. Facilities of health check-up are there in almost all medical care centre. You need to make an appointment and visit the doctor. The doctor would do the initial check-up and prescribe some laboratory examinations and screenings. If the physician detects some other issue which needs immediate attention, then the doctor would begin its treatment separately.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

There is no specification for the eligibility of who can undergo this treatment. It is for anyone and everyone. People who are not much health conscious delay the visit, or sometimes never visit the health care until some serious ailment arises which should be avoided. A health check-up is a must for all ages.

Are there any side effects?

There are no side-effects associated with a health check-up. These are just basic examinations conducted without the involvement of any invasive procedure. Care will be exercised by the health care centre to use fresh needles and sterilised medical equipment to avoid infection. Hence, there is no need to have a concern in this regard. Altogether, there can be only positive outcomes from a routine health check-up. However, the need for tests like mammogram can be assessed before taking one.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

The health check-up is a routine examination, and the patients tend to improve if anything serious arises, and they follow the doctor’s advice and instructions. Adhering to the guidelines prescribed by the physician is important. If the doctor finds a disease or an ailment, it is imperative to take measures to control it or to improve it via applicable treatment methods.

How long does it take to recover?

Health check-up is a rigorous evaluation and examination of a person’s health. It is not an ailment to have a recovery time. You can undergo a check once every month or once in three months or for an annual check-up. Your physician will be the right person to advise on the frequency and the types of screenings to be undertaken by you. There might not be any disruption in your routine expect for the few hours spent for the examination.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The consultation fees vary from one health care centre to another. Many centres have the health check-up packages which range from Rs.3000 to Rs.10000. Since it comes in packages, it is easier for you to choose the one you can afford or the one your doctor has prescribed for you.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The results of the health check-up are permanent. It is the examination of the whole body. Thus, the results are always accurate unless there is a fault in the technician’s methods. And since the procedure helps to find the onset of any health issue, it would provide lifelong relief.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

There is no other option to health check-up. Doctors from all over the world recommend a health check-up once a year at the least. It is a necessary initiative to be taken on your part for a longer and healthier life. Being aware and early detection is the key to a healthy and happy life!

Safety: High Effectiveness: High Timeliness: Medium Relative Risk: High Side Effects: Low Recovery Time: Medium Price Range: RS. 3000 - Rs. 10,000

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Is chin genioplasty safe or do involve complications. If do not that what is correct age to get it done.

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Hello I want go for dimple surgery ,so how much it t will cost around? And how many days it will take to cure.

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Hello, lybrate-user, How are you? You want dimple surgery. You can contact any educated cosmetic surgeon/ plastic surgeon for this. Why I said educated because in present time, there are too many unqualified doctora / quakes who as practicing as Cormetologist. Beware of them. We do have a centre In Vadodara. It cost around 5000 --6000 INR [by reputed surgeon] In your city, it may be around 10000.00 INR. Thanks.

I've been undergoing orthodontic treatment for 1.5 years now and I've noticed that my chin has become narrower than it was before, I want to get back my broad chin, can anyone suggest what would help? Like getting a chin implant or anything.

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Hi, there are various surgical procedures available today which can augment ones chin. I would request you to discuss your concern with the treating orthodontist. If he is not sympathetic towards your concern then taking a second opinion from another experienced orthodontist won't be a bad idea. All the best.

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Yes surgery can be done but it not advisable for you to undergo surgery since your face will change shape as you will age. It might get slim on its own.
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