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Rhinoplasty - Know Misconceptions About It!

Dr. Srinagesh Vadrevu 89% (1378 ratings)
MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Hyderabad
Rhinoplasty - Know Misconceptions About It!

Are you not happy with how your nose looks? No! Well there’s nothing to be upset about it. Nature may have done injustice to you. But man-made adjustments are there to help you. Thanks to Rhinoplasty or plastic surgery on the nose that can boost your beauty. It is the most common cosmetic surgeries performed across the world. While most persons do this for reconstruction, others undergo this surgery for aesthetic purposes.

Even though, it is a common method, popular among the masses there are several myths surrounding this concept. Some of the most common myths regarding this method are as follows:

  1. Plastic Surgery gives plastic results: Many people may derive a wrong and misleading meaning of the word ‘plastic.’ The word comes from a Greek term, meaning ‘to mould’ or ‘to form.’ The surgery, therefore, gives you natural-looking results. A good surgeon will shape things closer to real appearance.
  2. Surgery is the only option: Surgery is not the only way to reshape your nose. It can be corrected using dermal fillers such as Radiesse or Juvederm. Fillers can camouflage the dorsal hump. It can add volume and give you a smooth line profile. But these injections have a temporary effect.
  3. Patients need general anesthesia always: Some patients may have to be under general anaesthesia during rhinoplasty. But it is not mandatory for everyone. Sedation is used for minor changes. The patient will not be completely unconscious. But, they will not feel pain in the part, which is being reshaped.
  4. It cannot be performed outside a hospital: It can be performed at special clinics. You need not be always admitted to a hospital. Sedation may be used for keeping you away from the pain.
  5. There will be scars: Incisions made on the base of the nose or anywhere outside will go away with time. They will not be visible from a conversational distance.
  6. You can outgrow your dislike for the nose: It’s a matter of perception. Your perception towards your nose might not change even after the waxing and waning. You may be always unhappy about its shape or look.
  7. Any plastic surgeon can do this: It is a very complex operation. A millimetre can change things altogether. A slight deviation may make a huge difference. It can only be performed by someone who is a specialist in this subject and has considerable experience in these surgeries.
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Know More About Some Common Cosmetic Surgeries!

Dr. Adhishwar Sharma 87% (24 ratings)
MCh, MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Felloship In Microvascular Surgery & Hand Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Faridabad
Know More About Some Common Cosmetic Surgeries!

Whether to get younger looking skin or just to follow the latest beauty trends, plastic surgery has become an important tool to enhance rejuvenate and reshape women’s beauty. Correcting defects or changing features on your face to feel more confident and improve self-esteem are usually the most common reasons cited by patients.

Common Causes -

There could be many reasons for you to go for cosmetic surgery, but you need to think carefully before you opt for the procedure. Some common reasons for getting plastic or cosmetic surgery may include:

  1. Bad genetics: Your genetics determine how you will look throughout your life. Therefore, undesired features caused by bad genetics are a big motivation for you to undergo cosmetic surgery.
  2. Reducing aging signs: though there are many non-invasive anti-aging therapies, cosmetic surgeries such as a facelift are the most effective means to knock off years of your face.
  3. Scars and acne: If you have birth marks or marks of injury in areas where you don't want it to be then cosmetic surgery is the best solution. You can also have plastic surgery to get rid of your acne scars.
  4. To fix physical deformity: if you have a tilted nose or a grim lip, then cosmetic surgery is the best way to fix these problems and boost your self-esteem by improving self-image.

Although there are many types of plastic surgeries to fix your facial and body problems, the best thing for you would be to pinpoint and understand the priority areas and go for surgery in the area which you think requires the most attention.

Some of the most opted cosmetic surgeries are - 

  1. Facelift: In this surgery, the doctors re-contour and reshape your face by excising droopy and excess skin. The remaining skin is then strategically put back together in the manner which makes it tighter and reduces years from your face.
  2. Nose job: This process helps you to change your nose structure. This process involves the removal of nose skin and sometimes it may also change the cartilage and bone of your nose.
  3. Breast augmentation or reduction: You may seek cosmetic surgery to get the desired breast size and shape. Some may also want to increase or decrease the size of their breasts, or may just want to reshape them.
  4. Eyelid surgery: Eyelid surgery is done to remove eye-bags, puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles. In this process the muscles get tightened, excess fat is removed and areas are concealed well to provide a youthful look.
  5. Lipoplasty: This is a form of surgery which reduces fat from specific areas of the body to reduce problems like love handles and eye bags. It is also used to suck fat out from areas such as the lower jaw, upper arm and even thighs for topical reshaping.
     
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Facial Cosmetic Surgery Trends!

Dr. Punit Dubey 87% (126 ratings)
MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, FIBCSOMS (USA)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Ghaziabad
Facial Cosmetic Surgery Trends!

Wondering which are the Facial Cosmetic Surgery Trends for 2020 in India. Find out more

1. Rhinoplasty 
Rhinoplasty or Nose Job still remains the most preferred facial cosmetic surgery procedure for years. 
Rhinoplasty may be performed to change shape of nose, to improve breathing or both. It involves reshaping cartilage, bone and skin of nose.

2. Hair Transplant
Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that removes hair follicles from one part of the body, known as donor site , to a bald area  known as the recipient site such as scalp, beard, moustache. Hair Transplant may be combined with PRP for improved outcomes.

3. Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Surgery is a simple and effective procedure for rejuvenation of tired appearance around eyes. Procedure could involve removal of excess skin, fat bags, muscles or in combination to give youthful appearance.

4. Facelift
Facelift is purely a surgical procedure that lifts and tighten the loose facial tissues. It involves removal of excess skin, tightening of facial ligaments and tissue. 
Facelift procedure deals only with lower third of face and neck. It may be combined with other procedures such as Midface Lift, Eyelid Surgery or skin resurfacing.

Note: "Non Surgical Face Lift" does not involve correction of ligaments, underlying muscles, skin and does not achieve true lift of face. Hence Facelift is purely a surgical procedure.

5. Double Chin Removal
A double chin results due to addition of  extra fat layers below the chin. Various factors such as genetics, obesity, alcohol, diet, age etc results in the body to create a double chin .

Treatment includes Surgical Liposuction of Fat which takes less than 30 minutes under local anesthesia to Non Surgical injection of Deoxycholic Acid which might require multiple sessions.

6. Fillers

  • Fillers are a new phenomenon, where a cosmetic surgeon will inject a dermal filler to different areas such as lips, cheek, jowls, under eye region etc to provide desired fullness, volume and shape.
  • Dermal fillers are also known as hyaluronic acid fillers.There are a number of different substances used in the injection.
  • Temporary fillers require redoing every six to nine months, with semi-permanent lasting nearly two years.

7. Anti wrinkle Injection
Aging gracefully is what we all desire which reflects the younger inner you. Wrinkles and sagging skin are common visible sign for aging. Anti wrinkle Injection can be used to soften wrinkles, open pores, non surgical jaw slimming, gummy smile correction. 
Anti wrinkle Injection can be started as early as in 20's as preventive measure.

8. Cosmetic Ear Correction
The surgical repair, restoration alteration of auricle of ear is known as Otoplasty. Prominent ear, Bat ear, otapostasis is an abnormally protruding human ear. They are one of most common abnormalities of Craniofacial Region. It may be present either on one side or both sides.
Prominent ears are generally seen in early childhood or infancy and are most often associated with genetics and can be seen in family or among siblings . Surgery is usually done for cosmetic purposes only as they do not affect any function though they can cause teasing or self consciousness.

9. Chin Augmentation/Genioplasty/Chin Implant
Genioplasty or Chin Augmentation is a corrective jaw surgery which improves contours of the chin, neck and jawline.
Generally, surgery involves changes in existing chin bone to change the size and shape of the chin and achieve a more naturally attractive facial features and profile.
Is Genioplasty better than Chin Implants or Fillers? No doubt about it!

10. 3D Planned & Printed Orthognathic or Jaw Surgery
Jaw surgery also know as Orthognathic Surgery is standard treatment for correction of facial deformities along with functional and cosmetic balance of face performed experts only.
Treatment is long lasting and always has an edge over non surgical procedures .
Some of indications for Jaw surgery are :

  • Gummy Smile.
  • Protruding/Deficient upper and lower Jaw.
  • Discrepancies of Chin.
  • Non Symmetrical Faces.
  • Narrow/Wide Faces
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.

11. Lip Reduction
It is a surgical procedure that is normally done to reduce your lips fullness and desired shape. Lip Reduction surgery this is done to decrease the volume in your lips. Generally procedure takes around 30 minutes per lip under local anaesthesia.

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Brow Lift - An Overview Of It!

DNB (Plastic Surgery), DNB General Surgery, FCPS General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Pune
Brow Lift - An Overview Of It!

A brow lift, also called a forehead lift, is a surgical cosmetic procedure that corrects a drooping eye brow. It flattens the lines and wrinkles on the skin of forehead, tightens sagging skin that appears with advancing age and restores youthful skin. More and more people are undergoing the treatment every year with a high rate of success.

Features that can be corrected with Brow Lifts-

1. Sagging eyebrows that create an expression of exhaustion

2. Deep horizontal folds on the skin of the forehead

3. Frown lines between the eyebrows

Types of brow lift and the respective procedures-

1. Traditional or coronal brow lift-

The patient is put under general anesthesia and an incision is made on the forehead inside the hair line to hide the scar. The excess skin is removed and the necessary skin tissues are lifted and tightened for a smooth appearance. Finally, the incision is stitched up.

2. Endoscopic brow lift-

This surgery is also done under general anesthesia, a few tiny incisions are made on the scalp. An endoscope is put in through the incisions so that the area of surgery is seen on a screen. Other surgical instruments are used to lift the skin tissue of the forehead, reposition the eyebrows and remove all the extra skin and muscle tissue. Then, the incisions are closed with stitches.

3. Temporal incision brow lift-

This procedure is done with eyelid surgery. It requires larger incisions than those of endoscopic brow lift and these cuts are made just above the temples. Then the tissues above the eyebrows are repositioned. The extra tissues between the eyebrows are also removed to flatten the frown lines.

Post-surgical care and recovery-

1. You have to stop smoking and taking anti-inflammatory or blood thinning medication for a few weeks before and after the surgery.

2. Using a cold compress is recommended in case of post-surgical pain. There may also be prescribed ointments that are applied to the cut.

3. Your head needs to be kept elevated when lying down for a few days.

4. You should have gauze and clean towels in case there are minor bleeds.

5. There may also be slight swelling and bruising on the non-operated areas of the face. The pain and itching sensations experienced during recovery are milder in case of traditional brow lift than in case of an endoscopic brow lift.

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Body Contouring Cosmetic Surgery - How Secure Is It?

Dr. Monisha Kapoor 85% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS, MCH-Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
Body Contouring Cosmetic Surgery - How Secure Is It?

What do you mean by a body contouring cosmetic surgery
It is a new medical subspecialty that involves the contouring and sculpting of the body wherein any excess fat deposits anywhere in the body is removed and body sculpted to achieve perfect, harmonious body proportions. This involves procedure like liposuction in various methods. Among the many methods of liposuction, laser liposuction has its advantages in that the procedure does not leave loose skin. The skin tightening takes place in the same procedure itself. You are not left with loose, sagging or crumpled skin. 

What are the body areas body contouring is done? 
Commonest among them is abdomen in both men and women followed by thighs, butts, love handles ( flanks) and arms, breast in women. Among men seeking cosmetic surgery, Gynaecomastia is more common. 

What is the common age group seeking body contouring? 
In men, those with gynaecomastia are common in 20-30 years of age though there are other age groups which is not so common. Men seeking tummy reduction is common in 30-45. Women seeking body contouring surgery is common in 25- 50. 

What is done in a body contouring surgery? 
It is a minimally-invasive surgery involving removal of the fat that is in excess which gives rise to abnormal shape. In a laser liposuction procedure, after the removal of the excess fat, the excess redundant skin is tightened additionally y laser that leaves a smooth contour. The skin tightening lifts up the skin and concerned body parts like breast lift, arm lift and thigh lift

How safe is the body contouring procedures? 
Body contouring procedures are safe as they are walk-in procedures. One does not need hospitalisation or general anaesthesia when done by laser liposuction method.

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Liposuction Surgery - Know Merits Of It!

Dr. Mithilesh Mishra 85% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MRCS (UK)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Mumbai
Liposuction Surgery - Know Merits Of It!

Liposuction is a type of cosmetic surgery that refers to the removal of excess fats from the body through suction. During liposuction, small, thin, blunt-tipped tubes (cannula) are inserted through tiny cuts in the skin.

Liposuction is used to remove fat deposits from:

  1. Thighs.

  2. Hips and buttocks.

  3. Abdomen and waist.

  4. Upper arms.

  5. Back.

  6. Inner knee.

  7. Chest area.

  8. Cheeks, chin and neck.

  9. Calves and ankles.

Different techniques are adopted in the liposuction process. Some of them are:

  1. Traditional Liposuction: In traditional liposuction, the surgeon uses a thin tube called a cannula, connected to a powerful suction pump.

  2. Tumescent Liposuction: Tumescent liposuction is similar to traditional liposuction, but experts often hail its innovative use of medication and reduced risks for complications.

  3. Super-wet Liposuction: Super-wet liposuction is a variation of the tumescent technique that uses less fluid injection.

  4. Ultrasonic Liposuction: This popular form of liposuction uses a specialized cannula that emits ultrasonic sound waves into the fat deposits to liquefy fat cells and make them easier to remove.

  5. Power Assisted Liposuction: By employing a cannula that has a vibrating tip, surgeons are able to break up fat cells for easier removal.

More and more people are turning to liposuction to help achieve their aesthetic goals. Patients benefit both mentally and physically from liposuction. In fact, liposuction has become one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the world because it is a safe and effective way to remove fat and cellulite in your body. To add to its effectiveness, liposuction can be paired with a myriad of complementary procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and even facial plastic surgery.

The benefits of liposuction include:

  • Safe removal of fat

  • Reduction of cellulite or improvement in the appearance of cellulite

  • Improved health, usually associated with fat loss

  • Changes the way you look, and the way others perceive you

  • Boost in self-esteem

  • Sculpting areas of the body that even exercise and diet don’t seem to impact

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Cleft Lip Surgery - Know Advantages Of It!

Dr. Vikas Verma 88% (11 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Plastic Surgery, MRCS-Edinburgh
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Mumbai
Cleft Lip Surgery - Know Advantages Of It!

Development of a fetus within a mother's womb is a complicated biological process and also involves many intricate chemical processes.

One well-known deformity that has been reported fairly regularly with infants is that of a cleft lip. A statistics of average states that one baby in every 2000 births will be born with a cleft lip. This is a condition that is easily treatable through surgery.

What is a Cleft Lip?

A cleft lip, which more often than not comes with a cleft palate as well, is a deformity where the lips of the baby's mouth aren't joined properly to the face on the upper lip. It appears to be like a slit on the upper lip that runs to the nose.

In most cases, this is accompanied by the cleft palate where the slit may have the shape not just superficially, but the roof of the mouth may also be carved out in a similar shape.

Causes behind cleft lip development

Some of the factors that may lead to cleft lip and cleft palate developments are mentioned below,

Genetic - In most cases, these deformities are usually passed on from one of the parents to the baby.
Medicinal - If the pregnant mother takes certain anti-seizure or anti convulsing drugs it may contribute to the defects.
Infections - If the mother gets infected with certain diseases, it may also contribute to this deformity.

Benefits and need for Cleft Lip Surgery

While for some, cleft lip surgery may be an absolutely a cosmetic procedure, for others it may be essential for correcting other issues.

Some of the major benefits of cleft lip surgery are:

Issues with eating food - With cleft lip surgery, difficulties in eating and consumption of food will be reduced or completely eliminated as many patients have reported difficulties in this area.

Speech problems - By far the most number of complaints with cleft lip deformities have been with speech problems, which the surgery along with speech therapy, can definitely help to correct.

Reducing the chance of ear nose and throat infections - Children who have a cleft lip and palate are at an increased risk of ENT infections and thus, a cleft lip correction surgery can help reduce the chances for that.

Dental problems - Another area where surgery may help is with dental problems as a cleft lip and palate is known to cause deformities in teeth as well.

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Cosmetic Gynaecology - Know Procedures Of It!

Dr. Asha Gavade 87% (797 ratings)
DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Pune
Cosmetic Gynaecology - Know Procedures Of It!

A woman is an extraordinary and beautiful creation of nature, and it is natural that she would want to see herself as perfect and complete. And, staying sexually attractive is one of the major factors that motivate a woman to seek the benefits of Cosmetic Gynaecology. Cosmetic Gynaecology or Intimate Aesthetic Surgery covers procedures which alter the appearance of female external genitalia and make it seem more natural and youthful. These methods, aid in correcting congenital defects, enhance the self-confidence of a woman, and positively affects the intimacy she shares with her partner.

With age and life events like childbirth, the vagina and labia often change in appearance and structure, which not only hampers the feeling of self-worth in a woman but also prevents her from enjoying sexual activities completely and Cosmetic Gynaecology emerges as the savior in such situations.

Here are some procedures, which are here to help the fairer sex rediscover the beauty of their body:

* Vaginal Rejuvenation: With the help of laser technique, this process helps in tightening the internal diameter of the vagina, when it gets stretched during birth or owing to genetic factors.

* Labiaplasty: Through this method, the contours of the labia majora or labia minora are changed. It may cover reconstruction, augmentation or reduction.

* Hymenoplasty: It is done to create a pseudo hymenal membrane from hymenal tissue, which already exists or non*hymenal soft tissue. The intention is to cause bleeding when the membrane tears during intercourse.

* Clitoroplasty: This procedure deals with the surgical transformation of the clitoris, which caters to conditions involving increased tissue volume. It can also aid in creating clitoris in transgender women.

* Clitoral Hood Reduction: The method is focused on the loose skin around the clitoris, and can be conducted during labiaplasty or as a separate procedure.

* Monsplasty: The contours of the Mons pubis can be changed through this process. It involves liposuction for the reduction of excess fat, subcutaneous fat, as well as skin. Often, techniques like laser and ultrasound are used during monsplasty.

* Perineoplasty: Repairing and restoration of the loose, ageing or injured perineum is taken care of through this method. Perineum is the area between the vagina opening and the rectum. And this procedure is usually helpful for women who don't heal efficiently after a vaginal delivery or experience scars.

So if you are worried about the structure or appearance of your intimate area, don't fret.

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Breast Reduction - How Secure Is It?

Dr. Mithun Panchal 87% (63 ratings)
M.Ch - Plastic Surgery, M.S GENERAL SURGERY
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Vadodara
Breast Reduction - How Secure Is It?

While the complaint of being born flat chested is faced by a number of women, there are a few women who have very heavy breasts. Over time, large breasts have been linked with a number of health problems such as backaches, neck pain, numbness in the fingers and shortness of breath. Thus, it is not only for cosmetic reasons that many women choose to undergo breast reduction surgery. This involves the removal of tissues and skin from the breasts to reduce the size of the breasts and reshape them. Breast reduction is a very safe procedure, however, just like any other surgery, there is always a risk and hence the question arises, 'How safe is breast reduction surgery'.

Since the procedure involves making incisions in the skin and removing tissues, most women feel pain in the breasts for the first few days post-surgery. This later transforms into a mild discomfort before which completely goes away after a few days. Pain medication and anti-inflammatory drugs can help ease the pain. Swelling and bruising in the area is also a common effect of the surgery and may last for about a month or two. The patients are usually advised to wear a surgical bra all the time as it helps in giving proper support which in turn helps ease the pain and reduce swelling.

Scarring is one of the most common risks associated with this surgery. To remove the tissue, a surgeon has to make an incision under the breast. This incision is usually positioned in line with the natural curves and creases of a woman's body in order to conceal them. However, it always leaves behind a scar. Scarring varies from person to person and also depends on the type of incision made. Typically, scars fade over time but for some women, they may remain noticeable for many years.

Fortunately, in most cases, the incisions can be restricted to areas covered by a bra or bikini. Some women complain loss of sensation in the breasts or nipples after such a procedure but mainly this is a temporary side effect and resolves within a few months of the surgery. Depending on the type of procedure, some women may also find it difficult to breastfeed after the surgery.

On its own, breast reduction surgery is a fairly safe procedure as long as it is performed by a certified plastic surgeon on a healthy patient. Therefore, it is important to do plenty of research and go for the best possible surgeon. So, do not let your fear of surgery keep you from making life more comfortable for yourself!

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Facelift - Why To Opt It?

Dr. Prabha Singh Glow 89% (18 ratings)
MBBS, Cosmetic Procedures and Clinical Dermatology And Therapeutics
Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Facelift - Why To Opt It?

Facelift is a process of cosmetic surgery used for treating various skin problems as well as obtaining a youthful and radiant looking facial skin. A facelift tightens your face.

Some of the procedures are as follows:

  1. Thread lift: This is used for treating the area around the eyes, forehead, nose and mouth region. Sometimes, local anesthesia is used for thread lifting. In this treatment, the layers of the skin are treated for tightening your facial skin. A thread lift is a convenient and safe method that is less invasive and can help in reducing the sagging skin around the jawline and neck. The results are far better than conventional surgical methods and with much lesser risk too. They can help in improving muscle tone and improving aged appearance. They are also useful in shaping and lifting sagging areas.
  2. Liquid Facelift: A liquid facelift is the lifting, filling, smoothing or re-contouring of the face through the use of injectable dermal fillers, such as Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, Juvederm, Artefill, and Sculptra. This help restore a youthful appearance, especially in the brows, cheeks and neck areas.

Benefits of face-lifting:

  1. Tightens your skin and makes you look younger
  2. Wrinkles can also be removed
  3. Helps you to prevent your skin from aging faster
  4. Your facial contours can also be improved by face-lifting
  5. It can treat skin sagging
  6. It can improve your jawline as well

Face lift is an effective treatment for improving your skin tone, texture and restoring its natural elasticity.

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