Plastic surgery is a branch which is a combination of science with art. Plasticos, in Greek means to mould is the origin of this word. From helping in healing of wounds to correcting deformities plastic surgery has evolved into aesthetic surgery. Aesthetic surgery is a branch of Plastic surgery which helps in resurfacing hidden beauty of an individual and also attempts to improve on it. Aesthetic surgery is not scarless surgery – all attempts are made to ensure that the scars are concealed or hidden.
Some of the aesthetic surgeries commonly performed:
Dimple creation – creating a dimple on one cheek usually sometimes both. Done under Local or general anaesthesia. Day care procedure.
Liposuction – a surgical procedure for removal of unwanted body fat from certain areas of the body for body contouring under regional or general anaesthesia and a day care or overnight stay.
Tummy tuck – usually associated with liposuction of the area, removes excess abdominal skin along with a good percentage of stretch marks. Associated hernias can also be corrected at the same time. Done under regional or general anaesthesia and may require 1- 4days hospitalisation.
Breast augmentation – using implants (with scar) or ones own body fat (SCARLESS) – a process of enhancing the size of the breast using implants or own body fat under anaesthesia. For further details on advantages and disadvantages of each procedure contact your doctor.
Breast reduction – a process of reducing oversized breast while bringing it back to shape with a minimal straight line scar under anaesthesia with an overnight stay.
Face lift – tightening and rejuvenating the facial and neck skin by removing the slack and excess skin done under anaesthesia.
Rhinoplasty (Nose job) – reshaping the nose enhancing, reducing or correcting crooked noses to give a more pleasing appeal. Done under anaesthesia with an overnight stay.
Cheek and Chin augmentation – enhancing cheeks and or chin using implants under anaesthesia.
Mommy makeover – pregnancy takes a toll on the contours of a lady which can be corrected 6-12 months after delivery to bring her back to great shape
Post Bariatric Body Contouring – severe weight loss after bariatric surgery is good but in certain people once there is stabilisation of the weight some or many areas tend to remain loose and hanging which require surgical excision and reshaping of various parts of the body like face, neck, arms, thighs, abdomen, buttocks, trunk, chest and in some people even forearms and legs. Done under anaesthesia in stages to give the best results.
Post Cancer Breast reconstruction – breast cancer is an increasing menace especially in younger women. Removal of part or total breast is devastating to the lady. We have very good reconstruction options giving a near normal appearance which can boost the self-esteem and morale helping her forget the bodily trauma and mental agony.
Consultant Plastic & Cosmetic surgeon
Apollo Health city