COSMETIC SURGERY

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Liposuction is a surgical  procedure where the unwanted excess fat from the body is removed using a powerful suction apparatus. In this procedure first the fat is liquefied by injecting saline solution and made to emulsify and then the emulsified  fat is aspirated by a powerful suction canula using electrically operated machine. The Canula vibrates at the rate of around 2500 to 4000cycles per min. This powerful vibration along with a suction, aspirates the liquified fat thereby removing it from the body.

Liposuction is a harmless and rewarding procedure with consistently giving good results. There is a minimal scar of about .5mm mostly invisible and placed electively at the hidden areas or where a normal innerwear will cover.

Liposuction is a safe procedure if done properly by proper trained person.

Liposuction is a procedure used specifically to specific areas like abdomen, hips, thighs, upper arms, buttock regions. The primary idea of liposuction is to get proper shape and to get into desirable clothing. The fat removed is permanent to that area as fat does not re grow in humans.  Also this is not a shortcut procedure for weight reduction.  Though this can be used for minimal weight reduction in selected patients will be decided by the surgeon after examination.

The patient can go home on the next day and back to work after 3 days.

The patient should wear a pressure garment which will be prescribed at the time of surgery for a minimum period of 12 weeks to get expected good results.

ABDOMINOPLASTY (TUMMY TUCK)

Abdominoplasty or Tummy tuck as popularly known is a procedure wherein the excess, hanging, ugly looking skin and fat in the lower abdomen is removed by surgical removal. Normally this happens to women of age group 30 to 40 after 1or 2 deliveries where the skin and fat gets loosened and hanging down in the lower abdomen. This gives a feel of heavy weight constantly pulling down the lower abdomen and also an ever pregnant feel. Because of repeated pregnancy the muscles over the lower abdomen gets relaxed and loose their normal tone. Sometimes it may be associated with hernia if a Cessarion operation has been done. Hence here the muscles are tightened along with repair of hernia if needed and the excess skin and fat removed. There will be a big scar from one end of lower abdomen to the other end but will be totally hidden under normal innerwear. The end result will be a flat abdomen with the normal placement of umbilicus. This gives a feel of regained youthness.  The patient should stay in the hospital for a minimum period of 5 days.  And rest at home for 2 weeks and back to work within 3 weeks.

LIPOABDOMINOPLASTY

In this procedure the abdominoplasty as described above is combined with liposuction of flanks and upper abdomen since tummy tuck will not address these areas.

ARM REDUCTION

Arm reduction is a procedure where the excess fat and skin in the upper arm which usually hangs down is removed by liposuction and usually it also requires surgical removal of excess skin. If surgical removal is combined there will be a linear scar from the arm pit to the elbow and usually is not visible as it goes a long the inner border of the arm. It may be visible only when the arm is lifted.

GYNECOMATIA REDUCTION (MALE BREAST REDUCTION)

This is a common problem to teenagers and young adults in their school final or early college. Here breasts gets enlarged leading to embracement and difficulty and shyness in moving along with the peer group. It may be a small enlargement to large enlargement resembling female breast.

This can be removed by lipo assisted excision of the breast tissue. Here the enlarged breast has both fat as well as glandular tissue.  The fat portion is removed by liposuction and the remaining glandular portion removed by surgical excision. The excision is done through the junction of the nipple to the normal skin and hence it is small about 2 to 3 cm and not visible is gives a very gratified result immediately and does not recur. There by giving permanent result. Hospital stay may be for a day.

BREAST  ENLARGEMENT

 This is the procedure where smaller breast in young females can be enlarged to normal size or the desired size by introducing silicon prosthesis under the breast tissue. Usually the scar will be minimal and it will go under the breast creze of size about 2 inches which will not be visible.

The hospital stay will be for a day and can go back to work in a week’s time.

BREAST REDUCTION

Hugely enlarged breast in females can be a physical and psychological problem because of inability to find a normal innerwear or brassiers. It also gives neck pain and shoulder pain due to pull of the breasts. It also produces fungal infection under the breasts. Healthy care also becomes a big issue. Difficult to move around and along with the peer groups which leads to mental agony.

In this procedure the excess breast issue is removed in such a way the normal nipple and areola is brought to appropriate level and size.  This involves a major surgical procedure with a resultant inverted. T shaped scar over the breast. A part of the vertical T will be visible and the rest will go under the breasts which will be covered and invisible. In unmarried girls breast feeding may be a problem but not completely ruled out. This can be discussed with the surgeon at the time of surgery. Hospital stay may be for 1 week and back to work in 2 weeks. The procedure may take 5 to 6 hrs.

BREAST PTOSIS (Sagging of Breast)

Due to aging and breast feeding the breast tissue will sag over a period of time usually in their 30’s and 40’s. These patients will have normal breast volume but sagged down which looks unsightly and gives embracement.  This can be corrected without removing the breast tissue and removing only the excess skin envelope and keeping the breast in its normal position.

NOSE JOB/CORRECTION

Nose correction is done either as primary nose correction or secondary to accidental or birth defects.

Nose correction may involve any one or combination of the following.

  1. Flat Nose – Augmentation
  2. Bulky Tip – Tip Correction
  3. Broad Nose
  4. Hump – Reduction
  5. Birth Defects – Correction
  6. Accidental damage – Correction
  7. Septal deviation – Septoplasty

The person who wants to get their nose to be corrected should have realistic approach and try to get maximum possible within their frame works.  Unrealistic expectation will only result in dissatisfaction. Hence they should be clear in what they want and should discuss with the surgeon beforehand.

Hospital stay may be for a day and scar may not be visible can be back to work within 5 days to 1 week.

FAT FILLING

This is a recent advance in plastic surgery where fat is removed from abdomen or thigh fat cells isolated and injected into their own body where there is deficit or defect like a depressed cheek, over chin, the depressed scar, wasted space in their hand after nerve injury can also be used for breast enlargement instead of artificial implants.   It is a day care surgery.

BAGGY EYES

Baggy Eyes due to fat collection upper and lower eye lids resulting in sleepy look and visual disturbance is corrected – Day care surgery.

FACE LIFT

Aging produces loose facial muscles that leads to wrinkles and furrows over the face producing aged look. This can be corrected by a surgical technique of tightening the muscles and the skin of the face to produce non sagging youthful facial appearance ideally suitable for those above 50 yrs of age. Hospital stay may be for a day and can go back to their work after 1 week.

EAR DEFORMITIES

Correction of ear deformities like bat ear, large ear, displaced ear, ear lobe correction or any other correction can be done as a day care procedure under local anesthesia.

BODY CONTOURING AFTER WEIGHT REDUCTION

Those people who have undergone massive weight reduction will have loose and hanging skin over abdomen, thighs, arms, neck, breast will not come back to normal even with exercise and diet. This excess skin needs to be corrected by removing the excess skin.

CHEEK AND CHIN  AUGMENTATION

This can be done either with fat filling or implant as required. It’s a day care procedure.

GENITAL SURGERY (Vaginal Tightening)

 Here after pregnancy and delivery the vaginal walls become loosened and the vaginal orifice becomes enlarged. This results in dissatisfaction in sexual act. This can be corrected by tightening the vaginal walls and hymen, to give sexual satisfaction to the individual and the partner. The hospital stay may be for a day and can be back to sexual act after 2 to 3 weeks.

 

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