In this article, we have covered the following aspects of Plastic Surgeries in India:
- Best Hospitals & Clinics in India for Plastic & Reconstructive surgeries
- To Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons in India
- Cost of Plastic Surgery in India
- Understanding Plastic Surgery
Best Doctors and Hospitals & Clinics in India for Plastic & Reconstructive surgeries
Following is a list of the most reputed specialists in India for Plastic Surgery.
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|Doctor Image||Dr. Name||Specialty||Hospital Associated||Contact Doctor||City|
|Dr. Rashmi Taneja||Plastic Surgeon||Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital||New Delhi|
|Dr. Selva Seetharaman S||Plastic Surgeon||Global Hospitals||Chennai|
|Dr. Madhusudan G||Plastic Surgeon||BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital||Bangalore|
|Dr. G Venkatesh Babu||Plastic Surgeon||CARE Hospitals||Hyderabad|
Cost of Plastic Surgery in India
Plastic surgery is a broader term and includes a whole lot of plastic & reconstructive procedures. In general, most of the plastic surgeries cost between USD 4000-7000 in India. Please share your requirement and medical reports and we will share the best cost estimate.
Plastic Surgery is a surgery or procedure that deals with the repair and reconstruction of body and face as a result of any disease or deformity. The word “plastic” is derived from the Greek word “Plastikos” which means to mould or form. It is a form of surgery that helps achieve a normal appearance or the ability to function normally.
What is Plastic Surgery?
Plastic surgery is involved in the reconstruction of facial and body defects as a result of trauma, birth defects, burns and diseases. The surgery corrects the otherwise normal areas of the body and improves the appearance along with the patient’s self esteem.
It consists of
- Reconstructive Surgery
- Cosmetic Surgery
While Cosmetic surgery is considered a more separate study and mainly involves enhancing the face and body with cosmetic procedures. Reconstructive surgery on the other hand can be used synonymously with plastic surgery and involves repairing and reconstruction of body parts for any kind of illness or injury.
Techniques in Plastic Surgery
There are different types of techniques that plastic surgeons use during various procedures.
This is performed with the help of an endoscope which a device that assists the surgeon with the procedure. It is a tubular probe that is fitted with a small camera and strong lighting and is inserted through a small incision in the body. Images of the internal structures of the body are transmitted with the camera into a computer screen and help the surgeon to navigate. The surgical instruments are inserted through other incisions to complete the procedure.
This type of surgery involves moving of healthy tissues from a part of the body to the area that requires it. It may be skin, fats, muscles or bone tissues depending on the structure that need to be repaired. There are various types of flap surgery based on the site and the part of the body that is being repaired. This procedure is used mostly for reconstructive purposes, for example in the case of breast cancer patients.
Skin grafting is a procedure where the skin form one area is removed and transplanted to a different area in the body. It is mostly used in treating deep wounds, burnt skin or the loss of excessive skin due to any disease or injury. There are generally two types of skin grafts used based on the skin required.
- Split-thickness skin graft for burn wounds and mild burns and only the layer of the skin closest to the surface is used
- Full-thickness skin graft for deeper and large wounds and the layer of the skin along with blood vessels are used in this method.
This is a technique used to grow extra skin or tissue for use in the reconstructing process of the part of the body where it is required. Here a silicon balloon is inserted under the skin near the area that needs repairing. The balloon is filled with saline or carbon dioxide which stretches the expander and therefore causes the skin to grow. This technique is mostly used for breast reconstruction surgeries and sometimes also for other cosmetic surgery procedures.
The above techniques are used in several surgical procedures for reconstructing and repairing purposes.
Plastic surgery procedures:
Cleft lip and Palate surgery
A number of infants suffer from cleft lip and palate. It is a congenital deformity that occurs during early pregnancy. It is a birth defect where the tissues of the mouth and lip do not form properly and thus do not join together. This can result in a number of problems in speech, hearing, ear infections and even feeding problems. Plastic surgery helps repair this kind of repairs in small children.
A woman who has undergone breast cancer surgery is most likely to lose one or both of her breasts as a way to prevent cancer from spreading to other parts of the body. Plastic surgery is a great option where the surgeon reconstructs the breast by using tissues, blood vessels and skin from other parts of the body.
Surgery to repair burns
Burns from fire or acids or any other kinds can cause skin damage and loss. Plastic surgery works wonders in treating such burns by covering this with skin grafts and other methods.
Scar revision surgeries
These kinds of surgeries are done to remove any scar left behind after a surgery or any kind of injury. It helps in lightening the scars and blending with the skin thus making it less noticeable.
Surgery for trauma to head, neck and limbs
Trauma includes any type of sport-related injuries, fractures from accidents, animal bites, lacerations, nerve damage and tendon damage or loss of digits. The various techniques of plastic surgery such as skin grafting and flaps can help a lot in the treatment.
Craniofacial and Maxillofacial surgery
Sometimes trauma can lead to disfiguring of the face and injury to the skull as well. Craniofacial and Maxillofacial surgeons are the experts in this field and treat the most complex facial trauma cases to provide the best treatment to the patient’s face. The face is the most unique part of the body and any kind of facial trauma can significantly affect a person’s mental health. With plastic surgery, the visual impact of the injury can be minimized and several procedures can be used to bring back the pre-trauma features.
Any kind of injury of the hand as a result of burning, accidents, trauma or illness may require surgery. In case of burn or skin loss, the wound can be treated with grafting or surgical flaps. But when the injury is more extreme such as loss of fingers or deep wound, the surgeon may have to perform a more extensive plastic surgery that involves transplanting nerves, vessels, tendons, tissues and even bones to reconstruct the hand.
External genitalia reconstruction
A patient may undergo genital reconstruction due to some illness or as a method of transition to the opposite sex. Plastic surgeons use certain method and techniques to reconstruct the genitals in both males and females.
The branch of Plastic Surgery initially started so as to help traumatic patients lead a normal life, however it has gained a huge popularity since. While the primary purpose of this branch is to correct physical deformities, it is widely used as a way to alter or modify any part of the body a person is uncomfortable with.
Note (for foreign patients):
Besides South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka), every year, India gets thousands of medical tourists from African countries- Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Ghana, Somalia,Gambia etc and Middle Eastern countries like Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, Yemen etc. Hence, if you are a citizen of any of these countries, there is good likelihood that you will be meeting some fellow citizens or same language speakers in the major hospitals in India. Almost all the top hospitals have translators for people of these region. Our patient support team is also well placed to assist you.