The Cosmetic Surgery department at Fortis Hospital has a team of experienced technicians and surgeons, with the proverbial best in the latest technology to come up with effective yet minimally invasive cosmetic reconstruction methods. Some of well-known and successful procedures include rhinoplasty, facelift, liposuction, breast reduction, laser hair removal, eyelid surgery, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, breast lift, body lift, laser resurfacing, hair transplant, reconstructive surgeries and hand surgery.
Allergy skin tests
During allergy skin tests, The skin is exposed to allergens, suspected allergy-causing substances and is then observed for signs of an allergic reaction.
Along with your medical history, these tests may be able to confirm whether or not a particular substance you eat, touch or breathe is causing symptoms.
An arm lift — also known as brachioplasty — is a cosmetic surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the under portion of your upper arms.
During an arm lift, excess skin and fat is removed from the underarms — between the armpit and elbow. The skin is then draped back over the newly repositioned contours to create a more toned look.
You might choose to have an arm lift if the undersides of your upper arms are sagging. This might also boost your body image.
Blepharoplasty (BLEF-uh-roe-plas-tee) includes surgery for repairing the droopy eyelids that may involve removing excess skin, muscle and fat.
As you age, the eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below the eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under eyes.
Besides making you look older, severely sagging skin around the eyes can reduce the side vision or peripheral vision as well, especially the upper and outer parts of your field of vision. Blepharoplasty can reduce or eliminate these vision problems and make the eyes appear younger and more alert.
Usually, blepharoplasty is done on an outpatient basis. To help decide if blepharoplasty is right for you, find out what to expect realistically and explore the benefits and risks of this surgery.
Botox injections are the best known group of medications using various forms of botulinum toxin to temporarily paralyze the muscle activity. This toxin is produced by the microbe that causes botulism, a type of food poisoning.
Primarily, it is noted for its ability to reduce the appearance of some facial wrinkles. These injections are also used to treat problems as excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), repetitive neck spasms or cervical dystonia, overactive bladder and some causes of crossed eyes. Botox injections may also help to prevent chronic migraines in some people.
While Botox was the first drug to utilize botulinum toxin, newer products include Myobloc, Dysport and Xeomin. Each product is a little different, particularly when it comes to dosage units, and hence they aren’t interchangeable.
Breast augmentation — also known as augmentation mammoplasty — is a surgical procedure to increase breast size. During breast augmentation, the breast implants are placed under the breast tissue or chest muscles.
For some women, it is a way to enhance self-image and self-confidence. For others, it is part of the breast reconstruction post surgery for breast cancer or other conditions affecting the breast.
Consult a plastic surgeon, if you’re considering breast augmentation. Ensure that you understand what this surgery involves, including the possible risks, complications and follow-up care.
A breast lift — also known as mastopexy — is a surgical procedure to change the shape of your breasts. During this surgical procedure, the excess skin is removed and breast tissue is reshaped to restore firmness and raise the breasts to a higher position.
You might choose to have a breast lift if your breasts sag or your nipples point downward. It might also boost your self-image and self-confidence.
Although, it won’t significantly change the size of your breasts. However, a breast lift can be done in combination with breast reduction or breast augmentation.
Breast reconstruction with breast implants
Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure to restore the shape of your breast after mastectomy — a surgery removing the breast to treat or prevent breast cancer.
One type of breast reconstruction uses breast implants — silicone devices filled with silicone gel or saline or salt water — to reshape the breasts. Breast reconstruction with breast implants is a complex procedure performed by a plastic surgeon.
This process can start at the time of your mastectomy, or it can be done later. Usually, the breast reconstruction process needs two or more operations — and several visits to your doctor — for inserting positioning and filling the breast implants.
Although, the breast reconstruction won’t re-create the exact look and feel of your natural breast. However, the contour of your new breast may restore a silhouette similar to what you had before mastectomy.
Breast reconstruction with flap surgery
Breast reconstruction is a surgical procedure for restoring the shape of your breast after mastectomy — a surgery for removing the breast tissue to treat or prevent breast cancer. Breast reconstruction with flap surgery is a type of breast reconstruction, which involves taking a section of tissue from one area of the body and relocating it to create a new breast mound.
It is a complex procedure done by a plastic surgeon. Much of the breast reconstruction using the body’s own tissue can be accomplished at the time of the mastectomy. However, you’ll need a second operation for achieving a correctly positioned, natural-appearing breast or to perform a nipple reconstruction.
Breast reduction surgery
Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure used for removing the excess fat, tissue and skin from the breasts. If you have large breasts, you might choose to have breast reduction surgery for easing discomfort or achieving a breast size proportionate to your body.
This surgery might also help to improve your self-image and self-confidence as well as your ability to participate in physical activities.
Consult a board-certified plastic surgeon, if you’re considering breast reduction surgery. It’s important to understand what breast reduction surgery entails and set realistic expectations accordingly, as well as understand the possible risks and complications.
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift or forehead rejuvenation, is a cosmetic surgical procedure for improving the appearance of the forehead, the brow and the region around the eyes.
During a brow lift, the soft tissue and skin of the forehead and brow are raised.
You might choose to have a brow lift if you have creases across your forehead or between your eyes or a low, sagging brow. This cosmetic surgical procedure might also boost your self-confidence. It can be done alone or with other facial procedures, such as eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty or a face-lift.
A buttock lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure for improving the appearance of the buttocks. Typically, it is done as part of a belt lipectomy or lower body lift to contour the buttocks, groin, thighs and abdomen.
During this procedure, excess skin and fat are removed from the buttocks and the remaining skin is then repositioned for creating a more toned look.
You might choose to have a buttock lift if your buttocks appear saggy due to ageing, genetics or weight loss. A buttock lift can boost your body image.
Dermabrasion is a skin-resurfacing procedure using a rapidly rotating device to sand the outer layers of the skin. Post dermabrasion, the skin that grows back is usually smoother and younger looking.
It can decrease the appearance of fine facial lines and improve the look of scars, such as those caused by acne. This procedure can be done alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures.
During dermabrasion, the skin will be numbed with anesthetics. Depending on the extent of treatment, you might also have the option of taking a sedative or using general anesthesia.
Skin treated with dermabrasion will be sensitive and bright pink for several weeks. It will take about three months for the pinkness to fade.
Face transplant is a treatment option for some people with severe facial disfigurement. It will replace all or part of a person’s face with donor tissues from someone who has died.
This is a complex operation taking months of planning and multiple surgical teams. The procedure is done in only a few transplant centers worldwide. Each candidate is carefully evaluated to ensure the best possible results in appearance and function.
Although a face transplant may enhance your life, but it is a high-risk procedure. You and your transplant team can’t predict exactly how you will look and how your immune system will respond to the new face. You will need to take special medications or immunosuppressants for the rest of your life to reduce the risk of the body rejecting the transplanted faces
A face-lift (rhytidectomy) is a cosmetic surgical procedure for improving the look of the face and neck.
During this procedure, the facial soft tissues are lifted, the excess skin is removed and the skin is draped back over the newly repositioned contours. Often, a neck lift or platysmaplasty is done as part of a face-lift.
You might choose to have a face-lift if your facial skin is beginning to droop, which is a common occurrence with aging. A face-lift might also boost your self-confidence.
However, this procedure won’t affect the quality of your facial skin, since if you have wrinkles or sun damage you might need to consider a skin-resurfacing procedure. A face-lift can be done in combination with some other cosmetic procedures, such as an eyelid surgery or a brow lift.
Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure using a laser — an intense, pulsating beam of light for removing the unwanted hair. During this medical procedure, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle and the intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits the future hair growth.
Laser hair removal is the most effective procedure for people having light skin and dark hair.
Although laser hair removal effectively slows the hair growth, it doesn’t guarantee permanent hair removal. Typically, it takes several laser hair removal treatments for providing an extended hair-free period. The periodic maintenance treatments might be needed as well.
The laser resurfacing is a skin resurfacing procedure using a laser for improving the appearance of the skin or treating the minor facial flaws. Laser resurfacing can be done with two types of lasers:
- A wounding or an ablative laser that removes thin layers of skin
- A nonwounding or a nonablative laser that stimulates the collagen growth and tightens underlying the skin
Although nonablative laser resurfacing is less invasive and needs less recovery time, it’s less effective than an ablative laser resurfacing. The laser resurfacing can decrease the appearance of facial fine lines. It can also treat loss of skin tone as well as improve the complexion if you have sun damage or scars. However, the laser resurfacing does have limitations. Understanding the specific techniques, risks and possible results can help you decide whether laser resurfacing is right for you.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure using a suction technique for removing the fat from specific areas of the body, such as from the hips, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, neck or arms. It also shapes or contours these areas. Lipoplasty and body contouring are the other names for liposuction.
Typically, this surgical procedure isn’t considered as an overall weight-loss method or a weight-loss alternative. If you’re overweight, you’ll likely to lose more weight through diet and exercise or through bariatric procedures such as gastric bypass surgery than with liposuction.
You may be a candidate for liposuction if you have too much body fat in specific spots, but otherwise have a stable body weight.
Otoplasty — also known as cosmetic ear surgery — is a procedure for changing the shape, size or the position of the ears.
You might choose to have otoplasty if you’re bothered by how far the ears stick out from the head. You might also consider this procedure if the ear or ears are misshapen due to an injury or birth defect.
Otoplasty can be done at any age after the ears have reached their full size — usually after age 5 — through adulthood.
Rhinoplasty (RIE-no-plas-tee), also referred to as nose surgery, is a surgery to change the shape of the nose. The goal of rhinoplasty may be to change the appearance of the nose, its function or both.
When planning to undergo this surgery, your surgeon considers the features, the skin on the nose and what you would like to change. The upper portion of the structure of the nose is bone, and the lower portion is cartilage. This procedure can modify bone, cartilage, skin or all three. Talk with the surgeon about whether rhinoplasty is appropriate for you and what it can achieve.
Septoplasty (SEP-toe-plas-tee) is a surgical procedure for correcting a deviated nasal septum — a displacement of the bone and cartilage which divides the two nostrils. During septoplasty, the nasal septum is straightened and repositioned in the middle of the nose. During this procedure, the surgeon will cut and remove parts of the septum before reinserting them in the proper position.
When planning septoplasty, your surgeon considers the symptoms such as breathing difficulties, the physical structure and features of the nose. Talk with the surgeon about what septoplasty can achieve for you.
Tattoo ink is placed beneath the top layer of the skin, which makes tattoo removal more complicated and expensive than the original tattoo application. If you’re no longer satisfied with your tattoo, however, tattoo removal might be possible.
The most common procedures for tattoo removal include:
- Laser surgery
- Surgical removal
Consult your dermatologist about the options if you’re interested in tattoo removal. Don’t attempt tattoo removal on your own. Do-it-yourself tattoo removal creams and other home treatments aren’t likely to be effective and may cause skin irritation or other reactions.
A tummy tuck — also known as abdominoplasty — is a cosmetic surgical procedure for improving the appearance of the abdomen.
During a tummy tuck, the excess skin and fat are removed from the abdomen. In most cases, the connective tissues in the abdomen are tightened with sutures as well. The remaining skin is then repositioned for creating a more toned look.
You might choose to have a tummy tuck, if you have skin which has accumulated around the area of the belly button and a weak lower abdominal wall. A tummy tuck can also boost your body image.