Dr Vinod Vij Talks About The Advances In Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery In India

📷 Plastic surgery was considered a vain effort to look young or desirable and is often talked about in hush tones or to mock the person who has had plastic surgery. But now with increasing popularity, information and awareness, many procedures like breast augmentation, reduction, liposuction, hair transplants and botox are on the rise. And, with such surgeries being a necessity for burn patients or people disfigured due to an accident, the acceptance has grown multifold. So what exactly are the procedures like, who can opt for them, and how long do they last?

1. What are plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgeries?

Today surgeons specialize in niche areas due to tremendous advancement of modern surgery. Plastic surgeons focus on understanding blood supply of tissues, wound healing and so on. Plastic surgery is a surgical procedure to repair and restore damaged and abnormal body parts. It practically improves or changes one’s appearance.

2. In what ways are these surgeries helpful?

Most plastic surgery procedures are just that – surgery. They involve anaesthesia, wound healing, and other serious risks. Accidents, burnt cases, Cleft Lip (congenital deformity) and facial disorders come under the ambit of reconstructive surgeries. Post-burn deformities and congenital facial disorders can be addressed at the right time with prescribed techniques like grafting, local flaps or microvascular flaps. So yes, these surgeries are helpful and improve a patient’s quality of life as well as help them gain back their confidence.

3. What is the procedure for plastic surgery? Who are the right candidates for the same?

The most common cosmetic procedures are as follows: – Liposuction: Removal of fat deposits – Breast Augmentation: Increase the size or change the shape of the breasts – Blepharoplasty: Repair of droopy eyelids, and may involve removing excess skin, muscle, and fat – Abdominoplasty: Also known as ‘tummy tuck’, it minimizes the abdominal area – Breast Reduction: Removes extra fat, tissue and skin from the breasts – Rhinoplasty: Repairs or reshapes the nose

4. What are some commonly requested facial cosmetic procedures in India?

Some of the common facial plastic surgery procedures are highlighted below, and their cost varies as per the requirement: – Dermabrasion – Eyelid lift (Blepharoplasty) – Facelift – Forehead lift – Hair replacement / transplantation – Botox and fillers

5. While breast augmentation surgeries are common, breast reduction surgeries are seeing a surge. What is the process for the same and what are some qualifiers?

Breast reduction surgeries on the rise due to discomfort, tenderness around the nipple, Intertrigo (inflammatory condition of skin folds), restricted activity, backache due to heavy breasts and embarrassment. The symmetry of a woman’s breasts can have a profound effect on her mental and physical well-being.