Cosmetic surgery is a part and parcel of the fashion industry and definitely for medical reasons. There are certain procedures which are very commonly and safely done in India.
- Face lift
- Abdominoplasty or Tummy tucking
- Breast augmentation
For any particular change in your looks or for reasons like accidents, you may need to go through a cosmetic surgery on any part of your body.
A face lift helps you to get rid of sagging and wrinkles and get a fresh and younger look but you must have a realistic expectation from the surgery. At times other cosmetic procedures are involved with a face lift. Procedures like laser facial resurfacing, forehead lift, eyelid lift, or neck liposuction.
Factors for success of the surgery are:
- Your ability to maintain weight
- Your bone structure
- Your skin quality
- The excess skin around eyes and neck
The surgery lasts for about 3 hours but you are kept under observation overnight. There might be temporary issues like numbness, tightness, swelling or bruising, but these are a part of the surgical procedure. Nothing to worry about unless it is prolonged. A facelift takes 4-6 weeks post-surgery to take shape. A facelift lasts about a decade.
However, you have to keep the following in your mind:
You can be back to work in: 10-14 days time
You can perform strenuous activities: after several weeks.
Swelling and bruising remains up to: 2-3 weeks
Must avoid sun: for several weeks
Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty, is a matter of personal choice. However, the procedure is performed keeping in mind the following:
- enlargement small breasts,
- change in the shape of breasts,
- providing balance to uneven breasts,
- reconstruction of breast after mastectomy,
- or just enhancement of the silhouette
The surgery takes about 2 hours of time but again it depends on your condition. The choice of sedation is usually local but general anesthesia is also used. Breast augmentation may have side effects like soreness, swelling, skin wrinkling, bruising, temporary alteration in nipple sensation, augmented breast sensitivity and changes mammography. This surgery usually required less time to recover. You can combine breast augmentation with Liposuction, breast lift and Tummy tuck.
Things to keep in mind:
You will be back to work within: a few days
You can perform strenuous activities after: 1 month
Bruising & swelling remains: up to 3-4 weeks
The scars fade: 6-12 months based on the process of recovery
Most of us try to lose the tummy with the help of exercise and weight control. However, your missions are often not accomplished. Then we tend to take recourse in Abdominoplasty. This process involves the removal of fat in the mid-section of your body. It provides shape to your tummy. The surgery involves hip to hip incision followed by detaching the skin from the muscles while creating a flap. The muscles are constricted while narrowing the waistline. This surgery is best for people who are in shape except for the protruding tummy. Women who have had distortion due to pregnancy or other medical conditions may also go for it. Special care must be taken in case of the following conditions:
- high blood pressures
- heart disease
- previous surgery in the treatment area.
The surgery takes about 2 to 5 hours. Though performed outpatient in most cases, it might require you to extend your stay depending on your conditions. The side effects consists temporary discomfort, bruising and swelling. The tummy tuck anesthesia is usually general. However, local anesthesia along with sedation can be used for simpler surgeries.
The procedure can be done along with:
• Breast Augmentation
• Breast Reduction
• Thigh or Buttock Lift
• Breast Lift
There are three main variations of liposuction:
- Traditional Liposuction
- The tumescent technique that involves the infusion of saline solution, adrenaline and perhaps anesthetic before fat removal and
- Ultrasound-assisted Lipoplasty (UAL), in which case ultrasonic energy liquefies excess fat before surgical suctioning.
The procedure takes an hour and more depending on the condition. This is an outpatient surgery which might have side-effects like limited mobility, temporary swelling, discomfort, bruising, and numbness. General anesthesia is usually used in this surgery.
You will be back to work in: 1-2 weeks
You will perform more strenuous activities: 2-4 weeks
Bruising and swelling lasts: 1 to 6 months for complete recovery
You can combine the following with the surgery:
- Tummy Tuck
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reduction
- Buttock Lift
- Thigh Lift