Our Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon specializes in painless surgical and non-surgical treatment using advanced procedures to restore, reconstruct and enhance aesthetics/quality of life. The treatments and procedures are safe, effective and affordable. These include maxillofacial surgery, cancer & reconstructive surgery, jaw opportunities, facial aesthetics, reconstructive vascular surgery body contouring and rhinoplasty/nose surgery, among others.
A common fat removal surgical procedure in plastic surgery, the effect lipo or liposuction remains restricted to a few months after the surgery. It does not remove the fat cells permanently from the body and therefore does not lead to long lasting weight loss. Fat cells from the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms and neck can be removed in this procedure. It also helps in body contouring. It is helpful in patients with high amount of body fat in specific areas but having a stable body weight.
It is a surgery to increase breast size by placing breast implants under breast tissue or chest muscles. It is a procedure used to enhance one’s appearance, correct uneven breasts, adjust for a reduction in breast size after pregnancy or weight loss.
This surgical procedure is used to flatten the abdomen by removing extra fat and skin and tightening muscles in the abdominal wall. It cannot be used as an alternative to weight loss. The weight of the patient needs to be stable and the patient should be in good health. This procedure is useful for women whose muscles and skin have loosened and for patients who have lost considerable weight and yet have excess fat deposits and loose abdominal skin.
Extra fat, tissues and skin are removed from the breasts in this surgery. Large disproportionate breasts can cause back and neck pain, nerve pain, restricted activity and low self-esteem. Men with gynecomastia (male breasts are abnormally enlarged) may also consider this surgical procedure.
In this surgery, the shape of the nose is changed. The objective of this surgery could be to improve the appearance and to improve breathing in some cases. Bone (upper nose), cartilage (lower nose) and the skin could all be worked upon during rhinoplasty. The surgeon normally develops a custom plan for the patient based on the objective keeping in mind the general facial features.
The breast size in men is reduced during this surgery thus flattening and enhancing the chest contours. Excess breast tissue may lead to sagging of the breasts. There is excess local fat, tissues and skin. It may be seen in one or both breasts. This surgery helps in reducing excess skin and in reducing the dark skin surrounding the nipples.
Surgeries to fix defects since birth and defects caused by diseases and injuries cover the gamut of reconstructive surgeries. These surgeries are medically important rather than for aesthetic reasons. Hand surgery to fix congenital webbed fingers, cleft lip and palate repair, limb salvage, breast reconstruction after a mastectomy for breast cancer, surgery after burn injuries, facial reconstruction and deviated septum correction surgery are examples of reconstructive surgeries.
Persistently high sugar in diabetics can cause foot problems such as diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease. A diabetic foot is a chronic complication of diabetes mellitus. The diabetic foot is prone to infections that develop due to restricted blood flow and unnoticed cuts and infections that develop due to numbness in the area. Improper diagnostic and therapeutic approaches may result in the need for the amputation of the foot. Regular podiatric checks can ensure that foot problems do not develop into complications. Common symptoms include a loss of feeling, numbness or tingling sensation, blisters or other wounds without pain, skin discoloration and temperature changes, wounds with or without drainage and painful tingling.
Reconstructive surgery is needed when cancer treatment causes damage to how an organ works or looks. It is needed for medical reasons and not for cosmetic reasons. Some examples are implants for breast removal and reconstructive surgery to repair nerve or tissue damage. It often uses tissue from a different area of the body to repair the effect of cancer surgery in a particular area. The use of tissue from one’s own body is called autologous reconstruction.
Reconstructive burn surgery is done to improve the function and the cosmetic appearance of burn scars. Scar tissue is altered using both non-operative and operative treatment. Damaged skin, tendons and other tissues are replaced or reconstructed. Acute burn care and surgery is done immediately after the injury while some patients may need reconstructive burn surgery after the initial burn wounds have healed which is usually done by a plastic surgeon. Treatments for scar tissue injury often take several months to be effective.