A new You
MODERN COSMETIC surgery offers sophisticated techniques for restructuring noses and chins, brows and cheeks. These procedures, once the privilege of the rich & famous are now made safer and less costly with the help of modern techniques. Many people now consider cosmetic surgery as normal and affordable as any other surgery.
Why Cosmetic surgery?
`A beautiful mind in a beautiful body'. Gone are the days when we had to live with blemishes and ageing process, with hardly any option available. Thanks to cosmetic surgery which has opened up new vistas in personal grooming. What does cosmetic surgery do for you?
Scar modulation: The most commonly performed surgery.
Removal of marks/ blemishes & modulation of ugly scars.
Liposuction of localized fat deposits (LFD'S) , abdominoplasty ( tummy tuck); thus giving shape to the body.
Shaping of nasal framework from bulbous tip correction, broad nose and flared nostrils to elevation of bridge of nose, hump deformity correction.
Breast enlargement, reduction and breast lift procedures.
Facial contouring, smoothing out wrinkles, restoring more youthful contours, surgery for brow lift, removal of baggy eyelids.
The most commonly performed surgery in males...
The cutest thing, however, is being able to have dimples in your cheeks a la Shahrukh Khan. This procedure has gained popularity with men trying to gain a charming smile.
The Sensuous Women...
The search for allure brings many women knocking on the doors of cosmetic surgery clinics. Movies, with those nubile starlets, serve as stimulants in a society, which derives its values and trends from films. Traditionally, cosmetic surgery procedures were sought to enhance the prospective bride's appeal. Of late, teenagers as well as career women and house-wives are beating a path to the clinics- the former to look `cool' and later to be `with it', in a male dominated society.
The complete man...
After reaching the pinnacle of their careers, men turn to cosmetic procedures in their quest for that `Greek god image'. For them, the lean look epitomizes an ambitious upwardly mobile person. Enlarged breasts, localized fat deposits, male pattern baldness, ageing process are some of the conditions, which all males would love to get relieved off.
The Newer Horizons
Presently being most commonly used for painless and permanent removal of hair. Lasers are also used for facial resurfacing, spider veins over the legs, facelift and hair transplantation.
Botox injections used to iron out wrinkles and crow's feet. However, these injections must be repeated once in three months.
Endoscopy which is used to do facelifts and brow lifts has an advantage of being smaller incisions, lesser trauma to tissues, and a quicker recovery time.
Who is eligible?
A good candidate for cosmetic surgery must be in good health, psychologically stable and have realistic expectations.
Dr. Sumita Shankar, M.Ch.,
(Consultant plastic surgeon, Amaravati Institute of Medical Sciences, Guntur)
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