The Department of Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery at Manipal Hospitals is a comprehensive practice for restoring, reconstructing and enhancing the physical attributes of its patients to help them achieve a better quality of life.
Manipal Hospitals' team of skilled plastic and cosmetic surgeons have successfully performed a diverse range of surgical procedures on thousands of patients. Patients are given a number of different suitable options by a team of multi-disciplinary experts who specialize in different branches of reconstructive, restorative and cosmetic surgery with advice on the risks and benefits of each procedure. When it is necessary, the department also works with neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons and oncological surgeons to get the best results.
A plastic surgeon will perform treatment on or around a scar that allows the scarred tissue to match the surrounding tissue in tone and texture. Scar correction can be done using topical creams in certain cases, but to get better results surgery is recommended. The surgery can be minimally invasive or done with advanced techniques that require larger…Read More
Suture removal is the process where sutures are removed by a qualified nurse on doctor’s advice or the doctor himself.Read More
Dressing means the material applied, or the application itself of material, to a wound for protection, healing, absorbance. The procedure includes cleaning, disinfection and protection of the wound, which has a significant impact on the speed of healing, the function of the repaired skin and cosmetic appearance of the resulting scar.Read More
The teams at Manipal Hospitals' Department of Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery are well equipped to perform complex surgeries that enhance the patients well being.
Sushruta, an ancient Indian physician from the 6th century B.C. is known as one of the earliest practitioners of plastic surgery. In his book, the Sushruta Samhita he prescribed procedures to perform three different kinds of skin grafts and even the reconstruction of the nose.
A few other cosmetic procedures are
- Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping)
- Breast removal/reduction surgeries
- Cheek implants
- Lip augmentation
- Breast augmentation
- Cheek implants
The doctor examines the patient and understands why the surgery is required. The doctor then offers a few options to the patient to select from and then begins to set a surgical plan. This usually involves getting a few X-rays and scans done to identify the path to the best results.
The surgery is usually performed with suitable anesthetics, and in the majority of cases, there is little to no post-operative pain. However, with certain surgeries, there may be a significant amount of pain that will be alleviated through the use of painkillers. Procedures like liposuction, however, are known to cause a fair amount of discomfort.
Cosmetic surgery is a subset of plastic surgery that focuses on improving the aesthetics of a person. Reconstructive surgery is another aspect of plastic surgery that works towards correcting bigger problems with the musculoskeletal and maxillofacial structures.
Every surgical procedure has a component of risk, however, plastic surgery is considered to be extremely safe when it is practiced according to the correct standards. Your doctor should be able to inform you beforehand of all the likely risks of surgery and the different risk factors of each surgical approach.
Routine health checkups are an important part of maintaining good health. They also allow you to ask your doctor questions about your body, allowing you to understand how to take care of it better.
Manipal Hospitals is a specialist provider of high-quality, personalised plastic surgery and is always looking to give its patients the best possible care over a long-term partnership. The expertise and advanced care practices at the Department of Plastic & Cosmetic surgery are proof of this commitment.
Contact us to know more about plastic and cosmetic surgeries and book an appointment with someone from our team today.