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Q. What is Ageing?

All living beings undergo a subtle change in their body with every passing minute. The process is called Ageing. Bones, muscles, organs and skin mature and expand in size as one ages. Aging gets affected by number of lifestyle factors such as food habits, smoking, activities/exercise, rest time, exposure to sun & dust, etc. as well as hereditary factors. As a consequence, the smooth, radiant skin & healthy body structure we usually see in children transforms into the skin with wrinkles, spots & fat deposition.

Q. What is deformity? What is disorder?

Loosely speaking, deformity relates to appearance or structure of body part whereas disorder relates to functioning of body part. Deformity & disorder develop due to variety of reasons such as lifestyle, hereditary factors at various stages of life as well as externally acquired deformities/disorders mainly caused by accidents, Sun/dust/chemical exposure etc. Surgeons in the field of plastic surgery treat both deformities and disorders.

Q. Why do people visit plastic reconstructive & aesthetics surgeon?
Physical attractiveness has a statistically significant effect on the person’s self-esteem and well-being. Physically attractive people are perceived to be confident and having more positive social attributes. As the potential benefits go far beyond improved self-esteem, more individuals consult their plastic surgeons with requests for surgical and non-surgical options in an attempt to increase their perceived attractiveness or correct a deformity.
Q. Are plastic reconstructive & aesthetic procedures safe with guaranteed results?

Any Aesthetic and reconstructive procedure involves a surgery and a surgery itself results in permanent change & carries a risk of potential complication. No surgeon can guarantee result before the surgery. By following right procedures, your qualified plastic surgeon will endeavor to match your as well as her expectation and minimize chances of failure and complication.

Q. Will there be any scars?

Yes, there will be permanent scars when skin is cut for surgery and is stitched back. Scars heal or fade over time. During consultation, your surgeon will discuss with you in detail about the treatment, scars, healing time etc.

Q. How do I get an appointment?

Please call (+91 960 781 3655, +91 960 781 4655) for scheduling appointment. You can also call hospital numbers given under ‘Contacts’ page. 

Q. What happens during 1st consultation?
First consultation is limited to discussion. Your surgeon will spend time with you to understand your need & your medical history. Based on that, you will be told available treatments and the treatment best suited for you. Your surgeon will also explain any medicines to be taken/stopped during the course of treatment, any tests to be done & will also highlight potential risks/complications if any, time & costs. You can discuss any other questions you may have during consultation. Based on treatment recommended, you will be told to get an appointment in following days. In case you get any more questions after you have seen the surgeon, please write them down on a piece of paper and bring it during next visit.
Q. Do I need 2nd consultation before treatment is started?

For surgical procedures, your surgeon will often call you for 2nd consultation. We don’t want patients to decide on the treatment during 1st consultation. We want them to think over it at ease. During 2nd consultation, your surgeon will answer any more questions you may have had since your 1st consultation. At this time, we may also take pictures for medical record. Before the procedure, your surgeon will share with you following.

• DOs & DON’Ts
• Pre-operative instructions specific to your procedure/treatment
• Instructions for the day of procedure/treatment
• Any other documentation to be completed (such as required by hospital)

Q. What happens on the day of procedure?

You will complete any documentation/formalities as required by the surgeon/hospital. Once the surgery or procedure is completed, you will be given following.

  1. DOs & DON’Ts
  2. Post-operative instructions specific to your treatment 
Q. How many post-operative follow-ups do I need?

Its difficult to quantify number of follow-ups needed but we encourage patients to see their plastic surgeon often after the surgery to check healing, change dressing & discuss any questions. That helps in reducing post-operative anxiety. As most of swelling/bruising settles in 1st week or two, you won’t need frequent follow ups after that. 

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