Cosmetic Surgery

What is Cosmetic Surgery ?

Aesthetic surgery is popularly known as "Cosmetic Surgery".

Why is Cosmetic Surgery necessary ?

A pleasant appearance can open doors to new opportunities whereas unattractive looks may find the same avenues closed. People elect to have cosmetic surgery to improve their appearance, thereby increasing their self esteem and confidence.

What is the difference between Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery ?

Cosmetic surgery is performed for aesthetic reasons, whereas plastic or reconstructive surgery is usually performed for medical reasons.

What is the difference between reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery ? 

Reconstructive surgery corrects defects (as in breast reconstruction after cancery surgery) or restores function, while cosmetic surgery is meant to improve a person's normal appearance. 

Who can perform a Cosmetic Surgery ?

A qualified Doctor like Dr.Manoj Khanna, who has a Board Ceritificated Plastic Surgery Certificate is well educated and qualified to perform a Cosmetic or Plastic Surgery ?

What does the term board-certified plastic surgeon mean ? Aren't all plastic surgeons "board-certified" ? 

You should know that physicians may call themselves "plastic surgeons" even if they were trained in a nonsurgical specialty. Anyone who has a medical license can call himself or herself a surgeon, even if he or she has no formal training in surgery. 

Some of these physicians without plastic surgery training may perform cosmetic surgery in their offices, but do not have privileges to perform these procedures at an accredited hospital. 

Physicians like Dr.Manoj Khanna, who are trained in plastic surgery, and board-certified by the ABPS, may also perform cosmetic surgery procedures in their offices. However, these trained and board certified plastic surgeons will also have hospital privileges at accredited hospitals. you should ask about - and check on - your plastic surgeon's credentials and hospital privileges before undergoing any treatment or surgery. It is important that your doctor has hospital privileges to perform the proposed procedure, even in-office procedures. Hospitals give doctors privileges to do procedures that fit under their training guidelines.

When we refer to a plastic surgeon as "board-certified", we mean one who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The ABPS is the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to certify physicians in the full range of plastic and reconstructive procedures. To be certified by the ABPS, a physician must have at least five years of approved surgical training, including a residency in plastic surgery. He or she must also pass a comprehensive written and oral exams in plastic surgery.

What are the types of Cosmetic Surgery ?

The most common types of Cosmetic Surgeries are:

Hair Transplant, Facelift (meloplasty), Eyelift (blepharoplasty), Chemical peel, Dermabrasion Wrinkle reduction, Ear correction (otoplasty), Nose surgery (rhinoplasty),Facial implants, Lip enhancement, Liposuction, Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), Breast enlargement (augmentation mammaplasty) & Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty).

What is Hair Transplantation ?

Hair Transplantation is a procedure to solve the baldness problems and can make the hair grow in a bald head.

Dr.Manoj Khanna is an expert in this field. 


What is Face Lift ?

The skin is cut in the scalp and around the ear. It is then separated from the underlying tissue, pulled tighter and stitched. Leftover skin is cut away. The operation can be performed under local or general anaesthetic, and may take anywhere from two to four hours. The face will be bruised and swollen for some weeks. Numbness or an uncomfortably tight sensation are common reactions and may continue for months after surgery.

What is Eyelift (blepharoplasty) ?

The eyelids are cut along their full length to the 'crow's feet' wrinkles at the outer corners. Excess skin and fat are removed. Laser resurfacing may also be performed to treat remaining wrinkles. This operation may take one to two hours and can be performed under local or general anaesthetic. The eyes will be bruised and swollen for a few weeks. Side effects include blurred vision, overproduction of tears and changed shape of the eyes (usually only temporarily). 

What is Chemical peel ?

A chemical peel removes the surface layers of skin. A solution is wiped over the face and may be left uncovered or masked with lotion or tape. The chemicals burn the skin and the healing process promotes new growth. Deep burns remove the most wrinkles, but also increase the risk of complications such as scarring and infection. 

What is Dermabrasion ?

A device similar to an electric sander is applied to the face under local or general anaesthetic. The rough surface of the rapidly rotating pad rubs off the skin surface. The healing process promotes new growth. Deep dermabrasion removes the most wrinkles, but also increases the risk of complications such as scarring and infection.

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What is Wrinkle Reduction ?

Wrinkles can be lessened using friction or plumped out with a variety of technologies. Laser skin resurfacing uses a laser beam to burn the skin. Botox is an otherwise deadly toxin that is used in a small dose to paralyse the underlying muscles responsible for forming the skin wrinkles. Botulinum injections (Botox) can be a safe and effective temporary treatment of fine facial lines and wrinkles. Injections of fat or collagen can be piped along wrinkles to smooth them out.

What is Ear Correction (otoplasty) ?

Ears that stick out from the head can be repositioned anytime after the age of five or six years. The fold of skin behind the ear is cut, and the excess cartilage is reduced or remodelled. The operation takes around one hour. Bandages need to be worn for a few weeks to help manage the bruising and swelling.

What is Nose Surgery (rhinoplasty) ?

In most cases, the surgery is performed through incisions in the nostrils, leaving no visible scars. Bone and cartilage are trimmed and the nose reshaped. Nostril packs and splints may be required. This operation takes around two hours. Bruising and swelling may take three or four months to fully subside. Complications such as bleeding or infection are comparatively rare. Sometimes a chin implant is inserted at the same time to balance the profile.

What is Facial Implants ?

Implants are used to fill out a receding chin or flat cheekbones. The implant is inserted through a small incision in a concealed place – for example, inside the mouth.

What is Lip enhancement ?

Thin lips can be fattened with a variety of procedures that offer short or long term results. Injections of collagen or fat are both eventually reabsorbed by the body. A permanent implant similar to a small, foam rod can be threaded through the lip.

What is Liposuction ?

Liposuction is a procedure that removes fat from the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms and throat. A narrow tube (cannula) is inserted through a skin incision and the fat is sucked out with a powerful suction pump. The operation can be performed under local or general anaesthetic. A pressure garment needs to be worn for some months to help the skin to contract and contour. 

The area will be bruised and swollen for weeks or months. Complications can include failure of the skin to contract, causing a corrugated look. A lipectomy is an operation that removes extra skin as well as fat.

What is Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) ?

Excess skin and fat from the abdomen are removed and the underlying abdominal muscles tightened. Often, the navel will need to be relocated. Incisions are generally made along the bikini line to minimise the visibility of scarring. This operation is performed using general anaesthetic. Numbness and sensations of uncomfortable tightness are common and may continue for some months after surgery. Complications include infection and the formation of fluid pockets.

What is Breast enlargement (augmentation mammaplasty) ?

Enlarging the breasts requires the insertion of saline or silicone implants. An incision is made under the breast or armpit and the implant is pushed through. It may be positioned either behind or in front of the chest pectoral muscle. There will be bruising and swelling for a few weeks. Complications include the formation of hard scar tissue around the implant, deflation of the implant, and implants that move out of position.

What is Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) ?

Incisions are made beneath each breast and around the areolae of the nipples. Excess skin and fat are removed. The remaining breast tissue is remodelled and the nipples repositioned and stitched in place. Scars can take up to one year to fade, but will remain visible for life. Complications include reduced nipple sensation.

Is this possible to look better and natural at the same time ? 

Not only is this possible, this is the desired goal of most procedures in. Unfortunately, there are many people in the world who have undergone cosmetic procedures who now have obvious changes to their appearance that make them look unnatural. While this may be desirable for certain individuals, most people would prefer that the improvements gained by facial plastic procedures be subtle and harmonious with the rest of their face and body.

Most individuals do not want to have facial features that advertise to the world, “I have had plastic surgery.” Dr.Khanna believes that surgery should not be “overdone” so that the changes in appearance are improvements that look like they belong to you, rather than changes that have been put there. He wants to create a pleasing look that a patient could have been born with. Dr. Khanna achieves this goal through careful analysis of each patient’s unique physical features and a conservative and meticulous surgical approach.

What are the most popular Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Procedures ?

The following are by far the most common Plastic or Cosmetic Surgery Procedures.

For Women :

Liposuction (lipoplasty) 
Breast Augmentation (Breast implants) 
Eyelid surgery 
Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) 
Breast Reduction 

For Men :

Nose reshaping 
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) 
Liposuction 
Hair transplantation 
Facelift

Other popular aesthetic/cosmetic procedures include UAL (ultrasound assisted liposuction), body contouring, tummy tucks, otoplasty (ear pinning), skin resurfacing, chemical peels, dermabrasion, in additon to collagen injections, the Thermacool TCtm System and BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. Breast reconstruction and other reconstructive surgeries are widely performed on cancer patients and accident victims worldwide.

Where to get more information on any of the above ?

Consult Dr.Manoj Khanna.

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