Why should I go to India for plastic surgery? Do they even do it there? – If these are the questions going through your mind while mulling over your plastic surgery options in India, then let us assure you that Indian has some of the finest plastic surgeons in the world. While the broadly publicised definition of plastic surgery may lead to an understanding that it only means face uplifts, the field of plastic surgery is far wider. In a country as big as India, countless kids are born with deformities, a large number of accidents happen every day and a hip-and-happening Bollywood industry means aspiring actors and actresses want to look their best. Thankfully, Indian plastic surgeons are well prepared to handle all kinds of surgeries.
- 1 Plastic Surgery in India
- 1.1 What is the cost of plastic surgery in India?
- 1.2 Which are the best plastic surgery hospitals in India?
What is Plastic Surgery?
Plastic surgery is a surgical procedure that involves restoring, reconstructing, or altering the human body. There are 2 broad categories for the surgery – Reconstructive Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery.
Reconstructive Surgery – It aims to reconstruct a portion of the body or improve its functioning. Procedures classified within this category include craniofacial surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and burn treatments.
Cosmetic Surgery – Also known as Aesthetic Surgery, this type of surgery is more focused on improving the appearance and – as the name suggests – the aesthetic of the human body rather than its functioning.
Why Plastic Surgery?
People have different reasons to opt for plastic surgery. It could be to correct a birth defect or for the reparation of skin and tissue damage left by diseases, illnesses, or injuries. Or it could be for improving a person’s self-confidence, self-esteem, and the overall quality of life. Depending on the need, there are various procedure to provide the required treatment.
Many defects present at birth (congenital defects) can be corrected using plastic surgery. They include:
- Cleft Lip and Palate – a birth defect that affects the top lip and the mouths palate.
- Birthmarks, including port wine stains and haemangiomas – problems with the blood vessels lead to the formation of these.
- Craniosynostosis – a rare abnormality with the skull that leads to a baby being born with an irregularly shaped head.
- Hypospadias – a defect found in boys, the opening of the urethra forms on the underside of the penis.
- Ear problems – these include microtia or being born with very small or absent ears.
- Hand problems – defects include having webbed fingers or too many or too few fingers.
Sometimes people also develop conditions later in life which may require a plastic surgery:
- Cancer – surgery is used to repair the skin or improve its appearance after the removal of cancerous tissue from places like the breast or face.
- Trauma – used to repair damage to tissue caused by severe fractures that break the skin, or intensive wounds like animal bites.
- Infection – plastic surgery is used to remove dead tissue and repair the area surrounding it.
- Extensive burns – surgery is ideal for repairing damaged skin and improving its appearance.
- Other conditions – surgery is used to treat conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, pressure ulcers, Dupuytren’s contracture, and facial palsy.
Plastic Surgery in India
With a talented pool of surgeons who’ve received training from the US and the UK, India has become a hot destination for plastic surgery. Recent developments in India’s healthcare infrastructure and availability of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment has also made India an appealing destination for many looking to undergo the procedure. Add to the fact that the cost of the surgery is significantly lower than other countries, and you can see why many international patients are choosing India as their medical destination.
What are the requirements for travelling to India for plastic surgery?
Patients wishing to undergo plastic surgery in India must hold a passport valid for a minimum of six months from the date of travel.
What is the recovery time for patients who undergo plastic surgery in India?
Depending on the surgery, a patient may need anywhere between 1 to 3 weeks to recover from the surgery. Patients are required to stay an additional 3 weeks in the country for the doctor to ensure the recovery is on track.
[Also Check: Pros and Cons of Cosmetic Surgery in India]
What is the cost of plastic surgery in India?
Face Related Procedures
|Procedure||Avg. cost in India Rupees||Avg. cost in USD|
|■||Baggy Eyelids (Blepharoplasty)||1,00,000||1700|
|■||Lip Augmentation or Lip Reduction||60,000||1100|
|■||Chin Correction (Genioplasty)||1,00,000||1700|
|■||Double-Chin Correction (Sub-mental Fat Reduction)||75,000||1300|
|■||Cheek Dimple (or dimple at any other body part)||60,000||1100|
|■||Buccal Fat pad removal||60,000||1100|
|■||Cheek Augmentation||1,00,000 (Implants)||1700*|
|■||Dermabrasion (Full Face)||1,00,000||2600|
|■||Torn Earlobe Correction||25,000||450|
|■||Ear Reshaping or Otoplasty||1,00,000||1700|
Breast Related Procedures
|■||Breast Augmentation (with FDA approved Textured Silicone Implants)||1,00,000 + cost of implants||1700*|
|■||Breast Augmentation (by Autologous Fat grafting)||1,75,000||3000|
|■||Breast Reduction or Mastopexy/Breast Lift/Tightening||1,50,000||2600|
|■||Breast lift with Augmentation (Implants)||1,50,000 (+ cost of Implants)||2600*|
|■||Breast Reconstruction (Local Flaps in Females)||1,20,000||2100|
|■||Breast Reconstruction (Micro-vascular in Females)||3,00,000||5100|
|■||Nipple & Aerola Correction||75,000||1300|
|■||Scarless removal of Breast lump (Fibroadenoma)||60,000||1300|
|■||Male Breast Correction (Gynaecomastia)||60,000||1300|
|■||Male Chest Contouring (Lateral/axilla fat + gynecomastia) chest reshaping||90,000||1600|
|■||Gynecomastia + Skin Reduction||90,000||1600|
Body Related Procedures
|■||Liposuction (up to 8 litres or any one site)||1,00,000||1700|
|■||Liposuction of any added site in single sitting (per area added)||40,000||700|
|■||Liposuction of Abdomen (single area)||1,00,000||1700|
|■||Liposuction of Abdomen + Flanks (Sides)||1,25,000||2200|
|■||Liposuction of Tummy + Flanks (sides) + Gynecomastia||1,75,000||3000|
|■||Abdominal Etching (six-pack Abs)||1,25,000||2200|
|■||Abdominal Etching + Lipo of Flanks||1,50,000||2600|
|■||Ab Etching/6 pack Abs Formation + Gynecomastia||1,75,000||3000|
|■||Ab Etching/6 packs + Lipo of Flanks + Gynecomastia||2,00,000||3400|
|■||Ab Etching/6 packs + Lipo of Flanks + Chest Reshaping||2,25,000||4000|
|■||Lipo-Abdominoplasty (Full Tummy tuck including Lipo of Flanks)||1,75,000||3000|
|■||Mommy Makeover (Lipo Abdominoplasty + Breast Reduction/lift)||2,40,000||4100|
|■||Gluteal / Calf Implant||1,50,000+ implants||2600*|
|■||Gluteal/Buttock Fat Grafting (Brazilian Butt Lift)||1,75,000||3000|
|■||Body Lift (Body Contouring) or Belt Lipectomy (Male / Female)||2,25,000||4000|
|■||Morbid Obesity Correction or Bariatric Surgery||–||–|
Genitals Related Procedures
|■||Hymenoplasty (Hymen Repair or Re-Virgination)||60,000||1300|
|■||Vaginoplasty (Vaginorrhaphy or Vaginal Tightening)||90,000||1600|
|■||Genital Cosmetic surgery (Any Single Component)||75,000||1300|
|■||Genital Cosmetic Surgery(Two or Multiple Components)||1,10,000||1900|
|■||Vaginal Reconstruction (In Females)||1,10,000||1900|
|Male to Female|
|■||Complete Breast Reconstruction INR 1,10,000/- + implants||1,50,000 + implants||2600*|
|■||Vaginal Reconstruction (Neo-Vagina) INR 1,25,000/-||1,75,000||2800|
|Female to Male|
|■||Breast Removal INR 1,10,000/-||1,50,000||2600|
|■||Salpingo-oophorectomy Hysterectomy INR 80,000/-||1,20,000||2100|
|■||Penile Reconstruction INR 2,50,000/-||3,50,000||6000|
|■||Implants & Testicals INR 2,00,000/-||3,00,000||5100|
Hair & Skin Related Procedures
|■||Hair Grafting (Less than 500 Follicles)||150/- per follicle|
|■||Hair Grafting (Up to 1000 Follicles)||1,20,000||2100|
|■||Hair grafting (More than 1000 Follicles & Up to 2000 Follicles)||1,50,000||2600|
|■||Hair grafting (More than 2000 Follicles)||1,50,000||2600|
|■||Vitiligo (Small Size)||30,000||550|
|■||Vitiligo (Moderate Size)||45,000||800|
|■||Vitiligo (Large Size)||80,000||1350|
|■||Small Scar / Mole / Split Ear Lobes / Wart||25,000||450|
|■||Moderate sized or Multiples Scars/Moles/Warts||40,000||700|
|■||Large/Complex Scars or Moles||60,000||1300|
|■||Botox (per area per sitting)||–||–|
|■||Laser hair removal or Skin resurfacing (per sitting per area)||10,000||200|
|■||MicroDermabrasion (per sitting)||5,000||100|
Which are the best plastic surgery hospitals in India?
Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon
With 54 healthcare facilities, 300 beds and 98 ICU beds, Fortis Group provides state-of-the-art infrastructure to their patients. It was established in 2001 and is spread across 1.50,000 sq.ft of a nature-friendly landscape. They provide customised diet plans and also has an exclusive international patient lounge.
Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon
Artemis Hospital is a super-speciality hospital, established in the year 2007, in Gurgaon, Haryana. It is located within a 9-acre plot and the hospital houses 380 beds.
It is the first hospital in Gurgaon to be accredited by both the JCI and NABH.
In 2011, it was awarded the ‘Asia Pacific Hand Hygiene Excellence Award’ by WHO
Artemis Hospital employs 300 full-time doctors, has 11 centres of excellence, and provides 40 specialities for treatment.
Medanta – The Medicity, Gurgaon
Medanta Hospital was founded in 2009 by Dr. Naresh Trehan, the renowned Cardiovascular and Cardiothoracic surgeon. The hospital is accredited by both the NABH and the NABL.
Its centres of excellence include the Heart Institute, the Institute of Neurosciences, the Bone & Joint Institute, the Kidney & Urology Institute, the Cancer Institute, and the Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology. It is also the first hospital in the country to offer Robotic Surgeries in Cardiology, Urology, and Gynaecology. It was named as the Best Multispecialty Hospital by Asia’s First Bloodless Bone Marrow Transplant HealthCare Global Enterprises (HCG) in 2010 and also won the VCCircle Healthcare Awards for Single-Specialty Healthcare Entity category in 2013. It offers training rooms, library area, a simulation lab well equipped with audio-visual training aids, access to digital resources, and expert full-time faculty.
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital was established in 1996 and is accredited by the NABH, NABL, and JCI. It offers 52 specialities under one roof. The hospital was awarded a Special Commendation for the Golden Peacock Environment Management Award for their environmental practices.
Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket
Max Super Specialty Hospital in Saket is an NABH & NABL accredited super speciality hospital, founded in 2006. It specialises in Cardiac Surgery, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cancer Care, Orthopedics, Pediatric, Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences, Endocrinology, ENT, Neurosciences, Eye Care, Internal Medicine, and Minimal Access Surgery. It has been awarded for its customer experience improvement and patient safety initiatives at FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards. Other awards include the Express Healthcare Awards for Excellence in Healthcare, the DL Shah National Award on ‘Economics of Quality’ by Quality Council of India. It was honoured with the First Global Green OT Accreditation.
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