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.

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
Face lift 1,50,000 1500
Eyebrow Lift 1,50,000 1500
Baggy Eyelids (Blepharoplasty) 1,00,000 1700
Rhinoplasty 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
Tummy-tuck (Abdominoplasty) 1,50,000 2600
Lipo-Abdominoplasty (Full Tummy tuck including Lipo of Flanks) 1,75,000 3000
Mommy Makeover (Lipo Abdominoplasty + Breast Reduction/lift) 2,40,000 4100
Brachioplasty 1,00,000 1700
Thigh-Lift 1,50,000 2600
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
Varicose Veins
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
Penile Fattening 75,000 1300
Penile Lengthening 1,00,000 1700
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
Chemical peel 5,000 100

 Which are the best plastic surgery hospitals in India? 

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon


Fortis Memorial Research Institute

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

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 Heart Institute, Gurugram

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


Apollo Hospital

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 Speciality Hospital

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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