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.

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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

Procedures Avg. cost in INR Avg. cost in USD
Facelift  2,52,228 3500
Eyebrow Lift 1,29,717 1800
Baggy Eyelids (Blepharoplasty) 1.29,717 1800
Rhinoplasty 1,44,130 2000
Lip Augmentation or Lip Reduction 79,272 1100
Chin Correction (Genioplasty) 1,29,717 1800
Double-Chin Correction (Sub-mental Fat Reduction) 79,272 1100
Cheek Dimple(or Dimple at any other body -part) 79,272 1100
Buccal Fat pad removal 79,272 1100
Cheek Augmentation 1,29,717 1800
Dermabrasion (Full Face) 1,08,098 1500
Torn Earlobe Correction  32,429 450
Ear Reshaping or Otoplasty 1,29,717 1800

Breast Related Procedures

Procedures Avg. cost in INR Avg. cost in USD
Breast Augmentation  2,52,228 3500
Breast Augmentation (By Autologous Fat Grafting) 2,16,195 3000
Breast Reduction or Mastopexy/Breast Lift/Tightening 2,16,195 3000
Breast Lift with Augmentation (Implants) 2,73,847 3800
Breast Reconstruction (Local Flaps in Females) 2,52,228 3500
Breast Reconstruction(Micro-vascular  in Females) 2,73,847 3800
Nipple & Areola Corrrection 79,272 1100
Scarless removal of breast Lump (Fibroadenoma)  1,54,358 2200
Male Breast Correction (Gynaecomastia) 2,01,782 2800
Male Chest Contouring (Lateral/axilla fat + gynecomastia) chest reshaping 2,16,195 3000
Gynecomastia + Skin Reduction 2,16,195 3000

Body Related Procedures

Procedures Avg. cost in INR Avg. cost in USD
Liposuction (up to 8 litres or any one site) 1,29,717 1800
Liposuction of any added site in a single sitting (per area added) 57,652 800
Liposuction of Abdomen (single area) 1,29,717 1800
Liposuction of Abdomen + Flanks (Sides) 1,80,163 2500
Liposuction of Tummy + Flanks (sides) + Gynecomastia 3,24,292 4500
Abdominal Etching (six-pack Abs) 2,88,260 4000
Abdominal Etching + Lipo of Flanks 3,24,292 4500
Ab Etching/6 pack Abs Formation + Gynecomastia 4,32,390 6000
Ab Etching/6 packs + Lipo of Flanks + Gynecomastia 4,68,422 6500
Ab Etching/6 packs + Lipo of Flanks + Chest Reshaping 4,46,803 6200
Tummy-tuck (Abdominoplasty) 1,80,162 2500
Lipo-Abdominoplasty (Full Tummy tuck including Lipo of Flanks) 2,52,227 3500
Mommy Makeover (Lipo Abdominoplasty + Breast Reduction/lift) 3,60,325 5000
Brachioplasty 1,29,717 1800
Thigh-Lift 2,16,195 3000
Gluteal / Calf Implant 2,52,227 3500
Gluteal/Buttock Fat Grafting (Brazilian Butt Lift) 2,16,195 3000
Body Lift (Body Contouring) or Belt Lipectomy (Male / Female) 2,88,260 4000
Varicose Veins 2,52,227 3500
Morbid Obesity Correction or Bariatric Surgery 3,96,358 5500

Genitals Related Procedures

Procedures Avg. cost in INR Avg. cost in USD
Hymenoplasty (Hymen Repair or Re-Virgination) 1,22,510 1700
Vaginoplasty (Vaginorrhaphy or Vaginal Tightening) 1,44,130 2000
Genital Cosmetic surgery (Any Single Component) 1,22,510 1700
Genital Cosmetic Surgery(Two or Multiple Components) 1,51,336 2100
Vaginal Reconstruction (In Females) 1,51,336 2100
Penile Fattening 1,22,510 1700
Penile Lengthening 1,80,162 2500
Male to Female    
Complete Breast Reconstruction INR 1,10,000/- + implants 2,88,260 4000
Vaginal Reconstruction (Neo-Vagina) INR 1,25,000/- 2,52,228


Female to Male    
Breast Removal INR 1,10,000/- 2,88,260 4000
Salpingo-oophorectomy Hysterectomy INR 80,000/- 2,52,228 3500
Penile Reconstruction INR 2,50,000/- 4,32,390 6000
Implants & Testicals INR 2,00,000/- 3,67,531 5100

Hair & Skin Related Procedures

Procedures Avg. cost in INR Avg. cost in USD
Hair Grafting (Up to 1000 Follicles) 1,51,336 2100
Hair grafting (More than 1000 Follicles & Up to 2000 Follicles) 1,80,162 2500
Hair grafting (More than 2000 Follicles) 2,16,195 3000
Vitiligo (Small Size) 39,636 550
Vitiligo (Moderate Size) 57,652 800
Vitiligo (Large Size) 97,288 1350
Small Scar / Mole / Split Ear Lobes / Wart 39,636 550
Moderate sized or Multiples Scars/Moles/Warts 57,652 800
Large/Complex Scars or Moles 97,288 1350
Botox (per area per sitting) 14,413 200
Laser hair removal or Skin resurfacing (per sitting per area) 14,413 200
MicroDermabrasion (per sitting) 10,810 150
Chemical peel 10,810 150

Which are the best plastic surgery hospitals in India? 

1. Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Delhi NCR

Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI)

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.

2. Artemis Hospital, Delhi NCR  

Artemis Hospital

Artemis Hospital is a super-speciality hospital, established in the year 2007, in Delhi NCR. It is located within a 9-acre plot and the hospital houses 380 beds.

It is the first hospital in Delhi NCR 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.

3. Medanta – The Medicity, Delhi NCR

Medanta Heart Institute, Delhi NCR

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.

4. 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.

5. Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket

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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