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AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY

COSMETIC SURGERY

DR MALLA, C.N.

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COSMETIC SURGERY is a specialized branch of PLASTIC and RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY dealing with an improvement in appearance & diminishing the signs of aging face with the help of surgical skill & aesthetic sense.

The aim of aesthetic/cosmetic surgery is to improve & not perfection. The degree of improvement does not only depend on surgeon's skill, but on the condition of part of the body to be operated. Patients who are vague in their demands are not good candidates for cosmetic surgery. Such people need change of mind & not the change of their face. These people have some underlying worry from which they want to escape by focusing their attention on some part of their body as being the cause of their worry. They are never satisfied with the operative results. Majority of the operations can be done under local anesthesia & sedation. Few cases might require general anesthesia, but the patient does not feel pain. Generally twenty to twenty four hour's of hospital stay is necessary. Rest of the patients can go home. Modern anesthetic techniques are safe without any side effects or after affects. Modern aseptic techniques & antibiotics are used to prevent pain, infection & swelling. Incisions are made in such a way that scars are minimal, camouflaged by natural creases, cosmetics and are not visible in most of the cases. They might be visible in some cases on close inspection. Face can not be reconstructed to resemble someone else. A person's face & figure can be made more balanced & hence more beautiful. Attempt is made to achieve maximum possible with minimum amount of risk. The aim of COSMETIC SURGERY is to make a person look as best as possible (within surgical limits) & feel better.

RHINOPLASTY or Nose shaping :- Nose is a prominent feature on the face & a mark of ones personality. In ancient times it was considered to be sign of person's character. A well-balanced nose makes the face look beautiful. Nose can have many problems like Hump nose, Saddle like depression of bridge of nose, deviated or crooked nose, long or short nose, broad nose with bulbous/upturned/depressed tip. The aim of surgery is to create a well- balanced nose in conformity with the surrounding face. Procedure is done under local or general anesthesia. Patient is hospitalized for forty-eight hours. Incisions and sutures are placed inside the nostrils, to be removed after one week after removal of small plaster patch over the nose, swelling or bruising may occur on the face and disappears within three weeks. Patient should avoid touching the nose. Results or improvement depends upon original shape, skin condition, amount of underlying fat shape of cartilage & septum of nose. Most of the patients feel elated after improved shape of their nose.

In Baggy or double eye lids extra fat & skin are removed. Underlying lax muscles are tightened. Elevation of wrinkled forehead and dropping eyebrows are lifted to convert gloomy aged look into a surprise look of youth. Wrinkles at the corners of eyes, at angles of mouth - Laugh Lines, loose skin below Jaws - JOWLS can be removed. Similarly Moles, Scars, white patches can be surgically removed. Deformities of Jaws, Chin, Ear Lobes can be corrected. Sagging OR enlarged BREASTS can be corrected. BIRTH DEFECTS, post accident defects or INDUSTRIAL HAND injuries - Thrasher-Fodder cutter injuries can be treated by Plastic Surgery.

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This is meant to be an informational exercise and NOT a medical consultation.Your doctor is the only one who can best assess your situation and offer you medical advice The article is a voluntary contribution from the author. Readers must read disclaimer for further information. The author is a Practicing Cosmetic SURGEON available for consultation at:

DR. MALLA C.N.

Cosmetic Surgeon,

FAX: DR MALLA PARASITOLOGY 0172-744401

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