Q: Can Rhinoplasty be done at any age?

A: Generally rhinoplasty is done after about 15-16 years as the face is formed fully by then. However there is no upper age limit!

Q: Will there be any scars after rhinoplasty?

A: Mostly the surgery is done from within the nostrils and no scar is visible. In some cases where incisions are required to be outside, they are placed in the natural grooves and they would be least visible.

Q: How long should I be hospitalized and when can I attend to my normal work?

A: Most of the procedures are done as outpatient procedures and some need one or two days hospitalization. One can attend to normal activity after about a week when the swelling subsides.

Q: Will there be pain or deformity at the place from where bone is taken?

A: There may be some pain for a day which will subside with pain killers and there is no visible deformity at the hip region from where bone is taken.

Q: Will there be any scars after Mammoplasty?

A: For augmentation mammoplasty, the scar is placed in the areola of the breast or in the lower folds of the breast where it is least visible. For the reduction mammoplasty / mastopexy, similarly, the scar is thin and in the undersurface of the breast and in the breast-fold.

Q: How long do I have to stay in hospital?

A: For augmentation mammoplasty, one can be discharged after recovery from anaesthesia; One day is probably good enough for reduction mammoplasty till the drain is removed; One day for mastopexy also.

Q: How long do I have to take rest after mammoplasty?

A: One week altogether.

Q: Will augmentation mammoplasty affect milk secretion at a later date?

A: No. It is done from the under surface of the breast.

Q: Are there any chances of cancer after silicone prosthesis implant?

A: There is no significant statistical evidence for any such fear.

Q: Will silicone material become hard after sometime?

A: The prosthesis resembles the feel of normal breast tissue.

Q: Can Mastopexy be repeated, if desired?

A: Yes!

Q: Where will the scar be after abdominoplasty?

A: The scar is placed below the waist line where it is covered by the undergarment / bikini.

Q: How long is the hospitalization after abdominoplasty?

A: Hospitalisation is for a day or two.

Q: Do you have to remove the belly-button?

A: The umbilicus (belly-button) is re-positioned if needed, but not removed.

Q: Is abdominoplasty a permanent solution for abdominal obesity?

A: Proper care with exercises and a good dietary regime is mandatory even after abdominoplasty.

Q: What is the after-care for abdominoplasty?

A: An abdominal corset and avoiding heavy straining for a period of 6 to 8 weeks is necessary after abdominoplasty. Regular exercises can be resumed after that period and dietary caution is essential.

Q: When can the routine work be resumed after abdominoplasty?

A: After about a week, but the work should not involve any heavy strain.

Q: What anaesthesia is used for liposuction?

A: If it is a single part to be sucked and a small quantity, local anaesthesia is enough; but for a large suction, spinal or general anaesthesia is required.

Q: How long is the hospitalisation?

A: Depending on the area of liposuction, one day or two is adequate.

Q: What is the after-care for liposuction?

A: Use of tight garment and later regular exercises and proper diet.

Q: Will the fat reaccumulate after liposuction?

A: Generally not in the same place, but fat may appear at the adjacent areas if proper care is not taken.

Q: How much of weight can be reduced after liposuction?

A: Liposuction reduced more of girth than the weight!

Q: Can the liposuction be repeated frequently?

A: Liposuction can be repeated on some other parts after a period of 3 to 4 weeks if necessary.

Q: What anaesthesia is used for blepharoplasty?

A: Mostly local anaesthesia will suffice.

Q: Will scar be seen after blepharoplasty?

A: Generally blepharoplasty is done from within OR the scar is placed in the natural folds of eye-lids.

Q: Will blepharoplasty affect the sight?

A: The blepharoplasty will not affect the sight of the individual.

Q: How many days of hospitalisation is required?

A: Blepharoplasty is usually done under Local anaeasthesia and no hospitalization is required.

Q: Can blepharoplasty be repeated?

A: It can be repeated if required.

Q: What anaesthesia is used?

A: Lip correction can be done under local anaesthesia unless combined with some other procedure like Rhinoplasty which might require general anaesthesia.

Q: How many days does it require to fully recover?

A: Approximately one week for the swelling to come down; in about a few weeks you will be able to see the actual result.

Q: How will I eat when my lip is operated?

A: You will be asked to take liquid diet for a day or two ; in case skin graft is done for the lip where a white patch is removed, ‘the liquid diet only’ might be extended to four of five days.

Q: What is the anaesthesia that is used?

A: Mostly otoplasty is done under local anaesthesia.

Q: Will there be any bandage after otoplasty?

A: There will be a tight bandage for a week after the otoplasty to maintain the shape of the ear.

Q: What anaesthesia is used if the chin is small and needs bone graft?

A: General anesthesia is preferred.

Q: Where is the bone taken from and will there be any deformity from where the bone is taken?

A: Small piece of bone is taken from the hip region and this does not cause any disability or deformity.

Q: Where will be the scar for mentoplasty?

A: The scar is placed under the chin and will not be easily visible. In some cases the bone can be placed from inside the mouth also.

Q: What is done for a very prominent chin?

A: A part of the projecting chin bone is removed to a satisfactory level.

Q: What anaesthesia is used for a face lift?

A: Mostly local anaesthesia will suffice but on personal choice general anaesthesia may be given.

Q: How will be the scars?

A: The scars are placed in the hair line and will not be seen so easily!

Q: What is the hospitalisation time required?

A: No hospitalisation is required if done under local anaesthesia; one day if done under general anaesthesia.

Q: What is the cause of facial asymmetry?

A: Mostly it is congenital, but Romberg’s disease is known to be a viral infection.

Q: Where is the bone or skin taken from?

A: The bone is taken from the hip region; if skin is required, this is obtained from the thigh.

Q: What is done for the extra growth of bone in face?

A: This is commonly seen at the angles of mouth just below the ears. It may be on one side or both sides of face. The extra projecting bone is removed.

Q: What is the anaesthesia for bald head surgery?

A: Routinely local anaesthesia with sedation but general anaesthesia is a personal choice.

Q: How much time does it take for the grafted hair to grow?

A: It varies from individual to individual -may take about two to three months for the hair to start growing.

Q: What is the difference between the conventional procedure and the laser surgery?

A: In conventional surgery the cuts are made manually and in the later it is done with Co2 laser beam which gives a blood-less field.

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