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Cosmetic Surgery in India

We know that we are not perfect. But sometimes the imperfections in our body are too prominent to be avoided. Even if people do not notice, it is our eyes and us who are dissatisfied by it and want a change. Cosmetic surgery gives us the opportunity to make such amends and beautify ourselves. Here are the most common cosmetic surgery procedures that you would want to know about:



Facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to remove wrinkles and provide a more youthful appearance.



The excess facial skin is removed. Tightening of the face is optional depending on its requirement. The skin is redraped on the patient’s face and neck. It is performed under general anesthesia.


Who is the right candidate for a facelift?

  • Have loosened and sagging skin
  • Have fat deposits around the jaws and neck
  • Have wrinkles under the lower eyelids and along the nose.



The cost of a facelift surgery in India starts from USD 2,800.


Patient Stay

  • In Hospital: 1 day
  • In India: 5 days


Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is performed to give the abdomen a tighter and leaner look. Also known as abdominoplasty, the surgery helps to flatten the tummy.



Performed another general anesthesia, abdominoplasty is of two types:

  • Complete Abdominoplasty: A incision is made on the abdomen from hip to hip. The cosmetic surgeon then structures the skin, tissue and muscles while the position of the belly button is moved. 
  • Partial / Mini Abdominoplasty: Partial abdominoplasty is performed to remove fat deposits that are only below the navel.


Who is the right candidate for a tummy tuck?

  • Has a sagging or disproportionate abdomen that he or she cannot get rid of through exercise and diet.
  • Fat deposits near the abdomen and hips that projects a disproportionate form.



The cost of a tummy tuck surgery in India starts from around USD 3,000.


Patient Stay

  • In Hospital: 1 day
  • In India: 5 days


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Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that targets certain parts of the body to remove fat and restore its shape.



Liposuction is performed on certain areas of the body, namely, the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, arms, calves and back. The surgery is performed under local anesthesia. A hollow instrument known as the cannula is inserted in the area to be treated through a small incision to extract the fat. Liposuction has different techniques like:

  • Suction assisted liposuction
  • Ultrasound assisted liposuction
  • Power assisted liposuction
  • Twin cannula assisted liposuction
  • External ultrasound assisted liposuction
  • Water assisted liposuction
  • Laser assisted liposuction


Who is the right candidate for liposuction surgery?

  • Has around 30% of their suitable weight
  • Does not suffer from any other diseases
  • Does not smoke



The cost of liposuction surgery in India starts from approximately USD 940.


Patient Stay

  • In hospital: 1 day
  • In Vaidam: 3 days



Rhinoplasty changes the look of ones face by making necessary adjustments and modifications in ones nose. It also helps to breathe properly as it helps in removing structural nasal defects as well.



There are two procedures in which a rhinoplasty is performed.In open rhinoplasty the surgeon makes an incision on the cartilaginous tip of the nose known as columella to make modifications required whereas the closed rhinoplasty is performed with the help of an endoscope. No incisions are made in case of closed rhinoplasty.

A revision rhinoplasty is only done to correct the previous failed nose job.


Who is the right candidate for rhinoplasty?

  • Complete facial growth
  • Does not have other medical conditions
  • Does not smoke



The cost of rhinoplasty in India starts from approximately USD 3,500.


Patient Stay

  • In Hospital: 1 day
  • In India : 5 days


Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is performed to enhance and restore the firmness and shape of breasts.



Breast augmentation surgery is done with the help of breast implants. Incisions are generally made inconspicuous as they are done under the breasts or near the armpits or near the nipple.

The incision during breast implant also depends upon the kind of breast implant being used, the degree of breast enhancement to be done and your anatomy.

The breast implant is inserted and positioned either under the pectoral muscle or directly behind the breast tissue. Incisions are finally closed by layered sutures or sutures.


Who is the right candidate for breast augmentation?

  • Should have fully developed breasts
  • Should not be suffering from other medical conditions
  • Unshapely breasts or sagging breasts due to pregnancy, old age or weight loss.
  • Asymmetrical breasts



The cost of breast augmentation surgery in India starts from around USD 2,327.


Patient Stay

  • In Hospital: 1 day
  • In India: 4 days


Hair Transplantation

The cosmetic procedure of hair transplantation helps one to restore one’s hair growth and volume even after aging.



Hair follicles are extracted from the donor site of the patient’s head. These grafts of hair follicles are resistant to balding which then, with minimal invasion, are transplanted to the bald scalp.


Who is the right candidate for a hair transplant?

  • If he or she has baldness
  • Experiences thinning of hair
  • Has lost a significant portion of his or her hair due to any accident.



The cost of hair transplant surgery in India starts from around USD 2,000.


Patient Stay

  • In Hospital: 1 day
  • In India: 6 days


Body Lift

A body lift is a procedure that sculpts the patient’s body into a perfect form. It tones and tightens the skin, tissues and muscles of various areas in the body to give a youthful look.



The procedure of body lift involves circumferential incisions, especially to tighten and tone the lower body constituting of abdomen, waist, groin, thigh and buttocks. The procedure gets rid of the excess fat and skin in the body. Body lift also involves other procedures to provide the perfect structure and contours to the body.


Who is the right candidate for a body lift surgery?

  • One who has multiple loose tissues and fat in many areas of the body
  • Does not have any other medical problem
  • Non-smokers
  • Those who maintains a healthy lifestyle and diet



The cost of body lift surgery in India starts from around USD 4,500.


Patient Stay

  • In Hospital: 2 days
  • In India: 7 days


Eyelid Surgery

An eyelid surgery is performed to reduce the lump from the lower eyelids and excess skin and wrinkles on the upper eyelids.



Incisions are made on the natural lines of the upper eyelids so as to separate the skin from the tissue beneath it. Excess fat and skin is removed and the incision is finally closed with very small sutures.

For the inner eyelid, the cosmetic surgeon either makes the incision inside the lower eyelid or on the eyelash margins. The extra skin, loosened muscles and fat are then removed.


​Who is the right candidate for eyelid surgery?

  • Should be in good health
  • Should be 35 years of age or above
  • One can also go for an eyelid surgery if he or she has baggy eyelids from an early age due to heredity.



The cost of eyelid surgery in India starts from around USD 1,500.


Patient Stay

  • In Hospital: 2 days
  • In India: 6 days


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Author Name
Bipasha Mitra

Published Date
: 10-Feb-2017

Bipasha Mitra 

After completing her Bachelors Degree in English and PG Diploma in Journalism, Bipasha started her career in writing. With an eye for detail and a creative bent of mind, she emphatically crafts patient's stories, and pens blogs and articles understanding what the readers want to know and should know for their medical treatment.

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