Monday, September 12, 2016

Top 10 Cosmetic Surgeons in India

If are looking for plastic surgery in India, you definitely would like to have the answer to this question. We do not simply want to give a list of names of 10 cosmetic surgeons here, because the answer is not as straight forward as the question is!


It is natural that anyone working for any surgeon or company would like to promote or write his/her surgeon to be the best or top cosmetic surgeon in India.So, listing the names of 10 plastic surgeons or saying these are the 10 top plastic surgeons in India would be of little help to you. How do you then decide which surgeon to chose?


How to rate 10 best plastic surgeons?


The important question that comes here is - how do you rate top surgeons? Almost all surgeons have a great body of work to show and would definitely have some not so great results.

top 10 plastic surgeons in India
What is the criteria to decide the ranking of the Surgeon?


So, how do you rate top 10 surgeons in the country? 

  • Is it the number of surgeries performed by the surgeon? How do you qualify the results then? 
  • Is it the qualification of the surgeon? Many would not have many fancy degrees to show, but may have great surgical skills.  
  • Is that international associations that make the surgeon top? Many may have too busy a practice that they may not even bother to have associations. 
  • Is it his great visibility on the internet? Many really good surgeons do not even bother to market themselves; some do not want to or may be too busy with their practice that marketing seems too much of an effort to them.


Best Plastic Surgeons in India

India is a huge country and there are lots of plastic surgeons practicing in the country. How do you then rate surgeons? Or how do you then say that these are the Top 10 best cosmetic surgeons in the country.

If you are seriously looking for cosmetic surgery in India and seeking really good surgeon for your surgery, we can help you find one.

how to decide the best plastic surgeon
We can help you decide the Best plastic surgeon for YOU!


There are many good, really good cosmetic surgeons in India. In terms of qualification, they are highly qualified, are US, UK, Australia or Indian Board certified, they have an experience of 20 years or may be more, have many satisfied patients and can thus be counted among renowned and sought after plastic surgeons.

Important things you must know about Plastic Surgery


When you are opting to undergo plastic surgery, you must understand few basic things about plastic surgery first.

  • You and medical patients are different- When a patient undergoes heart surgery or cancer treatment or any other medical treatment, his requirements and pre-conditions are different than yours. It is YOU who chose to undergo the surgery and thus your requirements and pre-conditions are different from other patients. It is important to understand these nuances and then only a good provider can offer you the services accordingly.
    cosmetic surgery is different for every patient
    Cosmetic Surgery is different for each person, so needs to be customized

  • The results of the surgery depend on- Unlike gamma knife or Cyberknife surgery, where technology is important, the most important thing in making a plastic surgery procedure successful is the skill of the surgeon. Though technology and post op care hold an important place, it is the surgeon’s expertise and skill which are most important.

  • Your and the other patient’s choice and outlook may be different- It is important to understand that you may find one particular surgeon to be the best, but that may not be liked at all by the other. Since cosmetic surgery is not a cardiac or brain surgery, where the goal of the surgery is to save the life of the patient or make him or her healthy, the criteria here are completely different. A cardiac surgeon or neuro-surgeon may not talk to you for long, but if he is good at his work, he is a good surgeon and that’s it. If a cosmetic surgeon is not ready to talk and understand your requirements well; even if he has great surgical skills, may not be good to you.

  • Cosmetic surgery has limitations- It is important to understand that cosmetic surgery can enhance or improve your features. They cannot change you. There are limitations in which cosmetic surgery can be performed- limitations of the results, limitations in the number of hours of surgery, in terms of liters of fat that can be removed and many other parameters. It is thus important to have realistic expectations and discuss what can be achieved and accordingly what results you can expect. If the surgeon is promising you sky to sign you for the surgery; beware, you are bound to be disappointed with the results. 

  • Your surgery may not be same as other patient even if you undergo the same procedure- Even if you and your friend have decided to undergo breast augmentation with implants or tummy tuck or with the same surgeon; your surgery, technique and outcome MAY be different from your friend. So is the recovery and results. 

 How to Decide Who is the Best Plastic Surgeon for YOU?


How do you decide Who is the Best?


We have listed a few pointers which shall help you decide whether he or she is a good or so called top surgeon and is worth trusting your health, time and money.

  • Check the surgeon’s credentials- Do have a look into your surgeon’s qualifications, experience, international associations and most importantly, if he has any case of malpractice against him. Though these are basic things, it will help you filter out many surgeons. A surgeon with American, British or ISAPS board certification has lots of accountability. Check how often he updates himself with what is the latest happening in the cosmetic surgery world.


  • Talk to the surgeon on phone- Before you jump to book your flight, talk to the surgeon on phone. This shall give you an idea as to how well he understands your requirements, how open he is to your requirements and above all how approachable the surgeon is. Cosmetic surgery is all about you and your choice, so you must be heard and understood well. After all YOU wanted the surgery and not your medical condition forced a surgery, so you OUGHT to be heard and understood well. Of course, what you want may or may not be achievable under the limitations of plastic surgery, but that should be well discussed with the surgeon.

  •  Have a video-chat with the surgeon- That shall give you a great level of confidence. When you have seen your surgeon over video, have got all your queries and concerns answered, you have made a well informed decision. This shall leave little room for surprises when you reach your destination country.

  •  Ask for references of the past patients- Ask your provider to give you references of the past patients the surgeon has operated on. Communicating with the previous patients will give you a fair idea of the practicalities of your plastic surgery abroad.

  • Look for Reviews- Look for reviews about the surgeon and the company you are travelling with online. Generally speaking it is alright to not find good reviews, but if you find too many bad reviews about a company or surgeon, be cautious.



 If you are looking for plastic surgery in India with a good cosmetic surgeon at affordable cost, you can call us at +91-932-003-6777 or +1-877-270-2448 (US Toll Free)  or write to us at info@indicure.com or talk to us at Skype @ Indicure

IndiCure is the most renowned medical tourism company offering plastic surgery in India to patients from across the globe. Having served hundreds of patients from over 30 countries, we understand your requirements well. 


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Top 10 Myths and Facts about Bariatric Surgery

With number of people suffering from Obesity reaching an alarming level, WHO has declared Obesity as an Epidemic. Conditions like type 2 diabetes, hypertension and mostly the risk of dying; Bariatric surgery seems to be a blessing for those who desperately try to lose weight and have failed miserably.

Myth 1 – Bariatric Surgery is a Cosmetic surgery to remove fat from the body
difference between weight loss surgery and obesity surgery
Cosmetic surgery removes localized fat deposits while
Bariatric surgery  results in massive weight loss

Fact- It’s a common notion that fat is removed from the body during weight loss surgery. Bariatric surgery works on the principle of restriction and malabsorption; i.e., limiting the amount of food that the body can take and nutrients that are absorbed by the body. Cosmetic surgery works on a particular area of the body to remove fat. There is no weight loss during fat removal i.e with Liposuction. 


Bariatric surgery infact is a life saving surgery.  As the size of the body size increases, longevity decreases. For several morbidly obese people suffering from a number of life threatening conditions; including their risk of dying; bariatric surgery truly is a life saver.

Myth 2 – Bariatric Surgery is very risky

how risky is weight loss operation
Bariatric Surgery is in fact a life saving procedure 
Fact- From a health condition that is considered morbidly obese or overweight with co-morbid than dying because of the weight loss surgery. An average study on 60,000 patients reveals that risk of death within 30 days after WLS is just 1 in 1000 patients; lesser than other surgeries. Thus, inspite of poor health condition of bariatric patients, chance of dying from operation are grim.
conditions; your risk of dying early are much higher

 Myth 3- People who choose bariatric surgery don’t have willpower

Fact- On the contrary; choosing to undergo weight loss surgery shows a lot of couarge and commitment on the part of the person. It is not an easy decision. People who opt for the procedure have possibly tried various ways to lose weight in the past, have struggled for years and have failed miserably. They understand that surgery is the final option in their quest for weight loss.

Myth 4 - Bariatric surgery is a quick and easy fix for rapid weight loss

Fact- Bariatric surgery is a life changing decision. It is not a quick and easy fix. You need to make life long commitment to change your eating habits and lifestyle in order to reduce and maintain weight.

Myth 5 - Only morbidly obese can undergo Bariatric surgery

Fact- Morbid Obesity is not the only criteria. Overweight people suffering from co-morbid conditions because of obesity such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, joint problems are also good candidates for bariatric surgery.

Myth 6 – All Weight loss surgeries are the same

Different Weight loss surgeries work differntly
Fact- There are different types of weight loss surgeries and they all work in different ways.  Gastric band surgery and Gastric sleeve surgery restricts the amount of food that the body can accept, while gastric bypass works on malabsorption principle where the amount of nutrients the body can absorb are limited. You would thus be advised different procedures as per your unique conditions.

Myth 7 – Weight Loss Surgery is always covered by Insurance

does insurance cover bariatric surgery?
Weight loss surgery is often not covered under Insurance

Fact-   Insurance does not always cover bariatric surgery for everyone. A highly individual plan;
insurance involves a pre-approval processes inclusive of health evaluations, documented history of medically-supervised weight loss, history of being obese for a long period and lots more.  Besides, there is no guarantee that insurance will cover the costs for all types of weight-loss surgery.


 Myth 8- Weight loss after the surgery is permanant

Fact- This is the biggest myth of all. For maintaining weight loss post-surgery you would need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Some regain is likely; for example after having lost 120 pounds a gain of 20-30 pounds is possible. Perhaps one of the reasons is because the body is adjusting to the “new norm” and learning to store fat even on a very limited diet.

Myth 9 - Women should undergo Bariatric surgery only after they have finished with childbearing

Fact- On the contrary, many women are unable to conceive because of Obesity and are thus advised to undergo Bariatric surgery. Conception for a year or two is not advised after the operation as you may not be getting enough nutrients. But after you have reached a stable weight, it is completely alright to get pregnant.

Myth 10- You won’t be able to eat anything that tastes good after WLS

Fact- Patients who undergo gasric bypass need to avoid sweet food because of the nausea and dizziness that it creates. You could have your favorite foods after you have completely recovered, though you would need to be wary of your portion size. High caloric foods should be avoided at all costs while you experiment with new foods. Besides; sacrificing a few food items would not be as difficult after having acquired a new shape.  

If you are also suffering from Obesity and health issues because of your weight and looking for affordable weight loss surgery options, write to us at info@indicure.com

IndiCure is the most renowned name for providing affordable weight loss surgery options in India in association with top bariatric surgeons. You can also call us at +1-877-270-2448 (US Toll Free) or +91 93200 36777 for further information. We are also available on skype@ Indicure



Thursday, May 26, 2016

Rehabilitation after ACL repair surgery


The distressing knee injury – the ACL tear is caused by the hyperextension of the knee which typically occurs in sports while jumping, quickly changing direction or making a sudden stop. These high-risk sports include football, rugby, tennis, volleyball, skiing and even golf. Unfortunately, a tear to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can leave you suspended for months. However, following these simple protocol for Rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction surgery in India could aid in your early ACL recovery.

ACL rehabilitation protocol: An overview

The ACL rehabilitation protocol is a guide to the patient who underwent Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery. Though, there is no pre-determined timeline for the Rehabilitation, you need to follow the ACL protocol at your own pace and let your body decide how quickly you can recover.


Your orthopedic surgeon and expert physical therapist will design an appropriate exercise rehabilitation program and advice you through each Level of ACL rehab protocol. This ACL Rehabilitation protocol gives a brief idea about the standard exercises for each level, however, the programs should always be individualized.

The ACL rehabilitation protocol has been divided into 5 levels, each with definite goals and outcome measures that need to be accomplished at the end of each level to progress on to the next level.

The 5 Levels are:
  • Level 1: Recovery post-surgery
  • Level 2: Strength & neuromuscular control
  • Level 3: Agility exercise & landing training
  • Level 4: Return to Sport and Activities of daily living
  • Level 5: Prevention of re-injury




Here are the guideline to monitor your progress through an ACL rehab protocol after ACL reconstruction surgery:

  1.  Encourage early knee straightening within first 2-3 weeks post-surgery
  2.  Knee flexion should be initiated and progressed gradually
  3. Keep an eye on knee pain and swelling. If present and intensifying,  note that your knee is not bearing what you are doing.
  4. Focus on correct movement and bio-mechanical pattern while exercising as one tends to develop compensation pattern post ACL tear
  5. Develop muscle strength gradually as knee joint will take time to re-adapt high impact activities.
  6. The later 1/3rd of the rehab protocol is most critical and aids to lessen the risk of re-injury, enhance the chance of early return to sports  and activities of daily living and more likely reduces the possibility of OA knee
  7. Your ACL rehab is accomplished, once you are back to high impact activities with no pain.


IndiCure has chosen few of the best orthopedic hospitals in India and top orthopedic surgeons in India to provide affordable and trustworthy treatment options to the medical tourist looking for low cost surgery options abroad.

To get a free medical opinion from experts for ACL tear and ACL reconstruction surgery in India, please e-mail Medical history and diagnostic reports of the patient to info@indicure.com

You can alternatively call us at +91 93200 36777 or US Toll Free at +1-877-270-2448 or talk to us at Skype@Indicure


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Look young and rejuvenated this summer with Affordable eyelid surgery in India

Eyes are the most important part of your face and it is usually the eyes which are the first to get give away the real age.  Aging, stress, sun all play a role in making our eyes look tired and droopy.  The skin loses its elasticity and muscles slacken; the loose skin gets collected as folds in upper eyelids and deep creases in lower lids.

If you are waiting to look young and get your face rejuvenated this summer, look beyond borders. You can opt for affordable eyelid surgery in India. The advantages of getting plastic surgery in India are many; the cost is affordable, the surgeons are skilled and experienced, the hospitals are accredited , language is not a problem and you get to see a country which is a MUST see by most travel magazines of the world.



Eyelid surgery- the procedure


Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty can be single eyelid surgery or double eyelid surgery . Single eyelid surgery means either the lower or upper eyelid surgery is operated while double eyelid surgery means both upper and lower eyelids are operated.  The surgery takes about 30 min to an hour depending upon whether one or both eyelids are being operated.

The procedure can be done under local anesthesia or general anesthesia depending upon your and surgeon’s preference. For upper eyelids, the incision is made in the natural crease of the skin to avoid any scars and for lower eyelid, the incision is either made in the lower lid or can be trans-conjunctival to avoid scarring. The excess fat is removed, muscles are tightened and excess skin is removed and incisions are closed.

You would stay at the hospital for a day and it is advisable to stay in town for another 5-6 days before you go back to your country.


Recovery after eyelid surgery/ blepharoplasty


Recovery is fairly quick. You need to follow certain instructions given by the surgeon for a quick and smooth recovery.



So, plan your trip to India this summer and get yourself rejuvenated at most affordable cost. You can combine your trip with getaway to one of the great places of tourist destination in India. 

For assistance and planning, write to us at info@indicure.com or call us at +91 93200 36777 or US Toll-free at +1-877-270-2448 or talk to us at Skype@Indicure

IndiCure is the most popular provider of plastic surgery in India.  With hundreds of happy patients from across the world, we understand your requirements well. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Single Incision Laparoscopic surgery – newest and most popular in the US

Single Incision Laparoscopic surgery (SILS)

Single incision laparoscopic surgery is fast becoming a popular technique in US and other Western countries. It is the newest technique in laparoscopic surgery and is regarded as non-invasive. The technique offers many advantages. The procedure as the name suggests is performed through a single incision and thus, there are minimal or no scars, less blood loss, lesser post-operative pain and quicker recovery.

Besides, the surgery is financially advantageous to hospitals, insurance companies, and caregivers too because the patient’s hospital stay is shorter and recovery is much faster.

In a traditional laparoscopic surgery, 4-5 small incisions are made and surgical instruments are placed through these incisions. In single incision laparoscopic surgery, only one incision is made which is used as the entry point. All surgical instruments are placed through this incision, which is located either in the left abdomen or umbilicus.

SILS - advantages and disadvantages
SILS - advantages and disadvantages

Various procedures that can be performed through SILS technique are:

Surgeries performed through single incision take almost the same time as traditional laparoscopic procedures. It is, however, important to note that not everyone is a candidate for single incision laparoscopic surgery. Since the procedure is considered complicated because of the proximity of all the instruments, restricted degree of freedom of movement and thus manipulation is tough. Only very few surgeons are trained to perform the procedure. Factors such as severe obesity, severe adhesions or scarring from previous surgeries prohibit patients from undergoing SILS.


India has few of the most qualified and experienced surgeons performing Single incision laparoscopic surgery at most affordable cost. If you are looking for similar surgery, write to us at info@indicure.com or call us at +91 93200 36777 or US Toll-free at +1-877-270-2448 or talk to us at Skype@Indicure
IndiCure is the most renowned medical tourism company in India providing quality medical treatment at most affordable prices. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Knee replacement in India – surgery and recuperation

Replacement surgery and India

Knee replacement surgery in India is a great choice for international patients. Not only is the country known for its medical know-how and infrastructure, the costs associated are a huge plus. No wonder the medical tourist traffic to the country is steadily rising from the Americas and Europe to Africa and other Asian countries! India is fairly popular when it comes to knee and joint replacement cases. 

Knee replacement in India
Knee replacement surgery is a great option for International patients.
Knee replacement surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes about 2 hours. The replacement can be partial or complete and usually calls for a hospital stay for a maximum of four days and minimum of one. Since the knee is one of the most stressed parts of the body, it is crucial that the patient goes through careful therapy and rehabilitation which can take just a couple of months to a year. 

In many cases, patients are also placed in CPM (continuous passive motion) which enables movement of the knee while still in bed. This continuous movement is recommended in order to avoid any kind of stiffness. In the next few days of recuperation, the patient is encouraged to start with light movements like getting up from the bed, walking and low impact exercises. By the third or fourth day of surgery, the patient is usually able to move around with support like crutches or a cane, at which stage he/she is allowed to be discharged and follow-up needed after about six weeks.

A medical tourist in India

As a medical tourist in India, this is a good time to spend at your destination hotel/resort and recuperate in peace and convenience. If a physical therapist has been assigned to visit the patient on a regular basis, then one must continue with the exercises and gradually get to a stage where it's possible to head out and maybe enjoy some sight-seeing opportunities in the city. It makes the rehabilitation both fun and interesting! It’s not a bad idea to time the surgery in one of the good seasons like spring or autumn when the moderate temperatures do not hamper any outdoor plans.

Though each case would differ, a long-term recovery of a year is a sufficient time by which a patient is able to resume to normal and active lifestyle akin to pre-surgery. Though the new knee may seem a little stiff, it is quite normal and expected. The key is right post-operative care and physical therapy. 

In the nutshell, if you are travelling from overseas to get your knee replacement in India, plan for a stay of 2-3 weeks for a good recovery and some site seeing before you go back home.

IndiCure is the most renowned provider of knee replacement in India in association with few of the best orthopedic surgeons in India. To arrange free consultation, call us at +91 93200 36777 or + 1 (877) 270 2448 (US toll-free). You may alternatively write to us at info@indicure.com or talk to us on Skype @ Indicure.

Monday, April 11, 2016

The number of American men seeking mid-life nip/tuck overseas escalates.

Cosmetic surgery for the American male

Vanity is no more a domain restricted to women alone. More and more American men are taking a leap into self-beautification and rejuvenation. All thanks to higher self-consciousness, social obligations, and propagation of perfect faces and bodies through electronic media, and more importantly easy availability of beauty treatments both invasive and otherwise.
Men’s salons until a couple of decades back meant just a hair cutting and shaving place, but not anymore. They now offer everything from facial, waxing, threading, manicure and pedicure! For the more motivated menfolk, especially in their middle ages, cosmetic surgeries are the next step to more youthful and attractive self.  It is hardly surprising that there is a large market for nip tucks for middle-aged men in their 50s and 60s.  
Cosmetic surgery overseas
American men seeking mid-life nip/tuck overseas has seen a prominent increase.

Nip/tuck – Cosmetic surgery overseas

A nip and tuck are referred to plastic surgery for the face to reduce/remove wrinkles. Skin is pulled back after making an incision near the hairline and excess tissue is removed, providing almost instant results. Also sometimes referred to as a facelift, nip-tuck is no longer limited to celebrities. Though still an expensive proposition for the average American, choices now are much more when it comes to opting for the surgeon, the hospital, and even the country.
That’s right, with a surge in demand for mid-life nip tuck, American men are increasingly accepting the idea of travelling abroad to go under the knife. Reasons are many:
  • Unaffordable operating costs in the home country; USA is one of the most expensive countries when it comes to medical procedures
  • Zero insurance because cosmetic surgeries are not covered
  • Comparable services offered in another country
  • Successful stories of friends and family members who opted for surgery abroad
  • A chance to visit a new country and clubbing the procedure along with sightseeing opportunities

Plastic surgery overseas

Countries around the globe are laying out the red carpet for this particular segment of clients. A typical middle-aged American man is presumed to have sufficient savings so as to spend well. He is also already retired or ready for retirement so has plenty time for a vacation abroad. Men, who are at the peak of their careers, feel young but might not have the looks to prove so are also a large segment of this clientele. This desire leads them to have a nip-tuck done to enhance or rectify their looks and features. It is not surprising then, that medical tourism hotspots are going all out to attract prospective clients with a promise for superior and safe medical healthcare facilities.

Cosmetic surgery in India

India is one of the rising stars in hosting foreign patients to its soil every year and is renowned for its reputed doctors and world class hospitals. However for an American residing in the USA, it is a daunting task to find the right resources that will help him getting the surgery done in India. Medical tourism facilitators are a great help in this scenario. Credible and reputed medical tourism facilitators are the bridge between patients and their destination countries. To ensure a hassle-free trip for your cosmetic surgery in India, they offer everything from customized travel itineraries to thoroughly planned nip tuck procedures by coordinating with best cosmetic surgeons and top hospitals in India followed by recuperating vacations.

So if a nip tuck is on your agenda, look no further than getting in touch with IndiCure today. Mail in your queries to info@indicure.com or call us at + 1-877-270-2448 (US toll-free) or +91 93200 36777 or Skype @ Indicure.