Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Obesity surgery and Knee replacement in India- My Story

“You are a high-risk patient”, announced my general physician and as if to answer my quizzed look he continued, “189 cms and 315 pounds, your closest friend right now suffers from CAD, or cardio-vascular disease, so high-risk for Angina/ Heart attack or even stroke, and that should explain the chronic pain and clicking in your knee, you have worn-out cushion between the bones”, he explained calmly.

My knee pain was the only tangible result of my weight, my dangerously sedentary life style and of course the irregular and uncontrolled eating; it was the covert ticking time bomb that the doctor warned me about.

What seemed like a routine examination for my chronic knee pain and clicking, turned out to be a wake-up call for me. At a mere 47 years of age, the realization that my life was hanging on by just a thin passage of an unblocked vessel in my body, flipped things around.  

As I discussed, my health, I learned it was more complicated than I expected. Diet control alone wouldn’t help, rigorous training apart from time consuming would only further damage my knees.  

The definitive approach further added to my woes; Bariatric surgery and knee replacement both. After numerous calls to my medical insurance agent and pouring over my insurance papers, I was explained that obesity surgery was not covered in my plan and only part of the knee –replacement was covered since knee pain was because of me being overweight. 

Just as I was about to declare it a bleak outcome, a friend suggested that I “take a break”, much to my consternation, but as he spoke, a holiday seemed like the perfect idea.

Now don’t get me wrong it was by no means an imbecile escaping the crisis at hand.  My daughter and I swung into action. Boasting an exponentially growing industry of Medical tourism, with cost-effectiveness and treatment at par or in some instances evenbetter than most developed nations INDIA was our final choice.  

From the time I contacted IndiCure, to my arrival, treatment, recovery discharge and follow –up, I have never had a more hassle free and seamless experience especially in medical care, considering the complicated healthcare sector in Australia.

I was not apprehensive per-se, but the idea of a foreign land, language and two surgeries was unnerving to say the least. However, when we touched down, IndiCure representative was on time to receive us, wheeled us into our choice of accommodation that we had already decided upon right at the start. Much to my surprise it turned out to be not only super comfortable, hygienic and safe, but the staff were trained to deal with guests from all over the world with their preferences.

The next day was my appointment with the doctor in charge. Here, I need to mention that the hospital and its infrastructure with the patient care coordinators designated specifically for patients flying from abroad, got me to check if I had read something wrong in the initial cost assessment, how could something so efficient, precise, well planned and comfortable less than a fourth of  the cost of just the surgery alone in my country?  

Not only was the patient coordinator, updated with all my records , she knew my details at the back of her hand amiable, intelligent and confident about what was going to my next stop.

I was soon ushered into the doctor’s chamber. After the initial introduction, the doctor explained what they intended to do.  How long would be the recovery, post-surgical precautions that I would need to observe and lifestyle changes that I needed to make. He was sharp, professional yet compassionate, a super specialist with over 20 years of experience and had a reassuring demeanor, I was already sure that all was going to be well.

By noon, I was done at the hospital and much to my delight; IndiCure had booked both of us on a small tour around the city, in the evening. The vibrancy of Mumbai, threw me off, those few hours spent gaping and gawking took my mind off the hospital and the traces of pre-hospitalization anxiety.

Our transport to the hospital, that was thankfully very close by to our pad, picked us up. When we reached, my coordinator had already taken care of all the formalities, I signed a consent form, and I was in my room within the next 20 minutes. 

The functioning and infrastructure of the hospitals in India is commendable, not just on a relative note but on an absolute basis.  I was given comfortable accommodation, with provision for an attendant to stay, although it was neither needed nor advised. 

The next 24 hours were spent monitoring my vitals, administering the pre-surgical prophylactic drugs and two visits from my surgeon with his team. The next morning, I was wheeled in into the OT and well, can’t really recollect much of that but woke up in the recovery room, delirious and then in my hospital bed.  A hazy memory of doctors nurses and drugs to relieve post surgical discomfort, for the next few days.

Although, I wished to discharged sooner, thankfully the doctors insisted that I stay at least for 3 more days for observation, since my food intake had to be very precise.  After about 6 days, my knee replacement was done again with the same precision and accuracy. I stayed at the hospital for about 5 days for complete recovery and physical therapy for my new knee.   

It’s almost 6 months since my medical holiday and to think that all of it was organized by just one call and a few e-mails trans-Atlantic, at such an affordable cost, including the quick holiday at the breath-taking  retreat, post my discharge is my medical-fairytale!

This is a real story of one of our patients from Australia. For quality and affordable treatment options in India, write to us at or call us at +91 93200 36777 or +1-877-270-2448 (US Toll Free) or talk to us at Skype @ Indicure

Monday, November 14, 2016

This Christmas gift your lady a Mommy Makeover package in India

Pregnancy is the best phase in every woman’s life. It gives beautiful moments to the woman that she cherishes all through her life. Carrying a baby and then giving birth to a new life makes her complete and content.
But as every coin has two facets, so does pregnancy ! Although it is very satisfying in terms of womanhood; but it also takes away the young and beautiful contour of the woman. As every woman wants to stay young forever, the after pregnancy weight gain and hanging of abdominal muscles and breasts gone south are the most difficult part of the pregnancy.
But medical science has advanced to a new level that allows the woman to regain her young and beautiful contour after delivering a baby. It is no longer a challenge for the woman to fit into her pre-pregnancy dresses and simultaneously enjoy motherhood.

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Get Your Pre-pregnancy Curves Back with Mommy Makeover

Mommy makeover is the answer to all the worries of recently delivered and older mothers. As the name itself says, mommy makeover is a way to transform the way a mommy looks. It is a comprehensive set of procedures done to help a woman get her pre-baby body back. Although the main emphasis of mommy makeover is on the breasts and abdomen;  it may also include other procedures like liposuction of arms, back and thighs or facial rejuvenation, dental treatment etc. depending upon the wishes of the woman.

What does Mommy Makoever Include?

A typical Mommy makeover includes the following:
  • Tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty: It is a procedure that removes and tightens the loose, excess skin and fat from the abdomen. In most of the cases, the stretch marks that come within the target area are also removed.
  • Breast procedures: such as an breast augmentation, breast lift or breast reduction are performed according to the size and shape of the breasts.
  • Liposuction of the legs, arms or trunk: The suction of fat from the areas with excessive fat is termed as liposuction. It can improve the contour of chest, thighs, neck, upper arms, knees and hips.

Who can benefit from the Mommy makeover?

Mommy makeover is an ideal solution for all the mothers who have following issues with their body shape:
  • Negatively affected size and shape of breasts like:
    • sagging breasts
    • uneven breasts
    • excessively large breasts
    • decreased breast volume
    • drooping nipples
    • stretched areolas
  • Sagging and loose tummy
  • Thick and undefined waistline
  • Stretch marks
  • Areas of fat hanging over the surgical scar after C-section
  • Pockets of fat on waist, abdomen, arms, hips or thighs that do not improve with diet and exercise
  • Early signs of aging on face and around the eyes

Advantages of mommy makeover

  • Restores a more youthful bust and gives flat tummy
  • Refreshes and renews the body affected by childbirth
  • Better fit in clothes and swimwear
  • Gives a more youthful-looking body appearance
  • Reinstates the confidence and self-esteem of the woman
what is mommy makeover
Gift your lady "Mommy Makeover" this Christmas..a gift she would love and would not hurt your pocket!

Mommy makeover is the perfect Christmas gift for your lady

Mommy makeover is the best gift for your wife that shows your care and concern about her beauty. And what better occasion than Christmas. Just imagine the happiness and surprise on her face when you will give her the package that will take her back to the golden days of her life. 
An icing on the cake would be the location for her transformation. India is an ideal location for mommy makeover that will make all her dreams come true while being easy on your pocket.
If you still have doubt about choosing India, just roll your eyes over the following points and make the right decision:    
  • World-class, experienced, skilled & well qualified surgeons who can easily perform every procedure that will improve your wife’s body contour
  • Availability of latest and best in class technology enabled equipment that makes the journey a lot more comfortable and easier
  • Extremely safe and effective services with proven results
  • Main emphasis on comfort and care of the patient
  • No waiting and immediate availability of the treatment
  • Exceptional pre and post treatment care in which you will be completely educated about the requirements of the procedure and how you can maintain the benefits for longer duration
  • Most affordable treatment that is much less than the total cost of mommy makeover in western countries without any compromise on the quality
  • Relaxing vacation in the exotic natural beauty of India  
In addition to all these advantages, the main advantage will be a surprise to all your friends and family. They all will be astonished to see your wife transformed into a beautiful and young lady just after a brief vacation in India. Just come to India for a vacation and we shall be happy to take off your effects of pregnancy and aging.  

Mommy makeover in India is safe and affordable!

Why choose IndiCure as your medical tourism companion?

Mommy makeover is a cosmetic and elective procedure that can be worth taking if it is safe, discreet, affordable and when you are traveling from overseas, you are assured of comfort, reliability and proper planning. IndiCure assures you all this and much more…
IndiCure is the leading provider of cosmetic surgery services in India and one-stop destination for a smooth, economical & successful cosmetic surgery experience in India.
We work to provide the most affordable and best cosmetic surgery in India to our clients from the top cosmetic surgeons of the country. Our surgeons are board certified who are associated with the top-of-the-line hospitals that have unmatched infrastructure in terms of excellent healthcare amenities.
We provide complete solution to medical tourists in planning their medical sojourn, educating them about the surgery, helping them choose the best plastic surgeon in India, arranging their consult over skype/ phone, obtaining visa, arranging appointments and stay, facilitating transportation for medical care etc. Our commitment begins right from the time you choose us for your medical sojourn to India and continues even after you go back and need us anytime.
Allow us to assist you in your wife’s journey to her transformation from a mummy to Yummy Mummy this Christmas!
Call us at +91 93200 36777 or +1-877-270-2448 US Toll Free) or write to us at or talk to us at Skype @ Indicure

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Want Tummy Tuck but Can't Afford it?

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How you wish you had a tummy like this!

Tummy Tuck

A flat and well-toned belly is everyone’s dream. Some people are lucky enough to make their dream come true with strict diet and exercises. But others feel wretched for the fatty tummy that refuses to budge even after following diet, exercise and other weight loss measures. 

Some people may lose those extra kilos but get loose and saggy skin around their abdomen which looks even worse.  

However, plastic surgery offers a great solution for both these problems. Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty is a one-step procedure that not only gives a flat abdomen by removing excessive fat but also tightens the weak or separated muscles of abdomen to give your abdomen a smooth and firm appearance.
There are different variations in the technique and types of tummy tuck. Broadly speaking, Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty is of following three types: 

  • The Mini Tummy Tuck or the scar less tummy tuck, removes only a small amount of stubborn belly flab along with small portion of skin with the help of a small incision. 

  • The Extended Tummy Tuck removes excessive fat and extra skin from the abdomen, hips and sides of lower back. 

  • The Standard Tummy Tuck removes a good size of loose skin especially from the midsection. It is mostly done along with liposuction now and is known as lipoabdominoplasty.
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Do I Need a Tummy Tuck?

Now after knowing about tummy tuck, the first question that strikes everybody’s mind is “Do I need a tummy tuck?” Well here is an answer for this query.
Tummy tuck is the best solution for otherwise healthy male and female with following issues:  
  • Sagging and protruding abdomen: In some cases, the person looses considerable amount of weight by following a strict diet and regular exercise routine but is left with loose skin around the tummy, flanks and back. These areas become saggy and look like an overhang or apron of skin covering the abdomen. Tummy tuck or Extended tummy tuck can remove this extra skin to give a tight appearance to the abdominal area.

  • Stretch marks, lose skin and muscles due to pregnancy:  Women often face this problem of lose skin, muscles and flab in the abdominal area after pregnancy and childbirth. The stretch marks in the target area of tummy tuck can also be resolved.

  • Frequent weight fluctuations: Frequent weight gain and loss can result in loosening of skin around abdomen that gives a fatty look to the person. This can also be managed by tummy tuck.

  • Separated abdominal muscles: Abdominal muscles that have separated either on their own or after pregnancy can cause loose and saggy skin. The relaxation of these muscles lead to tummy bulging that can be addressed by tummy tuck procedure.

Most importantly, the person should be positive and must have realistic expectations from the procedure. 

What are the Pros & Cons of Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck is a surgical procedure and as all surgical procedures have their pros & cons, so does Tummy tuck have:

Pros of Tummy tuck
  • Gives a flat and smooth tummy
  • Tightens the loose skin or weak muscles of the abdomen
  • Makes abdomen firm and well-toned
  • Restores youthful-looking body
  • Revives the confidence and self-esteem of the person
  • Better look in clothes 
  • Permanent results but require sincere efforts for maintaining ideal weight

Cons of Tummy tuck

  • Not a treatment for obesity. Bariatric surgery results in massive weight loss. 
  • Does not result in considerable weight loss but removes excessive fat and skin from the body
  • Leaves a scar in the bikini area
  • Results may reverse in case of any significant weight gain or pregnancy

 I need a Tummy tuck but can’t afford it

Tummy tuck is not a regular procedure that can be done anywhere. It should be performed by a specialist who understands the art of body contouring. Moreover, most of the health insurance companies do not consider it a medical procedure. It falls under the purview of cosmetic procedure and is not covered. So it is all in all expenditure for the person itself.

Besides this, many countries on the map lack know-how and lack specialist doctors to offer this cosmetic procedure to patients.

So, if you are also one of those who need a tummy tuck but can’t afford one, you can choose to get the surgery done in India. Men and women seeking tummy tuck from around the globe prefer to travel to other country for a lean and firm structure at an affordable cost.

India is definitely an ideal destination for tummy tuck procedures as it offers various advantages as compared to the western countries like:

  • Plastic surgeons in India are skilled and experienced to perform this complex procedure with ease.
  • The hospitals have state of art infrastructure and are well equipped for all types of tummy tuck procedures
  • Emphasis of the surgeon and paramedical staff is on safety of the patient and effectiveness of the treatment while giving home-like comfort to the patient
  • Patients from around the globe have undergone tummy tuck in India and are happily referring others too to choose India as their medical tourism destination
  • Comprehensive pre and post treatment care is given to the patient and they are well educated about the procedure, requirements as well as exercise routine required to maintain the perfect physique
  • Because of low cost of treatment and stay, patients can get better treatment and also enjoy the exotic natural beauty and wide range of engaging attractions in India.

India is fast becoming the most popular medical tourism destination
Deciding the location is not the only decision that needs to be taken for a good medical tour. More importantly, the medical tourism company that will take you through this journey should be decided wisely. 

Choosing IndiCure will not only assure you availability and affordability of the treatment but will also facilitate the most appropriate type of tummy tuck procedure under the guidance of expert specialists. IndiCure is a certified, experienced and renowned medical tourism company and is associated with the top plastic surgeons and best hospitals for plastic surgery in India

For more information, write to us at or call us at +91 93200 36777 or +1 877 270 2448 (US Toll Free) or talk to us at Skype @ Indicure

Friday, October 14, 2016

Understanding, preparing and living with pacemaker

What is a Pacemaker?

A pacemaker is a small electronic device that is placed in the chest or abdomen of the patient to keep a track of the heart rate and control abnormal heart rhythms. It also generates a signal that helps the heart to beat at the correct pace or normal rate.
pacemaker implantation in India

What is a Pacemaker used for?

Pacemaker is used to treat arrhythmias or problems with the rate or rhythm of the heart beat. Human heart rate is controlled by a natural electrical system that tells the heart when to beat. In case of improper functioning of the electrical system, heart rate can be too fast (tachycardia), too slow (bradycardia), or irregular.
In such a situation, the heart may not be able to pump the required amount of blood to the body parts leading to symptoms like:
  • Dizziness
  • Light headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Confusion
  • Fainting

These symptoms may be a consistent problem or may occur occasionally. They are more noticeable during physical activity. Severe arrhythmias can damage the vital organs of the body and may even cause loss of consciousness or death.

Sometimes arrhythmia can be managed with medication or in other situations, a pacemaker is implanted. It can relieve the symptoms and can help a person resume a more active lifestyle.

What are the different types of pacemaker? 

types of pacemakers

Types of  Pacemakers
 Pacemaker is of following three types according to the number of electrodes and is chosen by the cardiologist depending upon the heart problem:
  • Single-chamber pacemaker has only one electrode and is implanted in either the right atrium or the right ventricle of the heart.
  • Dual-chamber pacemaker has two electrodes that coordinate the signal between the right atrium and the right ventricle.
  • Bi-ventricular pacemaker has 3 electrodes that are implanted in the right atrium, right ventricle and left ventricle.

Preparing for Pacemaker Implant Surgery

Implanting a pacemaker requires some preparation from the patient and physician. Following points should be considered and kept in mind before the procedure: 
  • Discuss the details of the procedure with your physician
  • Clear all the queries and concerns related to the procedure and its pre-post preparations
  • Sign the consent form during a visit prior to the procedure
  • Inform your physician about any physical conditions and medications taken by you
  • Follow all the instructions provided by your surgeon like fasting before the procedure, skipping certain medications etc.
  • Get all the pre-operative tests done before the procedure
  • Wear comfortable clothes while going to the hospital for the procedure
  • Leave all jewelry and valuables at home
  • Arrange for a companion who can drive you home after the procedure as you will be receiving a sedative and may be discharged on the same day
  • You may need to stay at the hospital under observations for few days

If you are travelling abroad for heart surgery, you should have answers to the following questions:
  • How many days would you stay at the hospital?
  • How many days would you stay in India?
  • Who is your treating doctor and what are his credentials?
  • Which hospital would the procedure be performed at?
  • What is the total cost including the cost of stay outside the hospital, visa, travel etc?

This shall help you plan your medical trip better and you would be faced with little surprises on arrival.

What happens during the Pacemaker Implant Procedure?

Pacemaker implantation is usually performed under general anaesthesia. The surgeon inserts a needle into a large vein near one of the shoulder to guide the wires of pacemaker and correctly place them in the heart. The procedure is guided by an x-ray "movie". After successfully placing the wires, surgeon makes a small cut into the skin of the chest or abdomen and inserts the pacemaker just under the skin. This is connected to the wires that lead it to the heart. It is then tested to make sure it works properly.

How Does a Pacemaker Work?

A pacemaker comprises of a battery, a computerized generator, and wires with electrodes. The electrodes track the heart rhythm and send this information to the computer through wires. In case of abnormal heart rhythm, the computer directs the generator to send electrical pulses to the heart through the wires to beat properly.
The recording from pacemaker’s computer helps the doctor to adjust the pacemaker so it can work better.

Living with the Pacemaker

Although most of the modern pacemakers are built to last but they definitely need some care. So every patient with a pacemaker should follow the instructions provided by their physician. The general guidelines are as follows:
  • Clear all your queries and concerns about your condition and the pacemaker with your physician
  • Take all the medications as prescribed by your doctor to help your heart pump regularly
  • Restrict your activity for some period and take as much rest as possible
  • Avoid any kind of sudden, jerky or violent actions that can pull your arm away from your body. This may disturb the placement of your pacemaker.
  • Be physically active by walking and doing light limb movements
  • Limit your activity before getting tired
  • Do not put pressure on the site of pacemaker
  • Feel free to take baths and showers as pacemaker is completely protected against contact with water
  • Continue your usual sexual activity
  • Always carry your pacemaker ID card with you as security may detect them as metal devices
  • Follow up with your doctor to check the working of pacemaker, its leads and battery
  • Show your pulse records to your healthcare provider at every visit

Why should You choose to get Pacemaker Implant in India?

Pacemaker implant is a procedure that requires expertise of a cardiac surgeon and Indian cardiac surgeons are very well skilled to perform this procedure with precision and ease.
All the latest pacemakers are readily available at best heart hospitals in India and can be implanted as per the requirement of the patient. Indian hospitals have especially dedicated and fully equipped department for cardiac patients where they are very well taken care of.
The cost of permanent pacemaker implantation in India is far less than the western countries without any compromise on the quality of treatment. The pre and post procedure time can be very well utilized as a vacation to the exotic and beautiful locations of India.
India is undoubtedly the best medical tourism destination and IndiCure is the most trusted medical tourism company for heart surgery in India. IndiCure makes sure that the heart patients are treated with heart and they get most appropriate treatment at the most affordable price.
India not only offers quality medical services at affordable cost, it is a great tourist destination as well

Choosing IndiCure will not only assure you availability and affordability of the treatment but will also facilitate the most appropriate type of pacemaker implant under the guidance of expert cardiac surgeons. IndiCure is a certified, experienced and renowned medical tourism company and is associated with the best in class hospitals and heart surgeons

For more information on pacemakers in India or pacemaker prices in India at affordable rates, call us at +91 932-003-6777 (India number) or +1-877-270-2448 (US Toll Free) or write to us at or talk to us at Skype @ Indicure

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.

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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 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.  

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