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Step by step to get the best of your plastic surgery in India

 Get the best of your plastic surgery in India Travelling overseas for medical care is not an easy decision. We understand the apprehensions involved in going to an unknown country and trusting them with your life. It gets scary at times. Especially when there is news of ‘things went wrong’ during plastic surgery in other countries. Though not all such ‘reported’ incidents are true, we cannot dismiss all of them as rumors either. Many find India as an attractive destination for medical services like plastic surgery because of the relative low costs. Thanks to the falling worth of India’s currency i.e. Rupee against dollar, number of international patients booking their  plastic surgery in India  has risen like never before. So how do you ensure that you get the best of  plastic surgery in India  at lowest possible costs?  Can you have them both – maximum relative savings compared to medical costs in your home country and superior medical care and guaranteed safety? Yes. Y

Washboard Abdomen - Is it possible with tummy tuck?

Washboard Abdomens with tummy tuck The world has never been same since the terms ‘washboard abdomen’ or ‘six packs’ entered its vocabulary. Before we know it, washboard abdomen became the must have look for desirability. We began to frown at our ‘pooch’ and wanted them to be replaced by the killer six pack abs we constantly see on billboards and fitness magazines. We can hardly name a celebrity who has not washboard abdomen simply because there are not any! Name it the conspiracy of the fitness companies who want us to spend our hours and hard earned money to meet the body standards. Name it a futile obsession with vain beauty stereotypes. Name it whatever you will. But the truth is, most of us secretly or otherwise wish for washboard abdomen. No wonder hundreds of books that deal with ‘how to’ form and maintain six pack abs flood the market and are sold like hot cakes. Now the big question. How do we get washboard abdomen? Is tummy tuck the magic wand we have been searchin

Increasing demand for plastic surgery among men

Demand for plastic surgery among men  Is not plastic surgery meant for ladies? Okay, there are celebrities like Michael Jackson who have publicly acknowledged to have had cosmetic surgery. But when it comes to common men, the ones who still complain when their wives take too long a time in getting dressed up, can they ever bother themselves with cosmetic surgeries? Turns out, they do. That too, in such large numbers that could leave most of us astonished. Top 5 plastic surgeries for men The number of men who undergo plastic surgery are not in hundreds or thousands, but has quite passed the million mark. If we compare the present data with that of 15 years before, there has been a 106 % increase in the number of men who underwent plastic surgery in US and around the globe.  In the year 2012 alone, 160,451 men in United States alone underwent cosmetic surgery procedures. The top 5 plastic surgery procedures preferred by men were:   Lipoplasty (Liposuction) – This

PELD - Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy in India

PELD - Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy Recent advances in minimally invasive spinal surgery have given a new horizon to spinal treatment in India. Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy is an advanced surgical technique which is now available at some of the best spine surgery hospitals in India. The procedure is done to decompress the lumbar disc space and remove herniated disc (prolapsed disc) through a posterolateral approach. PELD is used in management of spinal tumors and structural deformities in patients who have low pain threshold and who are not responding well to conservative treatment such as anti-inflammatory drugs, physiotherapy etc. The procedure has become highly popular owing to reduced hospitalization and quicker recovery results associated with the surgery. Who may need a PELD? PELD is beneficial in cases where people have chronic low back pain and disability. It is the procedure of choice among people who have degenerated discs or

Breast Augmentation - The Most popular plastic surgery procedure

Breast Augmentation It all began with the eventful year of 2006. Do not worry, we are not getting political and are not referring to the tug-of-war between George W Bush and Saddam Hussain! We are talking about the beginning of a new year in the field of plastic surgery especially that of Breast augmentation surgery .  Turns out our Mathematics teachers were right after all. Numbers and figures, at times, convey much more information than mere words.   If you look at the statistical figures, you would notice a sudden increase in the breast augmentation procedures since 2006. The answer to your predictable ‘why?’ has to do with silicone implants. As you would already know, breast implants used during breast augmentation procedures can be of two types – saline implants and silicone implants.   Silicone Implants FDI lifted its ban on Silicon implants in 2006. Before you freak out thinking that silicone implants would carry substantial risk which could have led to

Plastic surgery in India - Why Popular Among Foreigners

Plastic surgery in India Gone were the days when people from poor countries traveled to the more developed ones in order to access quality health care. Globalization seems to have reversed its trend nowadays.  Britons, Americans, Auatralians and citizens of other developed nations seem to make India as their preferred destination for quality medical care. Do not take our word for it.  A recent article in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open, the official open-access medical journal published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), confirms the same. Major factors making Plastic surgery in India increasingly popular           Rising surgery cost in developed countries vs low costs in India Continuous rise of the surgery cost in developed nations especially in settings where there is not any viable relation between quality and price has long been a disappointment for the people. The recent trend of globalization can be seen as a direct consequen

CABG in India - Why Medical Tourists Prefer India

Coronary artery bypass grafting or heart bypass Heart diseases are still a major concern for healthcare providers all across the world. Heart and cardiovascular diseases are still the number one cause of death anywhere in the world.   As per the latest data provided by World Health Organization at least 30% of global deaths are caused by heart diseases. The increasing rate of cardiovascular diseases can be attributed to the sedentary lifestyle, stress, and consequent factors like obesity, hypertension, diabetes, etc. all of which are big contributors to cardiovascular ailments.  Why is Coronary artery bypass grafting or heart bypass done?  CABG or Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting or commonly referred to as heart bypass surgery is the operation done to treat the blockage in arteries carrying blood to heart.  The most common type of heart ailment and the most common cause of heart attack is the coronary arterial blockage which causes obstruction to easy and smooth

Gastric Sleeve in India-Say YES to Weight loss,NO to Obesity

There’s a lot of self help advice out there asking you to lose weight on your own, through diet and exercise. Easier said than done! Most of us fail miserably in our efforts to lose weight. As much as we all hate to be called as ‘the fat one’, we just can’t help but fail in our weight loss programs. Or even worse, the scales just don’t show any drop in our body weights in spite of our religiously following of the diet regimen. Medical Science has just the right solution you need- Sleeve gastrectomy. Sleeve Gastrectomy - Getting to the root of the problem Why do we get fat? Because we eat more. Why do we eat more? Because we are hungry. Why can’t you eat less when you are hungry? Because our stomachs are not full until we eat ‘enough’. Nope, we are not conversing with a small kid, we are just trying to get to the root of the problem. You see, the main reasons why you keep on adding to your weight are simply because you keep getting hungry and your stomachs are never ‘full en

Joint replacement surgery in India - better answer to your aching joints

Joint replacement surgery Is constant joint pain wrecking your day-to-day life? Do you have trouble performing daily activities like climbing up the stairs, walking or any kind movements that involve common joints such as hip and knee? Has conventional treatments like medicines and supplements along with exercise failed to relieve you of your pain? If you have answered yes to the above questions, you should be considering joint replacement surgery which could dramatically improve your quality of life. Most often we take our joints for granted. It is when illness strikes that we realize how important are their role. With rising awareness of health among the common population, the ideas of bone health are not alien to us anymore. Did you know that more than 1 million people in USA alone are getting their joints like knee or hip replaced? This comes with rising awareness of the fact that joint replacement surgery, of which knee replacement and hip replacement are most commonly per