How does a hair transplant work? Effects and procedure.

How does a hair transplant work? Effects and procedure.

How does a hair transplant work? Effects and procedure.

Hair Transplant is the procedure that enables hair growth in the areas where there is comparatively less growth or patchy hair fall.

Worldwide, about 60% of men and 50% of women experience some form of hair loss. To address this, people often use over-the-counter products, shampoos and conditioners.

Hair loss treatments and hair transplant are more effective and long-lasting than over-the-counter products.

Hair Transplant Procedure

A hair fall consultation with the plastic surgeon or dermatologist shall provide you with treatment options and medical management for hair loss. The bald areas are assessed and amount of hair follicles required for hair transplant is calculated. Hair transplant for baldness along with medical management for hair loss provides best results.

The hair transplant procedure is carried out by removing hair follicles typically from back of the scalp which is resistant to hair fall, isolating them and implanting them into hairless section of the scalp through tiny needle holes.

Before starting the procedure, scalp is cleaned and sterilized with an anti-infective solution. Local anaesthesia is given to make the procedure pain free.

The surgeon may perform hair transplant by one of the following techniques or both i.e FUT or FUE.

  • Follicular unit transplantation (FUT)
    A strip of hair is removed from the back of the scalp through a hidden incision within the hair. Using the microscope, hair follicles are separated and placed in groups. They are implanted into the planned treatment areas.
  • Follicular unit extraction (FUE)
    Hair follicles are removed with the help of tiny punches from the back of the scalp (donor area). Although this technique also produces fine scars, it is much less noticeable and doesn’t require any stiches. The hair follicles are separated and implanted into planned treatment areas as described before.

For the best results, you should follow all the post procedure instructions along with medical management for hair loss. The implanted hair falls off by 3 months and begins to regrow over next few months. The final results of hair transplant can be appreciated 9-12 months after the procedure.

Rhinoplasty surgery: Purpose and Procedure

Rhinoplasty surgery: Purpose and Procedure

Rhinoplasty surgery: Purpose and Procedure

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job is a surgical procedure performed to change the shape of the nose and enhance the overall appearance of the face. People get rhinoplasty for various reasons such as to correct breathing problems, to repair their nose after an injury, or to complement their look. 

Possible changes after rhinoplasty include: 

  • A change in the size/shape/angle of the nose
  • A change in the tip of the nose
  • A change in the shape of nostrils
  • Smoothing the bump on the nose
  • Correction of deviation of the nose
  • Improvement in breathing

Procedure for Rhinoplasty surgery / Nose job in India

A nose job or rhinoplasty is performed by a plastic surgeon. It is one of the most complex surgeries, so it is important to find a board-certified plastic surgeon. During rhinoplasty, the cartilage and bones of the nose are modified and shaped to give an appealing look. 

The process of Rhinoplasty surgery includes:

1 . Anesthesia

Before the surgery begins, the patient is given general anesthesia to provide comfort throughout the surgery. 

2. The Incision

 There are two methods to perform rhinoplasty.

  • Open Rhinoplasty

In the open rhinoplasty procedure, incisions are made across the columella, which helps the surgeon to lift and shape the nose structure. 

  • Closed Rhinoplasty

In the closed rhinoplasty procedure, incisions are made inside the columella, which gives the surgeon access to the nose through the nostrils.

The type of rhinoplasty is selected based on the changes required.

3. Reshaping the nose structure

The nose structure is reshaped by modifying the alignment of bones and cartilage to give you a sharper and straighter nose. Occasionally in primary and mostly in re-do nose jobs, additional cartilage from ribs or ears is needed to provide support to the nose. 

4. Closing the incision

After completing the reshaping process, the surgeon closes the incision and applies a cast which is removed at 7-14 days depending on the changes performed.

Though the result of surgery is immediately visible on the removal of the cast, the final result can be appreciated only after 6 months to 1 year after surgery when all the swelling disappears.

To get more detailed information about rhinoplasty and its procedure contact the best plastic surgeon in India, Dr. Sudhanva Kumar. He is an internationally trained, experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty.  

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Things you should know before breast augmentation surgery.

Things you should know before breast augmentation surgery.

Things you should know before breast augmentation surgery.

Breast augmentation also known as augmentation mammoplasty is a cosmetic surgery performed to enhance the size and shape of a women’s breast. The surgeon places silicone or saline implants under the breast tissue or chest muscles and the procedure is tailored to meet a woman’s individual needs. For a small increase in breast size or enhance the cleavage, your own body fat taken out by liposuction can be used instead of implants.

There are various reasons why women opt for breast augmentation, enhancing self-image is
one of them. Other common reasons for mammoplasty are as follows:
1. Breast Asymmetry
2. Disproportionately Small Breasts.
3. Restoring breast fullness after pregnancy or weight loss.
4. Post-Mastectomy.

How to prepare for the surgery?
Breast Augmentation is performed by a plastic surgeon and for the safety of the patient the surgeon may ask you to follow a few steps.
1. Stop smoking: As the nicotine from smoking causes blood vessels to vasoconstriction, the risk of complications becomes high. It is recommended to stop smoking 4 weeks before and after undergoing the surgery.

2. Get a blood test: Surgeons opt for blood tests of patients before the surgery to assess fitness and ensure safe surgery.

3. Avoid taking anti-inflammatory drugs: As aspirin and few anti-inflammatory drugs can increase the risk of bleeding, it is recommended to stop this medication 1 week before the surgery.

4. Discuss your implant options: Choosing the right implant is the most critical step of breast augmentation surgery. Each implant has its uniqueness and benefits to meet your desired look, it is recommended to discuss type, size, shape and placement of implants with your surgeon before the surgery.

5. Follow a proper aftercare plan: Wearing a wireless sports bra for support and following the exercise instructions during recovery period optimizes the healing process.

Choosing the right surgeon for your surgery can help you achieve the body you desire with maximum safety and minimal risk. Dr. Sudhanva H Kumar is an experienced plastic and cosmetic surgeon specializing in breast augmentation surgery.