Most important Questions about Gynecomastia answered.

Most important Questions about Gynecomastia answered.

Most important Questions about Gynecomastia answered.

Gynecomastia or Man-Boobs or Moobs or Male Breast disease is the enlargement of breast tissue in men. In this post we have answered some of the Most important Questions about Gynecomastia like What causes Gynecomastia? How to test for Gynecomastia? Can exercise improve Gynecomastia? Is there any medical treatment for Gynecomastia? and Do all gynecomastia require treatment?

Please read ahead to know more.

What causes Gynecomastia?

There are multiple causes for Gynecomastia, However the most common causes are hormonal imbalance and weight gain. Other causes are medication ( drugs like finasteride for hairless, steroid use for body building, medication for anxiety/depression, etc to name a common few), Malfunctioning Testis, Thyroid, Liver or Kidney abnormalities and even some Tumours.

How to test for Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a common problem most commonly occurs due to naturally occurring hormonal imbalance at the time of puberty or old age. Weight gain is also a common cause for fat to accumulate in the chest. A thorough physical examination usually helps rule out uncommon causes. A hormonal examination, thyroid, liver, kidney function tests may be advised based on  physical examination.

Can exercise improve Gynecomastia?

Yes, if the Gynecomastia is predominantly fatty it will improve with exercise and weight loss.

Is there any medical treatment for Gynecomastia?

The treatment of Gynecomastia is mainly surgical ( Liposuction and gland excision). There are no medicines that can treat gynecomastia.

Do all gynecomastia require treatment?

No, Most minor hormonal imbalances correct themselves and the gynecomastia can resolve naturally. However, If the gynecomastia persists beyond two years, it is unlikely to resolve and may require treatment. Any gynecomastia that causes physical symptoms like pain, discharge or dyscomfort is an indication for treatment. Physical Embarrassment, lack of confidence, unable to wear clothes of one’s choice or be bare chested in public and for cosmetic purposes are common reasons to get Gynecomastia treatment.

Surgery for Gynecomastia or male breast reduction is the most common cosmetic procedure performed in men.

The goal of treatment is to reduce breast size in men who are embarrassed by overly large breasts. Treatment includes liposuction, cutting out excess glandular tissue or using a combination of liposuction and excision through small, hidden incisions.

Surgery can make you feel comfortable revealing manly chest contours, clothed or unclothed and gain more social confidence.

Do not let Male Breast Disease restrict life. Make a Choice today.

Dr. Sudhanva is a board certified plastic surgeon with international training and expertise in cosmetic plastic surgery. He is among the best plastic surgeons for gynecomastia surgery in mumbai, India. We offer Vaser Liposuction and scarless gynecomastia surgery.

Dm us queries about Gynecomastia. Also read more about it on our Male Breast Reduction Page.

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What is High Definition Liposuction and 6 pack abs creation?

What is High Definition Liposuction and 6 pack abs creation?

What is High Definition Liposuction and 6 pack abs creation?

What is High Definition Liposuction and 6 pack abs creation?

High definition liposuction also known HD Lipo is a new way to achieve 6 pack abs and a perfectly sculpted body through liposuction and fat grafting.It is also known as liposculpture or 4D Liposuction. Liposuction commonly known as lipo is a surgical way to get rid of the stubborn fat that is not easily shredded with the help of exercise or diet. High definition liposuction is an advanced recent technique of liposuction where fat is removed or added selectively, to enhance muscle definition and giving you a perfectly shaped muscular body. In high-definition liposuction, the patients can desire to have a highly sculpted and contoured body which is not the case in normal liposuction surgery. High definition liposuction is smarter and faster way to achieve the perfect desired body.

Who are the best candidates for high-definition liposuction?

Many of us desire to have a perfectly shaped body but sometimes it is difficult because of various reasons like inability to sustain or get results by diet/ exercise or desire to acquire the body in a short time. In these situations, High definition liposuction is the best option to achieve your desired body.

But there are certain criteria that need to be fulfilled to have the best results with high definition liposuction.
Below are the various expectations to become a candidate for high definition liposuction.

  • Should have an atheletic body type
  • One should be a nonsmoker
  • Should be healthy with a stable weight
  • Have an active life or motivation to maintain the body with further diet or exercise.

Let’s now find out the benefits of High Definition Liposuction

Immediate Results

In this method, the result of the procedure is seen immediately post surgery and continues to improve over next 2-3 months. The final result of surgery is seen by 3-6 months after surgery.

Enhancing muscle definition

Unlike traditional liposuction methods where only fat removal is the goal, In this method the fat is removed selectively to enhance the appearance of your muscles. This method also allows to obtain a six pack abs for men and women. The chest and arm definition can be improved as well.

Tightens the skin

We prefer to use the laser machine for liposuction which provides the ultrasonic energy and heating power to improve skin tightening post-surgery at the same time minimizing associated risks.

High definition liposuction is a safe procedure that allows you to achieve a desired muscular body. To get detailed information about high definition liposuction, connect with us. Dr. Sudhanva H Kumar is a board certified plastic surgeon with international training and expertise in cosmetic plastic surgery. He is among the best plastic surgeons for high definition liposuction in mumbai, India.

Top 5 Benefits of Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation

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Top 5 Benefits of Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation

Top 5 Benefits of Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation

What is Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, also known as mammoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that helps in reshaping and increasing the breast size and shape by using breast implants, fat grafting, or both.

A rapid recovery breast augmentation as the name suggests helps in Rapid & smooth recovery after breast augmentation surgery. This advanced technique of breast augmentation when performed significantly influences postoperative care and shortens the recovery period.

In this blog post, we have mentioned some of the most effective benefits of Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation. If you are thinking of getting breast augmentation, then kindly read the entire article.

Top 5 Benefits of Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation

  • Less pain after the surgery

In this cosmetic surgery method, the tissues are less traumatized and hence there is little discomfort after surgery. Pain is significantly less allowing you to recover faster. 

  •  Better mobility after surgery

A breast augmentation surgery routinely has patients being slow with physical activity. With the rapid recovery method, the patients are taught certain exercises before surgery which allows them to perform the same comfortably after the surgery. Patients are encouraged to walk and stay active within 24 hours of surgery.

  • No surgical drains 

Another benefit of the rapid recovery method is avoiding surgical drains as it reduces the risk of infections that can be caused by these drains.

  • Same-Day Discharge

In a rapid recovery breast augmentation procedure, the patients are comfortable going home the same evening/night. This enhanced recovery helps patient get back to routine better and faster than usual which can be seen in just after 24hours of the surgery. 

  • Overall a comfortable recovery period

At last, the overall recovery period of breast augmentation is significantly reduced and helps the patients to resume work in a short period of time.

Rapid recovery breast augmentation is one of the recent advances in a technique that has changed the post-op care and recovery of breast augmentation and if you want to get more information regarding this procedure and the costs involved, then connect with us. We specialize in breast augmentation surgery and one of the few centers offering rapid recovery breast augmentation in Mumbai, Dr. Sudhanva H. KumarYou can contact us at +91 94200 13366.

Everything You Need To Know About Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast Reduction Surgery
Everything You Need To Know About Breast Reduction Surgery

Everything You Need To Know About Breast Reduction Surgery

What is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Heavy Breasts out of proportion to the body is often a cause for mental and physical distress to many. Big, heavy breasts can lead to frequent back, shoulder and neck pain, infections under the breast, difficulty in performing exertional physical activity like running, inability to wear well fitting clothes of choice and excessive consciousness because of the size of breasts. All these symptoms can be alleviated by breast reduction surgery and allow you to lead a normal life with natural looking, smaller sized breasts.

Breast reduction surgery is aimed at reducing the size of your heavy breasts to a more harmonious size for your body. The breast is reshaped by removing excess skin, fat and glandular tissue and restored to a natural looking breast of a smaller size. The areola which is often stretched out in cases of bigger size breasts is also reduced in size. A simultaneous breast lift is achieved as against the down-facing drooping state of the heavy breasts. The result is instantaneous and most women undergoing breast reduction surgery are exceptionally happy with the outcomes.

What is the Procedure for Breast Reduction Surgery?

Before the surgical procedure, it is recommended to stop the consumption of alcohol, tobacco or its substitutes for 2 weeks. It is important to inform the plastic surgeon regarding any medical illness, medications that you on, any past surgical history and allergies if any at the time of your consultation. It is extremely important to be transparent regarding your medical history to ensure complete safety during your procedure. We perform a few blood tests, x-ray, ecg, etc. to ascertain fitness for surgery before planning the surgery. A baseline ultrasound or MRI of the breast is performed to know the status of your breast prior to surgery.

You shall be admitted one day prior to surgery. On the morning of surgery, the plastic surgeon does markings over the breast essential for your surgery. Photographic documentation is done. You shall be then taken to Operation Theater where the procedure shall be carried out under general anesthesia.

Breast reduction can be carried out by mainly 2 types incisions, the lollipop (vertical reduction) or the anchor technique (Inverted-T). The technique best suited for you is decided by the plastic surgeon based on your breast measurements. A non-surgical breast reduction involves reducing the breasts by a modest size by removing the fat from the breast by liposuction through tiny keyhole incisions.

Benefits of Breast Reduction

  • Helps in reducing back, shoulder and neck pain
    The weight of heavy breasts can result in chronic back, shoulder and neck pain. A significant relief from these symptoms is noted instantaneously post breast reduction surgery.
  • Helps in achieving a well-proportionate body
    Many women are conscious of having big breasts and choose it to achieve a well-proportionate body to maintain a desirable look. While there are various medical reasons to conduct a breast reduction surgery, the cosmetic outcome of surgery is also among the top reasons to consider it. Ability to buy and wear well-fitting clothes of one’s choice is something that most women appreciate post surgery.
  • Improves Physical activity
    Some women may find difficulty in performing physical activities like running, jogging, playing tennis, etc due to heavy breasts and this can be improved with the help of breast reduction surgery.
  • Improves Hygiene
    The large size of breasts results in increased sweating and difficulty in cleaning under the breasts resulting in frequent infections. A small sized breast can get rid of all these symptoms.
  • Quick recovery time
    Breast reduction surgery is a safe procedure with quick recovery time. The sutures heal in about 2 weeks. You will be able to perform all light activities from the next day of surgery. Light activities are advised for about 6 weeks until the sutures gain strength. Pain is completely controlled by pain killers and most patients are pain free by 5 days post-surgery.

Cost of Breast Reduction in Mumbai

The cost of breast reduction surgery may vary in terms of countries, plastic surgeon and facilities available at the clinic. The basic cost of breast reduction surgery in Mumbai is in the range of Rs 80,000 to 4,00,000. The price for surgery depends on the procedure to be performed and facility you choose for your surgery. It is a specialized surgery that should be performed by well-trained plastic surgeons only. To know more about affordable breast reduction surgery in Mumbai, contact us at Dr. Sudhanva H. Kumar, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery on +91 94200 13366.

Everything You Need To Know About Tummy Tuck

Everything You Need To Know About Tummy Tuck

Everything You Need To Know About Tummy Tuck

What is Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, also known as Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure where excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen is removed to help restore a flat, more toned and attractive contour to your tummy. Most often tummy tuck and liposuction are considered to be the same, however these are both two different surgeries. Although both help is achieving reduction of fat from the tummy, the major difference between the two surgeries is that tummy tuck also involves removing excess, loose skin from the lower abdomen and tightening of abdominal wall muscles which often becomes loose after pregnancy.

4 Benefits of Tummy Tuck

Pregnancy is most certainly one of the best phases in a women’s life, however it can leave behind stretch marks, loose tummy skin which does not shrink back to its pre-pregnancy state. In spite of the best of care, pregnancy yoga, creams, etc it is impossible to predict how one’s body will go through pregnancy, preventing stretch marks, getting back your well-toned abdomen. In some women, the body gets restored to its pre-pregnancy state within a span of 4-6 months, however in majority it is not possible as the way women heal and recover is also strongly linked to their genetics.

Everyone wants a fitter, tighter and more toned abdomen allowing them to wear the clothes of their choice without worrying about bulges or needing to wear body shapers. Regular exercise, diet and yoga definitely helps in toning and improving the body shape. However, the only treatment to deal with stretch marks, loose hanging skin and stubborn fat is a tummy tuck which can help get rid of these excesses and restore a flatter and better-looking tummy. Here are top 4 benefits of getting a tummy tuck:

  • Helps to get rid of stretch marks
    Stretch marks are created as an aftereffect of stretching the skin. There are various creams and products that are intended to dispose of stretch marks however, none of them are 100% successful. A tummy tuck surgery helps you get rid of stretch marks as this procedure involves removal of loose, excess skin from the lower part of the tummy which is the most common area to get stretch marks after pregnancy.
  • Can treat the abdominal bulge
    A bulge in the abdomen is most frequently a hernia or diastasis which occurs due to loose tone abdominal muscles. Ventral or umbilical hernias and diastasis of recti can be treated along with your abdominoplasty and can help you claim insurance for a part of the surgery. The abdominal muscles are routinely tightened during a tummy tuck to give you a flatter and more toned abdomen.
    Along with providing cosmetic and appearance benefits, a tummy tuck tightens the core abdominal muscles that support the spine which can help in reducing back pain and improves posture.
  • Provides a better belly button
    During the surgery, the surgeon makes a small incision and after removing the excess skin from the affected part the surgeon also adjusts the belly button in order to provide a better look.
  • Get rid of C-section scar
    A tummy tuck scar is a very fine line scar that is planned in a manner such that it stays hidden deep in your undergarments. Any scars in your lower tummy like the C-section scar or stretch marks below your navel are usually removed as a part of your surgery.

Cost of Tummy Tuck in Mumbai

The cost of a tummy tuck may vary from place to place and depending on the type of tummy tuck. In India, the cost of tummy tuck surgery may be between 90,000 to 3,50,000 INR. We specialize in body contouring surgery and Dr. Sudhanva H Kumar is among the few highly trained plastic surgeons from India offering best results with tummy tuck surgery. If you are searching for an affordable tummy tuck in Mumbai, then you can contact us at Dr. Sudhanva H. Kumar, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery on +91 94200 13366.

What is the Difference Between a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction?

 What is the Difference Between a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction?

What is the Difference Between a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction?

We all desire the ideal body to be able to the wear clothes of our choice and feel fit and young. The confidence that we get from looking and feeling good helps us in our professional, social. and personal lives. But less than 5% of us have the ideal body weight, and much lesser have a fit looking body. While all of us strive to achieve ideal body weight and aim for weight loss naturally, not all of us are successful in maintaining a strict diet and exercise routine to achieve this goal. There are certain areas of stubborn fat which are difficult to reduce in spite of rigorous diet and exercise. Certain areas develop skin excess due to weight gain or pregnancy which doesn’t retract back to its original shape. The excess skin loosely hangs from the body in spite of the weight loss.

Body Contouring procedures like liposuction and tummy tuck are cosmetic surgery procedures which can help you lose this stubborn fat and excess skin to reshape your body. These are safe procedures which can help you achieve your desired body shape that you have been working hard to achieve. It is by no means an alternative to weight loss by diet and exercise but can help you with fat loss and motivate you to maintain your newly achieved body. A healthy life with nutritious diet and daily exercise is required to stay fit and retain the wonderful shape of your body. The slimmer body post-surgery always serves as motivation to continue to maintain it as you enjoy the compliments and the confidence from the clothes you love to wear.

Both these body contouring surgeries are safe if performed by well trained hands of a plastic surgeon and give extremely gratifying results. The improved overall appearance of the body is a definite moral booster to many. Let us know more about these procedures and what they can help us achieve.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction also known as lipoplasty or lipo is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excessive fat from various parts of the body. The common areas for liposuction are tummy or abdomen, love handles, thighs, arms, buttocks, chest, bra-roll, chin, etc. The fat is broken and removed through small cuts with the help of cannulas connected to suction tube. It is normally performed under local anaesthesia if a single region needs to be treated and general anaesthesia is preferred if multiple areas need to be treated. You are made comfortable and pain free throughout the procedure by good analgesia with sedation or anaesthesia. A compression garment is advised after the procedure which needs to be worn for 3-6 months continuously for best results.

Benefits of Liposuction

  • Helps in eliminating Gynecomastia
    Liposuction surgery is often used to treat gynecomastia or man boobs, a condition that results in development of breasts in men.
  • Get rid of excess fat from tummy, back and waist or love handles
    Liposuction can help get rid of the excess fat from these areas and help reshape your body. A slimmer, fitter and curvier profile can be achieved through liposuction. 6 pack abs can also be created by liposculpture.
  • Non-Surgical Breast Reduction
    It is performed in women with fatty breasts where a reduction in size is preferred without breast reduction surgery avoiding the scars. Bra roll is a common area for liposuction that allows you the freedom to wear sleeveless tops or blouses without being conscious.
  • Treats Fatty thighs and arms
    Weight gain is often noticed in the thighs and arms. The rubbing of thighs while walking can be very uncomfortable and fat arms are always noticed in pics making you delete more pictures than you click. Liposuction of fat from these areas can help contour the arms and thighs to allow you freedom to from these issues.
  • Treatment for Lipomas
    Lipomas are localized deposits of fat cells that can be unsightly and liposuction can help remove it with minimal scars.
  • Double chin Treatment
    Liposuction can effectively and permanently get rid of the fat under your chin to improve your jawline, neck and side profile. It is the best treatment for double chin and is certain to give results. Non-surgical treatments for double chin treatment do not provide results that can match liposuction and are unpredictable even after multiple sessions.
  • Provides a natural look
    Liposuction surgery is carried out by making very small incisions usually chosen in body folds or hidden areas to give a natural surgery free appearance. The scars usually further lighten after a few months of surgery.

What is a Tummy tuck?

A Tummy tuck also known as abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery most commonly performed to remove the excessive skin and fat from the abdomen. Post pregnancy or after losing a lot of weight, the loose, excessive skin of the stomach or lower tummy may continue to hang and not return to its original tight well contoured state. Unsightly stretch marks often appear which can make you conscious. The stretched abdomen of pregnancy or excessive weight gain results in loose abdominal muscles with poor tone often resulting in hernias or diversification of recti seen as a bulge over the tummy. A tummy tuck tightens these abdominal muscles eliminate the sagging skin with stretch marks to give you a flat, well contoured abdomen. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The fine, line scar is carefully planned to stay hidden in your under garments.

Benefits of Tummy tuck

  • Removal of loose hanging skin of the abdomen
    A tummy tuck can help remove loose hanging skin of the tummy and give a flat well-toned appearance.
  • Eliminates stretch marks
    Stretch marks can make people feel conscious about their appearance which may cause loss in confidence. A tummy tuck surgery helps in eliminating the stretch marks below your navel or in the lower tummy caused by weight gain or pregnancy. It is replaced by the clear skin of the upper abdomen.
  • Flattens abdomen
    The most desired benefit of tummy tuck surgery is that it helps in providing a flatter abdomen and a narrow waistline by tightening the abdominal wall muscles.

To know more about Liposuction and Tummy tuck you can contact us at Dr. Sudhanva H. Kumar, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery on the mentioned contact number: +91 94200 13366.
Dr. Sudhanva is body contouring expert trained with world renowned surgeons from Brazil, USA and Germany.

Benefits of getting a Face Lift

Benefits of getting a Face Lift

Benefits of getting a Face Lift

Wondering how to look young without plastic surgery? How do i get rid of my loose skin of the face and neck without surgery? Are there any non-surgical alternatives to a facelift? Do I need a facelift? Am I old enough to get a facelift? Is facelift for me? Who is a facelift expert in Mumbai, India? What are the benefits of a facelift?

I am sure most of us at some point of our lives have googled these questions in our quest for the fountain of youth and looking young. We address a few of these questions in our blog below and a lot more information on facelift surgery is available on our website in the facelift section.

We all wish to look youthful with plump and tight skin as we have in our twenties. Our desires to have a well-toned jawline and the neck continues into 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. But as we enter our 30’s, our skin begins to lose more collagen than we can produce and slowly begins to lose its shine, suppleness and turgor. Stressors like inadequate sleep, poor diet habits, stressful life, lack of exercise and adequate skin care regimen contributes to early aging and making us look much older and tired for our age. As we pass on to late 30’s and into the 40’s the skin starts to become loose with appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This could be a nightmare to many and people begin their journey towards finding the fountain of youth by searching for home remedies, face yoga, YouTube videos of influencers and the search continues forever. Most of the content online either does nothing to your skin or gives a very temporary result. Most of you realise it sooner or later.

Anti-aging procedures help you maintain a natural and youthful appearance for your age. It needs supplementation with a good lifestyle for longer lasting results. In 30’s and 40’s, we begin to see early jowling, fine lines and creases and loss of some good body fat and collagen from our face. These changes can be treated by Botulinum Toxin (Botox), Fillers, Threads and some energy based non-surgical devices. As we grow older, the skin and muscles of the face and neck becomes loose and can no longer be just treated effectively by the above methods. This is where a facelift, neck lift, brow lift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and lip lift come into the picture and can give long lasting effective results towards appearing youthful. Even though these are surgical procedures, they are extremely safe in well trained hands and are the only way to achieve the results that you are looking for. None of the nonsurgical treatments work effectively on your skin and muscles to restore youthfulness of your face and neck beyond a certain age irrespective of the number of sessions you do of any treatment.

A facelift or rhytidectomy is a cosmetic surgical procedure that helps not only to tighten the loose skin of face and neck but also helps in tightening the muscles and restoring the fat which gives a naturally youthful appearance.

Benefits of a Facelift

  • Eliminates the signs of aging

    A facelift addresses multiple aging problems such as

    • Sagging skin of your cheeks, jawline or the neck
    • Deep nasolabial folds (creases that appear from the corner of the mouth to the nose)
    • Double chin or loose skin of your neck
    • Loss or displacement of facial fat

    A facelift can lift and tighten the sagging skin and restore the lost volume to give you well-rested, younger looking appearance.

  • Tightens up the sagging skin

    The facelift tightens the muscles and tissues underneath the skin of your face and neck and restores the lost fat by fat grafting or fat redistribution. The loose skin is repositioned over it and excess skin trimmed to get rid of jowls and deep creases effectively and give a long lasting smooth, firm and clear, younger looking skin of the face and neck.

  • Eliminates double chin or loose skin of neck

    We all hate the double chin and feel worse if it has loose hanging skin which we call the Turkey neck. A facelift helps restore a well-toned and more defined jawline with the tight neck skin by getting rid of excess loose skin, fat deposits in the neck and tightening the muscles of the neck.

  • Invisible surgical scars

    The incisions of a facelift are planned in a manner such that there are no visible scars that can be noticed easily. The scars are meticulously planned behind the ear, in the natural folds of the ear and within the hairline such that the secret of your surgery gets easily concealed and you look naturally young.

  • Natural-looking, long lasting results

    The most common concern regarding a facelift is to look operated or having a fake looking face. The facelift surgery has undergone many refinements in technique over the years and the current focus lies in restoring as natural looking appearance as possible by repositioning tissues in their original position as they would be in your 20’s or 30’s. The whole purpose of the surgery is to make you look a better, looking younger version of yourself.

There are many benefits to a facelift that makes your appearance more attractive, natural looking and youthful however, the surgery needs to be performed by well-trained qualified plastic surgeons to avoid unsightly results or complications. Dr. Sudhanva H. Kumar has mastered various facelift techniques, being trained under various world-renowned plastic surgeons and facelift experts. He customizes the surgery based on the requirements of the face and desires of the patient to give the most natural looking, youthful results.

Dr. Sudhanva H. Kumar is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Mumbai with an exclusive cosmetic surgery practice. To know more about facelift surgery you can visit our website or contact us directly on +91 94200 13366.

Everything you need to know about Neck Lift

Everything you need to know about Neck Lift

Everything you need to know about Neck Lift

Everything you need to know about Neck Lift

What is a neck lift?
The skin of the neck is as sensitive as your face and needs a lot of care. As we grow older the skin of our face and neck starts getting wrinkles and fine lines which makes our appearance dull. The loose skin of your neck can make you look a lot older than you actually feel or are, giving it an appearance of what is called a turkey neck. A Neck Lift helps tighten the skin of the neck and improve any visible the signs of aging. It is often performed along with a facelift. A neck lift also helps people with fuller, chubby, fatty neck with double chin achieve a more slimmer neck by getting rid of the excess fat and restores the attractive neck-face angle. By getting rid of the double chin, it also enhances the appearance of your lower face by giving you a more slender neck and a sharp, more defined jawline.

Benefits of neck Lift?
● Tightens the loose skin or jowls in the neck
● Gets rid of double chin or excess fat in the neck
● Tighten muscles of the neck to get rid of neck bands
● Restores a more natural and attractive neck-face angle
● Minimizes the wrinkles in the neck
● A slender, attractive neck with a sharp and more prominent jawline can be achieved

What is the procedure of Neck Lift?
To achieve a youthful and more slender neck, there are 3 steps that are followed during the surgery

Step 1 – Anesthesia
It can be performed under both local as well as general anaesthesia. Your plastic
surgeon shall recommend the most suitable anaesthesia after examination based on your desires and present anatomy keeping maximum safety in mind.

Step 2 – Incision
Depending on your requirements, neck lift can be done in two ways, the first one is traditional neck lift in where a hidden incision is planned along the ear going back into the hairline. In this procedure the excess skin is trimmed away and the neck skin is repositioned to give a more natural and youthful appearance and the second procedure is called a deep plane neck lift, where a hidden incision is placed under your chin to get rid of the excess fat from the neck and tighten the muscles on the neck. A neck and lower face liposuction is performed through tiny hidden incisions and improve its appearance.

Step 3 – Closing the incisions
The incisions are usually closed using the absorbable sutures or skin glue. A
compression garment may be occasionally advised. Some bruising and swelling is expected which disappears on its own in 7-10 days giving a more natural and youthful appearance to your neck.

Are neck lifts safe?
Neck lifts are a safe and effective procedure, but the surgery result may vary from person to person, we recommend you to consult a well trained, board-certified plastic surgeon for your surgery.

If you have any questions regarding neck lift, you may consult us at Dr. Sudhanva H. Kumar, Aesthetic PlasticSurgery.

Why is liposuction the best fat removal method?

Why is liposuction the best treatment for fat loss and not for weight loss?

Why is liposuction the best treatment for fat loss and not for weight loss?

Why is liposuction the best treatment for fat loss and not for weight loss?

What is Liposuction?
Liposuction commonly known as lipo is a cosmetic surgery to remove excessive and stubborn fat from body areas such as belly, hips, thighs, buttock, arms and under the chin. Liposuction is an excellent way to shape your body and get rid of fat that is difficult to lose in spite of vigorous diet and exercise.

Uses of Liposuction
It is a common myth for people to consider liposuction as a treatment for weight loss. Liposuction helps in shaping your body by getting rid of the excessive fat that you want to lose; however, the associated weight loss may not be significant. Once people lose the fat and appreciate the shape of their body, they usually get further motivated to maintain the results and improve upon it by following healthy lifestyle and regular exercise.

Benefits of Liposuction
Liposuction is a safe method to effectively remove these unwanted fat pockets and helps you achieve your desired body. Following are a few benefits of Liposuction:
1. It can help enhance the shape of your body by exaggerating your natural curves and getting rid of excess fat from other areas.
2. The fat removed can be used to re-inject and enhance the appearance of your
cheeks, lips, breasts or buttocks by fat grafting. Fat can be used as a filler and gives excellent results.
3. Liposuction is a permanent solution. The fat removed by liposuction is permanently removed. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise, you can maintain the results for life.
4. It is performed through tiny less than 0.5cm cuts in your body which gives a virtually scarless appearance.
5. Localised areas of fat deposits can be targeted under local anaesthesia without
requirement of general anaesthesia.
6. An athletic body or 6 pack abs can also be sculpted through liposuction (also known as liposculpture or 4D liposuction) by enhancing the appearance of your muscles and strategically removing the fat around it.
7. The most common areas toned by liposuction are belly, love-handles, hips, thighs, arms, back, bra-roll and buttocks.
8. Lower face and neck liposuction can enhance the jawline and get rid of double chin caused because of submental fat.
9. It is the most common method to treat gynecomastia or man-boobs. The results are virtually scarless.
10. It is beneficial in treating lipodystrophy syndrome where fat metabolism is disturbed and leads to excessive fat in many parts of the body.

How to know if you are a good candidate for liposuction?
Liposuction is an effective cosmetic surgery to get rid of the flab or excessive fat. You are an ideal candidate for liposuction if you are within 30% of your ideal weight or have a BMI less than 32. Excess skin as seen around the tummy after pregnancy is best treated with a
tummy tuck. Smoking adds additional risks to the procedure and it is advisable for you to stop smoking for 1 month prior and 2 months post procedure. Following the post-operative instructions and wearing the compression garment as advised is important for best results. It is important to be motivated to follow a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise to maintain results.

Liposuction is considered to be one of the best treatment options for getting rid of excess fat and you must consult only a board certified plastic surgeon for your surgery as they are best trained for this procedure.

Dr.Sudhanva H Kumar has trained in body contouring procedures and liposuction under the world renowned plastic surgeons from USA, Brazil and Germany.
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What can be done to correct a double chin?

What can be done to correct a double chin?

What can be done to correct a double chin?

What is a double chin?
A double chin is accumulation of excess fat underneath your chin. Sharp features and a well defined jaw-line which are considered beautiful get blunted as a result of double chin. A double chin is frequently associated with gain in weight, however you need not be overweight to have one. It can also occur due to hereditary reasons or secondary to ageing where loose skin and neck bands may be associated with it.

How to get rid of double chin?
One can choose nonsurgical or surgical treatment for double chin as per their preferences. Non- surgical treatment for double chin is an office-based procedure with less downtime, however requires multiple sessions and can occasionally produce unsatisfactory results. The surgical treatments for double chin are performed as day-care procedures through tiny hidden incisions and often lead to more defined results with high patient satisfaction rates. Treatment options to correct a double chin Plastic surgeons are uniquely skilled to offer both surgical and non-surgical treatments to correct a double chin.

1. Injection Lipolysis (Non-Surgical Treatment)
This is an office-based procedure where DCA (Deoxycholic acid) a naturally occurring bile acid of our body which has a property to break down fat cells is injected into the chin through multiple tiny injections. At least 2-3 sessions, 4 weeks apart are required to achieve the desired results. The fat cell lysis (death) results in flattening of double chin over 1-2 weeks. Minimal swelling, bruising and pain can be expected, which settles on its own over a period of 1-2 weeks.

2. Submental Liposuction
Submental Liposuction is a daycare surgical procedure that can be performed under local anaesthesia. It is performed through a tiny hidden incision under your chin from where the excess fat is sucked out. This excess fat gets permanently removed to give you much improved contouring for your chin and neck. Liposuction can also be performed for lower face to give you a more defined jaw line and improve features of your beautiful face. Some bruising and swelling is expected which settles on its own by 2-3 weeks. Most patients resume work in 1-3 days as pain subsides post procedure. A compression garment is advised for 3 months for best results.

3. Neck lift

Neck lift is preferred procedure of choice where the double chin is associated with loose neck skin or neck bands. This procedure not only allows the surgeon to remove the excess fat from underneath the chin but also tighten the neck skin and muscles to give your neck a more contoured and youthful look. It is often performed along with a facelift to treat the jowls secondary to ageing. Some swelling and bruising is expected which settles in 2-3 week’s time. It is always recommended to consult a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon before opting for surgery. Dr. Sudhanva H. Kumar is an experienced, internationally trained board certified plastic surgeon in Mumbai.To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sudhanva H. Kumar, you can contact on +91 9420013366.