Cosmetic and Aesthetic
Looking beautiful and maintaining good physical shape is not only a matter of aspiration but also an essential element that serves as a confidence building factor. Good looks boost confidence; increase the general sense of well-being, elevate self-esteem and motivates you to be successful in all spheres of life. And cosmetic surgery helps you achieve all of these.
Shalby Cosmetic Clinic offers extensive solutions to enhance looks, persona, sensuality and physical appeal in both men and women. Contact Shalby Hospital for Cosmetic Surgery, Skin Clinic, and Aesthetic Surgery in India.
At Shalby, we combine Cosmetic Surgery, Non-surgical Cosmetic Treatments, and Cosmetic Laser Treatments, to achieve the best patient outcomes. All the procedures, including cosmetic surgery, are done through the latest techniques which greatly reduce downtime and minimize complications. "Patient Saftey First" is the doctrine that we follow in Shalby.
Cosmetic treatment at Shalby includes a holistic approach that carefully takes into account the overall persona of the patient. It requires a combination of treatments as treating just one problem may not provide the best results as desired. For example, to treat the ageing face, there is a need to combine a facelift with blepharoplasty (correction of the eyelids), Botox treatment, fat injection, liposuction (reduction fat deposition), neck rejuvenation, mesotherapy, chin implant and photo rejuvenation.
1. Liposuction (Permanent unwanted fat removal by keyhole surgery)
Despite good health and a reasonable level of fitness, you may still have a body with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. This may occur due to family traits, or lack of weight control and fitness activities. Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty helps you get rid of this unwanted fat. It reduces and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, thus improving the body contour and proportion which further helps to boost your health.
Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits at…
- Hips and buttocks
- Abdomen and waist
- Upper arms
- Inner knee
- Chest area
- Cheeks, chin and neck
- Calves and ankles
In some cases, liposuction is performed alone, in other cases it is combined with plastic surgery procedures such as facelift, breast reduction or tummy tuck.
What it won’t do?
Liposuction is neither a treatment for obesity nor a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It is not an effective treatment for cellulite either. Cellulite is dimpled appearance of skin caused by the protrusion of subcutaneous adipose tissue that typically appears on the thighs, hips, buttocks, or loose saggy skin.
2. Tummy tuck
Also known as Abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin, and restores weakened or separated muscles, thereby creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. Moreover, a tummy tuck can also remove stretch marks to a certain extent and decrease their appearance frequency.
A flat and well-toned abdomen is something that many people strive to achieve through exercise and weight control. But sometimes even these methods fail to deliver no matter how hard we work to achieve these goals. Even individuals with a normal body weight and proportion can develop a protruding abdomen that is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include…
- Significant fluctuations in weight
- Prior surgery
Many patients may notice a decrease in abdominal girth by 10 to 14 inches after tummy tuck surgery.
You should consider postponing a Tummy tuck operation if you are planning for pregnancy or pursuing any substantial weight loss regime in the near future.
3. Arm lift (Corrects upper arm skin laxity)
Also known as Brachioplasty, an arm lift is a surgical procedure that reshapes the underside of the upper arm, right from the underarm region to the elbow. Fluctuations in weight, ageing, sun damage, and even heredity influence can cause the upper arms to have a droopy and saggy appearance. Exercising may improve the underlying muscle tone of the upper arm, but it cannot mend excess skin that has lost elasticity, fix the underlying weakened tissues, or remove localized fat deposits. If the underside of the upper arms is sagging or appear loose due to excess skin and fat deposits, then getting an arm lift may just be the right thing to do.
An arm lift does the following effects on body…
- Greatly reduces excess skin and fat that lies between the underarm and the elbow
- Reshapes your arm that results in smoother skin and contours
- Provides a toned and proportionate appearance
Note: In order to achieve an improved physique, there may be a slight scar remaining on the inside of the upper arm.
4. Cosmetic surgery after major weight loss
After a weight reduction surgery or any other treatment that result in a substantial amount of weight loss, the skin and tissues are often rendered with lack of elasticity. Thus they are unable to conform to the reduced body size and the stretched skin becomes unsupported. This may result in…
- Sagging upper arms that appear loose and full
- Flattened breasts that appear flabby with nipples pointed downward
- The abdominal area extended around the sides and into the lower back area, resulting in an apron-like overhang buttocks, droopy groin, and thighs causing hanging pockets of skin.
Surgical body contouring following considerable weight loss drastically improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin. It also removes excess sagging fat and skin which results in a body that now appears normal with much smoother contours. This is the final phase of the total weight loss experience.
Before undergoing body contouring after weight loss, the weight must first be stabilized. For instance, if you had a weight reduction surgery, consult the physician to determine what will be the right time to opt for body contouring.
5. Breast enlargement
Also referred to as Augmentation Mammoplasty, breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves using implants to restore or increase the size of breasts for desired size and shape. The implants may be artificially made from silicone gel, or for a few cases, fat from other parts of the body can also be used as implants. Implants may also be used to reconstruct a breast after undergoing mastectomy or injury. The size and shape of breasts may get affected by weight reduction, pregnancy, or even ageing. If you are not contented with the breast size, augmentation surgery is an option that can be considered.
- Breast augmentation can…
- Improve the fullness and projection of your breasts
- Improve the balance of your figure
- Boost your confidence, self-image and self-esteem
What it won’t do?
Breast augmentation does not help in case of severely drooping breasts. If you want your breasts to look fuller and be lifted, a breast lift may be required in concurrence with breast augmentation.
6. Breast Lift
A woman’s breasts change over time, gradually losing their youthful shape and firmness due to various factors. These changes and loss of elasticity can result due to factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, ageing, gravity or heredity influence. A Breast lift, also known as Mastopexy, raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin; and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.
A breast lift can also reduce the areola that may have enlarged over a period of time. A breast lift can invigorate and revive the figure with a breast profile that is youthful.
A breast lift can also reduce the areola that may have enlarged over a period of time. A breast lift can invigorate and revive the figure with a breast profile that is youthful.
- A breast lift is a good option to consider if…
- You feel that the breasts have sagged, or lost shape and volume
- Your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape or are pendulous
- When unsupported, the nipples fall and hang below the breast crease
- The nipples and areolas point downward
- The skin feels stretched and the areola enlarged
- One breast is smaller than the other
7. Breast Reduction
Women with extremely large breasts may become self-conscious about their appearance to an extent that they would camouflage their body shape by wearing baggy clothing. In some cases that get worse, women may even turn introvert, reclusive, avoid social and recreational activities, and feel depressed. Breast Reduction is a big boon to women suffering from these issues. Breast reduction surgery is however often done for medical reasons rather than cosmetic reasons.
The ‘short scar’ breast reduction
Breast reduction surgery involves removal of excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin. Nipple and areola are shifted to their new position. Skin from both the sides of the breast is brought down around the areola, thereby shaping the new contour of the breast. Stitches are usually located around the areola and in a vertical line that extends downward. This is the new technique which eliminates the horizontal scar below the breasts and maintains proportionate breast projection (or height) over time.
Tumescent Liposuction of the breast
Liposuction of the female breast can bring about significant breast reduction along with a gratifying breast lift.
The use of micro-cannula allows breast reduction with minimal postoperative pain, rapid postoperative recovery, a quick return to normal activities, and virtually no scarring. The micro-cannula requires a smaller skin incision and takes out smaller amounts of fat with each pass, offering more control when required. This breast lift is a direct result of the reduced weight of the breast, enabling their natural elastic properties to contract and produce elevation. The breasts do not change shape after tumescent liposuction, they only become smaller and elevated.
Limitations of Breast Reduction by Liposuction:
- Skin excess cannot be corrected
- Only fat can be sucked out from the breast, the tissue cannot be reduced
8. Chest enlargement in men
Gynecomastia is a condition of over-developed or enlarged breast tissue in men. It is common in men of any age. It can happen due to weight gain, hormonal changes, heredity, disease, or the use of certain drugs. Gynecomastia can cause great emotional discomfort and can even destroy self-confidence. Some patients then start avoiding certain physical activities like swimming and sexual intimacy, simply to hide their condition.
Gynecomastia is characterized by…
- Excess localized fat
- Excess glandular tissue development
- A combination of both excess fat and glandular tissue
- Gynecomastia may be present unilaterally (one breast) or bilaterally (both breasts)
This procedure is a boon for men bothered and embarrassed by the feeling that the breasts are too large. In most cases merely liposuction is sufficient, but in few cases, breast tissue requires to be excised by a small cut.
9. Eyelid Lift – Blepharoplasty
Cosmetic eyelid surgery, also called Blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or even both. It gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of the eyes, making them appear fresh and alert.
Specifically, eyelid surgery can treat…
- Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid that may result in impaired vision
- Excess accumulation of fatty deposits that may appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
- Droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white areas below the iris
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid.
You must inform the doctor prior to surgery in case you are suffering from any of the following medical conditions:
- Eye diseases such as glaucoma, dry eye or a detached retina
- Thyroid disorders such as Graves’ disease, and under or overactive thyroid
- Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, or other circulatory disorders
10. Fat Injection of face (Restoration of the fullness of youth)
Ageing is an inevitable complex phenomenon. The young face loses vigour, with smooth framework, and coherent distribution of fat along with neighbouring area, with ageing.
Who should opt for Fat Injection?
Patients who have just started showing signs of facial ageing (slight volume loss but skin elasticity is still healthy) can benefit from Fat Injection. In many patients, signs of facial ageing range from loss of volume resulting in saggy cheeks and jaw, hollow depressions visible around the orbital regions, bags under the eyes, and skeletonization of the face in general. Women, in particular, tend to feel the effects of ageing in and around their mouth and eyebrow.
What is Fat Rebalancing?
The goal of rebalancing the ‘hills’ and ‘valleys’ of the face is achieved by the micro-liposuction of the fatty ‘hills’ and subsequent fat transfer to the sunken ‘valleys’. The ‘hills’ are usually located around jowl region and under the chin; whereas the ‘valleys’ form areas around the eyes and the jawline. Fat Rebalancing restores harmony of the face without any alterations of the facial features. This gives softer, healthier, and young looking appearance.
During the consultation, a patient is asked to bring his or her photograph younger by at least 10 to 15 years.
The patient’s face is then examined with reference to the presented photograph. A ‘blueprint’ of the areas that must be augmented with fat, and the areas that must be suctioned is then designed. Micro-liposuction is accomplished by specialized micro instruments; which also helps tighten the skin to give a spirited, youthful look.
The fat is then removed by non-traumatic methods from the patient’s donor site, such as the buttock, thigh or abdomen. This fat is refined using centrifugation, which yields the highest stem cell concentration. This rich in stem cells fat is grafted into the muscles of the face where the vasculature is rich and abundant, thus making it an excellent recipient bed and viable host. The collected fat is injected to all layers of the tissue starting from a layer that is closest to the bone. Fat is not only placed in the folds of the skin but in deep tissue as well, to ‘suspend’ the skin.
This surgery is ideal for any 55-year-old who wants to look like 40, or the 40-year-old who wants to look like 30 again.
How long does the result last?
The result may last for around seven or eight years.
With minimal bruising or swelling, patients can return to their daily chores within 2-3 days.
11. Acne Scar Reduction
Acne is one of most common skin problems that currently affect nearly 80 % of people aged 11 to 30 years. However, acne is not restricted to any specific age groups. Adults in their 20s, 30s, and even into their 40s stand vulnerable to acne. Most cases of acne respond to treatment and clear up without leaving any scars. However, acne that is severe, inflamed, or cystic always leaves scars after healing. Many treatments are now available that remove or improve acne scars. The choice of treatment is influenced by the type and the depth of the scars to a large degree.
Treatment of Acne Scars:
- Chemical Peels
Medium depth chemical peel (like M Y Peel) can improve acne scars up to a certain extent. Multiple peels may be required to reduce deep or extensive scarring. Moreover, it also tightens and lightens the skin.
Traditional dermabrasion procedure can reach deeper layers of skin than a chemical peel. However, the patient must accept the extended downtime and strict postoperative care.
Microdermabrasion, aka skin polishing, is a milder form of dermabrasion. Virtually there is no downtime and complications, but changes are minute and it requires multiple sessions.
- Soft-tissue Augmentation
It can remedy some atrophic (loss of tissue) scars. An injection of subcutaneous fat right under the scars, elevates them to bring the surface of the scars even with the surface of surrounding skin.
- Punch Excision, Punch Elevation, and Punch Graft
This method of surgically correcting acne scars is used on deep scars such as ice pick and deep boxcar scars. Under local anaesthesia, the scar is surgically removed with the punch tool and the skin edges are sutured together. Instead of surgically stitching the skin edges together, the defect is filled with a punch skin graft usually taken from behind the ear. Alternatively, the base of the scar is cut off from the walls of the scar leaving the walls intact. The excised base is then elevated to the surface of the skin and is attached with sutures, steri-strips, or skin glue.
- Subcutaneous Incision
Subcutaneous incision also referred to as Subscision, is used to disband the fibrous tissues that cause rolling scars. Subscision is performed under local anaesthesia by inserting a specially bevelled needle under the skin so that it is parallel to the skin surface.
- Derma Roller Treatment
This process induces collagen production which is responsible for strength and elasticity. It fills up the depth of pits, resulting in reduction of the scars. The Derma roller has special medical graded stainless steel needles that penetrate the scar tissue easily. The scars become softer, less elevated and in most cases give a natural appearance.
- Fractional Laser Treatment
Fractional resurfacing is a cosmetic treatment that utilizes a laser to remove wrinkles, mitigate acne scarring and alleviate dark pigmentation. The laser delivers a series of microscopic, closely spaced laser spots to the skin, while also preserving the normal healthy skin between these spots. This preservation of healthy skin results in rapid healing following the laser treatment. Fractional lasers aim to achieve the skin improvements obtained with ablative lasers without the side effects or downtime associated with it.
12. Face Lift
It’s the face that’s usually the first victim and portrays the first visible signs of ageing. Both gravity and diminished volume play a role that brings about the visible facial features of ageing. There are many variants of the facelift procedure that smoothen the skin of the face and neck, tighten the underlying tissues and muscle, and remove excess skin. Ultimately, the facelift exerts a youthful spirit in the patient. Generally, facelift is a versatile surgical procedure and its surgical plan depends on the magnitude of the problem and your expectation.
How is a facelift performed?
The facelift procedure usually involves incisions in front of and behind the ear. The incisions may extend into the scalp. Once the incisions are made, various degrees of skin undermining are performed, and the deeper layers of the face are ‘lifted’. Muscle tightening, as well as liposuction of the neck and jowls may also be performed, and excess skin is either removed or repositioned.
Results of Facelift Procedure
The results of a facelift may be subtle or dramatic, depending on the appearance as well as the specific goals established prior to the surgery. Since the healing process is gradual, the patients are expected to wait several weeks before an accurate picture of the ‘new look’ emerges. Additional minor changes and settling may be required as well, over next several months following the facelift surgery.
A short-scar facelift (also known as ‘minimal-incision facelift’) is a procedure that repositions the skin and soft tissues of face affected by the ageing process. The principle difference between a short-scar lift and other ‘traditional’ facelifts is that the scar burden in short-scar lift surgery is significantly reduced. The scarring in the crease behind the ear and in the hairline behind the ear is substantially eliminated.
The surgical procedure is a multi-layer, multi-vector lift in which the internal soft tissue structures (‘SMAS’ layer and malar fat pad) are adjusted separately from the overlying skin.
13. BOTOX® Injections
The cosmetic form of Botulinum toxin, also known by its product name BOTOX®, is a popular non-surgical treatment that temporarily yet significantly reduces frown lines, forehead creases, ‘crow’s feet’ near the eyes, and thick bands in the neck. The toxin blocks the nerve impulses and temporarily paralyzes the muscles that cause wrinkles while simultaneously also giving the skin a smoother and refreshed appearance. Studies have also suggested that BOTOX is effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.
14. Dermafiller – Soft Tissue Augmentation
The visible signs of facial ageing occur over a period of time because of various factors such as sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle. One of the earliest signs that announce the coming of ageing is a loss of facial fullness and the development of wrinkles. Softening of these facial lines and restoration of volume & fullness in the face can be achieved non-surgically using injectable fillers.
If you wish to restore facial contours or reduce the appearance of lines and creases, then injection therapy with soft tissue fillers may just be the right thing to choose.
Injectable fillers can…
- Plump thin lips
- Enhance shallow contours
- Soften facial creases and wrinkles
- Improve the appearance of recessed scars
What it won’t do?
Soft tissue augmentation cannot halt the ageing process. If you wish to change the elements of your face, then surgery such as a facelift, brow lift, or eye lift may be ideal for you.
Non-surgical rejuvenation treatments such as injectable fillers cannot achieve the same results but will help delay the time at which you’ll need a facelift.
15. Laser hair removal
The best way to achieve permanent body hair reduction is by a cosmetic laser. Laser body hair removal is quick and highly effective as compared to other body hair removal techniques such as tweezing, shaving, bleaching, waxing, threading, creams, and electrolysis.
How does it work?
Permanent laser hair removal lasers emit pulses of a special light that passes through the skin to target the melanin (colour) in the hair follicle. This damages the hair follicle and causes the hair to fall out. These lasers are specially designed to damage and destroy large areas of hair in a short period of time. These lasers are completely safe and effective. Permanent laser hair removal procedure can be performed on all body parts including the legs, arms, bikini line, underarms, face, and back.
How many sessions are required?
Laser hair removal is safe, effective, fast and completely painless. Five to six sessions of permanent laser hair removal are all you need to achieve the desired results.
Shalby cosmetic clinic provides world-class cosmetic surgery & treatment at an affordable rate without compromising on the quality. At Shalby Cosmetic Clinic, quality is our motto, whether it is technology, equipment, medicines, or implants.
- PAL – Power Assisted Liposuction
- Lasers (for hair removal, pigmentation reduction, tattoo removal, active acne, acne & other scars, to stimulate hair growth on scalp, for moles, warts, and skin tag removal)
- Fractional Laser
- Long pulse Nd YAG laser
- Short pulse Nd YAG laser
- Q switched Nd YAG laser
- CO2 laser
- Mesogun for mesotherapy
- Microdermabrasion – skin polishing
- 4 MHz Radiofrequency machine for ablative and non-ablative treatment
- Dermarollers – for acne scars
- Chemical peel
- Obaji, M Y Peel, Yellow Peel, Green Peel, Stretch Peel, Mela peel, Glycolic Acid, Kojic Acid, TCA, Phenol, Retinoic Acid, Arginine, etc.
- Serum treatments
- Camouflage cosmetics for skin and hair
At Shalby, the safe hands of the highly qualified, experienced, and board-certified doctors would take care of the patients amidst soothing atmosphere, calm ambience and cordial staff members.
Contact Shalby Hospital for Cosmetic Surgery, Skin Clinic, and Aesthetic Surgery in India.
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