- Cosmetic surgery procedures that improve the appearance of the face and body
- For people who feel self-conscious or unhappy with their appearance
- Types of surgery include tummy tuck, breast augmentation, eyelid surgery, and liposuction etc.
To be a human is to be a imperfect, but if concerns about how you look make you feel self-conscious and unhappy, aesthetic (or cosmetic) plastic surgery is an option.
“Aesthetic plastic surgery can buoy a patient’s spirit, self-confidence and happiness,” says Yash Mehta, Associate Consultant ( Facial Cosmetic Surgery ) at Bhatia Hospital Tardeo, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon for Medicine.
About: Co-Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the medical practice . Skilled in Dermal Fillers, Toxins, Botox ,Cosmetic& Facial Plastic Surgery, Otoplasty and Rhinoplasty .Strong healthcare services professional with a Doctor of Medicine – MD focused in Otorhinolaryngology Gujarat University and specialised in Facial Cosmetic Surgery.
The journey started in year 2004 ,his 1st year of MBBS in SSR MEDICAL COLLEGE Mauritius. He remember the day before his final surgery university exam for MBBS – he had the privilege of meeting Dr. Jean-Claude Dardour. During their conservation he asked hin which subject of medicine interested he the most . As a budding doctor, He eagerly answered “anatomy and surgery” .
Dr.Jean Claude Dardour explained why he had switched his career from Onco surgery to Plastic surgery. He wanted all his patiens to come in smiling and leave even happier . That moment changes my perspective forever . While I was doing my internship I understood what he meant , when I did my residency it got confirmed .I pursued fellowships in Facial Plastic Surgery after my residency in Otorhinolaryngology.
Dr Mehta completed his MBBS degree from SSR Medical College – University of Mauritius, Mauritius. He then went on to pursue his Master in Surgery (MS) in Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) from VS Hospital, Ahmedabad-Gujarat University. Following which he was accepted as a fellow for Facial Plastic surgery through the Spanish Society of Facial Plastic Surgeons where he learned the latest techniques and best practises related to Facial Plastic Surgery. His background in Otorhinolaryngology gave him an additional advantage given his detailed understanding of the face.
In this interview, he shares insights on the Otoplasty procedure.
Who is a good candidate for Otoplasty? What is the type of patient you typically see for this procedure?
Otoplasty is a cosmetic procedure used to change the shape, size, position of the ear using permanent sutures. The primary candidate for this procedure is a person with protruding ears. Also, patients who have their ear disfigurement due to trauma can be consider for this procedure. I typically consult patients who would like to improve the shape and size of their ears.
Tell us about the surgical technique adopted by you?
The Mustardé technique, Furnasa technique and also the Davis technique can be used for correction. The Mustardé technique is used to correct the undeveloped antihelical fold, and I use the Furnasa technique for correcting excessive conchal cartilage. However, as with any other type of major surgery, Otoplasty has certain complications too, which include asymmetry, telephone ear, reverse-telephone ear, hematoma, and perichondritis.
Are there any minimally invasive options as well?
Yes, there is minimally invasive options such as Allergans earfold ® .
What is the recovery time and what does the post-treatment care involve?
This procedure is done under local anaesthesia, and so, complications of general anaesthesia are avoided. There will be a bilateral mastoid ear dressing or xeroform dressing for five to seven days.
The dressing needs to be redone after the first 24 hours, and after seven days, the stiches are removed.
Any contraindications involved that one should be aware off? Also, is there anything the patient must not do after the procedure?
Contraindications for Otoplasty would be if the patient is under five years of age, if the patient has bleeding disorders, and infection of the ear cartilidge. The patient cannot play any contact sports for seven to ten days and cannot go swimming until the scars have healed.
Which do you consider as most challenging as well as successful case studies for this treatment?
The most challenging cases of Otoplasty is anotia, and most successful are the cases with protruding ear with either excessive conchal cartilage or underdeveloped antihelix fold.
What is aesthetic plastic surgery?
Aesthetic plastic surgery (also called cosmetic surgery) refers to procedures that improve the appearance of the face and body. They include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), breast augmentation, breast reduction, eyelid surgery, nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), face lift and removal of fat (liposuction).
What is cosmetic or aesthetic surgery?
Improving aesthetic appeal, symmetry, and proportion are the key goals. An aesthetic surgery can be performed on all areas of the head, neck, and body. Since cosmetic procedures treat areas that function properly, cosmetic surgery is designated as elective.
The Difference between Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery
Most people think that Plastic Surgery constitutes the most popularly known surgeries that film artists have had, so that they can retain their youthful appearance. However even though they are closely related specialties, technically, there is a fine divide between Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery.
Focus of Cosmetic Surgery
- The goal of the Cosmetic Surgeon is to aesthetically enhance a patient’s appearance and hence the procedures, principles and techniques used focus entirely on this outcome. The goal is to improve the proportion, aesthetic appeal and symmetry of the body part on which a procedure is being performed.
- Cosmetic surgery can be performed on all areas of the body, including the head and neck.
- It is a voluntary choice made by the patient to have cosmetic surgery.
- Cosmetic surgery can be performed by plastic surgeons as well as doctors from various medical fields.
Cosmetic Surgery Procedures include:
- Body contouring – this includes Gynecomastia treatment, Liposuction and Tummy Tuck
- Breast enhancement – Enlargement, Reduction and Lifting
- Facial contouring – Cheek enhancement, Chin and Rhinoplasty
- Facial rejuvenation – Brow lift, Eyelid lift, Face lift and Neck lift
- Skin rejuvenation – Botox, Filler treatment and Laser resurfacing
Focus of Plastic Surgery Procedures
- The main focus of Plastic surgery is to set right defects so as to reconstruct to provide a natural appearance and restore normal functions of the body part that is being operated upon.
- It is defined as a surgical specialty that involves the reconstruction of facial and body flaws due to birth, burns, diseases and trauma.
- The goal of plastic surgery is to reconstruct and enable dysfunctional body parts to function in their normal and natural mode.
Though both plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery procedures are performed to improve a patient’s body, the overall philosophies that guide their goals, training and research for patients’ end results are different. Each have specific goals that are built to envelop distinct set of procedures.
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