Department of cosmetology provides compassionate care for patients who desire to reconstruct their skin and shape of body due to congenital and trauma problems and after effects of surgery. Nowadays cosmic surgeries are more prevalent and preferred to beautify the appearance of our patients who are affected by disfiguring wounds, animal bites, profound burn injuries and even congenital appearance.
At Billroth we offer comprehensive treatment for
- Hair Transplantation
- Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
- Breast Reduction
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
- Male Breast Correction
- Arm lift (Brachioplasty)
- Thigh Lift
- Gluteal Lift
- Face Lift
- Eyelid Procedures
- Facial Rejuvenation
Hair transplantation is a minimally invasive surgical method adopted to transfer hair from the individual hair follicles called the donor site to the bald part called the recipient site. Grafts containing hair follicles that are resistant to baldness are transplanted to the bald area. The procedure is carried out with local anesthesia where about 3 to 4 inches of scalp will be removed. The scalp removed will be immediately replaced by nearby hairs. The operation is carried out for four to eight hours or even more depending on the density required by the patient.
The procedures followed are
During the initial consultation the surgeon analyses the scalp and suggests the possible methods and assesses the post operative result. Pre-operative folliscopy will be limpid enough for the surgeon to comprehend the existing hair density and also asses the post-operative results. The patients will be advised to refrain from their usual medication few days prior to the surgery.
Harvesting of hair:
The scalp is shampooed well before the surgery with anti bacterial agent. Proper extraction of hair follicle by cutting the hair shaft is paramount in this procedure. After the hair transplantation the hair becomes tender for which the patient is concerned with proper medication until the final result. The adopted methods of harvesting includes
Strip harvesting: This is the most common technique in which the surgeon harvests a strip of skin from the posterior scalp, in area of good air growth to the bald area of the scalp.
Follicular unit extraction: individual follicular units containing 1 to 4 hairs are removed under local anesthesia and are placed in the targeted region of low hair density to give a realistic hair pattern. The FEU negates the need of large strip of skin and produces natural results
Excess fat usually gets deposited between the skin and muscles. Liposuction is a process of extracting the excess and unwanted fat content from the body. Major areas include abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck and the back of arm. This is a minimal invasive surgical technique in which a small stainless tube cannula that is connected to suction pump is used to remove excess fat. The whole procedure is carried out with local anesthesia injection. After the surgery the operated area is wrapped to reduce swelling, bruising and pain. A pre-surgical consultation is a vital procedure with the surgeon to discuss the necessary preparation for the surgery. This includes regarding diet, medication and intake of vitamins if in practice.
Abdominoplasty is usually done for people who are healthy, to remove excess skin and fat from the tummy region and tighten the abdominal wall. This is a different procedure from liposuction, which involves a major surgery like cutting open the abdomen from hip bone to hip bone. Some women may have loosened abdominal skin due to several pregnancies. In such cases they can adopt this method for a flat and firm abdomen. This is also suitable for men and women who were obese once and left out with excess fat and loose skin in the tummy region. Depending on the extent of the surgery, a complete abdominoplasty can take from 1 to 5 hours. A partial abdominoplasty (mini-tuck abdominoplasty) can be completed between 1 to 2 hours.
Brest reduction also called as reduction mammaplasty to remove excess fat, tissue and skin from the breast region in order to give a new shape and size that is proportional to the shape of the body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with large breast. The surgery is minimally invasive with one or more cuts as per the requirement and carried out with general anesthesia. It usually adopts the Liposuction technique in case if the breast consists of more fat and less skin. Brest reduction increases the self-image and self confidence of the patients and also the ability to participate in physical activity.
Breast augmentation is clinically referred to as augmentation mammaplasty. It is a surgical implantation technique where silicone gel implants, saline implants or in some cases fat transfer is done to increase the size, volume and reshape the breast that has been lost either after weight loss or pregnancy. It helps your breast to look better in proper shape, enlarged size and texture proportional to the body. A proper reshaped breast enhances the body figure and also self confidence and esteem.
Breast lift procedures are clinically termed as mastopexy. This technique involves the lifting up of drooping breast due to overweight or naturally unshaped breast and to reposition the nipples on the chest wall. It decreases the breast volume and drooping nipples and stretched areolas (the darkened space around the nipples). If the breast volume is small or big, then reduction or augmentation procedure is done along with breast lift. During the process excess skin is removed and the breast tissue is reshaped to restore firmness and raised breast, thereby giving a confident look
Male Breast Correction
Male breast reduction also called as Gynecomastia is done to remove the excess fat in the chest region which resembles a women’s breast giving an embarrassed feeling. Reduction methods include liposuction, cutting out excess glandular tissue or using a combination of liposuction and excision is adopted. The male breast appears due to excessive alcohol intake, use of certain drugs, particularly anabolic steroids, certain diseases, such as liver failure and cancer, congenital abnormality (a problem from birth), dramatic weight loss, which can cause the skin to sag. Liposuction is the widely adopted surgical method which involves extraction of excess fat from chest region.
Arm lift or Brachioplasty is done in case of sagging skin on the upper arm. Arm lift surgery is done for hanging skinny arms that occurs due to sudden weight loss. It reshapes the under-part of the arm from the underarm region to the elbow. The surgeon will make an incision on the inside or back of the arm, which may extend to the elbow. Liposuction is carried out to remove the excess fat and reshape the underlying tissue to smooth out the skin. There are also several other procedure to perform arm list that will be decided by the surgeon.
Thigh lift surgery
Thigh lift surgery reshapes the thighs by removing the excess skin and at times fat from the region resulting in smoother skin and well proportioned contours of thighs and lower body. It is done along with arm lift or alone to tighten the skin which is loose hanging immediately after loss of body weight. It is a minimally invasive procedure adopting the liposuction methods. It gives a better look to the lower body region.
Excess skin and fat from aging, heredity factors, or after dramatic weight loss in the gluteal area can be drastically improved with a buttock lift. This procedure involves only removing skin and fat through surgical excision and liposuction under general anesthetic process. The results it produces are tighter, more attractive thigh and buttock skin, improved contours and decreased irregularities in skin surface.
Face lift is clinically called as rhytidectomy. This surgical procedure is carried out to restore the youthful facial appearance. It involves the removal of excess skin from the face region either by tightening or not the underlying tissue. It also tightens the wrinkles and sagging skin on face and neck caused by aging or weight loss. It restores the young youthful look with the tough skin.
Eyelid surgery, clinically called as blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to get rid of droopy eyelids and tighten the sagging eyelid skin for more alert and youthful look. It is a process which requires the removal of excess fat, skin or muscles from either from upper or lower eyelids. In some cases only the skin will be needed to remove, not the muscle and vice-versa in other cases. The surgery restores the beautiful and a youthful look. Both the upper and lower eyelid surgery is carried out with local or general anesthesia.