The What’s What of Cosmetic Surgery

Know the different types of cosmetic surgery, including the organs involved, risk factors and popularity of the particular procedure.

If you’ve been wondering about the kinds of different types of cosmetic surgeries, or what the procedures are for disguising or treating external injuries, this is your place.

Mole and Scar Removal:

This is a quick procedure that is most commonly requested by patients. Patients usually come in to
remove scars and moles as they do not like how they look. This is a very simple procedure that
can be done by a skilled cosmetologist.

Nose Jobs or Rhinoplasty:

The highest number of requests received are for nose lifts. A surgeon can reshape your nose just about any way you like. This is done by removing skin and altering the structure of your nose, both the bone and cartilage. After a nose job, you should stay put for a day or two. Bruising and swelling is worst in the first three days.

Smile Correction:

Wrinkles near the jawline or any other facial deformities can be fixed quite easily by a skilled
cosmetic surgeon. Smile correction is another very commonly requested surgery and seen more
popularly right before the wedding season from both male and female patients.

Brow and Forehead Lifts:

A forehead lift, also known as a browlift or browplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to
elevate a drooping eyebrow that may obstruct vision and/or to remove the deep “worry” lines that
run across the forehead. Since the advent of the hugely popular wrinkle remover: Botox, many
consumers have eschewed the invasive surgery altogether, opting for Botox injections every four to
six months to get the same results. Botox is also used after some forehead lift procedures to increase the effect of the surgery.

Ear Lobe Correction:

Many patients come in with a torn earlobe due to wear and tear. The corrective procedure takes just
about 20 minutes and is very popular amongst women patients. Earlobe surgery or repair is a reconstructive plastic surgery procedure performed to restore the appearance of earlobes that have been torn or stretched due to tearing of the ear, trauma or piercing, including the insertion of ear gauges.

Breast Augmentation or Mammoplasty:

This surgery is used to increase the size, change the shape, and alter the texture of the breasts of a woman. Some women also request breast reduction surgeries, however that is a more complicated procedure that breast augmentation.

By Dr. Anupam Golash

Dr. Anupam Golash
Dr. Anupam Golash

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgery