Founder and Chairman, Enhance Clinics Globally renowned Hair Transplant & Cosmetic Surgeon

MS, MCh (Plastic Surgery), DNB (Plastic Surgery), FICS (USA), Fellowship (Cosmetic Surgery) (USA)

FAQ's

Hair Transplantation

How does hair transplantation work?

The transplanted hair is removed from one area of the body (donor site) and transferred to another (recipient site).

The transferred tissue is not "rejected" as it is not foreign tissue. The transplanted hair maintains its own characteristics; color, texture, growth rate, and curl, after transplantation and regrowth. The vitality of the grafted follicle is maintained by the rich blood supply to the scalp. Originally many years ago, large circular grafts (commonly called 'plugs') containing 15-20 hairs were transplanted resulting in noticeably unnatural results. Over years, instruments and techniques have been developed that allow hair transplant surgeons to achieve truly natural results by transplanting large numbers of small grafts very close together. We have found that hair grows from the scalp in groups of one, two, or three (and rarely, four) hair follicles, called "follicular units." We can transfer these groups of follicles, called “follicular unit grafts,” after eliminating the excess surrounding tissue.

This allows the grafts to be placed closer together resulting in a denser and more natural result. A significant amount of artistry is also needed in order to recreate the natural patterns of hair growth.

Will my hair transplant results look completely natural?

Yes. The hair that is transplanted usually comes from the back of the head or the side of the head of you having the transplant. Unless you have an identical twin with extra hair to donate, you must serve as your own donor. The hair follicle that is transplanted, should it survive the transplant, will produce hair in its new location. The hair follicles will not divide and multiple to produce several hairs in its new location. So, in that sense, the hair that is transplanted will not "spread".3. How long does a hair transplant procedure take?

Hair transplantation can be quite time intensive. Depending on the amount of hair that needs to be transplanted, it often takes several operative sessions, and these must be placed at least 6 to 8 months apart. We can move hair in very thin strips or we can use plugs containing 10 or 15 hairs per plug, but these techniques are much less popular than they once were. They often produce an artificial look that can be detected by others on casual inspection. Now it is much more common to do much smaller unit transplants.

In other words, we may transplant single hair follicles or small groups such as 2 or 3 hair follicles in a single group and it is not uncommon to transfer between 750 and 1,500 hair follicles at a single session.

Some surgeons are able to transfer up to 2000 or even more follicles in a single session. When one transplants hair, it is quite common for the hair shaft in that follicle to fall out. The transplanted hair follicles often go into a resting phase before they begin to produce new hair. It often takes up to a year following the hair transplantation to see the full result of the procedure. If necessary, one can then go back and provide more individually placed hair transplants to fill the small gaps that exist after the initial procedure. Technically, during the procedure, if one attempts to place the graft too close to the one just previously placed, the first graft begins to pop out as one attempts to insert the second. One usually has to place the grafts about 1/8 inch apart. This is not as dense as normal hair so it is often necessary to go back 8 months to a year later and place more follicles between those originally transplanted.

It is estimated that perhaps 20 percent of women will experience some degree of hair loss. It can be related to some underlying illness or perhaps to hormonal change after menopause. Usually, it is a general thinning of hair rather than losing hair over a specific patch such as is more common in men. Although hair transplantation is less commonly done in females, there is certainly no reason why you could not consider transplantation if there is enough donor hair. Sometimes, you can make the hair loss worse if you constantly pick at a spot where you are losing hair, so you should try to be careful about that.

Does the hair transplant procedure hurt?

Most people are surprised at how little pain there is during a hair transplant procedure today. Some discomfort is to be expected as the anesthetic is injected into the scalp. Once the skin is anesthetized, there is no pain. If the numbing medicine wears off during the course of the procedure, more is injected to re-anesthetize the area. Advances in local anesthetic and the way it is applied allow for a comfortable and relaxing procedure. Most patients watch movies, listen to music or nap during their procedure.

What does a hair transplant cost?

Despite the initial cost of the procedure, hair transplantation can be less expensive than an artificial hairpiece over the long run. Considering that the results are permanent, most people consider it a good investment in their future happiness. Different surgeons have different practice costs, which they must cover. The business of hair transplantation is relatively competitive and individual surgeons are not shy about stating what their procedure costs once they have seen what needs to be done in an individual patient. Without an examination, It is not possible to quote a price on a patient.

How many grafts/hairs will I need?

Depending on customer to customer. You can check the level of baldness "http://www.enhanceclinics.in/hairloss/hair-transplantation" and write to drmkhanna@hotmail.com with pictures.

What is the recovery/healing time?

Depending on the type of procedure you have done and the type of work you do, it is often possible to go back to work the next day your hair restoration surgeon will discuss this with you during the consultation.

Will people know I had a hair transplant?

No

When will my newly transplanted hair start to grow?

4-6 months

Are the results permanent?

Yes

How do I find an excellent hair restoration surgeon?

Since our own specialty is plastic surgery, we are somewhat prejudiced in favor of plastic surgeons. There are individuals with other specialty training background that do good hair transplant procedures. In general, we think that the plastic surgeon is more likely to be able to use mini grafts, tissue expansion, flap advancement, and scalp reduction techniques to accomplish your goals. I think that having many techniques available increases the likelihood that one can meet your expectations.

FAQs Rhinoplasty

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is surgery to repair or reshape the nose. This may be performed for cosmetic reasons or to correct a deformity due to injury or birth defect. Almost all of these operations are performed through the nostrils, which means there are no visible cuts (or subsequent scars) to the face.

When is Rhinoplasty necessary?

Some of the conditions that can be corrected by rhinoplasty include:

  • Broken nose.
  • Birth defects of the nose.
  • Nasal obstruction.
  • Self-consciousness about the size or shape of the nose.
  • Medical issues to consider.

If your operation is for cosmetic reasons, you have to know exactly what shaped nose you would like. Make sure your surgeon understands why you want the operation so they can decide the best method of reconstructing your nose to your satisfaction. If you need surgery to repair a broken nose, it is best to seek medical attention straight away. Otherwise, the swelling of the tissues can delay surgery for around five days. If this is the case, your doctor may give you a course of antibiotics to take in the meantime, to reduce the risk of infection. Rhinoplasty can be performed using general or local anaesthetic, depending on the extent of the surgery required, your health, and the preference of your surgeon.

Can you tell me more about the Operation procedure?

The operation procedure depends on factors such as the reasons for the surgery, but can include:

  • Anaesthesia - you will be given a general or local anaesthetic.
  • Post trauma - to repair a broken nose, slender instruments are usually inserted into each nostril to gently push the bones back into their proper alignment. A bad break may require a small cut (incision), so that the surgeon can see to arrange the bone fragments correctly.
  • Cosmetic surgery - rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons can include 'open' or 'closed' techniques.
  • 'Open' technique - this involves accessing the nasal bones via incisions inside the nostrils and through the columella (the skin that separates the nostrils).
  • 'Closed' technique - this involves accessing the nasal bones via incisions inside the nostrils. Once the incisions are made, the skin is lifted away from the underlying bones and cartilages.
  • Surgical procedures - this depends on the reshaping required; for example, the nasal bones may be chiselled, or broken and realigned, or else cartilage may be trimmed back.
  • Stitches - incisions are closed with dissolving stitches.

What do I expect immediately after the operation?

After the operation you can expect that:

  • The inside of your nose is packed with special gauze.
  • Your nose bridge is covered with a splint, commonly made of plaster of Paris. The splint helps to minimise swelling and keep your nose in its new profile while healing takes place.
  • Sometimes, a small tape may be placed over the nose to keep the dressings in place.
  • Nurses record your vital signs, including temperature, pulse, breathing pattern and blood pressure.
  • Nurses inspect your dressings for signs of bleeding and replace the outside dressing if necessary.
  • You have to breathe through your mouth until the packing gauze is removed.
  • You will probably notice a lot of swelling and bruising, mainly around your eyes. The swelling should go down in a few days, and the bruising may go away in the first week or two.
  • You may have to wait four or five hours before you are able to eat and drink. However, once these few hours are over, you should be able to eat anything you like.
  • You can get up out of bed and move around a few hours after the operation.
  • If you need pain relief, ask the nursing staff to give you what your doctor has ordered.Are there any side effects and possible complications?

Some of the side effects and possible complications of rhinoplasty include:

    • Pain
    • Swelling.
    • Bruising.
    • The sensation of a ‘stuffy’ nose for a few weeks.
    • Numbness of the nose for a few months.
    • Delays in healing.
    • udden nose bleeds.
    • Infection.

How do I take care of myself at home?

Be guided by your surgeon, but general suggestions include:

  • Make an appointment for a later check-up with your doctor after about one week.
  • If you have any medications to take home from hospital, be sure to ask what they are for, and how often and for how long you have to take them.
  • If you are ordered antibiotics, make sure you take the whole course.

FAQs Moles

What are moles?

Moles are smooth skin growths that may be flat or elevated and red-, brown-, or skin-colored. They may be present at birth or early childhood (congenital moles) or may develop in early adulthood (acquired moles).

What treatments are considered medically necessary vs. cosmetic?

Moles must be carefully evaluated by a qualified physician to ascertain any concern for melanoma. Worrisome moles must be biopsied to rule out melanoma. These biopsies are considered medically necessary and are thus covered by medical insurance. Removal of large, disfiguring congenital moles, or of any mole that becomes irritated due to repeated friction or trauma (beard area, scalp, bra-line) is also often covered by medical insurance. However, cosmetic removal of moles is not covered by insurance.

How are moles removed?

Elevated moles can be removed surgically, either by excising the mole or by shaving it flush with the plane of the surrounding skin. They can also be ablated (evaporated) using a carbon dioxide or erbium YAG laser if there is no concern for melanoma. Flat brown moles can also be excised or treated with a number of lasers to decrease or remove the brown pigmentation of the mole. This last method generally requires more than one treatment.

FAQs Liposuction

What is the most common form of body contouring?

The most common form is liposuction. Liposuction is a procedure where fat is suctioned through a hollow tube connected to a vacuum out of the body.

Is there any truth that when one has liposuction, the fat shows up in other parts of the body?

We are all born with a set number of fat cells so when liposuction is performed, you get some of those cells out. So the area that has had the fat suctioned out of it is less likely to gain weight or increase in fat because there are fewer fat cells in the area. However, if you does not gain weight then there will be no relative increase in fat elsewhere.

Does bovine promote breast growth?

I am not sure you what mean by bovine. I assume you mean bovine collagen and if that is the case, I know of no such study that indicates that breast growth increases with bovine collagen.

Is it necessary to have skin removed or tucked after liposuction?

The ideal patient for liposuction is someone who is in good shape, but has isolated fat deposits. In those patients, there is usually no need to remove skin or tuck it. However, there are patients that have a lot of extra skin and fat that is not amenable to liposuction alone. In those patients, we usually will need to remove skin as well as fat to get the improvements in contour.

Is it possible to get rid of cellulite on the back of the legs or elsewhere?

Cellulite is a condition where there is pitting of skin and tends to be genetic in nature. It is almost exclusively present only in females. Liposuction does not improve cellulite. Some lifting procedures like a buttocks lift or a thigh lift will sometimes reduce cellulite.

How painful is the liposuction procedure?

The amount of discomfort that patients have with liposuction is dependent on a number of factors. If the liposuction is limited to a small area, it is less likely to cause much discomfort. Thus, the more extensive the area liposuctioned the more discomfort you will experience. Another factor is you’s own tolerance to discomfort. Some people have very little discomfort after liposuction, while others require significant pain medication to alleviate their pain. On the average, you feels sore for 7 to 10 days.

How much fat can be removed during one liposuction?

There has been a change in the attitude of many surgeons when it comes to how much liposuction should be accomplished in one procedure. The recommendation by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons is to limit the maximum amount of liposuction to 5 liters. If that 5 liters limit is surpassed, it is recommended that you be admitted to a medical facility for observation and management of fluid.

How long does the procedure take, and is it an outpatient procedure?

The length of time the procedure takes depends on what you are trying to accomplish. For example, if you are only doing liposuction to the outer thighs, that will take 1 hour of operating, and it is an outpatient procedure. On the other hand, if you have a tummy tuck, this will require 4 hours of operating and you is usually kept in the hospital one night. In the largest procedure done for body contouring, which is called Belt Lipectomy, tissue is removed in a circumferential fashion all the way around the belly and back. This procedure can take 6 to 8 hours to perform and may require hospitalization for a number of days.

What is involved with a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck is a procedure that is utilized to flatten out and tighten the tummy usually in women after they have had a couple of babies. These patients will usually present with excess skin of the belly, as well as fat excess and a weak abdominal muscle wall. In some of these patients, if their stretch marks are all located below the belly button, then they can be removed. This is because in a traditional tummy tuck all of the skin from the belly button to the hair bearing area is removed and the remaining skin is stretched down to the level of the hair.

Can anything be done for excess tissue on other parts of the body other than the stomach?

For the arms, many people will present with excess skin and fat from the elbow up. A procedure called brachioplasty is performed where the scar is along the length of the upper arm, but is hidden when the person has his or her arms by their side. Another area where people may benefit from body contouring surgery is excess tissue in the back or in the breast area.

How long is the recovery period after a "tummy tuck"?

The recovery period after a tummy tuck is somewhere around 7 to 14 days. Usually we ask you to take anywhere from 2-1/2 to 3 weeks off of work.

Who is a good candidate for belt lipectomy?

At the University of Iowa, we have one of the largest series of Belt Lipectomy in the world.

We found that there are 3 groups of patients that can be helped by this operation, which removes tissue all the way around front to back. It improves the following areas: it flattens out the tummy, lifts the outer thighs, lifts the buttocks, gives you a deeper curve in the area of the hips and reduces back rolls.

The largest group of patients that benefit from this surgery are those who have lost a significant amount of weight on the order of 100 to 200 pounds. Although these patients have either lost that weight secondary to stomach stapling surgery or an aggressive exercise and nutrition program, they still have a lot of excess skin and fat. The Belt Lipectomy procedure removes all of this excess and resulting in a more normal body appearance. The second group of patients that can benefit from this surgery are those who are about 30 to 40 pounds overweight. Those patients will also get the benefits that we talked about. The third group that can benefit from this surgery are people who are not overweight at all, but desire a very significant improvement in their body contour.

Are you restricted to certain activities, special clothing, etc?

After surgery with a tummy tuck, you should not straighten up at the waist for approximately 7 days, and they are to avoid heavy lifting or exercise for 3 to 6 weeks.

Dr Khanna, are there areas of the body you would not perform liposuction? Is the inner thigh one area?

There are areas that are less amenable to liposuction, and, as your question states, inner thighs are bad areas to liposuction aggressively. In general, the buttocks itself is not liposuctioned. We liposuction around it but very infrequently will we liposuction the buttocks itself. The upper arm from the elbow down is not liposuctioned and, in general, the face itself is not liposuction, although the area under the chin is a common area where liposuction is utilized.

What criteria does the plastic surgeon have to meet to perform liposuction? Is there a place to check certifications?

It is always a very tough question to answer who is and who is not qualified to perform liposuction or any other cosmetic procedure.

Most recently trained plastic surgeons learn liposuction in their training. Many of the older surgeons have learned it later in their careers. I would suggest that a good way to address the question of qualification is to directly ask your physician if they are board certified plastic surgeons and if they perform this procedure on a regular basis. I would also ask the surgeons if they have ever had any complications. All surgeons have complications and if you are given the answer that they have never had complications, you might want to try another opinion. A very good method to check whether surgeons have proper certification to perform any surgery is to find out if they have regular hospital privileges to perform those procedures. The reason for that is that hospitals give out privileges based on the physician’s training. So the hospital has done the checking for you. It is important that the hospitals we are talking about are regular hospitals, and not surgery centers.

What complications can one expect with liposuction?

As with any other surgical procedure, liposuction can cause possible complications. Infection and bleeding are common complications of any surgery. Specific complications related to liposuction include seroma formations which is a fluid collection in the area of the liposuction, ridging which is waviness of the skin from the liposuction, unevenness, too much removal of fat, too little removal of fat, and in some very unusual situations loss of skin. There are reported cases of even death from liposuction where very large amounts of fat were removed in one operation, and you was not monitored. Overall, however, liposuction is a very safe procedure and is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure. There are some other complications that are fairly unusual, and I will not include them here.

What is ultrasonic liposuction?

Ultrasonic liposuction fits into two categories. No. 1 is internal ultrasonic liposuction where the liposuction tube has a probe at the end of it that emits ultrasonic waves, which cause the emulsification of fat. Emulsification of fat is similar to making fat more liquid so that it can be suctioned. This is especially helpful in liposuctioning fat that is very thick or scarred. The second way that ultrasonic technology can help with liposuction is external ultrasonic liposuction. With this method, the area to be liposuctioned an external ultrasonic probe is applied to the skin leading to internal emulsification of the fat. The emulsified fat is then suctioned in a routine fashion. The probes used in external ultrasonic liposuction are similar to the probes used to perform ultrasound examination of a pregnant woman. In this case, however, ultrasound energy is much higher.

FAQs Face Lift

What is facial plastic and reconstructive surgery?

Facial plastic surgery is a field of medicine devoted exclusively to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, neck and head. Facial plastic surgeons are specifically trained to treat conditions such as aging, sagging skin, skin wrinkles and blemishes, acne or facial scars, precancerous and cancerous skin lesions and hair loss, in addition to the more commonly- thought of facial plastic procedures like facelift, rhinoplasty (“nose job”), blepharoplasty (“eyelid tuck”), dermabrasion (“skin sanding”), chin augmentation and facial laser and chemical peeling. Make sure your facial plastic surgeon is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; while some plastic surgeons operate on all parts of the body, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is the largest organization of surgeons devoted to the practice of facial plastic surgery.

What is minimally invasive facial plastic surgery?

Minimally invasive cosmetic facial surgery describes an approach to enhancing facial appearance while minimizing extensive surgery and recovery time. Endoscopic brow, face and neck lifts utilize small telescopes and specially designed instruments, avoiding long incisions and extensive surgery to rejuvenate the face. New lasers, such as the Erbium-YAG laser, allow for faster recovery than earlier skin resurfacing lasers. Biologic materials, such as collagen and other skin proteins, are now available in forms that can be easily injected or implanted in an office procedure to fill in wrinkles and folds or augment thin lips. Minimally invasive surgery is a concept based on tailoring treatment with advanced techniques and equipment for each patient in order to provide consistently excellent results and an early return to everyday life.

What is the best treatment for facial wrinkling?

It is important to distinguish facial wrinkles from skin folds. Skin folds are formed by the action of facial muscles on the skin. Facial wrinkles are textural changes of the skin that persist without active facial movement. A number of procedures are available for facial wrinkles; these include laser or chemical peeling, dermabrasion and collagen injections. A facelift generally does not treat wrinkles. Skin folds generally are more difficult to treat. Your facial plastic surgeon can help you determine the best procedure for you.

I have heard collagen injections can treat wrinkles, but the results do not last. What are they, and are they any good?

Collagen is the most common protein in the skin and gives it its firmness. Collagen can be injected into the skin, where it can "plump up" and soften wrinkles or deep facial folds; alternatively, it can be used for enhancing the appearance of the lips. Standard collagen injections use collagen purified from the skin of cows. Since there are subtle differences between human and cow collagen, cow collagen is progressively broken down by the body after it is injected into the skin.

The effects of cow collagen vary, but results typically last 2- 6 months. Several newer materials are now available, and consist of human collagen. Long-term studies are now being conducted by Anthony P. Sclafani, MD, FACS in the Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; since human collagen should not be recognized by the body as foreign material, results may be more long- lasting.

What will a facelift do for me?

A facelift is designed to reposition loose and sagging skin. It can be combined with facial liposuction to remove fat from the area under the chin and from jowls. It is not the best treatment for facial wrinkling, but can restore a refreshed and youthful appearance to a face with sagging and lax skin.

Face lifts are designed to reduce the slackness in the tissues of the face; a face lift tightens or excises muscle, fat and skin, producing a more youthful, rested appearance. Generally speaking, face lift procedures only address the two-thirds of the face, although a surgery can combine both face lift and eyelid surgery or browlift.

For individuals interested in reducing sagging in the facial area, face lifts may be the best way to address the problem. For many patients, the key issues corrected by face lift surgery include sagging jowls, loose neck skin, and fat accumulation under the chin (double chin). Face lifts work in essentially the same manner, although there are some variations in face lift techniques, depending upon the specific individual facial constructions, and the intended outcome of the face lift surgery.

Individuals investigating the ways in which a face lift could help them should meet with a plastic surgeon who specializes in face lifts. During the consultation, the surgeon and patient will determine reasonable expectations for face lift results, depending upon the facial bone structure, and specific problems to be addressed by the face lift procedure. Many surgeons will use photographs of the individual from an earlier period to guide face lift surgery and create a more youthful-looking face. A good plastic surgeon can help decide if face lift surgery is a good choice for the prospective patient, and will explain all of the face lift benefits and risks.

What is Endoscopic Facelift?

Although the traditional facelift is usually the best choice for most patients, an endoscopic facelift can be beneficial for certain select individuals who do not have a significant amount of excess skin. An endoscopic facelift can focus on problems in a specific area of the face, making smaller, more concentrated adjustments. Patients who undergo endoscopic facelifts typically require less recovery time, experience fewer side effects and have lower risk of complications.

Endoscopic facelifts make use of the latest technology, using small incisions (often less than one inch in length) that are easily hidden. The surgeon performing the endoscopic facelift inserts the endoscope probe-a small camera-and tiny instruments through these incisions. While performing the endoscopic facelift, the surgeon and others in the operating room are able to monitor the progress of the procedure using the internally placed camera.

The typical endoscopic facelift will require three or more short incisions which are concealed in the hairline and/or behind the ears. Because the incisions used in an endoscopic facelift are significantly smaller than those used in a traditional facelift, the risk of sensory loss from nerve damage is decreased. Endoscopic facelift patients also have significantly reduced bleeding, bruising and swelling; tend to recover more quickly and are often able to return to work and other activities within a week of the procedure.

Endoscopic facelifts have an additional benefit: they can generally be performed on an outpatient basis, under local anesthesia. Patients who choose endoscopic facelifts often save a great deal of money compared to the cost of a traditional facelift, since an endoscopic facelift does not require an overnight stay in a hospital or the use of general anesthesia.

Almost any problem that can be treated with a traditional facelift can also be addressed through endoscopic facelifts. A surgeon can tighten loose muscles of the neck, smooth and tighten the tissues of the mid-face, repositions the cheeks, etc.

To discuss the endoscopic facelift and determine if you would be a suitable candidate for this procedure, contact Dr.Manoj Khanna.

What is Non-Surgical Face Lift?

A non-surgical face lift can be a viable and cost-efficient means to enhance the physical appearance of the facial area. A non-surgical face lift can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and boost the overall appearance of the face. Non-surgical face lift procedures are often less expensive and require a shorter recovery time than the surgical alternative.

This surgical procedure also requires a relatively long recovery period and a greater risk of complications from the procedure.

Non-surgical face lift procedures are generally less-invasive, do not require an extended recovery period, and generally have a lower risk of complication as compared to a surgical face lift. Non-surgical face lift results, as a general rule, tend to last for a shorter period of time than surgical results. Non-surgical face lift methods may be better suited for men and women who have minor skin imperfections that they wish to cosmetically correct.

There are a multitude of non-surgical face lift procedures that are available to patients who wish to improve the appearance of their facial features. Some of these are more invasive than others, each have their own risks and benefits, and all require different fees. The most popular non-surgical face lift procedure is Botox. More than two million people underwent a Botox non-surgical face lift procedure in 2003 alone. Botox involves a series of injections in the facial area that work to relax the muscles in the area to smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Botox costs average four hundred dollars a session and the results last three to six months.

Collagen injections are another type of non-surgical face lift procedure. This technique involves injecting collagen (a protein naturally found in the skin) into the skin to raise the tissues and decrease the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines. An alternative to collagen has also been developed and is touted as a safer method than collagen. This non-surgical face lift procedure injects a hyaluronic acid compound (a sugar naturally found in the body) into the skin layers to achieve the same results as collagen and other dermal fillers.

Skin resurfacing techniques such as the chemical peel, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, and laser skin resurfacing are also common types of non-surgical face lift procedures.

There are also a variety of face lift creams available on the market which may be able to enhance the appearance of the facial skin and reduce the signs of aging. Some face lift creams can also extend the results of other non-surgical face lift procedures.

If you are interested in learning more about non-surgical face lift options, you may wish to speak with Dr.Manoj Khanna who is an experienced and knowledgeable cosmetic surgeon in your area. This expert can determine what procedure may be best for you and discuss the risks and benefits associated with prospective non-surgical face lift procedures.

What is Instant Face Lift?

Instant face lift refers to products designed to tone and tighten the skin and muscles of the face; instant face lift products generally work to improve the overall appearance of the facial skin. The intent of instant face lift manufacturers is to provide individuals with an alternative to surgery.

There are some differences between instant face lift products, but most work by tightening the skin tissue, lifting it up and reducing wrinkles. Instant face lift powders and creams also frequently contain exfoliants, and a number of instant face lift products rely on the removal of dead skin layers to improve skin appearance. Some instant face lift results are due to increased moisturizing, which smoothes the skin’s surface.

The process of instant face lift usually takes less than an hour, and results often appear after the first application. An instant face lift (usually cream or powder applied as a masque tightening skin as it dries-providing the "instant face lift") allows individuals to treat themselves at home with almost no risk of side effects. Instant face lifts are generally meant to be used once or more a week, and most instant face lift products rely on repeat treatments to achieve optimal results.

Individuals interested in learning more about instant face lift products should consult our lead Doctor (Dr.Manoj Khannqualified plastic surgeon for additional information. With so many instant face lift products available on the market, careful comparison is necessary, and only a physician can recommend the instant face lift that will be most effective for each individual.

How can Face Lift Cream Programmes help me?

A number of face lift cream products have been developed as an alternative to surgical and non-surgical methods of enhancing the appearance of the face. Face lift cream is designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to create a more youthful appealing look. Many of these products are touted as non-invasive and less expensive alternatives to face lift surgery and non-surgical techniques such as Botox, microdermabrasion, dermal fillers, and the like. Face lift cream products are often considered cosmetic. For this reason, it may be wise to consult Dr.Manoj Khanna who is a cosmetic surgeon and can provide more information about face lift cream options.

There are a number of face lift cream products that contain an amino acid called acetyl hexapeptide- also known as Argireline- as their active ingredient. This ingredient is touted as a clinically safe and proven face lift cream constituent that can significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth, forehead, and eyes without surgery or injections.

This powerful non-toxic peptide compound is offered as an alternative to face lift cream products that contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) which can cause long term damage to the skin. AHAs work by peeling off the first layer of the skin to reveal the layer of skin beneath. In contrast, acetyl hexapeptide works by reducing the amount of nerve stimulation in the facial area in order to smooth and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. These face lift cream products are also said to extend the effects of complimentary procedures such as Botox.

These face lift cream products are used once or twice a day for a few months and are applied all over the face much like a moisturizer is applied. Only a small amount of face lift cream is needed because most products are highly concentrated. Many face lift cream manufacturers claim that a thirty percent or greater reduction in wrinkles can be achieved in the first few months of treatment. Some experts claim that a face lift cream must have a ten percent solution of acetyl hexapeptide in order to be effective.

These face lift cream products may be a viable cost-effective alternative to other surgical and non-surgical cosmetic facial enhancement procedures. Though the cost varies by product.

Face lift cream may be a good option for patients who have minor wrinkling or fine lines in the face or for patients who have undergone other face lift procedures. In addition to acetyl hexapeptide face lift cream, there are a number of other products available to enhance the appearance of the skin, including but not limited to: glycol-ceramides, green tea extracts, hyaluronic acid, and a variety of others.

I need more information on this subject. Who can help me?

If you would like to learn more about face lift cream products, their use, and their effectiveness, you may wish to speak with Dr.Manoj Khanna who is a knowledgeable and highly qualified plastic surgeon and can provide you with additional information.

FAQs Cosmetic Surgeries

What is Cosmetic Surgery?

Aesthetic surgery is popularly known as "Cosmetic Surgery".

Why is Cosmetic Surgery necessary?

A pleasant appearance can open doors to new opportunities whereas unattractive looks may find the same avenues closed. People elect to have cosmetic surgery to improve their appearance, thereby increasing their self-esteem and confidence.

What is the difference between Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is performed for aesthetic reasons, whereas plastic or reconstructive surgery is usually performed for medical reasons.

What is the difference between reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery?

Reconstructive surgery corrects defects (as in breast reconstruction after cancery surgery) or restores function, while cosmetic surgery is meant to improve a person's normal appearance.

Who can perform a Cosmetic Surgery?

A qualified Doctor like Dr.Manoj Khanna, who has a Board Ceritificated Plastic Surgery Certificate is well educated and qualified to perform a Cosmetic or Plastic Surgery.

What does the term board-certified plastic surgeon mean? Aren't all plastic surgeons "board-certified"?

You should know that physicians may call themselves "plastic surgeons" even if they were trained in a nonsurgical specialty. Anyone who has a medical license can call himself or herself a surgeon, even if he or she has no formal training in surgery.

Some of these physicians without plastic surgery training may perform cosmetic surgery in their offices, but do not have privileges to perform these procedures at an accredited hospital.

Physicians like Dr.Manoj Khanna, who are trained in plastic surgery, and board-certified by the ABPS, may also perform cosmetic surgery procedures in their offices. However, these trained and board certified plastic surgeons will also have hospital privileges at accredited hospitals. you should ask about - and check on - your plastic surgeon’s credentials and hospital privileges before undergoing any treatment or surgery. It is important that your doctor has hospital privileges to perform the proposed procedure, even in-office procedures. Hospitals give doctors privileges to do procedures that fit under their training guidelines.

When we refer to a plastic surgeon as "board-certified", we mean one who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The ABPS is the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to certify physicians in the full range of plastic and reconstructive procedures. To be certified by the ABPS, a physician must have at least five years of approved surgical training, including a residency in plastic surgery. He or she must also pass a comprehensive written and oral exams in plastic surgery.

What are the types of Cosmetic Surgery?

The most common types of Cosmetic Surgeries are:

Hair Transplant, Facelift (meloplasty), Eyelift (blepharoplasty), Chemical peel, Dermabrasion Wrinkle reduction, Ear correction (otoplasty), Nose surgery (rhinoplasty),Facial implants, Lip enhancement, Liposuction, Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), Breast enlargement (augmentation mammaplasty) & Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty).

What is Hair Transplantation?

Hair Transplantation is a procedure to solve the baldness problems and can make the hair grow in a bald head.

Dr.Manoj Khanna is an expert in this field.

What is Face Lift?

The skin is cut in the scalp and around the ear. It is then separated from the underlying tissue, pulled tighter and stitched. Leftover skin is cut away. The operation can be performed under local or general anaesthetic, and may take anywhere from two to four hours. The face will be bruised and swollen for some weeks. Numbness or an uncomfortably tight sensation are common reactions and may continue for months after surgery.

What is Eyelift (blepharoplasty)?

The eyelids are cut along their full length to the 'crow's feet' wrinkles at the outer corners. Excess skin and fat are removed. Laser resurfacing may also be performed to treat remaining wrinkles. This operation may take one to two hours and can be performed under local or general anaesthetic. The eyes will be bruised and swollen for a few weeks. Side effects include blurred vision, overproduction of tears and changed shape of the eyes (usually only temporarily).

What is Chemical peel?

A chemical peel removes the surface layers of skin. A solution is wiped over the face and may be left uncovered or masked with lotion or tape. The chemicals burn the skin and the healing process promotes new growth. Deep burns remove the most wrinkles, but also increase the risk of complications such as scarring and infection.

What is Dermabrasion?

A device similar to an electric sander is applied to the face under local or general anaesthetic. The rough surface of the rapidly rotating pad rubs off the skin surface. The healing process promotes new growth. Deep dermabrasion removes the most wrinkles, but also increases the risk of complications such as scarring and infection.

What is Wrinkle Reduction?

Wrinkles can be lessened using friction or plumped out with a variety of technologies. Laser skin resurfacing uses a laser beam to burn the skin. Botox is an otherwise deadly toxin that is used in a small dose to paralyse the underlying muscles responsible for forming the skin wrinkles. Botulinum injections (Botox) can be a safe and effective temporary treatment of fine facial lines and wrinkles. Injections of fat or collagen can be piped along wrinkles to smooth them out.

What is Ear Correction (otoplasty)?

Ears that stick out from the head can be repositioned any time after the age of five or six years. The fold of skin behind the ear is cut, and the excess cartilage is reduced or remodelled. The operation takes around one hour. Bandages need to be worn for a few weeks to help manage the bruising and swelling.

What is Nose Surgery (rhinoplasty)?

In most cases, the surgery is performed through incisions in the nostrils, leaving no visible scars. Bone and cartilage are trimmed and the nose reshaped. Nostril packs and splints may be required. This operation takes around two hours. Bruising and swelling may take three or four months to fully subside. Complications such as bleeding or infection are comparatively rare. Sometimes a chin implant is inserted at the same time to balance the profile.

What is Facial Implants?

Implants are used to fill out a receding chin or flat cheekbones. The implant is inserted through a small incision in a concealed place – for example, inside the mouth.

What is Lip enhancement?

Thin lips can be fattened with a variety of procedures that offer short or long term results. Injections of collagen or fat are both eventually reabsorbed by the body. A permanent implant similar to a small, foam rod can be threaded through the lip.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a procedure that removes fat from the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms and throat. A narrow tube (cannula) is inserted through a skin incision and the fat is sucked out with a powerful suction pump. The operation can be performed under local or general anaesthetic. A pressure garment needs to be worn for some months to help the skin to contract and contour.

The area will be bruised and swollen for weeks or months. Complications can include failure of the skin to contract, causing a corrugated look. A lipectomy is an operation that removes extra skin as well as fat.

What is Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)?

Excess skin and fat from the abdomen are removed and the underlying abdominal muscles tightened. Often, the navel will need to be relocated. Incisions are generally made along the bikini line to minimise the visibility of scarring. This operation is performed using general anaesthetic. Numbness and sensations of uncomfortable tightness are common and may continue for some months after surgery. Complications include infection and the formation of fluid pockets

What is Breast enlargement (augmentation mammaplasty)?

Enlarging the breasts requires the insertion of saline or silicone implants. An incision is made under the breast or armpit and the implant is pushed through. It may be positioned either behind or in front of the chest pectoral muscle. There will be bruising and swelling for a few weeks. Complications include the formation of hard scar tissue around the implant, deflation of the implant, and implants that move out of position.

What is Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty)?

Incisions are made beneath each breast and around the areolae of the nipples. Excess skin and fat are removed. The remaining breast tissue is remodelled and the nipples repositioned and stitched in place. Scars can take up to one year to fade, but will remain visible for life. Complications include reduced nipple sensation.

Is this possible to look better and natural at the same time?

Not only is this possible, this is the desired goal of most procedures in. Unfortunately, there are many people in the world who have undergone cosmetic procedures who now have obvious changes to their appearance that make them look unnatural. While this may be desirable for certain individuals, most people would prefer that the improvements gained by facial plastic procedures be subtle and harmonious with the rest of their face and body.

Most individuals do not want to have facial features that advertise to the world, “I have had plastic surgery.” Dr.Khanna believes that surgery should not be “overdone” so that the changes in appearance are improvements that look like they belong to you, rather than changes that have been put there. He wants to create a pleasing look that a patient could have been born with. Dr. Khanna achieves this goal through careful analysis of each patient’s unique physical features and a conservative and meticulous surgical approach.

What are the most popular Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Procedures?

The following are by far the most common Plastic or Cosmetic Surgery Procedures.

For Women :

Liposuction (lipoplasty)

Breast Augmentation (Breast implants)

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