Institute of Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
Continental Institute of Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery offers a wide range of corrective and enhancement procedures to raise overall facial and physical appearance, reconstructive surgeries to remove post- operative scarring, correct congenital defects and hair grafts. Our immensely skilled plastic & cosmetic surgeons work in collaboration with oncologists, gynaecologists, dermatologists, bariatric and orthopedic surgeons to carry out routine and challenging procedures alike.
Our team of skilled experts presents a myriad of surgical and medical procedures under one roof. At Continental, we focus on superior care, quality of procedures, high end technology to aid our surgeons and a smooth recovery for all our patients. Our cosmetologists counsel every patient thoroughly to understand their needs and wishes. Based on these sessions, our plastic surgeons work collaboratively with other specialists to create a treatment plan that is unique to every individual. The outcomes display the renowned craftsmanship of our surgeons that all our patients are impressed with.
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Facilities at Institute of Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic plastic surgery includes surgical and nonsurgical procedures that reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve appearance and self-esteem. Healthy individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations are appropriate candidates for cosmetic procedures. Some of the procedures carried out at Continental Hospitals are:
Mammoplasty (Shaping of breasts)
Mammoplasty is a surgical technique where the surgeon will remove or add excess fat tissue, glandular tissue and skin under the breast to achieve a breast size that is in proportion with the body. Mammoplasty has three alternatives:
Reduction Mammoplasty is carried out to alleviate the discomfort that is generally associated with overtly large sized breasts. Large and heavy breasts often cause neck and back pain and also restrict motion in women. Reduction Mammoplasty removes excess skin, fat and breast tissue. Post surgery, some women may experience change in sensation and inability to breast feed.
Augmentation Mammoplasty: Breast augmentation is a procedure that uses saline or gel filled implants to enlarge and shape the breasts with almost invisible scars. Desired sizes are determined by fitting trial implants. Augmentation is carried out to increase fullness of the bust, to improve symmetry or restore shape after pregnancy.
Mastopexy: Mastopexy is a common breast lift procedure which repositions the nipple higher on the chest wall. Since the procedure takes about three to four hours, it is performed under a general anesthesia and can be done on an outpatient basis. This procedure corrects sagging and drooping breasts that have lost elasticity due to age and gives a younger appearance.
Gynacomastia: This condition occurs in males when the breast tissue swells due to hormonal imbalance, giving the breasts a large, uneven look. Mostly, this occurs during puberty when hormones are changing constantly. Although not a serious problem, gynacomastia can be embarrassing and mentally stressful for men. The procedure is done under general anesthesia. The surgeon will make cuts at the edge of the areola and remove excess fat and tissue by liposuction.
Breast Reconstruction: A breast reconstruction is performed to recreate breasts in patients who have undergone mastectomy due to cancer. Breasts are reconstructed with desired appearance and volume. Implants or muscle and tissue from other body parts like abdomen or buttock is used to reconstruct the breast, areola and nipple. However, regular breast sensation and function cannot be recreated if there is damage to the sensory nerves and milk ducts.
Abdominoplasty (Flattening and tightening of abdomen)
Abdominoplasty, more popularly called 'tummy tuck' is a method of flattening the abdomen by removal of extra fat, skin and tightening loose muscles. In some people who have loosened abdomen muscles multiple pregnancies, extreme loss of weight, the tummy may te nd to droop or sag giving a unflattering look to their personality. Also, sometimes diet and exercise may fail to remove the stubborn fat around the abdomen area. A tummy tuck surgery involves removing loose skin, tightening abdominal muscles and eliminating fat deposits to achieve a youthful appearance.
Liposuction (Sucking out the undesired fat from various parts of the body)
Liposuction, as the name suggests is a procedure that is used to remove fat from the body using suction. It is carried out by inserting small blunt tipped tubes through tiny cuts in the skin, and suctioning excess fat through these tubes. The doctor will target specific fat deposits by moving the tubes around. Advanced techniques of liposuction have made the process safer and less painful. Techniques like Tumescent liposuction, Ultrasound Liposuction and Laser Liposuction use innovative technology to make the process easier. The entire body or certain body parts can be reshaped to improve contours and proportions. However, Liposuction is not a procedure used to lose weight. Rather, it is a correctional method often used in collaboration with other techniques.
A facelift is generally carried out to remove wrinkles and reduce sagging of skin due to age. A traditional facelift involves lifting of the facial skin to tighten the tissue and muscle underneath. The lifted skin is then laid evenly back into place. The surgeon starts with an incision near the temples, hairline or a place where the stitch is not visible. A facelift is usually performed along with complimentary procedures like brow or eyelid corrections. This procedure does not stop the process of aging, it only removes certain tell tale signs like wrinkles, sagging skin, double chins, etc.
Irregularity of face and asymmetry can be corrected by either bone grafting on the deficient side or soft tissues (like de- epithelialised skin or fat) or both together. Fat injections and fillers can also be done to treat such problems.
Blepharoplasty (Correction of eyelids)
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Droopy, baggy and discoloured eyelids are corrected by this procedure. This can be performed comfortably under local anaesthesia and may involve removing excess skin, fat and muscle that become lose due to age advancement. Severe sagging of eyelid skin can also hamper peripheral vision. Blepharoplasty reduces such vision issues and lends an alert and youthful look to the patient's eyes. The post operative black eye will be healed within 2 to 5 days.
Otoplasty (Correction of deformities and defects of the ear)
Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. The procedure can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth and becomes apparent with development. It can also treat ears misshapen by injury. Otoplasty is a cosmetic procedure and it does not enhance or hamper hearing abilities. Protruding ears are pinned back by creating a backward fold with the ear cartilage. The cartilage and skin are then stitched in place. It is generally performed under local anaesthesia on out patient basis.
Mentoplasty (Correction of the chin)
Mentoplasty or Chin Correction is a surgical procedure which is performed to enhance the overall appearance of the face by correcting the chin. In this procedure, a doctor will either insert an implant, move the bone forward to build a receding chin and reduce chin prominence. Liposuction to redefine the neckline can also be opted for. In case of chin augmentation, the surgeon will use an implant and for reduction procedures, the chine bone is sculpted to the desired angle and facial bones are repositioned.
Hair loss is primarily caused by a combination of aging, hormonal changes and a family history of baldness. In men who have a receding hair line in the forehead either in the center or on the sides, it becomes a great psychological problem.
Rotation flaps are performed wherein the hair bearing skin flap from the sides of the head are rotated to the front.
In pinch graft technique, small pinches of hair-bearing tissue are planted in the non-hair bearing forehead area. Hair growth may occur in few months.
The same can also be done with the help of Co2 laser. Hair roots are placed under magnification in the grooves created by the laser beam and this procedure is known to give better results.
RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY Reconstructive Surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. It is generally performed to improve functions, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance.
Rhinoplasty (Correction of shape of the nose) Rhinoplasty improves appearance and proportion of the nose, enhancing facial harmony and self confidence. Through rhinoplasty, a surgeon can elevate the appearance of a depressed nose by adding cartilage, bone or silicon implant. Removal of humps, reduction of nostril size and narrowing the nasal bones elevation are other alternatives that care carried out depending on the patients' desires. Rhinoplasty can also be performed to correct congenital defects, injury deformities or to overcome breathing difficulties.
Cheiloplasty (Shaping the lip) Cleft lip and cleft palate repair is a type of plastic surgery to correct abnormal development both to restore function and to increase aesthetic appeal. The incomplete formation of the upper lip (cleft lip) or roof of the mouth (cleft palate) can occur individually, or both defects may occur together. The conditions can vary in severity and may involve one or both sides of the face. Thick lips are reduced in size and white patches on the lips are also removed in this procedure. Removing the excess tissue and suturing with fine material will result in an invisible scar.