Valuable Information about Aesthetic Plastic Surgery There was a time when beauty was to be inborn, inherent; something to be tagged as a legacy of those brought it by birth. However, medicinal advancements in world have completely overturned the philosophy only to prove that this was an “ancient myth”. Beauty is a thing which can …
All worth Knowing about Facial Plastic Surgery In India Human beings possess an inherent urge to always look good and be the centre of attraction. But this urge is in its extended form when people want to get an enchanting look without any elaborate makeover. This inclination became an inspirational factor for Dr. Debraj Shome …
How World’s Best Cosmetic Surgeon is changing Lives! Regardless of what physical appearance you possess, you still got prospects of bettering your personality, improving your looks and being more dashing than earlier. Gladly, one of the top cosmetic surgeons renders his services in the process and brings about assured benefits – by way of an …
What to expect from a Reliable Orthognathic Surgery? Beauty gets defined in all new ways now and it is all because of the advancements in cosmetic science and easy accessibility to plastic surgical processes. Men and women are now so finicky about their looks that they can’t compromise on their facial symmetry and want the …
Who does not want to look beautiful & attractive? People apply make up, use beauty creams & lotions so as to look attractive. But there are certain facial features that make you look good naturally. High cheek bones, wide-set eyes, a small nose & a tapering chin are said to make you look appealing. Sharp facial features make one look more appealing. This blog talks about how a prominent chin helps in maintaining the facial symmetry and what role does the chin – as a facial feature have to play in the facial aesthetics.
The skin of the eyelids is the thinnest skin on our body, and the most sensitive of all. In spite of having a small surface area, up to 10% of all skin cancers take place on the eyelids. Most of the times, the first region on the face to show change from ageing and sun damage, is the eyelid area. Because of their delicate, thin structures, the eyes and the region surrounding them are predisposed to cancers. And this is the most neglected area since people tend to forget to protect it from the sunlight. Types of Eyelid Cancers include – Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma, Melanoma and certain other variant like Merkel Cell Carcinoma. This blog talks about different types of eyelid cancers and their treatment and removal.
Many a times people fail to give much attention to the appearance of their neck; nevertheless, the neck is one of the first parts of the face that starts to age early. Furthermore, extreme weight loss or damage due to sunlight may also cause the skin on the neck to look sagging, loose and aged. …
What is facial ageing? How does the ageing for face takes place? What are the treatment options available for correcting facial ageing? How is Fat Grafting for the face carried out? What are the different types of Facial/ Dermal fillers available?
What is an Eyelid Surgery? Eyelid surgery comprises of two different types viz. Cosmetic eyelid surgery & Reconstructive eyelid surgery. Cosmetic eyelid surgical procedures include surgeries performed to correct Ptosis (droopy eyelids), bags under the eyes, Blepharplasty, etc. While on the other hand, surgeries performed in order to correct eyelid malpositions like entropion, ectropion are Reconstructive eyelid surgeries.
You, as a lay person, may be confused between the terminologies: Plastic Surgeon, Cosmetic Surgeon, Oculoplastic Surgeon, Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dermatologist, Trichologist, Cosmetologist, etc. How do you decide who is the best specialist for your disease? Which specialty is better trained? Who performs reconstructive surgery? Who should perform aesthetic surgery. Dr. Debraj Shome, top facial plastic surgeon, in Mumbai, India, tries to demystify all these terminologies in this blogpost.
Your eyes turn red & you dont know why. You buy eyedrops from a chemist & treat for conjunctivitis. What if it is eye cancer? Could be an eye infection which causes vision loss? Is working too hard on computers damaging your eye vision? Why do your eyes water, why are they painful, why are the eyes uncomfortable (runny eyes)? Dr. Debraj Shome, best oculoplastic surgeon & top facial plastic surgeon, takes up these common eye symptoms & tells you how to differentiate a blocked lacrimal duct from eye cancer & conjunctivitis. He also writes about treatment for the common causes of red eyes.
Looking good, beautiful & handsome is important nowadays, both for your self-esteem and even for your job. If you look young and full of energy, not only will it get you appreciation, but also make your colleagues believe you have a lot of energy to take on more assignments and get you that promotion. But, Why spend a lot of money and time, when you can get beautiful skin, by using home, natural remedies? Almonds, papaya, lemon, cucumber, all of these humble kitchen fruits and vegetables have properties which can make you look radiant & young. Dr. Debraj Shome, top facial plastic surgeon in Mumbai, India, believes that surgery or costly spa treatments & facials need not be performed – Your fridge may be hiding the secrets to a more beautiful you!
Dandruff or Seborrheic Dermatitis is one of the commonest skin disorders, mainly affecting the scalp skin. It is characterized by itching and white flakiness. Dandruff is a common cause of hair loss, alopecia & baldness. Sometimes, people affected with severe dandruff may become stigmatized and feel low on confidence. In such cases, it is equally important to treat them from an emotional and psychological point of view. Dandruff responds well to medicated shampoos such as anti-fungal and cortisone shampoos and various over-the-counter topical medications. However, it is always advisable to consult a Dermatologist (Skin Specialist) / Plastic Surgeon in order to get rid of severe dandruff.
Facial scars can be prevented and at the very least heal better than they otherwise would. Nowadays, with the advent of best medical treatments and with combination of different cosmetic – laser treatments and surgical procedures, all types of scars & keloids can be almost completely treated, such that they would almost be invisible. This includes depressed scars, hypertrophic scars, acne scars, chicken pox scars, keloids, etc. Scars impact confidence badly. As Dr. Debraj Shome, best plastic surgeon in Mumbai, India says, “When we treat scars on the face, the brain heals”.
Bony prominences like the cheek, the chin and the nose play a very important role in the way you look. You may be born with high cheek bones & a well defined chin. But, if you are not, it is fairly easy to augment the cheek bones & chin in a non-invasive manner. You will be surprised just how much of a difference these can make to your overall look and photos. Dr. Debraj Shome, top facial plastic surgeon in Mumbai, India, explores how much of a difference high cheek bones & a prominent, square chin can make to your looks. In this blogpost, Dr. Shome explores filler enhancement as well as malar (cheek) implants for cheek & chin augmentation.
Excess hair on the arms, legs, body & face impacts confidence in both men & women. The number of men seeking laser hair removal treatments has risen 85% in just one year. Unwanted body & face hair can be an indicator of changes in the hormonal profile in women & even be a possible indicator of diseases like the polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Conditions like the PCOS have an impact on female fertility & hence appropriate diagnosis of excess, unwanted body hair is more than merely a cosmetic issue. While traditional treatment like waxing, shaving and bleaching have been used for centuries, each one of them has issues, including potential for infections as well as need for repeated use. Laser hair removal has become very popular of late. Laser treatment with the long pulsed Nd YAG laser & the diode laser can rightly be considered the gold standard of hair removal treatment today.
Nail Salons are booming, every celebrity seems to have nail extensions and nail art. Many people want the french manicure, but little do they know that more aggressive styles of nail treatment can harm nails for a lifetime. They can leave women vulnerable to infections, rashes and even skin cancer. Your manicured hands & feet may look cool, but manicures & pedicures can permanently damage your nails. The nail, after all, is an extension of your skin. If the nail or nail bed becomes damaged, it can take a long time to repair, if at all. Dr. Debraj Shome, best plastic surgeon in India, advises care – It is better to have clean, filed and nail polish painted nails, rather than go for exotic manicures & risk having no nails at all.
Celebrities, actors and actresses from Bollywood & Hollywood are style icons. Their fans look at them for advise on everything: clothes, style, fashion as well as beauty treatments & tips. Many celebrities (with their access to the best plastic surgeons and dermatologists) have undergone plastic surgery like hair transplant, liposuction, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), breast implants & cosmetic procedures like the QR 678 hair growth factor injections & skin whitening surgery. But, do all of these work? What are the risks & the benefits? Should you undergo them? Dr. Debraj Shome blogs on celebrity makeovers and their efficacy, what you may consider & what you should be wary of.
Celebrities, actors and actresses from Bollywood & Hollywood are style icons. Their fans look at them for advise on everything: clothes, style, fashion as well as beauty treatments & tips. Many celebrities (with their access to the best plastic surgeons and dermatologists) have undergone plastic surgery like Botox, fillers (Juvederm, Restylane), rhinoplasty & Thermage. But, do all of these work? Should you undergo them? Dr. Debraj Shome blogs on celebrity makeovers and their efficacy.
Face Shapes play a vital role in aesthetics & beauty. Working out your face shape type can be the first step in evaluating many things: which hairstyles will suit you, which spectacles & sunglasses will look good on you, how you should apply makeup, etc. In fact, understanding your face shape is the first step in understanding you. Once you know your face shape, you can rectify the deficiencies & aim for the best face shape by visually changing your face shape via hairstyles, makeup, glasses. The facial shape can also be changed by using non-surgical procedures like Botox treatment for masseter hypertrophy & filler injections for adding volume to certain areas of the face. Facial Shapes can also be changed by using cosmetic surgery procedures like VASER Liposuction of the face, chin implants & cheek implants.
Looking good on photographs & appearing photogenic is both an art and a science. In today’s Facebook & ‘selfie’ driven world, almost everyone would like to photograph better. Just because you look good in person does not mean you will also look great on your photographs. Similarly, you may have flaws in person, but you can also be photogenic & enhance your beauty & looks on photos. It does not require Photoshop or the best photographer in the world (though that can help). All of us (not only models, celebrities & actresses), can look better on photos, if we know how to & use a few tips & tricks more deliberately when we are being photographed. Dr. Debraj Shome, a facial plastic surgeon based in Mumbai, India & an avid photographer, lets you in on a few plastic surgeon, aesthetic & photography based secrets, so that you too can rock your photos.
There is truth in the adage that “beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”. Social norms decree that we look at the eyes when we interact. This makes sure that the eyes become central to first impressions in beauty & attraction. Wider, larger, baby like eyes make a person look younger & more attractive. Eye Makeup tends to try & enhance these features by outlining the eyes & making them stand out & appear wider. Treatments like Botox injections & blepharoplasty surgery work on the same premises of widening the eyes & removing eyelid bags & sagging. Appropriately applied eye make up enhances all facial features. However, eye make up must be removed effectively to prevent problems like dry eyes & eye infections.
Beauty, being beautiful & handsome is as much science as it is art. Studies with babies suggest that ‘beauty detectors’ are hard-wired in our brains from birth, such that the infants consistently gaze longer at the attractive faces. So, if babies know what is beauty, there must be a method to the madness. What Makes a face beautiful? How important is facial symmetry? Should women wear heels? What makes eyes beautiful? You may not consciously think of it, but evolution has taught your eyes to recognize beauty the moment they see it. Recognizing beauty is a short, quick response for recognizing which eggs may suit your sperm and vice versa. The brain knows in seven seconds who it finds attractive. The beauty industry tries to emulate these commonly understood patterns of beauty & tries to correct ‘flaws’ to make you appear more beautiful & handsome. Dr. Debraj Shome, top facial plastic surgeon, India, tries to demystify the ‘looks paradigm’ in this blogpost.
Celebrities define fashion & lifestyle trends, wherever they go, whatever they do. When it comes to looks & beauty, the divas & celebrities (actors & actresses) in the Hollywood & Bollywood circuit have no other option, but to look beautiful and handsome all the time. This blogpost written by Dr. Debraj Shome, one of the best facial plastic surgeons in the world, discusses the hot beauty trends & the top makeover tips amongst the hep & the happening today. What do Hollywood & Bollywood Celebrities, Actors & Actress do to look good & what are their makeover tips to look beautiful? What are the Hottest Celebrity Trends? Whether it is the Liquid Gold Facial or the Snake Venom or the Bird Poop Facial, Dr. Shome presents the medical evidence for & against the same & lets you know whether you should go for it!
moles can occur on many parts of the body, including the face. Patients are genetically predisposed to develop moles. Each & every skin mole should be viewed with suspicion & moles should be promptly removed in cases of a rapid increase in size, darkening of color of the mole or any other complications like bleeding from the mole. Differential diagnosis of moles includes skin tags, warts, freckles, lentigenes and even melasma. Surgical removal of the moles are performed for cosmetic reasons or an excision biopsy may be performed, when there is suspicion of a melanoma (skin cancer). Surgery can remove moles easily, surgery is most often performed nowadays with the Ellman radiofrequency surgical machine, which decreases surgical time & expedites healing of the skin lesion.
As we age, the facial tissues tend to droop, due to the action of gravity. Facelifting treatment elevates the facial tissues, restoring the youthful facial contours. Surgical face lift can be performed through the classical facelifting incision. Modifications like the mid-face lift, mini face lift, etc, can achieve the same results, but with greatly reduced surgical downtime & much reduced surgical risk. Advances like the vampire Lift, the liquid facelifting treatment (with Botox Injections & Fillers), can achieve the same results, and are non-surgical, with zero risk and downtime.
Whether you are getting ready for the festival season, for a wedding or just for a normal day, these best beauty tips are affordable & very safe. Most of these beauty tips & beauty treatments may cost less than what a meal costs these days. Dr. Debraj Shome, top facial plastic surgeon in India, discusses the best beauty treatments & tips like skin resurfacing procedures (carbon dioxide laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion & chemical peels), botox injections & dermal filler injections treatment & the hydrafacial. Looking young and beautiful has never been easier, safer or more affordable.
Increased skin pigmentation or Hyperpigmentation refers to areas of skin where an excess of melanin has been produced and formed deposits, causing skin patches that appear darker than the surrounding skin. Common skin areas (sites of pigmentation) that experience hyperpigmentation or dyschromia are the sun exposed parts of the body like the face, arms, and hands. Age spots, liver spots, freckles, sun spots (solar lentigenes), pregnancy mask, melasma, under-eye dark circles are all types of increased skin pigmentation (hyperpigmentation) and there are several treatments available to reduce or remove the darker skin. Increased skin pigmentation is a difficult problem to treat. In this blogpost, Dr. Debraj Shome discusses various treatment options, including home remedies to remove pigmentation, skin creams, use of sunscreens, skin whitening & lightening products & laser treatments to remove skin hyperpigmentation & melasma and discusses the results with these treatments.
Skin scarring is the process by which skin wounds are repaired. Damage to the deeper layer of the skin, the dermis, is required to produce a scar. These are several different types of skin scars including Keloid scars, Contracture scars, Hypertrophic scars & Acne scars. This blogpost by Dr. Debraj Shome discusses the Best Treatment for Scars, including medical treatment, over the counter skin ointments, pressure bandages, silicon sheets, laser treatment, carbon dioxide laser resurfacing & surgical scar excision. The pros & cons of these therapies and remedies are discussed in detail. Scars can be prevented & even the worst, recurring, keloid scars can be treated with a combination of these best treatments.
What are causes of hair loss? Can hair fall be reduced? How can we stop & prevent hairfall? What is the latest research on hair growth? Do PRP, Stem Cell therapy & QR 678 hair growth factor injections work in treating alopecia & causing baldness cure? Should hair be oiled? What foods should you eat for beautiful hair? Does minoxidil reduce hairfall? Is hair transplant surgery successful? For the best hair growth treatments, the latest hair research, hair loss prevention tips & hairfall solutions, read this blogpost by Dr. Debraj Shome, a top / best plastic surgeon in Mumbai, India.
When it comes to looking younger, many of us don’t want the latest medical treatment. We want to take an alternative or holistic approach, non-invasive & non-surgical. So, typically all skin care tips & beauty tips tend to center around the same. Facials are a treatment for the face that’s meant to cleanse, firm, smooth and moisturize the skin. All sorts of facials are now advertised in spas and salons – Fruit facials, oxygen facials, de-tanning facials, gold facials, silver facials, botox facials, galvanic facials, etc. But, do facial face treatments really work? Is there any scientific evidence to show that regular facials will make you look younger & more beautiful? Can facials serve as anti-aging treatment & remove wrinkles & face lines? Do you think facials are good for your skin? Or do you think they are a waste of time, money and potentially dangerous? Read this blog post by Dr. Debraj Shome, top facial plastic surgeon in Mumbai, India, to know more.
Growing & Looking old & infirm is no longer an option. Dr. Debraj Shome, top facial plastic surgeon, practicing in Mumbai, India, blogs on easy, natural methods (anti-aging tips) to stay young & healthy longer, as well as the best cosmetic anti-aging treatments globally. Antiageing Foods, Skin protection with sun blocks, anti-oxidant therapy, skin creams, laser skin treatment (skin resurfacing), botox injections, dermal fillers treatment as well as cosmetic surgery are discussed here. Aging can be prevented & delayed now & even when it does occur, the slew of anti-aging treatments discussed can make you look younger, appear healthier and in the peak of health and vigor, both for men & women.
No amount of under eye concealer & eye make up can counteract the under eye problems (eyelid bags, eye bags, dark circles, black circles, tear trough deformity). Dark Circles under the eyes (under the lower eyelids) are very common, very troublesome, detract from appearance, and impart an aged and tired look on people. Dr. Debraj Shome, a top / best oculoplastic surgeon, based in Mumbai, India, discusses the major causes of dark circles under eyes, medical remedies, skin treatments, laser treatment, non-surgical cosmetic treatments like Botox & filler injections & cosmetic surgery remedies like blepharoplasty. How do dark circles occur (causes of dark circles), how to get rid of dark circles & which modality (treatment option) to use when, is discussed in detail in this blog post.
‘Laser’ is an acronym: Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Laser light can be accurately focused into small spots with very high energy. The light is produced within an optical cavity containing a medium, which may be a gas (e.g., argon, krypton, carbon dioxide laser), liquid (e.g., pulsed dye laser) or solid (e.g., ruby, neodymium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet (Nd:YAG), alexandrite laser). The process involves excitation of the molecules of the laser medium, which results in the release of a photon of light, as it returns to a stable state. Each medium produces a specific wavelength of light, which may be within the visible spectrum (violet 400 through to red 700nm) or infrared spectrum (more than 700 nm). Laser skin treatments are a safe, effective & the best non-surgical treatment method for treating diverse skin conditions and diseases, extending from aging (making skin younger), hair removal, pigmentation removal (melasma treatment), open pore treatment, wrinkle removal, fine line removal, tattoo removal, removal of vascular skin lesions (like capillary hemangiomas & strawberry nevus), skin whitening, skin lightening & also serves as synergistic treatment with a wide variety of anti-ageing treatments like Botox, Fillers, Skin chemical peels and cosmetic surgery.
In a shocking ruling, the Supreme Court of India reversed a Delhi High Court judgment and reinstated a British-era draconian law that not only criminalizes consensual gay sex, but also equates homosexuals with zoophiles and pedophiles, in India. Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code is a 153-year old colonial-era law. According to this law, same-sex relationships are an “unnatural offense” and punishable by a ten-year prison sentence. Whether being homosexual, lesbian or bisexual is of the order of nature or against is not the discussion here, since different people may have different views on this. But, in something as personal as sex, will the State decide what is right or wrong for each of its Citizens? As long as the act is in between two consenting adults, is it even democratic to get into the bedroom and dictate what is right or appropriate, via laws? Moreover, From a biological standpoint, the longstanding consensus of the behavioral and social sciences, and the health and mental health professions, since the 1970s, is that homosexuality and bisexuality are per se normal and positive variation of human sexual orientation.
Facial trauma, also called maxillofacial trauma, is any physical trauma to the face. Commonly injured facial bones include the nasal bone (the nose), the maxilla (the bone that forms the upper jaw), and the mandible (the lower jaw). The mandible may be fractured at its symphysis, body, angle, ramus, and condoyle. The zygoma (cheekbone) and the frontal bone (forehead) are other sites for fractures. Fractures may also occur in the bones of the palate (mouth) and those that come together to form the orbit of the eye. As many as 50–70% of people who survive traffic accidents have facial trauma. In most developed countries, violence from other people has replaced vehicle collisions as the main cause of maxillofacial trauma; however in many developing countries traffic accidents remain the major cause. Rene Le Fort used cadaver studies in 1900 to provide detailed descriptions of 3 basic types of facial fracture, these are now known as Le Fort I, Le Fort II & Le Fort III Fractures. Fractures of the nose, base of the skull, or maxilla may be associated with profuse nosebleeds. Nasal fractures may be associated with deformity of the nose, as well as swelling and bruising. Deformity in the face, for example a sunken cheekbone or teeth which do not align properly, suggests the presence of fractures. Asymmetry can suggest facial fractures or damage to nerves. People with mandibular fractures often have pain and difficulty opening their mouths and may have numbness in the lip and chin. With Le Fort fractures, the midface may move relative to the rest of the face or skull. The 3 goals of therapy in treating facial fractures are (1) to restore functional occlusion; (2) to stabilize the major facial skeletal supports, thereby restoring the pre-morbid 3-dimensional contour (height, width, and projection) to the face (Open Reduction & Internal Fixation); and (3) to provide skeletal support for the proper function and appearance of the overlying facial soft tissue structures.
Oculoplasty & oculoplastics deal with eye plastic, eyelid, orbital, lacrimal, brow and mid-face surgery. Oculoplastic surgery (performed by oculoplastic surgeons) is a fast growing super-specialty in India, with many institutes now offering fellowship training programs for young oculoplastic surgeons. For eyelid, orbital, brow, lacrimal and mid-face surgery, please seek and look for a good oculoplastic surgeon, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad and most other Indian cities will have a few. Most of the top oculoplastic surgeons are trained in the Western world and have come back to India post that and costs will be 1/5th the costs you would pay in the US, Europe or Singapore.
Is Excessive Sweating Interfering with Your Normal Life & Routine activities? Do you hesitate to buy new clothes because they might be ruined by underarm sweat? Do you worry someone will notice your sweat stains? Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis is a common problem. There are two main types of hyperhidrosis. Botox (Botulinum toxin) Injections treatment for primary focal hyperhidrosis is very successful. BOTOX (Botulinum neurotoxin) treatment helps control the symptoms of severe local sweating (in palms, feet, underarms, face, etc), when topical anti-perspirants do not work well enough, by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops. You should notice a significant reduction in sweating within 4 weeks of your first treatment and effects (reduced sweating) last up to 201 days or 6.7 months. In summary, excessive local sweating in the underarms, palms, feet & face (axillary, palmar, plantar & facial hyperhidrosis) can have deleterious functional as well as social effects. This can now be easily treated with local Botox Injections. Dr. Debraj Shome, renowned facial plastic surgeon, blogs on the same.
Rhinoplasty / nose job / nasal shaping surgery is a surgical procedure, performed to improve the function (reconstructive surgery) and/or the appearance (cosmetic surgery) of the human nose. Septoplasty is a corrective surgical procedure done to straighten the nasal septum (deviated nasal septum surgery), the central partition between the two nasal cavities. When it deviates into one of the nasal cavities, it narrows that cavity and impedes airflow. A deviated nasal septum is deemed significant when it causes a crooked nose in appearance or causes other symptoms such as sinus blockage, nasal congestion, sinus infection, sinusitis, difficulty in breathing, snoring & sleep apnoea. Often, a septoplasty is combined with a rhinoplasty for cosmetic correction of the deformities of the external nasal framework. The combination of a septoplasty to straighten the nose & a rhinoplasty to make the nose cosmetically better looking is called a septorhinoplasty (functional + cosmetic correction of nose). The nasal septum can bend to one side or another as a part of normal growth during childhood and puberty. Also, the septum can be deviated at birth (congenital) or because of an injury (nasal trauma / nasal fracture), such as a broken nose. A septorhinoplasty is performed to correct a deviated nasal septum, a crooked nose, & other symptoms such as sinus blockage, sinusitis, difficulty in breathing, snoring & sleep apnea.
Flying for an airline or on an airplane is a tough job. Pilots & Flight attendants are expected to look fabulous at all times. With the world getting more & more busy and traveling becoming more & more frequent & over longer distances, frequent flyers are expected to jump off the plane and get straight to work, looking fresh. Flying can (and will) take a toll on even the best cared for of complexions. Take the stress of air travel coupled with altitude and recycled air in a confined space and you’ve got the makings for potential skin problems. The great news is that for impeccable looks you don’t need to spend a fortune on luxury beauty products. So here is a round up of some advise (skin care tips) which will stand the pilots, cabin crew, frequent flyers and every day travelers in good stead.