At SPARSH, we aim towards providing you with a holistic and self-confident image about yourself. Our team of highly skilled surgeons and dermatologists along with our state-of-the-art equipment strive towards renewing What’s Uniquely Yours! We at the SPARSH Hospital, strongly believe in the saying – You are your own kind of beautiful. Keeping this in mind, our aim is to help you be more confident about you, without forgetting our belief – What’s Uniquely Yours! Here, we offer you with a multiple range of services to choose and pick from and understand what suits you the best.
It is everyone’s desire to achieve a proportional and near athletic physique. Among Indian men, the main troublesome areas are flanks (love handles) and the belly area. In women, problematic areas include bra rolls, the waist, thighs, and arms, in addition to belly fat. These areas are stubborn and don’t disappear even with a lot of exercise and dieting.
Body contouring includes a wide spectrum of procedures that include:
- Trunk (Abdomen, Waist & Back)
- Abdominoplasty/Tummy Tuck
- High-Definition Liposuction
(Abdomen, Waist & Back)
It is a minimally invasive procedure in which stubborn, exercise-resistant fat is removed to give you the shape you desire. This procedure has an extremely small recovery period with minimal complications.
- Love handles (waist)
- Bra rolls
- Neck/double chin
The thighs are one of the most common areas where fat gets deposited when one puts on weight. The fat here is extremely stubborn and doesn’t disappear with exercise and dieting. The fat forms “saddlebags” on the sides and the inner thighs, which cause friction while walking and lead to darkening of the skin there. Liposuction is an extraordinary procedure that can remove this excess fat, giving you lean, toned thighs.
There are two main techniques: the medial (inner) thigh lift, and the lateral (outer) thigh lift. The latter is typically performed as part of a combination of procedures known as a lower body lift.
Thigh lift surgery has demonstrated significant functional and cosmetic benefits, resulting in improved self-esteem for an overwhelming majority of patients.
Most people who undergo repeated fluctuations in weight end up with “flabby arms.” This is usually due to fat deposits along with excess skin. Liposuction can be performed in these areas to give you lean and toned arms. In case of excess skin and poor skin tone, this skin can be excised following liposuction in a procedure known as brachioplasty.
Benefits of the Arm Lift Procedure
- Gives better shape and tone to the arms
- Removes excess skin and fat
- Reshapes the arms
- Better proportions
- Gain confidence
ABDOMINOPLASTY/ TUMMY TUCK
The body of a woman undergoes multiple changes during pregnancy and following the birth of the child. The most distressing of these changes are the ones that occur in the torso due to which she is unable to wear the clothes that she used to fit into before and also develops a negative self-image.
A) Collection of fat in the belly region
B) Loss of tone of the abdominal muscles
C) Excess saggy skin along with stretch marks
This gives a protruded abdomen appearance. This can be reversed by a procedure called abdominoplasty, or more commonly, the “tummy tuck” procedure. When combined with liposuction it’s called “lipoabdominoplasty.”
With the magic of tummy tuck procedure, you can get back that flawless flat abdomen and hourglass shape that you always desired.
The most common part of the body that is augmented with any liposuction procedure is the buttock. The most common complaints that people wanting buttock augmentations are
- Hip dips
- Loss of volume/projection
- Loss of the S curve transition from the waist to the hips
Butt lift/Brazilian butt lift, which involves injection of fat, is a safe surgical procedure to get the desired projection and get rid of hip-dips as well as take care of cellulite, giving back fullness and tone to the skin in this region.
Who doesn’t want a well-toned physique with a “six-pack” abdomen and a body that almost looks as if it’s been sculpted by a master craftsman? The high-definition form of liposuction is a specialised technique where fat is removed to give further definition to the underlying musculature. Get this done to obtain well-defined abs, chest, arms, thighs, and calves. Since this procedure involves artistically “sculpting” the body to define your muscles and give you an athletic, chiselled physique, it is also known as liposculpting.
Liposuction is used to remove fat from areas of the body that haven’t responded to diet and exercise, such as the:
- Upper arms
- Calves and ankles
- Chest and back
- Hips and thighs
- Chin and neck
FACE & NECK
Facial cosmetic surgery involves introducing harmony among all the facial features. This is brought about by
- Maintaining facial proportions
- Correction of deviations/ slight deformities
- Improving skin texture and tone
- Reversal of changes due to aging
- It involves a wide spectrum of procedures customized to your requirements, whilst keeping in mind what is best for you.
Aging results in sagging of the neck skin, with the formation of bands in the area and the definition loss from the chin. Necklift procedure, along with liposuction, enables removal of deep and superficial fat,along with tightening of skin and the lax muscle-via “Platysmaplasty”, to give you a well-toned and rejuvenated neck. This is usually combined with a facelift procedure to give best results.
It is extremely important to follow the surgeon’s post-surgery instructions carefully,
- Avoid certain activities and environments
- Alert the doctors immediately in the event of any problem or unexpected change, especially signs of infection such as fever, redness, excessive pain or pus at the incision
This procedure is done to reverse the signs of aging i.e., sagging off skin resulting in deepened folds, jowls, loss of definition of the jawline and a tired appearance. This is combined with fat grafting to hollow areas, a concept known as. “Centrofacial rejuvenation”. This results in tightening of skin as well as return of jawline definition and improvement in skin texture to give you a rejuvenated and fresher appearance.
There are various types such as classical facelift, MACS facelift, liquid facelift. Liquid facelift is a non-surgical procedure and is done using Botox and fillers.
Benefits of a Facelift:
- Facelift targets many signs of aging in one step
- A facelift will help eliminate a double chin
- A facelift can get rid of your jowls
- Tighten up saggy facial skin
- Facelift Helps reduce deep wrinkles
- Facelift is effective for both men & women
- There is no right age to get a facelift
Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Rejuvenation is a procedure that helps to remove excess fat and tighten eyelid skin for a more refreshed and youthful appearance. Blepharoplasty can give you a younger, fresher look and get rid of that “tired” appearance. It can be performed on upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both at the same time.
How does Blepharoplasty make a difference?
- Restores youthful definition to your eyelids
- Can improve your vision
- Removes bulging fat and excess skin
- Can correct a drooping brow and give a more youthful look
- Can eliminate dark circles and under eye bags
- Can get rid of lines under eyes and eye wrinkles
Chin augmentation or Genioplasty is a procedure that enhances a receding or “weak” chin. This is done with silicone implants or by injections to enhance the chin, making the face fuller and the jawline more symmetrical. This improves the profile of the face and corrects double chin if present.
Common benefits of a chin implant?
- It gives a more balanced look to your face, jawline and side profile
- Restore lost chin volume
Rhinoplasty or nose job is a procedure done to reshape the nose to your desire or to correct the breathing difficulty which can be due to a deviated septum. This procedure aims at resizing/shaping the nose to bring it in harmony with the rest of the face. It also can change the width of the nose bridge and reduces the appearance of humps or depressions on the nose. The shape and size of the nostrils can also be changed. The tip can also be lifted to increase or decrease the projection and give a more attractive looking nose.
Advantages of rhinoplasty?
- A nose job can help boost your self-confidence
- Sinus problems: Headaches, constant nasal congestion, and sinus pressure can be resolved with rhinoplasty.
- Broken nose: Repairing a broken nose – no matter the cause – can relieve pain and improve appearance.
Dimples are considered a very attractive feature of the face but are actually because of defects in the facial musculature. These dimples can actually be created by a plastic surgeon by a simple and quick procedure called “DIMPLEPLASTY”
Dimpleplasty is not medically necessary, people who undergo the procedure do so to improve their self-confidence. Natural dimples are due to slight skin deformities like indentations in the dermis. Dimple surgery addresses the soft tissue to give you dimples that appear natural.
BUCCAL FAT REMOVAL
Buccal fat removal is done mainly for chubby cheeks wherein cheek fat aka buccal fat is judiciously removed to create that ogee curve and give a “high cheek bone” look. It slims down the facial profile. It is a short and safe procedure with minimal downtime.
Buccal fat removal is considered a permanent procedure as the buccal fat does not grow back even with weight gain; what you put on is subcutaneous fat, which is the more superficial fat under the skin.
Fat grafting or autologous fat injection involves using your own fat from areas of excess and injecting it in areas of volume loss in the face. Fat has various rejuvenating properties due to the presence of a high amount of stem cells in it, namely:
- Restores volume in hollowed out areas
- Improves skin quality and texture
- Neutralizes deep skin folds and lifts the saggy aged skin It makes you look decades younger and gives your that fresh, rejuvenated look and glowing skin.
The breast forms the epicentre of a woman’s femininity. The breast undergoes a magnitude of changes from developmental changes at the pubertal age to the changes that it undergoes during pregnancy and finally to the menopausal age. These repeated changes in the breast cause a permanent change in turgidity / volume as well as changes in the skin tone and the nipple complex. These changes are reversible by the art of cosmetic surgery.
One of the most important decision one makes in a breast surgery is by considering four key elements:
A woman may desire to have fuller breasts with a larger cup size that would be proportionate to her body. She can fulfill this desire by using silicone implants or fat grafting or, more usually, a combination of both. The implant choice and the position of placement are subject to the expertise of the cosmetic surgeon and differ from woman to woman.
Why it’s done
- To enhance the appearance if you think your breasts are small or that one is smaller than the other and this impacts the asymmetry
- Adjust for a reduction in the size of your breasts after pregnancy or significant weight loss
- Correct uneven breasts after breast surgery for other conditions
- Improve your self-confidence
A lot of women suffer from large, heavy breasts resulting in symptoms such as neck and back aches, improper fitting undergarments, bra strap injuries and more importantly a psychosocial stigma. These women usually suffer silently due to the taboo attached to it. All of this can be solved by breast reduction also known as reduction mammoplasty. Here the breast tissue is excised whilst preserving the shape, to reduce it to the cup size that the woman desires.
8 Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery
- Large breasts can contribute to back, neck, and shoulder pain
- Improved posture
- Reduced chest rash
- Enhances self confidence
- Makes physical activity easier
Just like any other part of the body, breasts lose volume and sagwith age. There is loss of shape and turf and/or a poor skin tone. This can be reversed by a breast lift. Here the breast and nipple are lifted up and if required augmented with a silicone implant. It is a very safe procedure with a quick recovery period.
When to choose a breast lift?
By placing a sheet of paper underneath your breast so it rests in the breast crease. Looking in the mirror, does your nipple fall below the top edge of the paper? If it does, you have enough sagging to warrant a breast lift. The skin on your breasts has stretched or your areolas have become enlarged.
Mommy makeover consists of a spectrum of transformational procedures to reverse the changes that occur in women after pregnancy and child birth. These changes are seen in women everywhere, ranging from a tired dull looking face to genital changes along with weight gain and skin laxity. These changes bring about a negative self-image in mothers, most of whom are unaware that these changes can be reversed easily.
Mommy makeover procedures include:
- Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty
- Liposuction of the Trunk (in case of minimum skin laxity)
- Arm and Thigh Contouring with Liposuction
- Face and Neck Rejuvenation, Botox and fillers, Fat grafting Liposuction of the neck i.e., double chin removal
- Breast Cosmesis
- Hair Restoration
Genital rejuvenation involves reversal of these changes by procedures that reverse the changes in the inner and outer lips of the vulva, collectively known as vulvoplasty. Repeated childbirth and aging cause laxity of the vaginal wall. Tightening of the vaginal wall allows for return of tone and improves intimacy and gratification.
The changes that occur in the woman’s genitalia include:
- Atrophic labia majora
- Increased size of labia minors
- Vaginal laxity
- Clitoris hooding
This is also called as “man boobs” or “moobs” This occurs quite frequently in teenagers and young adults and is due to a hormonal imbalance that would have occurred during adolescence. There is a glandular tissue formed along with surrounding fat that cannot be reduced with exercise. This is treated with liposuction and gland excision. It is an extremely short and safe procedure with minimum downtime and one can immediately return to activity and exercise.
Classified stages of Gynecomastia
- Grade I – Minimal enlargement without excess skin
- Grade IIa – Moderate enlargement with out excess skin
- Grade IIb – Moderate enlargement with excess skin
- Grade III – Marked enlargement with excess skin
POST MASSIVE WEIGHT LOSS
A lot of people with the current lifestyle that we follow enter the over-weight and obese category. These group of people are morally and physically in a negative zone and need as much help as possible to be pulled out. For these individuals, bariatric surgery becomes a boon wherein the intake of food is decreased by various techniques. Before bariatric surgery, these patients struggle with excessive sagging skin all over the body. Along with the appearance, other skin issues such as intertrigo, rashes and difficulty in maintaining hygiene occur.
These areas include:
B) Arms and Thighs
These areas of excess skin are removed by procedures such as belt lipectomy, arm lift / brachiaplasty, thigh lift along with liposuction to give the desired physique and enable to carry on wearing the outfits they desire to wear and do the activities they desire to do without thinking twice!
Hair loss is extremely common in both men and women. This is increasing due to stress and our poor eating habits. In addition to this, hormonal causes result in male pattern balding. It is important to undergo proper assessment by a qualified hair transplant surgeon to understand the cause and proceed with the right treatment. Based on the grade of hair loss and the cause, there are various modalities of treatment:
- Oral supplements
- Topical lotions to increase density
- Injection of growth factors to stimulate hair growth
- Hair transplant
This includes correction of the nutritional deficiencies by intake of supplements as well as application of topical lotions which block the effect of hormones and decrease hair loss.
GROWTH FACTOR AND PRP Injection of the patients own platelet rich plasma i.e., PRP as well as concentrated growth factors in a quick and painless manner stimulates new follicle growth thus increasing hair density.
In case of higher degrees of hair loss, not responding to medical treatment, hair transplantation is the answer. Here hair follicles are planted in a safe and painless manner from areas of high density to bald patches.
There are two techniques:
1. Follicular unit extraction (FUE): Here individual follicles are removes/extracted and implanted into the bald patch. The follicles are extracted from the back of the head where the density is usually very high.
2. Follicular unit transfer (FUT): Here a strip of skin < 1 cm width is harvested from the back of the head and the remaining area is closed in a scarless technique. The hair follicles are then individually separated / slivered and implanted. A combination of these techniques always gives the best result. Other areas that can be transplanted include • Moustache • Beard • Eyebrows and eyelashes
Botox is the commercial name for botulinum toxin A which is a neuromodulator derived from Clostridium botulinum. It relaxes the muscles of facial expression where it is injected and reduces wrinkles, giving a youthful appearance. It can be used for:
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines i.e., glabellar lines
- Crow’s feet
- Bunny lines over the nose
- Gummy smile
- Depressed angle of the mouth
- Armpits to decrease sweating
- Hyper hydrosis treatment of palms
- Masseter Hyperhidrosis
- Platysmal bands of the neck
Aging is associated with loss of volume. This leads to hollowing of the cheeks, under-eye, loss of definition of the jawline, deepening of the folds of the face, neck lines and many such changes. These changes can be reversed by the use of dermal fillers. These contain hyaluronic acid which occurs naturally in the skin. It replaces lost volume, lifts sagging skin and rehydrates the skin.
Areas where it can be used:
- Under eye/dark circles
- Jawline definition
- Nasolabial area
- Jawline definition
A combination of Botox and fillers are used to reverse sagging of skin, evening out wrinkles as well as replacing volume. This is called Liquid Facelift.
This is a non-surgical, more affordable method of rejuvenation involving a combination of injectables depending on the requirement of each patient. Liquid facelift includes methods to reduce wrinkles and enhance the volume face in particular areas with the aid of Botulinum toxin A, hyaluronic acid based fillers, collagen boosting fillers etc.
This is an office procedure which consists of using specialised threads called PDO threads, that are used to lift the sagging skin as well as used to lift the brow and the neck skin. These threads stimulate collagen formation and hence give a youthful appearance to the skin as well as improve the tone and texture.
This procedure is done commonly to aid in manner of lifting of facial skin. Here barb of thread made commonly of Polydioxane, Poly Lactic acid or Poly capro amide act as cogs to lift sagging facial skin. Once the material is inserted it demonstrates a tension force aiding in the process. As the principle of treating skin ageing is enhancing the collagen, here as in other procedures collagen formation occurs around the threads. Threadlifts can last for 12-18 months. This can also be combined with Botulinum toxin injections, Hyaluronic acid fillers and mesotherapy for optimal results.
LASER HAIR REDUCTION
If you’re not happy with the traditional methods of hair removal such as waxing, shaving or tweezing to remove unwanted hair, Laser Hair Reduction is the option worth considering. Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. The pigment in the hair follicles absorbs the laser energy, which destroys it, while avoiding damage to the surrounding skin. Lasers are useful for removing all kinds of unwanted hair from all areas, be it from the face, arms & legs, underarms, back, bikini line, and even beard shaping. With newer technologies this process is now virtually painless.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal include:
1. Precision: Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
2. Speed: Each shot of laser takes just a fraction of a second and hence can treat many hairs simultaneously. The treatment time of small areas such as the upper lip is less than a minute, and large areas, like the legs and back be an hour at most.
3. Predictability: Most patients have permanent hair reduction after an average of three to seven sessions.
Also known as chemexfoliation or dermapeeling, this cosmetic treatment can be used to treat problematic skin of the face, hands, and neck. Chemical peels help improve the appearance or feel of the skin. During this procedure, chemical solutions will be applied to the area being treated, which causes the skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The peeling off in most instances is not visible. Once this happens, the new skin underneath is often smoother, appears less wrinkled, and may have less damage. There are numerous reasons to get a chemical peel done.
They may be tried for:
- Acne and acne marks
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Sun damage
- Acne scars
- Prior to a social event (Party Peel)
Tattoos have been part of human culture for thousands of years, with a wide range of patterns and symbolic values. Earlier in the history of mankind, tattooing was not as mainstream a feature as it has become today. Just as there are many reasons people get tattoos, there are many reasons why people may want to remove them, and this leads to an increase in demand for a safe & effective way to remove tattoos. Lasers are the only effective, non-invasive solution to unwanted ink. With the advent of Q-switched technology for lasers, tattoo removal has become a very safe and efficient procedure. Q-switched lasers produce intensely powerful, brief pulses of energy – typically lasting just a few nanoseconds. This fast, intense pulse of energy heats up the ink in your skin and gradually dissolves it. However, you’ll need to receive a number of laser treatments over several weeks or longer to remove your tattoo.
Microneedling Radiofrequency (MNRF), or Radiofrequency Microneedling, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. It uses tiny needles to deliver energy in the form of radiofrequency waves to rejuvenate facial skin. The treatment stimulates the growth of healthy new skin, which can benefit common skin issues like acne scars and wrinkles. The fine needles create microwounds, or channels, in the skin, which along with the radiofrequency energy delivered triggers the production of capillaries, elastin, and collagen. Hence it is also called collagen induction therapy.
MNRF can be used to target:
- Acne Scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Appearance of large pores
- Loose, sagging skin
- Scars from injury or surgery MNRF maybe to combined with PRP, which is injected/applied after a session. This may greatly enhance the results of your treatment.
HydraFacial helps improve overall skin texture, tone, and appearance. This is due to the deep exfoliation that cleans your pores, removing debris and allowing for better penetration of face serums tailored to your skin type. After a Hydra Facial, you’ll notice smoother, more radiant skin, possibly with a more even skin tone. The results are noticeable immediately.
This results in:
- Added radiance.
- Hydrated skin.
- More even skin tone.
- Reduction in fine lines.
- Calming of acne.