Cosmetic Procedure

Treatments and surgeries that aim to improve a person's appearance are called cosmetic procedures. There are various cosmetic procedures available, which are breast augmentation or reduction, liposuction, vulvovaginal surgery, rhinoplasty (nose job), and chemical peels.

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Is it possible to do a breast implant explantation surgery under local anesthesia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 years old. I am having breast implant explantation surgery in four days. I have bad anxiety and the thought of anesthesia really scares me. I am a mother and the thought of being over sedated or not waking up at all is frightening. My surgeon has agreed to use local and MAC an...  Read Full »


Dr. Rohit Jain

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems you are worrying a lot about small things. About the anesthesia, you need to understand the reason behind why we give GA (general anesthesia) and not local in such surgeries. The doctor is going to open the breast tissue and will be inserting the implant and...  Read Full »

Can Hydrocortisone cream be used if the face becomes red and inflamed after a chemical peel?

Query: Hello doctor,Five weeks ago, I did a much too deep Jessner and a 30 % TCA combination peel myself. I swelled so much 24 hours after the peel that my eyes almost shut. Yes, this was a terrible mistake. My face is still red, but slowly resolving and I have been keeping it constantly moist and have bee...  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, there is redness on the side of the forehead. Redness from a deep peel can stay for months. Instead of a massage, I suggest you use a topical steroid cream, pr...  Read Full »

What are 500 cc breast implants?

Query: Hello doctor, Is a 600 cc breast implant the same as a 500 cc implant filled to 600 cc? Is a 500 cc implant filled to 600 cc considered extremely large with more chance of rupture? Is going from A cup to C cup (350 cc) then going from C cup to possible D cup (500 cc filled to 600 cc) that big of a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Pavan N Murdeshwar

Cosmetologist, General Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your confusions. Let me tell you one thing. The implants are usually measured by three things, the volume, the base diameter and the height (profile). So the implants chosen will be on the basis of all the three criteria. An implant of 500 cc will ha...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for a scar between eyes

Query: Hi doctor, I have a new horizontal scar between my eyebrows, and this has caused a crease when I frown. The scar is not vertical, and it goes through 45% angulation. Can this be fixed?  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, there are two things which we can be tried. First is Botox (Botulinum toxin injection) and the second one is scar revision. Scar revision is an OPD (outpatient department) procedure in which the entire scar is excised and sutured with very fine suture, which is not v...  Read Full »

Can liposuction be done for weight loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am planning to go for liposuction to lose weight. My weight is 78 kg and height is 5'3". Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Amar Vennapusa

Bariatric Surgery, Metabolic Surgery

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your calculated body mass index (BMI) is 30.4 kg/m2. Generally we perform bariatric surgery to achieve permanent weight loss for any patient whose BMI is 30 kg/m2 or above. Liposuction is not a treatment option for weight loss. It is a cosmetic procedure for body shapin...  Read Full »

How can I lower my hairline to hide my big forehead?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old male and I am trying to find out if there is any way to lower my hairline. I had a big forehead since birth and I am wondering if there is any way to change that.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two ways we can use to achieve a lower hairline or a smaller forehead. The first is a surgical approach to remove a portion of the forehead skin and effectively lower the hairline. The second is to make the forehead appear smaller by grafting hair to the fr...  Read Full »

My face is looking very uneven after laser treatment. Is it hypopigmentation?

Query: Hello doctor, I had taken 3 peel and 3 lasers (Q-switching) for skin lightening. I have dark skin. After the treatment my cheeks have become very fair and it does not get tanned also. However the rest of the face is still dark. It has developed after the Q-switching session. I want to know is this h...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is post-inflammatory hypopigmentation. In most cases it is temporary and will automatically revert back to normal in few weeks and sometimes in few months. Do not intentionally go for sun exposure as it may worsen your condition. Which peel did they use? Wh...  Read Full »

I had chest pain. Can I get anesthesia for facelift surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, Eight months back I had chest pain. My dad expired at the age of 54 years because of MI. Hence the doctor insisted that I should take some tests and everything were normal. I have attached are some of the test results. I have not got any chest pain later. I am taking medicines for de...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. On review of the echocardiogram (echo) and the stress test (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it appears that you should be fine going through the surgery. However, I do not have your blood work. Usually the surgeons would like to have it within 30 days...  Read Full »

I need some advise on how to make myself more pretty. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I do not really know what I need done, but I notice there is something slightly off with my face. I noticed that one side of my nose is more straight than the other. That is more curved and I am thinking that might be the problem, but you are the professional. So, I pretty much just n...  Read Full »


Dr. Pavan N Murdeshwar

Cosmetologist, General Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures shared by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a beautiful face there. A little makeover will make it more gorgeous. As you already mentioned, your nose has a bit bulbous tip deformity which is correctable. Apart fr...  Read Full »

How can the cut on my little daughter's face be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, My 4-year-old daughter had a cut near her eye as she fell down. It is about 3 cm. The doctor asked me for stitches but stitches may leave mark on her face. The doctor suggested for a plastic surgery. Please advise. I have attached a photograph.  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and I must tell you the cut is deep. It requires stitches as soon as possible. Otherwise, there is a chance of infection and bleeding. You can ask for cosmetic su...  Read Full »

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