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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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When will I get over the side effects of Dysport injected for eyebrow lift procedure?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old, and I had an eyebrow lift procedure done about one and a half months back. I had 62.5 units injected into my glabella area and the sides of the eyebrows. Unfortunately, I am experiencing some side effects. My brows dropped, and as a result, my eyes looked more hooded th...  Read Full »


Dr. Jain Vicky Ghewarchand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. The normal action of Botox (Botulinum toxin) wears off in five to six months. But, 14 to 15 months is the highest duration of the action. Botox or Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) ideally do not have long-lasting effects; th...  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. Vennapusa Amar

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 »

I have bulges on the face after skin-firming. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34, and I used to get Botox once in every few months. I recently went to a plastic surgeon to have a consult for skin firming treatment. I was told that I am an excellent candidate for Sculptra facial injections. I was told that the facial injections would cause no down time and give...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You might be suffering from granuloma formation following allergic reaction to injected substance. In some cases, they may take years to subside. A physical examination is required to confirm the diagnosis, and a long course of Prednisolone may be needed to hasten the rec...  Read Full »

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

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 »

Is anesthesia for facelift surgery safe after chest pain?

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

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 p...  Read Full »

How to treat the cut present on my daughter's face?

Query: Hello doctor, My four-year-old daughter had a cut near her eye as she fell down. It is about 1.2 inches. The doctor asked me for stitches but stitches may leave mark on her face. The doctor suggested plastic surgery. Please advise. I have attached a photograph.  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

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 sutures if the scar issue bothers yo...  Read Full »

Why do I have uneven skin tone after lightning treatment?

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 developed after the Q-switching session. I want to know is this hyp...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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? What was the...  Read Full »

Do I need a clearance certificate for cosmetic surgery when my platelet count is high?

Query: Hello doctor, My platelet count is high. I need clearance for cosmetic surgery? I had blood work done three times and it is dropping. I need help  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my opinion on your question. There are two possible causes of high platelet (thrombocytosis). One is essential thrombocytosis due to myeloproliferative neoplasm (blood cancer), and the second is high reactive platelet due to some inflammation or infecti...  Read Full »

My jaw is not correct despite a jaw surgery. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had double jaw surgery a month ago to correct facial asymmetry. My left side of the jaw was too long, pushing the chin off-center. They did a Le Fort 1 to rotate the maxilla 5 mm and pushed forward 8 mm. The jaw was also moved and turned 5 mm to the left, and the chin was supposed to...  Read Full »


Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. I recommend that you wait a week more and see whether any significant changes have occurred after the swelling subsides, as should be the final result. Judging by your description, you are still in that phase of uneven swelling. As for correcti...  Read Full »

How to reshape my two upper front teeth that are big?

Query: Hello doctor, Two of my front teeth are big. I want them to be reshaped and made smaller. Is it possible? If yes, how much will it cost and is there any side effect?  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it can be done by a process called as smile designing, in which an impression of the teeth will be taken and models prepared. Then, the clinical evaluation and model examination will be done and an appropriate reduction in teeth size will be done followed by pla...  Read Full »

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