How much will plastic surgery cost you?
Who doesn’t want to look good? From makeup to clothes to hair, most of us pay close attention to every aspect of our physical appearance. If you’ve ever wanted to enhance your looks or permanently get rid of a patch or scar, it is quite likely that the thought of cosmetic surgery has crossed your mind.
Cosmetic or plastic surgery involves surgical reconstruction, restoration, or any form of alteration of the human body. This can be safely performed on people of all ages – a child with birth defects, an older person with signs of aging, or even a young adult with a scar from an injury.
Apart from enhanced appearance, patients also undergo emotional changes such as a heightened sense of self-esteem, confidence, and overall satisfaction.
Types of plastic surgery
There are two broad categories of plastic surgeries: reconstructive surgery (which involves hand surgery, microsurgery, craniofacial surgery, burn treatments etc.) and cosmetic or aesthetic surgery.
Aesthetic surgery: Surgeons employ cosmetic surgical principles to improve the appearance of a certain body part. The scope of cosmetic surgery includes breast enhancement, facial contouring and rejuvenation, body contouring, and skin rejuvenation.
Burn surgery: Burn surgeries occur in two phases: acute burn surgery is done immediately after the accident, while the reconstructive burn surgery is carried out after the burn wounds have healed.
Microsurgery: This is another kind of reconstructive surgery that deals with restoration of missing tissues. Here, a piece of tissue is transferred to the site of reconstruction and blood vessels are reconnected. The most common kinds are breast reconstruction, brachial plexus surgery, and neck reconstruction.
Craniofacial surgery: Paediatric craniofacial surgery treats congenital irregularities in the craniofacial skeleton and soft tissues, e.g., craniosynostosis, cleft lip, etc. Adult craniofacial surgery mostly involves fractures and secondary surgeries, along with orthognathic surgery.
Hand surgery: Acute injuries, chronic hand or wrist diseases, peripheral nerve problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome etc. are covered under hand surgery.
Plastic surgery for men
Rhinoplasty or nose surgery is the most common kind of plastic surgery among men, with eyelid surgery coming a close second. Men also prefer liposuction, a process involving the removal of excess fat deposits from several body parts. With almost two-thirds of the male population suffering from male baldness, permanent hair transplantation is becoming an increasingly common surgical procedure. Gynaecomastia, a breast reduction surgery which involves the elimination of unwanted fatty tissue from the breast area, is also popular.
Plastic surgery for women
Breast augmentation is the second most popular plastic surgery among women after liposuction. Collagen treatment to look younger, dermabrasion to reveal ‘new’ smoother-looking skin, eyelid surgery, tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, and rhinoplasty are some of the other popular plastic surgeries among women.
Cost of plastic surgery
The exact cost of a surgical procedure can be difficult to estimate; it depends on various factors such as material costs, operating room costs, the overall health of the patient, follow-up appointments, etc. The average cost of some common surgeries are given below:
- Extensive facelift: Rs 1,50,000 - 2,00,000
- Rhinoplasty: Rs 1,00,000 - 1,50,000
- Liposuction: Rs 50,000 - 2,00,000
- Tummy tuck: Rs 1,00,000 - 2,00,000
- Dermabrasion: Rs 1,00,000 - 1,50,000
- Breast augmentation: Rs 1,00,000 - 1,50,000
India is one of the most preferred medical destinations for people seeking affordable plastic surgery. The cost is 30-50% lower compared to most developed countries. The procedures are affordable, yet come with international healthcare facilities.
Financing your cosmetic surgery
While a cosmetic surgery can boost your confidence as you view yourself in a new light, the cost can be a burden, especially if you have to dip into your savings. With HDFC Bank Personal Loan, however, you can finance your surgery without financial worries.
Designed to support your financial expenses in a convenient fashion, a Personal Loan from HDFC Bank is easy to apply for, and comes with a competitive interest rate that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.You can also take advantage of the EMIs at Rs. 2,162 per lac for easy repayments.
In just under four hours, non – HDFC Bank customers can avail of the loan, whereas HDFC Bank customers can avail the loan within 10 seconds.
You can read more about financing your plastic surgery here.
A word of caution: all surgical procedures come with some amount of risk and must be treated as such. Do consult an experienced surgeon who will educate you regarding the pros and cons of the procedure before you take the leap.
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