Reconstructive & Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgery aims at restoration or improving both function and look of the deformed part. Plastic surgical procedures fall into two major subdivisions. Reconstructive and Cosmetic surgery. In reconstructive surgery a plastic surgeon deals with the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of physical defects of forms or function involving the skin, musculoskeletal, head and facial structure, hand, extremities, breasts and trunk. Aesthetic surgery, popularly known as Cosmetic surgery, seeks to improve an individual’s appearance. While the operations may not be necessary for physical health or safety, they may benefit the patient emotionally and psychologically as well as aesthetically. Cosmetic surgery is a powerful psychological aid to being that “New You”, to start fresh. It’s never too late.
We at DR.KMH Hospital are certain that there couldn’t be anything more valuable than our patient-centric approach to clinical practice. It insists that we not only bring advanced health care to our clients, but set international standards in health care services through research, continuous learning and quality medical practice.
The Department of Plastic Surgery & Cosmetic surgery has six sub specialty clinics
General Plastic Clinic
Inquire to the upper or the lower limbs especially when associated with loss of skin and soft tissue coverings with or without bony fractures require attention of plastic surgeons. Skin coverage in sever limb trauma can save the limbs from possible amputation. The bone surgeon can perform immediate fixing procedures after plastic surgeon can assure soft tissue coverage to the exposed bone. All the wounds or cuts involving the forehead, eye brows, eyelids, cheek region, nose, ears, lips etc. are best treatment by plastic surgery. Any injury resulting in skin loss or deformity if treated primarily by a plastic surgeon results in a much better and finer recovery. It avoids later complications and future surgeries. Chronic non-healing ulcers and bedsores are also managed after treating the aetiology. Reconstruction is done by traditional surgery which involves local tissues or using micro-surgical techniques where special surgical microscopes are used to transfer tissues.
Simple household cuts to hand and fingers. Finger tip injuries to the tendons, nerves, blood vessels and skin loss. Industrial crushing injuries associated with fractures of the bones, severe skin damage or a totally managed hand requires plastic surgery intervention. Primary intervention by a plastic surgeon enables immediate skin and soft tissue coverage and repair of all important structures. This helps to salvage the damaged fingers or the hand. The main aim is to restore a functioning hand.
Pediatric Plastic Clinic
All congenital deformities are reconstructed which include cleft lip, cleft palate, craniofacial abnormalities, spinal canal defects, congential hand deformities, genital deformities (Hypospadias or epispadias) ear deformities like bat ear or prominent ear deformity, large naevus and other congenital birth defects. Various deformities are corrected at the appropriate time frame.
Plastic surgery for burns is not only life saving at times but prevents several complications. Management of acute burns and post burn sequelae which include unsightly scars. Hypopigmented scars, scar contractures, joint deformities and other post burn sequelae. Aesthetics of the burnt part is improved. Lost functions like normal movements of any part which are vital for daily chroes are effectively restored. The inactive depressed burnt victim can be brought back to mainstream society by plastic surgery procedures.
The Cosmetic or Aesthetic surgery aims at improving the looks of an otherwise normal body part. It is now performed to enhance a person’s beauty and physical attributes. Advances in anaesthesia, post-op care, wound management, prosthetics, injectables, pharmacology, suturing material and techniques, surgical techniques etc. has made cosmetic surgery a predictable, safe, quick, economical and intelligent option for becoming and staying beautiful and looking younger. Cosmetic surgeries which include liposuction, tummy reduction, nose reshaping, breast reduction, breast reduction, breast life, breast augmentation, scar management, face lifts, arm tuck, thigh lifts, removal of facial moles, cosmetic management of male breast, removal of unwanted fat deposits which are difficult to get rid by physical exercise etc.
Diabetic Foot Clinic
According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), every 30 seconds a person loss a limb to amputation following diabetes complications. The Diabetic Foot Clinic provides multidisciplinary foot care for patients with acute diabetic foot problem, eg, diabetic foot ulcers, Charcots osteoarthrophy and painful neuropathies. The clinic provides a complex assessment and definitive treatment. Scientifically designed footwear for each each person after assessment of pressure points are given to prevent recurrence. We are committed to providing the best quality care and to furthering the understanding of the diabetic foot, through clinical research. All diabetic patients are educated about the foot problems and are instructed about the ways to prevent them.
The Department of Plastic Surgery adheres to the mission and vision of Dr.Kamakshi Memorial Hospital. It is our mission to bring the full measure of human knowledge , talent, and compassion to bear on the healing of the sickness and injury and the advancement of health and wellness through programs in patient care, education and research.
The plastic surgery department offers the entire range of Plastic surgery with a ward dedicated entirely to treating burns.
Facilities offered by the department :
- All kinds of cosmetic surgery requiring special expertise, including Rhinoplasty, Mammoplasty, Liposuction, Face lift, Hair transplantation, Scar Revision, and Tissue expansion.
- An in-house facio-maxillary team consisting of plastic, neuro and dental surgeons for round the clock facio-maxillary injury care
- All kinds of hand injuries treated with reconstruction
- Department of lymphology offers treatment for all primary as well as secondary lympohoedemas using surgery and conservative management.
- Endoscopic plastic surgery (armamentarium) .
- Immediate fracture fixing with mini-plates and implants armamentarium
- Microsurgery available for various reconstructive procedures.
- Oral cancer excision and reconstruction, Post mastectomy reconstruction, etc.
- Reconstructive surgery for post cancer defects
- Surgery for correcting congenital deformities, such as cleft lip, cleft palate, microtia, soft tissue tumours like haemangioma, lymphangiomas, dermiod cysts, congenital clubbed hand, cleft foot, syndactyly foot, and construction rings.
- 24 hour Intensive Burns care unit for treatment and rehabilitation of patients
- Blood Bank
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- Maxillofacial Surgery
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- Reconstructive & Plastic Surgery
- Surgical Gastroenterology
- Surgical Oncology
- Transplant Surgery