Everyone around us wants to look youthful and gorgeous irrespective of age. But to what extent you are ready to go through cosmetic surgery to attain that goal is a tricky question.

Cosmetic Surgery: Know the Types, Benefits, Side Effects, and Cost

March 2, 2021 by Dr. Sandeep Bhasin

Everyone around us wants to look youthful and gorgeous irrespective of age. But to what extent you are ready to go through cosmetic surgery to attain that goal is a tricky question.

There are a few considerations before taking a final decision that will make affect your appearance. And, Care Well Medical Centre is here to guide you by providing the right information on cosmetic surgeries.

A 2017 journal article revealed that around 90 percent of people are completely misinformed about cosmetic surgery.

If you are planning to get any type of cosmetic treatment in 2022, then you should know the important things before taking this treatment. Hence, it’s time to get to grips with the complete details of cosmetic surgery.

What is Cosmetic Surgery?

The goal of cosmetic surgery is to improve the appearance of an individual. It enhances aesthetic appeal, proportion, and symmetry. This procedure can be performed throughout your head, neck, or body.

Cosmetic surgery is an elective procedure performed by doctors from varied fields including plastic surgeons.

The types of cosmetic surgery include:

  • Facial rejuvenation – Eyelid lift, brow lift, neck lift, facelift
  • Facial contouring – Rhinoplasty, cheek/chin enhancement,
  • Skin rejuvenation – Botox, fat grafting, peels, laser resurfacing, filler
  • Breast enhancement – Breast reduction, breast lift, breast augmentation
  • Body contouring – Tummy tuck, liposuction, gynecomastia
  • Hair transplantation – Hair loss and transplant

What is Plastic Surgery?

In contrast, plastic surgery repairs the defects in order to reconstruct the normal appearance and function. This procedure repairs birth defects, burns, diseases, or trauma.

Plastic surgery is a reconstructive procedure. Both plastic and reconstructive surgeries are one and the same.
The types of plastic surgery include:

  • Burn repair surgery
  • Scar revision surgery
  • Lower extremity reconstruction
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Hand surgery
  • Congenital defect repair – extremity defect repair and cleft palate

In a nutshell, any licensed doctor can perform cosmetic surgery irrespective of how they had gone through training in cosmetic surgery.

Hence, it’s the duty of the patients to do proper research while selecting a highly competent cosmetic surgeon. 

Let us next go through each procedure in detail.

Difference Between Cosmetic surgery VS plastic surgery

People often think that cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery are exactly the same. But, that’s not so. They are closely related but technically different. Let’s see what they mean.

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What are the Types of Cosmetic Surgery?

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Breast augmentation

If a woman’s breasts are very small or if one of the breasts is larger than the other, your cosmetic surgeon may recommend this procedure.

Breast augmentation involves the use of silicone or saline prosthetics and fat grafting.

Breast Enhancement

Breast Lift

This procedure is otherwise called a mastopexy. It involves the elimination of skin as well as glandular tissue to reduce breast size.

Moreover, breast lift helps in rearranging the surrounding tissues to lift the breast and appear intact.

Breast Reduction

Breast augmentation is often connected to appearance. Unlike breast augmentation, this procedure helps in providing relief from physical discomfort.



Reduce Wrinkle Face

A facelift is medically called a rhytidectomy. It can surgically tighten facial skin by eliminating wrinkles. Hence, the facelift can provide a youthful appearance.

By placing the incision in front as well as behind the ears, it extends into the temple portion. Here, the skin is lifted, removed from the excess skin, re-dropped tightly, and closed with sutures.

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Eyelid Lift

An eyelid lift is otherwise called blepharoplasty. This procedure can reshape your eyelids that appear to droop with age.

It either eliminates or repositions extra fat and skin. Moreover, this procedure may strengthen surrounding bones and muscles.

Neck Lift

A neck lift is otherwise called platysmaplasty. This cosmetic procedure eliminates extra fat and skin from the neck region and provides smooth skin. It can address the signs of aging such as the appearance of creases or wrinkles.

Brow Lift

A brow lift is otherwise called a forehead lift or browplasty. This procedure can remove aging signs such as forehead wrinkles that arise while raising drooping eyebrows.

Chin Augmentation

Chin augmentation helps to develop a proper balance of facial features by making your chin more prominent. Either a prosthetic implant is used or the chin bone is manipulated in this procedure.


It is otherwise called a ‘nose job’. In this procedure, the cosmetic surgeon reshapes the nose to improve appearance and breathing.

Rhinoplasty reshapes your nose tip and reduces the bony hump at the upper aspect as well.


Tummy tuck

A tummy tuck is otherwise called abdominoplasty. It aims to tighten the abdomen and reshape it by removing excess fat and skin.

It is recommended for those who had lost excess weight or may work especially after pregnancy.


Liposuction or lipectomy uses thin hollow metal tubes to suck out fat from the body parts such as the thigh, abdomen, hips, buttocks, neck, and arms.

Gynecomastia Surgery

Liposuction procedure, this procedure can reduce male breast that remains enlarged in men. The region around the nipple, as well as the areola, are the target areas to perform gynecomastia surgery.

Gynecomastia Before and After Photo

Laser Treatment

This procedure uses a concentrated laser light beam to reduce wrinkles, sunspots, abnormal pigmentation, and fine lines.

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Botox (Botulinum toxin) can improve your appearance by treating wrinkles, lines around the eye, frown lines, crow’s feet, and increased armpit sweating.


Fillers aim to provide a smoother and fuller appearance on your face. It can reduce scars, lines, and wrinkles. Moreover, it treats lips, cheeks, and nasolabial folds.

Chemical Peels

Peels aim to treat scars, acne, wrinkles, or marks on your skin.

There are various peels such as

  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)
  • Tri-chloroacetic acid (TCA)
  • Phenol

Fat Grafting

Here, the patient’s fat is collected from the donor region using liposuction and injected into the recipient area. This procedure aims at increasing the volume of the specific body part.


Hair Transplant Before and After

Hair Transplantation

This procedure aims at transferring tiny hair follicle grafts from the denser region to the recipient area affected by alopecia. It can help in reviving your hair growth in case you are experiencing hair loss.


  • Breast Reconstruction

In this procedure, the plastic surgeon creates a breast shape with an artificial implant or a fold of tissue from another area of your body or both.

  • Burn Repair Surgery

This procedure aims at improving the scarred tissue once the burn gets healed. It can restore function and enhance the appearance of the burnt area.

  • Congenital Defect Repair

If you are born with a birth defect such as a cleft lip or palate, this procedure can repair the body part that is affected.

In the case of a cleft lip or palate, it repairs the incomplete formation of your upper lip or roof of your mouth.

  • Scar Revision Surgery

Scar revision surgery aims to reduce the scars so that they become less visible. Moreover, the goal of this procedure is to blend in with the surrounding skin texture and tone.

  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction

This procedure helps to reconstruct lower extremities and restore their function in order to prevent partial or complete amputation.

What are the Benefits of Cosmetic Surgery?

Here is the list of benefits of cosmetic surgeries:

  • Better Appearance as Per Your Desire

The first major benefit is you will be glad to see an improved version of yourself. Cosmetic surgery helps to align your original appearance with your expected appearance. 

  • Improvement in Physical Health

Cosmetic surgeries can improve your physical health.

Several surgeries like rhinoplasty may not only enhance the appearance of your nose but also fix your respiratory issues.

Similarly, in liposuction, you not only look physically fit but also reduce the risk of developing heart disease.

  • Improvement in Self-confidence

Your self-esteem will improve automatically by fixing and altering your look. You will feel better and become more confident.

  • Psychological Improvement

Those who are unhappy with their looks may experience depression and anxiety. But once you undergo cosmetic surgery, you will get rid of these mental health issues.

  • Mostly Painless

Cosmetic procedures are mostly painless since you will be administered with anesthesia.

  • Permanent Outcome

Mostly, cosmetic procedures produce permanent results that may last for a long time. However, you should take post-surgical measures properly to sustain a long-lasting effect.

For example, if you undergo a tummy tuck procedure, you should follow an active and healthy lifestyle to sustain the surgical outcomes.

  • Easy Accessibility

Since India is a major hub for cosmetic tourism, many clinics offer various cosmetic services. Hence, it is easy for people to find more options while selecting the best clinic in their region.

  • No Major Complications

You should undergo cosmetic surgeries only under a qualified and experienced surgeon.

So, you may not experience any major complications such as heart problems, kidney problems, signs of a stroke, nerve damage, etc. And cosmetic surgery proves to be safe.

Therefore, cosmetic surgery does wonders for those who were unhappy with their external appearance.

What is the Risk of Cosmetic Surgery?

It is common to have a risk of complications in any surgery.

Hence, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons advises everyone to approach the surgeon right away if they come across any of the following complications during or after surgery.

  • Unusual consistent pain
  • The appearance of white skin around an injection area
  • Visual disorders
  • Signs of stroke

Here is the list of symptoms that may arise according to the severity:

Short-term complications that subside with time

  • Drowsiness due to the use of anesthesia
  • Numbness
  • Soreness
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Bleeding

Moderate complications that may require revision and do not occur often

  • Infection
  • Burns
  • Necrosis
  • Irregular contour

Serious and extremely rare complications (Do not occur under a qualified cosmetic surgeon’s care)

  • Blood clot
  • Possibility of internal organ damage during puncture
  • Kidney problem
  • Heart problem

This is where it becomes significant to undergo cosmetic surgeries by a highly competent, certified, and experienced cosmetic surgeon.

Even the 2017 study found that a well-trained and certified surgeon will rarely cause any complications.

So, do not feel hesitant to enquire about the background and success rate of your cosmetic surgeon. Only then you can stay assured to receive the best-personalized care.

What Has Changed in the Trend of Cosmetic Surgery After COVID-19?

A Google Trends-based study found that although there was a significant reduction in cosmetic surgical practices during the COVID-19 period, there was a steady increase in interest in facial plastic surgery among people.

Hence, it is evident that public interest in cosmetic procedures is as robust as before COVID-19.

During this pandemic period, many plastic surgeons remained in touch with their patients through telemedicine consultations.

According to the ASPS (American Plastic Surgery Data), the following are the most asked-for treatments.

  • Injectables
  • Botox
  • Breast augmentation
  • Soft tissue fillers
  • Liposuction
  • Abdominoplasty

In India, plastic surgeons are seeing a steady rise in the number of appointments after January 1, 2021.

Dr. Gunasekar Vuppalapati, the chief plastic surgeon of GVG Invivo Hospital, revealed that there was a steady demand for cosmetic procedures like fillers, botox, facial makeovers, rhinoplasty, hair transplantation, fat reduction, body sculpting, breast augmentation, and breast reduction.

Dr. Vuppalapati said, “Last month, we were doing three procedures a week, but since January 1, we have been booked for three procedures every day.”

What is the Cost of Cosmetic Surgery in India?

Since the last decade, India has turned out to be the renowned medical hub in the world for cosmetic surgeries.

Thanks to the highly qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeons in India! These surgeons are performing cosmetic surgeries at a highly affordable price.

Hence, it’s better to undergo cosmetic surgery in India compared to other countries.

For example, if the average cost of breast augmentation in South Korea is 7000 USD, it costs 15000 USD in Singapore. But in India, the cost will be only 2725 USD (INR 1,00,000-2,00,000) on average.

Here is an average price list in India for other cosmetic procedures.

Cosmetic proceduresAverage price (INR)
Neck lift150000
Brow lift75000-100000
Eyelid lift10000-50000 per lid
Chin augmentation100000
Laser resurfacing10000
Fat grafting10000/ml
Hair loss treatment10000-100000
Hair transplantation75-150/- per follicle
Tummy tuck100000-150000
Breast lift100000-150000
Breast augmentation100000-200000
Breast reduction100000-150000

The above-listed rates are based on Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bangalore. However, these rates may reduce in other regions.

In India, the rates for every cosmetic procedure vary from clinic to clinic depending on the experience of the surgeons, the location of the clinic, and the reputation as well.

Hence before going for the cosmetic procedure, don’t forget to research the clinics in your area and compare their rates. However, keep in mind that you will get the value only for what you pay for.

Where can I Get Cosmetic Surgery Treatment in Delhi?

Now it’s clear to know that cosmetic surgeries are relatively safe. Hence everyone can opt for this solution.

As there is a huge demand for cosmetic procedures, it’s time to schedule your appointment if you have decided to undergo a cosmetic procedure.

However, before proceeding with booking your appointment, be aware of the expertise and experience of the surgeon, the reputation of the clinic, recovery time, and the costs.

We highly recommend you round off the specialized cosmetic surgeon who offers the best value for your money.

Though there are many cosmetic surgery clinics in India, our Care Well Medical Center in India could help you feel the best-personalized quality care that you deserve.

At the Care Well Medical Centre in Delhi, we give huge significance to the quality of care and safety. All our patients can have access to leading-edge methods at an affordable price. Our Head Dr. Sandeep Bhasin
 is a renowned cosmetic surgeon who has been performing cosmetic surgeries for many years.

Hence, call our medical experts at Care Well Medical Centre, the best clinic for cosmetic surgeries in Delhi at (+91) 9667977499. Schedule an appointment right away and we will assist you at the earliest.

Should you decide cosmetic surgery is a must, be assured that at Care Well Medical Centre, qualitative care is second to none.


Have you made up your mind about getting cosmetic surgery? Have you selected a procedure and are ready to get started? This article will help you to know the basic information about cosmetic surgeries that you should be aware of.

However, be sure to do your bit of research so that you will become more familiar with the ins and outs of the procedure you prefer to have. Of course, don’t forget to explore our website for more details on each cosmetic procedure.

Get your confidence back by enhancing your appearance with cosmetic procedures!


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Dr. Sandeep Bhasin

Dr. Sandeep Bhasin is a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon and the owner of Care Well Medical Centre in Delhi. With extensive expertise in cosmetic and plastic surgery, he is dedicated to providing exceptional care and transformative results to his patients. Dr. Sandeep Bhasin obtained his MBBS and MS in General Surgery from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and served as a consultant at Bhaktshreshtha Kamalakarpant Laxman Walawalkar Hospital, Diagnostic & Research Centre. Specializing in various procedures such as face-lifts, rhinoplasty, liposuction, breast augmentation, hair transplant and many others, Dr. Sandeep Bhasin is committed to enhancing his patients' natural beauty and self-confidence.

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