Facial surgery broadly covers a host of surgical and cosmetic procedures used to treat defects, scars, injuries and diseases on the face. It includes operating on the nose, ear, mouth, cheek, chin, eyebrow, eyelid, neck, jaw, and head, including the hard and soft tissues of the face. These surgeries are complex procedures and internationally recognized surgical specialties.
Skilled doctors and cosmetic surgeons have increased in the past decade as people in India are no longer afraid to get facial imperfections and deformities corrected. In the past, individuals with facial imperfections would hide and lead lives of shame. Cosmetic surgery was considered a taboo, and those who opted for it tried to keep it a secret. However, today, this form of surgery has become more acceptable in the Indian society. People in modern India are open to getting a facial surgery to look better and stop the aging process. This is not to say that such surgeries do not have a functional aspect. They are undertaken equally for medical reasons. Importantly, the benefit of these surgeries is no longer limited only to the upper class. Indian middle class now forms a major client base for facial surgeries.
Facial surgeons in India are accredited by national and international professional organizations and are adept at using latest minimally invasive technology. Common surgical procedures include facelift, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, brow lift, eyelid surgery, chin implant, cheek implant, ear reshaping, and hair transplant.
The cost of many facial surgical procedures in India is a fraction of the cost in the west. This is matched with world-class skill levels leading to many foreign nationals visiting India for treatment. India has become a destination of choice for medical procedures, and facial surgeries form a big part of this. An article published in The Sunday Guardian in 2013 stated that according to a research conducted by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS), India was among the top 10 countries in cosmetic surgery. This underscores the popularity of facial surgery in India, not just by Indians but foreigners as well.