Craniofacial, Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgery is a super speciality service that deals with Defect, Deformity and Disability correction. The aim of this
specialty is to restore form and function. It is a unique speciality in which innovation plays a major role for
the successful management of problems.
Department of Craniofacial, Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery (ICAPS) at MGM Healthcare is one place in which the
entire spectrum of plastic surgery is managed under a single roof. The Institute comprises a team of well abled,
dedicated and co-ordinated faculties specialised in the various sub- specialities in Plastic Surgery.
AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY
Aesthetic surgery aims to improve the appearance of a person. It is an optional procedure that is performed on normal
parts of the body with the purpose of improving a person's appearance and/or removing signs of aging.
The array of Aesthetic surgeries done here are :
- Abdominoplasty, Body Contouring
- Blepharoplasty, face Lift
- Rhinoplasty and Otoplasty
- Breast Reduction, Augmentation Surgery of the male Breast
- Dermabrasion and Fat filling
- Hair Transplantation
- Lip reduction & Augmentation
- Genital Surgery
- Scar Management
Aesthetic dermatology, a branch of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, focuses on the appearance-related aspects and represents an
overlap between the traditional medical treatment of skin diseases and cosmetology. The aspects of cosmetic dermatology
include the maintenance of healthy skin, the prevention and treatment of skin ageing and photo damage, rejuvenation
procedures and many others. Cosmetic dermatology also deals with skin diseases that have great impact on the
patient's appearance such as acne, and certain pigment disorders like vitiligo. Non–Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
including chemical peels and Lasers, Botox, Fillers, Thread Lift etc., are performed in the institute.
Burns is one of the most common injuries in our daily life. Skin is the largest organ of the body and primarily affected
by burns. The spectrum of injury can vary from simple superficial burns over a small area to life threatening
deeper burns over large areas.
The Department of Plastic surgery has a dedicated 6 bedded Comprehensive burn care unit for the burn patients.
The burns unit is provided with the state of the art facilities like laminar flow, monitoring devices and ventilators
to aid the successful management of the burn victims.
The burn unit is equipped with separate air hardling unit, temperature controlled rooms, burn bath for the comfort
of the patients.
Trained faculties in Burn care including Plastic Surgeon, Intensivists and nursing staff are available 24hrs
x 7days to provide:
- Acute burns management
- Post Burn sequelae treatment
- Nutrition and Dietary Services
- Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Cancer reconstruction is the reconstructive procedure done after extensive cancer resection. Cancer management is a team
work which includes the cancer surgeon, Medical Oncologist, Radiotherapist and the Plastic surgeon. Surgery forms
the main modality in the management of many cancers. The excision of the cancer tissue leaves gross deformities.
Though the patient survives the cancer; he/she is left with the deformity which is a constant reminder of the
cancer. Day to day functions like eating, swallowing are affected. The institute has a dedicated cancer reconstruction
team and all procedures from simple local flaps to free microvascular tissue transfer are done with the primary
aim of improving their quality of life.
CLEFT AND CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY
The Cleft and Craniofacial team provides a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment for children with all types
of clefts and craniofacial anomalies. With our medical expertise and advanced diagnostic techniques, we provide
compassionate and expert care that addresses not only the physical, but also the emotional needs, of our patients
and their families. Children with craniofacial anomalies often have multiple problems that require the expertise
of a multidisciplinary approach which provides for the medical, physical, and psychosocial needs of the child
and the family. The entire team is available under single roof to provide the wholesome care for the patient's
Hand surgery deals with both surgical and non-surgical treatment of conditions and problems that occurs in the hand or upper
extremity (from the tip of the hand to the shoulder). The expertise available has a sound knowledge of the complex
anatomy of the hand comprising the bone, tendon, neural and vascular structures.
The array of hand surgeries done here are :
- Birth defects correction
- Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve surgery
- Finger joint Replacement
- Hand Injuries including Tendon, Nerve, Blood vessels and fractures
- Finger and Thumb Reconstruction
- Replantation (Re-attaching an amputated part)
- Tendon transfers
The ultra-modern laser system in our institute is the second one in south India and the first one installed in Chennai.
Lasers are used for :
- Hair Removal
- Facial rejuvenation
- Vascular lesions
- Scar modulation
- Tattoo/Pigmentation removal
The institute consists of surgical expertise with unparalleled understanding of esthetics and function of the maxillofacial
region. We treat a range of conditions from simple dental problems like a third molar surgery, cyst enucleation
to complex facial surgeries which involve repositioning of the jaws, fixation of facial fractures & TM joint
related problems. Surgeries for congenital defects and conditions following injury or disease are performed to
restore the appearance and function
These are the procedures which are done under magnification systems, usually performed when dealing with very fine, tiny
and tender structures. The faculties are formally trained with extensive exposure in the field.
These Microsurgery techniques are applied in :
- Nerve repairs
- Replantation of hand, thumb, scalp
- Free Microvascular Tissue Transfer
- Reconstructive Trauma surgery
Trauma is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality especially in developing nations like India and depends up
on the initial care and management. The institute has competent and skilled surgeons to perform reconstruction
from head to toe with adequate care and precision.