With the wedding season just around the corner, Dr Vikram Jeet Singh Dhingra (chief cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon at Cosmo Hospital and Max Hospital, SAS Nagar) gets candid about the prevalent trend of pre-wedding cosmetic treatments amongst Punjabis. At a conference at Hotel Aroma, Sector 22, on Thursday, to spread awareness about the same, Dr Singh states the reason behind Punjabis, particularly, being fans of such treatments.
"Basically, Punjabis are known for being pompous by nature, which also includes their lavish living and spending habits. Another reason for the same is the NRI population in the state, which helps create awareness about such procedures," he said, and added, "My purpose is to create awareness about the fact that these surgeries do not have unpleasant consequences, if given the time to heal."
"Besides wanting the perfect venue, the perfect attire and the perfect set-up, bride and grooms of the region also want to look their best on their D-day; hence, the popularity of surgeries such as scar removal, tummy tuck, liposuction, revirgination etc. Now, such procedures, which are done just before the wedding, are famously being known as Bridalplasty," he shared. Cosmetic procedures range from Rs 10,000 to Rs 2 lakh.
Dr Singh also claims to have performed such procedures on various celebrities such as actors, singers, politicians and models. "A few of them are Preet Brar (Punjabi singer), Gary Hothi (Canada-based singer) and Samiksha (south-Indian actress). The others, I cannot disclose; I need legal permission to do that."
Common pre-wedding surgeries
Dimple creation (cheeks)
Dimple creation (chin)
Male breast reduction (gynecomastia)
Things to keep in mind
A proper consultation from a doctor before the surgery is very important
Educate and prepare yourself before you sit with a surgeon
Never conceal any facts from the doctor or the surgeon, especially in the case of liposuction
After the surgery, giving it time to heal is very important, especially in procedures like hymen surgery, after which, at least 6 weeks of gap before marriage is required.