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Thursday, Nov 21, 2019

Rosy lips, dimpled cheeks a la SRK

More and more men have been found approaching plastic surgeons to carry out cosmetic surgery on their cheeks.

india Updated: Jun 15, 2006 12:43 IST
Chandran Iyer (PTI)
Chandran Iyer (PTI)

A woman craving to have pouting lips like actress Rekha might not seem unusual but how about men wanting to have dimples like Bollywood stars Shahrukh Khan or Preity Zinta?

An increasing number of men have been found approaching plastic surgeons asking them to carry out cosmetic surgery on their cheeks and construct dimples like that of Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan, according to a noted plastic surgeon of the city.

"Among the men and women who come to me for cosmetic surgery I found a large number of them fascinated by the dimples of actress Preity Zinta and Shahrukh Khan and want me to construct dimples on their cheeks," said Dr Bijal Parekh a noted plastic surgeon of the city.

It is not just the youngsters who want to ape the cine stars and models even older people crave to look like them.

"In fact, a 50-plus man, who was getting remarried, asked me to do facial surgery on him and give him the dimples of Shahrukh Khan," Parekh said.

Plastic surgery involves surgical procedure to improve the patient's appearance or perform reconstructive surgery to correct defects.

It focuses on two broad fields. Reconstructive surgery including microsurgery for masking the destructive effect of a trauma or defect and cosmetic surgery to change features of the body which the patients might find unflattering.

In cosmetic surgery, most people want reduction of fat in abdomen, hip and upper thighs through liposuction which involves a procedure wherein the body fat is converted to a liquid and is sucked out.

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery in which special instruments and technique are used to liquefy the fat and suck it out.

Very small incision is put near the fatty areas. Since it is practically non-invasive it is also known as key-hole surgery.

A patient who gets admitted in the hospital in the morning can be discharged in the evening and from the very next day he can perform almost all his routine works, Dr Parekh said.

While the percentage of men and women going in for face cosmetic surgery is more or less same, in case of liposuction the ratio of female is much more than males.

"This is because the fat content usually is more in the females as compared to the males," he added.

Among the youngsters, the cosmetic surgery they want is removal of fat from thighs, buttocks and flanks of abdomen. This is because they want to have shapely buttocks so they can wear jeans, the doctor added.

Several Non Resident Indians, who have relatives in Gujarat, prefer to get cosmetic surgery done here because the cost here is much less than in other countries. People from the United Kingdom, the USA and the Middle East come to Ahmedabad for plastic surgery.