Quintessentially a problem solving speciality, the scope of Plastic Surgery extends beyond Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgery to encompass surgical repair of congenital deformities or developmental abnormalities, surgical and/or post-surgical reconstruction in case of trauma, tumours, infection, burns or disease, Microvascular Surgery and Hand Surgery for restoring form, function and ability.


Since its inception in 2009 the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery at Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute has been instrumental in improving the quality of life for many patients, enabling them to live with dignity. The Department comprising of a highly skilled, experienced and well-qualified surgeons backed by a team of medical and para-medical professionals offers best quality treatment and care using advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology.


To ensure that the underpriviledged sections of society have access to Plastic Surgery services, the Hospital has began organising Free Plastic Surgery Camps w.e.f. January 2018. Various research studies and clinical trails are also undertaken by the Department to actively contribute towards advancement in the field of Plastic Surgery.



Reconstructive Surgery is usually performed to improve the function and ability of the affected body part or structure in case of:

  • Functional impairments caused by burns

  • Traumatic injuries such as facial bone fractures and breaks

  • Congenital abnormalities such as cleft palates or cleft lips

  • Developmental abnormalities

  • Infection and disease

  • Cancer or tumors


The common reconstructive surgical procedures include:

  • Head and neck reconstruction using free fibula flap, free ALT flap, free fraf, lat dorsi flap and various other microvascular free flaps

  • Breast reconstruction after a Mastectomy for the treatment of cancer

  • Cleft lip and palate surgery

  • Contracture release surgery for post burn contractures

  • Reconstruction of abdominal defect

  • Reconstruction of non-healing wounds

  • Creating a new outer ear when one is congenitally absent

The Department of Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery at Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute uses Microsurgery to transfer tissue for coverage of a defect when no local tissue is available. Free flaps of skin, muscle, bone, fat, or a combination may be removed from one part of the body, moved to another site on the body, and reconnected to a blood supply by suturing arteries and veins as small as less than a millimeter in diameter.



Cosmetic Surgery aids to enhance the appearance of the person. Commonly performed procedures at the Hospital include:

  • Abdominoplasty i.e. Tummy Tuck - Reshaping and firming of the abdomen

  • Blepharoplasty i.e. Eyelid Surgery - Reshaping of the eyelids or baggy eyelids

  • Rhinoplasty i.e. Nose Job - Reshapping of the nose

  • Lip Job - Reshapping of the lips

  • Dimple Creation

  • Hair Transplant

  • Mammoplasty

    • Breast Augmentations i.e. Breast Implant - Augmentation of the breasts by means of fat grafting, saline, or silicone gel prosthetics initially performed on women with micromastia

    • Reduction Mammoplasty i.e. Breast Reduction - Removal of skin and glandular tissue to reduce back and shoulder pain in women with gigantomastia and for men with gynecomastia

    • Mastopexy i.e. Breast Lift - Lifting or reshaping of breasts to make them less saggy, often after weight loss e. post delivery. It involves removal of breast skin as opposed to glandular tissue

  • Liposuction - Removal of unwanted fats, reshaping of disfigurements and tightening of skin and muscle

  • Phalloplasty i.e. Penile Surgery - Construction (or reconstruction) of a penis or sometimes artificial modification of the penis by surgery, often for cosmetic purposes

  • Buttock Augmentation i.e. Butt Implant - Enhancement of the buttocks using silicone implants or fat grafting and transfer from other areas of the body e.g. Brazilian Butt Lift

  • Buttock Lift - Lifting and tightening of the buttocks by excision of excess skin

  • Labiaplasty - Surgical reduction and reshaping of the labia

  • Otoplasty i.e. Ear Surgery / Ear Pinning - Reshaping of the ear, most often done by pinning the protruding ear closer to the head

  • Rhytidectomy i.e. Face Lift - Removal of wrinkles and signs of aging from the face

    • Neck Lift - Tightening of lax tissues in the neck. This procedure is often combined with a facelift for lower face rejuvenation.

    • Browplasty i.e. Brow Lift or Forehead Lift - Elevates eyebrows, smooths forehead skin

    • Midface Lift i.e. Cheek lift - Tightening of the cheeks

  • Genioplasty i.e. Chin Implant - Augmentation of the chin with an implant, usually silicone, by sliding genioplasty of the jawbone or by suture of the soft tissue

  • Cheek Augmentation i.e. Cheek Implant - Implants to the cheek

  • Fillers Injections - Collagen, fat, and other tissue filler injections, such as hyaluronic acid are given for improvement of depression, folds or rejuvenation

  • Brachioplasty i.e. Arm Lift - Reducing excess skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow

  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation or Laser Resurfacing - The lessening of depth in pores of the face



Congenital or Paediatric Plastic Surgery is performed on newborn and children to repair congenital defects for regaining form and function. It includes:

  • Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery - The separate parts of cleft lip or palate or both are joined

  • Syndactily - Fingers fused together are separated with almost normal functionality

  • Polydactily - Extra finger of the hand is removed to restore normal function

  • Hypospadias Surgery - In this patient is not able to pass urine from the tip of the organ which can be corrected by performing Urethroplasty

  • Preauricular Skin Tags - Extra skin present in front of the ear since birth is removed with almost no scar

  • Amniotic Band Syndrome - A band like constriction present on hands or fingers leading to disfigurement or dysfunction is easily treated with Z or W plasty

  • Torticollis - Neck turned on one side is restored to its normal central position

  • Trapizium Collis - Congenital web present in the neck on lateral aspects is corrected

  • Sternal Defects - Due to trauma or cancer or after bypass operation flap is brought in for the closure of defect

  • Abdominal Wall Defects - When simple surgery in case of recurrence of Hernia or large Hernial defect fails, the defect is closed using plastic surgical techniques along with tummy tuck to give proper contour and shape


Dr. Mithilesh Mishra

MS (General Surgery), MRCS (London), M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), Fellow of Puerto De Hierro Madrid

Consultant Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. Sharad Waje

MS (Gen. Surgery), M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery)

Consultant Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon