Implants have become an important advancement in medical
science. Injuries, ailments and serious medical problems
are often treated with implants that has a very high
success rate depending on the nature and severity of
the disease. Implant in India has gained ground immensely.
Hospitals in India have the advanced surgical technologies
with competent surgeons. Indiaprofile.com offers information
regarding implant in India in association with the best
medical facilities of Apollo Hospitals.
Implants in India are found in the following areas:
Cochlear implant is a surgical implantation of an electronic
hearing device. This device helps to provide a sense
of sound to those who are hard of hearing and are deaf.
With the advancement of medical science and technological
growth doctors are more equipped and competent to handle
Cochlear Implant is often known as Bionic ear. It is
an electronic device offering an external help of hearing
to people who are deaf or have got severe hearing impairment.
This implant has an external portion that is place behind
the ear and another portion that is placed behind the
skin surgically. The cochlear implant does not amplify
sounds like other hearing aids but stimulates with electrical
impulses any functioning auditory nerves inside the
cochlea. A speech processor, microphone and transmitter
are the external parts of the implant. Although it should
be noted that an implant does not restore normal hearing
but it helps one to understand warning signals, environmental
sounds and enjoy a conversation.
Cochlear implantation is a surgical process and requires
significant therapy to learn the sense of hearing. Apollo
hospital Colombo has all the required arrangement to
implant cochlear devices. It has performed surgical
implantations of cochlear devices to restore hearing.
It has excellent ENT and Cochlear Implant programmes
which provide world class medical specialists, sound
advice and experienced cochlear implant surgeon.
Adults and children all around the world who are affected
with the hearing loss can gain profoundly with the cochlear
implantation. Generally children get immense benefit
since they can enjoy the mainstream life. One of the
key factors of success is the early detection of hearing
loss and assessing the suitability of the implant. Hearing
implants are designed to last a lifetime. The benefit
of these implants is that the earlier the cochlear implantation
is done for the child the better his listening and talking
skills get as he grows.
Implant Dentistry is implantation of an artificial
tooth or crown into your jaw to replace tooth or bridge.
People with good general oral health who have lost a
tooth due to periodontal disease or injury go for dental
implantation. Dental implants have a natural feel and
look natural too. Dental implants can make one feel
confident again. With proper dental care, implants can
last a lifetime. Dental Implants can replace one or
two teeth without affecting the neighboring teeth. It
gives you the feel of a natural tooth
About Periodontal Disease
Symptoms that tell that you are suffering from periodontal
disease are swollen and bleeding gums, bad breath, gums
receding from your teeth and mouth sore. It is a serious
infection of the gums if left untreated can lead to
Recent research has shown that periodontal bacteria
can enter the blood stream which can lead to the development
of heart disease, risk of stroke, increases the risk
of women delivering preterm babies and pose dangerous
for people suffering from diabetes, osteoporosis and
other respiratory diseases.
Type of Implants
Implants are generally in the bone that is Endosteal.
Screws, blades, cylinders are placed in the jawbone.
Patients with removable dentures or bridges usually
use the endosteal implant.
The other dental implant is the subperiosteal implant
which is done on the bone. Patients with minimal bone
height and who are unable to wear conventional dentures
go for subperiosteal implant. This implants are placed
on the jaw. The prosthesis is held by the metal framework.
Apollo's Dental Centre
Professionalism and quality are the earmarks of Apollo's
Dental Centre. Treatment is of high quality with the
experienced dental professionals.
Apollo focuses on preventive dentistry. It has complete
dental care forum which facilitates and maintains gums,
fluoride treatment, tooth sealants and tooth sensitivity.
Services provided at Apollo:
# Endodontics (root canal treatment)
# Periodontics (treatment for gum diseases)
# Orthodontics (correction of irregular teeth)
# Conservatives for filling and bleaching
# Surgery for jaw deformities
# Aesthetic dentistry, smile correction, whitening
# For teeth and mouth related problems prescribes
# Prosthodontics (replacing missing teeth with
ceramic crowns and dental implants)
# Pedodontics (dental care for children)
# Brow lift (forehead lift):
The effects of ageing, extremes of weather often show
its signs in the forehead area. Medical technology can
correct the lines and raises the forehead and eyebrows
to create a more pleasant and rested appearance.
# Cheek Augmentation:
To bolster self-image and improve looks men and women
go for cheek augmentation that uses fillers, implants
or grafts to contour and angle the cheeks.
# Cheek fat removal (buccal
fat pad excision): A part of the cheek grooming
process plastic surgery is done to remove fat in the
lower cheeks to slim and contour the face.
# Ear surgery (otoplasty):
Often to improve self-image and rebuild confidence one
is advised to correct facial deformities through practical
facial plastic surgery. Pinning back of prominent ears
or reducing and reshaping overly large or malformed
ears is a part of ear correction through plastic surgery.
# Endoscopic facial surgery:
With age, stress of long working hours and extremes
of weather men and women often find themselves looking
older than they generally are. They are often recommended
facelifts, brow lifts and midface lifts. With minimal-incision
surgery is performed using tiny cameras and long instruments
for brow lifts, facelifts and midface lifts.
# Eyelid ptosis surgery:
Eyelid correction or eyelid lift is another way to correct
drooping eyelids and bestow an attentive appearance
improve visual fields. The surgery raises one or both
droopy upper eyelids.
# Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty):
To improve appearance removes excess skin and tissue
of the upper and/or lower eyelids.
# Eyelid tightening (canthoplasty):
Canthoplasty enlists correcting sagging of lower eyelids
caused by aging or previous surgery.
# Facelift (rhytidectomy):
Improves the jaw line and neck and reduces jowls under
the cheeks for a more youthful look
# Facial implants - Facial
implants to have an overall youthful look. Facial implants
improves projection, and fullness, facial contours by
correcting cheek, chin, jaw, midface and tear trough.
# Fat injections (fat transfer):
To give an appearance of a full face transplants fat
from one area of your body to the face or lips to correct
# Lip augmentation: For
more fuller and appealing lips temporary or permanent
injectables or surgery with or without implants can
be done by plastic surgery.
# Lip lift: Surgically
removes a thin strip of upper lip skin to raise the
lip and yield the appearance of a fuller lip.
# Lip reduction: Reduces
the size of the upper and/or lower lip by removing a
thin strip of tissue by plastic surgery.
# Liposuction - A process
of removing through tiny tubes to contour the face and
neck. To give shape to the cheek, jowl, chin, and neck.
# Midface lift (cheek lift):
A surgical raising of the middle of the face/cheek to
enhance cheek and under eye fullness and contours.
# Neck lift: Another
cosmetic correction that removes excess skin to raise
the neckline, correct "turkey neck" and improve
# Neck muscle repair (platysmaplasty):
Repairs a separated muscle under the chin and in front
of the neck to create a better neckline
# Nose surgery (rhinoplasty):
Reshaping the nose for a more aesthetically desirable
# Revision rhinoplasty:
Plastic correction to repairs previous nose surgery
to improve contours, projection, support and overall
Breast Implant is an artificial reshaping or augmenting
a breast for cosmetic reasons. Enhancement of the breasts
can be done at any age after the breasts are developed.
Generally done for aesthetic reasons women undertake
the surgery after severe weight loss, after childbirth
or ageing when the breasts loses their volume and shape.
For a fuller bust line women often go for breast implantation.
With the advancement of medical science and technological
growth doctors are more equipped and competent to handle
Saline and Silicone gel implants are
the two primary types of breast implants.
Silicone rubber shell filled with aseptic saline liquid
are what the saline implants are made of while the silicone
gel implants have silicone shell filled with viscid
Apollo Hospital's Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Department
is at par to international standards. It treats deformities,
injury related conditions and personal grooming requirements.
1. Saline Breast Implants
Before one undergoes breast augmentation surgery with
implants one can make choices regarding the surgery.
One can either choose to implant saline or silicone
implants. A saline breast implant is a pouch made of
silicone rubber or elastomer. This is surgically inserted
under the chest tissue or muscle and then filled with
saline water through a valve. The texture of saline
implants varies. Saline implants cause visible rippling
and appears less natural than silicone gel implants.
If the saline implants ruptures saline is released and
the empty implants can be removed and replaced.
2. Silicone Gel Breast Implants
In 70s the silicone implants had thick shells and thick
silicone gels but today silicone implants have multiple
layers of silicone elastomer around the implant. These
implants are pre filled and are ordered by the surgeon.
The shape of a silicone gel implant cannot be changed.
Longer incisions are to be made to implant them and
they produce a firmer and softer effect than saline
Three types of incisions can do the augmentation
Inframammary is one of the implant technique
where the surgeon places an incision below the breast.
This technique conceals a scar and is the most commonly
Transaxillary is a implant technique which requires
an incision to be made in the armpit. This procedure
leaves no scar visible on the breast and can be performed
with an endoscope.
Transumbilical is an incision placed in the
naval and the disection tunnels. This technique does
not leave any visible marks on the breast and can be
performed through endoscope. This method is in limited
use for saline implants.
Transabdominoplasty is a method where implants
are done from the abdomen when the patient also undergoes
Periareolar is the incision done in the area
adjacent to the areolar border.
Implants have said to help patients psychologically
but when the implants have not been a success generally
many medical complication arises which can be dangerous
or relatively much simpler.
Most common complications are when an additional surgery
is required to fix implant problems; ruptures and removal
while chronic problems include infection, breast pain
and loss of breast sensitivity.
Artificial hip implantation is common among patients
suffering from destructive arthritis. The implantation
involves replacing the ball and socket mechanism of
the hip. A minimal invasive surgery known as the Proxima
has proven to be very successful in treating hip implantation
surgeries. Ninety to Ninety-five percent patients who
have undergone hip replacement have found it effective.
Orthopaedic surgeons are spinning success stories by
replacing dysfunctional and painful joints with long-lasting
prosthesis using high-grade plastics and metal alloys.
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