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India Profile  »  Medical Tourism In India  »  Surgery in India  »  Implant Surgery in India

Implant Surgery in India

Implant Surgery is a landmark in the advancement of medical science. Millions are indebted to this new surgical advancement for giving them a new lease in life. Scientists, surgeons have engineered ways to craft newer and advanced implants. Injuries, ailments and serious medical problems are often treated with implants that have 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. offers information regarding implant surgery in association with the best medical facilities of Apollo Hospitals.

Surgical implantation is required in the following areas:

-Hip Implant
-Cochlear Implant
-Breast Implants
-Facial Implants
-Dental Implants

Hip Implant
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.

Cochlear Implant:

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.

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.

Breast Implant
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 cosmetic surgeries.

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 silicone gel.

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 implants.

Three types of incisions can do the augmentation procedure:

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 used procedure.

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 abdominoplasty procedure.

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.

Facial implants

  #   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 hollowness.
  #   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 profile
  #   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 appearance
  #   Revision rhinoplasty: Plastic correction to repairs previous nose surgery to improve contours, projection, support and overall appearance

Dental Implant

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 tooth loss.
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 of teeth
  #   For teeth and mouth related problems prescribes oral medicines
  #   Prosthodontics (replacing missing teeth with ceramic crowns and dental implants)
  #   Pedodontics (dental care for children) offers information on Implant Surgery. Log on to it to get the information about Apollo hospital's best surgeons performing Implant Surgery.

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