Improving your aesthetics is what cosmetic surgery aims at. So, if you are looking at enhancing the way you look, cosmetic surgery is a great option for you. Obviously, much like other choices you make, in the case of cosmetic surgery, too, the price is a deciding factor.
In such a case, India can be a very good place because even world-class surgeries cost much less here than in anywhere else in the world. When you do your research on the cost of a cosmetic surgery, you will see that the costs vary from clinic to clinic. It can be mind-boggling to understand what the right price is. And then, there is a temptation to go for the cheapest. Unlike buying a product which you can exchange, and which if not good, will only cause some loss of money at the most, surgery is a one-time procedure and mistakes can be costly or even irreversible. Therefore, choosing your surgeon should be done with utmost care and safety. Needless to say, quality should be given more importance than cost.
So, let’s have a look at what goes into determining the cost of a cosmetic surgery:
Qualification of the doctor: This is the most important thing is the qualification of the doctor. Please note that an MCh in plastic surgery requires a minimum of 6 years of training after MBBS and an MD (dermatology) requires 3 years of training after MBBS. When you are looking for a cosmetic surgeon, please check that the doctor is qualified and trained, before comparing prices. Cosmetologist or Cosmetic surgeon are non-specific words and not actual qualifications. Only plastic Surgeons with MCh degree can perform best plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures.
Dr. Priti Shukla at Ambrosia is an MBBS and an MD (Dermatology); these are the necessary qualifications for a skin specialist. In addition, she is also an MBBS, an MS and an MCh for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon. Apart from having MCh qualification, experienced aesthetic plastic surgeons are also members of professional associations like ISAPS ( international society of aesthetic plastic surgeons) and ASAPS( American Society of aesthetic plastic surgeons).
Experience: Among similarly qualified doctors too, years of experience can make a big difference. Some doctors have more experience in one kind of plastic surgery than other. Some focus on aesthetic or cosmetic surgery, some on reconstructive surgery and so on. The consultation fee and the cost of surgery or procedure will also depend on the expertise of the doctor. A reputed clinic, an experienced surgeon will always charge a premium fee. Track record of safety and success is different for different surgeons.
Technology: Technological developments are costly. Just look at the iPhones – each more techy than the previous, each more expensive than the previous. The same holds with most technological advances. Sure, new technologies in the medical circle have made the procedures less risky and more comfortable and gave a better result, but they all come for a price – monetary price. We, at Ambrosia, take care to select the best and safest equipment and products of finest quality.
Hospital where the surgery is performed: For all the major surgeries requiring general anaesthesia, ideally the facility should be accredited with NABH. Dr. Priti Shukla has operated on major cases at Virinchi hospital, which has world-class operation theatre complex. It is equipped with laminar air flow, infection control protocols and availability of all specialists in case of emergencies. The Anaesthesia Team in Virinchi hospitals is one of the bests in India and is reputed in pain management post-surgery. This kind of facility is important to ensure your safety. Same surgeries performed in a small clinic will be cheaper, sure, but not as safe.
Factors related to your health and problem to be treated: Same surgery may cost differently with the same surgeon. This depends on the complexity of the surgery. For example – some nose surgeries require just narrowing the nose and tip and will take 2 hours to perform, whereas some other Rhinoplasties require correction of nose blockage and use of ear or rib graft, which could take 4-5 hours. The cost will be different for both. Similarly, tummy tuck surgery in an overweight woman will cost more than that in a slim woman.
GST: All cosmetic surgery procedures come under the purview of GST with 18 percent taxation.
We at Ambrosia give you a combination of quality, expertise, safety, trust and personal care, at the most economical price.
Here is a chart of the tentative costs of various procedures done at Ambrosia.
|Procedures||Price (in ₹)|
|Non-surgical nose job||35,000|
|Laser hair removal||3,000 (onwards)|
|Botox||3,500 – 30,000|
|Acne scar microneedle (package)||starting from 30,000|
|Mole removal||5,000 – 20,000|
|Scar revision||10,000 – 50,000|
|Gynecomastia||75,000 – 1,50,000|
|Liposuction||1,00,000 – 2,00,000|
|Breast implant||1,50,000 – 2,00,000|
- The mentioned price range is only for a general reference. The final cost will be determined after your condition is examined at Ambrosia.
- The prices are only for the procedure at the clinic and not inclusive of the post-surgery medicines like antibiotics or painkillers etc.
- GST is applicable in addition to the price of the treatment.