Plastic Surgery Boosts Medical Tourism In North Karnataka | Hubballi News
Hubballi: The number of cosmetic surgery procedures in North Karnataka has nearly doubled in the last five years, thanks to advances in cosmetic surgery.
Most of the d octors and medical staff here are known to adhere to safety protocols while maintaining quality. This apart, the cost is 50% less than in Bengaluru, Mumbai, and other cities.
Hence, many professionals, such as techies and service industry employees, prefer to come down to Hubballi, Belagavi, Vijayapura, and other cities in the region for treatment, Even film and television actors and models who are concerned about their privacy are choosing to have surgery in North Karnataka cities.
Dr SS Shirol, a well-known plastic surgeon in Hubballi, told TOI that there has been a lot of buzz in the media recently about cosmetic surgical procedures called liposuction.
“Many rumours about the safety and necessity of this procedure are being spread by unqualified experts and quacks. Liposuction, also known as fat reduction surgery, is a cosmetic surgical procedure used to improve body shape or accentuate body contour. Mega liposuction is used to help people who are overweight or obese lose weight. Mini liposuction is used to treat residual, resistant, and stubborn fat pockets that persist after physical exercise,” he explained.
Another plastic surgeon, Dr Jithendra N, stated that plastic surgeries can change people’s lives. “Although few would argue philosophically that internal beauty is more important than external beauty, the impact of beautiful faces and bodies on self-confidence, self-esteem, career advancement, and relationship building is remarkable,” he added.
Many NRIs include cosmetic surgery in their itinerary to North Karnataka.
“If North Karnataka cities get international flights, more people from other countries will come here for treatment and it will take medical tourism in the region to the next level. When it comes to cost, it’s almost half as much, and employees’ salaries, real estate expenses, and cost of living are lower than in cities like Bengaluru,” the doctors said.
Dr Satish HV, a cosmetic surgeon in Bengaluru, stated that economic revival after the pandemic, as well as increased awareness, have boosted plastic surgeries in North Karnataka. “There is a high demand for minor surgeries for the nose and other camera-facing parts, breast-related surgical procedure, and liposuction for people over 30,” he observed.
Software engineer and TV serial actor Sangeetha (name changed) from Bengaluru said she underwent breast implant surgery recently, which increased her confidence in both professional and personal life. “Because the cost is lower and one can maintain privacy, I preferred to have it in Hubballi,” she said.