MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Plastic Surgery
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Dr. V.Purushothaman is a Plastic Surgeon and General Surgeon in Arumbakkam, Chennai and has an experience of 30 years in these fields. Dr. V.Purushothaman practices at Appasamy Hospital in Arumbakkam, Chennai,Fortis Malar Hospital in Adyar, Chennai and Apollo First Med Hospitals in Kilpauk, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Thanjavur Medical College, University of Madras, Tamil Nadu, 1981 in 1983,MS - General Surgery from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 1987 and MCh - Plastic Surgery from University Of Madras, India in 1990. He is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Dimple Creation,keloid/scar treatment,Injectable Fillers,Buttock Augmentation and Diabetic Foot Treatment/Surgery etc.
3 clinics for General Consultation
52, 1st Main Road, Gandhinagar, Landmark: Near Adyar Signal, Chennai
Mon - Sat
05:30 - 07:00
154, Poonamallee High Road, Landmark: Near Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai
Tue, Thu, Sat
09:00 - 12:00
Booking an appointment through Practo was really easy and helpful. I didn't have to wait long in the queue. It took maximum 15 minutes. My concern was related to some surgery. Doctor gave me the best advice and explained the procedure with transparency. I am very much satisfied with the service and treatment.
Good experience, doctor seemed confident on what he knew. Good understanding of problem and adequatr solution provided.
Q: Who is a plastic surgeon?
A: A plastic surgeon is one who is specialized in moulding, reshaping, reducing scarring and disfigurement caused by birth, accident, injury, burn or due to diseases by surgical procedures and enhance appearance.
Q: Can a general surgeon also be a plastic surgeon?
A: Every specialist surgeon has to go through a general surgical residency program before further specialization. Therefore, any general surgeon can be a plastic surgeon with advanced training.
Q: Does a plastic surgeon only perform cosmetic surgery?
A: Yes, a plastic surgeon primarily performs cosmetic surgeries for increasing the aesthetic value of body parts.
Q: Do plastic surgeons have training in laser treatment?
A: Yes,a plastic surgeon also has training in laser treatment along with other surgical procedures. Laser treatments are used to reduce hair on face and other areas, reduce scars, and removal of warts and moles.
Q: Is a dermatologist and plastic surgeon different?
A: Yes, dermatologists and plastic surgeons have many common procedures, but both are a unique. A dermatologist can do all kinds of skin treatments but cannot perform surgeries like skin transplantation, hair transplantation or facial sculpting, cleft lip repair, etc. and focuses on medicines for treatment. A plastic surgeon is specialied in operative procedures to enhance appearances.