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Dr. Lakshmi Saleem

Dr. Lakshmi Saleem

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MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgeon


45 Years Experience Overall  (42 years as specialist)

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Dr. Lakshmi Saleem is an Aesthetic Surgeon who has specialized in Cosmetic Surgery. She has extensive work experience in Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in UK and India. She acquired the Masters in Plastic Surgery from Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India in 1978 with distinction, She later worked as Locum S H O; Locum Registrar in Plastic Surgery and as Surgical Rotational SHO in Accident and Emergency, Orthopaedics, Burns, Thoracic Surgery in United Kingdom in various Hospitals like Ulster Hospital, Dun Donald, Belfast, N.I.U.K., Lagan Valley Hospital, Lisburn, N I.U.K, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, N.I.U.K, Whittington Hospital, Manchester, U..K. After her six year stint in U K she returned to India to envisage her dream of giving back to her home town by establishing 'Salaja Hospital' (Salaja stands for Saleem Lakshmi and Janam (meaning people in Telugu) a Private Hospital which was a ten-bedded exclusive Plastic Surgery unit to start with and has now grown to 30 beds with two operation theatres. This Hospital handles all types of Plastic & Cosmetic Surgical Procedures. Surgical Procedures ranging from 360 to 650 per year have been carried out in this Hospital since the establishment. These include minor to major procedures comprising Congenital Anomalies, Trauma, Cosmetic Surgical procedures, Micro Vascular Surgeries and management of Acute Burns and Post-Burn Deformities. This incidentally was the first of its kind in the state of Andhra Pradesh when established which has served almost 10000 patients since it's inception from various cities across India as well as from the other foreign countries. She recently worked in the UK as a Locum Registrar / Associate Specialist in Plastic Surgery, Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester, U K and as a Locum SP Registrar in Plastic Surgery at Sally Oak Hospital, Birmingham, U K. She has attended numerous national and international meetings and workshops on Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery and has presented many papers in different disciplines as well as conducted several workshops. She has always endeavored to keep herself updated on the latest technologies and advances in this field.

Somajiguda, Hyderabad

Salaja Cosmetic Surgery Center

101, 1st Floor, Sri Venkatarama Apartment, Landmark: Beside Khajana Jewellers, Hyderabad

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Common questions & answers

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.


Awards and Recognitions

Best Outgoing Student from Rosery Convent, Hyderabad - 1966
Certificate of Merit in Forensic Medicine, Medical College, Guntur - 1969
Certificate of Merit in M S (Surg) PGIMER, Chandigarh - 1975
Best paper award for “Facio-Maxillary Injuries-Management “- presented at the State Conference of Indian Medical Association - 1987


MBBS - Guntur Medical College, Guntur, 1972
MS - General Surgery - Guntur Medical College, Guntur, 1975
MCh - Plastic Surgery - Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada, 1978


Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI)
Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
All India Association of Plastic Surgeons


1978 - 1984 Consultant at Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UK
1984 - 2014 Chief Consultant at Salaja Health Care
1995 - 2014 Chief Consultant at Salaja Cosmetic Surgery Centre


6796 Andhra Pradesh Medical Council, 1973
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