A 28-year-old man, Mahesh Rathod approached Gokuldas Tejpal Hospital, Mumbai to undergo a surgery to reshape his nose. Rathod met with a bike accident in 2015 and in which his nose went out of shape. Currently, he works in a bank and wants to get married.
“My friends and family members told me that this nose looks bad and my face doesn’t look good. Therefore, I have decided to undergo the surgery,” Mahesh told My Medical Mantra. Rhinoplasty is a procedure that reshapes/resizes the nose.
It’s not only Mahesh, but many people are conscious about their misshaped nose and opt to undergo surgeries. This trend has been increasing in rural areas as well. Keeping this in mind, a two-day workshop on Rhinoplasty has been organised in GT Hospital, Mumbai. As many as 8 live surgeries will be performed in this workshop. Doctors of various super specialties across country have gathered to attend the workshop.
“Previously, plastic surgery was seen as a luxury and was not seen a job of Government Hospitals and colleges. Now, this perception is changing. Poor people are also willing to undergo Rhinoplasty. Out of 16 Medical Colleges in Maharashtra, only two have post graduate (PG) course for plastic surgery. In rest 14 Hospitals, the general surgeons are performing plastic surgeries. This picture needs to be changed. Such workshop will help to give more insight to Rhinoplasty,” said Dr Praveen Shingare, Director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER).
Even Dr Nitin Mokal, head of the department, GT Hospital was instrumental in organising the workshop. Other faculty members are also taking efforts to make it successful.