Dr. Mahesh K Nair
M.B.B.S., M.S., M.Ch. (Plastic Surgery) (Mumbai)
FDAFPRS, Coupure Centrum, Ghent, Belgium
Aesthetic Fellow, Instituto de Benito, Barcelona, Spain
Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon
Sunrise Hospitals, Kochi, Kerala, India.
Dr. Nair is a board certified plastic surgeon having done his MBBS from the prestigious Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai. He meritoriously pursued his surgical training, both, specialty and super specialty (M.S. General Surgery and M.Ch. Plastic Surgery) from the highly reputed south Mumbai Institute of B.Y.L. Nair Ch. Hospital & TNMC known for microvascular training by Dr. Amresh Baliarsing [President ISRM – Indian society of Reconstructive Microsurgery and President APSI – Association of Plastic Surgeons, India] and aesthetic surgical training by renowned cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Uday Bhat, known for his rhinoplasties and other facial aesthetic surgeries across India and abroad!
Dr. Nair has worked as an Assistant Professor at his alma mater, B.Y.L. Nair Ch. Hospital & TNMC, Mumbai where he has performed numerous microvascular free flaps for onco-reconstruction and other complex post traumatic defects, organized national/international level conferences (APSICON, AESURG, etc) co-authored several articles and publications as well as took great interest in teaching under-graduate and post-graduate students.
He has also participated in several plastic surgical camps such as:
- Operation Restore: Burns surgical camp conducted by the National Burns Institute, Airoli, Mumbai.
- The Walavalkar Institute, Dervan, Chiplun where he worked along with the British surgeons for reconstructive surgeries like cleft lip/palate, burns, limb defects, etc.
Prestigious International Aesthetic Fellowships to his credit:
University of Gent, with Dr. Stanislas Monstrey (Past President of WPATH and pioneer of transgender surgeries) and Dr. Filip Stillaert, for a prestigious fellowship in advanced Transgender Surgeries and other microvascular procedures from breast reconstruction
- DAFPRS (Dutch Association of Facial Plastic & Recon Surgeons), Ghent, Belgium, where he received extensive training from Dr. Alexis Verpaele and Dr. Patrick Tonnard in facial aesthetic surgeries, MACS facelift (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension), blepharoplasty, facial and body fat grafting, body contouring/sculpturing, surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation (Botox/Fillers), rhinoplasty, etc.
- Instituto de Benito, Spain, with the famous, Dr. Javier de Benito and his team, Dr. Oreztes and Dr. Garcia, with whom Dr. Nair mastered body contouring, lipo-sculpturing, facelifts, breast surgeries (augmentation, reduction, mastopexy), buttock augmentation (implant/fat), rhinoplasty and many more.
While in Belgium, he has worked with microvascular stalwarts like Prof. Van Landyut and Dr. Peiter Vermeulen who specialize in breast reconstruction using the latest DIEP flap technique.
Dr. Nair has also been trained in Ear Reconstruction by the world famous, Dr. Francoise Firmin and Dr. Alexander Marchac of Paris, France, from whom he learnt the art of reconstructing the ear using rib cartilage for cases like microtia and many more.
He has also worked in the famous Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai (under Dr. Prabha Yadav herself, Head of Dept., Plastic Surgery) and has received extensive training in complex post onco-surgical reconstructions using advanced free-flap techniques.
He has received advanced training in the art of Hair Transplantation / Restoration (from Dr. Sanjiv Vasa, of the famous Vasa Hair Sciences Academy, Ahmedabad, a celebrity surgeon himself!) as well as in non-surgical facial rejuvenation with Dermal Fillers and Botox.
His repertoire of specialized cosmetic procedures includes: facelift (MACS and conventional), facial rejuvenation (centrofacial/periorbital/perioral), rhinoplasty (Nose job), blepharoplasty (Eye lid surgery), ear reconstruction, otoplasty, lipo-filling/Fat Grafting (Face and Breast), liposuction, tummy tuck, breast surgeries (augmentation/reduction/mastopexy), Post bariatric body reshaping surgeries like upper/lower body lift, belt abdominoplasty, “Mommy makeover” surgeries, genital rejuvenation, gender reassignment surgeries, facial feminization/masculinization surgeries and many more as well as microvascular reconstructive surgery of complex onco-surgical and traumatic defects.
Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI)
Kairali Plastic Surgeon’s Association (KPSA)
Aesthetic Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS)
Travancore Cochin Medical Councils
Medical Council Of India (MCI)
Maharashtra Medical Council
Dutch Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (DAFPRS)
Instituto de Benito (IdB)
Indian Association of Aesthetics Plastic Surgeons
Indian Medical Association
World Professional Association for Transgender Health
Indian Professional Association for transgender health
BRASA - Breast Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons' Association
UZ Gent, Belgium
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We all are created in different shapes and sizes – and all of it changes with age. Cosmetic surgery can help to create more ideal facial profiles and body proportions, and it can help a person to appear to ‘age gracefully’, but you certainly don’t have to have cosmetic surgery to be beautiful or handsome. Beauty is not only in the eye of the beholder; it is, more importantly, in the eye of the beheld. It is really what you think that matters.
That being said, cosmetic surgery can have a positive, powerful and lasting impact on a person’s life. You may already be absolutely certain that you want to have a particular procedure performed, and I am continually amazed at how thoroughly many patients have educated themselves about specific procedures prior to their consultation. Alternately, you may not yet know what possibilities exist for improving a feature that you would like to change. Or you may not be able to pinpoint exactly what feature it is that ‘ages’ you.
In any case, the only way to truly decide whether or not to ‘have something done’ is to get the best information available from a source with experience and expertise, whom you can trust with your well-being. That information includes a thorough understanding of all options available, both surgical and non-surgical, and it should be provided by someone that clearly understands your aesthetic sensibility and goals, with an essence of realism. Hence, I do my best to make every consultation as fruitful as possible for every individual whom I meet.
My personal aesthetic sensibility is this: a great cosmetic surgery result is a result that looks natural, not ‘done’! I always delight in the facial rejuvenation surgery patient who reports that their friends or their colleagues at work say “You look fantastic!”, but that they can’t quite figure out why. And the body contouring patient who reports that “I look as good as (or better than) I did before I had kids!”