Cosmetic Treatment for Emiratis in India

Cosmetic Treatment Options for Emiratis in India

Unknown to many, India holds the credit for introducing the technology of plastic surgery to the world. Sushruta, considered the “Father of Plastic Surgery,” said to have conducted the first plastic surgery in India and the world, was known for nasal reconstruction, which can be traced from as back as 800 BC. 

Today, India has accumulated world-class doctors and state-of-the-art medical infrastructure that ensures the best quality and safety in its treatment. The patient population from the Middle East, mainly UAE, has been one of the biggest reapers of the benefits associated with undergoing cosmetics treatment in India. The treatment machines, tools, and technologies used for cosmetic treatment in India are at par with the best hospitals in the world.

The demand for aesthetic enhancements from men and women has been steeply on the rise in the UAE, especially in Dubai. Both young and old Emiratis have been demanding high-end cosmetic treatment. Given the affordability and expertise to handle severe cosmetic treatment in Indian hospitals, the country has become the preferred destination for UAE.  

Success of cosmetic treatment in India

According to the survey by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, India ranks fourth among the top five countries in the world in the number of people going for surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance their features. The growth in this segment is thus undeniable in India.

The country has a range of world-class hospitals and clinics where plastic and cosmetic surgeons are available for consultations and surgeries. In the last two decades, the quality of medical training in India has achieved newer heights, particularly in reconstructive microsurgery, which involves transferring large tissues from one part of the body to reconstruct the deficit in another. Undeniably, India is now at the forefront, not just in reconstructive surgery but in other forms of surgery as well. 

Undeniably, the status of cosmetic treatment in Indian hospitals is now on par with international standards. Some of the best hospitals in India for cosmetic treatment are Artemis Hospital in Gurgaon, Columbia Asia Hospital Hebbal in Bangalore, and Venkateshwar Hospital in New Delhi. You can get the complete list of hospitals here.

How to get to India?

To reach India for your medical treatment, you have various flights coming to India. Two popular routes are from Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the UAE. 

The most popular flight routes from Abu Dhabi to India are Abu Dhabi to Lucknow, Abu Dhabi to New Delhi, and Abu Dhabi to Hyderabad. The cheapest flight from Abu Dhabi to India is from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai, with airfares starting at I78 USD. Same for Dubai, there are multiple regular flights connected to all the major cities in India.

What is the process to get Visa for India?

If you have a UAE-based passport, you can easily get an e-medical visa. Provided your sole reason for traveling to India is to get the medical treatment and where you are getting treated is a reputable hospital or healthcare center accredited by the Indian government.

The Medi Connect Team will help you provide the Visa assistance letter from the hospital, which is mandatory to get the e-Visa. An essential piece of information to be noted is that for the patient, you need an e-Medical Visa, and for the attendant, you need an e-attendant Visa. For more e-Visa-related details, click here.

The embassy of the UAE is located at Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri in New Delhi, and can be contacted by telephone at +91-11-26188331 as well as by e-mail at the ambassador’s office:

Our Medi Connect team has expertise in solving all the queries of patients, and they get a range of options in terms of hospitals and services, which gives them the freedom to evaluate all the options and choose accordingly. The team also manages doctor and patient communication via phone or e-mail prior to the arrival of patients. Also, the team takes responsibility for providing a visa assistance letter from the hospital to procure an e-medical visa. (Apart from these, to get the complete list of services provided by the Medi Connect team, click here.

So, if you are looking for the best cosmetic treatment hospitals in India at affordable rates, do reach out to us by filling out the enquiry form. The Medi Connect team will get back to you with details as soon as possible.

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FAQ about cosmetics treatment:

While the pain threshold varies from person to person, plastic surgery is mostly not very painful. Also, the recovery is usually quick.  

A facelift is generally 3 to 6 hours of treatment. However, it might take longer if other cosmetic procedures are accompanied by the same. 


Acne breakouts after cosmetic surgery are actually quite common for a few reasons. However, they are mostly temporary.