Cosmetic Surgery Options for Nigerians in India
Cosmetic surgery in India is undoubtedly the best in the world in terms of quality, with about 10 lakh cosmetic procedures being conducted annually. This is why thousands of foreigners visit India every year for medical treatment.
The recent period has seen a tremendous rise in the demand for cosmetic surgery from African countries, particularly Nigeria. These surgeries have long been needed by those mutilated by disease or accidents and thus enable them to lead happy and productive lives. However, many Nigerian men and women have started choosing these surgeries to improve their self-esteem or regain their youthful appearance.
Whatever the reasons, the changing attitude among Nigerians towards cosmetic surgery has led to a tremendous increase in the demand.
What involves in cosmetic surgery?
Cosmetic surgery is a medical discipline that involves enhancing beauty and appearance through surgical and medical techniques. It is a vast field and can be performed on all body areas: face, breasts, thigh, stomach, etc. Cosmetic surgery (also aesthetics surgery) comes under plastic surgery but concentrates on enhancing the beauty of a person.
Plastic surgery is comprised of various reconstructive procedures involved with improving the overall aesthetics of the person. The various types of surgeries under it involve facial plastic surgery, breast plastic surgery, etc.
Cosmetic surgery in India has seen a radical change over the last couple of years. Earlier cosmetic surgery was only confined to the health and well-being of the patient, such as reconstructing a dislodged eye, skin-grafting of severe burns, repairing a broken nose, and treating a birthmark across the face. However, it now encompasses all the dysfunctional areas of the body to enhance the overall appearance. On our site, you can get an elaborate list of options for cosmetic surgery.
Some of the best hospitals in India for Cosmetic surgery are Columbia Asia Hospital Hebbal in Bangalore, Venkateshwar Hospital in New Delhi, and Artemis Hospital in Gurgaon, among others. You can get the complete list of hospitals here.
How to get to India?
To reach India for your medical treatment, you can avail the flight option. Through the flight route, there are two ways you can take to get to India from Nigeria.
- a) Option 1 (the cheaper option) – Travel by road to the far north, from Lagos to Bauchi – Maiduguri – N’Djamena, Chad. Then, fly from N’Djamena to Mumbai, India.
- b) Option 2 – Take a flight directly from Nigeria to India. There are a range of airlines operating flights from Nigeria to India, such as Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways, Kenya Airlines, and Ethiopian Airlines, among others.
Generally, the prices range between USD 700 for economy class and USD 1,800 in the case of business class.
What is the process to get Visa for India?
You can easily get a medical e-visa if you have a Nigerian passport. Provided your sole purpose of traveling to India is to get medical treatment and where you are getting treated is a reputable hospital or healthcare center accredited by the Indian government.
The Mediconnect 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 Visa-related details, click here.
The embassy of Nigeria is located at Chandragupta Marg, in New Delhi and can be contacted by telephone on +91-11-24122141 and by email for ambassador’s office: [email protected]
Our Medi Connect team are in-house professionals with expertise in solving queries of sensitive patients. They are offered a range of options in terms of hospitals and services, giving them ample freedom to evaluate all the options and choose accordingly. The team also arranges for the doctor and patient communication via phone or e-mail before the patient’s arrival. Also, the team takes the burden of sorting out your visa assistance from the hospital to procure the India 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 surgery in India at affordable rates, do contact us by filling out the enquiry form. The Medi Connect team will get back to you with details as soon as possible.
FAQ about cosmetics surgery
Multiple factors affect aging: general health, fluctuations in weight, smoking, genetics, sun exposure, and stress. So, plastic surgery does not stop the aging process.
In cosmetic treatment, there are many techniques and procedures – some popular ones are facelifts, eyelid surgery, laser skin resurfacing, body contouring, etc.
It is common to be apprehensive about one’s safety when considering undergoing surgery. However, it is good to know that plastic surgery is exceedingly safe and accepted worldwide. Nonetheless, one must consult a specialist in the field to understand the full list of risks involved with the surgery.