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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
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Abstract

PLASTIC SURGERY IN AYURVEDA

Dr. Poonam Rathore*, Dr. Rajesh Gupta and Dr. Vivek Tiwari

ABSTRACT

The science of cosmetology is a unique branch of internal medicine refers to integration, retardation, and for acquiring various measures to safeguard the beauty of an individual. From ancient Indian surgery, it has been observed that various operations successfully performed in those days also. In ancient period Acharya were doing surgery in Ayurveda. Sushruta was first and famous surgeon of ancient science. There are so many examples and description of surgery available in Ayurveda samhita. Sushruta has described plastic surgery like Nasa-sandhan (Rhinoplasty), Karna-sandhan (Auroplasty), Oshta-sandhan (Lipoplasty) and auto grafting of facial reconstructive surgeries, regarding bloodletting procedures, pracchan karma (multiple puncturing), siravyadhana (venisection), jalaukavacharna (leech application) occupied major role in cosmetology. Mere application of leeches on various cosmetic problems like hyper-pigmentation, hyperkeratosis, acne vulgaris, acne rosacea, cellulitis, eczema, boils, alopecia, herpes zoster and other dermatological lesion could prove a successful alternative. The transmucocutaneous suction with the help of leeches is the only solution in hetro and autografting of reconstructive surgeries which proves to yield collateral circulation as well as in enhancing local microcirculation. Contribution of ancient indian surgery in the field of plastic operation cannot be overestimated.

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