Dr. Ashok Chopra, Studio Aesthetique
How would you describe your work in 5 words or less.
World-class advanced body sculpting.
How would you say cosmetic surgery has evolved over the past decade?
Today people have become so conscious. Everybody wants to look good - social networking has increased, communication has increased. The Bollywood stars are approachable so everybody wants to emulate them, including political leaders. You'll be surprised - whatever the technology - the Indian surgeon's commitment is unbelievable. For eg, Studio Aesthitique has brought 2 world class procedures together - Smart Lipo and VASER. And today, in 2 hours time, I promise to give anybody a size zero figure without cutting the stomach. We take out 7-10 litres, and still in half a day the patient is home.
What is the most popular service of the ones on offer at Studio Aesthetic, and why do you think it is so? Which do you recommend?
The most popular is Body Sculpting. It is not a question of JUST removal of fat, but treating your body like a statue, and bringing out all the curves that you have. Even mothers-in-law come in when their sons or daughters are getting married. There are 16 doctors - laser surgeon, VASER surgeon, plastic surgeon, everybody is here. Of all the things, I recommend Body Sculpting, Smart Lipo and VASER.
What is Smart Lipo all about?
There's a safe 1mm laser probe, the same kind that is used for Lasik. Secondly, VASER - Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. So that resonates under the skin and emulsifies all the fat. So without causing much trauma to the patient, unlike liposuction, we take out so many litres of fat without a problem at all.
What are your plans for the future?
To continue giving 100% commitment to the patients. I don't want to make 20 centres everywhere, and the patient gets neglected. The post-op care we offer is at par with pre-op care. I call the post-operative patients myself! This is the care which I learnt in the army, and I am continuing with that.
Check out Studio Aesthetique at http://studioaesthetique.com/ and visit them in Vile Parle (W) in Mumbai.