MEET THE COSMETIC SURGEONS IN MUMBAI
Two is always better than one when it comes to getting the job done, and especially when it comes to doing it really good. Dr.Sameer & Dr. Bijoy met, & hit it off as a team from day 1 of their respective practices. They both share the same vision & passion for Plastic Surgery. The one principle that guides them & which they both firmly believe in, is that, “The patient always comes first.” They have been a team for over 9 years and that is the one reason that makes CCRS one of the preferred centers for extensive Body makeovers.
Dr. Sameer Karkhanis
D.N.B. (Diplomate National Board) in Plastic & Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
16 years of Experience
Dr. Sameer Karkhanis, Chief Plastic Surgeon & Director of CCRS, is a Board certified plastic cosmetic surgeon with an experience of over 13 years in the field of Plastic Surgery.He graduated from Grant Medical College in 1995 and did his Superspeciality training in Plastic Surgery from the Lok Nayak Hospital, affiliated with the Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi. Following his Superspeciality training in 2004, he pursued his passion for microvascular surgery and free tissue transfers for various post cancer reconstructions. He was appointed as a Specialist Senior Registrar in Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Micro Vascular Services, Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital, Mumbai, one of the largest tertiary referral oncology centre in Asia.To rekindle his love and reinforce his skills in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, he traveled across the country to visit prominent plastic surgeons to understand the art & practice of cosmetic surgery in the Indian scenario. In 2006, he was awarded a visiting fellowship at the Brazillian Scientific Institute of Plastic & Reconstructive at the Albert Einstien Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brazil. This fellowship gave him a unique opportunity to interact and operate with a large number of Aesthetic Surgeons, some pioneers in their fields, and see their work in facial cosmetic surgery, cosmetic surgery of the breast, body contouring & hair restoration.Following his return to India, he started this centre in 2006 with a strict focus on his sub speciality interests; dedicated to the science of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery.
In 2008, he was awarded another visiting fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery at the Federal University of Parana and its affiliated clinics at Curitiba, Brazil. This fellowship consisted of advanced training courses in the field of Videoendoscopic Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for the face and breast, under the guidance of a highly distinguished international faculty. The training in Minimally Invasive Videoendoscopic procedures has since added a unique and exclusive dimension to his skills and practice.
He is an active member of several medical fraternities:
- International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS),
- Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (IAAPS),
- Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI),
- Association of Medical Consultants, AMC Mumbai, &
- Indian Medical Association (IMA).
Dr. Karkhanis keeps himself abreast with the newer nuances and techniques in the field of Aesthetic Surgery. He has a sub speciality interest & an almost exclusive practice consisting of cosmetic breast surgery, body contouring, hair restoration surgery & aesthetic surgery of the face. Dr. Karkhanis is also affiliated with Currae Hospital, Thane, as a Consultant Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon.
All days of the week
Dr. Bijoy Methil
(13th May 1973 – 29th Jan 2018)
Dr. Bijoy Vishwambharan Methil was born on 13th May, 1973 at Trichur Medical College, Kerala. He did his schooling from St.Joseph’s High School, Kandivali & graduated from the NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur in 1994. He completed his training in general surgery from the INHS Asvini, Mumbai in 1998. Following his surgical training, plastic surgery beckoned, and he went on to Baroda Medical College where he pursued his training in Plastic surgery. Dr. Bijoy was board certified with the MCh in Plastic Surgery in 2004 & cleared the Diplomate of National Board in Plastic Surgery to add another feather to his cap.
Dr. Bijoy Methil joined as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Jaslok & Saifee Hospitals in Mumbai which are premier Healthcare institutes in the country. He went on to do an advanced fellowship in Microvascular Reconstruction at the Chang Gung Hospital , Taiwan. Dr. Methil’s Cosmetic Surgery exposure began since his training in Plastic Surgery & was reinforced with exposure to Cosmetic Surgery at the Chang Gung Hospital, Taiwan, the National University Hospitals & at the Plastic & Hand Surgery, Medspa, Singapore. Subsequently he was awarded an advanced fellowship in Cosmetic surgery at The St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia, where he operated with some of the best cosmetic surgeons in Australia & gained immense knowledge about the art & science of cosmetic surgery. Dr. Methil had a special interest in facial cosmetic surgery, non surgical facial rejuvenation, cosmetic breast surgery & body contouring), head & neck reconstruction & breast reconstruction. He had also been developing a sub-specialty interest in autologous fat transfer, stem cells and regenerative medicine. He always was a keen proponent of using evidence based protocols in Aesthetic Surgery. He was a thinker and presented several papers at conferences. He received the prestigious Kilner Award of Association of Plastic Surgeons of India.
He was a member of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI), The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS), World society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (WSRM), Indian Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ISRM), The American Society of Plastic Surgeons & the Indian Medical Association.
Dr.Bijoy was a passionate, loving, caring, humane individual & surgeon. Unconditional love for his friends and family was his greatest quality and that made him “the pillar” for everyone around him. He was associated with local leprosy centres where he conducted free surgeries for the afflicted. He was a philanthropist and donated to the local girl orphanage handsomely every year on his, & his children’s birthdays. His jaw dropping results in head, neck and breast reconstructions had earned him the respect of juniors and seniors alike at national conferences. His most telling legacy was that he inspired a lot of young surgical residents to take plastic surgery as their superspeciality.
He was an avid trekker, and bikes, were his passion. He had been on several adventure trails around the country having conquered the difficult Sach pass too. Being an experienced biker he had led some of these bike rides with his fellow bikers. The Everest base camp was on his trekking wishlist ,& the Black forest was his biking one in 2018. But, life had other plans; he met with a fatal accident while returning home from one of the rides on 29th Jan ’18. He is survived by his parents, siblings, wife & 2 lovely children Aditya (17) & Aanya (8). He lived life to the fullest and always encouraged everyone around him to find their calling and pursue it. He believed,
Sing like no one’s listening,
love like you’ve never been hurt,
dance like nobody’s watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
– Mark Twain
Time heals many wounds but his loss will be the defining sadness in many lives he touched. The plastic surgery community has lost a young, dynamic, brilliant surgeon, whose ever helping ways will be missed by his colleagues. I have lost my sibling soul & a friend for life. He is missed now & forever.