Dr. Undavia Featured on SEEMA

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Recently Dr. Undavia wasDr. Undavia featured in SEEMA which is a platform designed to connect and empower women of Indian origin globally. Dr. Samir Undavia, a prominent plastic and reconstructive surgeon based in New Jersey, shares his insights on the specific cosmetic concerns and skin health needs of South Asian women in this article on SEEMA.  Dr. Undavia discusses the top cosmetic procedures which include treatments for acne, hair loss, rhinoplasty, and hyperpigmentation. He explains that certain issues, like hyperpigmentation, are particularly prevalent and noticeable in South Asian skin due to their response to inflammation or trauma. This response can be exacerbated by factors like sun exposure or trauma. The thickness of South Asian skin can play a role in aging and in response to surgery.

He emphasizes the critical need for specialized knowledge when treating darker skin tones, especially with procedures that may involve skin resurfacing or incisions. Because of this, Dr. Undavia advises seeking physicians that are experienced in handling the intricacies of people with ethnic backgrounds such as their unique skin reactions and differences in anatomy. In terms of rhinoplasty, he notes the distinct structural features of South Asian noses, which tend to have less cartilage that is in general less supportive. He highlights the challenges in defining the nose due to thicker skin, and the importance of managing patient expectations. Another important difference in the South Asian community is that facial structures are distinctly different compared to that of a caucasian face. It is important to retain those features when possible and as long as that is what the patient wants.  

Dr. Undavia also offers valuable skincare tips, noting that basic skincare practices are crucial. He stresses the importance of hydration, using sunscreen, maintaining a balanced diet, and avoiding smoking. He particularly underscores the effectiveness of sunscreen in protecting the skin, even on cloudy days, and recommends drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily to prevent skin dehydration, which can lead to premature aging and complicate post-surgical recovery.

The article concludes by reinforcing the importance of finding a cosmetic surgeon with relevant experience in treating specific skin types and following fundamental skincare routines for optimal results. Visit their website to read the full article on Cosmetic Changes.