Plastic Surgery Hospital in Kerala, India

Aster Plastic, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery

One of the most advanced facilities in the region for plastic, aesthetic /cosmetic, reconstructive, dermatology and hand surgery, the department of Plastic, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery at Aster Medcity offers a wide range of highly-specialised services for restoration, alteration and correction of function and appearance. ​

Reconstructive Surgery ​

Microvascular Surgery | Surgeries For Cleft Lip And Palate | Reconstruction For Head & Neck Cancers | Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction | Soft Tissue Reconstruction For Limb Trauma | Lymphoedema Management | Reconstruction For Facial Nerve Paralysis | Peripheral Nerve Surgery | Management Of Scars And Keloids | Reconstruction Of Congenital Deformities | Hypospadias Operations | Ear Reconstruction | Pharyngeoplasty | Alveolar Bone Grafting | Salivary Gland Surgery | Reconstructive Surgeries For Bedsores & Ulcers | Reconstructive Surgery For Burn Deformities​

Aesthetic / Cosmetic Surgery​

​Rhinoplasty (Nose Correction) | Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid Reduction) | Face Lift | Breast Augmentation And Reduction | Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) | Liposuction | Body Contouring | Arm Reduction | Thigh Reduction | Gynaecomastia (Male Breast Enlargement Correction) | Fat Transfer | Soft Tissue Fillers

Hand Surgery​

Acute Hand Injuries | Hand Deformities | Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Dequervain’s Syndrome | Dupuytren’s Contracture​

Dermatological Surgery ​

Excision Of Skin Tumour (Benign & Malignant) | Correction Of Post-Burn Deformity | Skin Grafting | Scar Revisions​

Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology Services & Laser Procedures)​

​Phototherapy | Radiofrequency Ablation | Chemical Peeling | Microneedling With Derma Rollers| Microdermabrasion | Cryotherapy | Minor Excisions | Extractions | Paring | Electrocautery | Chemical Cautery | Acne Scar Subcision | Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP) | Laser Hair Removal | Laser Skin Resurfacing | Laser Skin Rejuvenation | Laser Ablation Of Benign Skin Lesions | Chemical Reconstruction Of Skin Scars | Skin Biopsy


Dr. Chona Thomas

Senior Asso. Consultant

Dr. Chona Thomas

A veteran Plastic Surgeon with more than 4 decades of experience to his credit,Dr. Chona Thomas’s skills in aesthetic (cosmetic), reconstructive, dermatological and hand surgery are unparalleled. One of the most respected figures in the medical fraternity, he spearheaded the entire gamut of Plastic Surgery services in Oman for 32 years.

He was conferred the Citizenship of Oman and Civil Service Award, Order of Oman by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al-Said, the Ruler of the Sultanate of Oman, in honour of his outstanding contribution to the development of medical services in the Middle East.
Dr. Chona Thomas attained expertise in various surgical sub-specialities from some of the finest institutes in the UK, USA, Australia, Italy, Switzerland and India. His areas of special interest include aesthetic (cosmetic) plastic surgery and cleft surgery.


Training in Aesthetic Surgery (USA, Italy) | Training in Hand Surgery (Zurich, Switzerland) | Fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery (Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, Australia) | Advanced training in Plastic Surgery (Churchill Hospital, Oxford & Wexam Park Hospital, Slough, United Kingdom) | FACS in Plastic Surgery (American College of Surgeons, Illinois, USA) | FRCS (Edinburgh, United Kingdom) | MS in General Surgery (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)


Dr. Chona Thomas is an expert in:

Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Surgery:

Rhinoplasty (Nose Correction) | Blepharoplasty (Eye lid Reduction) | Rhytidectomy & Brow lift (Face Lift) |Mammoplasty - Breast Augmentation & Reduction | Breast lift & Eversion of Nipple | Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) | Liposuction (Fat Removal) | Body Contouring | Arm Reduction | Thigh Reduction | Labioplasty| Gynaecomastia (Male Breast Enlargement) | Fat Transfer | Soft Tissue Fillers | Botox

Reconstructive Surgery:

Repair Cleft Lip and Palate | Pharyngeoplasty | Alveolar Bone Grafting | Hypospadias Operations | Salivary Gland operations | Resurfacing Operations for Bedsores & Ulcers

Hand Surgery:

Acute Hand Injuries | Hand Deformities | Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | DeQuervain’s Syndrome | Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dermatological Surgery:

Excision of Skin Tumors (Benign & Malignant) | Correction of Post Burn Deformity | Skin Grafting | Scar Revisions

Senior Consultant, Plastic Surgery, Aster – Al Raffah Hospital, Muscat, Oman

Regional Advisor (Middle East) to the Smile Train, an International Plastic Surgeon’s Charity organisation for global management of facial clefts, based out of the USA

Permanent Guest Surgeon of Operation Smile Mission, Norfolk, USA (active participant in the organisation’s programmes in Thailand, China and Egypt)

Medical Advisor to the Embassy of the USA, Muscat, Oman

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Head of Department of Plastic Surgery, Khoula Hospital (The Department attained recognition as a Center for Higher Surgical Training in Plastic Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)

Department of Plastic Surgery, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, UK

Department of Plastic Surgery, Wexam Park Hospital, Slough, UK

Surgical Specialist & In-charge of the General Surgery Unit, Khoula Hospital, Oman

Junior Surgeon, American Mission Hospital, Muscat

Accolades & Awards:

Regional Editor of the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, USA

Guest Faculty of numerous International Plastic Surgery Conferences, including the 5th World Congress of Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies at Texas, USA

Published numerous articles in international peer reviewed journals

Authored chapters in textbooks


Distinguished Alumni Award - Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. Bhiman Das Bilwani Oration Award- Association of Plastic Surgeons of India


Member of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons

Member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Member of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India

Overseas Member of the Editorial Board of the Craniofacial Surgery

Oman’s National Representative for the International Plastic

Reconstructive,Aesthetic Surgery Association (IPRAS)

Member of the International Editorial Board of the Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery

Former President of the Association of Plastic Surgery Service, Oman

Former President of the GCC Plastic Surgeons Association

Former President of the Oman’s Plastic Surgery Society

Proficient in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Arabic


Dr. Aashish Sasidharan


Dr. Aashish Sasidharan

A Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon trained in advanced procedures, Dr. Aashish Sasidharan has experience in performing microvascular, aesthetic, trauma reconstruction, craniofacial, maxillofacial trauma, peripheral nerve and hand surgeries.


DNB in Plastic Surgery (National Board of Examinations, New Delhi) | MCh in Plastic Surgery (Christian Medical College, Vellore) | MS in General Surgery (Berhampur University) | MBBS (Pariyaram medical College, Kannur)


Worked at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore

Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, PIMS, Pondicherry

Best Outgoing Resident (Plastic Surgery), CMC, Vellore

Published articles in peer reviewed journals

Proficient in Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Odiya, Guajarati, English


Dr. Ashish S Chaudhari

Senior Specialist

Dr. Ashish S Chaudhari

An Aesthetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Ashish S Chaudhari is trained in microsurgery, flap reconstructive surgery, hand and trauma surgery, aesthetic surgery and burns management.


DNB in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences) | MBBS


Part of the surgery teams that performed the first three hand transplants in India

Trained in General Surgery at ESIC, Mumbai

Proficient in Hindi, Marathi, English, Malayalam