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Facial Plastic Surgery & Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Debraj Shome

Dr. Debraj Shome

Director, The Esthetic Clinics

MBBS, DO, DNB, FRCS (Glasgow), FICO (USA), MNAMS, MBA (Healthcare Management, Vanderbilt University, USA), FACS, FAACS

Diplomate, American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery

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MBBS, DO, DNB, FRCS (Glasgow), FACS, FLVPEI, MNAMS, FICO (USA), FAACS

American Board Certified in Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)

Member, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)

Super-Specialty Fellowship trained in Ophthalmic & Facial Plastic Surgery, Orbital surgery & Ocular Oncology from L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad (2005)

Super-Specialty Trained in Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery from Salt Lake City, UT, USA (2006)

Super-Specialty Fellowship trained from Department of Head & Neck Surgery from M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA (2007)

Super-Specialty AOCMF Fellowship trained in Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery from Morriston Hospital, Wales, UK (2015)

MBA (Healthcare Management) from Vanderbilt University (USA) & National University of Singapore (2008)

Dr. Debraj Shome's patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for Facial Plastic Cosmetic Surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.

Many of the best plastic & cosmetic surgeons in India have also praised Dr Debraj Shome's work on various public platforms. Cosmetic surgery is a very precise and intricate work because it requires an in-depth understanding of the different kinds of skin and body types. Dr Debraj Shome emphasizes on the fact that preserving the ethnicity of the person's face is a very important part of the best plastic surgeon's job.


- Latest Surgical Career Highlights


In 2020, Dr Debraj Shome became American Board certified in Facial Cosmetic Surgery (Diplomate of the American Boad of Facial Cosmetic Surgery). Dr. Shome became the First and the Only Surgeon from ASIA to become American Board certified in Facial Cosmetic Surgery (https://www.ambrdfcs.org/).

Board Certification in Facial Cosmetic Surgery comes through to signify exceptional skill, hard work & dedication to the fields of Facial Plastic Surgery & Facial Cosmetic Surgery. An American Board certification is taken as the holy grail of accreditation in many countries of the world & only the best plastic surgeons in India, the best cosmetic surgeons in India, the best plastic & cosmetic surgeons in Asia & the best plastic surgeons in the world & the best cosmetic surgeons in the world qualify to become American Board certified.

This unique accreditation has taken a decade plus of hard work. And, it opens up multiple avenues. It would now be possible to start The Esthetic Clinics in the Middle East & other parts of Asia & Europe, without any requirement of any certification exams in those Nations. And above all, the privilege of Dr. Debraj Shome belonging to a select group of the best surgeons globally (only 178 Diplomates Globally), who have special surgical privileges in Facial Cosmetic Surgery.




In 2020, Dr. Debraj Shome also became one of the first surgeons from Asia become a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (FAACS).



The AACS is the top most organization devoted to excellence in Cosmetic Surgery in the USA & only the best cosmetic surgeons are ratified to be a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Becoming a Fellow of the AACS is a rigorous process. It has taken Dr. Debarj Shome 3 years to get this accomplished, as an accreditation. This will now allow FAACS to be added to the list of degrees in front of Dr. Shome name.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (http://www.cosmeticsurgery.org) is the home for physicians from all specialties looking to advance their skills in cosmetic surgery. AACS is comprised of over 1,600 members who pursue educational and training opportunities in cosmetic surgery to ensure consistently high quality patient care in plastic surgery & in cosmetic surgery. From live surgery workshops to the Annual Scientific Meeting, the AACS is the most trusted resource for patient safety through cosmetic surgery education. That is why only the best cosmetic surgeons in the world are allowed to become Fellows.

Since its inception in 1985, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery has become the leading educational provider for cosmetic surgery practitioners from a diverse array of medical specialties, including dermatology, oral & maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, general surgery, ophthalmology, and plastic/reconstructive surgery.

Becoming a Fellow of the AACS further embellishes Dr. Debraj Shome's reputation as one of the best plastic & cosmetic surgeons in Mumbai, India, Asia and the world.

In 2019, Dr. Shome became an international member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). There are only 6 of the top most Indian surgeons who have become qualified to be inducted as a member of the ASOPRS. As the ASOPRS website (www.asoprs.org) says, ASOPRS ratified surgeons are exceptional surgeons super specialised in Oculo-Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery and no surgeon knows the Face & The Eyes better than ASOPRS surgeons.

Dr. Debraj Shome thus becomes one of a select band of extremely qualified surgeons, who have the reputation of being amongst the best facial plastic & cosmetic surgeons in India and the world.



- Academic And Training Background

Dr Debraj Shome’s journey began with him completing his undergraduate medical degree from Grant Medical College and Sir J J Group of Hospitals in Mumbai which is one of the leading medical schools in the country.

Post his undergraduate degree, Dr Shome went on to specialise in ophthalmology and completed his residency from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai. He obtained the degrees of F.R.C.S (Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow) in 2003 and also his Diplomate of National Board (D.N.B) in 2004. Dr Debraj Shome has further studied intensively and acquired specialisation in Orbital Surgery, Ocular Oncology and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery as a part of the fellowship from the L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad in the year 2005. This fellowship is one of the most prestigious in the Asia Pacific region. Renowned to be amongst the best cosmetic surgeons in Mumbai, Dr Debraj Shome has also completed an esteemed clinical training in Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery from one of the world top centres at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA. Dr Shome also has a fellowship from the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the M D Anderson Cancer Centre in the year 2007. This fellowship equipped Dr Debraj Shome to specialise in multi-disciplinary approaches to Head and Neck Oncology.


Dr Debraj Shome was chosen for the prestigious AOCMF certified fellowship in Cranio Maxillo Facial Surgery from the Morrison Hospital Wales, UK. This prestigious fellowship is awarded to only five surgeons globally, every year.

What sets Dr Debraj Shome surgical expertise apart from the other plastic surgeons in India is the fact that he has been trained independently and exclusively at some of the best and top centres in oculoplastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery of the face, head and neck surgery and Cranio Maxillo facial surgery.

Dr. Shome is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), a feat that is achieved by less than ten plastic surgeons in India.

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Dr Debraj Shome has also completed his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with a specialisation in Healthcare Management in the year 2008 which assists him manage the treatments and facilities of top healthcare centers better. This quality of being able to merge the top of the class health and clinical practices enables Dr Shome to lead teams and develop the best possible plastic surgery clinics in the world.


Dr Debraj Shome has pioneered many new innovations in the field of healthcare. One of the most important of them is the QR 678 injection treatment for hair growth. QR 678 are synthetically injected growth factors in the hair follicles, which stimulate hair growth. QR678 is non-surgical, pain free and non-invasive procedure for treatment of hair fall and promoting hair growth.


- Dr Debraj Shome's Field Of Work:

Dr. Debraj Shome has studied and trained extensively under the best brains in the world to make a name in the list of best cosmetic surgeons in India.

Dr Debraj Shome's area of work includes :

  • Facial Plastic Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Reconstructive Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Face Lifts
  • Thread Lifts
  • Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation using fillers to remove wrinkles and lines
  • Rhinoplasty (nose job)
  • Septoplasty
  • Facial Implants (Chin and cheek)
  • Ocular Myectomy
  • Ptosis Surgery
  • Ocular Anterior Segment Trauma and Reconstruction
  • Orbital Tumour Surgery and Orbitomy
  • Ocular Oncology (for treatment of eye cancers such as malignant melanoma, retinoblastoma, skin cancer, orbital lymphoma and basal cell carcinoma)
  • Mohs Surgery for treatment of skin surgery
  • Dimple Creation
  • Cosmetic Laser for Skin Rejuvenation
  • Liposuction and Lipolysis
  • Otoplasty (ear repositioning)
  • Rhytidectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Eyelash Enhancement
  • Hair Transplant and Hair Restoration
  • Facial and Orbital Fracture Repairs
  • Jaw Contouring
  • Neck Lifts
  • Lip Augmentation and Enhancements
  • Facial Flaps and Grafts for facial cancers and orbicularis
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Eye Fitting and Socket Surgery (Evisceration, Exenteration and Enucleation with ball implant Fitting)
  • Orbital Decompression Surgery for thyroid eye disease and bulging eyes
  • Lacrimal Surgery for watery eyeing and tear duct blockage known as Dacrocystorhinostomy
  • Mohs Surgery for treatment of skin surgery
  • Hair Growth using various treatment methods
  • Weight Loss and Body Contouring

"Dr Debraj Shome has pioneered many new innovations in the field of healthcare. One of the most important of them is the QR 678 injection treatment for hair growth. QR 678 are synthetically injected growth factors in the hair follicles, which stimulate hair growth. QR678 is non-surgical, pain free and non-invasive procedure for treatment of hair fall and promoting hair growth."



- Professional Acumen

Dr Debraj Shome founded The Esthetic Clinics at the Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad in the year 2009. The Esthetic Clinics is now a chain of high quality plastic surgery and cosmetology centres that are present in various cities of the country including Mumbai, Hyderabad, New Delhi & Kolkata.

Dr Debraj Shome is currently a faculty member of the two of the world’s top most facial plastic surgery and rhinoplasty cadaveric dissection course in Vienna, Austria and San Francisco in the USA.

Dr Debraj Shome is presently consulting at some of the best multi-speciality hospitals in India including the Breach Candy Hospital, Saifee Hospital, Apollo Spectra Hospital, S L Raheja Fortis Hospital, and Parkview Specialty Hospital, Kolkata. He is the head of Facial Plastic surgery Department at the Apollo Spectra Hospital. For his professional endeavors, The Apollo group has granted him the status of Professor in Facial Plastic Surgery, the first such in the group.

Dr Debraj Shome has written more than 50 research papers that have been published in the top peer reviewed international journals. His writings are also being used as chapters in international books and he has given numerous presentations in various ophthalmology conferences, and on other various topics such as head and neck surgery, ENT plastic surgery, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, cosmetology and facial plastic surgery. Dr Shome has attended and spoken in many conferences and meetings on these topics. Dr Debraj Shome is amongst the best plastic surgeons in Mumbai, India because he not only practices the best in medicine but also constantly conducts research to modify and innovate patterns that will confirm to his motto of ‘medicine of tomorrow’.


- Awards And Recognition

As one of the best cosmetic surgeons in India, Dr Debraj Shome has been awarded by many national and international societies and organisations for his continuous efforts to improve the ways and practices in modern day plastic surgery.

  • Dr. Debraj Shome was awarded as the ‘Best Facial Plastic Surgeon in India’ by Goal, a renowned NGO in India, in July 2018. This award was for the philanthropic work done by Dr. Shome through the Debabrata Auro Foundation and for the national building work done by Dr. Shome.

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  • In a high powered event, Dr. Debraj Shome was awarded as 'Times Power Men' by the Times of India Group, in August 2019, for his exemplary and life changing work in the field of Facial Plastic Surgery & Facial Cosmetic Surgery, at a Facial Plastic Surgeon &a Facial Cosmetic Surgeon. The event also saw the likes of other personalities like actor Ayushmann Khurrana, singer Shankar Mahadevan and choreographers Geeta Kapoor and Remo D’Souza being felicitated for their noteworthy contributions to their respective fields. The awards were given away by such eminent dignitaries as fashion designer Shaina NC as well as actors Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Neha Dhupia, Dalip Tahil and Nadira Babbar.

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  • Dr. Debraj Shome was awarded as the “Indian of the Year” at the Healthcare Forum at the Indian Leadership Conclave in August 2017, for his invention of the QR 678 hair growth factor formulation, which received a USA patent from the United States Patent and Traddemark Office (USPTO) in 2017.

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  • Dr. Debraj Shome was awarded with the ‘Best Cosmetic Surgeon in India’ award at the extremely prestigious India’s Best Doctors Awards Ceremony held at New Delhi, on 24th September, 2016. India’s Best Doctors Awards (IBDA) have been instituted by Brands Impact to recognize the contributions of Healthcare Professionals & Companies towards strengthening India’s Healthcare Infrastructure. These awards were held at Radisson Blu Hotel in New Delhi, India on 24th September 2016. Revered Bollywood actor and TV personality, Mr. Shekhar Suman, graced the magnificent occasion as the Chief Guest. Top Bollywood film stars and politicians like Dr. Sanjay Singh, Raja of Amethi; Sri Acharya Sudarshan ji Maharaj; Mr. Pahlaj Nihalani, Chairman of CBFC; & Mr. Kirti Azad, Former MP & Indian Cricketer, graced the occasion. The Union Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, also graced the occasion.

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  • Dr. Debraj Shome was awarded the ‘Best Plastic Surgeon in India’ award at the extremely prestigious National Healthcare Excellence Awards 2016. The event was organised by CMO Asia and held at Hotel Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India, on 24th June 2016. The vision of CMO Asia is to share best global practices and give more space to the consumer voice.

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  • Dr. Debraj Shome Awarded As ‘Breakthrough Innovator In Facial Plastic Surgery” At Annual Power Brand Awards, 2015. Pharma Leaders accorded their annual Power Brand Awards 2015 on December 30’ 15, in Mumbai, India, congratulation Dr. Debraj Shome as a ‘Breakthrough Innovator in Facial Plastic Surgery’. This esteem award was presented in association with the Ministry of Health & Family Affairs, Department of Pharmaceuticals and the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers (Government of India). Dr. Debraj Shome was privileged for his continuous distinction in making the art and science of plastic surgery & cosmetic surgery progress in India and establishing Mumbai one of the eminent destinations for aesthetic medicine & surgery in India & world over.

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  • Dr. Debraj Shome was awarded as the ‘Best Plastic Surgeon in India’ for 2015, at the hands of Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Honourable Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare (Govt of India) & Dr. C P Thakur, MP & Former Union Govt of India Cabinet Minister, at the Healthcare Excellence Summit & Awards 2015, on 9th December 2015, at Hotel Radisson Blu, New Delhi. The award was announced by the Worldwide Achievers group.

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  • Dr. Debraj Shome was awarded As “India’s Most Promising Face In Facial Plastic Surgery Innovations” At India Leadership Conclave POWER BRAND 2015, organised by the Network 7 Media group ( www.network7mediagroup.net ). This award was bestowed at the 6th Annual Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2015 ( www.ilc2015.in ), in August 2015.

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  • Awarded the extremely prestigious Colonel Rangachari Gold Medal Award for the year 2010 at the Annual Conference of the All India Ophthalmological Society meeting held at Kolkata in January 2010.
    The Colonel Rangachari Gold medal Award is awarded for the best research conducted in India during the previous calendar year and is awarded to Best Paper read at the Special Plenary Session of the annual conference of India’s national ophthalmological society. This award can be won by an individual only once in a lifetime. The awards was presented to Dr. Debraj Shome for presenting the revolutionary paper "Non Albumin Containing Nano Molecule of Carboplatin in an Adjunctive Role in Retinoblastoma".
  • Awarded the extremely prestigious Hanumantha Reddy Award for the year 2010 at the Annual Conference of the All India Ophthalmological Society meeting held at Kolkata in January.
    The Hanumantha Reddy Award is awarded for the Best Paper presented at the annual conference of the Society in the Pediatric Ophthalmology (Child eye diseases). This award is given only once in two years and is awarded for the best research conducted in India during the previous calendar year in Children’s diseases and is awarded to Best Paper read at the Special Plenary Session of the annual conference of India’s national ophthalmological society. The awards were presented to Dr. Debraj Shome for presenting the revolutionary paper "Non Albumin Containing Nano Molecule of Carboplatin in an Adjunctive Role in Retinoblastoma".

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  • Awarded the extremely prestigious Davies Foundation Grant Award by the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow, United Kingdom in 2010.
    This Grant Award is awarded every two years, to only two outstanding physicians from over the globe, who have performed sterling work in cancer research and therapy, have contributed to life-saving research and have changed the entire paradigm of cancer therapy in the world. Dr. Debraj Shome is the youngest ever recipient of this Award world-over and the first person outside of the US and the UK to win this award.
  • Won the best paper award in Trauma session at the All India Ophthalmological Society meeting at hmedabad, January 2011 for paper “Oculo-facial trauma - Rapid rise of the oculoplastic surgeon to more 'plastic' & less 'oculo'!”
  • Awarded the extremely prestigious American Academy of Ophthalmology ‘Distinguished Contribution’ award in 2011.
  • Listed on Wikipedia. One of very few Indian surgeons listed by Wikipedia.
  • Won the best paper award in Pediatric session at All India Ophthalmological Society meeting, Kolkata, 2010 for paper "Non-albumin containing nano molecule of carboplatin in an adjunctive role in retinoblastoma".
  • Won the best paper award in Pediatric session at All India Ophthalmological Society meeting, Jaipur, 2009 for paper "Does a Nano-molecule of carboplatin injected peri-ocularly help in attaining higher intra-vitreal concentrations and what is the applicability to retinoblastoma with vitreous seeds".
  • Awarded the Fellowship of International Council of Ophthalmology post a sponsored (International Council of Ophthalmology Grant) fellowship in Reconstructive Facial Plastic Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA under Dr. Bita Esmaeli.
  • Awarded largest grant from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, to complete MBA in Management ($ 56000) in 2007. Vanderbilt University was the second highest ranked Healthcare MBA in 2007 in USA.
  • Selected by Asia/Pacific Who’s Who to be a part of the ‘select-one’ personalities of Asia and the Pacific from Volume no V, in February 2004. Part of every volume since then till date.
  • Won the best paper award in Pediatric session at All India Ophthalmological Society meeting, Hyderabad, 2007 for paper "Periocular carboplatin in advanced Intraocular Retinoblastoma".
  • Winner of the Best Video award for video on “Myoconjunctival enucleation” at the American Academy of Ophthalmology conference, Las Vegas, November 2006.
  • Reviewer for Indian Journal of Ophthalmology for Oculoplasty and Ocular Oncology.
  • Reviewer for Ophthalmology for Oculoplasty and Ocular Oncology.
  • Reviewer for American Journal of Ophthalmology for Oculo - Facial Plastic Surgery, Oculoplasty and Ocular Oncology.
  • Reviewer for Dermatologic Surgery for Facial Plastic Surgery.
  • Winner of the All India Ophthalmological Society Annual Quiz, Bhopal, 2006.
  • Won the best paper award in Orbit session at All India Ophthalmological Society meeting, Bhopal, 2006 for paper "Implant and Prosthetic Motility Following Enucleation".
  • Selected for a Travelling Fellowship grant to the United Kingdom by the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow. Utilized the same for visiting Moorfields Eye Hospital, London for a three-week-observorship from 3rd December 2005 to 23rd December 2005 in the Department of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery under Mr Richard Collin and Mr Geoffrey Rose.
  • Selected for a Young Scientist and Researcher Travelling Grant Award from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, for the purposes of presenting research at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting at Chicago, Illinois, October 2005.
  • Selected for a Young Scientist and Researcher Travelling Grant Award from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India, for the purposes of presenting research at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting at Chicago, Illinois, October 2005.
  • Awarded the Bharat Biotech - L V Prasad Eye Institute Travel Grant Award for the purposes of presenting research at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting at Chicago, Illinois, October 2005.
  • Awarded the Sir Ratan Tata Trust Young Researchers Award for the purposes of presenting research at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting at Chicago, Illinois, October 2005 and to visit various top-line ophthalmic plastic practices in the United States of America.
  • Won the best paper award in uvea session at All India Ophthalmological Society meeting, New Delhi, 2003 for paper "Intra-ocular tuberculosis - Clinical Profile, Systemic Correlation and Response to Anti-tubercular Therapy".
  • Awarded Distinguished Merit Scholarship of the National Scholarship Scheme in 1992.

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Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.



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