Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Karishma Kagodu

Dr. Karishma Kagodu


Dr. Karishma Kagodu, MBBS, MS, MCh, is a Board Certified Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic surgeon who has rapidly become one of the most sought after aesthetic surgery practitioners in India. She led the department of Plastic Surgery at Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore, solo from 2016 -2018. She is also associated with Apollo Spectra Hospital, and Cytecare Cancer Hospital in Bangalore. Sometimes a rare combination of qualities and passion come together to produce unique talent.

Dr. Karishma's skill and passion for cosmetic and aesthetic surgery draws patients from across India and abroad. Today, more and more people in India are becoming conscious of their bodies, and aesthetic surgical procedures are rapidly gaining popularity. Aesthetic surgery is being preferred because it gives people a simple way of getting the body they want. Often, no amount of dieting and gymming can get rid of stubborn fat in certain areas of the body, for example the waistline, the abdomen and thighs. This is where aesthetic or cosmetic surgery can help you shape your body exactly the way you want it.

After completing her MS in General Surgery in Karnataka, she discovered that her true passion as a surgeon lay in helping people look their best. She then went on to do her Superspeciality training in Plastic Surgery from St. John’s Medical College in Bangalore and passed with a gold medal.

Subsequently, she put herself through advanced training in different aspects of cosmetic surgery. In fact, most of Dr. Karishma’s patients come to her to benefit from this training she has undergone in cosmetic surgery, especially procedures such as Liposuction, Facelift, Necklift, Body Contouring, Waist Sculpting ,Six Pack surgery, Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, Post Cancer Breast Reconstruction, Rhinoplasty (Nose Jobs) and more.

She went on to doing her Fellowship in Facial Aesthetic Surgery with the Dutch Association of Facial Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (DAFPRS), under the aegis of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS)

She has trained in Aesthetic Body Contouring, Breast and Face Procedures, 3-D and 4-D liposuction with renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Sanjay Parashar at the Cocoona Aesthetic and Day Care Centre, Dubai. She is well trained to perform Liposuction with the latest Innovation and Techniques such as – Power Liposuction and VASER LIPO.

She underwent specialized training in Rhinoplasty (Nose job) with world famous Dr. Nazim Cerkes (Current President of Rhinoplasty Society of Europe), at the Cosmed Clinic, Istanbul, in Turkey.

She trained in Microsurgical Onco-Breast Reconstruction and Aesthetic Breast related procedures with Dr. Venkat Ramakrishnan at St Andrew's Centre of Plastic surgery Chelmsford, Essex, in the U.K.

She has also had hands on professional Hair Transplant training at The Vasa Hair Academy, Baroda, with Dr. Sanjay Vasa and attended the Ear Reconstruction Workshop at Bombay and Nair Hospital, Mumbai, with Dr. Firmin Francois and Dr. Alexander Marchac.

Dr. Karishma, at a young age, is getting recognised as an expert in the field of aesthetic and cosmetic surgery and has presented papers at several major international and national conferences. In 2018, she was the youngest ISAPS Faculty at Zurich ISAPS Congress- Art and Aesthetics 2018 organized by Swiss Aesthetic Society, where she made a presentation on Rhinosurgery (Nose job).

Dr. Karishma is also passionate about contributing to the furtherance of aesthetic and cosmetic surgery in India and bringing state of the art knowledge to the country. In 2017 and 2018, she organised, for the first time in India a Facial Aesthetic Cadaver Dissection Course , under the aegis of the IAAPS, in Bangalore, conducted by renowned Rhinoplasty Surgeons Dr. Enrico Robotti from Italy and Dr. Nazim Cerkes, from Turkey.

Much sought after as an academic faculty as well, Dr. Karishma also loves to be involved with upcoming conferences and meetings in India and abroad to continue to share knowledge and imbibe more information, keeping herself updated with the latest advances in cosmetic surgery.


  • Body Contouring ( Liposuction/ 6pack surgery/ waist sculpting)
  • Tummy tuck/ buttock augmentation/ buttock lift
  • Breast Cosmetic Surgery ( Breast Reduction/ Breast Augmentation / Breast lift/ Implant Augmentation)
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery ( Facelift/ Necklift/Eyelid Surgery/ Otoplasty)



Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore

Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, R.L Jalappa Hospital & Research Centre Kolar, Karnataka, India

M.S. (General Surgery)

Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore

J.J.M. Medical College and Bapuji Hospital, Davanagere, Karnataka, India

MCh (Plastic Surgery)

Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore

St John’s Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

FDAFPRS – Fellowship- Facial Aesthetic Surgery


  • Fellowship in Facial Aesthetic Surgery- Dutch Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (FDAFPRS) 2016 at Salo, Italy with Dr Giovanni Botti under the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
  • Hair Transplant training The Vasa Hair Academy,Baroda, Gujarat, India with Dr. Sanjay Vasa
  • Hands on Ear Reconstruction Workshop at Bombay and Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India Dr. Firmin Francois and Dr. Alexander Marchac
  • Clinical Fellow- Aesthetic Body Contouring, Breast and Face, 3D/4D Liposuction Cocoona Aesthetic and Day Care Centre, Dubai with Dr. Sanjay Parashar.
  • Clinical Fellow- Rhinoplasty. The Cosmed Clinic ,Istanbul ,Turkey with Dr. Nazim Cerkes.
  • Clinical Observership – OncoBreast Reconstruction and Cosmetic Breast Surgery Chelmsford, Essex, U.K with Dr.Venkat Ramakrishnan.
  • ALLERGAN Training Academy – Facial Cadaver Course, Singapore. Face Anatomy Dissector


  • University Gold Medalist -Superspeciality Plastic Surgery Degree (MCH)- Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka.
  • Program Director - and First Female Plastic Surgeon to organize- for the first time in India-

THE FACIAL AESTHETIC CADAVER DISSECTION COURSE , under the aegis of the IAAPS, in Bangalore, 2017 & 2018. Invited International faculty-Chief Rhinoplasty Surgeon from Italy ( Dr Enrico Robotti), and Turkey(Dr Nazim Cerkes).

  • Rhinoplasty Scientific Team at the upcoming IAAPS meeting - AESURG 2019, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Youngest Female Plastic Surgeon representing India at the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons(ISAPS) Biennial Congress held at Kyoto, Japan, 2016. Presented two papers;
  1. Vaginal Reconstruction: Revisiting the Neurovascular Pudendal Thigh Flaps.
  2. Aesthetic Hand Rejuvenation with Microfat grafting.

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