Plastic Surgeon & Oculoplastic Surgeon

Dr. Debraj Shome- Plastic Surgeon & Oculoplastic Surgeon in Mumbai, India

MD, DO, DNB, FRCS (Glasgow), FICO (USA), MNAMS, MBA (Healthcare Management, Vanderbilt University, USA), is the huge list of qualifications of the best oculoplastic surgeons in Mumbai, Dr. Debraj Shome. Dr. Debraj Shome is one of the top / best Facial Plastic, Oculoplastic & Cosmetic Surgeons in the world, based in Mumbai, India currently. Dr. Shome is Fellowship trained in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery (Oculoplastic Surgery), Orbital Surgery & Ocular Oncology (Eye Cancer Treatment) from one of the best and most rigorous oculoplastic surgery fellowships in the world at the L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India (2005). Post this, Dr. Shome trained in Facial Plastic Surgery from Utah, USA (2006), Head & Neck Surgery from M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA (2007) and also completed a Fellowship in Maxillo-Facial Surgery from Morriston Hospital, Wales, UK (2015).

This makes Dr. Shome truly one of the best oculoplastic surgeons in India. With a residency in ophthalmology (eye surgery) from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai and fellowships in oculoplastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, head & neck surgery and maxillo-facial surgery. Dr. Debraj Shome is probably the only plastic surgeon in the world to train in four different sub-specialties of the face, leading him to be considered a master at all types of facial surgery. All the years of studies, fellowships and hard work make him stand out of the crowd and make him the best ophthalmic plastic surgeon. Not only he is the front runner of opthalmology in India, but he is considered to be one of the best cosmetologists as well, having dealt with many complicated cases with 100 % success rate.

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Specialties of Dr. Debraj Shome

Dr. Debraj Shome is a highly qualified surgeon and is a super- specialist. He specializes in cosmetic and oculoplastic procedures and he performs these procedures with the latest medical techniques. He has numerous successful corrective and cosmetic operations to his credit. Dr. Shome has performed cosmetic procedures like full face lift, mid face lift, non invasive face lifts on hundreds of patients. He also routinely undertakes procedures for hair restoration and transplantation, wrinkle reduction and removal, treatment of acne scars, reshaping of lips, eyelash extensions and enhancement, nose reshaping etc. Dr. Shome is also known for his reconstructive surgeries which may have to be performed post- cancer removal, trauma or due to congenital deformities. He is an oculoplastic specialist and performs surgery for Ptosis. The procedure is known as blepharoplasty. Not only blepharoplasty, Dr. Shome also performs surgery for many other disorders of the eyelids such as ectropion and entropion etc. He is also an expert of artificial eye or prosthetic fitting. His area of specialization extends to surgeries of the lacrimal system also. He has treated people with blocked tear ducts, persistent watering eyes etc.

More complicated surgeries for ocular and orbital tumors are Dr.Debraj Shome’s forte. In addition to surgery for removal of tumors in the eye area he also performs post-operative corrective procedures to restore the appearance of the eye area as much as possible. Patients of Dr. Debraj Shome have wonderful stories about the success of the procedures performed by him. Dr. Shome also specializes in face rejuvenation procedures which have become increasingly popular over the past few years.

Dr. Debraj Shome currently heads Facial Plastic Surgery at Apollo Spectra Hospital, Chembur, Mumbai –which is a JCI accredited top-line multi-specialty Indian corporate hospital. The Apollo Hospitals group is one of the topmost centers catering to ultra-super-speciality surgery in India. Dr. Shome was the co-founder of the Esthetic Clinic at Apollo Health City, Hyderabad, and was the Head of the Department of Facial Plastic Surgery there from 2009-2011. He was the best oculoplastic surgeon on board.

Dr. Shome is an internationally renowned and noted Facial Plastic Surgeon who specializes in facial cosmetic & reconstructive surgery, facial & ocular cancers and orbital surgery and is one of very few Indian surgeons listed by Wikipedia, the world’s largest online encyclopedia ( Keeping in mind that he is one the best oculoplastic surgeons in India, this does not come as a surprise!  Facial Plastic Surgery is a super-specialty which is nascent in India but is quite the rage in the USA currently and most facial surgeries in the US currently are performed by this particular number of plastic surgeons who are super-specialized in surgeries of the facial tissues. But Dr. Debraj Shome is one of those few ophthalmic plastic surgeons who is a specialist of oculoplasty and is the best oculoplastic surgeon in India.

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Dr. Shome deals with Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery, Facial Reconstructive Surgery post fractures and cancers, Oculo-Plastic Surgery & Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation, Rhinoplasties, Face Lifts, Mid-Face lifts, Rhytidectomy (wrinkle removal), Auricular (ear) repositioning, Hair transplants and hair restoration surgery, Eyelash enhancement, Blepharoplasties (eyelid lifts), Neck Lifts, Lip Augmentation and shaping, Jaw contouring, Facial Fracture repairs, Orthognathic surgery, Genioplasty, Aesthetic Surgeries for Facial Cancers, Facial Implants for changing the shape of the face),  Facial Myectomies for intractable Blepharospasm, Facial Flaps & Grafts for face cancers, Ocular Anterior Segment Trauma and Reconstruction (surgery post eye injury), Eyelid Surgeries, Socket surgeries & False eye fitting, Orbital surgeries, Dacryocystorhinostomies (surgeries for watering of eyes)and Ocular oncology (eye cancer therapy).

Dr. Shome is also a Visiting Faculty to the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, since June 2007. He previously conceptualized, developed and headed the Department of Facial Plastic Surgery at Aditya Jyoti Hospital Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai, India and at the Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai (India’s top cancer therapy centre). These centers were extremely successful in providing the best oculoplastic and cosmetology services and treatment to the patient. In addition to his clinical acumen, Dr. Shome has a research background with interests in basic science as well as clinical plastic surgery & ophthalmology and has published more than 40 international scientific peer-reviewed papers and presented papers at various scientific forums. The complete list of Dr. Shome’s research efforts is available on

Dr. Shome completed his undergraduate medical education from Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai; one of India’s oldest medical schools. He went on to specialize 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. Shome then specialized in Ophthalmic Plastic surgery and Orbital Surgery in a rigorous fellowship from L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India. Dr. Shome subsequently completed an esteemed clinical fellowship in Cosmetic Facial Plastic surgery from one of the world’s top centers at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA. Dr. Shome subsequently completed another clinical Fellowship in Head & Neck Surgery from the Department of Head & Neck Surgery at the M D Anderson Cancer Center in 2007. Dr. Shome also recently completed another clinical Fellowship in Maxillo-Facial Surgery from the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the Morriston Hospital, Wales, UK in 2015.This fellowship, specialized in multi-disciplinary approaches to Head & Neck Oncology, Orthognathic surgery & treatment of pan-Facial fractures. Dr.Shome’s remarkable talent in various sub-specialties make him one of the best oculoplastic surgeon not only in Mumbai but also in India. He has left no stone unturned to gather all the experience and the knowledge to become one of the top cosmetologists and ophthalmic plastic surgeons in India.

Dr. Shome added another feather to his cap by completing the Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management in November 2008, from one of the world’s top business schools. This unique combination of top-class clinical and health practice skill sets makes it possible for Dr. Shome to develop and lead teams to make centers the best possible, both as an administrator, a man manager and a surgeon.  He is not only the most experience and talent ophthalmic plastic surgeon he also has excellent management skills. Dr. Debraj Shome founded The Esthetic Clinic at Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad and he is considered to be one of the best cosmetologist in our country. Dr. Debraj Shome has won numerous accolades and honors in his career till date, the latest are listed on Dr. Debraj Shome’s awards page.

Dr. Debraj Shome awarded as ‘Times Power Men’

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.

Dr. Debraj Shome “Indian of The Year”, 2017

Dr. Debraj Shome, Top Facial Plastic Surgeon, India, was awarded as the ‘Indian of the Year’ at the iconic 8th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2017, by the Network 7 Media group ( ) and Chairman Mr. Satya Brahma. This award was bestowed on Dr. Debraj Shome at the ILC Power Brands Awards, held on 4th August 2017, at Hotel Sahara Star in Mumbai, India. This award was presented to Dr. Shome by Mr. Raj Purohit, Cabinet Rank Minister, Government of Maharashtra, India.

Dr. Debraj Shome “Indian of The Year”, 2017

Dr. Debraj Shome was awarded as the ‘Best Plastic Surgeon in India’ for 2015, at the 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.


Dr. Debraj Shome, Top Facial Plastic Surgeon, India, was awarded as the ‘Most promising face in Facial Plastic Surgery’ by the Network 7 Media group ( ) and Chairman Mr. Satya Brahma. This award was given at the 6th Annual Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2015 ( ), in August 2015. Dr. Debraj also gave a talk on “Technology & healthcare Delivery in India” at this extremely prestigious conference.

Dr. Debraj Shome was also awarded for his contributions to Facial Plastic Surgery in India at the Pharmaleaders Conference, in December 2015. The title “Breakthrough Innovation in Facial Plastic Surgery” was bestowed upon Dr. Shome by the best known thought leaders in healthcare in India. Dr. Shome is constantly innovating and experimenting. All this and much more make him the best cosmetologist currently in India.


Dr. Shome  has more than 40 research articles published in top-line peer reviewed international journals, chapters in international books and numerous presentations in ophthalmology conferences, head & neck conferences, ENT conferences, Facial Plastic Surgery Conferences and Cosmetology conferences world over; thus, Dr. Shome is an innovator who not only practices the best in medicine but also conducts research which alter practice patterns and make up the ‘medicine of tomorrow’. Dr. Shome is currently faculty at two of the world’s top rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgery cadaveric dissection courses, held at Vienna, Austria and San Francisco in the USA. The rhinoplasty course has been running successfully for 47 years in a row and Dr. Shome is honored to be given a chance to be a faculty on this course.


As Dr.Shome  has been training and researching for years, Dr. Shome was the winner of the prestigious Quiz Contest at the annual meeting of the All India Ophthalmological Society conference in 2006. For this honor, he was felicitated by none other than The President of India, His Excellency, The Honorable Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.


Dr. Shome has also won the extremely prestigious Colonel Rangachary award & the Hanumantha Reddy award at the annual meeting of the All India Ophthalmological Society Conference in 2010, for his revolutionary paper and invention of a nano-molecule of carboplatin (a cancer drug), which promises to change the way eye, facial & neural cancers are treated.

Dr. Debraj Shome was awarded the extremely prestigious Davies Foundation Grant Award by the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow, United Kingdom in 2010. This Grant Award is awarded 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. This Grant Award established through the William and Elizabeth Davies Charitable Foundation awards an extremely prestigious Grant Award to support a range of activities geared towards improving the management of cancer. Dr. Debraj Shome is one of the few select surgeons from India to have won this prestigious award.

Dr. Shome has been awarded session best prizes at the national annual scientific conferences in 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010. All these awards are a testimony that he is undoubtedly one of the best oculoplastic surgeons in India.  Dr. Shome has been awarded numerous Best Researcher award grants by various organizations affiliated to the Government of India, including the Department of Science & Technology (DST), the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) as well as private organizations such as the Sir Ratan Tata Trust. Dr. Shome was awarded the first ever Bharat Biotech – LVPEI Travel Grant award in 2005 for his research efforts. Dr. Shome was also the recipient of an extremely prestigious Travelling Grant Fellowship Award from the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow for his work in Oncology research in 2005. He has been selected as  a reviewer (to review other peer surgeon’s research submissions) for the ‘Indian Journal of Ophthalmology’, the flagship journal of the All India Ophthalmological Society, ‘Ophthalmology’ – The American Academy of Ophthalmology flagship Journal, ‘Dermatologic Surgery’ – The primary Cosmetic journal of the world and ‘Head and Neck Surgery’ and ‘Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery’ – The topmost journals in Facial Plastic Surgery in the world.

Dr. Debraj Shome has been featured as an ‘Achiever’, by Express Health Care, a leading weekly healthcare publication by the Indian Express group, as early as 2007. Dr. Shome is featured regularly in The Times of India, Hindustan Times, DNA – Daily News and Analysis and many other leading English and regional language daily newspapers in India. He has had numerous articles published on his work in the press. Dr. Shome tweets, regularly and writes informative articles for the lay person in magazine columns on a regular basis. For more information on Dr. Shome’s work, please click here

Finding the best oculoplastic surgeon is easy with these tips!

If you are looking for the best oculoplastic surgeon in your city, then you may well be wanting to get an eyelid or an orbital surgery done. Don’t worry, because finding the best oculoplastic ophthalmic surgeon in the city is not going to prove too difficult. Here’s how you should go about choosing the best oculoplastic ophthalmic surgeon for your eyelid surgery.

Your goal

Knowing what your goal is in finding an eyelid ophthalmic specialist is important. Do you have droopy eyelids that make you look sleepy even when you are not? Are droopy eyelids making you see less clearly than you should? Then an eyelid ophthalmic specialist may be someone you are looking for due to medical reasons. However, that is not the only reason why you may be looking for an oculoplastic surgeon in your city. You may be someone who wants to get an eyelid lift to get rid of the bags under the eyes which look very unseemly. You want to get an attractive look and the best place to do that would be an eyelid lift by an oculoplastic ophthalmic surgeon. Whatever your goal is, finding an oculoplastic eyelid professional will not prove difficult.

Qualifications matter

That is right. The best eyelid oculoplastic specialist should be someone who has the right qualifications. Not only should he be certified by the board to perform the ophthalmic eyelid surgery, he should also be someone who has particular training to do so. Hands on experience really matters and that is why you should find an ophthalmic plastic surgeon who has a lot of experience in eyelid surgery.

Before and after photos

The eyelid plastic specialist you choose should be able to show you convincing before and after photos of their patients. This means that the eyelid plastic specialist should have photos of his patients before as well as after they have undergone the eyelid procedure. This is a great idea as it gives you a glimpse of the eyelid plastic specialist and his skills at the procedure. It will also help you gauge whether or not he is a good plastic specialist.

Go online

Going online for information about the eyelid plastic ophthalmic specialist is another great idea and one that will help you come up with a good specialist for your procedure. A good oculoplastic plastic eyelid specialist will have good things being spoken about him. If you are looking for unbiased information about the eyelid plastic specialist in question, then this is a way you can get some real answers. There are many websites available which provide unbiased opinions and reviews about eyelid specialists and these should be the place where you go first. After that, you always have the opportunity to check out the website of the particular specialist you are thinking of going to because this will give you an idea about whether or not he is a good eyelid specialist.

Check out the field

If you are looking for the best eyelid plastic surgeon then the best piece of advice you could use is to talk to more than one plastic surgeon. As you know, there are many types of surgeons who will perform the eyelid procedure you want but to get a real look at the field, speaking to more than one eyelid plastic surgeon is a really great idea and one that will yield good results. In your search, there is no doubt that you will find several plastic surgeons who will call themselves capable of eyelid surgery but it is up to you to find someone who is really good at his job.

Last but not the least, finding a good oculoplastic plastic eyelid specialist like Dr. Debraj Shome at The Esthetic Clinics at Mumbai, India, is something that takes time and patience. But remember that no matter how much time it takes, this is time well spent. A supposed eyelid specialist who is not really good at his job may ruin the end result making your eyes seem more droopy than before or the bags under the eyes more prominent. It vastly depends on the skills of the particular plastic surgeon how the end result is going to look like and that is why it is very important that you take your time to do it properly.

When you are looking for an oculoplastic specialist to take care of the cosmetic and functional problems, there are some points which you need to keep in mind. Apart from what to look for, you also have to keep in mind exactly what you should avoid, when looking for the best oculoplastic surgeon.

  • No catchy advertisements: Any good oculoplastic surgeon will never give out catchy and misleading information in the advertisements. Even when you are reading online, look for testimonials rather than just pictures. An advertisement is not a testimonial for the best eyelid surgeon.
  • Exactly what qualifications: Just don’t go about the clinic’s statement that ‘he knows everything’ just be careful about the statements like ‘oh cosmetic and plastic are the same’ no they are not. Check the qualifications of the ophthalmic plastic surgeon carefully.
  • The first consultation with the best eyelid surgeon will tell you whether the oculoplastic specialist will suit you or not. You don’t have to visit the oculoplastic surgeon again, if you are not comfortable with the first consultation. The way the ophthalmic surgeon talks to you will give you an idea of his or her knowledge about our problem.
  • When on your first visit to the oculoplastic specialist, observe how the staff behaves with other patients. Do not commit yourself on the first visit. Go home and think about what the oculoplastic specialist has suggested to you.

Your quest to find the best eyelid surgeon, will be more fruitful if you devote some time and patience to the surgeon. It is after all your eyes and you want the best eyelid surgeon working on them.  An ophthalmic surgeon will give you the best results if you are honest about your expectations.