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Dr. Ritu Malhotra

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Ritu Malhotra is a top Plastic Surgeon in Mentor, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Ritu Malhotra is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Ritu Malhotra is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Ritu Malhotra is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Mentor, Ohio, Dr. Ritu Malhotra is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Ritu Malhotra
  • Garfield Heights, OH
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Lots of stretch marks. What can I do?

Laser treatment of stretch marks with any laser approved for this is best as early as possible. The ones that are still a little pink respond the best. Don't wait! Also creams READ MORE
Laser treatment of stretch marks with any laser approved for this is best as early as possible. The ones that are still a little pink respond the best. Don't wait!
Also creams such as Strivectin before treatment and in between treatments works well.

What is cool sculpting?

Cool Sculpting and Sculpture are noninvasive fat reduction treatments that kill 25% of the fat in the area with one treatment. The remaining fat cells can always expand if you READ MORE
Cool Sculpting and Sculpture are noninvasive fat reduction treatments that kill 25% of the fat in the area with one treatment. The remaining fat cells can always expand if you are not careful. But otherwise, these are great treatments!

How can I treat wrinkles around my eyes?

A great treatment for wrinkles around the eyes is Botox- 3x a year.


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Can I undergo surgery with diabetes?

Uncontrolled diabetes with HbA1C greater than 7 increases the risk of complications after surgery such as poor wound healing, infection or diabetic Ketoacidosis.

What are the risks involved with a plastic surgery procedure?

Risks involved in ANY plastic surgery procedure are unattractive or unnatural final result, scarring, anesthesia complications, nerve injury and even death.

Can liposuction work for diabetic patients?

Liposuction is NOT a weight loss procedure it is a body contouring procedure to reduce size. Diabetics with HbA1C greater than 7 have an increase risk of prolonged healing time, READ MORE
Liposuction is NOT a weight loss procedure it is a body contouring procedure to reduce size. Diabetics with HbA1C greater than 7 have an increase risk of prolonged healing time, infection and skin slough but the procedure itself is usually successful.

Can plastic surgery remove a birthmark?

Lasers used by plastic surgeons have made it possible to remove/erase birthmarks of all types without actually cutting them out. If the birthmark is red or purple (often called READ MORE
Lasers used by plastic surgeons have made it possible to remove/erase birthmarks of all types without actually cutting them out. If the birthmark is red or purple (often called Port wine stain), a vascular pumped dye laser such as Candela VBeam Perfecta is used to target Hemoglobin in the birthmark and vaporize it! If the birthmark is brown or black like a Cafe au lait spot or a nevus of Ota, then an Alexandrite laser such as Candela GentleLase or Candela Alex TriVantage is used to target Melanin in the birthmark and vaporize it.

Is liposuction a permanent treatment?

Liposuction is a remove FAT procedure- the fat cells removed do NOT grow back. There is always some remaining fat and therefore fat cells... if continued dietary restraint is READ MORE
Liposuction is a remove FAT procedure- the fat cells removed do NOT grow back. There is always some remaining fat and therefore fat cells... if continued dietary restraint is not followed then the remaining fat cells can expand again...Abdominoplasty or " tummy tuck" is a remove skin procedure. Often with a second liposuction procedure staged to be done sometime after the tummy tuck.

Does liposcution help one lose weight or does it only tighten the skin?

Liposuction is neither a weight loss procedure nor a skin tightening procedure. It is a fat loss procedure that contours the body areas where it is done. It is great for those READ MORE
Liposuction is neither a weight loss procedure nor a skin tightening procedure. It is a fat loss procedure that contours the body areas where it is done. It is great for those who want to look good in their clothes. You see, Fat itself does not weigh very much.

What does Botox treatment include?

Botox is most commonly done for dynamic wrinkles( skin lines that happen from muscle movement or expressions) in the upper third of the face. Such as Forehead creases, "Angry 11" READ MORE
Botox is most commonly done for dynamic wrinkles( skin lines that happen from muscle movement or expressions) in the upper third of the face. Such as Forehead creases, "Angry 11" lines between the brows, crows feet lines on the sides of the eyes and nasal crunch lines that go across the top of the nose, bunny lines that are on the sides of the nose or creases that are under the eyes.
It is NOT for sagging skin or skin laxity in the lower third of the face. Skin tightening procedures work best for that whether they are noninvasive (Pelleve' or Thermage), Minimally invasive (J Plasma) or invasive such as Lifts to address gravitational aging.

Is botox safe for a 56 year old woman with diabetes?

Botox treatment is safe in Diabetes.

How can a scar just above the eyes be removed?

Scars can either be surgically revised to look better or treated with a laser to look better. Usually, we can make them flatter, more even toned, thinner (less wide), etc...

Is RF or laser technology helpful in getting rid of accident scars?

Laser resurfacing is a great option for hypertrophic scars

How does the plastic surgery to remove scars work?

Treatment of scars in plastic surgery is usually done using a local anesthetic to numb the area. The treatment itself depends on the type of scar. If it is wide, then maybe it READ MORE
Treatment of scars in plastic surgery is usually done using a local anesthetic to numb the area. The treatment itself depends on the type of scar. If it is wide, then maybe it needs to be removed and reapproximated with better plastic surgery technique so that it will be a thin flat line. Sometimes it is hypertrophic or kind of piled up on itself, then maybe a laser resurfacing treatment would do the trick. Sometimes it is the skin tone of the scar and we can take the red out of it with a laser or the brown out of it with a laser.

What is the best treatment to get rid of stretch marks?

The best treatment for stretch marks, specifically, recent ones, is Candela V Beam Perfecta. It is a pulsed dye laser that really is amazing as far as the improvement in one session. Ritu READ MORE
The best treatment for stretch marks, specifically, recent ones, is Candela V Beam Perfecta. It is a pulsed dye laser that really is amazing as far as the improvement in one session.


Ritu Malhotra, MD