About 45 operations will be done in two days in January by the group led by Sanjay Parashar, a reputed plastic surgeon in Dubai.
They will perform the surgeries in villages near Nagpur, Maharashtra, The National daily reported.
The team comprises two plastic surgeons from Nagpur, a doctor from Australia and another specialist from Dubai.
Parashar directs his earnings from cosmetic surgery – such as tummy tucks, liposuction and hair transplants – to treat needy villagers, the report said.
“I think it has become a passion. But I will always do reconstructive surgery for free because patients in India cannot afford it. It’s a good balance,” Parashar said.
He said most villagers just live with cleft lips because it involves four operations, depending on the severity.
“They are left with a stigma because it affects their speech and eating,” he said.
“For a parent, it is traumatising. It affects them psychologically, particularly if a child is born in a primary health care facility where people may not be aware of the condition.”