HWB 2015 - New Reflections Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgeon Dr. Nikesh Patel is a New Jersey native with world class credentials. He gained advanced cosmetic surgery training at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic through an extensive 12 month fellowship that was only offered to a select few. Dr. Patel is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons.
As summer approaches, are there procedures to help a potential patient who wants to look better, but with minimal downtime?
Yes, absolutely. In the past four or five years, my practice has been revolutionized by procedures that provide quick but excellent results, with down-times as little as half a day. It used to be the case that patients would need to schedule their procedures months ahead in order to be fully recovered before the spring and summer seasons. Now, we have technologies like laser liposuction for treating unwanted fat, and injectables for rejuvenating the face, that allow my patients to improve their look and get out there to enjoy themselves with very little downtime.
What are the benefits of laser liposuction?
The huge benefit of laser liposuction is that it takes away unwanted fat and at the same time tightens and improves the skin. The most common applications for laser lipo are to reduce excess fat on the abdomen, flanks, inner thighs, and flabby underarms (“wings”). In my hands, this procedure gives patients a quick result, with one-half to one day downtime, and back to normal in one third of the time it would have taken with traditional tummy tucks or other surgeries.
Why are the new injectables becoming so popular?
Injectables are in high demand because of their ease of use and great results. Botox is used to reduce wrinkles, as a quick fix that will last three months. Facial fillers like Juvéderm reduce fi ne lines, and Sculptra can reduce unattractive hollows under the eyes and redefine contours of the cheekbones. These procedures make a noticeable improvement in a patient’s appearance and delay the need for a surgical facelift. As with laser liposuction, injectables have given me an array of techniques to provide my patients with desired changes to face and body that they may only have dreamed of before, with the reduced recovery time they need to resume normal activities so quickly that no one will know they had anything done – only how amazing they look!
Can I have a more extensive procedure like breast enhancement or reduction, and still be ready for bathing suit season?
Many patients are surprised by how quickly they recover from breast implant or other breast surgeries. While complete recovery takes an average of 6 to 8 weeks, many of my patients feel quite well enough to return to work and other non-strenuous activities in under a week. So you might come in for breast implants on a Wednesday, be ready to go back to work the following Monday – and appear in your beautifully filled-out bathing suit as soon as beach weather arrives.
Ask about some of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed:
• Breast Augmentation
• Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift)
• Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
Come see how even a subtle change can make you confident and beautiful.