Q. How did you know that plastic surgery was the right profession for you?
A. I never would have guessed it was, but I was assigned to a plastic surgery ratation in medical school and ended up loving it. I was so inspired after seeing how it could transform lives.
Q. What is the traditional facelift for you?
A. The “traditional facelift” often referred to is the one where the skin and underlying tissue are pulled as one layer. The more evolved techniques will reposition the underlying tissue to a lifted position, and then redrape the skin in a more natural fashion.
Q. Do you apply fat transfer to the face at all?
A. I have evolved my facelift technique in such a way that most patients do not need fat transfer. If patients do need to add volume then yes, fat transfer is an option, as are slect fillers.
Q. How soon can you return back to work after the procedure?
A. I recommend taking two weeks off to allow for recovery, since bruising (if any) is typically gone by then, and the swelling has improved by then.
Q. How do you perform breast augmentation? Do you prefer silicone, saline, or fat transfer?
A. I base the decision on a number of factors. It depends on the patients starting point, and the patient’s goals. Saline vs silicone – each have a different look and feel. If a patient wants to go from an A cup to a D cup, silicone implants will give a more natural look and feel. However, if a patient wants to go from a natural C cup to a D cup, then either silicone or saline would look and feel pretty natural because there is enough natural breast tissue camouflaging the implant. With silicone implants that FDA recommends that you receive an MRI screening for silent rupture 3 years after receiving your implant and 2 years after that. The most current safety information about silicone gel-filledbreast implants can be found on the FDA website. Recovery for breast augmentation is typically 4 days off of work, and 6 weeks off of exercise.
Q.Do you offer Mommy makeovers, and if so, what kind of procedures do you combine?
A. Ye,s mommy makeovers are really popular in my practice. The procedures combined are usually a breast augementation ( or lift, or both), tummy tuck, lipo (most common area is the love handles), and for some patients, labiaplasty. With any combination of procedures, the recovery will be about 2 weeks off from work and 6 weeks for time off from the gym so you can heal. Also, patients should avoid lifting over 15 lbs for at least 3 weeks.
Q. How do you perform the brazilian butt augmentation? Do you you use implants?
A. I prefer to use fat transfer for butt augmentation. The beauty about using your own fat is that you contour and reshape the whole body, not just make the butt bigger, since to get the fat to transfer, you lipo the stomach, love handles, and lower back. It takes time for this procedure, and its more important what shape you leave behind, than what amount of fat you take out or put in. A compression garment is used for the areas of liposuction, while pressure is avoided on the buttocks so the transferred fat can survive.
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Dr. Anita Patel, MD
9730 WILSHIRE BLVD., SUITE 104 |
BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212 |