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Anup Patel

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Anup Patel is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon trained in hand/upper extremity surgery, microsurgery, and plastic and reconstructive surgery. He completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery training at Yale University followed by a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the New York University Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Dr. Patel received his MD and MBA from the Yale University School of Medicine and Yale University School of Management, respectively. He graduated as the valedictorian of his class at the University of Florida majoring in economics, biochemistry and molecular genetics and valedictorian of his high-school class at Lake Highland.

Dr. Patel has served on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons' Board of Directors and Government Affairs Committee, as well as the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal's Editorial Board. He is on the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open Journal's Editorial Board spearheading its operative video instructional series endeavoring to train surgeons worldwide. He serves as reviewer for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Dr. Patel has worked in the United States Senate assisting with healthcare finance involving the Medicare Prescription Drug Bill. He has a commitment to academics and services as a clinical professor with the Florida State University and as an Instructor of Plastic Surgery with the University of Central Florida.

His academic success including innovative research has garnered numerous accolades and been featured in various media outlets. Recently, NBC's Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon thanked Dr. David Chiu and Dr. Patel on the show for their help in managing and treating his ring avulsion injury and nerve compression. USA Today and former Governor Jeb Bush recognized Dr. Patel for his academic achievement and volunteer efforts at the University of Florida. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on various topics in surgery including aesthetics, burns, craniofacial, trauma, hand and microsurgery, and peripheral nerve compressions. Of note, he was awarded the Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Murray Award for his research on cost effectiveness of treatment of skin cancers.

Dr. Patel maintains a commitment to serving society co-founding Cents of Relief, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, that endeavors to empower victims of human trafficking through healthcare and education. The foundation has developed a partnership with Operation Smile to deliver burn care to indigent victims as well as comic book teaching about burn safety. He has been on panels with global health leaders such as NBA Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo and Partners in Health's co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer for his work on reducing the global surgical burden of disease. Dr. Patel's international efforts have been featured in the New York Times best-seller Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity. He values the privilege of helping his patients, while joining them in their medical journey to restore their form and function. He is dedicated to providing you with safe and successful surgery.
10 years Experience
Anup Patel
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Yale School of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

How long does skin tightening treatments last?

There are many options available for tightening skin and various laser treatments. Many have very visible lasting effects. I suggest a consult with a board certified plastic surgeon READ MORE
There are many options available for tightening skin and various laser treatments.
Many have very visible lasting effects. I suggest a consult with a board certified plastic surgeon for more specific details tailored to your skin.

Which implants are the best implants?

Type of implant will vary and an in person consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon will help you understand the different types and which would be best for you and READ MORE
Type of implant will vary and an in person consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon will help you understand the different types and which would be best for you and your desired results.

How long would I need to wear a splint after a nose job?

This is a great question to discuss with your board certified plastic surgeon. Typically you can expect to be in the splint for 7 days and often some steristrip tapes after for READ MORE
This is a great question to discuss with your board certified plastic surgeon. Typically you can expect to be in the splint for 7 days and often some steristrip tapes after for another week. Each surgeon develops a unique plan to the specific patient so be sure to follow up with them!

Does a double mastectomy prevent breast cancer?

Women who inherit a deleterious mutation in the BRCA1 gene or the BRCA2 gene or mutations in certain other genes that greatly increase the risk of developing breast cancer may READ MORE
Women who inherit a deleterious mutation in the BRCA1 gene or the BRCA2 gene or mutations in certain other genes that greatly increase the risk of developing breast cancer may consider having a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy and/or a bilateral prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy to reduce this risk.

What are the best procedures to prevent/help with aging in the face?

See a board certified plastic surgeon on if Injectables may be an option to bring back a rejuvenated facial appearance. If it is not, you can discuss face lifts as well!

Are breast augmentations safe?

Breast Augmentations with a board-certified (by the American Board of Plastic Surgery) surgeon are safe. I highly suggest a consult with one.

What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck sounds like it could be a great option for you if you are unhappy with extra skin after childbirth. We inject pain medications and the procedure is pain free. You READ MORE
A tummy tuck sounds like it could be a great option for you if you are unhappy with extra skin after childbirth. We inject pain medications and the procedure is pain free. You may experience pain after the operation but we handle this based on your tolerance with medications as well. To ensure your best results, see a board certified plastic surgeon.

What treatment should I have to remove my stitch marks?

Stretch marks are difficult and cannot be removed without surgery. Even with surgery, you are left with a scar often times. You can reduce their appearance with microneedling and READ MORE
Stretch marks are difficult and cannot be removed without surgery. Even with surgery, you are left with a scar often times. You can reduce their appearance with microneedling and lasers.

Is plastic surgery done with anesthesia?

Depending on what you are having done and the details of your procedure it may be. It is important to discuss with your board-certified plastic surgeon to understand the reason READ MORE
Depending on what you are having done and the details of your procedure it may be. It is important to discuss with your board-certified plastic surgeon to understand the reason and details around your procedure.

Even after a lip surgery, my lips are not in perfect shape. What should I do?

I am sorry to hear that you did not have the desired results. It is important to be open and discuss this with your board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss options which may READ MORE
I am sorry to hear that you did not have the desired results. It is important to be open and discuss this with your board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss options which may be available for you!

Does a fall mark heal on its own, or do I need plastic surgery?

It can, but without seeing the wound it is difficult to assess your scarring. I suggest you consult in person with a board-certified plastic surgeon!

How long is a recovery from a breast augmentation?

Each patient is unique, but generally, we recommend you take 1-2 weeks off following an augmentation to allow your body to heal fully. Patients are generally able to get back to READ MORE
Each patient is unique, but generally, we recommend you take 1-2 weeks off following an augmentation to allow your body to heal fully. Patients are generally able to get back to their normal tasks at work very shortly after surgery. Some even in a few days if the job is not physically demanding. No heavy lifting allowed and important to follow all precautions discussed with a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Is it possible to gain the fat back after liposuction?

It is possible to gain fat back and this is why it is important following a liposuction that you follow a healthy lifestyle and diet. So while liposuction WILL permanently remove READ MORE
It is possible to gain fat back and this is why it is important following a liposuction that you follow a healthy lifestyle and diet. So while liposuction WILL permanently remove fat cells, you need to ensure not to gain significant weight affecting your overall results. It will come back, if you allow it to come back! Ensure you see a board certified plastic surgeon.

How long will I be under during my nose job?

This is a great question you should review with your board-certified plastic surgeon. Each patient's rhinoplasty is unique to them and could affect anesthesia time and operating READ MORE
This is a great question you should review with your board-certified plastic surgeon. Each patient's rhinoplasty is unique to them and could affect anesthesia time and operating room time. Generally, you can expect to be in a typical rhinoplasty for about 2.5 hours.

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What exactly does a 'cool sculpting' procedure entail?

It is difficult to address without seeing your areas of concern and understanding your desired results if you would be a good candidate for cool sculpting. Overall, as a procedure, READ MORE
It is difficult to address without seeing your areas of concern and understanding your desired results if you would be a good candidate for cool sculpting. Overall, as a procedure, it is very low risk and not invasive if done with a board certified plastic surgeon. I suggest a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon with the American board of plastic surgery.

Are mommy make-overs safe?

A mommy makeover is a safe procedure when done with a board-certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. It is very important to ensure the experience and READ MORE
A mommy makeover is a safe procedure when done with a board-certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. It is very important to ensure the experience and credentials of your surgeon are correct as there are many people marketing themselves as qualified in doing these procedures.

What should I do to prevent an infection after plastic surgery?

You should absolutely speak with your board certified plastic surgeon about this who is doing the surgery for their protocol. Generally speaking you will be prescribed an antibiotic READ MORE
You should absolutely speak with your board certified plastic surgeon about this who is doing the surgery for their protocol. Generally speaking you will be prescribed an antibiotic and have dressings on your nose. Aftercare once removed may include coating the sutured areas with bacitracin.

If my nose surgery goes wrong, can It be corrected?

Absolutely. Revision rhinoplasty is something many will offer. Ask your board certified plastic surgeon about their revision rates if you have concerns. You want to ensure you READ MORE
Absolutely. Revision rhinoplasty is something many will offer. Ask your board certified plastic surgeon about their revision rates if you have concerns. You want to ensure you are going to someone experienced.

What is the aftercare required after plastic surgery to treat a scar?

Many surgeons will provide you with their instructions in care and this may include scar treatment creams or gels.

Can burn marks for a 5 year old be treated with plastic surgery?

Burn marks can absolutely be treated by a plastic surgeon. It is tough to determine exactly what strategy could give the best results but I recommend you have a consultation with READ MORE
Burn marks can absolutely be treated by a plastic surgeon. It is tough to determine exactly what strategy could give the best results but I recommend you have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. Often you can also find one that has a fellowship training in the hand, I am one of those plastic surgeons. Good luck!