Nirav B. Patel, MD, Plastic Surgeon
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Nirav B. Patel, MD

Plastic Surgeon | Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

11459 Johns Creek Parkway Suite 240 Johns Creek GA, 30097

About

Dr. Nirav Patel is a Plastic Surgeon in solo private practice in Johns Creek, Georgia, engaged in aesthetic, reconstructive, and oculoplastic surgery, as well as non-surgical injectables and skin care.  Dr. Patel specializes in the enhancement of appearance. Improving aesthetic, symmetry and proportion are key goals in cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic medicine, by contrast, focuses on aesthetics and anti-aging.

Education and Training

Princeton University A.B. Economics 2000

Brooklyn Law School J.D. Health Law 2003

New York University M.S. Biology 2005

University of Rochester M.D. 2011

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Provider Details

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Nirav B. Patel, MD
Nirav B. Patel, MD's Expert Contributions
  • Can you reverse rhinoplasty results?

    Tough question. The answer depends on how extensive the rhinoplasty was and what maneuvers were performed, but the short answer is ‘No’. There might be some options to camouflage subtle irregularities or improve contour of the dorsum, such as injections of hyaluronic acid (HA) filler, but these must be done with trained hands of professionals who truly understand facial anatomy. Fillers pose risks of skin or tissue necrosis, or worse yet…BLINDNESS. Seek a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon or Facial Plastic Surgeon if you have already had a rhinoplasty and are seeking further refinements or ways in which to “reverse” certain changes to your nasal anatomy. Nirav B. Patel, MD, JD, FACS, FCLM Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic, & Oculoplastic Surgery Patel Plastic Surgery, LLC 11459 Johns Creek Parkway Suite 240 Johns Creek, GA 30097 Office 470-395-6932 Fax 470-395-6951 Cell 203-710-9952 https://www.drpatelplasticsurgery.com/ READ MORE

  • What is the fastest way to recover from eyelid surgery?

    Cool compresses are helpful during the first 1-2 days postop, as is keeping your head elevated. I like to have my patient’s take Arnica and Bromelain starting 2-4 days preop, which greatly helps with bruising (ecchymosis) and swelling (edema). Nirav B. Patel, MD, JD, FACS, FCLM Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic, & Oculoplastic Surgery Patel Plastic Surgery, LLC 11459 Johns Creek Parkway Suite 240 Johns Creek, GA 30097 Office 470-395-6932 Fax 470-395-6951 Cell 203-710-9952 https://www.drpatelplasticsurgery.com/ READ MORE

  • Does fat come back after a tummy tuck?

    Whether a tummy tuck or liposuction, what fat is removed (whether alone or including skin) is gone forever. However, you must be aware that what fat REMAINS can grow (hypertrophy) with poor diet and lack of exercise. The best candidates for abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) have successfully reduced or maintained their body mass index (BMI) to less than 30.0 kg/m2. There are free BMI calculators out there to help you track your weight or meet weight loss goals. That said, many plastic surgeons will be willing to work with you if your BMI exceeds 30, if you are motivated, follow postop instructions (are compliant), and are otherwise fairly healthy. Talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon about your body contouring goals and how he or she can help meet them safely. Nirav B. Patel, MD, JD, FACS, FCLM Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic, & Oculoplastic Surgery Patel Plastic Surgery, LLC 11459 Johns Creek Parkway Suite 240 Johns Creek, GA 30097 Office 470-395-6932 Fax 470-395-6951 Cell 203-710-9952 https://www.drpatelplasticsurgery.com/ READ MORE

  • How soon can I wear makeup after septoplasty?

    For most facial surgeries, one is usually healed sufficiently to apply at least concealer makeup in about three (3) weeks. I usually give this advice for my facelift and sometimes blepharoplasty (eye lift) patients. However, for rhinoplasty (including septoplasty), it is wise to avoid any pressure to the external nose for at least six (6) weeks postop to avoid any disruption to your septum or nasal bones (especially if other maneuvers were done besides just the septoplasty). Always confer with your actual surgeon - hopefully Board Certified in Plastic Surgery or Facial Plastic Surgery (a subspecialty of ENT, a.k.a. Otolaryngology) - for him or her to give you the most accurate advice for your particular situation and anatomy. Nirav B. Patel, MD, JD, FACS, FCLM Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic, & Oculoplastic Surgery Patel Plastic Surgery, LLC 11459 Johns Creek Parkway Suite 240 Johns Creek, GA 30097 Office 470-395-6932 Fax 470-395-6951 Cell 203-710-9952 https://www.drpatelplasticsurgery.com/ READ MORE

  • How long after liposuction will I see results?

    There is usually swelling called edema that lasts for several weeks to even months after liposuction surgery. I advise my patient not to expect results until at least three (3), if not six (6), months after liposuction, to allow for more complete resolution of postop edema. "Friends" that will help with your recovery: 1. Regular, compliant use of compression garment wear; 2. A low or no-added salt diet (water loves salt, and thus a salty diet will have you retain more edema); 3. A lean, high protein diet to help with healing; 4. Continued physical activity - generally walking on a level surface - without over exerting areas that have been liposuctioned or over-using arms or abs, which may worsen postop edema. Nirav B. Patel, MD, JD, FACS, FCLM Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic, & Oculoplastic Surgery Patel Plastic Surgery, LLC 11459 Johns Creek Parkway Suite 240 Johns Creek, GA 30097 Office 470-395-6932 Fax 470-395-6951 Cell 203-710-9952 https://www.drpatelplasticsurgery.com/ READ MORE

  • What are my options?

    Thanks for the question. It would have been helpful to send not only your zoomed-in photo but a scout view of your entire face to see how the scar is relative to your whole facial aesthetic. I would not beat yourself up over the fact that your laceration was not sutured. Brow lacerations are very forgiving, and your scar may very well have healed similarly had it been sutured up. This area is very tricky to revise or improve upon. Scars cause alopecia in hair-bearing areas. Depending on the age of the scar, some topical treatments such as minoxidil (Rogaine) might help minimize further hair loss, but it will not help regrow hair very well. READ MORE

  • How much bleeding is too much after a rhinoplasty?

    Generally, rhinoplasties bleed a decent amount, particularly the more that is done to the nose, such as breaking the bone with osteotomies. However, new medications have helped us plastic surgeons reduce the amount of operative bleeding, including systemic or topical use of TXA (tranexamic acid). Some surgeons also mix a medication called hyaluronidase into their local anesthetic mixture, which can be helpful with the tissue dissection during rhinoplasty. However, for the most part, operative bleeding should not get to the point of requiring a blood transfusion. If someone loses more than 300 mL (cc) of blood (about one (1) unit), that generally warrants consideration for blood transfusion. If you end up getting transfused during or after a rhinoplasty, I would certainly say that is way too much bleeding! Short of that, expect a slow ooze of blood from the nares (nostrils) after rhinoplasty for even several days. Afrin decongestant spray can help minimize congestion and nosebleeding. Keeping the head elevated and frequently applying a 'gauze mustache' along the upper lip to capture bloody and mucus drainage is important. Avoid blood thinners postop (including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or 'NSAIDs') unless your plastic surgeon says it's 'ok' to do so. Making sure you are not overexerting, and keeping your blood pressure in the normal range (120/80 mm Hg) will also avoid unnecessary postoperative bleeding. Finally, always seek a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon or Facial Plastic Surgeon (Otolaryngology trained) with the knowledge and experience to perform your rhinoplasty. Your surgeon should be able to discuss with you his or her strategies to manage operative bleeding and keep it to an absolute minimum. Good luck to you with your rhinoplasty journey! Nirav B. Patel, MD, JD, FACS, FCLM Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic, & Oculoplastic Surgery Patel Plastic Surgery, LLC 11459 Johns Creek Parkway Suite 240 Johns Creek, GA 30097 Office 470-395-6932 Fax 470-395-6951 Cell 203-710-9952 https://www.drpatelplasticsurgery.com/ READ MORE

  • What is the surgical operation to remove wrinkles?

    Wrinkles are also called rhytides. Removing rhytides is called a rhytidectomy. Another term for rhytidectomy is a facelift. If you are 38, however, I would not recommend a facelift to you. Generally, the earliest I would offer a facelift to someone is in his or her late 40s, ideally 50s-60s. Past one’s 70s, you may be too old to be a safe surgical candidate if you’ve developed heart (cardiac) or other chronic medical conditions. There may be other less invasive options such as dermal fillers, neurotoxins (Botox), skin resurfacing (lasers, peels, dermabrasion), or skin care that can help you meet your aesthetic goals. Nirav B. Patel, MD, JD, FACS, FCLM Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic, & Oculoplastic Surgery Patel Plastic Surgery, LLC 11459 Johns Creek Parkway Suite 240 Johns Creek, GA 30097 Office 470-395-6932 Fax 470-395-6951 Cell 203-710-9952 https://www.drpatelplasticsurgery.com/ READ MORE

  • What medication is given after plastic surgery?

    This is a loaded question and depends a lot on your overall health history and any medication allergies. To address postoperative nausea or vomiting, I generally prescribe Zofran (Ondansetron), which is generally safe for most patients; it was originally formulated to help patients on chemotherapy manage their nausea. That said, I will focus my remaining answer on postoperative pain medications since that is the primary concern of most of my patients in my practice. Generally, at least in my own plastic surgery practice, I am deemphasizing prescriptions for oral opioid narcotics and when they are prescribed, they are for a very short course. I no longer prescribe stronger opioids such as Oxycodone (which is in the popular Percocet brand). Narcotics target opioid receptors which can help target postoperative pain, but they have addictive potential and can be very constipating, to the point of even causing a bowel obstruction if overused or misused. If you are prescribed any narcotics, you must ask about strategies to maintain bowel motility, such as the use of prescription or over-the-counter stool softeners. Surgery in the face and neck poses a higher risk of postoperative bleeding and hematoma, given the rich blood supply to the head and neck region, especially in males (thicker hair follicles means more bleeding), those with hypertension (high blood pressure), or with any other chronic condition that leads to coughing or straining after surgery (e.g. a respiratory issue such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, or obstructive sleep apnea, OSA). For these reasons, I may or may prescribe or instruct that one takes nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Aleve, Motrin, or Ibuprofen. NSAIDs also impact the kidneys, so it may not be advisable for anyone with renal issues. In theory, NSAIDs can worsen postoperative bleeding, but I have honestly not found that the case in my years of practice. Other factors: those with acid reflux issues or who may have undergone bariatric (weight loss) surgery may be more sensitive to NSAIDs and not tolerate them without substantial nausea/vomiting issues or risk for tearing up stomach lining (causing an ulcer). Again, determining the best course of postoperative medications requires a careful discussion with your Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon about your planned procedure, existing medications, allergies (and what the reactions to medications are), past medical history, surgical history, and social history (including use of nicotine-containing substances, alcohol, and any recreational drugs). You must also discuss physical restrictions and downtime, so that you do not overexert yourself after neck surgery, whether it is a cosmetic necklift or a reconstructive procedure to the head and neck region. Nirav B. Patel, MD, JD, FACS, FCLM Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic, & Oculoplastic Surgery Patel Plastic Surgery, LLC 11459 Johns Creek Parkway Suite 240 Johns Creek, GA 30097 Office 470-395-6932 Fax 470-395-6951 Cell 203-710-9952 https://www.drpatelplasticsurgery.com/ READ MORE

  • How soon after lipo do you see results?

    Visibility of the postoperative results depends on some factors, including how extensive the liposuction was as well as how well you adhere to the postoperative instructions, particularly compression garment wear, but also limiting salt intake (which can lead to worse swelling called 'edema') as well as strenuous physical activity. You may see noticeable improvement right away, but I always caution my patients not to expect a 'final' result until they are at least 3-6 months out from surgery. Compression is your friend, as is staying on a healthy diet and exercise regimen postoperatively to help maintain and improve upon the result. Nirav B. Patel, MD, JD, FACS, FCLM Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic, & Oculoplastic Surgery Patel Plastic Surgery, LLC 11459 Johns Creek Parkway Suite 240 Johns Creek, GA 30097 Office 470-395-6932 Fax 470-395-6951 Cell 203-710-9952 https://www.drpatelplasticsurgery.com/ READ MORE

  • How long does it take to recover from upper arm liposuction?

    Recovery from liposuction to the arms depends on several variables: 1. Your occupation. Any job involving heavy lifting should not be resumed for generally four (4) weeks, sometimes longer. 2. Your physical activity in general. Similarly, you should not be engaged in heavy weight lifting at the gym, vigorous use of the arms (think: gym elliptical machine), or significant "core" activity (use of the abs or any straining that can transmit to the upper body). The duration of the restriction is generally four (4) weeks, but if the extent of liposuction was minimal, it could be as little as two (2) weeks. For bigger surgical interventions, expect a longer downtime. 3. The extent of liposuction. If the liposuction is done was minimal, you might be able to resume regular physical activity with the arms in 2-4 weeks. If it was larger volume liposuction, I would say four (4) weeks or longer is a more appropriate restriction. If you also had a Brachioplasty (surgical 'arm lift') done, then the restriction could be as long as six (6) weeks, in terms of bearing more than 5-10 lbs' weight per arm. 4. Your diet. Salt loves water, and the more salt you take in after surgery, the more swollen your tissues in the arms will be. This soft tissue swelling is called edema. Compression garment wear helps squeeze that edema fluid back into your body and directs it towards your heart or allows for your body to absorb the fluid. However, see (1)-(3). If you are overdoing it physically, and you are taking in a high salt diet, you will have a miserable recovery. 5. Use of medications. I start my patients anywhere from 2-4 days' preoperatively on a homeopathic vitamin regimen of Arnica and Bromelain, both of which are proven in the literature to help with postoperative swelling and bruising (a.k.a. 'ecchymosis'). I am also a fan of TXA (tranexamic acid), which is shown to reduce operative bleeding. Most likely, you will be prescribed a short course of an oral narcotic, such as Norco (Hydrocodone/Tylenol combination tablet). I advise my patients that they cannot operative heavy machinery or drive until they are completely off narcotic use. I am generally anti-narcotic - due to the addictiveness of narcotics and tendency to cause constipation. I have my patients use over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) as soon as possible, and will sometimes prescribe a course of Toradol (a.k.a., Ketorolac, a strong NSAID) for five (5) days' postop. READ MORE

  • Does liposuction work on upper arms?

    It does! However, your plastic surgeon needs to determine whether your tissue excess in the arms is predominantly fat or predominantly skin. If it is more of the latter, meaning sagging of the arms (or ptosis), then a skin excision procedure called a Brachioplasty or 'arm lift' is more appropriate than just liposuction alone. If you do not have significant skin excess, and your skin has good elasticity (ability to rebound like a rubber band), then careful liposuction to the arms can be a good option, so long as you are compliant with compression arm sleeve wear, adhering to a low salt, high protein diet to maximize healing, and follow postoperative restrictions with your arms as far as heavy lifting is concerned. Always discuss your body contouring goals with a duly trained, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who can offer any and all of the above options safely and ethically. READ MORE

  • Which is better liposuction or CoolSculpting?

    Either is appropriate for the right patient’s needs, based off individual anatomy. For isolated, small, stubborn areas of fat, cryolipolysis (freezing fat, with CoolSculpting) can be a good option. You do have to be aware of rare cases of ‘PAH’, or paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, where one ends up experiencing fat regrowth after CoolSculpting treatment. In addition, effective treatment requires multiple treatment sessions, which can get costly when you add it all up. However, there is minimal downtime and recovery as treatment does not require any incision or anesthesia. Liposuction, or suction lipectomy, remains very popular, and this entails literal removal of fat using a hollow metal straw called a cannula, which is attached to a suction pump machine. Fat is loosened with injection of wetting solution (also called tumescence), which is done both to numb the tissues as well as help greatly reduce blood loss. Liposuction is much more predictable than cryolipolysis. Awake liposuction in the office setting is possible, but for larger volumes of fat removal, or when combined with other procedures, liposuction typically entails an operating room setting. Talk to a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon to determine which option is best for you to meet your body contouring goals. Nirav B. Patel, MD, JD, FACS, FCLM Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic, & Oculoplastic Surgery Patel Plastic Surgery, LLC 11459 Johns Creek Parkway Suite 240 Johns Creek, GA 30097 Office 470-395-6932 Fax 470-395-6951 Cell 203-710-9952 https://www.drpatelplasticsurgery.com/ READ MORE

  • Can neck fat be removed?

    Yes, it sure can! Submental (under chin) fat can be removed non-surgically with a medication called Kybella (deoxycholic acid). Administering Kybella basically involves bile acids that you ordinarily have in your body to digest fat, and they are repurposed in a sterile, prepackaged syringe that your plastic surgeon injects more precisely to dissolve undesired submental fat. Surgically, one can remove fat in the neck region - carefully - with liposuction, using fine small hollow blunt straws called cannulas, often with ends that are spatulated (flattened) to minimize trauma. Otherwise, the most predictable fat removal can be done during the course of a surgical neck lift. Talk to a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon to determine the best method to help you contour your neck. Nirav B. Patel, MD, JD, FACS, FCLM READ MORE

  • How long does neck liposuction last?

    With the assumption that you do not experience significant weight gain or loss post-surgery, liposuction - whether done on the face, breast, body, or extremities - should last forever. Folks that do not realize this, however, end up unhappy with their liposuction investment when they do not "do their homework" to maintain their results. Liposuction is also called suction lipectomy, which is a fancy way of saying "removal of fat using suction." While liposuction involves permanent fat removal, the remaining​ fat could in theory hypertrophy (grow) if you are not careful with diet and exercise to maintain your postoperative result. Liposuction is no substitute for traditional ways of losing weight. Diet and exercise are the best ways to optimize or maintain your 'lipocontoured' outcome. Early recovery tips that help reduce swelling and puffiness quicker include: (1) adhering to a low salt diet (salt loves water, which is what inflammatory fluid called 'edema' is, causing postoperative swelling); (2) taking Arnica and/or Bromelain, homeopathic medications that are proven to hasten recovery of bruising and swelling - these are best taken anywhere from 2-4 days BEFORE surgery, and finishing the course through the early postop recovery; (3) use of a compression garment (which for the neck involves an elastic neck garment - a chin strap); and (4) staying on a lean protein, low or no carb diet (i.e., high protein for healing; minimizing excess carbs...so that the remaining fat that's there does not compensate for the surgical loss of fat and start growing!!). There are limits to liposuction, and your plastic surgeon needs to leave a healthy layer of fat behind to keep the skin's blood flow intact. Overaggressive liposuction can lead to excessive bruising, swelling, or - worst-case scenario - death (called 'necrosis') of the skin. I have personally seen 'botched' results from other surgeons who were not careful and were overzealous with their liposuctioning, causing patches of dead skin that can lead to weeks (or months) of wound care to finally heal. Seek out and talk to a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon to have an in-person or virtual consultation to discuss your liposuction or neck contouring goals! Nirav B. Patel, MD, JD, FACS, FCLM READ MORE

  • What is the best age to get a facelift?

    There is no one best age for any particular patient, but there is a desirable range I like to counsel my patients about. I would not offer a facelift to someone younger than his or her late 40s, as there are so many other, less invasive options to exhaust first, such as good skin care, Botox, fillers, peels, and lasers, all of which can improve skin quality and texture. From the late 40s to early 70s is the timeframe in which a facelift is optimal, particularly for someone with no or very few baseline medical conditions. For one thing, you stand to benefit or enjoy longevity of your results, which can vary from person to person, but can last up to 10-15 years or longer for someone with reasonably good skin elasticity. In addition, beyond one's 70s, the chances are that you will end up with some chronic medical condition(s) that would make facelift surgery much more hazardous. Simply going under general anesthesia in one's 80s, by age alone, is riskier. So, in short, as a 59-year-old woman, you are in the "wheelhouse" age to consider and discuss what a facelift could do in terms of facial rejuvenation. Always seek a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon as your partner to help you fulfill your facial aesthetic goals. Nirav B. Patel, MD, JD, FACS, FCLM READ MORE

  • Why is my breathing worse after my septoplasty?

    Your question is difficult to answer without further context. It is possible the septoplasty was unsuccessful, but it is also possible that the source of your difficulty breathing, or nasal obstruction, was due to something separate from your nasal septal anatomy. Formal nasal endoscopy - usually done by an Otolaryngologist (ENT specialist) - might be a way to better isolate the true source of your nasal obstruction, despite already having had a septoplasty. Nirav B. Patel, MD, JD, FACS, FCLM READ MORE

  • Does skin tighten after liposuction?

    There can be a modest tightening or contraction of the overlying skin and soft tissues after liposuction, but the success of this effect depends on how elastic the skin is. The younger and less stretched the skin appears and feels, the more likely skin contraction will occur after liposuction. With damaged or aged skin or with significant stretch marks (also called ‘striae’), skin contraction after liposuction is much less realistic to expect, and in these cases, skin excision procedures would be a better approach with a more predictable postoperative cosmetic outcome (e.g., a tummy tuck, a.k.a. abdominoplasty, rather than abdominal liposuction alone). Nirav B. Patel, MD, JD, FACS, FCLM READ MORE

  • Can you do liposuction twice?

    Yes, you can! However, a wait of at least 3-6 months (probably even longer) is advisable to allow for swelling from the past surgery to resolve and for tissues to settle and equalize. Not all liposuctions are the same, however. If the first liposuction was performed with laser or some other energy-based tightening, it can lead to scarring around the remaining fat, which makes a second liposuction more difficult and even cause more bleeding (even though blood loss overall is minimal with safe liposuction technique). READ MORE

  • Is there a surgery to make feet smaller?

    Intriguing question! What I would say is that there are not any good plastic surgery techniques to reduce the size of feet currently. Most surgeries in that arena belong to podiatry and to foot and ankle (a branch of orthopedic surgery). Providers in those fields often perform surgeries to help correct deviated toes, such as bunion surgery for a deformed great toe. They often also perform partial or complete toe amputations in the case of diabetic foot disease or trauma. Ray amputations and TMAs (transmetatarsal amputations) are examples of these surgeries, which, while technically reducing the size of the feet, are definitely not done for elective, cosmetic reasons. Beyond these types of scenarios, though, I'm hard pressed to think of a technique or approach that reduces the entire size of the feet! Nirav B. Patel, MD, JD, FACS, FCLM READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Plastic SurgeryReconstructive SurgeryAesthetic SurgeryCosmetic SurgeryOculoplastic SurgeryBlepharoplastyBreast ReductionFacial Aesthetic SurgeryBotulinum Toxin InjectionBotoxDermal FillersHA FillersSkin CareChemical PeelsMohs ReconstructionWound CareBreast AugmentationBreast LiftMastopexyFaceliftBrowliftMole ExcisionSkin Lesion ExcisionEarlobe RepairScar RevisionLiposuctionAbdominoplastyTummy TuckMommy MakeoverBody ContouringAugmentation MastopexyBrachioplastyArm LiftFacial TraumaFacial FracturesLacerationsFacial LacerationsNasal ReconstructionLip ReconstructionEar ReconstructionOtoplastyRhinoplastyNose JobKeloidsSkin GraftsSternal ReconstructionSternal Wounds

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Instructor/Fellow University of Alabama at Birmingham 2017 - 2018

Awards

  • Dean's Merit Scholar 2000 Brooklyn Law School 
  • Summer Clinical Research Award 2008 University of Rochester School of Medicine 
  • Stryker Fellowship - Resident Leadership Program 2015 Operation Smile 
  • Second Prize, Resident Research Competition 2016 University of California, Davis Division of Plastic Surgery 
  • House Staff Resident Professionalism Award 2016 University of California, Davis School of Medicine Alumni Association 
  • Resident/Fellow Inspirational Mentorship Award 2017 University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Office of the Vice Chancellor 
  • ASAPS Resident Travel Scholarship 2016 Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF) 
  • Resident Scholarship, U.S. Capitol Advocacy Summit 2017 American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) 
  • ASAPS Resident Travel Scholarship 2018 Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF) 
  • Resident Scholarship, U.S. Capitol Advocacy Summit 2018 American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) 

Professional Memberships

  • Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons  
  • American Medical Association  
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons  
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery  
  • American College of Surgeons  
  • Medical Association of Georgia  
  • UC Davis Surgical Alumni Association  
  • American College of Legal Medicine  
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery  

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • Operation Smile

Internships

  • University of California, Davis Medical Center - General Surgery

Fellowships

  • Grotting Plastic Surgery - Breast and Aesthetic SurgeryMark Codner, MD Plastic Surgery - Oculoplastic and Aesthetic Surgery

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Medical AssociationAmerican College of SurgeonsAmerican College of Legal MedicineAmerican Society of Plastic SurgeonsThe Aesthetic Society (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryMedical Association of GeorgiaUC Davis Surgical Alumni Association

What do you attribute your success to?

  • My parents, who successfully ran a solo private practice in general, colorectal, and trauma surgery while raising me and my brother.My wife, without whom I could never have gotten through training or start my own, new solo private plastic surgery practice.

Areas of research

  • Employment contracts for plastic surgeonsAesthetic surgery

Teaching and speaking

  • What Can You Ask for in a Contract? American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Senior Residents Conference, October 28, 2021, Atlanta, Georgia

Favorite Place to Vacation

  • Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hobbies / Sports

  • Cello, Tennis, Foosball, Billiards

Favorite professional publications

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Plastic Surgery News

Areas of research

Employment contracts for plastic surgeons

Aesthetic plastic surgery

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Take the ramp on the right 989 ft
Keep right at the fork 1371 ft
Go straight onto Buford Highway (GA 20) 865 ft
Make a slight right 193 ft
Go straight onto Ronald Reagan Boulevard 894 ft
Turn right onto Northside Forsyth Drive 803 ft
Turn right 235 ft
You have arrived at your destination, on the right