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

Plastic Surgeon | Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

1519 Johnson Ferry Road Suite 250 Marietta GA, 30062


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's Expert Contributions
  • Do cheek fillers lift the face?

    Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are an excellent way for a young woman such as yourself to achieve a simulated "lift" of the cheeks. In fact, this is why some of the HA fillers on the market, such as Restylane "Lyft", market themselves as helping patients achieve a lift. However, HA fillers are no substitute for a surgical facelift, which truly elevates the soft tissues of the face to address descent of the cheek or "malar mound." For a 29-year-old, though, a facelift is generally not recommended for someone that young. A facelift addresses descent of the malar mound with associated loss of soft tissue volume over the cheek, while smoothening facial wrinkles or "rhytides." The lifting effect of fillers, by contrast, is caused by proper injection of the filler deep into the cheek onto the "hard" structures of the face, i.e., the cheekbone, "zygoma." The injections are typically done with a series of small boluses or "aliquots" spread across the contour of the cheek (again, deep onto the bone), and this injection pattern of HA is what achieves the simulated lift. HA fillers are not permanent, however, but they can last for up to two (2) years with deep injection and use of a larger particle HA such as Restylane Lyft or Juvederm "Voluma." Fillers to other areas of the face can wear off within nine (9) months, particularly in more mobile areas of the face such as the lips. As the names of these brands suggest, HA fillers to the cheek can not only simulate a lift but they also inherently add volume to the cheek. Seek out a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who can best assess your face, determine what amount and what type of HA filler is best for you, and with his or her mastery of facial anatomy, administer that filler safely!! Nirav B. Patel, MD, JD, 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


  • 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


  • University of California, Davis Medical Center - General Surgery


  • 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

  • Key Legal Issues for Plastic Surgeons. American Society of Plastic Surgeons, October 29, 2023, Austin, TX.Plastic Surgeons as Employees: Best Practices and Lessons Learned. American Society of Plastic Surgeons, October 27, 2023, Austin, TX.What Can You Ask for in a Contract? University of California, Davis Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, December 13, 2022, Sacramento, CA.Plastic Surgeons as Employees: Best Practices and Lessons Learned. American Society of Plastic Surgeons, October 30, 2022, Boston, MA. What Can You Ask for in a Contract? American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Senior Residents Conference, October 27, 2022, Boston, MA.What Can You Ask for in a Contract? University of Rochester Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, July 14, 2022, Rochester, NY [Virtual].What Can You Ask for in a Contract? American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Senior Residents Conference, October 28, 2021, Atlanta, GA.

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

Expert witness

Employment contracts for plastic surgeons

Aesthetic plastic surgery

Nirav B. Patel, MD's Practice location

Patel Plastic Surgery

1519 Johnson Ferry Road Suite 250 -
Marietta, GA 30062
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