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5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Lost my Brest to Cancer but Dr. Patel Gave Me Beautiful New Breasts! - Barrington, IL

Dr. Patel is AMAZING!! I seriously look better after breast cancer, and I don't think it gets any better than that! After being diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer and told I needed a mastectomy, I was scared to death. A friend recommended Dr. Patel, and I'm so glad I chose him as my plastic surgeon. Dr. Patel takes the time to explain each aspect of your multiple staged procedure. His...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

48, Two Teenagers, Been Waiting 16 Years for a Tummy Tuck! Chicago, IL

I've always been thick waisted and even as a teen, wasn't comfortable in a bikini. I finally got sick of having my pants be tight in the waist and loose in the ass, so I decided to bite the bullet and do something about it. I'm 5'9", 183 lbs. I'm trying to lose as much as I can before my April 21 surgery! I've been posting in the forums all along, but I thought I'd come over here and blog...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

42 Momma of 3 Finally Doing Something for Myself! - Hoffman Estates, IL

I'm scheduled to have a hysterectomy followed by a tummy tuck! I'm so incredibly excited to be finally doing something for myself!! I've decided to move forward and have picked the fabulous Dr Dhaval Patel to perform my surgery. I cannot be more excited and nervous all at the same time!! I have been searching and reviewing tummy tuck procedures for as long as I can remember. I was actually...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck Revision

Excited to Have a Flat Tummy! - Dr. Patel - Hoffman Estates, IL

I had a TT 22 years ago and it was great for about 15 years. I did put on 10 pounds and am now 53 years old and the pooch came back! I went to Dr. Patel in Hoffman Estates for a consult and set my date for April 27th! Dr. Patel was very knowledgeable, attentive, offered helpful suggestions and was very down to earth and easy to talk to. His staff was also very kind and helpful. Dr. Patel...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

I Had my Breast Augmentation and Rhinoplasty by Dr. Patel......and I Love the Results! - Hoffman Estates, IL

Ok...so here is the quick scoop. After consulting several good plastic surgens in the area, I consulted Dr. Patel for my breast agumentation and nose job. I had been unhappy with my small breasts and nose apperance since my teenage years. My consultation with Dr. Patel went great. He took time to explain all the pros and cons of different kind of implants, sizes and placement techniques. By...

5 out of 5 stars Thigh Lift

Sagging Skin After Weight Loss - Hoffman Estates, IL

I am so happy I decided to have this procedure done! I've had sagging legs for 20 years and now I'm able to wear shorts and dresses again. The scars are minimal in width and after also having laser treatment, they are very smooth! Dr. Patel's work is impeccable so the scars are barely even noticeable. I am absolutely delighted with the results!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Really Happy I Went Through with It - Hoffman Estates, IL

I was a little nervous about getting this done.. I am 27 years old and was scared to alter my body. However, I am very happy I went through with it. My husband loves it and at first I thought he wouldnt. My breast look and feel so real. I am very happy with them. I went to the chicago institue of plastic surgery and saw Dr. Patel. I really liked this doctor he was very in tune in what I needed...

2 out of 5 stars Liposuction

23 Years Old Female - Hoffman Estates, IL

I have been considering Liposuction for about a year when I finally decided it was time. I was up in the air in the beginning just because I was not sure about spending the money on myself etc. Then I realized how much happier I would be with my love handles gone and I was sold. I had a consultation, took some before pictures and then decided this is what I really needed to do in order to get...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

45 Years Old. Mom of Three. Nursed on One Side for a Total of 4 Years. Implant Revision. - Hoffman Estates, IL

Have had previous implant surgeries. Due to a previous complication I was only able to nurse on one side. This left me completely uneven. One was bigger than the other. They were sitting differently on my chest. I had no cleavage. This was surgery #4 for me. Other than the first surgery- both follow up surgeries were to correct problems. Capsular contracture and uneveness. I did not want to...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

C-section - Chicago, IL

Hello! I had a beautiful baby boy via c-section. The downfall is that after giving birth I had excess skin and my stomach was drooping on one side. My underwear would also fall down below my gut and I constantly had to pull my underwear up. I also had a lot of back fat around the bra area. After a bit of research I found Dr. Dhaval Patel at Chicago aesthetics. I got a tummy tuck as well as...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery

Consultation Fee

Free. Complimentary Consultation for cosmetic procedures. A co-pay may apply for insurance procedures- mention RealSelf.com when you call.

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

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Dr. Patel has hospital affiliations at St. Alexius Medical Center, Advocate Sherman Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Treatments offered at Chicago Institute of Plastic Surgery

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Methods To Maximize Fat Survival After a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Thank you for your question!  Avoid sitting on you but for about 2-3 weeks after,   200 cc is not going to give you much of a desired result. Seek a p... READ MORE

Could Having Sex Effect the Results of Your BBL?

Thank you for your question. Usually, It is about 6 weeks that patients will start to exercise. I would agree waiting 3-4 weeks for any sexual... READ MORE

How to Help my Fat Survive After a BBL?

Thank you for your question! It is very important that you do not sit directly on your buttocks for 2-3 weeks after surgery.  Ideally 4 weeks. ... READ MORE

Can I get hip injections and how much would they cost?

Thank you for your question! The answer is yes! you can have fat liposuctioned from problem areas and transferred to you hips! I suggest you go seek a... READ MORE

Sitting After Brazilian Butt Lift

Thank you for your question! I do not suggest sitting on your buttocks for 2-3 weeks post BBL, you will suffocate the newly placed fat cells.  Best ... READ MORE

Breast wound not healing - pain and hole getting bigger. (photo)

Thank you for your question and sharing your photos. You need to see your plastic surgeon immediately. It is likely that you may have to remove these ... READ MORE

Best approach to fix under eye bags and discoloration? (Photos)

Thank you for your questions and sharing your photos. Yes, fillers are a great temporary fix, but can be pricey to keep up with. I think you would be... READ MORE

Is this normal for holes to be opening up everywhere after breast augmentation? (photos)

Thank you for your question. Please see your surgeon ASAP for wound care. It looks like you are having trouble healing. See your plastic surgeon ... READ MORE

Is it recommended to lose the most amount of weight possible before undergoing a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Thank you for your question. It would be okay to lose a few pounds but nothing to crazy because you want to make sure there is enough fat for the fat... READ MORE

What are some sleep suggestions when getting both a TT with Lipo and BBL all at the same time?

Thank you for your question. Sleeping options are limited because of the two procedures. I recommend sleeping on the stomach. It is important because... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Patel

Dhaval M. Patel, MD has shared 38 before and after pictures with 8 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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