23 Years Old, Stubborn Fat That Exercise and Diet Didn't Get Rid of - Freehold, NJ

Dr. Patel has done multiple procedures on me that...

Dr. Patel has done multiple procedures on me that have all been amazing. The best thing about him is that whatever your expectations are- his are higher. Recovery is always easy and quick for me.

For the laser lipo, it was a simple in office procedure for me. I even went to work the next day. Dr. Patel checks on my recovery a lot and is with me every step of the day. I love him and I've recommended plenty of friends and family to him that are also overly happy with their results.

Pros and Cons, Recovery

The reasoning I had the surgery done was because of my inability to avoid a muffin top, even with strict diet and exercise.

For my recovery the day of was easy. I was very sleepy after the procedure, but no pain yet. The next day, my tummy felt like it was full of liquids, "jello" type feel to it and numbness across my abdomen. Underneath the jello and numbness, it felt as though I over worked out the day before, by a lot. This is when I loved the garmet the most because it "held me together." Some bruising occurred around my flanks, but quickly went away by the 4th-5th day. It takes a few days for the liquid to be reabsorbed in the body, but once it was I am now just left with some swelling. Currently 2 and a half weeks later I still wear the garmet and have some swelling and minimal numbness only where swelling is, but results are already showing tremendously.

My best tip to anyone getting this procedure is don't be afraid when you see the bloated look from the liquids the next few days after the procedure, it goes away!

The pros of my surgery include; virtually painless, I was able to not miss a day of work (I worked before my procedure the day of), how quickly I'm recovering, and thus far it seems as though I will have minimal to no marks left from the two tiny incision points.

The only con was really the garmet that is worn after the procedure. I look at it as a blessing and a curse all at the same time. I loved it because as I was healing it made me tummy feel secure and less of a jello feel. I hated it at times because it could get uncomfortable underneath clothes that I found myself fixing it in the bathroom a lot.

New year, new tummy

So about 2 months later and I Love Love Love my results. My scale weight didn't lower at all, but the way I look and feel is majorly different and improved. The scale not changing could be because I have more motivation to work out now since the surgery and I've been consistently working out daily. I will upload photos soon. My stomach is flat and tighter. I find my jeans fitting me better and my butt actually is more prominent now from my pre surgery body, so that's a plus.
Freehold Plastic Surgeon

Fantastic bedside manner, down to earth, professional, and amazing at what he does. Liz is also a major help to me too. She is his right hand woman who helps and follows up on top of Dr. Patel. She is friendly and helpful.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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