HWB Profile - New Reflections Plastic Surgery
Nikesh K. Patel, MD
New Reflections Plastic Surgery
1001 W Main Street
Freehold Township, NJ
At New Reflections Plastic Surgery, Dr. Nikesh Patel performs a variety of procedures for both men and women. He aims to provide his patients with concierge-level care without compromising safety or comfort. Dr. Patel performs various noninvasive procedures such as lasers, body contouring, and skin tightening as well as more traditional treatments like breast augmentation and liposuction. Dr. Patel proudly helps his patients build their confidence through painfree personal enhancement with minimal downtime.
How Innovation and Technology has Changed the world of Cosmetic medicine
What’s new for this season?
Innovation and new technology in the world of cosmetic surgery is heating up tremendously. Specifically the area of noninvasive procedures has gained a lot of steam. With the advent of non-invasive body contouring products that are truly effective, we are seeing a matchup of expectations for minimal to no surgery and no downtime as well as results that are truly amazing. You have to be careful however because there are a lot of products out there that just don’t produce the results that everyone should expect.
Noninvasive treatments can use technologies such as lasers (SculpSure), radiofrequency (Thermi), ultrasound, and even cold. Each can be effective if they are applied in the proper way. Each varies in the amount of treatments you need (from 1-10), the amount of time for each treatment (from 10-60 minutes), and the amount of recovery you may need (should be none). You need to match the technology that will produce the results that you may be looking for. Rely upon a board certified physician to help guide you in the right direction. Frankly, not all of the technologies produce results that most would consider ‘worth it’.
What do you think works the best?
I think it’s all about a better experience. I evaluate new technologies and procedures and only add them to my practice if they can provide a better experience for my clients. We have recently seen a tremendous improvement in body contouring technologies and Sculpsure is the newest type of treatment that uses traditional laser technology so it is tremendously safe. We’ve seen some very impressive results with this technology and it only takes about 25 minutes to complete an area. Prior to this, body contouring like this would require surgery like liposuction that needs down time. SculpSure needs no down time. We’re one of only a few practices to have this technology and people love it!
What is Thermi?
Thermi is another technology that has opened my eyes. It is a radiofrequency based technology that can be used in a few different ways (ThermiSmooth, ThermiTight, ThermiVa). It promotes collagen production and can help tighten skin and reduce fat. Because it has multiple hand pieces we can customize the procedure to the specific problem and really focus in on results whether it’s on the eyes, mouth, neck, body, legs or even more private areas. With just the feeling of a hot stone massage you can get results that are pretty impressive and do not require any surgery or even incisions. I’m most impressed by the ‘ease of treatment’ factor and I’m trying to get more and more from this technology because of this.