ABOUT DR. BIVIK SHAH
Dr. Bivik Shah grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned an electrical engineering degree from the University of Michigan before returning to Ohio to attend medical school at Ohio State University. Dr. Shah later joined the faculty of Ohio State University, where he was responsible for performing surgery on some of the city’s most complicated burn and reconstruction cases. In addition, he has written several papers that have been published in medical journals.
Dr. Shah is actively involved in Operation Smile, which provides voluntary care to children around the world and in the United States who are born with facial deformities. Dr. Shah has been on four separate Operation Smile missions, visiting Thailand, India, Honduras, and Bolivia to provide care to children born with cleft lip and cleft palate deformities. During the Operation Smile missions, which last for one or two weeks, Dr. Shah and fellow volunteers operate for charity on about 100-150 children, providing them with new smiles and a renewed hope for the future.
Serving Dayton, Columbus, and the surrounding communities, plastic surgeon Dr. Shah is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In addition, he is a member of several medical associations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Burn Association, the Ohio State Medical Association, and the Columbus Medical Association.
ABOUT THE COLUMBUS INSTITUTE OF PLASTIC SURGERY
About the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Bivik Shah started the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery, serving Columbus and Dayton, Ohio, because he wanted to create an environment in a private practice setting that left every patient satisfied and comfortable with his or her care. He strives to make his patients feel cared for and important as he attempts to meet each and every medical and personal need. If you choose us for your plastic surgery care, you can be sure that all of your wishes will be met and all your questions will be answered.
At the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery, we have created an extraordinary environment that will cater to your wants and needs. We understand that you are the most important aspect of our practice. We make the focus of our practice your satisfaction. We do this in several ways. First, we allow you all the time you need with Dr. Shah so that you have a clear understanding of options available to you and make sure all of your questions are answered thoroughly. Next, we have a staff that is very experienced in plastic surgery and knows exactly what you will be going through – they excel at anticipating your needs. Our nursing staff will make sure you are fully prepared for what you will experience after surgery. Finally, your surgeon is available to you by phone, at any time day, night, weekends, or holidays to answer any questions before surgery or after. Together, the entire staff strives to make your experience the most pleasurable it can be to help your transition to the new, confident you.
Here at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery, serving Columbus and Dayton, Ohio, it is very important to us that all of your questions are answered. We will spend as much time with you as you need to be fully comfortable with the office and procedure. It is our goal to treat you as a family member. Our staff will make every effort to make you feel welcome and relaxed by knowing your name and learning about the person you are outside of the waiting room. We will be with you through every step of your plastic surgery experience, from the initial consult to recovery. We will make sure you know everything you need to know about your procedure and what to expect after surgery is complete, and our staff will make sure all of your needs are met. All you need to do is sit back, relax, and heal.
Dr. Shah has trained extensively in plastic surgery and performs all types of procedures, including breast augmentation and breast reduction, liposuction, tummy tuck, blepharoplasty, face lift, forehead lift, BOTOX® Cosmetic, chemical peels, and body contouring after bariatric surgery. In addition, he performs cosmetic surgery after skin cancer, hand surgery and re-implantation, microvascular surgery, and skin care.
All of us here at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery are confident you will enjoy your visit and hope you will look to us for all of your questions about plastic surgery. Columbus, Dayton, and other Ohio residents are urged to contact us today to schedule a personal consultation with Columbus plastic surgeon Dr. Shah.
Dr. Shah operates in an AAAASF certified facility. Quality of care ensures a higher standard of care including quality and excellence to patients. Call the AAAASF (American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities) at (888)545-5222 or visit their website at http://www.aaaasf.org/
• BREAST AUGMENTATION
Breast augmentation involving implants is one of the most common procedures performed by Dr. Bivik Shah at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery in Ohio. Dr. Shah performs more breast augmentation surgeries using breast implants than any other surgeon in the Columbus, Ohio area.
Breast augmentation is a wonderful way to regain confidence about yourself and your body. Many women find they cannot fit into all types of clothes or swimwear due to their breast size. These women many times find that a procedure for breast augmentation with breast implants provides the self-confidence boost that they have been seeking. After breast augmentation surgery, patients find that they soon can wear all types of clothing styles because their breasts are proportional to the rest of their body. Finally, clothes will fit perfectly!
• BREAST LIFT
With breast lift surgery, you can have breasts that are perky, full, and firm! Breast lift (or mastopexy) surgery is one of many plastic surgery procedures performed by Dr. Bivik Shah that safely and effectively provide patients with life-changing results.
Many women find that their breasts sag after pregnancy, weight loss, or simply as the result of gravity and time. If your breasts have lost their full, firm look, breast lift surgery with Columbus, Ohio plastic surgeon Bivik Shah can enhance your breasts so they have the shape and fullness you desire.
• BREAST REDUCTION
Are you tired of back pain? Do you have difficulty finding clothes that fit properly? Breast reduction surgery at our Columbus, Ohio practice helps patients solve these and many other problems related to large breasts. There are many reasons you may be considering having breast reduction surgery. If you wish to reduce the size of your breasts, you are certainly not alone! Many women come to Dr. Shah for breast reduction surgery in order to ease the physical pain that can be caused by large breasts.
An increasing number of men who want to eliminate the appearance of excess breast tissue are seeking gynecomastia (male breast reduction) surgery with Dr. Bivik Shah at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery. Because physical appearance is so important in professional and social circles, plastic surgery is playing a larger role in aesthetic enhancement for men. Gynecomastia treatment is one of the most common male plastic surgery procedures at Dr. Shah’s office, serving Dayton and Columbus, Ohio.
You’ve been exercising for so long and you still have those certain areas of fat that won’t disappear. There has to be an easier way! Liposuction at the Columbus, Ohio office of Dr. Bivik Shah might just be the answer for the right candidate. And, it’s easy – or at least it’s easier than working out for all those years!
So, what is liposuction all about? How safe is it? How bad is the pain? How long will it take? We will attempt to answer some of the more general questions here. Specific questions and diagnoses should be obtained only from a personal consultation with Dr. Shah.
• TUMMY TUCK
Skin has a limit to how much it can stretch and still return to normal. When it stretches beyond that point, exercise and diet are not effective in returning your body to its original shape and firmness. The most effective method of dealing with this condition is to undergo a tummy tuck. Columbus, Ohio plastic surgeon Dr. Bivik Shah can perform this procedure in order to give you the smooth, firm abdomen you have always dreamed of!
There are several reasons why someone may choose to have tummy tuck, including loose or excess skin resulting from weight loss, liposuction, or pregnancy. Tummy tuck corrects these conditions by removing loose, sagging skin and excess fat from the middle and lower abdomen.
Abdominal Skin Tightening After Bariatric Surgery
“You look great!” After losing large amounts of weight through bariatric surgery, many Columbus, Ohio patients hear compliments such as this from friends and family. However, patients may not feel like they look “great” because they still have extra skin left over, especially in the abdomen. Due to typical fat distribution before bariatric surgery, the abdomen is usually the area of the body with the most excess skin. Tightening and removal of this extra skin is essential for the patient to be able to wear proportionally-sized clothing and to avoid getting rashes. Skin tightening, performed by Columbus surgeon Bivik Shah, is an excellent way for bariatric surgery patients to take another step towards leading a happier, healthier life.
• ARM LIFT
Dr. Shah understands that extra skin on the upper arms is a significant problem after bariatric surgery for many residents of Columbus and other Ohio communities. Aside from attracting undue attention, a major drawback of excess skin is that patients may be forced to purchase larger-sized clothing than would ordinarily be necessary. Excess skin removal becomes a necessity for Ohio patients who have lost large amounts of weight, but are still experiencing difficulties due to their extra skin.
• THIGH LIFT
After losing a great deal of weight in the thigh area due to bariatric surgery, many patients in Columbus and around Ohio continue to experience problems related to excess skin remaining on the body. These difficulties range from ill-fitting clothing to uncomfortable rashes, and can generally only be solved through excess skin removal. Columbus doctor Bivik Shah understands the frustrations experienced by these patients and can help them to achieve their final weight loss goals by performing thigh lift. Thigh lift is a common component of excess skin removal following bariatric surgery. Columbus patients of Dr. Bivik Shah can choose the most convenient location at which to undergo their thigh lift, whether it is the Institute of Plastic Surgery or at one of the other hospitals in the area at which Dr. Shah has privileges.
• BELT LIPECTOMY
You feel wonderful after losing significant weight on your own or after bariatric surgery. Your friends and family say you look great, and you are certainly much healthier. However, when you look in the mirror, you may not feel that you have achieved all of your goals because loose, baggy skin remains on your lower body. This is a common experience among those individuals who have lost a great deal of weight. To help his patients feel better about their appearance, Dr. Bivik Shah provides belt lipectomy procedures for bariatric surgery patients and others in the Dayton and Columbus, Ohio areas who have lost a significant amount of weight.
• BUTTOCKS AUGMENTATION
Are you not satisfied with the shape of your butt? If not, you may be a good candidate for a butt augmentation ( butt lift) procedure at our office serving Columbus and Dayton, Ohio. These procedures have been steadily increasing in popularity. Today, many women are seeking the various forms of butt augmentation and butt lift surgeries to improve their figure. These procedures are becoming all the more important as celebrities like J-Lo and Beyoncé lead the latest trend in attractiveness - shapely, full buttocks.
OTHER PLASTIC SURGERY
• Ear surgery (otoplasty)
• Acne scar removal
• Cheek augmentation
• Genioplasty (reshaping of the chin)
• Lip augmentation
• Lower eyelid surgery
• Neck lift
• Collagen treatments
• Fat injections
• Surgical facial skin rejuvenation
PLASTIC SURGERY FOR THE FACE
• BLEPHAROPLASTY / EYELID SURGERY
As we age, the skin around our eyes stretches and excess fat causes bags to develop above and below the eyes. Blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery) by Columbus doctor Bivik Shah eliminates the droopy, puffy skin around your eyes, dramatically reducing the signs of aging and improving vision impaired by sagging lids.
• FACE LIFT
As people age, the effects of their everyday lives start to show on their face. Sun exposure, stress, and gravity can result in deep creases and wrinkles around the nose and mouth and jowls and fat deposits around the neck. A face lift by Ohio surgeon Dr. Shah can't stop the natural aging process, but it can eliminate and improve the visible signs of aging by removing excess fat and tightening sagging muscles.
• THREAD LIFT
Thread lift at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery is an amazing new option for people who are seeking facial rejuvenation. Less extreme than a complete face lift, thread lift is optimal for our patients in Columbus and the rest of Ohio who: Do not feel ready for major surgery, Do not need a full face lift.Have had a face lift in the past, but skin has begun sagging again.
• FOREHEAD LIFT
Drooping brows and wrinkles on the forehead can make you appear upset, angry, tired, or older than you really are. A forehead lift by Dr. Bivik Shah tightens and smoothes fine lines and wrinkles and eliminates drooping skin, restoring a refreshed, youthful appearance to your face.
Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, can improve the look of your entire face. As the central feature of your face, the nose demands attention. People many times use the nose as an important determinant of attractiveness. With rhinoplasty (nose surgery) at our Columbus, Ohio office, your self-confidence will improve and you’ll feel great about your appearance.
• CHEMICAL PEELS
When did laugh lines on your face stop being a laughing matter? Does it seem like new lines and wrinkles keep appearing? These lines and wrinkles are likely your most obvious signs of aging. With our safe and effective chemical peels and other facial rejuvenation procedures, our patients from Columbus, Dayton, and elsewhere in Ohio can achieve a smoother, younger-looking complexion. Dr. Bivik Shah provides expert treatment to those who would like to reduce or eliminate the signs of aging.