Conditions

  • Adult Burns & Scars
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Crooked nose
  • Nasal hump
  • Failed septoplasty with persistent nasal obstruction (nasal breathing difficulty)
    • Septal deviation
    • Scars
    • Skin lesions (moles, skin tags, skin cancers)

Procedures Performed

  • Aesthetic surgical treatments
  • Nonsurgical Aesthetic Procedures
  • Cosmetic & reconstructive surgical and non-surgical procedures of face & neck
  • Functional rhinoplasty (trauma, difficulty breathing through the nose, nasal obstruction)
  • Septoplasty
    • Cosmetic rhinoplasty
    • Liquid rhinoplasty
    • Fat transfer
    • Injectables: fillers and Botox
    • Facial sculpting
    • Cheek augmentation
    • Lip augmentation
    • Tear trough filler (under eye filler)
    • Lip lift
    • Facelift (rhytidectomy)
    • Neck lift and liposuction (platysmaplasty)
    • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
    • Canthoplasty
    • Brow lift
    • Buccal fat pad removal
    • Facial nerve paralysis (facial reanimation, gold weight placement)
    • Traumatic injuries of the face, neck, and scalp
    • Scar revision
    • Chin reduction or augmentation
    • Jaw contouring
    • Forehead reshaping
    • Otoplasty (ear reshaping or pinning)
    • Ear lobe repair
    • MOHs reconstruction surgery for skin cancer of the face, ears, neck and scalp
    • Lipoma removal
    • Cyst removal
    • Nasal/lip/ear reconstruction
    • Scar revision
    • Keloid removal
    • Dermabrasion

About

Dr. Amit Patel specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is double board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery.

After receiving his degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, he completed a residency in otolaryngology/ head and neck surgery at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. Following this, Patel completed a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in Indianapolis. He has a specialized interest in cosmetic facial rejuvenation, lip augmentation, rhinoplasty (nose reshaping surgery), nasal reconstruction after traumatic injuries and cancer removal.

Personal Statement

One of the unique experiences that has shaped my career was when I became a patient. I had a skiing accident and spent a fair amount of time away from what I normally do, which is a lot of reconstructive surgery. I would frequently have to tell my patients to be patient with the process and to let a tincture of time take effect. Having to swallow that pill myself as a patient really kind of changed the way I approach things and the way I approach my patient care. One of the main components of my philosophy is that I treat my patients like I'd hope a doctor would treat my own family.

The most rewarding thing is the trust that develops between me and my patients. When they come to see me, especially my reconstructive patients, they're often in this place where they've lost some sense of their identity. They trust me to help them overcome that, and I take a lot of pride in that and it's something I really enjoy.

Faculty Rank

  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
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Training & Education

Degree

University of Louisville, School of Medicine

Residency

University of Illinois at Chicago

Fellowship

Meridian Plastic Surgery Center, Indianapolis

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Insurance Information

Insurance policies can vary widely. Please check with your doctor/clinic for specific insurance information before your visit or procedure to avoid unexpected out-of-pocket costs.

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Ratings & Reviews

4.96 out of 5
35 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Dr Patel is an excellent surgeon and a kind person.

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    I feel like Dr Patel had nothing but my best interest at heart.

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    Dr. Patel was very kind and informative.

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    Dr Patel is excellent!!

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    Have recommended several friends and peers to see Dr Patel and all have been pleased with the care provided. Exceeds expectations.
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      Dr Patel was meticulous and extremely detailed with my procedure. I am very happy with results and my appt with him.
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      Dr. Patel did an outstanding job of explaining options available to fix my collapsed nose. He also took additional time to perform a nasal debridement - I could breathe when I left!
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      Dr Patel is always so kind and thorough. He is a gifted surgeon and Lexington is so lucky to have him
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      Top notch
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      I've told my friends and family members.
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      Very good
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      The care provided by Dr. Patel and his whole staff was exceptionalConsidering I am a very high-strung individual and go into things not very trustingBut, to a person, they made me feel quite comfortable and at ease
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      I would highly recommend Dr. Patel to my family and friends.
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      Dr. Patel was exceptional in his consultation. He made it very easy to ask questions and came across as truly concerned for my well being!
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      Dr. Patel listened to me and understood my concerns. I appreciate the plan of care and the appropriate priority my situation was given.
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      Dr. Patel is wonderful! He called the day following my appointment to check on me
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      Dr. Patel is awesome! He really listens and cares about his patients.
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      The patient was very anxious as we had had not so great prior experience (s) elsewhere. The entire care team listened, was thoughtful, caring, helped me informed and caring decisions and ultimately a great outcome!
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      Dr Patel is outstanding in every way!! I love him and fell very much at ease !! I trust him and he's a blessing to have as my provider
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      Very professional
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      Five stars
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      Dr Patel is excellent. So pleased with his concern and care for me. I would definitely recommend him.
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      The doctor was very good to me I am so happy to go to him he did a great job on my nose
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      Excellent team support and Dr. Patel is superior in his demeanor, knowledge and attention to all aspects of patient concerns
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      All of the doctors showed concern and respect
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      Great experience with excellent professionals!
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      Excellent care, information, and listened to all my concerns and provided information to set my mind at ease.
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      Dr Patel is an amazing doctor with outstanding bed side manner. I have felt cared about and listened to during the entire course of my treatment.
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      Dr Patel was very friendly and welcoming. We felt like he cared about our issues and concerns. Would definitely recommend him.
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      Dr Patel is great-spends time with his patients.
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      Dr Patel and associate were very helpful with my concerns and provided additional suggestions and support.
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      The interaction was good, but I also felt a little rushed because I didn't think of a couple of questions I forgot to ask. But, I thought that was mostly on me, and I would surely have a chance to ask about further concerns later.
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      I had a car accident and walked around with a face that I did not recognize for several months. Dr. Patel showed me kindness and compassion. He listened and cared about my results. I was treated with respect and given details about my treatment. After my rhinoplasty I am once again looking at a face that I don't recognize. However, the face I see is beautiful and no longer damaged. As my swelling fades, I know that my confidence will grow and I will become the happy, strong version of myself that I was prior to having an accident.
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      5 star Hospital all day!
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      Dr Petel cares about each of his patients.