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    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. He strives to make his patients feel cared for and important as they attempt 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 perform 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, they perform 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 invited 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

    What Types of Anesthesia is offered by Dr. Bivik Shah at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery?

    Having plastic surgery today is safer than ever before! One of the biggest area of advances is in the type of anesthesia offered by plastic surgeons for our plastic surgery patients. There are three main types of anesthesia for plastic surgery patients.

    Local only – or numbing medication only

    This type of anesthesia is the safest. With this type of anesthesia for plastic surgery, the area that is being worked on, is numbed by injecting numbing medication (usually Lidocaine) in the area that is being worked on. This will make the area completely numb, so that you will feel nothing. The best part is that there is no recovery from the anesthesia so you can drive.

    Twilight anesthesia or IV Sedation

    Twilight anesthesia is where you have a iv put in- usually your arm, and then during the plastic surgery you will receive medication through your iv to help you relax and make you a little groggy. You will not be put to sleep. This means that you do not have the risk of general anesthesia and you will not have to recover from general anesthesia. You will need someone to drive you home.

    General Anesthesia

    This is where you are completely sleeping. You do not hear, see, or feel anything during this type of anesthesia. We have a board certified anesthesiologist that will monitor your heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen levels, and other important checks to make sure you are completely out and safe. You will need someone to drive you home afterwards.

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