Nearly two million Americans went under the knife last year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. While plastic surgery used to be exclusive to the rich and famous, Anita Patal, MD, FACS, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, CA, thinks it’s becoming much more mainstream. Dr. Patal trained at the University of Southern California, and says Beverly Hills appealed to her because it is known as the place to be for plastic surgery.

“There’s that joke where if you’re a 10 in your hometown, you’ll be a 7 in L.A. – it’s a different world,” she says. “When people hear that I’m a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, there’s a mixed response.”

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Some of the most popular procedures she performs are body contouring treatments like CoolSculpting, breast augmentations, and rhinoplasty. But Dr. Patel is not interested in a cookie-cutter image. As a leading plastic surgeon, her work is a celebration of each client’s individual beauty. Women and men turn to her not only to improve their appearance, but to boost their self-esteem as well.

“What really makes me one of the best plastic surgeons is that I truly care about each person that is coming in,” she says.

From consultations to surgery, scrub in to see how Dr. Patal brings out the best in her Beverly Hills patients. Plus, you’ll never guess the strangest request she’s received.