Michael J. McNeel and Dr. Nirav B. Patel of Marietta Plastic Surgery

Drs. Michael McNeel and Nirav Patel of Marietta Plastic Surgery

On May 26, we’re speaking with Drs. Michael McNeel and Nirav Patel of Marietta Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Michael J. McNeel

Atlanta Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Michael J. McNeel is proud to be one of the plastic surgeons who can help you achieve your goals at Marietta Plastic Surgery. His extensive knowledge about endoscopic plastic surgery makes him an ideal choice for certain forehead lift and face lift procedures, as does his training in reconstructive surgery. Dr. McNeel’s general knowledge of plastic surgery and dedication to your safety and health make him an exceptional plastic surgeon to perform any cosmetic surgery procedure.

History and Education

Dr. McNeel graduated with honors from the University of Florida before pursuing his medical degree from the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. He then resumed his studies in the Atlanta area at Emory University School of Medicine, where he completed five years of general surgery training and served as chief resident in general surgery. From general surgery, Dr. McNeel chose to pursue plastic surgery at Emory University through a plastic and reconstructive surgery residency. Emory University is considered one of the premier universities to undergo plastic surgery training in the United States, and Dr. McNeel’s completion of this training is one mark of his excellence in his field. In addition to his studies, Dr. McNeel shared his expertise by serving as an instructor to other plastic surgeons from around the world, focusing on the use of endoscopic plastic surgery which is minimally invasive and produces less scarring than traditional types of plastic surgery. Dr. McNeel has been serving the greater Atlanta area since 1997

Societies and Memberships

Dr. McNeel has achieved membership at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the foremost society for plastic surgery in the United States and a world leader in plastic surgery research and technology. In addition, he is:

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member of the Medical Association of Georgia
  • Member of the Cobb County Medical Society

Dr. McNeel has served as the chief of surgery, chief of plastic surgery, vice chief of surgery, and chairman for several committees at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. He has shown his dedication to the area for more than two decades, and continues to serve as an active member of the community through his family’s involvement in their local church.

If you are searching for an experienced, compassionate plastic surgeon to help you achieve the best possible results from your plastic surgery procedure, please contact Atlanta cosmetic surgeon, Dr. McNeel today at Marietta Plastic Surgery. Patients from Marietta, Atlanta, Woodstock, and all areas of Georgia are welcomed.

Dr. Nirav B. Patel

Dr. Nirav Patel is our newest addition to Marietta Plastic Surgery, arriving with a unique training background.  He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in economics.  He then moved to New York City, graduating from Brooklyn Law School and joining the New York Bar.  Deeply affected by the events of September 11, 2001, Dr. Patel ultimately decided to go to medical school.  After completing a master’s degree in biology at New York University and two years’ neuroimmunology bench research, Dr. Patel attended the University of Rochester for his medical degree.  He then underwent a six year residency in general and plastic surgery at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, where he received awards for exceptional professionalism and mentorship of housestaff and medical students.  As a resident, he was active with the California Society of Plastic Surgeons.  In addition, he was involved with several international cleft lip and palate surgical missions, which included a Stryker Fellowship with Operation Smile.

Dr. Patel subsequently completed a one-year breast and aesthetic fellowship, endorsed by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Most recently, he has completed additional training in facial aesthetics and oculoplastic surgery. Both fellowships have afforded Dr. Patel the privilege of working with world-renowned experts in breast, eyelid, and facelift surgery.  Dr. Patel has co-authored many projects published in the plastic surgery literature, with podium presentations at the national and regional society levels.

Dr. Patel lives with his wife and two children in East Cobb.  He is notably a professional-level classical cellist who performs with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra.  He still uses his legal training in legislative advocacy efforts with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

  • Board Eligible, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Candidate for Membership of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Candidate for Membership of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Candidate for Membership of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine