Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
105 Collier Rd., Ste. 1040
Atlanta, Georgia 30309 US
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5'2" 122 lbs, 2 kids 42 yo

Ive had my first consult with Dr Symbas of Atlanta Plastics and Reconstructive Specialists on Jan 19th. He was highly recommended by my coworker who got her BA performed by him. He was sweet and seem to know what he's doing and have a great resume. I did my research before coming to the consult and he knows it. So we got down to business right away. I told him my goal is get at least a full C to a small D if it's not so disproportionate to my frame. Showed him the pic that made me decide to go ahead and get a BA which is downloaded. He said it's possible to get that look but just be realistic that everyone is different and I might not get exactly the same look as my wish pic, and I understand that but he promised he will give me the closest to get that look, a full but natural look that Ive pictured myself to be!

2 out of 5 stars Mole Removal

Mole removal by Dr. Symbas

He removed a mole of mine about four years ago by excision and unfortunately it grew back and I'm very unhappy with the scarring and am currently trying to find a solution to all of it as it has caused me emotional and self esteem issues. I wish it had gone better because he was very kind and made me feel very comfortable and seems like he is very good at what he does.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Waited Forever and Wish I Hadn't!

Dr. Symbas is AMAZING!! He has a wonderful bedside manner and put me at ease every step of the way. He listened to me and made sure I was comfortable with everything. I found Dr. Symbas through a friend and am just so pleased with his professionalism and expertise. I will definitely go back to Dr. Symbas for any future enhancement.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

59 year old breast cancer patient w/ family history

Dr. Symbas performed my breast reconstruction surgery after double mastectomy. I could not have asked for a more compassionate and talented surgeon. He took plenty of time with me before surgery, explaining options and answering my questions. His kindness and patience continued through all of my post-op appointments. He has my highest recommendation.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

30 Years Old, No Kids, Missing my Tiny Healthy Boobies - Atlanta, GA

Dr Symbas is the most compassionate doctor or surgeon I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He is kind and caring, his bedside manner is unparalleled. I had several consultations and he is the ONLY surgeon that spent more than 10 minutes with me. He spent a total of two+ hours with me during two consultations. He took the time to find a perfect solution to meet my needs, he answered every question both my boyfriend and I asked, and he answered them kindly and patiently. We both loved him immediately, and let me tell you, you will love him even more as time goes by. I heard one of his patients say to the receptionist that she would "have to start getting plastic surgery just to see him again, he's so nice" and she was so right! I told my boyfriend after we left my second post op that I wish he could be my general practitioner. He took the time to quell my fears on surgery day and my results are incredible thus far!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

25-yr Old, 6 Weeks Post Op - Atlanta, GA

I could not be happier with my results and couldn't have chosen a better practitioner. After 4-5 years of wanting to go through with this procedure, I finally decided to go through with it. I am 25 years old and I have never had surgery or any kind of intensive procedure and even if I had, I can tell you this was nothing. This was beyond worth it. Dr. Symbas did a fantastic job, he was very...

5 out of 5 stars Facial Reconstructive Surgery

Fracture of the Orbital Floor and a Fractured Nasal Bone. - Atlanta, GA

Dr Symbas has been amazing from the first phone conversation. My results were sent to him directly from the ER. By the time we had our first office appointment, every detail of my necessary surgeries was in place. Surgeries were scheduled extremely fast by Sarah, his surgery coordinator. Throughout the whole process Dr Symbas was always available for any questions and was genuinely concerned about my well-being. I am truly thankful for Dr Symbas' skills and kindness. I cannot imagine receiving better care.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

24 Years Old- 3 Weeks Post-op and So Happy with Results! - Atlanta, GA

There are not enough good things I can say about Dr. Symbas and his staff. I came to him after I got a recommendation from a family friend and had several frustrating consultations with other plastic surgeons, and was pleasantly surprised with how great my appointment with Dr. Symbas went. He has the best bedside manner of any health care provider I have ever worked with. Not only did he answer my (numerous) questions patiently and kindly, when I asked to call my mom during my pre-op so she could ask him questions as well, he answered her just as graciously. He made me and my family feel very comfortable with the procedure and prepared with outcomes and post-op care. His staff was also phenomenal. They made sure to call or email me almost every other day to make sure I was updated about my case with the insurance. I appreciated this so much. It made me feel like I had advocates that I could trust handling my surgery. Not only are his bedside manner, pre-operative care, and staff excellent, I am beyond elated at the results of my surgery. I'm about 3 weeks post-op now, and I have never been happier with the way I look and the way my back feels. If you are considering this surgery, I highly recommend Dr. Symbas and would absolutely return if I need other procedures.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction with Latissimus Flap

48 Year Old with Breast Cancer - Marrietta, GA

Dr. Symbas is a wonderful Doctor and Plastic Surgeon. He is friendly, kind, meticulous, and very knowledgeable about the different procedures and projected outcomes. His bedside (chairside) manner is so positive; he treats you like you are his only patient. I still have a couple of small procedures to go, but so far, I'm very pleased with what Dr. Symbas has done. I'm confident the rest will be just as good.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

54 Year Old with 16 Year Old Saline Implants That Bottomed out. Atlanta, GA

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Symbas. He is so kind and caring. He explains everything and makes you feel so comfortable. I knew at my consultation that I was in good hands. He does great work! I couldn't be happier with my results. My breast are perky, just like he said they would be. I highly recommend Dr. John Symbas!!! His office staff was great to work with too. They were very friendly and personable.

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Personal Statement

I enjoy performing the full spectrum of plastic and reconstructive procedures.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Symbas has hospital affiliations at Piedmont Hospital, Northside Hospital, Kennestone Hospital, Northside-Cherokee Hospital, .


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Emory University
    Medical: MD, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies: General & Plastic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
    Fellowship: Aesthetic and Oculoplastic Surgery, Paces Plastic Surgery

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I had Prophylactic Mastectomies with direct Alloderm implants 8 wks ago. What can I do about the extra skin? (photos)

First, thank you for your question and congrats on making it through your mastectomies and reconstruction. At 8 wks postop, you are not yet looking at... READ MORE

Is it a risk to use an implant greater than 350 cc after mastectomy in Latissimus dorsi reconstruction?

Thank you for your question. In general, the latissimus muscle provides greater coverage and comfort with using larger implants. In my practice, I do... READ MORE

Will a breast lift make my breasts more firm?

A breast lift will certainly firm up your breast tissue. However, it will not change your breast tissue. Therefore, cases like yours could benefit... READ MORE

How long should deep face and neck lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty last?

Hard to say for sure without speaking to your physician, but in my hands that is a 5-6 hour procedure at least READ MORE

I'm 18, and I've been wanting to do something to my breasts for a while. I need an areola reduction and possibly a lift. (Photo)

One option for you is a periareolar mastopexy with augmentation to achieve your stated goals. Unfortunately there are no exercises that will aide in... READ MORE

Do I need a breast lift or is BA enough? Is high profile submuscular 275cc suitable for me? (Photo)

Thank you for your question. It's close to needing a lift, but I don't think you need one unless you wanted your nipples to be higher. However, I... READ MORE

I had Liposuction a month ago and my stomach is not flat out as I expected. Why is this? (photos)

One month is early to see final results after liposuction. It can take up to 6-9 months. READ MORE

When can I do bootcamp and yoga after a breast lift and BA? Are burpees OK to do? Can I plank? Should I wear 2 sport bras?

Thank you for your question. I would say wait at least 3-4 wks after surgery. Then because your definition of exercise is different and more intense... READ MORE

Should I have lipo of back and flanks done first, or tummy tuck and breast augmentation?

The procedures you mentioned could be done safely and effectively at the same time by a board certified plastic surgeon. Please do not compromise your... READ MORE

Is a Tummy Tuck necessary is would Liposuction work better? (photos)

The short answer is that you are a candidate for both procedures. Which one will depend on how flat of a tummy you would like and whether you wanted... READ MORE

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