Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
105 Collier Rd., Ste. 1040
Atlanta, Georgia 30309 US

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5'2" 122 lbs, 2 kids 42 yo

I am a mother of two teenage boys, 17 and 18 yo, been happily married for 20 years and a great career in Nursing for 22 years! In 2016 i fell in love with the fit lifestyle and now Im in the best shape of my life. My body right now is the leanest it's been but at the same time it shrunk my boobs to non existence. I got measured in VS as 32AA. Literally my boobs is just skin and nipple, not...

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!

I'm 36 and knew my whole life that I wanted to have a breast augmentation. I decided that I was going to wait until I was done having kids. I am glad I did because having kids added different kinds of "quirks" to my body. I have always been a curvier person but had worked very hard the last couple of years to get the weight off. However, no matter what I did, my tummy was not going away. I...

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

I have wanted a boob job for as long as I can remember. As a teenager I gained a lot of weight, over the course of years I lost 80lbs. The weight loss left me feeling even unhappier with my lil boobs. Gah, if I only could've appreciated my body back then. I felt like I needed big fake tits to be attractive or sexy. I'd give anything if I'd loved myself. My BA was performed in June of 2012, I...

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

I was referred to Dr John Symbas by a personal friend who is an ER doctor. I was sucker punched in the face by a homeless man and I was diagnosed with a closed fracture of the orbital floor and a fractured nasal bone. A plate was implanted under my left eye, plus resetting and rhinoplasty of my broken nose. I cannot believe my results. Only three weeks after surgeries, my face has healed so...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

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

A reduction was something I thought a lot about for years, but had never pulled the trigger on because I was afraid of the scarring and major surgery for something that seemed cosmetic. In August of this year though, I was suffering from a lot of back pain and health consequences because of my very large breasts. It was at that point when I realized that it would only get worse and more...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction with Latissimus Flap

48 Year Old with Breast Cancer - Marrietta, GA

I had already decided on a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction as this was my second time with BC. I was referred to Dr. Symbas by my Breast Surgeon who would be performing the mastectomy. My scars are fading nicely and I feel great. Recovery for this particular surgery was longer than I have experienced in past surgeries but well worth it. The second surgery (swapping out...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

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

I had saline implants that were 16 years old and had bottomed out. My breast were also uneven. Dr. Symbas replaced my implants with silicone. He had to do a lot of pocket work to get the correct placement of the implants. My implants are now where they are suppose to be and I couldn't be happier. My breast are perky again!

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

Treatments offered at Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists

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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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