Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4370 Georgetown Square
Atlanta, Georgia 30338 US
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"I know that these things are not related to mold .... my body is clearly rejecting the new implants I have had for only a year ( at the time I had seen her) I am clearly reacting o the large foreign object (sil..." "I feel lucky to have found her, such a knowledgeable surgeon (and dr Gordon too) and to have someone who knew a lot about explanation and breast implant illness...." "If you have had any sickness/symptoms that you think might be related to your implants- GO HERE... She is the best and you can tell she truly cares a lot."

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Regaining my Health Through Explant - Atlanta, GA

I will start off by saying that I really liked Dr. Kolb and got along with her well- felt very comfortable. I believe she is one of the top physicians who performs explant surgery. Not only does she do the procedure but she literally wrote the book on breast implants and the toxic illness that can happen with some individuals. She believes in natural/supplement holistic healing as well as through standard medicine practices. Dr. Kolb is not going to be the physician for everyone, she is very eccentric but I believe from the first day I met her I was in the right place with the right set of eyes and hands working to heal me. If you have had any sickness/symptoms that you think might be related to your implants- GO HERE... She is the best and you can tell she truly cares a lot.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Saved my Life. Atlanta, GA

I've waited to write my review because I was initially so sick from the candida fungus, mold and silicone toxins that I had to give myself some time to get my feet back under me. I am beyond pleased that I somehow found my way to Atlanta and Dr Susan Kolb and her office. While Dr Julian Gordon did my explant surgery, Dr Kolb has been there every step of the way to help heal my body from over...

62 Years Old; Take Them Out! First Implants 30 Years Ago, Ruptured - New Implants 11 Years Ago; Now Scheduled for Explantation.

Out of despair, I emailed Dr. Kolb directly on a Saturday evening, giving her background info and my concerns. She answered my email around midnight that same evening. Her response time and the content of her email gave me undying hope. I'm scheduled for explantation on August 20 and will post an additional review post-surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Very Sick Due to Implants... Dr. Susan Kolb Rocks! Atlanta, GA

Is an amazing, extremely caring doctor, who follows up with you.

Office Review - Very Unprofessional! - Atlanta, GA

I would like to update my review and let everyone know that I did receive a personal email from Dr. Kolb. She wanted me to give her a call or email her to talk about this situation. I emailed her yesterday and her office called me this morning. They were very apologetic and wanted me to know that Dr Kolb cares deeply about her patients and they are never to busy to help someone with breast implant issues. I feel much better about this now and my choice in using Dr. Kolb for explant. I even gave them my insurance information. They seem like they will be very helpful with this as well. I am in hopes that my insurance will cover this. The lady, Kia, I spoke with this morning seemed very helpful and professional!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Happy with my Explant/lift and Dr.Kolb! Atlanta, GA

I am writing this comment to help those who may be insecure about getting rid of their implants through Dr. Kolb. It was only two weeks ago that I was searching through this forum, as well as reviews on other websites, to help me in making a decision to purge my implants from my body. I was pretty certain that my implants were the cause of my rash and unhealthy symptoms, but the negative...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Life Saving Op! - Atlanta, GA

Full consultation on the monday, tests etc on tuesday and wednesday op on thursday. Never have I ever had such an easy procedure in the medical environment, it was easier than getting blood drawn in an NHS hospital! the peace of mind I got when meeting her is more valuable than you could ever imagine... aftercare is fantastic even this far away (im in the uk in case I didn't say!) and she always answers emails in a couple of days with real solutions!

4 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Tired of Being Sick explant and lift- Atlanta, GA

Dr kolb and her office were knowledgeable, kind, and very responsive. She even emailed with me directly a few times before I even met her. I feel lucky to have found her, such a knowledgeable surgeon (and dr Gordon too) and to have someone who knew a lot about explanation and breast implant illness. While I had to travel to see her, their office did everything they could to accommodate us and help us along every step of the way (Including discounts at local hotels and squeezing us in for various appts). Jan in the office was a real life saver and has made my life so much easier (scheduling, questions, charges, insurance and last minute changes etc). And the nurses all made me feel very welcome and were comforting, especially for as nervous as I was. While we were only in Atlanta over the course of 6 days, we were in a lot and I felt very comfortable here and started to get to know the staff. They were all pretty fantastic and all tried to help us out along the way. And always asked how I was doing etc. There are some different methodologies but in the end, I'm feeling better, so no complaints. As far as my treatment and outcome, time will tell but I'm already starting to feel better and this is no doubt from the removal and the rigorous medication plan she came up with. I know my surgery results aren't perfect but maybe with time it will improve, or may have to have a second surgery but everyone is different and no one can really predict how someone will respond, unfortunately. It's a risk we all take with surgery. At any rate, I felt in the best of hands with Dr Kolb doing the explant. Still working with the office on insurance/adjustment/payments, etc. 6 weeks later, it is a LOT of back and forth.

Dr. Kolb, Explant Surgery - Atlanta, GA

Dr. Susan E. Kolb,Dr. Julian B. Gordon B. The very best ever.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Lisa Treadaway - Atlanta, GA

I felt as I had found my savior. Breast implants can kill you if you have them in to long. Most people are not told that when you get them other places. She is so honest and the first time we met I totally and completely trusted her. So did my husband. And for good reason. I'm in my second wk of recovery. And feel better than I have in 2 years. Thank you dr kolb.

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Personal Statement

Dr. Susan Kolb, founder of Plastikos Surgery Center is a pioneer in the treatment of difficult diseases. Her book, "The Naked Truth About Breast Implants," explains how breast implants can result in silicone, chemical and biotoxicity with endocrine, immune and neurological problems.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Awards & Recognition

Professional Recognition:
Phi Beta Kappa, 1975
Alpha Omega Alpha, 1979
American Medical Womens’ Association Citation, 1979
Founder and Chairman Craniofacial Board, WPAFB Medical Center, 1984 - 1988
Chief Delayed Burn Team, WPAFB medical Center, 1987 - 1988
Assistant Clinical Professor, Wright State School of Medicine, 1986 - 1988
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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

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

    General Surgery, Wilford Hall Medical Center
    Plastic Surgery, Wilford Hall Medical Center
    Fellowship: Surgical Research,Louis and Dorothy Kovitz Fellowship, 1979

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What Are Symptoms of Silicone Poisoning from Breast Implants?

Women ill from silicone defective implants have three types of toxicity. Silicone causes a autoimmune reaction in patients with certain HLA types... READ MORE

What Happens to the Pocket After Breast Implant Removal?

The capsule after explantation does not dissolve. It sometime shrinks somewhat but is there and can lead to infection, fluid collection, and problems... READ MORE

6 year old cohesive gel implant ruptured and leaking in body down legs. Can it be removed? (Photo)

I would recommend total capsulectomy, antifungals, immune and endocrine support, detoxification of the silicone and chemicals (many of which are... READ MORE

How dangerous are gummy bear implants for the health?

In general, gummy bear implants are great for the explanting surgeon, as the silicone is not runny. That said, MRI's are not usually able to detect... READ MORE

Why do so many people deny that saline breast implants cause illness?

There are reports in the medical literature of mold growing in and around saline implants.  Twenty five percent of the population cannot get rid of ... READ MORE

Can breast implants trigger auto-immune disorders?

The answer to this is two fold. In certain patients with genetic HLA types, silicone exposure of any type leads to autoimmune disease fairly quickly.... READ MORE

Options for breast implant removal or reduction?

Options include explantation with capsulectomy and internal lift (maybe will also need skin resection in the lower pole or around the NA complex) or... READ MORE

Breast Implant Removal Complications

In order to avoid deformities like this, it is important to remove the entire capsule as well as repair the chest wall muscle that may have been... READ MORE

Normal Looking Breasts After Explant Surgery?

Pain around a breast implant is usually infection that requires explantation and culture specific antibiotics. It is important that the entire capsule... READ MORE

After Explantation W/o Revision, Will Internal Breast Lift Minimize Breast Tissue?

An internal lift will decrease the pocket at the base and increase the breast projection. Internal lifts do not reduce volume, but make the breast... READ MORE

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