Valdosta Plastic Surgeon
230 Northside Dr.
Valdosta, Georgia 31602-1858 US
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Mommy Makeover – 34 Years Old – 3 Children – 5”2’ & 170lbs

My experience with Dr. Merriman has been spectacular & her staff is stellar. I am excited about my future surgery scheduled in less than 30 days.

Always Had Double Chin.. Just Fed Up - Valdosta, GA

So I'm 31 years old. My weight has been all over the place. Every picture I looked at, all I saw was my double chin and rolls on my neck. As a reward for graduating nursing school, I decided to do the laser lipo on my chin/neck and not really tell anyone to see if they noticed. I've done everything the doctor said, wore the compression device, took antibiotics etc. I keep having this ball of...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

36 Years Old 3 Breast Fed Children, BL W/ BA 425 Cc Silicone MP, 5'5" 155 Lbs - Valdosta, GA

Having my boobs done is something that I have gone back and forth with for a long time. I was a little apprehensive about having surgery. Back in November we got some news about a potential move and decided to take the plunge since I will likely be in a bathing suit almost every day once we move. After 3 breastfed kids you can see that I have been left a bit saggy. With a good bra I look...

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Natural Looking!! - Valdosta, GA

Dr. Merriman is a skilled plastic surgeon. I had juvederm silk injected in my lips to help with wrinkling around my mouth. She explained to me the different fillers and why she recommended juvederm silk. I am glad I chose her as my lips look natural and not overly plumped, but just right! I've also had botox done also and she makes sure that my face still moves just as it should. Very...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

43 Years Old 2 Kids Breast Reduction - Valdosta, GA

The best PS in the world. She is very caring and she will take care of all her patients.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

45 Year Old Always Wanted Tummy Tuck and Lipo to Flanks - Valdosta, GA

Very professional Dr. Merriman called to check on me the evening of the surgery. Staff very nice and informative.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

39 4 Babies Later...Valdosta, GA

Dr. Merriman was amazing. Gave my options and opinions then performed exactly what we discussed.

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Dr. Merriman has hospital affiliations at South Georgia Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Mercer University
    Medical: MD, Medical College of Georgia
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Memorial Medical Center
    Plastic Surgery, University of Tennesee

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Can I getaway with 800 cc hp silicon breast augmentation without the lift scar? (photos)

Implants will change the size of your breasts, but not the shape. You have significant true ptosis (sagging of the breast where not just breast tissue... READ MORE

Should I bother with the removal of very small 'dog ears'? (Photos)

As a plastic surgeon if I can improve something with minimal risk, and it bothers the patient even a little, I think it should be done. You have a... READ MORE

Based on my body would I be a good candidate for a tummy tuck & liposuction? (Photos)

Based on your photos, you are an excellent candidate for a tummy tuck and liposuction. I think as long as you seek out a plastic surgeon certified by... READ MORE

What procedure would you suggest to fix my stomach issue? (photos)

Congratulations on your weight loss! Without an in person examination, it is hard to tell if the fullness in your upper abdomen is due to excess fat... READ MORE

Tummy tuck or lipo? (photos)

Because you have some loose skin and more than likely you have some separation of your abdominal muscles from your pregnancy, the procedure that will... READ MORE

Upper abdominal center hard swelling 10 days post-op TT, what could it be from? (photos)

At ten days post op this could be caused from swelling as you become more active, a seroma(fluid collection), hematoma (blood collection), or a... READ MORE

Why don't surgeons rave about Saline Implants as much as they do Silicone?

I like getting results that look good and feel natural. In patients without much breast tissue, it can be difficult to accomplish either on of these... READ MORE

Had surgery almost 2 months ago. Worried that breasts will never soften. Do these look normal? (photo)

Your plastic surgeon is right to be pleased with your outcome and progress at this point. You have a very nice result. Your breasts will continue to... READ MORE

Should I correct for asymmetry? (Photo)

All patients have some degree of asymmetry between breasts. This can involve size, shape, nipple position or fold position as well as differences in... READ MORE

Fillers or cheek lift? (photos)

You would benefit from some volume in your face. That can be accomplished with fillers, fat grafting or facial implants. There are advantages and... READ MORE

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