New Orleans General Surgeon
311 Octavia Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70115 US
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"Dr. Pelius had a thoughtful follow up conversation with me about realistic expectations and results from one Pico laser treatment." "Everything was convenient, pain free and the staff and dr p were really nice." "Dr. Pelias did a face lift on one of my mother's friends and I had noticed how great she looked so decided to check with Dr. P. Her price was reasonable and I instantly liked Dr. Pelias...."

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5 out of 5 stars Pico Genesis

Not Worth It! PICO did not work for me!

Dr. Pelius had a thoughtful follow up conversation with me about realistic expectations and results from one Pico laser treatment. She understood how I felt about wanting to see results and coming into the office for support.

Super Friendly & Helpful - New Orleans, LA

Dr. Pelias = awesomeness. She's interested in helping you personally acheive your goals and will make sure you are satisfied with your investment. I appreciate her honesty and commitment. Her staff is friendly and readily available. I love love love my results. The procedure process was easy. The staff made sure I had everything I needed (pain meds, bandages etc). Personal touches like...

5 out of 5 stars Tattoo Removal

So Happy - New Orleans, LA

I'm soooooo happy that I went to Dr. Pelias. Her and her staff makes me feel very comfortable, even though the procedure hurts a little bit and she is QUICK!!!!! I went for my second treatment on Jan. 11 and it didn't hurt as bad like the first time and I'm going for the third treatment on March 1. I'm getting about 5 treatments total. So far, the ink on my left ankle is disappearing quickly....

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck, Lipo of Flanks Waist and Back - New Orleans, LA

Love! Love! Love! My doctor!

5 out of 5 stars Sculptra Aesthetic

60 and Fabulous - New Orleans, LA

Dr pelias is an amazing plastic surgeon and a wonderful person

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Look at Me at 62 - New Orleans, LA


5 out of 5 stars Ultherapy

Don't Be Afraid!! - New Orleans, LA

I put off having Ultherapy for months. My dermatologist ran a special for 25% off so without reviewing the procedure at all I put down a deposit. Then I started reading reviews, talking to people to who said it was painful, etc. I almost backed out. But, I finally got up the courage and went ahead and had it done yesterday on my upper face (brow lift) First of all, the "pain" you'll hear...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

32 Year Old Professional, Wife and Mother of 2 Change Seeking - New Orleans, LA

Omg! I don't know where to start. Dr. Pelias is one of the most amazing PS ever! She's so patience and professional. She definitely cares about her clients and they're overall well-belling.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Loving my Eyes -New Orleans, LA

A friend of mine was one of her patients.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Great Tummy Tuck, Look and Feel Great - New Orleans, LA

Dr Pelias is kind, friendly, very loyal lovable woman who happens to be a Doctor of cosmetic surgery.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

I work closely with my patients to help them achieve their aesthetic goals. My esthetic and skill set is known for natural looking results - ageless beauty.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General


Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

$150. No charge consults for Ulthera, Cellfina, Tattoo removal. Consult fee may be applied to procedure.

Awards & Recognition

Most Compassionate Doctor Award, Vitals Patient Choice Award, 2011
Top Ten Specialist Doctor Award, Vitals Patient Choice Award, 2014
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Pelias has hospital affiliations at Doctors Same Day Surgery, Tulane-Lakeside Hospital, CrescentView Surgery Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

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

    Residency: General Surgery, Case Western Reserve University
    Fellowship: Research, Case Western Reserve University

Treatments offered at Dr. Pelias Cosmetic Surgery - A Beautiful Experience

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Accent Laser: How many models exist?

The Accent Laser from Alma has had several upgrades, with new features and technology. The newer upgraded device is no longer called Accent by the... READ MORE

I have white circles around both eyes and malar bags that come and go from radiesse. Do I have permanent damage? (Photo)

I see the malar bags that you are referring too. You should go see your injecting physician, and if that isn't helpful, seek another opinion. There... READ MORE

Why do some doctors say kenalog can be used to help decrease collagen from sculptra and others say no?

Kenalog is great for Sculptra nodules, but your complaint sounds more generalized. After 7 weeks if you are unhappy and feel overfilled, I think that... READ MORE

Is tretinoin .05% strong enough to make you look at least seven years younger if used for four months?

Tretinoin is a marvelous drug. Long term use improves the appearance of fine lines. It prevents many types of acne flare ups, and can result in a more... READ MORE

Most effective way to remove permanent brow makeup?

We see eyebrow tattoo regret on a weekly basis at my office.  Our best results have been combining Q switched 1064  (for the dark pigment) and Q sw... READ MORE

Can I get some kind of surgery to my my fingers/hand less fat, more feminine like? (Photo)

I am not aware of any solution to your problem except for the passage of time.  As you age your hands will get thinner and thinner.  Most of my p... READ MORE

Removal of tattoo cover up - options?

Hi,We see a lot of complicated tattoo removal patients in my practice.  The presence of scarring, unusual colors, and cover-ups make this tattoo more ... READ MORE

How to fix static glabellar frown lines after 70 units of Botox? (Photos)

Although neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) are great for expression lines, deep lines will need a dermal filler to correct the area completely.... READ MORE

I want to get a tattoo removed on my neck and I have a plastic surgery appt scheduled for January 11.

Your tattoo will likely need multiple sessions to be removed.  As long as you are being treated by an experienced physician with an appropriate laser ... READ MORE

Is there much difference between the Picoway and Enlighten laser for tattoo removal?

The newest enlighten device has 3 wavelengths AND pico as well as nano second technology.  This allows us to use the exact best technology for the i... READ MORE

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FemiLift: Pain-Free Solution to Vaginal Rejuvenation

Live from ASDS 2016 in New Orleans, Dr. Marilyn Pelias discusses the benefits of FemiLift to treat various vaginal concerns. WATCH VIDEO

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.