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A surgeon's hands, a woman's touch. Beautiful Results A surgeon's hands, a woman's touch. Beautiful Results

Marisa Lawrence M.D., F.A.C.S.

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Lawrence
Dr. Lawrence

Dr. Marisa Lawrence is one of the most experienced and influential female plastic surgeons in Atlanta. It is Dr. Lawrence’s goal to provide her patients with the highest level of surgical skills and artistry, combined with a warm and compassionate environment. Dr. Lawrence believes that because each patient is different in terms of their physical features, a variety of surgical techniques must be available to meet their distinctive needs. She believes that surgical cosmetic enhancement should provide a natural and balanced result. Her office offers a full range of aesthetics services including custom facial and skin care programs, laser treatments, and injectable products.

She and her staff welcome the opportunity to help patients achieve their goals from both a surgical and personal perspective. As a solo practitioner, her patients are assured that she alone will care for them with absolute confidentiality in a sophisticated boutique atmosphere. Dr. Lawrence and her staff make patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction their priorities at all times. All staff members are experienced, personable and accommodating. Phone calls are answered personally by the staff, not voicemail, and patients are seen in the office as often as needed. During the initial consultation, Dr. Lawrence will spend an extensive amount of time with her patients so that they may get to know one another and devise an individualized surgical plan tailored to individual needs, goals, lifestyles, and resources.

Volunteering at Atlanta Mission

Patients are taught about each procedure by Dr. Lawrence with the help of power point presentations, before and after photograph books, brochures and websites. In addition, she has numerous satisfied patients who are available to discuss their surgical experiences with prospective patients. Dr. Lawrence herself has undergone several plastic surgery procedures and gladly shares her experiences with her patients. Dr. Lawrence insists that each patient be completely knowledgeable about and comfortable with each procedure before they schedule their surgery.

Dr. Lawrence received her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She is a fully trained general surgeon, having completed a five-year residency at The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Her plastic surgery training was at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She obtained fellowship training in cosmetic surgery with preceptors in Beverly Hills, California.

Dr. Lawrence is board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. She had admitting privileges at Northside Hospital, as well as the Piedmont West Ambulatory Surgery Center. She was Chief of Plastic Surgery at Northside Hospital from 1998-2003. Dr. Lawrence is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Medical Association of Georgia, and The Atlanta Women’s Medical Alliance. She has been featured in Atlanta, Style, Points North, New Beauty, and New You magazines, as well as The Atlanta Journal Constitution. She has published an article on anti-aging therapies for The Journal of the Atlanta Medcical Association. She is a frequent lecturer at Northside Hospital, as well as at numerous community events.

Dr. Lawrence participates in numerous medical missions, both abroad and in the United States, and is committed to indigent care. She volunteers at the Atlanta Mission and renders both medical and surgical care to the people of Nicaragua and Haiti on a regular basis.

In her spare time Dr. Lawrence enjoys cooking, theatre and tennis.


Certified American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of Surgery

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

New York Hospital-Cornell University
Medical Center and Memorial
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York

University of Southern California, Los Angeles

American College of Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Atlanta Women’s Medical Alliance
Medical Association of Georgia

Cosmetic Facial, Breast and Body Surgery

Dr. Lawrence knows what is important to her clients and has the specialized training, board certification, and extensive experience to help you achieve your personal surgical goals.

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Adjunctive and Anti-Aging Therapies Atlanta Medicine


I am so pleased with my rhinoplasty and liposuction results. I feel like a new woman!

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