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John Symbas, MD

96.8% Patient Satisfaction based on 708 ratings

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About John Symbas:

Dr. John Symbas is a board certifed cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon, as well as a member of the group of surgeons at Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists. Dr. Symbas shows great enthusiasm as a plastic surgeon and is excited to offer his experience, skills and talents to his patients, helping them to achieve better health, better function, better appearance, and better lives.

After being trained at Paces Plastic Surgery, Dr. Symbas uses the most advanced techniques, as well as the latest technology when performing surgery, with special emphasis on oculoplastic surgery under the tutelage of Dr. Clinton McCord. He is thoroughly trained in all aspects of reconstructive surgery, facial surgery, breast surgery and body contouring procedures.

Dr. Symbas, a native of Atlanta, graduated from Trinity and Lovett Schools with high honors in academic and athletic endeavors. He continued his education at Emory University, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society for his academic and scientific studies.

His excellent performance in medical school earned him the honor of being accepted to a rigorous accelerated Plastic Surgery residency program at Emory. There, he completed three years of general surgery, and three years of plastic surgery training under the guidance of some of the best minds and hands that the field of plastic surgery has to offer.

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

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John Symbas, MD Reviews (409)

Tummy Tuck

I was satisfied with my procedure because the doctor was very personal and understanding with me about what I wanted my results to be. He talked to me about it in detail. The doctor was able to help me obtain what I was looking for with surgery.

Tummy Tuck

Great doctor, nice and friendly staff. The outcome was everything I expected.

Arm Lift

I have had surgery with Dr. Symbas before. He and his staff make me so comfortable and positive about going through a surgery. I have no worries that this future experience will be any different.

Breast Reconstruction

Dr. Symbas and his entire team are wonderful. Everyone I have encountered is knowledgeable, kind and caring. They provided excellent guidance and information in advance of my surgery, and did so much to make me feel comfortable when I was very nervous following a cancer diagnosis. Options and pros/cons of each were explained fully so I could make the best decision for my circumstance and preferences, and similarly when I didn't have an option that was explained as well. Surgery went well and the team continued to provide top-notch care and advice throughout my recovery. I highly recommend Dr. Symbas! [Single best thing is...] The kind and caring team. They were all so patient, and I always felt like they were completely focused on me when I was with them. The care and concern was apparent with every encounter.

Face Lift

Dr. Symbas is very personable and put me at ease. He previously removed a cyst from my face and I was extremely happy with how it went. Liked the fact that he has his own surgery facility.

Neck Lift

Considering the situation of having to take over and step into Mark Codner's practice, under the circumstances, things were amazingly smooth. Dr. Symbas is extremely knowledgeable, comforting, and patient. After the time he took to explain the procedure, I committed that day.

Thigh Lift

I couldn't have asked for a better outcome. I've had minimal discomfort and my incision is doing great. Feeling better every day. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Were with me every step of the way. Dr. Symbas was very thorough and makes you feel very comfortable and at ease.

Face Lift

I had a recommendation from a trusted medical professional. From my first consultation, I was very impressed with Dr. Symbas' attitude and the demeanor of his entire staff. As we progressed through the consult, I felt all my questions were answered candidly. Dr. Symbas took the time to go over everything and has a genuine love of his craft. This extended into the surgery and post-op phase. Given the smaller number of men who opt for these type of procedures, his experience and enthusiasm translated into excellent results.

Breast Augmentation

Dr. Symbas and the nurses were extremely helpful and kind. They made me feel at ease by explaining the surgery with all details. They were supportive and helped me make a decision about my surgery.

Arm Lift

I felt very comfortable with the staff and Dr. Symbas. I was embarrassed to be there, but they answered all my questions and made an uncomfortable situation not so bad.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

[Highly satisfied] because everyone is so nice and personable. And, they are skilled. No bruises.

Breast Augmentation

Dr. Symbas was very comforting, informative, and gentle. He answered all of my questions before I had the chance to ask! He did a great job guiding me with my decision about sizing and placement. I knew immediately I wanted him to perform my surgery.

Tummy Tuck Revision

Well mostly the reason I was highly satisfied is because Dr. Symbas took the time to listen to me and what I really wanted. And the girl that helped him I can’t remember her name... but Dr. Symbas, her, and the rest of the team were really wonderful and kind and knowledgeable about what they were doing.

Male Breast Reduction / Gynecomastia

The staff and doctor were very informative and give me a clear picture of the procedure.

Breast Augmentation

Overall, the customer service, promptness, and knowledge is excellent. Felt extremely at ease and comfortable. Looking forward to my procedure!


Dr. Symbas and his staff are consistently kind. They take time to listen to me and my concerns. I feel like I am visiting a long time friend at every visit. Dr. Symbas understood my concerns and knew exactly the look I wanted and did a fantastic job explaining what to expect. He never over does his work and wants the patient to be satisfied more than anything.

Eyelid Surgery

Easy procedure. Dr. Symbas does a wonderful job & really cares about his patient. Entire staff professional & really nice.

Neck Lift

I found Dr. Symbas to be patient and genuinely interested in my expectations during our initial consultation. Going forward he continued to impress me during the pre-op, surgery and post-op experiences. The team was terrific throughout the entire process and I always felt confident with my decision to use this practice. I had some post op challenges with lumps & bumps around my eyes. Dr. Symbas would consistently treat me in a pleasant way - never becoming frustrated with my 3 return visits.

Eyelid Surgery

Everyone was very knowledgeable and professional... made me feel comfortable and assured that I will be highly satisfied.

Tummy Tuck

Great staff, very friendly and understanding. Dr. Symbas has a great demeanor, you feel like you are in good hands.