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The Swan Center

94.4% Patient Satisfaction based on 635 ratings

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4.72
Based on 635 ratings
5 stars (508)
80.0%
4 stars (99)
15.6%
3 stars (14)
2.2%
2 stars (5)
0.8%
1 star (9)
1.4%
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Providers at this practice:
Joseph Bauer, MD
4.71
346 Ratings
Dean Fardo, MD
4.73
289 Ratings
About, locations & contact info

About The Swan Center:

The Swan Center for Plastic Surgery is located in Alpharetta, Georgia and consists of Board Certified Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Amy Alderman, Dr. Joseph Bauer, and Dr. Dean Fardo. Our team of plastic surgeons acquire the training and aesthetic sensibility to achieve naturally beautiful results for their patients that are customized to each individual’s needs.

At the Swan Center for Plastic Surgery, we offer an extensive array of services including, facial, body, and breast procedures, as well as non-surgical procedures and skin treatments. We also work to create a safe environment for our patients, and our operating facility is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization and is the nation’s oldest and largest standard-setting and accrediting body in health care, focusing on patient safety and quality of care. 

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4165 Old Milton Pkwy, Suite 200 Alpharetta, GA 30005


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The Swan Center Reviews (361)
Joseph Bauer, MD Alpharetta , GA

Breast Augmentation

If you're considering breast augmentation, I highly recommend Dr. Bauer! He is known for his natural looking cosmetic results. When I initially started this process, I put so much emphasis into the sizing aspect. Dr. Bauer genuinely listened to what I was looking for and picked out size options that were proportionate for my body frame. Which made me feel so much more confident all around. To be completely honest, I felt so comfortable with Dr. Bauer that I went into surgery not knowing the implant size. I chose to let Dr.Bauer use his professional knowledge and make the ultimate decision. I couldn't be happier with the final result. From surgery, to recovery, to post op....everything was a breeze. The team at the Swan center treated me like family from day one. Hands down, BEST decision I've ever made!

Joseph Bauer, MD Alpharetta , GA

Breast Augmentation

I was on the fence about getting breast implants and now that they're done I wish I hadn't waited so long. Dr. Bauer and the staff were incredible and I couldn't be more pleased with my outcome. I wanted very small implants that gave a very natural look and I got exactly that. Highly recommend the Swan Center!

Dean Fardo, MD Alpharetta , GA

Rhinoplasty

Everyone was really kind, and really informative. I knew exactly what to expect before going in and afterwards/during recovery. If I had any questions they did their best to answer it too. I don’t hate my nose anymore. I can be sitting/walking around and not worrying about how ugly my nose looks from my profile view.

Joseph Bauer, MD Alpharetta , GA

Mommy Makeover

I was satisfied with my experience. I just wished I had gone bigger with the boobs. I guess that was my fault!! ha Also, I think it would have been nice to have known that after surgery I would have to wait 6 months to have my teeth cleaning. I didn't know that before. Otherwise I would have had them cleaned before surgery. Over all I had a great experience and would do it all over again!! But BIGGER!!

Joseph Bauer, MD Alpharetta , GA

Breast Augmentation

My experience with Dr. Bauer and his staff was excellent. Dr. Baurer knew exactly what I wanted and what he needed to do to achieve my look without a lift. His staff were very sweet, understanding, gentle, and patient. The procedure experience was a relatively calm one other than typical nerves. I felt very relaxed and really appreciated the little things the nurses did to ease my nerves the day of... such as numbing the area before inserting my IV. Very unexpected but extremely appreciated. Leaving the center I was just completely out of it and in pain. I do wish I had a little more time to wake up. I feel as if I was woken up and directly put into my clothes then rushed out the door. It was a little stressful. My implants weren't settling at the normal rate so his staff post surgery was extremely helpful and reassuring. They managed my expectations from the beginning. The only reason I put less than highly satisfied on a few answers is because I do wish I had known that normal daily activities would be extremely painful, ie using the restroom, taking off clothes, getting in and out of the car. I expected a bit of pain but was unaware that I would literally need someone else to undress me for two weeks following my procedure. I know this is case by case. All in all, I am beyond satisfied with the entire experience and am very happy with Dr. Bauer.

Joseph Bauer, MD Alpharetta , GA

Breast Augmentation

The Swan Center was highly recommended to me. Every visit was extremely professional and the staff were all attentive. The follow-up has been phenomenal. The results are exactly as I expected.

Joseph Bauer, MD Alpharetta , GA

Breast Augmentation

My overall experience was highly satisfactory. Considering the nature of the procedure, and the many doubts and concerns that come with that (Can I afford it? How long will I be out of work? How long will I be unable to workout like I was?), the nursing staff and Dr. Bauer answered all those questions, easing or eliminating my concerns. I was able to feel confident in every part of the process with their assistance. Save for one particular post-op visit where there was an outrageous wait time in the exam room (about one hour, after the nurse said the doctor would be in in a few minutes), I felt like my time and concerns were a priority.

Dean Fardo, MD Alpharetta , GA

Breast Augmentation

Words cannot explain on how pleased with my decision to choose Dr. Fardo at the Swan Center. First off I work overseas and they were very accommodating and helpful throughout the whole process. The patient coordinator is an angel she kept in touch with me through the whole process and was so sweet. The nurses are just as pleasant and just seeing their smiling faces made me feel at ease and calm. They are so knowledgeable and friendly it’s like your talking to a friend. And Dr. Fardo is just the best. He took the time to actually listen to what I wanted and what I didn’t want. At first I wanted Lipo as well by he was honest with me and told me that I wouldn’t see much of a difference because I didn’t have much fat. That alone made me extremely pleased because most doctors would’ve let you waste your money on an unnecessary procedure. The anesthesiologist was so comforting and very helpful with putting my mind at ease right before the procedure that all my nerves were almost gone. Dr. Fardo came in just before the surgery to clarify what I wanted and what I didn’t want so that everything would go perfectly. I am sooooooooo pleased with my results they are exactly what I want and then more. I’ve had surgery before and I’ve never had such a pleasant experience such as this. The Swan Center made me feel like family and not just another patient. If I want anything else done I will make the trip back to The Swan Center! The single best thing about my experience were the staff and doctor. Nothing compares to good customer service and they delivered that plus more. The results were amazing but the staff made this experience one to never forget!

Joseph Bauer, MD Alpharetta , GA

Breast Reconstruction

I had a botched breast augmentation in 2009. Following that, I worked with multiple surgeons to try to correct the damage that was done, with each surgery resulting in even more damage. I eventually gave up hope that I would ever be able to have the damage reversed, and this had a horrible effect on my self confidence. For ten years, I hated looking in the mirror to the point that I would even bathe in the dark so that I did not have to see my breasts. I was unable to wear many types of clothing, and a bathing suit top was out of the question. This all changed when I met Dr. Bauer and his staff. I immediately felt comfortable with him and his staff, and I was very impressed with his warmth, professionalism, and knowledge. For YEARS after my botched job, I did research all over the country to try to find a doctor with the skill level to be able to correct my botched procedure, and I truly believe that Dr. Bauer's expertise FAR exceeds any other surgeon. My results are AMAZING. I never thought I would find anyone who could correct the damage that was done. Not only did he correct it, but my breasts are better then they ever were before the damage! My breasts look and feel natural! Even after the surgery, Dr. Bauer and his staff were dedicated to making sure I was healing properly and my well being! My self-confidence has been restored because of Dr. Bauer, and I will be forever grateful to him and his staff. I highly recommend him to anyone. His work is the best! The best thing about this surgical procedure is being able to look in the mirror again without crying. I hated my body for ten years due to the botched breast augmentation I had prior to Dr. Bauer. He restored my confidence, and I feel like a new woman.

Dean Fardo, MD Alpharetta , GA

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Dr Fardo takes the time to understand what you want and make adjustments based on your skin. He never makes you look lumpy just naturally younger. He is very honest and will tell you if you don't need work.

Dean Fardo, MD Alpharetta , GA

Breast Augmentation

From the beginning I felt truly valued as a patient. I received 5 star treatment from the time I walked in the door. I have more confidence than I ever could have imagined. My overall sense of who I am has increased and I am forever grateful for the care that was put into helping me.

Joseph Bauer, MD Alpharetta , GA

Breast Augmentation

Dr. Bauer and his team were amazing! Each person I interacted with had great bedside manner and were easy to talk to and professional. Even when I felt a little nervous and light-headed about getting my stitches out, the staff helped me lay down and even brought me water and chocolate :) My results are very natural ( my #1 priority ) and I still can't even believe that I had augmentation because it feels like my body has always been this way. Amazing staff and amazing results!!

Joseph Bauer, MD Alpharetta , GA

Breast Augmentation

I was very pleased with the cleanliness of the facility, the friendliness and professionalism of Dr. Bauer, the nurses, and all the medical staff. They took the time to explain any and everything to me and help me make the best decision in regard to implants that looked the best on my body. They made me feel very comfortable and Dr. Bauer even called to check in with me the night of my surgery around 9:00pm. It meant a lot that he went out of his way to make sure I was ok. Everyone was very knowledgeable and I would highly recommend the Swan Center and Dr. Bauer. I am very pleased with my breast augmentation and so happy I decided to go through with the procedure. It turned out even better than expected. I knew exactly what to expect thanks to the preparation of my surgery! My breast augmentation changed my life. I am much more confident and happy with my body image now. I am not nervous to wear a bathing suit anymore because of small breasts and bathing suits being too big. I am so proud of how my breasts look now. Clothes look better on me since I had my augmentation and my body definitely looks more proportionate. They look amazing!

Joseph Bauer, MD Alpharetta , GA

Breast Augmentation

Great environment, everyone made you feel at home, Dr. Bauer is absolutely amazing and I coudlnt be happier with my breast augmentation!

Joseph Bauer, MD Alpharetta , GA

Tummy Tuck

After two c sections, losing 100 pounds, and turning 50, I had pretty much resigned myself to never look in the mirror (especially when naked) again. Since my surgery and recovery, I love my body. I’m peri menopausal and I’m living denying the odds that it all goest down hill after 50. My husband, who always loved me, is so complimentary and I am just so much more comfortable in my skin. . I have to start with Dr. Buer because that’s where my extreme satisfaction with my results begin and end. I not only had an extended abdominalplasty, but a breast lift and augmentation. I was told this would take approximately 7 hours. Needless to say, that made me very nervous. I have no regrets and I can only thank Dr. Bauer for taking the time it took to do my surgery in the most meticulous way which resulted in my feeling positive about my body for the first time in a very long time. In addition, Dr. Bauer’s staff, from the anesthesiologist, nursing staff, clerical staff, etc. have been nothing short of wonderful. I am a very happy customer and I would do it all again.

Dean Fardo, MD Alpharetta , GA

Face Lift

Obviously the results! But also the confidence and calm of Dr Fador and the anesthesiologist the day of the surgery. The kindness and professionalism of the OR staff and over-night nurses

Dean Fardo, MD Alpharetta , GA

Eyelid Surgery

Everyone was so helpful, I felt I was in good hands. I’m completely satisfied with my results. I recommend Dr. Fardo, he made me feel comfortable and secure. I feel more confident. I like the way my face looks now

Joseph Bauer, MD Alpharetta , GA

Breast Augmentation

I am a Chinese girl ,I did breast augmentation,I like my doctor Bauer,he is a nice person ,and I told him what size I want ,he give me the size I want ,I did surgery in November,now almost three months ,they really look good and amazing! I love my new boob !

Joseph Bauer, MD Alpharetta , GA

Breast Lift

Everything was explained well. I was treated like family. i never felt uneasy or nervous. My results are beautiful. I couldn’t be happier!

Joseph Bauer, MD Alpharetta , GA

Other

I was highly satisfied because for more than sixteen years my implants looked the size I requested, I had no problems, no pain and no discomfort at no timeThank God for the best doctor I could have perform my surgery!