L. Franklyn Elliott, M.D.

Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
President, Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 2000-2001
Director, Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium, 1989-2003
Co-Director, Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium, 2003-Present
Located at our Northside & Alpharetta Location

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Plastic Surgery Career

Dr. Elliott has been in the private practice of plastic and reconstructive surgery since 1983 – over 30 years – during which he has specialized in all areas of cosmetic surgery including procedures of the face, breasts, body, and extremities. He has held regional and national offices in numerous plastic surgery organizations and has lectured and operated frequently at national and international meetings and locations. He has developed a procedure for breast reconstruction using a scarless latissimus (no scar on the back) flap as well as a short scar facelift procedure that only requires local anesthesia.

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New Trends in Plastic Surgery

Dr. Elliott has continued to be an innovator in plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures throughout his 30+ year career as breast implants have changed from gel to saline – and back, and from smooth to textured surfaces – and back. He has been at the forefront of technical improvement. The addition of endoscopic procedures during the 90s led to not only shorter scars, but improvements in techniques for the browlift and facelift.

Franklyn Elliott, M.D.

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Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Breast, and Body

cosmetic galleryCosmetic and plastic surgery can improve the appearance of the face, breast, and body. Board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Franklyn Elliott is advanced in cosmetic procedures ranging from the traditional facelift and breast enhancement to the all-encompassing mommy makeover surgery and circumferential body lift. Dr. Elliott is particularly interested in developing new cosmetic surgery techniques, and has developed a short scar facelift procedure that is performed under local anesthesia. His enthusiasm for emerging techniques assures his patients of his commitment to their safety and mission to provide optimal plastic surgery results.

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Reconstructive Surgery

While cosmetic surgery is used to improve the appearance of the face, breast, and body; reconstructive surgery is used to restore the function of facial and body features compromised by congenital defects or the treatment of long-term illnesses like chemotherapy or radiation. Dr. Elliott is experienced in various types of reconstructive surgery, but he specializes in reconstructive surgery of the breasts. Dr. Elliott continues to research and advance surgical reconstruction of the breast: developing and refining breast reconstruction procedures like the scarless latissimus flap, DIEP flap, and TRAM flap methods.

Breast Reconstruction

breast reconstructionDiagram from ASPS

Dr. Elliott has remained committed to breast reconstruction after mastectomy since the first days of his career. For over 30 years, Dr. Elliot has performed both immediate and delayed breast reconstruction after mastectomy in addition to cosmetic surgeries of the face, breast, and body at his Atlanta, Georgia practice. His experience with the TRAM flap, both pedicled and free, is extensive. He has written many articles on this subject and has performed the procedure live in a number of centers around the world. He also employs the breast implant and/or tissue expander when the TRAM flap is not an option or not desired by the patient.

Dr. Elliott has also been involved in the development of new techniques, including the use of the scarless latissimus flap, which utilizes muscle from the back without requiring a scar on the back. He has also developed a procedure for patients who had breast augmentation but were subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer: an exciting new option for patients.

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Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast

Plastic Surgery Complications of the Breast

With a distinguished career in plastic surgery, Dr. Elliott has become a source of referral for those doctors and patients who have had problems with previous breast surgeries and are seeking a doctor with extensive experience in breast revision surgery. Dr. Elliott has managed all types of difficult problems following surgical procedures. Below is a list of some of his encounters.

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Complications of Breast Surgery