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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 Location


Dr. Frank Elliott

Dr. Frank Elliott has been practicing plastic surgery since 1983 and is world renowned for his contributions to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Noted for his extensive experience performing breast enhancement, facelifts, endoscopic browlifts, eyelid rejuvenation, and liposuction, he has been board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 1984. This year, Dr. Elliott was honored to join the Best Doctors in America® 2014 Database, a compilation of top-tier clinically and academically accomplished medical practitioners, researchers, and teachers that exemplifies only the top 5% in the United States.

Throughout his extensive career, Dr. Elliott has cultivated a reputation for his careful judgment and thoughtful consideration of each patient’s needs. His experience with all types of breast implants makes him skilled at both cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery. He has a special interest in breast augmentation, management of complications (including symmastia and malpositioning), and breast lift (mastopexy) using a short vertical scar.

Dr. Elliott has performed liposuction since its introduction in 1984, even developing special cannulas which allow for efficient removal of excess fat through tiny incisions and minimize postoperative bleeding or dimpling. He was also on the forefront of developing the short scar facelift, which has expanded the options for facial aging procedures in younger patients who may not have considered a facelift previously. The short scar “mini facelift” technique also offers rejuvenation options in a local anesthesia setting.

Dr. Elliott developed and introduced the revolutionary mammaplasty technique to breast reconstruction as well as significantly refining the TRAM flap method (breast reconstruction using abdominal tissue). He served as the Program Chairman and Director of the internationally recognized Breast Surgery Symposium in Atlanta from 1988 to 2004 and has served as the Symposium’s Co-Director since 2004.

Dr. Elliott travels extensively, operating and teaching across the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Elliott served as the 2001 President of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (SESPRS), and he is a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He graduated from Vanderbilt University Medical School, completing his General Surgery residency at Vanderbilt and Tulane and his Plastic Surgery residency at Emory University. Dr. Elliott is affiliated with both Northside Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta. His cosmetic surgery practice utilizes a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center, Northside Sandy Springs Outpatient Surgery Center. This center features one-on-one anesthesia care by M.D. anesthesiologists from Northside Hospital as well as overnight units with one-on-one personalized nursing care for patients who prefer to stay overnight after their surgical procedure.

Dr. Elliott’s team consists of his long-time physician’s assistant, Patti Bergey, P.A.-C., his secretary, Suzanne Campbell, and his nurse, Michelle Kirkland, R.N., B.S.N. This team, along with an experienced group of in-house aestheticians and nurses, provide a professional total care experience for Atlanta cosmetic and reconstructive surgery patients.

Dr. Elliott has two daughters. His hobbies include travel, golf, biking, mountain climbing, and reading history.

To schedule a consultation contact Dr. Elliott’s secretary, Suzanne Campbell, at 404-256-1311 or through email at

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Dr. Elliott

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