Marisa Lawrence, M.D.


Meet Dr. Lawrence

Double board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Marisa Lawrence, founder and sole surgeon of her private practice, Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery, serves the greater Atlanta, GA metros with unmatched surgical expertise. Now into her 26th year as a plastic surgeon, Dr. Marisa Lawrence has been operating longer than any other female plastic surgeon in Atlanta. As one of the most experienced and influential female surgeons in Georgia, Dr. Lawrence provides full-service cosmetic care to men and women, using advanced techniques and an artistic touch. Dr. Lawrence believes that aesthetic treatments should enhance your overall appearance while providing a natural and balanced look that you will be proud to flaunt. Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, as well as the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Lawrence offers a full range of surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic services, including facial and skin care programs, laser treatments, and injectable products. 

Education & Training

After obtaining 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), Dr. Lawrence began her residencies. She completed five years of residency at The New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center and Memorial Sloan/Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Lawrence completed her plastic surgery training at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA before beginning her fellowship training in cosmetic surgery in Beverly Hills. Additionally, Dr. Lawrence received fellowship training for plastic surgery in Atlanta, GA, where she now practices.

Skills & Specialties

Although she is a multi-faceted and very talented plastic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery of the face, eyes, nose, breasts, and body. After taking the time to truly listen to a patient's aesthetic goals and concerns, Dr. Lawrence creates a detailed and customized treatment plan that will address each factor. She understands the importance of cosmetic improvements and has the specialized training, board certification, and extensive experience necessary to help you achieve your personal goals. Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery was awarded the Patient's Choice Award 2011 – 2016 and the Top Doctor Award in 2017 for skills and excellence in aesthetic plastic surgery.

Professional Associations

  • American Board of Surgery, Member

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Member

  • American College of Surgeons, Member

  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Member

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member

  • Atlanta Women’s Medical Alliance, Member

  • Medical Association of Georgia, Member

  • Northside Hospital, Chief of Plastic Surgery 1998 – 2003

Noted Publications

Using her extensive experience to spread knowledge about the industry, Dr. Lawrence has been featured in many Atlanta, GA literary collections. In addition, she has many self-written medical articles in the following prestigious publications:

  • "Artistry and Empathy" – New Beauty magazine

  • "Physician, Augment Thyself" – Atlanta magazine

  • "Beauty of a Mid-Life Crisis" – New You magazine

  • "Adjunctive and Anti-Aging Therapies" – Atlanta Medicine

  • "Anti-Aging Therapies" – The Journal of the Atlanta Medical Association

Volunteer Work

Dr. Lawrence participates in a multitude of 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 aid to the people of Nicaragua and Haiti on a regular basis. Back at home, Dr. Lawrence speaks frequently on a variety of topics at Northside Hospital, as well as local community events.


When performing surgical procedures, Dr. Lawrence holds surgical and admitting privileges at the following prestigious establishments:

Sandy Springs Outpatient Surgery Center
975 Johnson Ferry Rd NE, Suite 160, Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 235-7160

Northside Hospital
1000 Johnson Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 851-8000

Meridian Mark Outpatient Surgery Center
5445 Meridian Mark Road, Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 459-1875


"I was a nervous wreck coming into this consultation. The staff at Dr. Lawerence’s office made me feel so welcome and comfortable. Dr. Lawerence was very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions with ease. She confirmed all my fears and doubts about my implants causing me to be so sick. I look forward to my upcoming surgery with her and the road to recovery."



"I am so thankful that I found Dr. Lawrence when considering a rhinoplasty (nose job). I got my procedure done in July of 2020 and am now 9 months post surgery. I am so pleased with my results and how natural looking my transformation is. It is absolutely perfect! She was always so attentive to me and eased my concerns. After my consultation with Dr. Lawrence, I was more than confident in my decision to choose her as my surgeon. She answered all of my silly questions prior to surgery and held my hand as I woke up from anesthesia to congratulate me on being so brave. I cannot say enough good things about her and all of the staff at Marisa Lawrence MD."



"I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE MARISA LAWRENCE AND ALL OF HER STAFF TO THE PATIENT COORDINATOR! I mean they really make you feel welcomed. They make you feel like family!!!!! They know my face as soon as I walk in & im wearing a mask lol. i was super anxious and nervous about going under, but they made me feel so comfortable and at ease. I love my results and I’m only 10 days post op!!!! Did a lift with implants & made me a full size D & I couldn’t be happier!! if you are researching,look no further!!! This the place!!!"



"Dr. Lawrence and her staff are very professional and go over and above to make you as a patient feel comfortable with every step, process & procedure. They are always willing to listen to you’re needs and at the same time  give excellent council With integrity and honesty!! Dr Lawrence and her Staff are one of a kind!! 5 Stars!!! In every area!!!!"



"This office rocks!  Everyone is so nice,talented and knowledgeable. I am working with Courtney at the moment and she is great. I am loving my laser treatments she is doing !!"



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