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 28th 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


"Perfect Office for Me! - So far love this office! I was highly impressed that everyone that works there looks like everyday people instead of a bunch of barbies. Usually when I have gone into a Plastic Surgeon's office everyone looks like they have so much work and alot of them are or near my age yet look like they are trying to be 20 again. My goal has never been to look fake! The office staff here made me feel..."



"Dr. Marisa Lawrence is very knowledgeable. Unlike many plastic surgeons that they are more concern of making money. But with Dr. Lawrence, she explained my option and she didn't push me to do more than I need. Her pricing is very reasonable. She was so calm and not in a hurry at all when I went to see her for consultation. Looking forward for the day of my surgery and to see the result of her work. I wish I found her 12 years ago and I could have made a better decision and avoided to have another surgery 12 years later. If you are looking to have a cosmetic surgery or to remove your implant, please do yourself a favor and make an appointment for consultation and you will know it yourself what I wrote here. "



"It’s only been 2 days - even with the swelling I like my results - I had a bandaid face lift with Dr. Marisa Lawrence. I am very pleased with her work, it’s only been 2 days but even with the swelling I like my results. I am not going to post pictures until after the sutures are removed. Then I will show a before and after. But I highly recommend her. The procedure was smooth, you don’t feel any pain during and after the pain is minimal if any. Plus of course she prescribed pain meds and antibiotics. I definitely recommend her if your looking for good work."



"Couldn’t be happier with rhinoplasty 2 months post-op - extremely skilled - I COULDN’T BE HAPPIER WITH MY RHINOPLASTY. Extremely skilled, caring, and a true artist!! She also sees beyond the physical to the person inside. Dr. Lawrence & her staff are professional as expected but manage to make you feel special with their compassion & kindness. I highly recommend Dr. Lawrence!"



"If you want an honest, caring, friendly, & helpful place with great pricing, this is your placed. The staff is so genuine & will do whatever they can to accommodate, provide necessary recommendations, or give you the truth on what’s not worth it for you."



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