Dr. Carmen Kavali

Plastic Surgery
Atlanta, GA
27 years experience female

Locations

Office

Atlanta, GA

Address

5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Suite 410, Atlanta, GA
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My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Kavali Plastic Surgery and Skin Renewal Center

Atlanta, GA

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Plastic Surgery

Surgery - Plastics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

98 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Bone healing: I'm not sure what your original injury was, but bone healing is best in an atmosphere with good blood supply and no infection.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Your doctor: Can help you get your blood pressure down. Work with him or her closely.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
No expiration date: Breast implants have an average life span of 12-ish years. But if you are doing fine and having no problems, you may keep yours much longer. There i... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Acne treatment: You may need oral antibiotics or topical antibiotics to get acne under control. See a plastic surgeon who does skin care, or see a dermatologist.
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A male asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Maybe: It sounds like you already experience depression, so that won't likely change after surgery. However, some women do feel a little "let down" after pla... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Nausea from anesthes: Most postoperative nausea is due to anesthesia medications. There are medicines that can be given to reduce post-operative nausea, so be sure to ask ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Cellulite: It's a tough problem without any great treatment options. Endermologie can help, has no recovery time. Surgery (liposuction) doesn't help cellulite. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
When you're ready : You are well-healed at this point. If you are planning another pregnancy, wait until after that. Otherwise, go ahead and see a plastic surgeon.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Diet and exercise: There are so many "quick weight loss" gimmicks available, but none of them work long-term. Diet and exercise, lifestyle changes, are the only things ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Scars: Scars are permanent, but can be improved over time. Massage, silicone creams (like biocorneum), and sunscreen, will all help. See a plastic surgeon ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Burn: Yes, this sounds like a superficial partial-thickness burn. Should heal just fine.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Stretching: Stretching after a workout releases Lactic Acid and increases flexibility.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Breast implants safe: Yes, they are very safe. But they do have risks associated with them, just as any device or surgical procedure does. Be sure to see a surgeon who is... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Scar treatment : Scars are always permanent, but you can make them more pale and less noticeable. Lightening creams may help (hydroquinone), sunscreen (daily and reli... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Laser hair removal : Laser hair removal works very well on dark hair and lighter skin. Some darker skin types may also do well with laser hair removal as well, though. S... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Post op infection: Generally, infections that happen within the first 30 days after surgery are considered postoperative infections. You are on the borderline. But if ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: If that's the only time you had sex at all, then that must be the session that led to your pregnancy.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Acne treatment : You need a comprehensive skin care regimen that helps to control your acne. You may also need oral antibiotics or topical antibiotics. Please see a ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Not the shot: I doubt any shot to a chest scar word be at all related to this leg issue.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Lipoma: Hi, little fatty bumps that are mobile under the skin may be benign masses called lipomas. These are noncancerous fatty tumors that can be surgically... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Steroids for scars: While i cannot be sure what was injected into your grandmother's scar, it may have been a steroid (kenalog). Steroids help soften and flatten scars, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Weight gain?: The only truly natural way i know to make breasts larger is to gain weight and hope that the weight gain goes to the breasts. That's not a great opti... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Not really: A facelift is surgery, necessarily. However, your goals may not mean you need a facelift. Talk to your plastic surgeon about exactly what bothers yo... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Icd?: I've performed many breast augmentations, but i'm not sure what icd is. Can you give the full name, rather than an abbreviation?
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Hypochondriasis: Constant worry about minor symptoms may mean you have hypochondriasis. Anxiety is part of this syndrome. See a psychologist or psychiatrist for help... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Home microderm: You can get decent results from home microdermabrasion systems, but not professional results. Still, you should see skin improvement, so it should be... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Don't use meth: I'm not sure how to fake test results, but you're sure to pass the test if you haven't used meth. If you use, get help, please.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
?: Not enough information. See your doctor for detailed history and physical examination.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
No particular time: You only need to replace your implants if you are having a problem with them. Otherwise, keep enjoying them.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Epipen (epinephrine): Can save your life. Use it for asthma attack that doesn't respond to rescue inhaler or anything the causes facial swelling and shortness of breath.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
You don't : Eating healthy should be part of any smart weight loss program. It becomes your new lifestyle, and that's how you keep the weight off.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Foot pain : Could be plantar fasciitis, but please have her see her doctor for evaluation and treatment.
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A 68-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Ectropion: It sounds like you have cicatricial ectropion, which means scar tissue is pulling down your lower eyelid. Go back to your surgeon to have it addresse... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Nothing: Breast implants are left intact in a woman who has died. Under special circumstances, they might be removed (for criminal investigation, for instance... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Spider Veins: Spider veins are a vascular problem (blood vessel), so no cream will help--not even a little bit. Ipl treatments or sclerotherapy will help.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Double chin : Liposuction may be a great way to get rid of your double chin. If you also have a lot of loose skin, you may need a neck lift as well.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Acne scars: I have used honey for wound healing, but never for scar treatment, particularly in acne-prone skin. I would advise seeing a plastic surgeon who also ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Something mild: Your esthetician or doctor should offer an appropriate facewash to follow your microdermabrasion. I like skin medica's cleansers--they have a sensiti... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Post-baby pooch: That abdominal bulge after baby isn't just caused by extra fat. Loose skin and loose muscles are also part of the problem. You can't correct either ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Chest xray: A chest xray may help confirm copd, but pulmonary function tests can give more information about asthma vs copd. See a pulmonologist for further worku... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Stress and anxiety: Please see a physician to be evaluated and treated. You describe anxiety, but there may be even more than that going on. Don't try to tough it out o... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Outpatient surgery: Panniculectomy is outpatient, typically. However, with all you weight loss, you may want to consider a full abdominoplasty or a lower body lift. Thes... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Not enough info: Did you have trauma? Nerve damage related to disc injury? Not sure what to say without more info.
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A female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Bigger not better: When you add large implants to a droopy breast, you may end up with larger, droopier breasts. Big implants do not get rid of the need for a breast li... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Sculptra takes time: Your recovery will be minimal, as sculptra is an office procedure (injectable). You may have some swelling and/or bruising that lasts a week or so, bu... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Scars are forever: Scars are permanent but can improve in appearance over time.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Facial rejuvenation: There are a lot of nonsurgical options for facial rejuvenation. You can look more refreshed with some Botox (or dysport) to smooth wrinkles around th... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Skin cancer treatmen: Skin cancer on the face should be surgically removed. You may have mohs surgery or traditional surgical excision. You may need reconstruction as wel... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Hair removal: Laser hair removal may be an option for you. Or electrolysis.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Scar treatment: You didn't mention where on your body this scar is located. Use a little neosporin on it while it has a scab. Once there is no more scab, use a goo... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kavali is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kavali is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! How an we reduce wrinkles of our face which is really serious problem for me?
HealthTap member
That's exactly it. Thank you very much!!!! I also started getting them on the outside of my thighs.
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Thanks for your quick reply! He doesn't wanna be a 'guinea pig'. Guess I'll have to live with it.!?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mercer University School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

University of Illinois at Chicago

Awards

AMA/Glaxo Achievement Award
Top Plastic Surgeon , First Place, Georgia - Winter
2013
HealthTap Scholar

Affiliations

Medical Association of Georgia
American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
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