Dr. Susan Kolb

Plastic Surgery
Atlanta, GA
44 years experience

Locations

Office

Atlanta, GA

Address

4370 Georgetown Sq, Atlanta, GA
Directions

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About

Bio

Dr. Kolb graduated from Johns Hopkins University and received her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. She completed her post-graduate education in plastic surgery and general surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Kolb has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 1985 and is a founding diplomat of the American Board of Holistic Medicine. She is a member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, American Holistic Medical Association and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Kolb has been in private practice in the Atlanta area since 1988 and is also the founder of Plastikos Surgery Center. Plastikos was established in 1995 as a holistic surgery center incorporating many disciplines of alternative medicine and spiritual healing. Dr. Kolb hosts a weekly radio program “Temple of Health” every Saturday from 12:00 - 1:00 pm - which offers a variety of informative topics on holistic and spiritual medicine as well as health and fitness. Listen live at www.plastikos.com or directly at www.bbsradio.com. If you can't listen to the show live, please visit our website to listen to previously recorded shows. Susan Kolb, M.D., FACS, is the Founder of Millennium Healthcare and Avatar Cancer Center. She is a recognized authority on energy healing and spiritual medicine as well as one of Atlanta's leading plastic surgeons. Dr. Kolb incorporates holistic, spiritual, Traditional Chinese Medicine and the teachings of ancient healers into her modern surgery practice. Books Visit www.TheNakedTruthAboutBreastImplants.com to read about Dr. Kolb’s new book titled, The Naked Truth About Breast Implants: From Harm to Healing. Visit www.TheNakedTruthAboutBreastImplants.com/Goddess to read about the book titled, "Goddess Shift: Women Leading for a Change" where Dr. Kolb is a contributing author. Visit www.TheNakedTruthAboutBreastImplants.com/Optimism to read about the new book titled, "Optimism! Cultivating the Magic Quality that Can Extend Your Lifespan, Boost Your Energy, and Make You Happy Now" where Dr. Kolb is a contributing author. To purchase either of these books, please visit www.TheNakedTruthAboutBreastImplants.com

Specialties
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Plastic Surgery

Holistic Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Apple cider vineger: There are a few people who may be allergic to apple cider vinegar but in general it is well tolerated. It may remove enamel from you teeth however, s... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: Silicone implants should be changed out every 8 to 10 years as the implant shell undergoes a lipolysis reaction over time. Some surgeons recommend wa... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Not that I know of: It might be possible but would be long and tedious and the donor site might be difficult to find that would match.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: But it may raise your forehead higher. You may want to consider a forehead lift of another type if this is a problem.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Not a good idea: Over time, extra antibiotics can increase your risk for yeast infections. The recommended dose for acne is 100 mg a day and taking more than this is ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Depends on size: Complications are usually related to the number of surgeries patients have had in the past and the size of the implant being removed compared to the b... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Prevention: Treatments to prevent acne are more effective than treatments to treat acne scars which are usually extensive and complex. Some lasers are offering r... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Filler or fat: I would recommend either fillers (which need to be repeated every year or so) or fat injection or dermal fat graft (which may also need to be repeated... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Depends: Most 14 year olds do not need a tummy tuck unless they have had a child ( and have abdominal wall laxity that is symptomatic with back pain). There a... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Other problems: Women ill from breast implants fall into several categories including silicone toxicity (rare and due to hla types), chemical toxicity (common) and bi... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: Studies show that implants cause breast cancer to be detected at later stages than without implants. But implants can decrease breast cancer by aroun... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: A form of anaplastic lymphoma is seen with the lost salt technique of texturing which was used by one us manufacturer in women as early as 3 months af... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Infected scars: Dermabrasion should not be done on infecteds scars (espeically cystic acne that is still infected) or on patients of color.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Depends: Most wounds of the head and neck can be closed within 24 hours, the truck and extremities 6 hours. But it also depends on if the wound is contaminate... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: People (both men and women) have facelifts to increase their perceived worth in certain professions.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Any age: Breast feeding is rarely affected with the inferior pedicle technique unless the nipple arealor complex is in danger (very large breast size or smokin... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Suture visible: I would recommend that you have the spitting sutures removed by a doctor or nurse that is familiar with this problem, as exposed deeper sutures can be... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Often: Silicone gel can improve raised and red scars but can also cause allergic reaction in sensitive patients (often patients who have had defective breast... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Explant blood tests: Blood tests for surgery include CBC and cmp and sometimes ANA if you have autoimmune symptoms. I usually also do a vit d level as this affects immuni... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Insurance coverage: Breast reduction is often covered by insurance so this is recommended for most patients. Surgery abroad would not be covered by us health insurance a... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Acid reflux: Many patients improve on Nystatin oral solution (anti yeast that affects the cardiac valve between the stomach and esophagus) as well as Heartburn Fre... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Mole on finger pad.: Pigmented lesions on the palms, soles, toes and fingers should be removed because of the location.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: Gradual warming with water 104 to 107 degrees farenheit with no direct heat source exposure as part can be numb and get burned. Also recommend Motrin... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Maybe: If your hypertension and adult onset diabetes are controlled, you can get breast implants but you may have a higher risk of complications as they are ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Sometimes: Basal cell carcinoma is often due to sun exposure but also may be due to chemical exposure (ie arsenic) or may be hereditary.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: Nose rings usually will not affect the surgery but need to be taken out during the surgery.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Before: Dieting is not recommended after any surgery as you need protein and nutrients to heal. Also, your face may be more lax after weight loss.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
You cannot: Scars can be improved in some cases but not removed in most cases. Surgery is the most common way to improve a scar but other treatments such as lase... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Depends on problem: If your implant is damaged and you are ill, then i would recommend explantation and mastopexy. Implants should be changed out every 10 years or if th... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dec 18, 2014
It is rare to find a surgeon who is also very interested, open-minded and knowlegeable about alternative and holistic medicine. What a great resource Dr. Kolb is to those of us on Health Tap who need...Read More
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kolb is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kolb is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Medicine, MO , 1979
Graduated 1979MD
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