Dr. Brian Arslanian

Plastic Surgery
Atlanta, GA
16 years experience male

Locations

Office

Atlanta, GA

Address

1 Glenlake Parkway, Suite 950, Atlanta, GA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(844) 894-9205

Insurances accepted

Medicare

Humana Insurance Company

Cigna

Aetna

About

Bio

Dr. Brian Arslanian is a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon in the Atlanta, GA area. He completed a rigorous General Surgery program at Harvard's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, followed by a Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. His clinical interests include Breast Reconstruction, Gluteal Augmentation, Breast Augmentation, Body Contouring, and Facial Rejuvenation using Surgical and Non-Surgical Techniques such as Botox and Fillers. He is also proficient in General Reconstructive techniques of Hand and Facial Trauma, as well as soft tissue coverage after tumor resection or trauma. He treats adults and children in his practice. His other passion is giving back to the community through his mission trips to underserved parts of the world.

Specialties
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Plastic Surgery

Licenses

United States: Georgia

Doctor Q&A

74 Answers
59 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Yes it can: This usually consists of a tummy tuck and breast augmentation, but there are man variations. During a tummy tuck, typically all the stretch marks bel... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
2 weeks: usually you can be back to work in two weeks. depends what you do. If you can work from home on a computer while laying in bed, then you might be ok... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Yes it can: Botox can be used for chin dimples, or a wrinkled chin that results from an overactive mentalis muscle. It is an off label use of Botox, which means ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Depends: Where would you have surgery? I would recommend having your procedure done at the hospital, or a surgical center with anesthesiology available. They... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Yes: Yes, i usually have patients apply the retin-A first. Give it 15-20 minutes to absorb and then apply the Hydroquinone. I usually recommend hydroquin... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Muscle tightening: A panniculectomy involves removing the skin and fat below the belly button. This can sometimes be seen in the very obese, and often in those who have... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
One with experience: This is a great question. There are several different types of surgeons that deal with facial fractures. Plastic Surgeon, ENT surgeons, and Oral s... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Depends: This really depends on your surgery and your surgeon. Everyone has a different protocol they want their patients to follow. Some may not want you to... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Pretty simple: Pretty simple if you are talking about a straightforward defect where the earring just pulled through. If you had a gauge or your earlobes are really... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Yes: Yes they will pay for a breast reduction. There are many hoops to jump through, however. They will usually require documentation of chronic pain tha... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
How much weight?: If you have lost a significant amount of weight in terms of percentage of total body weight, like more than 20%, then you may develop loose skin. Aft... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Depends: Depends on the extent of the injury. Even though there was only a hairline fracture of the nose, its still a broken bone. And there might have been ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Bad things: I hope this is a joke and you do not have a level 5 laceration. Liver lacerations are Graded 1-6. A level 5 liver laceration is a injury with a very... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Not that i know of: As far I know, the answer to all those question is no. Wearing makeup can definitely cause irritation, cogged pores etc. but if you are not having a... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Depends: Retin A (tretinoin) is an amazing med, and one of the only proven medications to treat a multitude of things in the skin. Its main function is cell t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Great question: The incidence of an allergic reaction to fillers is very low. Many people might get a reaction in terms of: swelling, mild redness or discomfort. Th... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Maybe a little: Many surgeons disagree on this. If your butt got a lot bigger with the weight gain then it will probably go back to the size it was at when you weighe... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Few more weeks: A facelift....even a mini is still a big surgery for your face. The inflammatory process kicks in because it looks at the surgery as an injury. Same... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
No: Scaphoid fractures can be quite serious. Depending on the type of fracture, there is a chance that the blood supply to the scaphoid becomes damaged a... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Botox for fissures: Botox can be injected into the sphincter muscles around the anus to relax the overpowering muscle and allow the fissure to heal. This can be done und... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
How long ago?: How long ago was your surgery? If its been 6 weeks then probably not, if its been 6 days then yes. Sutures are meant to hold tissue in place while t... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Of course: This procedure is gaining widespread popularity. It is more than sucking out fat and injecting it back in. We really use an artistic approach to scu... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Why in the fingers?: Why are you getting Botox in the fingers? Are you taking about hand injections for excessive sweaty palms?If thats the case, then yes there is some d... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Possible: There are many risks with every surgery. Most of the life threatening risks in plastic surgery come from the risk of general anesthesia (which is sup... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Sorry: Sorry you aren't feeling well. People with irregular bowel movements should definitely see a PCP to make sure this is nothing serious. For those with... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Dermal Fillers: With the current technology today, Dermal Fillers are the mainstay for lip augmentation. There are many different companies and different products, s... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
What do you want?: Depends on what you want. Some women want new implants placed, some want them out for good. If you want new ones replaced then you can expect pretty... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Hard to say: What you are describing sounds like it could be an infected cyst, but would need to be evaluated in the office. If it were a cyst, the best course of... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Pain: There are several signs. The most obvious one is a deformity. Without a deformity, then in the setting of recent trauma you would be looking for mod... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Yes: This depends on the type of fracture. A pure fracture of the cheek bone (zygoma) could cause permanent cosmetic changes, or even lead to permanent ne... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Maybe not: What makes you think you need a revision? Was there a complication or are you not happy with the results? Revision surgery should wait at least a ye... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Usually: With significant facial fractures to the mid face area, there is usually some trauma to the infraorbital nerve which gives feeling to the mid face/che... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Of course: If you are in good emotional and physical health. It is more than sucking out fat and injecting it back in. We really use an artistic approach to sc... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Dont know: Don't know without seeing a picture or seeing you in the office. Juvederm is definitely a great product for lip augmentation. It should be done by a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Why in the fingers?: Why are you getting Botox in the fingers? Are you taking about hand injections for excessive sweaty palms?If thats the case, then yes there is some d... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Yes: Definitely can make things worse. Effects of second hand smoke have been demonstrated. Nicotine is particularly harmful in plastic surgery where we ne... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Bruxism in the USA: Some studies say as many as 1 in 3 people suffer from Bruxism, but patients with moderate to severe pain and symptoms is probably closer to 1 in 10. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Could be: something else. With a description like that I would be concerned about hidradenitis. It is a condition where the sweat glands become infected and ca... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Depends: really depends on what your acne scars look like and what the status of your acne is currently. You should see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Depends: This is hard to answer without a full history and physical and reviewing your chart. If you had a CT scan it may not have shown a zygomatic fracture,... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Body adjusting: After gallbladder removal it is typical to have changes in bowel habits. The body no longer has an instant reservoir of bile when a fatty meal is con... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Not usually, but may: Part of this depends on how the facial fracture was treated. if surgery and plating was required, swelling may take longer to resolve. Also, you wou... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Botox length: Hi Thanks for the question. Botox typically lasts about 3-4 months in most patients depending on the area treated and amount of Units used. Botox i... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Ignore: Dermal fillers are a great way to hold off the signs of aging and delay needing cosmetic surgery.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
See your doctor: After an injury like that it would be best to see your doctor. It could hurt from the trauma and cuts themselves, or there could be foreign body in t... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Botox for Bruxism: Hi Thanks for the question. Sorry you are having so much pain and issues. Botox is an excellent option for Bruxism. You should speak with a plastic... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Rest and ice: Pain in the joint right before the finger tip and can often develop as an overuse tendinitis. This could be seen in repetitive type motions like play... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Probably not: So sorry to hear that. There is a formula that your PCP can go through with you to calculate your risk. Unless your grandmother had an early breast ca... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Same as reduction: In the case of a large breast, we typically call it a breast reduction. In a very large breast, a lift procedure will usually not accomplish our goal... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Yes: Yes it is good for keeping skin moisturizers and smooth but should not be used on open wounds. Typically recommend this after complete healing of a sk... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Nov 26, 2015
Thank you, Dr. Arslanian, for your wonderful advice and compassion. May Jehovah God bless you.
HealthTap member
Dec 18, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you! That makes me feel less anxious about it.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks. I'll try it.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Tyvm very helpful

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, NY
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Outstanding Resident Teaching Award: Harvard Medical School
Top Plastic Surgeon , First Place, Georgia - Fall
2015
Thought Leader, Second Place, Georgia - Fall
2015

Affiliations

Georgia Society Of Plastic Surgeons
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