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Inessa Fishman

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Inessa Fishman is a facial plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, neck, nose, and ears. She combines surgical and medical interventions to give her patients a natural and refreshed appearance, blending seamlessly her artistic nature with extensive medical training.

Dr. Fishman was born in Kiev, Ukraine and moved to the United States with her family in 1992. She attended the prestigious Emory College in Atlanta, GA, completing her undergraduate studies in 3 years. Dr. Fishman obtained her medical degree at the Emory University School of Medicine, and then completed a rigorous Ear, Nose, and Throat residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, gaining first-class expertise in head and neck diseases and surgery for cancer, trauma, and reconstruction. She then accepted a highly competitive fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, completing her training at the McCollough Institute in Gulf Shores, Alabama; there, she honed her skills in cosmetic facial, ear, and nose surgery and developed a wide spectrum of non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques.

Dr. Fishman has a research background in 3-dimensional medical imaging, facial trauma repair, and non-surgical, radiofrequency facial skin tightening and rejuvenation. She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

In her free time, Dr. Fishman enjoys exploring the sights and sounds of Atlanta, and spending time with her family. She is married to Stephen T. Best, who is a human resources executive at JE Dunn. Dr. Fishman is thrilled to join Artisan Plastic Surgery, and looks forward to building her practice in Atlanta.

Clinical Interests
Cosmetic surgery of the face, neck, nose, and ears, including rhytidectomy (facelifting); rhinoplasty (nose surgery); blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery); forehead and brow lifting; lip augmentation (surgical and non-surgical); otoplasty (ear shaping and pinning); skin rejuvenation and resurfacing with dermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser therapy

Reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, including trauma management; skin cancer reconstruction; scar revision and camouflage; cosmetic Botox and Dysport injections; facial filler injections, including Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, Sculptra, and Radiesse; professional skin care

Research Interests
3-dimensional medical imaging; Facial trauma repair; Non-surgical, radiofrequency facial skin tightening and rejuvenation
Inessa Fishman
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Accepting new patients

What can I do to reduce dark circles?

Your question is likely better answered after a careful in-person exam and discussion of your medical history. A number of causes may contribute to dark circles, including allergies, READ MORE
Your question is likely better answered after a careful in-person exam and discussion of your medical history. A number of causes may contribute to dark circles, including allergies, excessive salt, a number of medical problems, and genetics. There are also a number of treatments that can help with dark circles, including lasers or peels to lighten the eyelid and surrounding skin, fillers to add volume to tear troughs and camouflage depressions and volume loss, and eyelid surgery to trim excess skin and protruding fat pads around the eye. Consult with a plastic surgeon, facial plastic surgeon, oculoplastic surgeon, or dermatologist about your concerns and for a more tailored answer. Good luck!

What do I need to do in the week leading up to surgery to prepare?

Great question! I ask my patients to review my pre- and post-surgery instructions carefully and with their families (or someone who will be caring for the patient the first day-two READ MORE
Great question! I ask my patients to review my pre- and post-surgery instructions carefully and with their families (or someone who will be caring for the patient the first day-two days after surgery); prepare any supplies they may need after surgery (such as cold compresses, stool softeners, etc); eliminate elective blood-thinning medications (such as Advil, Aspirin, etc); take a daily multivitamin; and eat a healthy diet with lots of hydration. Your surgeon likely has his or her own specific instructions; please inquire about these, and best of luck with your procedure!