Meet Leading Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman
Dr. Inessa Fishman is a facial plastic surgeon who specializes in facial plastic aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, including rhinoplasty (nose surgery), facelift, eyelid lift and brow lift, facial and skin resurfacing, otoplasty and non-surgical newborn ear correction, facial implants, lip and cheek augmentation, jawline contouring, injectable fillers and Botox® and Dysport®. Combining surgical and medical interventions with minimally invasive and non-invasive treatments, Dr. Fishman gives her patients natural and beautiful results. The latest in cutting-edge advances blended with classic standards, the highest levels of safety and care, patient education, and impeccable outcomes — these are the pillars of Dr. Fishman’s practice.
Dr. Fishman was born in Kiev, Ukraine, and left the former Soviet Union to move to the United States with her family. She attended Emory University in Atlanta, GA, completing her undergraduate studies in Biology in an accelerated 3 years. Dr. Fishman obtained her medical degree (MD) at the Emory University School of Medicine, and then completed a rigorous Ear, Nose, and Throat — Head and Neck Surgery residency at the University of Kansas, gaining first-class expertise in head and neck diseases and surgery for cancer, trauma, and reconstruction. She then completed a rigorous fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, where she refined her skills in cosmetic facial, ear, and nose surgery and developed a wide spectrum of non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques. After her training, Dr. Fishman practiced for several years in the Atlanta area before establishing Aviva Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics in 2018.
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, the American Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the Medical Association of Atlanta, and the Medical Association of Georgia.
In her free time, Dr. Fishman enjoys exploring the sights, sounds, and tastes of Sandy Springs and Atlanta, as well as traveling, exercising, and spending time with her family. She is married to Steve Best, an HR executive; they are parents to their young daughter, Katherine. Dr. Fishman is proud to be a full-time physician, surgeon, and mother, and is thrilled to welcome patients to the Aviva family.
Dr. Fishman's Philosophy
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” Rumi’s famous quote encapsulates my philosophy perfectly. I love the practice of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, aesthetics, and most things beauty-related. Furthermore, I take pride in my work and gain great fulfillment from helping others. Working with my hands, practicing within a demanding and artistic field, helping others achieve greater confidence and put their face forward–these encompass the beauty of what I love and do.
Appearance matters. We all care about how others perceive us, and we all work towards a certain image–whether brushing our teeth before a regular school day or tucking that last strand of hair before an uber-important job interview. I rely on my medical training, artistic vision, and aesthetic and reconstructive experience to make my patients’ appearance shine–whether after repairing a facial cancer defect or smoothing a few worry lines between the brows.
My goal, in both my cosmetic and reconstructive work, is to create an effortless and seamless aesthetic. That said, an effortless and seamless aesthetic may require work and effort–both on your part and mine. My mom likes to quote an old Russian saying, “Beauty requires sacrifice,” and this regularly rings true in my practice.
No face is identical to another; your face is unique to you and unlike any other. This amazing variety is one of the most beautiful things about facial plastic surgery, and it also dictates that no one’s treatment plans exactly mirrors someone else’s. I tailor your treatment plan to you, your needs and wants, and your individual anatomy with the many varied tools and treatments of today’s plastic surgery and aesthetics. The variety of treatment options and their combinations, and the variability in the patients I see–these are both the challenge and the reward of my work, the beauty of what I love and do.