Cosmetic Surgeon in New Orleans, LA

Dr. Marilyn Pelias

(504) 226-6333

Dr. Pelias Cosmetic Surgery and Lifestyle Center

311 Octavia St.

New Orleans, LA 70115


Marilyn Pelias, MD, FACS is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana with a passion for the field of cosmetic surgery that developed at a very early age, and has continued to shape and guide her educational path. Dr. Pelias graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tulane University in 1984, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma fraternity. She completed Tulane University School of Medicine in 1988, and began her General Surgery Residency and Research Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Pelias refined her skills as the Chief Resident of surgery at the Ohio State University. Dr. Pelias is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons. She is board certified in general surgery.

In 1994, Dr. Pelias entered into a solo private practice in Columbus, Ohio concentrating on all aspects of General Surgery including Cosmetic Surgery. Due to her excellent skills and caring manner, her practice was so successful that over the next eight years she added three partners and built a free-standing surgery center.

In 2002, Dr. Pelias returned to her home in New Orleans where she located her practice in cosmetic surgery in the French Quarter, becoming the first Medical Spa in the city. Dr. Pelias has been a faculty member of both LSU and Tulane Medical School where she taught medical students and residents surgical technique. Dr. Pelias relocated her private practice to the Uptown area of New Orleans in 2009.

Dr. Pelias is a highly trained Cosmetic Surgeon and specializes in Breast Reduction, Breast Lift and body contouring procedures such as Brazilian Butt Lifts, Cellfina to treat cellulite and Liposuction. Dr. Marilyn Pelias also offers non-invasive and minimally invasive aesthetic treatments. We provide a variety of concierge medical procedures including tattoo removal, laser skin resurfacing, varicose and spider vein removal and injectables including Botox and fillers.

Having a physician that is approachable, authentic, nurturing and meticulous is the goal for most patients. Dr. Pelias possesses those attributes and more.  Dr. Pelias and her staff members understand the importance of listening to you,your concerns, needs, and goals. This builds the foundation for a strong and lasting relationship. By communicating openly and ensuring you are well informed about all available options for treatment, we are able to deliver the highest quality of care and results.