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Dr. Asaf Yalif

Meet Dr. Asaf Yalif

Asaf Yalif, M.D., is an internationally recognized, double board-certified plastic surgeon and the founding doctor of Y Plastic Surgery. He offers consultations, follow-ups, and a variety of non-invasive procedures from the practice’s three offices in the greater Atlanta area—Alpharetta, Roswell, and Woodstock. He also performs a range of surgeries at local hospitals where he has medical privileges.

Dr. Yalif is highly experienced in breast surgeries (enhancement, reduction, revision, and reconstruction), face and body contouring procedures (tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, body lifts, neck lifts, and liposuction), facial cosmetic surgery, nonsurgical rejuvenation treatments, and hand and upper extremity surgeries. 

In addition to surgical procedures, Dr. Yalif performs a number of nonsurgical rejuvenation treatments, including BOTOX® injections and other dermal fillers, ThermiVa, ThermiSmooth, and more.

SPECIAL Skills & Training

After receiving his medical degrees in plastic and general surgery from Rutgers, Dr. Yalif continued his training in hand and upper extremity surgery at The State University of New York at Buffalo by performing clinical research while honing his skills. He then moved to Memphis, Tennessee to complete a plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at the University of Tennessee, where he became the chief resident. 

Dr. Yalif then relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, where he initially enjoyed practicing in a group of plastic surgeons. As he became more familiar with Atlanta and its hospitals, Dr. Yalif decided to go into solo practice, allowing him to engage in all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery with a very personalized approach. At Y Plastic Surgery, now with three office locations in Alpharetta, Woodstock, and Roswell, Dr. Yalif is excited to provide a premium level of care to his patients and looks forward to continuing to contribute to the community by helping patients look and feel their best. 


Dr. Yalif earned his undergraduate degree in biology and his medical degree at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey at the same time in one of the few prestigious programs of its kind available in the United States. After graduating with honors, Dr. Yalif moved to New York City where he completed his general surgery residency, served as chief resident, and earned several awards for academic achievement and clinical excellence at Beth Israel Medical Center. 


Dr. Yalif also led clinical research for publication in several national peer-reviewed journals. He completed his fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery and served as chief resident at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Dr. Yalif completed his fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at SUNY in Buffalo, New York, where he also served as chief resident. 


University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN

Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

2006 – 2008 


State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

2005 – 2006


Beth Israel Medical Center

Residency in General Surgery

2000 – 2005 


Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – UMDNJ

M.D., Medical Doctor

1995 – 2000


Rutgers University

B.A., Biology

1993 – 1997 


Renowned Lecturer & Author

As an accomplished and internationally recognized speaker as well as a renowned leader in the medical field, Dr. Yalif regularly gives lectures around the country about national trends in surgical and nonsurgical plastic, general, and hand survey procedures. He has authored numerous innovative articles in multiple peer-reviewed medical journals.

Additionally, Dr. Yalif has held leadership roles in the Atlanta community and at the hospitals where he has privileges. He served as the Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at WellStar North Fulton Regional Hospital and also as its Chairman. 

Medical Privileges

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