Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in New Orleans: Dr. Suma Maddox

Dr. Suma Maddox is a female double board-certified plastic surgeon in New Orleans specializing in both reconstructive breast surgery and aesthetic surgery. Her patients experience a doctor-client interaction that is atypical in the industry, one which shifts power into the client’s hands. 

By focusing on themselves in a comforting environment, her clients are empowered to acknowledge what they desire to see and discover ways to elevate their details while staying true to themselves. In the male-dominated and often sterile space of plastic surgery, Dr. Suma Maddox brings warmth and empathy. 

In your relationship with Dr. Maddox, you can be yourself—and become more yourself.

Dr. Maddox began her training with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from New York University and an M.D. from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, followed by a residency in general surgery at Brown University. Originally from Houma, Louisiana, Dr. Maddox returned to her home state in 2014 to work as a general and breast surgeon at Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans. 

Her four years as a staff surgeon were pivotal in inspiring her to seek out more creativity in her career. Realizing her talent for oncoplastic breast surgery, in which cancer is removed and the breast artistically reconstructed for optimal aesthetic results, Dr. Maddox decided to pursue a new path of plastic surgery. After nine years as a general surgeon, she made the uncommon decision to resume training with a three-year fellowship at Louisiana State University in plastic and reconstructive surgery, focusing on microsurgery and breast cancer reconstruction. In addition to her work as a surgeon, Dr. Maddox regularly publishes and presents her research.

“I hope to provide the service and care that I would want for myself. I’m a nurturer. That’s how I am as a mother, a wife, a friend, and a doctor.”
Dr Suma Maddox and family

Dr. Suma Maddox and her husband, Dr. Michael Maddox, are raising their three young children, Rainer, Rivers, and Kingston, in New Orleans. Knowing the joys and challenges of motherhood herself—the battle scars, love scars, and stretch marks—she creates a judgment-free space where women are invited to slow down and openly explore the details they want to see.

Whether cosmetic or surgical, structural or surface level, Dr. Maddox helps you articulate the changes in yourself you would like to see, and then creates those changes safely and carefully. 

Patient Reviews

Dr Maddox has an eye and hand for fillers. I love how natural I look. She helped dissolve years of old leftover filler in my lips for a fresh start and they look amazing
Dr. Maddox is an amazing doctor!! She genuinely cares about her patients. She listens and goes above and beyond to give you the results you desire. For me, she has set a standard on the level of care that I should expect from my doctors. My family and I love her!!!
Dr. Maddox is meticulous and caring. Her passion for her work and patients is evident in every conversation and treatment. She celebrates each person's unique features and helps patients present their best self. I would recommend Suma to anyone looking to feel more confident in their own skin.