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A Day In The Life Of Atlanta Tastemaker Dr. April Spencer

By Lauren Finney Harden | March 5, 2020 | People

ATLAModLuxDrSpencer6342Edit35JK4HIGHRESPE.jpgDr. April Spencer is known for her eye-catching style at some of Atlanta’s best charity events, and this board-certified surgeon backs up her fashion sense with heavy-duty credentials. She is a leader in breast surgery at her Global Breast Health and Wellness Center known citywide for minimally invasive procedures. “My favorite part about what I do is having the privilege of navigating families through their breast cancer journey; inspiring them to view their cancer not as an obstacle, but as an opportunity to evolve from a place of fear, vulnerability and uncertainty to a state of clarity, peace and courage,” she says.

In case she doesn’t sound busy enough, Spencer also recently created Taylor Made Cosmetics, a “safe, simple, and sexy makeup and skincare line” she named after her daughter. Inspired by her patients—some of the lipsticks are even named after them—it’s an excellent alternative to the potentially cancer-causing cosmetics out there today. She also offers aesthetics such as CoolSculpting to help patients “become the very best version of themselves during and after treatment,” and is working on a book about the ABCs of breast cancer prevention—and working on creating and producing a show about breast cancer patients thriving. (Whew!) But the real feather in Spencer’s cap is a wellness retreat in Costa Rica for patients later this year; “It’s something women deserve and is long overdue. It’s an opportunity to have a truly transformative, healing environment... setting them up for sustainable success on their journey from breast health to best health.”



“I enjoy a PureBarre workout to get some mind-body decompression. I love how it gives me the energy and focus I need to face any day, especially before I head into surgery to operate, or to one of my two breast cancer clinics to do consultations.”



“Lunch at Le Bilboquet is followed by shopping with Maria Harper, the designer and stylist who created my orange ensemble.” The Shops Buckhead Atlanta



“I pop into the spa at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta.” 75 14th St. NE



“After taking my kids to their extracurricular activities, I return to The Shops Buckhead Atlanta for some live music, adult conversation and amazing cocktails, especially at American Cut or my new favorite, Le Colonial.”



“It’s time for cocktails and conversation at W Atlanta-Downtown.” 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd.

Photography by: Patrick Heagney | | courtesy of Jamestown | | Kathryn Mccrary | Michael Kleinberg