Alton E. Ingram, MD, a Plastic Surgeon with Ingram Cosmetic Surgery

Get to know Plastic Surgeon Dr. Alton E. Ingram, who serves patients in Tennessee. 

Dr. Ingram is a top-rated plastic surgeon in Nashville, Tennessee. He serves as the Owner & Operator of Ingram Cosmetic Surgery, specializing in breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, facelift, blepharoplasty, and mommy-makeover surgery. 

Ingram Cosmetic Surgery is a luxury, patient-centered surgical facility in Nashville and Brentwood, Tennessee. It focuses solely on cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. Dr. Ingram only performs surgical procedures which have the highest patient satisfaction and the lowest complication rates, and does not offer non-surgical options such as injectables and skin treatments.

Providing free reconstructive surgery to those who need it most, he is the only plastic surgeon on staff at Nashville General Hospital.

A graduate of Yale University, it is there that Dr. Ingram received a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy, summa cum laude. While at Yale, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a National Merit Scholar, and a William Randolph Hearst Foundation Scholar.

He began his medical career at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he was a Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholar throughout medical school. He was one of three students in the country who “matched” straight into plastic surgery directly out of medical school and completed his residency in plastic surgery at UT Southwestern, currently the number one ranked program in the United States. 

Thereafter, Dr. Ingram continued his studies at the Clinic of Ivo Pitanguy, the father of modern cosmetic surgery who operated on such luminaries as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Sophia Loren, Raquel Welch, and many others. After completing this fellowship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he studied craniofacial surgery at the University of Paris, France.

He first moved to Nashville to complete a fellowship in cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction under Patrick Maxwell at Baptist Hospital. Dr. Ingram then completed a fellowship in facial plastic surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center, and attained board certification in plastic surgery in 1999.

His love for cosmetic surgery was shaped by his broad experience early in his career. He developed an appreciation for the importance not only of restoring normal form and function through reconstructive procedures, but also of enhancing every person’s innate beauty through cosmetic surgery.

Professionally, Dr. Ingram is a trustee of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Section Editor of The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, a member of the Editorial Boards of Modern Research in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The International Journal of Clinical and Medical Case Reports, as well as an examiner for the written and oral boards in cosmetic surgery and facial cosmetic surgery. 

His areas of research include patient safety, medical device development, breast surgery, Brazilian butt lift, medical lasers, and surgical anatomy. 

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. It can be divided into two main categories – reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery. A plastic surgeon’s primary responsibility is performing surgical and non-surgical procedures, and they use a variety of reparative and reconstructive techniques to get the job done.

Interested in animal rehabilitation, Dr. Ingram serves as the Co-Manager of Vraney-Ingram Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

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