Dr. Alton Ingram is Top Rated plastic surgeon in Nashville, Tennessee. He is board certified in Cosmetic Surgery and Facial Cosmetic Surgery and is a trustee of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and is a written and oral Board Examiner in Cosmetic Surgery and Facial Cosmetic Surgery.
He is a graduate of Yale University, where he he received a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy, summa cum laude. While at Yale, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, was a National Merit Scholar, and a William Randolph Hearst Foundation Scholar.
Dr. Alton Ingram 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 Plastic Surgery residency at UT Southwestern, currently the number one ranked program in the United States.
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 comleting this fellowship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dr. Ingram 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, completed a fellowship in facial plastic surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center, and first attained board certification in plastic surgery in 1999.
Dr. Alton 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, and a member of the Editorial Boards of Modern Research in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The International Journal of Clinical and Medical Case Reports.
He is an examiner for the written and oral boards in cosmetic surgery and facial cosmetic surgery. He is the only plastic surgeon on staff at Nashville General Hospital, where he provides free reconstructive surgery to those who need it most.
Ingram Cosmetic Surgery is a luxury, patient-centered surgical facility in Nashville and Brentwood, Tennessee. We focus solely on cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. We only perform surgical procedures and do not offer non-surgical options such as injectables and skin treatments so we can give our patients the most dramatic and long-lasting results possible.
With your safety as our number-one priority, Dr. Ingram will work with you individually to provide a customized treatment plan and will see you at each follow up visit to ensure you received the best care and results possible. At Ingram Cosmetic Surgery we specialize in Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Tummy Tuck, Facelift, Blepharoplasty, and Mommy-Makeover Surgery. We only perform surgery - no fillers, facials, botox, or other ancillary services- and limit our surgical reportoire in order to focus on what we do best!
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Alton E. Ingram, MD's Expert Contributions
ABDOMINOPLASTYIf you’re always sucking in your stomach or feel uncomfortable in a bathing suit, abdominoplasty may be the answer to your prayers. Pregnancy, weight loss, age, and genetics are just a few of the reasons why people’s bodies retain excess abdominal fat or develop loose skin there....
A good consultation with a plastic or cosmetic surgeon will help you learn about your surgical options and should put your mind at ease before you decide to have surgery. Getting the most out of your consultation can be as simple as being prepared and knowing the right questions to ask.This...
BREAST AUGMENTATIONBreast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States.This is because breast augmentation has the highest patient satisfaction and the lowest complication rate of all common cosmetic procedures. Breast augmentation is not just about having larger...
MOMMY MAKEOVERYour body will experience many different changes throughout your life. One of your body’s most significant changes occurs during pregnancy and after childbirth and nursing. These changes can dramatically alter not only your figure but also your self-confidence. Areas like your...
There is really no "safest" breast implant ... otherwise everyone would use the same one. Mentor and Allergan implants make up the vast majority of breast implants used in the United States these days, though. When deciding what implant is best for you, the first decision you need to make is saline versus silicone. Everyone is familiar with the controversy years ago when the silicone implants "bled" liquid silicone into the implant capsule and caused higher rates of contracture. The implants currently in use have much lower rupture rates, less "bleeding" of silicone through the shell, and last longer than the implants used way back then. I use Allergan or Mentor silicone gel filled implants for at least 90 percent of my augmentations. But for some patients saline is absolutely the way to go - maybe they have had silicone implants and want to change to saline, or maybe they're just concerned about the safety issues that are reported in the popular press. Read up on the different implants and talk to your doctor during your consultation to see which implant is best for you. And if your doctor doesn't spend enough time with you to go over all of your questions, get out of there and find someone who has the time for to go over everything you need to discuss, in order to make an informed choice. Good luck - I hope you have a great experience and result! READ MORE
It really depends on the person, the size of the implant, and the placement of the implant (above or beneath the pectoralis muscle). But at one week you absolutely should expect some discomfort. At this stage you're still swollen, and your skin (and possibly your pec muscle) is still stretching. As long as you consider yourself to be feeling pain, take it as easy as you reasonably can. I don't know when you're seeing your doctor next, but if you are in real pain (and not just discomfort) at ten days, you ought to see him or her within the next few days. Good luck! I hope you feel better soon!! READ MORE
Local anesthesia is part of almost every facelift, even when the patient has general anesthesia, because the local anesthetic will contain adrenaline, which cuts down the small amount of bleeding seen in facelifts, and because the local anesthetic will make you feel better for the first few hours after surgery. When I do facelifts, my patients receive versed and fentanyl at the start of the surgery, undergo the injections, and once they are completely numb we start the surgery. You will be in a "twilight" state during the surgery, and whenever you feel like a little more sedation just ask my CRNA to give it to you. Sometimes I will ask my patients to turn their heads to the left or the right in order to make it easier to see under the skin flap, and sometimes we even have short conversations, but you won't remember any of this because of the Versed. READ MORE
- Trustee, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
- Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- Vraney-Ingram Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Co-Manager
- Abdominoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Implant Exchange, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, Facelift, Blepharoplasty, Liposuction, Brazilian Butt Lift,
Hobbies / Sports
- Animal Rehabilitation
Areas of research
Medical Device Development
Brazilian Butt Lift
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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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- Is a Tummy Tuck a Good Idea?
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