Caroline Chester MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

2201 Murphy Avenue, Suite 403 | Nashville, TN 37203 | P: (615) 320-3773 | F: (615) 320-3773

Meet Dr. Chester

Dr. Caroline Chester, Plastic SurgeonDr. Caroline Chester is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving the greater Nashville, Tennessee area.  Versed in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Chester is dedicated to providing you the best in patient care and safety.  Dr. Chester is an internationally known plastic surgeon who has presented papers at many plastic surgery meetings and has been the author of numerous articles on plastic surgery. She has been recognized as one of America’s top surgeons and elected as one of the top plastic surgeons in the DC area during her time in practice at George Washington University.  Please see below for more on her excellent credentials:

EDUCATION

  • Undergraduate
    Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN - 1975
  • Medical Degree
    University of Tennessee Medical Unit - Memphis, TN - 1983

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

  • General Surgery Internship and Residency- Harvard's
    Beth Israel Hospital 1983-1989
  • Plastic Surgery Residency- Harvard's Brigham and
    Women's Hospital 1989 - 1991
  • Fellowship Pediatric Plastic Surgery - Hospital for
    Sick Children in Toronto, ON 1991 - 1992

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1994
  • Certificate of added Qualification for Hand Surgery
    ABPS, 1998

EXPERIENCE

  • George Washington University - Assistant Professor
    of Surgery & Pediatrics 1992 - 2002
  • National Institutes of Health - Consultant in
    Plastic Surgery 1996 - 2002
  • Vanderbilt University - Assistant Clinical Professor
    of Plastic Surgery and Pediatrics 2002 - Present
  • Private Practice - Nashville, Tennessee 2002 -
    Present

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Nashville, TN
  • St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, TN
  • Baptist Hospital, Nashville, TN

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Cleft Lip & Palate Association
  • Cumberland Pediatric Foundation
  • Nashville Academy of Medicine
  • Nashville Surgical Society

Current News

Plastic Surgery Statistics Show New Consumer Trends

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports cosmetic procedures increased three percent in 2014, according to new plastic surgery statistics.
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American Society of Plastic Surgeons Publicly Supports Magazine’s Efforts to Educate Those Considering Plastic Surgery on Choosing a Provider

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons applauds NewBeauty Magazine for explaining the wide variations in the training and education held by physicians who are offering to perform plastic surgery procedures, including cosmetic surgery.
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Good Results With Surgery for Gynecomastia in Bodybuilders

With attention to some unique patient characteristics, breast reduction surgery achieves good aesthetic outcomes in bodybuilders with gynecomastia—enlargement of the male breast, according to a report in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
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Facelift Surgery After Massive Weight Loss Poses Challenges

With attention to some unique patient characteristics, breast reduction surgery achieves good aesthetic outcomes in bodybuilders with gynecomastia—enlargement of the male breast, according to a report in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
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