Dr. James Shire, MD
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Dr. James Shire, MD


Plastic Surgery | Male


Dr. James Shire, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in Chattanooga, TN. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Shire is affiliated with Memorial Hospital.

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Chattanooga, TN |
After consulting with other local plastic surgeons, the choice to go with Dr. Shire was very easy. He specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and has perfected his craft. Why would you go to someone who only does facial work a few times a year when you could go to Dr. Shire who is the expert specialist in this field? He is very thorough about his treatment plan and what you can and cannot do during your healing time. I am very pleased with my outcome. I didn't need more than a Tylenol!
in Chattanooga, TN |
Dr. Shire has a "one size fits all" approach to face lift procedures. 33 or 63 his surgery techniques are the same and based on skin and muscles retracting and maintaining that retraction. His forehead lift consists of loosening the skin from the underlying muscle; muscle will retract, skin will reattach and voila, a forehead lift. NOT. Without quarterly Botox injections my forehead, eyebrows and lids droop. Neck slackness has returned worse than 16 mos ago/presurgery. Need a surgeon to fix
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Dr. Shire's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Otolaryngology

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  • Medical School
    University Of Toledo College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    University Cincinnati

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    University Cincinnati

    Completed in 1986

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Tulane University of Louisiana

    Completed in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Plastic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brow Lift
  • Chemical Peel
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Dermal Filler
  • Facelift
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)