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About James C. Grotting, MD, FACS

Our mission at Grotting Plastic Surgery is to provide experienced quality care to men and women interested in plastic surgery. Our office is uniquely designed to provide comfort, privacy, and confidentiality for each patient. Our staff has years of experience with all aspects of plastic surgery and will be available to answer any questions or concerns that might arise before or after surgery.

We consider each new patient a member of our growing family. Plastic surgery represents an important event in the life and health of each patient. We want you to stay fit, healthy, and get as much satisfaction and enjoyment out of life as possible. We consider good plastic surgery to be an important aspect of helping people look as good as they feel.

Plastic Surgery is constantly evolving. We want to be your resource for plastic surgery throughout your life. As new developments and technology arrive, we want to provide the best information and services for you. We will seek to earn your confidence and trust.

Professional Background

Dr. James C. Grotting is a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and The University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the founder of his private practice in Birmingham, Alabama. He has been listed for 21 consecutive years in “The Best Doctors in America.” He is a senior examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Grotting is a member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. He serves on the Board of Directors and Vice President for The Aesthetic Society, for which he is also the Education Commissioner. He is past president of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Dr. Grotting has been a traveling Professor for both the Plastic Surgery Foundation and The Aesthetic Society. He is the founder of CosmetAssure, an insurance program that covers unexpected financial exposure for patients from complications in cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Grotting serves on numerous editorial boards and is the author of six major textbooks in plastic surgery. He has lectured around the world and published numerous chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles in the fields of cosmetic surgery, aesthetic breast surgery, patient safety, and breast reconstruction. He has provided free plastic surgery for children with facial deformities in developing countries, through Operation Smile, since 1987.

Education & Training

St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree, 1973
University of Minnesota, Doctor of Medicine (MD), 1978
Residency in General Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1978-1983
Residency in Plastic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California, 1983-1985

1/85-4/85 *Craniofacial Surgery Jorge M. Psillakis Foundation
Sao Paulo, Brazil

7/84-1/85 *Hand and Microsurgery Ralph K. Davies Medical Center
Harry J. Buncke, M.D.
San Francisco, California


Practice, James C. Grotting MD, FACS

1 Inverness Center Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35242
United States

Additional Information

Office Hours
Monday 8AM–5PM
Tuesday 8AM–5PM
Wednesday 8AM–5PM
Thursday 8AM–5PM
Friday 8AM–12PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Consultation Price
We are available daily and would love to hear from you. If you have any questions about our services or would like to make an appointment, do not hesitate to call our friendly, knowledgeable staff. We look forward to seeing you soon! Call for an appointment 205-930-1600.
Financing Available
Fees may be paid by cash, check, or credit card. We also offer Care Credit as a financing option for patients.
Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand
Society Memberships
The Aesthetic Society
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
The Henry N. Harkins Surgical Society
Alabama Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
The Harry J. Buncke Society
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Plastic Surgery Research Council (PSRC)
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (SSPRS)
Jefferson County Medical Society
American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS)
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Birmingham Chapter
Alabama Chapter, American College of Surgeons
Medical Association of the State of Alabama
Hospital Affiliation(s)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
UAB Highlands
St. Vincent’s Hospital
Brookwood Medical Center
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Surgical Facilities
Grotting Plastic Surgery has a state-of-the-art fully AAAASF accredited surgical facility where virtually all cosmetic procedures can be performed. When an overnight stay is recommended, the Hyatt Place Hotel is conveniently located adjacent to our facility. Anesthesia and sedation is provided by experienced certified registered nurse anesthetists.

Hospital procedures are performed at the University of Alabama Highlands Hospital, St. Vincent's Hospital, or Brookwood Medical Center.

James C. Grotting, MD, FACS

Practice, James C. Grotting MD, FACS

1 Inverness Center Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35242
United States