Birmingham Plastic Surgeon
One Inverness Center Parkway, Suite 100
Birmingham, Alabama 35242 US

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5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Late 30s, 3 Children, Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift - Birmingham, AL

Dr. Grotting performed my breast augmentation 11 years ago so I knew where to go when I needed a tummy tuck and breast lift. They are the BEST and provide the best support and results. I am so happy and feel more confident in my clothing. I would recommend Dr. Grotting to anyone/everyone as he provides the best results. His nurse (Jennifer) is the most caring and supportive nurse you...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Was Tired of Looking Tired and Now I Look Fresh and Youthful - Birmingham, AL

I started thinking about the possibility of getting a facelift about 6 months prior to actually setting the surgery date. No matter how much grooming was spent, my face did not reflect how I usually feel; joyful and energized. In earlier days, my face was an oval shape and in the last few years it had become a rectangle shape. In addition, I have always had heavy eyelids that made my eyes...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Dr. Grotting is Great: Had Face Lift, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Surgery and It All Looks WONDERFUL. Birmingham, AL

I've had several procedures done here. I was extremely nervous at first---how do you know if a plastic surgeon is REALLY good or not? I can assure you 100% that Dr. Grotting is beyond outstanding. In fact, he literally wrote the book(s) on plastic surgery---the medical texts are on display in his office. I am so happy with my results that I have continued to use Grotting and Cohn for...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Much Needed Repair After Breast Lift Several Years Ago - Birmingham, AL

Dr. Grotting and his staff are the "Best' in Birmingham. First, the staff made me feel like I was the most important patient of the day. Dr. Grotting listened and heard what my concerns were and what I wanted as the outcome. I needed several procedures at once to correct a disappointing breast lift from several years ago. Dr. Grotting went beyond what I expected with my procedure to make...

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

TT and Breast Lift Without Implants 7 days Post op and New Pics Posted

After 2 beautiful children ages 6 and 2, I am left with extremely stretched abdominal muscles, and stretch marks. My abdomen sticks out regardless of workout regime and diet. I am 5'8", and currently 154 lbs. My surgery is in 8 days and I am very nervous at this point. Looking forward to some support on here afterwards. Well I am 6 days out from surgery, and last night I found...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

A Work of Art - Tuscaloosa, AL

I could not, hard as I might try, recommend or sing the praises of Dr. Grotting enough. He has an eye for what is beautiful..not "across the board" but what is most beautiful and has a natural appearance on YOU. I recently had breast reduction surgery performed by Dr Grotting and I feel lovely where I used to feel like an oddity. Also, the relief from my back, neck and shoulder pains were...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

52 Yo Scheduled Facelift, Nose Job, Brow Lift, Fat Transfer - Birmingham, AL

I'm at the very nervous stage. I think I am most concerned with the bruising after and that I may be cooped up for weeks. Whenever I have gotten fillers there has been a lot of swelling and bruising. I can't even imagine what this may be like. I can't wait for the final results , however. Any reassurance would be appreciated. Went to dr today for stitches and nose guard removal....

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction. Birmingham, AL

I have a small frame and I had always had large breasts, but had never considered surgery. My bra had made divots in my shoulders and I began having frequent back pain and exhaustion. I spoke with Dr. Grotting concerning my options and my insurance covered the entire procedure! I went from a 32F to a 32c/d. My back pain is gone and my energy level has increased dramatically. This surgery...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

49 Years Grandmother - Birmingham, AL

I had though about having breast reduction for years. I have always had large heavy Brest but as I get older I was having a lot of back, shoulder and neck pain. Dr Grotting was recommended by a friend. I did a lot of searches on line. When I went to Dr Grotting the staff was awesome. Dr made me feel very comfortable. They were very helpful with filling the insurance forms. I am So So Happy...

5 out of 5 stars Restylane

Time Will Tell--2 Days in a Still Swollen - Birmingham, AL

I have vertical lines above my lip (I'm 51) that drive me nuts so went in for Restylane. Plastic surgeon injected on dose into my upper lip and a bit into my lower lip. I was completely numb and felt nothing at all. The next day I was swollen something awful and the inside of my lips felt very sore. It is now day two and the swelling has subsided by about 50% but my upper lips still seems...

Personal Statement

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.”

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

Free. We offer full before and after simulations on all facial patients and have the VECTRA system to simulate Breast augmentation in 3D. Please Mention RealSelf

Awards & Recognition

Professional Recognition:
Board of Directors, ASAPS
Vice President, ASAPS
Past president, Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Traveling Professor, Plastic Surgery Foundation and ASAPS
Founder of CosmetAssure
Author of six textbooks in plastic surgery

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Grotting has hospital affiliations at UAB Highlands, St. Vincent's Hospital, Brookwood Medical Center.


  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, University of Washington
    Plastic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Treatments offered at Grotting & Cohn Plastic Surgery

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How Long Does It Take to See Final Liposuction Result?

Liposuction helps to improve the shape of a body area by removing fat. Multiple tunnels are made underneath the skin, preserving the supporting... READ MORE

Shorter Tummy Tuck Recovery Time Due to Fitness Level?

We always look favorably upon motivated patients who keep themselves in good physical condition. Patients who are in good cardiovascular shape and... READ MORE

How Can I Tighten Sagging Skin Without Surgery?

This is another question that would be much easier to answer had you included a photo. As we grow older, the cumulative effects of sun, gravity,... READ MORE

How Long Can Ruptured Saline Implants Stay in my Body?

The best time to replace a ruptured saline implant is immediately after the deflation is noticed. The reason for this is that the capsule, or scar... READ MORE

Laser Assisted Liposuction - Just a Fad?

SmartLipo has enjoyed wonderful success from a marketing standpoint. It is a "hot and exciting" buzzword among those seeking body... READ MORE

One Breast Fuller and Larger After Augmentation

It is difficult to accurately assess your situation without a photo. It sounds like you have some postoperative asymmetry after breast augmentation. ... READ MORE

Subfascial Implant Placement Risks?

I assume you mean by unders to overs, you are talking about your breast implants in relationship to the pectoralis major muscle. The subfascial plane... READ MORE

What Can I Do for Nerve Pain Following Liposuction?

Although it is uncommon to experience the degree of pain you are having 22 days after arm liposuction, your situation is one that plastic surgeons see... READ MORE

Will Pixel or Other Laser Tighten Up my Jowls?

While there are many indications for laser resurfacing, this does not appear to be one of them. While laser can improve skin tone, texture, and fine... READ MORE

3 years post op, do I need an uplift? (photos)

I look at your breasts in three phases…1. Size – matching your breasts to your petite body frame would best be obtained with a smaller implant., 2. Po... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Grotting

James C. Grotting, MD, FACS has shared 29 before and after pictures with 27 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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