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

Again, Dr. Grotting and his nurse (Jennifer) were so kind to me. They made the entire experience less stressful. I was really nervous but they put all my worries to rest. They treated me like I was family:)

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

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

Dr. Grotting is very attuned to detail and precision. His deep knowledge, years of experience and perfectionistic nature made me choose him as my doctor. He is very professional and genuinely listened to my concerns and desired expectations. I give him an A+.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

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

Dr. Grotting is likely the best in the country. He is currently serving as president of the American Medical Association's Division of Plastic Surgery. He literally wrote the book on plastic surgery---he has published a host of medical texts.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

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

Dr. Grotting is a very kind man, most importantly, he listened and heard what my concerns were regarding my breast. He recommended several options and help me decide what was best for the outcome I wanted. I would call him as artist or I should say a very talented Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Grotting made me feel like I was the most important patient that day. Best Plastic Doctor in the Southeast!!

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

So far, I could not be more pleased with Dr. Grotting. No detail is overlooked. I really did my research before picking him and meeting him sealed the deal. I would recommend him to anyone.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction. Birmingham, AL

Dr. Grotting is AMAZING and his staff is so kind! He and his staff are extremely professional and really make you feel cared about. They were available 24 hours, 7 days a week in the event that I had any problems (which I didn't) and when I didn't call with any problems THEY CALLED ME to check how I was healing. I recommend Dr. Grotting to anybody in the Birmingham area looking for a plastic surgeon!

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

He spent at least ten minutes studying my face and another five minutes asking me questions about my expectations before whipping out the syringe. He was conservative and clearly knows what he is doing. Very highly recommended.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

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

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Shorter Tummy Tuck Recovery Time Due to Fitness Level?

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One Breast Fuller and Larger After Augmentation

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Subfascial Implant Placement Risks?

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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

Treatment for Sunken and Hollow Eyes?

You have received lots of advice, pro and con to the idea of fillers and fat for this area. Filling can be a remarkably effective way of improving the... READ MORE

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