Nashville Facial Plastic Surgeon
395 Wallace Road, Suite 201
Nashville, Tennessee 37211 US
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5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Best Dr I've ever known! - Nashville, TN

"I have been to several plastic surgeons in this area but after seeing Dr. Gilpin work and seeing my results post op I can say he’s different from the rest. Dr. Gilpin took the time with me that I needed to feel comfortable and he’s truly a perfectionist. I would highly recommend him for any cosmetic procedure because he’s all around the best in his field. I am truly grateful for the job he di...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

I had an amazing experience - Nashville, TN

Not only is Dr Gilpin extremely well trained and highly experienced, he and his staff are personable, friendly and discreet. He spent as much time as I needed going over the procedure beforehand and answered all of my questions. The morning after my surgery, he came to my house to check on me and to remove the bandages! Who does that? He even gave me his cell phone number in case I needed...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

The Best Doctor in the World - Nashville, TN

Highly recommend!

5 out of 5 stars Brow Lift

Didn't Recognize Myself in the Mirror - Nashville, TN

Dr. Gilpin is the ultimate professional who takes the time to explain what to expect and answer any and all questions. His technical skill is beyond reproach and his kind, compassionate demeanor calms the most nervous patient. His staff are professional and friendly and make you feel like part of the family. Would highly recommend him for any facial rejuvenation.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Love My Results - Nashville, TN

Dr. Gilpin is great! He explained everything up front and put me at ease.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

55 Year Old Needing Facelift After Stress of Divorce and Weight Loss - Nashville, TN

I first went to see Dr. Gilpin for botox injections. I was desperate to do something after years of going through a divorce which came with extreme stress and weight loss. My face had started to sag and the more I looked in the mirror the more upset I became. I asked Dr. Gilpin what he would do and he explained to me in detail what he would do and how he could help me. I was very impressed...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Feeling Much Younger After my Botox! Nashville, TN

Dr. Gilpin is patient and takes his time. He made me feel very comfortable

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Open Rhinoplasty After Traumatic Nose Injury - Nashville, TN

Dr. Gilpin listens to you and remembers all the details of your case. He is an excellent doctor and surgeon

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Turning 40 This Year, a Gift to Myself. Nashville, TN

Dr.Gilpin was very thoughtful and listened carefully to what I wanted to accomplish with my rhinoplasty. His staff, especially Ashley and Chelsea have been helpful and have done a great job of communicating with me. My consult lasted longer than I expected and I never felt like I was being rushed. I'm looking forward to finally accomplishing something I've dreamed about doing for many years.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Open Rhinoplasty - Nashville, TN

Dr Gilpin is one of the best!! So attentive and understanding of your needs. Also very talented.

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Personal Statement

I believe that each patient is unique and should received a customized surgical plan during his or her consultation. I also have a special surgical interest in cosmetic and traumatic rhinoplasty and offer a full range of office procedures to fit every patient’s needs.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Gilpin has hospital affiliations at Centennial Medical Center, Skyline Medical Center, Williamson Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Tennessee College of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Case Western Reserve
    Fellowship: Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery, Tulane University with Dr. Calvin Johnson

Treatments offered at Gilpin Facial Plastics

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Would I be a good rhinoplasty and/or Botox in the jaw candidate? (Photos)

Thank you for your question!  I would suggest that you have an in-person consultation with a board certified facial plastic or plastic surgeon who s... READ MORE

3 months later and tightness in nose is persistent. Is this normal?

Thank you for your question.  Yes, having some tightness and dryness, especially along the incision lines is normal for 3 months post-operatively. ... READ MORE

Can turbinate surgery be reversed? (Photo)

Thank you for your question.  I am so sorry that you are having so much trouble after your surgery.  To best answer your question, I would need to s... READ MORE

Can I get a rhinoplasty? I was told I have a fleshy nose with thick skin. (photos)

Thank you for your question.  The short answer to your question is, yes, you can certainly have a rhinoplasty if you have thicker or 'fleshy' skin. ... READ MORE

I got a nose job, but am afraid it won't look good. How do you think my results look? (Photos)

Thank you for your question.  As you have still have your cast on, I would assume you are within the first week after your surgery.  At this point, yo... READ MORE

Kybella, why only 6 rounds maximum? I had a "moderate to severe" double chin. (photo)

Thank you for your question.  I am sorry you are not seeing the results you would like with Kybella.  It seems as if you have had a reasonable tr... READ MORE

Rhinoplasty tip 5 days post op. Looks bumpy under tip by nostrils. Normal? I know it's normal to be swollen (photo)

Thank you for your question. At 5 days post-operatively, it certainly is normal to have small irregularities under the skin as you heal.  When your ... READ MORE

Driving home after alarplasty with local anesthetic, is it safe?

Thank you for your question.  I would direct this question to your surgeon for a definitive answer, as he/she will have a protocol to follow after y... READ MORE

Bad scar around ear, too tight skin, pixie ear, loose skin under chin, stretchmarks. Advice for improvement? (Photo)

Thank you for your question.  I am so sorry that you are having these issues after your surgery.  Thank you for your pictures, as well.  At this point... READ MORE

I’ve wanted a face lift for a long time but am not sure what kind or what I can reasonably expect after it? (photos)

Thank you for your question.  A facelift can be a wonderful procedure, and can restore a youthful and refreshed appearance to your face and neck. ... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Gilpin

David Gilpin, MD has shared 26 before and after pictures with 33 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Differences Between Neuromodulators and Injectable Fillers

Dr. David Gilpin discusses how neuromodulators work in comparison to injectable fillers while addressing aging facial concerns. WATCH VIDEO

Otoplasty: What Is This Procedure and Am I a Good Candidate?

Dr. David Gilpin describes the ear reshaping procedure called otoplasty. Dr. Gilpin discusses who is a good candidate for the surgery, how the surgery is performed, and what to expect afterwards. WATCH VIDEO

What to Expect After Your Rhinoplasty Surgery

Dr. David Gilpin discusses the changes you will see after your rhinoplasty procedure, as well as any concerns someone considering the procedure might have. WATCH VIDEO

The Best Candidate for Rhinoplasty and Post-Op Recovery Process Explained

Dr. David Gilpin discusses who the best candidate for rhinoplasty is and what to expect after the procedure, live in Nashville at AAFPRS 2016. WATCH VIDEO

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