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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck Was the Best Thing I Have Done for Myself.

I had my TT along with a breast reduction and lift as well as lipo on my back, upper arms,and under my chin. The cost above is only for the TT.One of my surg nurses told me that my doc had been her doc and showed me her scar and I was so impressed and excited. You really had to look to see her scar it was so tiny. She told me that one year to the day it looked like that after her surgery.My...

5 out of 5 stars Sientra Breast Implants

33 Yo, 3 Kids, Decreased Breast Tissue - Nashville, TN

After breast feeding 3 kids I did not feel feminine in my clothes. My body felt out of proportion. I am an athlete and did not want to have huge breasts. I wanted an athletic appearance...not overdone but feminine. Dr. Haws was able to give me the exact look that I was trying to achieve. I would recommend her to all women who want to make an improvement in their body.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

No regrets, 6 weeks - New pics! Mommy makeover with TT, muscle repair, BA, lipo. 141lbs, 2 kids

I love this forum! I mean seriously, late night reading, almost every night - did I say getting a little obsessive? I'm a 31 yr old, happily married, momma of a 15 and 6 yr old, currently at 5'5, 140lbs. I had my first when I was really young and was able to bounce back to normal weight and size literally the same day I gave birth (i mean who does that?). Well after 2nd child, not the case!...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

25 Year Old Mother of 3 Kido's "Awaiting" Full T/T W/ Tightening of my Abdominal Muscles - Nashville, TN

I am a 25 year old mother of three and is happily married to my children father, who doesn't agree on the procedure but he wants me to be happy within myself. In the mist of three kids 8,6,& 9months i had three C-sections too. My first child really didn't effect me i just put on a few pounds,the second one is WHEN i start to see a BIG CHANGE in my body,& the 3rd one just really...

5 out of 5 stars Natrelle Breast Implants

5 weeks update New pics

Im scheduled for dec to have a breast aug. Ive been wanting to get them done for about 10 years now (im 26) and I finally got the courage to get a consult. I was worried the PS would tell me I needed a lift or that I should wait until we are done having kids to have them done. I have one child and breastfed for 15 months my breasts are deflated and I am sick of feeling self conscious about...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck W/o Muscle Repair - Tennessee, TN

Had a TT with no muscle repair on 6/25/09. I had one drain placed at the end of my incision that was removed after 11 days. I also went back to work on my 11 day post op! I have been driving since day 3 postop and also off my pain meds since day 3 postop. I feel great and am ready to get back to my normal exercise routine.. I have no regrets. I have 2 children ages 15 and 16. After 7...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Im Actually Looking Forward to Buying a Swim Suit This Season - Nashville, TN

I am having the works done tomorrow- breast lift, tt and lipo of hips and flanks. I am 37, 5'8" and weigh 210. I carry all my weight in my middle. I had lap band surgery in 2003 and lost 55lbs. The main reason why I decided to do this is because I want to run without the fat impedance. I exercise regularly on the elliptical and have no problems, when I try to run it is like my...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Even a SEAHAGG Needs Love! Tummy Tuck, Breast Pocket and Scar Revision - Nashville, TN

I'm the SEAHAGG in these parts! Sounds nasty, but...it is a self-inflicted name which was assigned years ago and it stuck. One must have a pretty good sense of humor to live with this. I have been one very fortunate lady my entire life. I traveled as a military musician for eleven years, followed by being a fitness presenter with an a well known fitness company out of CA. Again for many...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

TT W/o MR - Nashville, TN

My surgery was the 21st of February, and feel that my recovery has been not nearly as bad as I was expecting! I went back to work 11 days post op, and has been great spite the swelling. I didn't really understand how uncomfortable the swelling would be, but I will take swelling over pain any day! I can already tell a difference, and wish I would have done this 2-3 years ago! I can not say...

Ready to Be Flat Again-Scheduled for 1-12-11 - Tennessee

I am a 27 year old, 5 ft tall, weigh in the 120's(on a good day), happily married lady with a wonderful two year old son. My pregnancy was extremely painful and difficult. I had to have injections daily to stay pregnant for the first trimester and after that I got a "lovely" assortment of issues. However, I would do it all over again for my little boy. A month before I delivered...

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)

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Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

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Dr. Haws has hospital affiliations at St Thomas Midtown, Centennial Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Southern Illinois University
    Plastic Surgery, Southern Illinois University
    Fellowship: Breast and Aesthetic Surgery, Nashville Plastic Surgery

Treatments offered at The Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville

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1 week post op Breast Augmentation, I got 700cc hp & I'm only 5'1 & 125 lbs. How long do I have to wait to go to 550cc? (photo)

I am so sorry for your frustration. I would have a heart to heart with your surgeon and make a plan, that will make you feel better. While you could... READ MORE

I had my BA June 18 & they are MUCH smaller than what I wanted. Is it reasonable to expect my PS to correct @ no cost? (photo)

It is WAAAaAAAY too early to determine what size you will be. Believe it or not, swelling pushes the implant up and out and will make you look much... READ MORE

Horrible BA result. Reasonable to demand them out now? Hate diameter of implant and don't want to stretch my tissues. (Photo)

I have to echo my colleagues here, two weeks is way to early to decide anything. It looks like your implants are submuscular/perhaps dual plane in... READ MORE

Why aren't my 700 cc implants big enough? (Photo)

Having had implants myself, I know how tempting it is to stand in front of the mirror and critique your result for hours in the early post op period,... READ MORE

Are cone shaped breasts normal after a Breast Lift with Augmentation? (photos)

Absolutely, your breasts look 100% normal for only six days post op! I usually tell my patients if they look just right this early, it usually means... READ MORE

Is it possible that after a BA 450cc over muscle you only go up one cup size?

It is still early, Even over the muscle to be at your final shape.  If the implants have not dropped and "fluffed" it can lead to a smaller ... READ MORE

Is Puerto Rico a good place to get work done? (Photo)

Do you live in Puerto Rico? Will you be able to hang out there for at least 3 weeks after surgery to have any early complication addressed before you... READ MORE

Can my labia be fixed? Will it work? (Photo)

You are doing the right thing by staying in touch with your doctor and following her recommendations. Although it is so difficult to say without an in... READ MORE

How do you remove the Dow Corning silicone breast implants with Dacron patch

I agree with the other answer, the technique for removal is the same whether an implant has a Dacron patch or not. Usually we use an inframammary... READ MORE

My nipple is black after a breast lift revision. Any suggestions? (photos)

You are doing the right thing keeping In Close communication with your surgeon. I suspect you will need some topical antibiotic ointments now to allow... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Haws

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A Quick Overview of Gynecomastia

Dr. Melinda Haws explains different types of Gynecomastia, also known as male breast reduction. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Lift: With an Implant or Without?

Dr. Melinda Haws discusses whether or not you may also need or want breast implants with a breast lift. WATCH VIDEO

What to Expect After Liposuction — The Doctor Explains

Dr. Melinda Haws weighs in on what to expect after liposuction and when it is safe to vacation after surgery. WATCH VIDEO

The Doctor Explains the Importance of Board Certification

Thinking about plastic surgery and want to find out what's important to research? Dr. Melinda Haws explains the importance of selecting a board certified plastic surgeon. WATCH VIDEO

Labiaplasty: A Brief Overview

Dr. Melinda Haws provides a quick summary of what a labiaplasty entails. WATCH VIDEO

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