Plastic Surgeon Dr Grotting Birmingham, Alabama

Name: James C. Grotting, MD, FACS
Last name: Grotting
Gender: male
Began aesthetic medicine in: 1985
Years experience: 35
Primary Specialty: Plastic Surgeon
Business: Grotting & Cohn Plastic Surgery
Address: One Inverness Center Parkway
Address suite: Suite 100
Phone: (205) 289-6275
International phone number: +12052896275
City: Birmingham
State: Alabama
Zip Code: 35242
Country: US
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.”
Consulting Fees: 125$
Consultation note: 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
Has Sponsored Offer : No

Special Offers
Offer #1: 20% off CoolSculpting
Special Offer Treatments: CoolSculpting
End Time: all the time
Detail: Requires in person consultation.

Offer #2: Galderma Offer
Special Offer Treatments: Restylane, Sculptra Aesthetic, Dysport, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne
End Time: 12/31/2020
Detail: Sign up for Aspire Galderma Rewards prior to your appointment to receive $20 off on each treatment listed below: Dysport®, Restylane® family, Sculptra® Aesthetic.

Clinical Privileges
  • St. Vincent, UAB Highlands, and UAB

James C. Grotting, MD, FACS

Postdoc Training
  • Residencies:
  • General Surgery, University of Washington
  • Plastic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Member of
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Board Certification
James Christian Grotting (ABMSUID -03853)

Viewed: 8/7/2008

Day of birth:

Status: Alive

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery – General

Status: Certified Active Lifetime Initial Certification 11/13/1986 – Surgery of the Hand – Subspecialty
Status: Not Certified
Expired Time-Limited Initial Certification: 1/3/1989 – 12/31/1999

American Board of Surgery

Surgery – General

Status: Not Certified
Expired Time-Limited Initial Certification: 6/1/1984 – 7/1/1994

Education: 1978 MD (Doctor of Medicine)

Location: 1 Inverness Center Pkwy Ste 100Birmingham, AL 35242-4865 (United States)

GPS coordinates on map: 33.423617,-86.702838

Primary location
Location name: Birmingham
State: AL
Country: US
Map point: 33.5189,-86.81610107
  • African American Rhinoplasty
  • AlloDerm
  • Arm Lift
  • Belly Button Surgery
  • Belotero
  • Birthmark Removal
  • Body Lift
  • BodyTite
  • Botox
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Brazilian Butt Lift Revision
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Fat Transfer
  • Breast Implant Removal
  • Breast Implant Revision
  • Breast Implants
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Lift with Implants
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Buccal Fat Removal
  • Butt Augmentation
  • Butt Lift
  • Cellulite Treatment
  • Cheek Augmentation
  • Cheek Lift
  • Chemical Peel
  • Chin Implant
  • Chin Liposuction
  • Chin Surgery
  • Cleft Lip And Palate Repair
  • Collagen Injection
  • CoolSculpting
  • Dermabrasion
  • Double Eyelid Surgery
  • Dysport
  • Ear Surgery
  • Earlobe Surgery
  • Eye Bags Treatment
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Fat Transfer
  • Facial Reconstructive Surgery
  • Forehead Lift
  • Fractional Laser
  • Glycolic Peel
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Hyperhidrosis Treatment
  • IPL
  • Juvederm
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Peel
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Laser Surgery
  • Laser Treatment
  • Latisse
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lip Lift
  • Lip Reduction
  • Lip Surgery
  • Lipoma Removal
  • Liposculpture
  • Liposuction
  • Liquid Facelift
  • Lower Facelift
  • Male Tummy Tuck
  • Melasma Treatment
  • Mini Lift
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Mole Removal
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Natrelle Breast Implants
  • Neck Lift
  • Nipple Surgery
  • Nonsurgical Facelift
  • Nonsurgical Nose Job
  • Nose Surgery
  • Perlane
  • Phenol Peel
  • Photofacial
  • Prevelle
  • ProFractional Laser
  • Quick Lift
  • Radiesse
  • Restylane
  • Retin-A
  • Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Scar Removal
  • Scars Treatment
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Sculptra Aesthetic
  • Septoplasty
  • Sientra Breast Implants
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • SMAS Facelift
  • Strattice
  • Stretch Marks Treatment
  • Tattoo Removal
  • TCA Peel
  • Thigh Lift
  • Tumescent Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Tummy Tuck Revision
  • Vaginoplasty
  • Vaser Liposuction
  • VASER Shape
  • VI Peel
  • Wrinkle Treatment
  • YAG Laser

RealSelf Info

  • 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

Rating: 4.9
Profile views: 19650
Answer count: 207
Review count: 23
Anonymous votes: 67
Offer count: 2
Profile created: Jan 9, 2009
Profile modified: Dec 11, 2019
Profile photo modified: Feb 21, 2020
Profile promotion: Yes
Profile inactive: No
Premier status: Performance
Tier: Pro
RealCare Promise: No
Directory link: Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
RealSelf’s PRO: Yes
Doctor Designation Start Time: Jan 25, 2019
Doctor Designation End Time: Jan 1, 2033


  • Birmingham, AL, US. GPS coordinates: 33.5189,-86.81610107

Last ratings of treatments

  • Breast Augmentation (May 2019) – 5/5
  • Facelift (Aug 2015) – 5/5
  • Breast Implant Removal (Sep 2019) – 5/5
  • CoolMini (Jul 2019) – 5/5
  • Breast Implants (Jun 2015) – 5/5
  • Eyelid Surgery (Apr 2019) – 5/5
  • Restylane (Jun 2019) – 5/5
  • Breast Augmentation (Aug 2018) – 5/5
  • Breast Reduction (May 2013) – 5/5
  • Mommy Makeover (Jan 2012) – 5/5
  • Breast Augmentation (Apr 2016) – 0/5
  • Tummy Tuck (Jan 2018) – 5/5
  • Breast Reduction (Jun 2016) – 5/5
  • Facelift (Jun 2015) – 5/5
  • Vaser Liposuction (Aug 2016) – 4/5

Last Prices

Breast Augmentation Prices

  • $6975 – May 29, 2019
  • $7000 – Aug 17, 2018
  • $6100 – Apr 27, 2016 – Birmingham, AL

Last Prices

Facelift Prices

  • $22000 – Aug 31, 2015 – Birmingham, AL
  • $21000 – Jun 10, 2015 – Birmingham, AL

Last Prices

CoolMini Prices

  • $800 – Jul 18, 2019

Last Prices

Breast Implants Prices

  • $6500 – Jun 15, 2015 – Birmingham, AL

Last Prices

Eyelid Surgery Prices

  • $3600 – Apr 10, 2019

Last Prices

Restylane Prices

  • $600 – Jun 2019 – Birmingham, AL

Last Prices

Breast Reduction Prices

  • $8500 – May 17, 2013 – Tuscaloosa, AL
  • $150 – Dec 5, 2014 – Huntsville, AL
  • $8500 – Jun 24, 2016 – Birmingham, AL

Last Prices

Mommy Makeover Prices

  • $14000 – Jan 18, 2012 – Birmingham, AL
  • $16500 – Apr 2, 2018 – Birmingham, AL

Last Prices

Vaser Liposuction Prices

  • $11500 – Aug 2016 – Birmingham, AL

Practice Locations

Name & Website
Grotting Plastic Surgery,
1 Inverness Center Pkwy., Birmingham, Alabama, US, 35242 (GPS coordinates: 33.4235524,-86.7028109)
(205) 930-1600
Working Hours
Created / Modified
Sep 20, 2019 / Sep 20, 2019

Special Offers

Start Time / End Time

Galderma Offer
Dec 3, 2019 /
Dec 31, 2020
Sign up for Aspire Galderma Rewards prior to your appointment to receive $20 off on each treatment listed below: Dysport®, Restylane® family, Sculptra® Aesthetic.
Specific treatments

20% off CoolSculpting
Oct 25, 2018 /
May 17, 2033
Requires in person consultation.
Specific treatments

Doctor's answers

Answer Header & Date
Answer Snippet
Can I do CoolSculpting on my belly? I have metal implants in my knees
Metal in Knees
Oct 25, 2018
If you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting, having metal in your knees is not a contraindication. The main contraindication for having CoolSculpting in the abdomen is a hernia or recent surgery in the abdomen. 
Does anesthesia interfere with the CoolSculpting results?
Interfere with Anesthesia?
Oct 25, 2018
Not at all! It is perfectly fine for you to have CoolSculpting around a surgery if the surgical area is not near the area being treated. If you were having abdominal surgery, it would be prudent to wait 3-6 months before having CoolSculpting.
Is it normal I haven't seen any changes yet on my upper arms after CoolSculpting?
Oct 25, 2018
The company states that results can happen in as early as three weeks! That being said, when we got our machine and followed up with phone calls at 3-4 weeks, we were disappointed to hear that they could not tell any difference.  Not to worry, at 6-8 week and even as far out as 12 up to 16 weeks we were seeing great results. Through the studies, on a cellular level, we know that the process has begun by three weeks but actually seeing results happens between 6-8 weeks.
I am 3/4 weeks pregnant but had Lipo freeze on my belly 2 weeks ago, can this do damage to
Oct 25, 2018
Congratulations on your news!  Even though we do not intentionally treat pregnant women with CoolSculpting, your body has protected your child from the cold. The fat that was treated was above your stomach muscles and your muscles, organs and uterus are perfect in protecting the baby underneath. You may have a little soreness from the treatment but not to worry about the precious cargo! Best of luck!
If I get CoolSculpting on my stomach, would I be able to get a BBL in a few years? I weigh
CoolSculpting and BBL
Oct 25, 2018
I’m glad to see you’re thinking ahead! It all depends on your priorities. If the abdomen bothers you now and you think you would feel better about yourself with cool sculpting, I would go ahead and do that. It appears that you have very little fat in your abdomen, however, a better donor site for fat in you would be perhaps in the thighs or flanks. This is also the area that with reduction makes the buttocks look rounder and fuller. Once an area is cool sculpted, there is scarring and som...
With CoolSculpting, is it common to have six treatment areas on the abdomen? How might this
Multiple treatments
Oct 25, 2018
Actually, it is very common to require six or even more treatments of the upper and lower abdomen extending into the hip rolls to make the shape as good as it can be. Obviously, factors like cost and time will influence your decision. Your provider should give you several different options and give you an indication of how the outcome will be different depending on how many treatments you have. Make sure that none of the treatments are aimed at trying to tighten loose skin with little fat. T...
Does CoolSculpting always remove 20-25% of fat regardless of how much fat there is to begin
Fat removal
Oct 25, 2018
Your question is a good one! You must be a scientist or engineer! The important way to look at any fat reduction technique is sculpting areas that exist in excess. Therefore, you never want to remove all the fat so the actual percentages aren't as important as how it feathers into the surrounding regions. Whether it’s cool sculpting or liposuction it has to be done artistically. Make sure you see a professional who offers all techniques.
What are the clinical outcomes of using CoolSmooth on male pubis mound fat?
Mons Area
Oct 19, 2018
We have seen good results in this area. We have not had any reports of worsening cases of the regular post procedure symptoms. There is usually mild swelling, some numbness and tingling that can last up to 2 weeks. This area is a place that is not usually talked about but I see no reason for you to have it treated if it meets the criteria from a professional trained in the procedure. Thank you for your question.
Is it normal that months after a Coolsculpting 3rd degree burn, the 8 areas treated that da
Thermal Events
Oct 19, 2018
I am sorry that you are going through this and no, it is not normal. What is normal is a little redness, mild swelling and some hypersensitivity. This should last no more than 2 weeks and it would be unusual if any of these symptoms lasted longer than 6 weeks. The provider should report this as an adverse event if you are experiencing these symptoms and they are a direct result of the treatment. I hope you heal well from your burns. 
Repeated thermal events on right inner thigh? Should I be worried?
Thermal Events
Oct 18, 2018
It could be possible that a different head is needed to get a good suction attachment to the area. If the seal to the machine is not tight, it can allow outside air in and can produce a thermal event. Before our practice got the CoolPetite attachment, we were having some trouble attaching the CoolAdvantage head in the inner thigh and flank area of smaller individuals. In these patients, the CoolPetite head worked much better. That being said, if your inner thigh did not get too cold and fr...
How soon after nasolabial excision can I get a facelift?
Nasolabial Fold Excision
Aug 14, 2017
You didn't mention your age, but nasolabial fold excision is usually only done in patients with very heavy folds usually after the age of 65.  It will leave a permanent scar and if it is a visible one, you might regret having the procedure done.  Therefore, if you think you are a candidate for a facelift, consider having that first and only in the case where the nasolabial folds remain unsightly and prominent, then you might have them excised.  Honestly, I have very rarely in 32 years of d...
Am I a good candidate for a facelift?
Need for Facelift?
Aug 14, 2017
You are a very attractive lady and you do not need a facelift as many other plastic surgeons have already written to you.  Continue good skin care, sun protection, and consider a little filler in your "tear trough" area below your lower eyelids.  You mentioned your "weak jaw" and I do agree that you might enjoy a little more chin projection.  This is easily done with a chin implant but visit a board certified plastic surgeon who offers imaging capability to see if you would like it.  It won'...
Is their anything else besides fillers to fill my cheeks up? Will a mini facelift work?
What can be used to restore cheek volume?
Aug 14, 2017
Although I don't have a photo of you to help tailor my answer to your question, I prefer to use your own fat to fill out anything other than minor hollowing in the cheeks.  That being said, if you have looseness or sagging in the cheeks, then you should strongly consider the combination of fat grafting and lifting of the soft tissue via a mini lift or conventional facelift.  Fat has the advantage of being more permanent, replaces the type of tissue that has disappeared with aging, and can ...
Quicklift 16 months ago. This is my neck now and incisions around my ears. This was a facel
Quicklift Correction
Aug 14, 2017
Minimal lift procedures with short incisions such as "Quicklift" and marketed as rapid recovery, etc usually are designed to primarily tighten the cheek skin in front of the ear.  If you started out with significant sagging in the neck, it is not surprising that you have a disappointing result.  Perhaps your doctor did not offer you the most appropriate procedure for the aging issues that were bothering you.  However, I don' have photos of you before your surgery to make that judgment.  I ...
Why is liposculpture done sometimes during a facelift?
Droopy skin in the Face
Aug 14, 2017
You have pointed out an important problem with fat removal in many areas of the body but particularly in the face over the age of 50.  Every face is a little different in terms of shape and distribution of fat.  For patients earlier in life when the skin is still very elastic, judicious removal of fat from the neck or along the jawline can improve one's appearance.  We almost never remove fat from the mid face.  As we age we lose facial fat and therefore we need to replace it were it has bee...

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