Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, offers plastic surgery services for the residents of Clarksville, TN.
What is Plastic Surgery?
Plastic surgery is a highly specialized field that involves reshaping, restructuring and repairing various parts of the body, such as the face, neck, torso and abdomen. The aim of plastic surgery is to improve the patient’s physical and emotional well-being, as well as their self-image and self-esteem.
What is a Plastic Surgeon?
Plastic surgeons are physicians who undergo rigorous schooling and training to prepare for the position. We learn about transferring tissues, skin grafts, and wound management, and we must know the underlying anatomical systems of the face and body, as well as understand complex aesthetic principles. This allows us to competently and safely surgically repair or alter the body while also giving it a pleasing appearance.
Am I an Appropriate Candidate for Plastic Surgery?
The most important question to ask yourself: Are you healthy? People who have medical or psychological problems are not the best candidates for plastic surgery. Certain lifestyle choices, such as smoking, heavy drinking or drug use, make surgery risky. Health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and autoimmune disorders also pose risks for those undergoing surgery.
About Dr. Robbins
Dr. Chad Robbins, M.D, F.A.C.S., practices in Nashville and serves patients in the Clarksville, TN, area. After receiving his medical degree and completing a five-year general surgery residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Robbins spent two years training in plastic surgery at the Mayo Clinic. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.