Caroline Chester MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

2201 Murphy Avenue, Suite 403 | Nashville, TN 37203 | P: (615) 320-3773 | F: (615) 320-3773


Dr. Chester has extensive experience in treating children with plastic surgery needs. In addition to her training, Dr. Chester served on the faculty at the Children's Hospital in Washington DC for 10 years. Dr. Chester has the care and compassion to help your child lead a healthy and normal life.

Common problems that children might have which require plastic surgery include:

  • Cleft Lip and Palate - Learn more at the Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation
  • Vascular anomalies including both hemangiomas and vascular malformations.
    • Treatment of these varies according to each patient’s diagnosis and need and can include medical treatment, laser treatment, surgical excision, radiologic treatment or any combination of the above.
  • Hand anomalies such as extra digits, webbed digits, or reduction anomalies.
  • Pigmented birthmarks which can lead to an increased incidence of melanoma.
    • These types of birthmarks should be evaluated by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Most instances of pigmented birthmarks will require excision at some point. Tissue expansion is a technique often used in the surgical excision of these birthmarks.
  • Ear anomalies ranging from prominent ears to absent ears requiring new construction from rib cartilage.

Current News

15.1 Million Cosmetic Procedures Performed in 2013

"The demand for plastic surgery remains strong, with our statistics showing increases in both cosmetic surgical and minimally-invasive procedures," said ASPS President Robert X. Murphy, MD.
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Recordings available from Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2013 on PSEN

Watch dozens of hours of recorded lectures, panels and instructional courses from Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2013. Instructional Courses are divided into Aesthetic, Reconstructive and Practice Management Tracks. General Session A/B/C panels are divided into Breast, Cosmetic and Reconstructive tracks.
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Advertisers Guidelines for Compliance with ASPS Code of Ethics

This ASPS-drafted document is meant to help members better direct their vendors in preparping appropriate marketing material. Download the PDF.
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14.6 Million Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures Performed in 2012

As economic indicators such as auto, retail, and home sales saw gains in 2012 - so too did plastic surgery. According to statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 14.6 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2012.
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