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David Gilpin MD

Plastic Surgeon
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  •  MD, University of Tennessee College of Medicine
    MD, University of Tennessee College of Medicine
  • 12yrs of Experience
    12yrs of Experience
  • Average appointment wait:
    Average appointment wait: Couple of days
  • Nashville
  • English

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Being a native of Nashville and a Vanderbilt alum, Dr. David Gilpin is devoted to supplying the most modern cosmetic plastic surgery to his community. He is widely known for his considerate manner and experience in facial plastics. His patients give positive feedback about their stunning outcomes and the excellent care given by Dr. Gilpin and his team. His practice is continuously evolving with the latest technology, education, and customized procedures that astonish the patients. To offer the highest quality in-office experience, the practice of Dr. Gilpin has lately been renovated with a modern private surgery suite and a full med spa. Gilpin Facial Plastics centers on surgical treatments for the face, nose, neck, brow, eyes, fat transfer, and jawline definition.

Their practice delivers many non-operative therapies, like injectables, lasers, micro-needling, micro-toxins, RF micro-needling, and top-quality medical-grade skincare products. Their staff is second to none, each with over 15 years in the medical aesthetics field. Dr. Gilpin is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He attained his M.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, then proceeded with a five-year surgical residency at Case Western Reserve University, after developing a strong interest in facial revitalization. After his residency, he took on a fellowship with world-famous Facial Plastic pioneer and surgeon, Calvin Johnson, at Tulane University.


  • Medical: MD, University of Tennessee College of Medicine

  • Residency: Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Case Western Reserve

  • Fellowship: Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery, Tulane University with Dr. Calvin Johnson

Board Certifications

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

  • Board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

Featured Procedures by David Gilpin



Nose Surgery, also known as Rhinoplasty, is a common and popular surgical procedure for reshaping the nose. The goal of Nose Surgery is to improve the appearance of the nose and also to improve its function.
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A facelift is a cosmetic procedure used to restore a youthful, refreshed appearance to the face. It is typically performed under general anesthesia and involves the careful removal of excess skin and tissue.
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Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal fat removal is a procedure that involves removing excess fat from the cheeks. It is a minimally invasive procedure that can help to create a slimmer and more contoured facial appearance.
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David Gilpin’s Journey

Dr. David Gilpin was born in Nashville, TN. After gaining his Biomedical Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University, he studied medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He eventually found his calling in the head and neck field and went on to complete a five-year residency program in surgery at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He was chosen for a fellowship program at Tulane University with Dr. Calvin Johnson, a renowned rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgery master. This experience further developed Dr. Gilpin's skill in cosmetic surgery for the nose, eyelids, face, ears, neck, and other associated areas.

Gilpin Facial Plastic offers specialized operations for the nose, aging face, and neck, such as forehead lifts, upper and lower eyelid operations, neck lifts, and facelifts. Patients find the doctor's amiable behavior and impressive results make Gilpin Facial Plastics the go-to choice for surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Dr. Gilpin recognizes the individuality of each patient and believes in creating a tailored surgical plan during the consultation. His familiarity with skin cancer removal and injury reconstruction makes him capable of aiding patients in overcoming significant life changes. Dr. Gilpin is credentialed by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology and is also qualified to perform aesthetic treatments due to his fellowship training.

Frequently asked questions

Gilpin Facial Plastics 2301 21st Ave S Suite 300 Nashville, TN 37212
Dr. Gilpin is a double-board-certified surgeon. He has also completed specialized training to conduct cosmetic treatments. And has been a plastic surgeon for over 17 years.
Yes, Dr. Gilpin is double Board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Yes, certain appointments can be made virtually. It is best to call to see if your particular concern can be addressed through a virtual consultation.
Dr. Gilpin offers a wide variety of procedures including Facelift, Nose Surgery, Buccal Fat Removal, Eyelid Surgery, Neck Lift, Lip Lift, Brow Lift, Ear Surgery, and much more.

Other procedures by David Gilpin

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Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids. It can correct drooping eyelids, remove excess skin from the eyelids, and remove bulging fat from the upper and lower eyelids.
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Neck Lift

A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the neck. It can be used to reduce or remove excess skin or fat, reduce wrinkles, and improve the contours of the neck and jawline.
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Lip Lift

A lip lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to make the lips appear fuller and more defined. It is also known as a philtrum lift, or upper lip lift, and involves surgically removing a strip of skin from the area above the upper lip.
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Brow Lift

A brow lift is a procedure used to reduce the signs of aging in the forehead area. It works by lifting the eyebrows and smoothing out wrinkles and sagging skin on the forehead and around the eyes.
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