Nashville’s Premier Plastic Surgeon

Face it. We all want to look our best. Sometimes that requires the skills of a surgeon. But surgery is both a science and an art. So, of the many plastic surgeons from whom to choose, who best embodies both? Who brings to the table—literally—the knowledge of the best practices and techniques in the field, and who employs them expertly with the eye of an artist? Well, in Nashville, the name of that person is Dr. J. Roberto Ramirez Gavidia.

From the time he was a teenager, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia wanted to be a plastic surgeon. The reason? His mother, an orthodontist in their adopted Mexico City—the two hail from El Salvador—worked closely with a plastic surgeon to provide succor to people with craniofacial anomalies, a wide range of deformities of the head and facial bones. The teenage J. Roberto watched the plastic surgeon transform the lives of people for the better and determined to become one as well—so he did.

Completing his residency in general surgery at the renowned Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia relocated to Nashville to pursue three years of specialized training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Throughout his residencies, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia learned from and trained with the very best and published multiple articles and abstracts in journals. It was also a time of great personal growth. In Cleveland, for example, he was in acute care surgery.

“We were literally dealing with life-or-death situations,” Dr. Ramirez Gavidia recalls. “After that, I was very comfortable with almost anything.”

Then, as now, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia’s practice centers around state-of-the-art techniques. For example, for men who wish to enhance their abdominal muscles, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia employs Vaser High Def Liposuction. Chin reduction and hair growth are also two of his specialties. Recently, he implemented a revolutionary skin tightening technique, restoring volume and resurfacing the skin, with the latest innovation in minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedures, J-PlaztyTM Face and Body. Dr. Ramirez Gavidia also uses the HALO Laser, two lasers in one, to resurface skin and stimulate the production of more collagen, making the skin thicker and more elastic and reversing sun damage.

Now having achieved a successful and thriving practice in Nashville, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia’s goal is to give back. As fate would have it, his mother has rejoined the Children’s Hospital in San Salvador. Dr. Ramirez Gavidia looks forward to joining her soon to assist in helping those in need, just like he saw the plastic surgeon help her in Mexico City all those years ago.  

To meet Dr. Ramirez Gavidia for yourself, contact Christina Downey, practice manager of RG Plastic Surgery, at 615.988.9686.