Dr. James Shire

Facial Plastic Surgery
Chattanooga, TN
42 years experience male

Locations

Office

Chattanooga, TN

Address

6151 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN
Directions

About

Bio

Voted Best Plastic Surgeon in Chattanooga 4 years in a row. Specializing in Cosmetic Facial Plastic and Aesthetic procedures creating a truly natural appearance.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Facial Plastic Surgery

Licenses

United States: Tennessee

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

75 Answers
24 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: These products can help acne, but they are not without side-effects and complications. These treatments should for directed by a qualified doctor.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Week or so.: These are mild/ minimal exfoliative treatments. That last only a week or so. So it depends on your budget and how much benefit you see from it.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Possible options: We can not remove acne scarring but can improve the appearance. Depending on your condition we can use fillers, and/ or deep chemical peels. Note: mos... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Not really.: You may try taking around 2000 mg. Of vitamin c per day. This sometimes helps.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Melanage peels : First you must avoid the sun, and protect your skin from uva & uvb radiation. Most bleaching creams are not very effective. The best treatment for ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Herniated fat pads: These are fat pockets. They can be removed easily with surgery. This is genetic in nature, you inherited this.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Not really.: There is no topical cream that will work to prevent or remove facial capillaries. Telangiectasia can be genetic or caused from trauma or even sun-d... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
No: Otoplasty repositions the ear to set closer to the side of the head in a better position. It can also reshape the ear and correct cuping. The ear lob... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
No: Once removed nose bone and cartilage does not regrow.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: Cartilage can be altered be trauma and pressure from many sources or causes.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
No: Not if your in the sun. Chlorine is not a treatment for burns.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Nasal bleeding.: The bruising under the eyes is the extravagation of blood from the nose spreading under the skin. The drainage and vascular flow is in the that area t... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Absolutely not! : If it is a cancer ( biopsy in required to determine type , depth and spread ) the only way to accurately determine if it is all removed is by patho... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Delays wound healing: Accutane can significantly affect the natural healing cycle at the cellular level. It also inhibits the growth and function of sebacious gland cells i... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Cartilage shape: The shape of the nasal til is created be the cartilage structure of the nose. This can be surgically corrected.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Varies: Depends on what is need to be done, and what problems need to be corrected. Also depends on what part of the country you live in. Prices vary greatly... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
No: Unfortunatly, microdermabrasion will not stop, improve or prevent acne. It is only a mild form of exfoliation.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: This is called an otoplasty and is a very common and relatively easy procedure to have done. In surgery we make a small incision behind your ear, and ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: See your doctor. All irregular dark spots need to be evaluated.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Absolutly: Rhinoplasty is offen done with septoplasty and turbinate surgery.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Melanage peels: The best treatment for brown spots, sun-damage and uneven skin tone is a melanage peel.
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A member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Most likely.: It is most likely a small hematoma. This is a bruise with a pocket of accumulated blood in the muscle under the skin. It will go away.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: Rosacea is just defined as reddness from an unknown cause.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Not really.: Tretinon will not effect pigment cells. To reduce freckles one needs a bleaching agent or a light base treatment.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Do nothing: There is no home remedy to remove acne scars. In fact once you have a scar (no matter from what cause), you will have it for life. As plastic surgeons... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Depends: Fees are determined by what need to be corrected and what is done. It is also dependent on where you live and the pricing in your area. It also varie... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: Port-wine stain, is a vascular lesion that will not go away with time or aging. Treatments vary depending on the classification. Infants and children ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Get evaluated: I can see or examine "these" scars. But scars can not be removed. Scars are for life. How ever there are treatments to inprove the scars appearance an... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Exam first: You first need a complete eye exam with visual field testing. Depending on the results and a physical exam treat can be planned. Most likely a browlif... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Filler injections: The safest, easiest, and quickest procedure is using soft tissue fillers. I strongly recommend hyaluronic acid fillers (ie. Juvederm, restyline). The ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
No: There is no effect of tea tree oil on either hyper pigmentation or on keratosis
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: Herpes can and does occur in the nasal cavity. Please see our ent, plastic surgeon or derm.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Dry air: This is could drying of the nasal membrane, exposing the mucosa. There the small blood vessels of the septum dry and crack causing nose bleeds. Also r... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Depends: This depends on the type of facelift, the surgeon, and if there were any nerve injuries during the operation. Post-op numbness is very common and usua... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: This is called hyperhidrosis which is excessive perspiration. There are many treatments including deodorants, surgery and botox.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: But the important part is the sunblock! there must be a uva block in it. The best and most effective uva block is zinc. It must have zinc.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
It can be.: Maxillofaciacial refers to the structure of the face, most often the bone structure. This type of surgery can be reconstructive, cosmetic, or trauma.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Watch activities: There is no cure for your problem. Ipl treatments are one of the best forms of improvement, but not a cure. Try avoiding hot, humid environments, a... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
It's not the age.: Facelifts can and are preformed at all ages. Whether it should be done or if it is the correct treatment for ones' problems, is a individual decision... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Return to the Dr.: Go back to the doctor so he can re-evaluate you. Sometimes it take a few different treatments to find one that works best for you.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
It is normal.: The blood vessel you are referring to is normal. In your anatomy it is a little closer to the surface. When you get angry or excited , you are increas... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
See a doctor: With out a complete history and an examination it is difficult to speculate. It can be anything from benign to serious. If it does not resolve in a co... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Depends: If you truly do have a nose that is not in proportion to your face, then you should see a facial plastic surgeon. If you are having a problem with sel... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
See a doctor: It is most likely hormonal. You should see your ob-gyn or even an endcrinologist.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Stop using it!: Stop using it! if the itching continues you can use a topical steroid such as hydrocortisone.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: I'm not sure i know what you mean as an eagle beak. If you are describing a hooked nose or a large hump on the bridge. Than yeas it can be corrected.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: A sun burn is a burn! that will lead to swelling.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Not vary: In my experience Metrogel has not been effective in improving rosacea.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Head elevated: You do not need to be sitting up right, but should always be head elevated about 45 degrees. This will reduce swelling and bruising.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Don't play doctor: What is your background training ? How do you know that their is? I recommend seeing a doctor to diagnose and treat it. If need sent for pathol... Read More
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HealthTap member
Aug 17, 2014
Dr Shire was very honest with me during all treatments i received. He even told me no to fillers when he did not belive i needed them. His in office laser evened out my ruddy skin tone .Great Doc.
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shire is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shire is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Ohio School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 1981MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Chattanooga Region, TN - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Chattanooga Region, TN - Summer
2013
Top Facial Plastic Surgery, First Place, Tennessee - Summer
2013
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