Dr. Melinda Haws is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Haws received her medical degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 1991, where she met her future partner, Dr. Mary Gingrass. In her training, Dr. Haws completed a six-year combined general surgery/plastic surgery residency at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois. From there she came to Nashville for a six-month breast and aesthetic fellowship with Nashville Plastic Surgery. After working as an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Dr. Haws returned to Nashville in the spring of 2002 to join her best friend, Dr. Mary Gingrass, in practice and The Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville was born.
Dr. Melinda Haws has chosen to focus her practice on breast enhancement and body contouring, with special emphasis on women trying to “get their bodies back” after pregnancy or weight loss. She can help patients with concerns regarding changes due to the aging of the face or body, in addition to taking care of those inherited figure problems. She has a growing number of male patients with complaints of gynecomastia, or “male breasts,” which can be corrected with a variety of procedures.