Here at APS we have been enhancing and beautifying Chattanooga for over 35 years.

Drs. Chris Chase and Cindy McCord and staff are committed to providing experienced, caring and quality care that will perpetuate our reputation as Chattanooga’s premier cosmetic plastic surgery practice.

We invite you to spend some time getting to know our practice and hope your visit with us leaves you both informed and excited as you learn about our exceptional qualifications and the many services we provide.

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In March 2013, we built a state-of-the-art, fully accredited and certified in-office surgical suite.

The Chattanooga,TN in-office surgical suite at Associates in Plastic Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Plastic surgeons Drs. Chase and McCord and the entire medical staff at Associates in Plastic Surgery are devoted to your safety and comfort. To achieve AAAHC certification, a surgical facility must meet high levels of standards pertaining to:

• General environment
• Operating room environment, policy and procedures
• Recovery room environment, policy and procedures
• General facility safety
• Medication and anesthesia
• Medical records and personnel
• Quality assessment and improvement

Our surgical suite is regularly inspected to ensure we continue to live to the high standards set forth by AAAHC and that our patients have come to expect. We welcome patients from the Chattanooga region, as well as across the Southeast US.

Choosing a Qualified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon 

For anyone considering the potentially life-changing event of cosmetic plastic surgery, the most important decision is the plastic surgeon they choose. Finding a truly qualified plastic surgeon is the critical step to assure a successful outcome. At Associates in Plastic Surgery, we believe in high quality, natural looking results.

Our Surgeons

Christopher W. Chase, M.D., FACS, earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, graduating with high honors. He then earned his M.D. degree at James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University. There Dr. Chase was president of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, a member of the Admissions Committee, and graduated Salutatorian of his class. He then completed training in General Surgery at Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Chase continued on to complete training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC.

Dr. Chase is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Tennessee Medical Association and the Chattanooga/Hamilton County Medical Society. He has published articles in prestigious medical journals such as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Journal of Vascular Surgery, and The American Surgeon.

Dr. Chase and his wife, Debbie, have twin daughters. When he’s not working, Dr. Chase enjoys fishing and spending time on the river.

He also serves patients at an office in Cleveland, TN.

Dr. Cindy McCord joined the practice in December 2015 and will provide the full range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery services.

Her personality, training, and skill set will mesh well with our high standards of patient care and reputation in the Southeast for exceptional cosmetic surgery results

Dr. McCord received her medical degree from St. George University School of Medicine, and completed her plastic surgery training at the Medical University of South Carolina. She was previously practicing in Gadsden, Alabama.

Our Medical Staff

Natalie Owsley, MSN, FNP-BC, Nurse Practioner
Belva Farmer, Office Manager
Karen Brannon, Skincare Specialist
Regina Chambers, Esthetician
Leesa Peterson, Medical Assistant
Misty Sloan, RN, CNOR, OR Coordinator
Susan Underwood, Surgery Scheduler
Ashley Winters, CST, Surgical Technician
Lisa St. Charles, RN, BSN, OR Nurse