At Marvel Cosmetic Surgery, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality care, while delivering the best results possible. To make the experience for our patients even better, we’ve brought a new surgeon onboard who has the knowledge and expertise to deliver the high-quality results you expect from Marvel Cosmetic Surgery.
Meet Dr. Tup Ingram, a graduate, and scholar of Yale University where he initially studied Mathematics and Philosophy graduating summa cum laude. After he completed his degree, he began his medical career at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center whose plastic surgery residency is currently ranked number one in the country.
Dr. Ingram has worked with the father of modern cosmetic surgery, Ivo Pitanguy while in Rio de Janeiro and went off to the University of Paris, France to study craniofacial surgery. He first attained board certification back in 1999 and continued to complete residencies at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Baptist Hospital here in Nashville.
We are so thrilled to have him join our team and wanted to give you an opportunity to meet him first hand.
What interested you in Cosmetic Surgery?
I always had an interest in Cosmetic Surgery, but it wasn’t until I treated a patient in Brazil that I realized the full impact it can have on an individual. I was working with Ivo Pitanguy, one of the founding fathers of cosmetic surgery, when I performed a simple ear pinning on a young boy.
There were a lot of feelings mixed up with the child’s reaction to the surgery post-op that made me realize that he had endured unnecessary bullying or shame. He was thrilled with the final look and gave me the biggest hug. I could see how his whole attitude and demeanor changed. He appeared happier and more confident.
It was this experience that made me see how changing something so small could make a significant impact on a person’s confidence level.
What is the most rewarding experience you’ve had as a surgeon?
I was working at a mission hospital in Brazil when I met one of their soccer players with a cleft palate. The extent of his cleft palate was so large that when he ate some of the food came out of his nose. Needless to say, it was very uncomfortable for him. It was never treated because he didn’t know that a procedure existed that would help him. We operated on him the next day, and for the first time in his life, he could eat regularly.
What do you love to do in your spare time?
There are so many things to do and see here in Nashville! I love jumping on one of the city’s public scooters and riding around town in search of some hidden restaurants which only the locals know. It’s called Music City for a reason, and I enjoy seeing live shows at 3rd and Lindsley or somewhere off Broadway. I love that I can grab inexpensive tickets to some of my favorite bands at the Ascend Amphitheater and sit under the stars, or for a more formal evening, attend the symphony at the Schermerhorn.
Also, the great thing about Nashville in the summer is all the festivals around town. I’ve yet to go to a park where there wasn’t something unusual or fun to check out.
What are your favorite restaurants in the area?
DeSano’s has killer pizzas! If I’m in the mood for some barbecue, I’ll go to Jack Cawthon’s Bar-B-Que, or I’ll head to BB Kings for some ribs and entertainment.
Uncle Julio’s in Maryland Farms has excellent Mexican food! You must try their tableside guacamole. Bonefish has fantastic martinis and a seared Ahi tuna that will make your mouth water. If you want something diverse, The Red Pony in Franklin is a good place. Nashville has so many fantastic dining options I could go on and on.
What does your ideal day off look like?
I love waking up to an early morning swim or a walk in one of the parks. I particularly like Radnor or Percy Warner. I also enjoy volunteering my time at the Williamson County Animal Center, spending a couple of hours walking dogs. To round off the day, I would stop by my rooftop pool and get to know my new neighbors!
If you could live anywhere else in the world where would it be?
This is a challenging question! There so many places I have yet to discover, it’s difficult to say. For now, I am happy where I am!