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Practice Philosophy

At Cotter Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to providing the highest degree of excellence in diagnostic and surgical skills as well as result-oriented skin care services in a caring, comfortable and compassionate environment.

We take pride in delivering our personalized services with unparalleled expertise.

We strive to treat each patient with kindness, respect and dignity and are committed to making our patient’s relationship with us a priority. We spend time investing in your emotional as well as your physical well-being throughout the process.

Our dedication to our patient’s care includes staying current with the latest trends and information and delivering our services with the utmost compassion.



We know that breast shape and size  is important to most women. We also understand that every woman is unique in body shape, size and even desired results. What worked for your friend or sister may not be right for you.

Dr. Cotter offers a variety of surgical procedures that will allow you the opportunity to improve or enhance your breast appearance. During your personal consultation, he will work closely with you to determine and design the best course of action to help you achieve your most ideal results.

  1. Breast Augmentation
  2. Breast Lift
  3. Breast Lift with Augmentation
  4. Breast Implant Removal
  5. Breast Implant Removal & Replacement
  6. Female Breast Reduction
  7. Male Breast Reduction
  8. Breast Reconstruction


Whether it is a complement to cosmetic surgery, or an individual approach to skin care, our facial rejuvenation treatments and thoughtfully selected skin care products can create a softer, more radiant appearance. Utilizing a combination of procedures and products, we are able to design individualized, result orientated skin regimens to help restore the health and youthfulness of your skin.


  • Botox® Cosmetic
  • Juvederm®XC
  • Expressions®
  • Juvederm Voluma™XC
  • Chemical Peels
  • Laser Vein Reduction
  • Laser Hair Reduction
  • Latisse®



  Our cosmetic consultation provides us the opportunity to learn about you and your desired results. We believe it is important to spend time getting to know you personally so that we can best meet your needs.

During your appointment, you will meet with Dr. Cotter and members of his team where you will have the opportunity to share your goals and aspirations. Dr. Cotter will then discuss appropriate personalized options for your desired results. Once there is a clear understanding of the best next step for you, we will discuss treatment fees or draft a quote based on any necessary fees for your surgical plan.  We will review the details of the quote and any supporting documentation with you and answer any additional questions you may have.  Often patients will schedule their treatment or surgery at that time; however, if you decide to wait, we will gladly follow up with you within 10-14 days.

As an established plastic surgery practice with many years of experience, we take special care with our patients who are beginning to contemplate plastic surgery as well as those who have had cosmetic procedures in the past.  We are also available to provide second opinions or further information as you move forward with your plastic surgery decision.

We encourage you to visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ web site at Here you will find resources to answer many questions or perhaps help in prompting new questions for Dr. Cotter. We want you to feel confident in your understanding of any procedure you decide on.

Dr. Cotter is available for cosmetic consultations, procedures and treatments on Wednesdays and Fridays.



We operate primarily at one of two facilities on the campus of Shelby Baptist Medical Center in the comfort of Alabaster, Alabama just south of Birmingham. Procedures that do not require overnight stays are generally performed at Shelby Ambulatory Surgery at the Physician's Center. Procedures requiring overnight stays are done at Shelby Baptist Medical Center.  Post-operative care is arranged through the hospital’s attractive and well appointed Women’s Center or the new South Tower.

The staff at both facilities provide professional, compassionate, care with your privacy as a priority. They feature state-of-the-art modern operating rooms, pre-op and recovery areas. Our anesthesia teams are made up of board certified anesthesiologists and certified, registered, fully credentialed nurse anesthetists.  We also have two operating rooms in our office that we use for smaller procedures that can be done under lcoal anesthetics.

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Location & Office Hours

Hwy 31
1216 1st Street North
Alabaster, AL 35007
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COTTER PLASTIC SURGERY - Monday through Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm; Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm

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Cotter MedSPA & Cosmetic Laser Center
1216 1st Street North
Alabaster, AL 35007
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