Dr. Lou Adams is a fifth generation physician who has been practicing plastic surgery in Memphis since 1985. He specializes in aesthetic surgery of the face and body. Breast surgery, both aesthetic and reconstructive also comprise a large part of his practice.
His leadership roles include serving as chief executive officer of The Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis and as Medical Director of the East Memphis Surgery Center. He serves on a national quality assurance committee for safety in the performance of surgeries in freestanding surgery centers.
Dr. Adams provides state of the art aesthetic surgery using current techniques including the use of silicone and saline breast implants, ultrasonic assisted liposuction and short scar breast reduction/lift surgery. Many of his patients come to him for breast reconstruction following mastectomy. In creating a new breast, Dr. Adams uses either breast implants or the patient's own tissue.
Dr. Adams see patients from areas throughout the broad midsouth region. He also happily accommodates patients who wish to come to Memphis for his care from outside of this region. He is very accessible to all of his patients and works to ensure they receive attentive care from their first visit through the completion of their healing. His nursing and office staff are an important part of this complete care package.
Dr. Adams is pleased to provide for his aesthetic surgery patients the CosmetAssure insurance coverage plan which helps cover unexpected expenses due to complications in the first 45 days after cosmetic surgery. He also is happy to endorse the Mentor Corporation warranty for their breast implants which covers the complications of implant failure and/ or capsular contracture during the first 10 years after implantation.
Dr. Adams is a lifelong Memphian and has been married to Connie Dunavant Adams since 1983. He has three sons and a grandson. His family is always complimented by a Labrador or Golden Retriever, and he has been bold enough to always have at least one Jack Russell terrier in his menagerie to keep him humble and make him smile at least once a day.
Dr. Adams enjoys traveling and loves to commemorate his trips by purchasing local art from the countries he has visited. He also enjoys hunting and trout fishing in the MidSouth as well as the mountains of the West. He enthusiastically supports the Memphis Arts Community.
Before & After
Press & Accolades
Komen Race for the Cure
Dr. Adams is one of twenty people in Memphis who have been recognized by the Komen Race for the Cure 20th anniversary as one who has contributed to the care of women with breast cancer over the past 20 years. See Article in October 2012 Memphis Magazine
Top Doctor in Memphis
Dr. Adams has been chosen as one of the top doctors in Memphis by Memphis magazine. His commitment to excellent treatment and to the care of women who have lost a breast to cancer made him an easy selection.
Health and Fitness Magazine
Dr. Adams was featured in Memphis Health and Wellness Magazine as the provider who helped a patient with a reoccurance of breast cancer and elective double mastectomy feel normal again with his plastics work. To read the full article excerpt, please click here.
Dr Adams was interviewed by the Local Fox 13 TV affiliate where he discussed Breast Cancer in women from a male surgeon’s perspective. This was part of the station’s focus on Breast Cancer awareness during the month of October, and was part of their coverage of the Komen Race For the Cure later that month.
Best Doctors in America
Dr. Adams has been elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America from 1996 - 2018. The highly regarded Best Drs. in America list, assembled by Best Drs. INC, results from exhaustive polling of over 45,000 physicians in the United States.
As a result of his years of experience with breast augmentation, Dr. Adams has been chosen by the Mentor Corporation to participate in their LEAD program. He has participated in this meeting each year from 2010 - 2015. LEAD stands for Leadership, Experience, And Development in breast augmentation. The LEAD Council is composed of board certified plastic surgeons who meet on an annual basis to share their wealth of experience and knowledge with Mentor WorldWide LLC. The objective of this meeting is to better understand the needs of the consumer so that Mentor may further enhance its products and educational programs.
Melissa Jernigan, Patient Coordinator
Melissa has been with the Plastic Surgery Group for 6 years. She is your main contact for coordinating all surgical procedures, after your consult. She came to us from South Carolina and maintains her love for the Carolinas. She schedules both work and family with NASA like efficiency.
Carolyn Thomas, RN
The daughter of a plastic surgeon, Carolyn is very knowledgeable about much of plastic surgery. She is an excellent one to confer with when considering a plastic surgery procedure. She has worked with me for 27 years and has kept her sense of humor through them all.
Linda Tremayne, RN
Linda has experience in many areas of patient care. She has worked in emergency rooms as well as the operating room environment. She is an excellent clinic nurse who helps assure a safe and enjoyable surgical experience. She is also a certified SCUBA instructor.
Both Linda and Carolyn assist me in surgery and in my clinic, and together with Melissa, form the core of the village that works with me to provide attentive and comprehensive care for my patients.
"Being a great doctor is more than just being good at performing medical procedures; it’s truly caring for your patients, and no one cares more for his patients than Dr. Adams. I couldn’t imagine having traveled this journey with anyone else…Dr. Adams is truly a God-send!!!"
"Dr. Adams’ entire team is just as amazing – everyone from the front desk staff to the check-out team is very friendly, professional, and helpful. Especially his nurses Linda and Carolyn…they are the BEST!!!"
"Earlier this year I had a facelift with Dr. Lou Adams. I just wanted to say that both the people and the facilities are great. Dr. Adams answered all of my questions, made me feel totally comfortable and has a great "bedside manner". His supporting staff were all very kind and informative."
"When you are diagnosed with breast cancer and are told that you must have a double mastectomy you think your world has come to an end but then God puts a kind, compassionate doctor in your path and things look a little better...That doctor was Louis Adams."
"Dr Adams always inspires confidence and both he and his team provide a first class service from start to finish. I would not hesitate in recommending him and have done so several times."
"Dr. Adams, thank you so very much for caring for breast cancer patients the way you have in the past, currently do, and by the grace of God, will continue to do in the future. We need you."