Meet Tiffany Ballard, MD
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Tiffany Ballard is not only a top female plastic surgeon in Michigan, she’s also a busy mom of two. She brings a female perspective to Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery, constantly inspiring us to achieve more and do better for our female and male patients.
Dr. Ballard’s warm, welcoming demeanor puts patients at ease when disclosing concerns about their faces and figures. She listens closely to a patient’s goals, having learned long ago that many patients want natural-looking enhancements. This is one of the many reasons why she was voted Washtenaw County’s best plastic surgeon in 2019.
Dr. Ballard completed her plastic surgery training at the University of Michigan and was fellowship-trained at the world-renowned Few Institute for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Chicago. Her immense knowledge of the latest surgical techniques in cosmetic surgery has the practice adopting proven, cutting edge procedures. Her “perfect stitch” scar-minimizing technique helps patients feel more confident about the surgeries they select. For patients undergoing procedures in the office, she has carefully crafted the experience to ensure patients are as comfortable and prepared for the procedure and recovery as possible.
Choose Dr. Ballard as Your Michigan Plastic Surgeon
We are delighted that you’re considering Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery for your aesthetic procedure. Our highly skilled and exceptionally trained female plastic surgeon is an excellent choice for your procedure because she:
She loves helping patients navigate the complex world of plastic surgery.
She is focused on keeping our practice at the forefront of the aesthetics industry for surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation.
Dr. Ballard likes to say that her mommy makeover is an “experience.” A mother herself, she understands the frustrations of a post-partum body and can help you navigate the process as she shares tips for merging a surgical recovery with childcare needs.
Dr. Ballard provides her patients with straightforward facts and actionable information. If a procedure isn’t a good fit, she’ll tell you. If your expectations are unreasonable, she’ll help you to revise them. Her honesty-driven approach ensures that patients know what they’ll receive, instead of being disappointed after a surgery that was never the right fit.
Dr. Ballard’s Training and Experience
From a young age, Dr. Ballard showed an interest in medicine and worked hard to make her lifelong dream of becoming a doctor a reality. A first-generation college graduate, she attended college on a full-tuition scholarship and graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Dr. Ballard graduated from Vanderbilt University Medical School, where she was one of the top medical students with AOA status. She completed a seven-year plastic surgery residency at the University of Michigan, one of the most renowned training programs in the country. Dr. Ballard received advanced training in plastic surgery with a prestigious fellowship in cosmetic surgery at the Few Institute in Chicago, where she trained under Dr. Julius Few. During her training, she authored over thirty peer-reviewed publications and presented her research at both national and international plastic surgery conferences.
Education & Training
Armed with a world-class medical education and plastic surgery training from industry experts, Dr. Ballard has the education and experience you need for a successful procedure.
- Aesthetic & Oculoplastic Fellowship, Dr. Julius Few, The Few Institute, Chicago, IL
- Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI
- Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
- University of Michigan Medical Education Scholars Program, Ann Arbor, MI
- M.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
- B.A., Biochemistry (major) & Anthropology (minor), DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
Honors and Awards
Dr. Ballard’s commitment to excellence has earned her many awards. These include:
- Best of Washtenaw Plastic Surgeon
- K. Hardesty, M.D., Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting Best Poster Award
- American Medical Women’s Association Citation for Academic Achievement
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
- Amos Christie Pediatric Society Scholar
- Summa Cum Laude, DePauw University
- DePauw University Joseph F. Gillespie Health Sciences Award
- Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society
- DePauw University Holton Memorial Academic Scholarship
- Lilly Endowment Full Tuition Indiana Undergraduate Scholarship
- Bellmont High School Valedictorian
Q & A with Dr. Ballard
I grew up in the small town of Decatur, Indiana, surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
I am a first-generation college student and attended DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. I then went directly to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN. Nashville was a wonderful place to spend 4 years learning medicine! I returned closer to home to complete my plastic surgery training at the University of Michigan, where I spent 7 years honing my skills before finally completing training with a 6-month cosmetic fellowship in Chicago.
I specialize in facial and body plastic surgery procedures. My niche procedures currently are eyelid surgeries, facelifts, tummy tucks/mommy makeovers, and labiaplasties.
Our overall practice philosophy is “the difference is in the details.” Personally, I take this very seriously as I do believe that the fine details regarding surgical planning and execution of an operation lead to major differences in the results that a patient experiences.
I became a plastic surgeon because I love the challenge of being able to operate from head to toe and tailoring every patient’s surgical plan to their desired result. There is no one size fits all in plastic surgery, and it is a unique field in which I can be artistic yet exact.
I really enjoy taking care of patients, and I love operating. I do my best to make sure every one of my patients knows that no matter what, I want to do what is best for them and get them the results they expect. I am never happy until they are happy!
Dedication, endless hours studying, and focusing on my goals were my main recipe for success. I was unwavering in my pursuit of getting a scholarship to attend college and then spent as many hours at the library that were necessary to perform at the top of my class to get into medical school. But don’t worry, I managed to have a little fun along the way!
My leisure time is spent with my young children and husband. These days, that means doing a lot of coloring, sidewalk chalk, and building blocks. I also like to bake and decorate my house.
During my plastic surgery residency, I realized that I really enjoyed aesthetic surgery because it demands near perfection and really listening and paying attention to what patients want. This really appealed to my perfectionist-tendencies and has been a wonderful career to date.
Plastic surgery residency is long and grueling. There were plenty of late nights on call where I questioned if surgery was the right field, but fortunately those moments quickly passed. Now I can’t imagine doing anything else for a career.
Mother, loyal, and kind
Dr. Malhotra, my partner at AAPS, has been a trusted voice of guidance and wisdom since day one. My two co-chiefs from residency and I also keep in touch and review cases intermittently. I also attend University of Michigan Plastic Surgery events whenever possible and will always be appreciative of the outstanding training I received there.
I am more comfortable with setting boundaries and not being afraid to say no.
Patients choose me as their plastic surgeon because they trust my guidance and know that I am not just trying to “sell” them a surgery. At the end of the day, safety is my number one priority and I am uncompromising in ensuring my patients will have the best outcome possible.
Partner with Our Female Plastic Surgeon for Your Aesthetic Procedures
Dr. Ballard has a special passion for female transformations. She provides post-baby moms with a Mommy Makeover “Experience” and vaginal rejuvenation in the form of labiaplasty. Dr. Ballard’s top procedures include:
If you’re looking for a partner in your journey of transformation, come see Dr. Ballard. She’ll be by your side, providing expert guidance throughout your journey.
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