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Dr. Analise Thomas Anderson

About Dr. Anderson

Board-Certified Female Plastic Surgeon in Birmingham, AL

Dr. Analise Anderson is a highly trained, award-winning plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, and body.

Known for her warmth and ability to put patients at ease, Dr. Anderson upholds Cohn Plastic Surgery’s dedication to blending wellness and aesthetics and making sure her patients feel heard and understood. This is essential as she helps her patients explore their options to achieve their aesthetic and functional goals.

Meet Dr. Analise Thomas Anderson

Combining cutting-edge techniques with the highest safety standards, Dr. Anderson ensures that she takes the time to optimize a patient’s general health before and after surgery, which helps build long-lasting relationships with her patients.

As a native of the South, Dr. Anderson understands the heartbeat of the area and the desires of her patients coming from her community. She strives to provide every patient with the care of empathy that she would want for herself and her family.

She is thrilled to be putting down roots and serving the Birmingham community. She resides in Homewood with her husband Patrick, their daughter, and their two dogs. In her free time, she enjoys running, traveling, cooking, and cocktails.

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Early Beginnings

    • She received her bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, NC
      • B.S in Biology, B.A. in Spanish, Minor in Chemistry
      • Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and a UNC Public Service Scholar
      • While at UNC, she was honored with numerous awards and grants, including the Gravely Family Study Abroad Fellowship, the UNC Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, the Sterling Stoudemire Certificate for Excellence in Spanish, and the Dean’s List all semesters
    • She received her Doctorate in Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine — Nashville
      • It was here that she discovered her passion for plastic surgery
      • Served as director of Vanderbilt Educational Garden Initiative (VEGI), a group that planted and maintained community gardens in underserved areas
      • Volunteered as a social worker and physician in training
  • Dr. Anderson completed a highly competitive integrated plastic surgery residency training at Duke University Medical Center. She excelled in clinical and technical skills, receiving numerous recognitions, including the Duke Star Service Award, Best Microsurgical Anastomosis Award, and Duke Team Excellence Award.

    After this six-year residency, she completed the Bruce Connell, M.D. Endowed Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and with Dr. James C. Grotting (past chairman of the American Board of Plastic Surgery), focusing for an additional year on aesthetic surgery.

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Skills and Special Interests

Dr. Anderson specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body and general reconstructive plastic surgery. As a female plastic surgeon, she has a particular interest in breast reconstruction as she thoroughly enjoys the unique opportunity to be a part of the process that makes these remarkable women feel whole again.

She aims to deliver lasting, natural outcomes and performs operations including breast augmentation and lift, Mommy Makeover surgery, tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, facelift surgery, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), brow lift surgery, and rhinoplasty (nose surgery). Dr. Anderson also offers non-surgical treatments, including BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and dermal fillers.

Dedicated to outreach and humanitarian work, Dr. Anderson helped establish the UNC chapter of Global Medical Brigades and has traveled to Honduras twice on medical mission trips.


  • University of North Carolina Public Service Scholar
  • Darlene Batey Hoffman Pediatric Summer Scholar 2011 Summer Research Training Program, Vanderbilt University
  • Microbes and Defense Academic Society
  • Medical Student Poster Competition, AWS Annual Conference
  • Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) STARR Award
  • Medical Student Poster Competition (3rd Place), American College of Surgeons (ACS) Annual Clinical Congress
  • T-35 Research Grant Recipient, Vanderbilt University
  • Duke Star Service Award
  • Best Microsurgical Anastomosis, Duke-Hopkins Oncologic Reconstruction and Microsurgery Course
  • Duke Team Excellence Award

Research and Publications

As an award-winning researcher, Dr. Anderson has published numerous studies on a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive topics, and she has lectured to colleagues at local, regional, and international conferences.

She is committed to providing her patients with the most sophisticated techniques and dedicates herself to staying up-to-date on the most cutting-edge innovations in plastic surgery.

  • 2006-2010 Research Assistant in Marine Biogeochemistry Laboratory
    • Enhanced Enzymatic Activities in Seawater Surrounding Aggregates: Consequences for Carbon Cycling
  • 2010-2014 Emphasis Program
    • An Examination of Disrupted Bone Marrow Function in the Setting of Type 1 Diabetes and Its Role in Prevention of Transplantation Tolerance
  • 2020 Clinical Research under Division of Plastic Surgery, Duke University
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  • Marcus, J., Levites, H., and Thomas, A. “Tip Ligament Preservation and Suspension: Why and How?” Submitted for publication in Clinics in Plastic Surgery June 2020.
  • Thomas, A., Shammas, R., Orr, J., Truong, T., Kuchibhatla, M., and Hollenbeck, S.T. “An Assessment of Bleeding Complications Necessitating Blood Transfusion Across Inpatient Plastic Surgery Procedures: A Nationwide Analysis Using the NSQIP Database.” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 May; 143(5): 1109e-1117e.
  • Levites, H., Thomas, A., Levites, J., and Zenn, M.R. “The Use of Emotional Artificial Intelligence in Plastic Surgery” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Aug; 144(2): 499-504.
  • Orr, J., Sergesketter, A., Shammas, R., Thomas, A., Cason, R., Broadwater, G., and Hollenbeck, S.T.“Assessing the Relationship Between Anxiety and Revision Surgery Following Autologous Breast Reconstruction.” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jul; 144(1): 24-33.
  • Orr, J., Shammas, R., Thomas, A., Truong, T., Cho, E., Kuchibhatla, M., and Hollenbeck, S.T. “Bleeding After Free Flap-Based Breast Reconstruction: A NSQIP Analysis.” J Reconstr Microsurg. 2019 Jul;35(6): 417-424.
  • Dean, R., Glener, A., Thomas, A., Glener, S., Kurtovic, S., and Erdmann, D. “Silicone Migration and Late Hematoma Formation following Silicone Implant Rupture: A Case Report and Literature Review.” Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 Aug; 6(8): e1849.
  • Thomas, A. and Thayer, W. “Debridement of Chronic Wounds: A Review of Past and Present Treatment Strategies.” Today’s Wound Clinic. 2014 June/July; 8 (5): 1-7.
  • Stocks, B., Thomas, A., Elizer, S., Zhu, Y., Marshall, A., Wilson, C., and Moore, D. “Hematopoietic Stem Cell Mobilization is Necessary but not Sufficient for Tolerance in Islet Transplantation.” Diabetes 2017 Jan; 66(1): 127-133.