Alexander G. Nein MS, MD

Nashville, TN, US
Alexander G. Nein MS, MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Look your very best - you deserve it!

Thank you for considering Dr. Alexander G. Nein to help you improve your appearance and self-confidence. Physical maintenance of your body is vital to your well being and many options are available to you. Whether you are considering cosmetic or reconstructive surgery, we are proud to help you discover how plastic surgery can help you achieve your best looks effectively, safely, and comfortably.

Cosmetic surgery can help you look better in ways that cannot be accomplished with good health habits alone. We welcome you to our website so that you can learn more about the choices available to you. Our office brings together a distinguished combination of sensitivity, expertise, and innovative procedures for the individual interested in self-improvement. We combine aesthetic talents with superb surgical skill to meet the unique needs of our patients. Your comfort, confidentiality and safety are our top priority.

Dr. Nein and his trained staff are dedicated to providing you with high quality, modern techniques to enhance your body image. From ultrasonic assisted liposuction and minimal incision facial rejuvenation to medically directed skin care programs, our goal is your good looks and well-being. Supportive consultation and preparation are important in our process of helping you look and feel better.

Nothing can replace the overall effects of good health habits. Eat right, rest, exercise and get regular checkups. There are some features that these good habits will never affect. We will help you determine if you are a candidate for plastic surgery.

Practice Specialization

Dr. Nein specializes in Cosmetic Surgery and Reconstruction of the breast. Dr. Nein also specializes in:

  • Facelift * Ear reshaping
  • Neck lift * Liposuction
  • Eyelid lift * Breast augmentation
  • Browlift * Breast reduction
  • Endoscopic surgery * Breast lift
  • Nose reshaping * Thigh lift
  • Tummy tuck

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of Surgery

Professional Background

University of Alabama Birmingham (1987)
Completed the regular core courses and electives. Also conducted a research study into the acute changes in the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) parameters of cardiac tissue immediately after excision.

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Purdue University (1981)
Masters thesis topic was the study of flashback in premixing/prevaporizing gas turbine combustors. The thesis consisted of both experimental and analytical work.
Awarded Outstanding Fellow Research Assistantship.

NATO Study Fellowship - von Karman Institute de Dynamic des Fluides (1981)
Attended the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Brussels, Belgium. Research grant focussed on the study of lasers and laser doppler velocimetry.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - University of Alabama (1979)
Attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. Graduated Magna Cum Laude.


Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN: Plastic Surgery

Louisiana State University - Medical Center, Shreveport, LA: General Surgery

Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH: General Surgery Internship

Publications and Presentations

Nein, A.G.; Mellor, A.M.: "Flashback in Premixing/Prevaporizing Combustion Systems", ASME No. 83-GT-94. Presented at the Annual Combustion Institute Meeting, July 1982, Los Angeles, CA.

Rush, B.M.; McDonald, J.C., Nein, A.G: "Anorectal Abscesses", J. LA State Medical Society, July 1990, 22.25.

Mancini, Mary; Smith Lou M.; Nein, Alex G.; Buechter, Kennan J.: "Early Evacuation of Clotted Blood in Hemothorax Using Thoracoscopy: Case Reports", The Journal of Trauma, Vol. 34, No. 1, 1993.

Hageman, John H.; Nein, Alexander G.; Davis J. Terrance: "Primary Aortoesophageal Fistula Caused by an Atherosclerotic Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm: A Case Report and Review of the Literature", Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 3, No. 5, 1995.

Awards & Honors

President Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honorary
Vice President ASME Student Chapter
Member Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honorary
Gorgas Foundation Scholarship
ALCOA Foundation Scholarship

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Baptist Womens Pavillion
Baptist Hospital
Centennial Medical Center
Summit Hospital

Society Memberships

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
International Confederation of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Nashville Surgical Society

Your Consultation

Preoperative consultation is necessary on all prospective patients to ensure that patient expectations can be met and so that a full understanding of the procedure(s) and its intended results are clearly understood. We feel that developing a good rapport between our patients and our staff is important to achieve the best result possible. The consult fee may be deducted from the surgical fee.

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

Exclusively use certified operating rooms associated with major medical facilities

Skin Care Products

SkinRenu, Revision, Revale', Neocutis and PCA

Languages Spoken

English, German

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa and Financing Options

"Ask a Question" Responses

When getting a breast reduction will there be fat pockets left on the sides (under the armpits)?

Is it true that after getting a breast reduction you are left with fatty pockets of skin on the sides? I am referring to the area right under the...

In general, no. Excess fat in this area is commonly treated with liposuction at the time of the breast reduction.

Breast augmentation while producing a milk supply?

Can I still get a breast augmentation if I am still producing a milk supply?

I do not recommend it. I would suggest that you are done with breast feeding and producing milk for a minimum of three months and better yet six...

Would rippling necessarily have to be corrected?

I had silicone implants 20 years ago. I had them replaced with saline 9 years ago. My mammogram in June was normal. I've lost weight and noticed...

Rippling is much more common with saline implants, especially when the amount of breast tissue over the implants is thinner. Rippling is not...

Can fat from my stomach be placed in my breast?

All my life I have lived with the fact that one of my breasts is larger than the other. Now that I am 48 years old and all has headed south, I would...

Yes, fat from your stomach could be transferred to your smaller breast to enlarge it. This procedure is not performed by all plastic surgeons at this...

Is it safe to get pierced nipples before a breast reduction?

I plan on having a breast reduction some time in the future but I am looking into getting a nipple pierced. I was unsure if it would be a safer...

I would not recommend it. The piercings would need to be removed during surgery as part of the normal protocol. Also, as mentioned earlier, it is...

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Alexander G. Nein MS, MD

2400 Patterson Street,
Suite 202, Nashville, TN,
37203, US

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