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Dr. Alexander Nein

Plastic Surgery
Nashville, TN
35 years experience

Locations

Office

Nashville, TN

Address

2400 Patterson St, Suite 202, Nashville, TN
Directions

About

Bio

Dr. Nein is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has been certified by the American Board of Surgery [general surgery]. His extensive experience in cosmetic surgery can provide you with the confidence that the investment you make in your appearance will be carried out with skill and caring judgment. Dr. Nein's experience with facial and breast reconstruction gives him a complete view of the elements needed to provide optimal cosmetic results. Dr. Nein trained in plastic surgery at Vanderbilt University and in general surgery at Louisiana State University. Both of these highly respected programs are based at Level I trauma centers. The experience of managing the most badly injured and severely ill patients at both of these institutions has given Dr. Nein the skills and judgment necessary to handle the medical issues of the cosmetic patient. Rest assured that your well being, safety and cosmetic result are foremost in his mind. Special clinical interests of Dr. Nein include cosmetic surgery, breast surgery, and body contouring. He has co-authored several articles, appearing in the Journal of Trauma, Cardiovascular Surgery and The Louisiana State Medical Society Journal. A member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Nein is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has also been an active participant in Operation Smile - the organization that provides medical service throughout the world to children and people otherwise unable to receive care for major medical problems such as cleft lips and cleft palates and other congenital defects.

Specialties
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Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

45 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Wive's tale: This is a "wive's tale". There is no merit or scientific fact behind this idea.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
It varies: Men like women are different from one to another. The diameter of the areola can be related to overall stature, breast fullness, body weight, age and ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Get out of the sun: Once you've started to burn, there has already been more damage to the skin than is immediately apparent. Most importantly protect the skin from furth... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: If you have breast implants the pain may be related to the implant capsule. If there are no implants, then there could be a multitude of reasons for t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Varies regionally: The costs are a combination of implant costs, o.R. Fees, anesthesia costs and surgeon fees. The total cost can range from a few thousand to several th... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Not necessarily: There can be any number of reasons that nipples can become firm and erect (protruding). Sexual arousal is of course one reason but not the only one.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
No difference: Diabetes is neither a contraindication for having breast augmentation surgery or for having breast implants.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: You can still develop muscle mass by proper exercise even if you have calf implants.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Saline implants are somewhat heavier (for an equal volume) than breast tissue. Silicone implants have a very similar weight to natural breast tissue.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
No: Fibrocystic breast disease is not influenced one way or the other by the presence of breast implants.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: All surgical procedures have certain risks. The complication rate of calf augmentation performed by plastic surgeons who are certified by the american... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Not necessarily: These are common procedures that are commonly performed together safely. Depending upon your health and exactly which procedures will be performed tha... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Forever: Sun damage to the skin is cumulative. Always protect your skin from uv radiation. Even on a daily basis.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Stay out of the sun: Stay out of the sun to prevent further damage. Uv radiation causes cumulative damage to the skin. Use aloe vera in the short term to help ease the dam... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Silicone sheeting: It sounds like a 3rd degree or full thickness burn. Unfortunately, it probably will scar since the entire thickness of the skin has been injured. Neve... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Soon: You can and should be up and walking within a few hours of surgery. You can leave town and travel after you've recovered and been released by your md ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Varies regionally: The costs are a combination of surgeon, o.R. And anesthesia fees. These vary in different geographical areas. Total costs can range from a couple of t... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
No: There is no data that would suggest that this is possible.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Not long: Before surgery you don't need to stop at all. Afterwards, wait until you feel comfortable resuming your workout. I generally prefer that any activity ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Saline vs Silicone: Saline breast implants are more easily felt than silicone implants although either can be felt within the breast tissue. The saline implants do feel d... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Only if a problem: "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" but implants are mechanical devices that do eventually leak and require replacement. They are not considered lifetim... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
No: There are many causes of breast ptosis and several options for correction. If the ptosis is minimal sometimes an augmentation alone can improve the ap... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: All surgical procedures have certain risks. The complication rate of calf augmentation performed by plastic surgeons who are certified by the american... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
It Varies: Implants are not considered lifetime devices. Like all mechanical devices they are subject to failure. How soon this occurs can vary. Most implants ca... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes and No: The technical aspects and details of the procedure are different in many/most cases. But the care, attention to detail and surgical expertise should b... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Concratulations: Don't go back to your old eating habits. That's what got you overweight to begin with. Eat healthy, portion control, limit fat and simple carbohydrate... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Surgicla risk: All surgical procedures no matter how simple or complex carry some risk. Specific risks of calf implant surgery would include: infection, bleeding, sc... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
More surgery: Breast implants are like all mechanical devices and they eventually fail (leak). Theoretically you should go you whole life with the same implants but... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
4-6 months: I would recommend you wait 4-6 months after you stop breast feeding. That way the shape/size of the breasts have stabilized. It makes the results of t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
A Few Days: Even after a few days of inactivity you muscles will begin the process of diminishing in strength and size. Even relatively light workouts can maintai... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
No way to guarantee: If you have a history of keloids, there is certainly a risk of developing keloids from piercings of other skin injuries. There is no guaranteed way to... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: All surgical procedures have certain risks. The complication rate of calf augmentation performed by plastic surgeons who are certified by the american... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: If the nipple was inverted before the procedure then breast reduction alone will not correct that. If it wasn't beforehand, there may be some traction... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
No: Breast implants only "need" to be removed if there is something wrong with the integrity of the implant such as a leak in a silicone implant.There is ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
It is different: Unlike natural breast tissue, saline implants do not flatten and move to the side as readily. Consequently, there may always be a feeling of an object... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: Have you had recent surgery? Is it both nipples? Is it more sensitive than it has been in the past? Are there hormonal influences? Any history of trau... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Plastic Surgery: There are many causes of breast ptosis and several options for correction. If the ptosis is minimal sometimes an augmentation alone can improve the ap... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Ibrahim Melki, MD: Although not in the uae, dr ibrahim melki, md practices in lebanon. I know him personally, he is well trained, an excellent surgeon and a great physic... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
18 in most states: Surgical consents require that the patient be an adult (unless a legal guardian signs) which in most states is 18. The american society of plastic sur... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Surgical risk: All surgical procedures no matter how simple or complex carry some risk. Specific risks of calf implant surgery would include: infection, bleeding, sc... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Weight not fat: Cooper's droop is an expression referring to breast sag. The cooper's ligaments hold and support the breast. Excessive weight on the ligaments will ov... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Everybody is unique: Human beings are naturally asymmetric. No woman has the exact same breast on each side and no two women have the exact same breasts. So there are twic... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Breast droop or ptosis can be caused by many factors but the long term influence of gravity (especially in larger breasted women) is a significant con... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
7-10 days: Usually a few days with the legs elevated and minimal walking (bathroom -kitchen and back) followed by slowly more walking over a week until one's reg... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Nein
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Nothing: If there is a reason to remove the implants such as in a cadaver dissection in an anatomy class then at the implants would often be simply discarded. ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Nein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you very much for your insight! Really appreciate and will do as you say! Have a nice day!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thanks for your quick reply!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Alabama Birmingham
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

LOUISIANA MEDICAL CENTER AND HEART HOSPITAL, LLC

Awards

Top Plastic Surgeon , First Place, Tennessee - Summer
2013
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