Dr. Carey Nease is one of the most thoroughly trained and experienced cosmetic surgeons in the South. He is a fellowship-trained and triple-board certified cosmetic and facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Nease graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1998; he spent the next 5 years training at the University of Oklahoma, first in general surgery and then in head, neck and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. In 2007, he completed an advanced, one-year cosmetic surgery fellowship program through the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and has been in practice at Southern Surgical Arts for five years.
Commitment to Surgical Artistry
Dr. Nease specializes in artistic cosmetic surgery, natural enhancements with minimal downtime and minimal scarring using the latest technology available in the following procedures: Brazilian Butt Lifts, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lifts & Reductions, Eye & Brow Lifts, Face and Neck Lifts, Laser Assisted Face Lifts, Liposculpture & Laser Body Sculpting, Mommy Makeovers, Rhinoplasty & Nose Reshaping, SmartLipo and Tummy Tucks.
A plastic surgeon or a cosmetic surgeon
Having originally trained in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Nease made the choice to specialize in cosmetic surgery. Having spent years refining his artistic skills, Dr. Nease has performed more than 5,500 cosmetic surgery procedures. He is among the leading practioners of facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, fat transfer and the laser-assisted body sculpting technique known as SmartLipo.
In July 2007, Dr. Nease opened Magnolia Cosmetic Surgery Center in Northwest Georgia. Within two years, Dr. Nease renamed his practice to Southern Surgical Arts and expanded to locations in Dalton, GA and now also in Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Nease offers the latest cosmetic surgery techniques with a focus on revealing beauty using an artistic touch and advanced skills in a relaxed, pampering and personal environment.
Training and experience are the difference
Dr. Nease is certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). His other memberships and associations include:
- Trustee, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
- Diplomat, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
- Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
- Diplomat, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Diplomat, American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
- American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
- Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc
- Hamilton County Medical Society
- Tennessee Medical Association
Dr. Nease is a Fellowship Director of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and trains surgeons from around the country the latest techniques in cosmetic surgery. The fellowship is a one-year training program open to current ABMS-certified general surgeons, plastic surgeons and head and neck surgeons. He is also a board-examiner and trustee of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Nease trains other surgeons around the United States how to use SmartLipo and the Affirm fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing procedures. In March 2011, Dr. Nease hosted and lectured during an American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) sponsored Live Surgery Workshop. This two-day teaching course covered the latest techniques in facial rejuvenation, facelifts, non-invasive rejuvenation procedures, lip augmentation and laser technology.
Recognition in the Community
Selected as Best of the Best Cosmetic Surgeon for the last three years in Chattanooga, TN and Dalton, GA. Dr. Nease is highly respected in both communities and considered the leading expert in cosmetic surgical procedures of the face and body. Dr. Nease was also selected as a finalist in the Best of the Best awards in 2009. He was also selected as Readers' Choice for Best Cosmetic Surgeon 2010 and Best Cosmetic Surgery Center 2009 in Dalton. Most recently, Southern Surgical Arts’ won the 2011 Readers’ Choice award for Best Place for Cosmetic Surgery in Northwest Georgia.
State-of-the-Art Surgery Facilities
At Southern Surgical Arts, we perform all of our procedures in one of three accredited, state-of-the-art facilities. Our Calhoun, GA location is accredited by AAAHC. We also perform surgeries in the Grandview Medical Center, in Jasper, TN, and the Physician’s Surgery Center at Parkridge East Hospital in Chattanooga, both of which are accredited by The Joint Commission.
We consult with patients at both our Calhoun and Chattanooga offices.
With three surgical center options, we can arrange your procedure to be most convenient to you. In every office, our highly trained and specialized staff provides you the privacy, comfort and expertise you deserve.
We invite you in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Nease. Together, we’ll explore you aesthetic goals and work toward revealing your own natural beauty.
"It is my goal to impact the lives of my patients in a way that they are transformed, but not different. I want to reveal a younger, healthier, more attractive person so that they look as good on the outside as they feel on the inside." Dr. Nease and his wife, Pamela, live on Lookout Mountain with their 3 sons and daughter.
Be sure to look at Dr. Nease's Before & After Photo Gallery.