About The Practice

Carey Nease, MD a Triple-Board certified Cosmetic Surgeon, is currently the Vice president of the ABCS and a fellowship director for the AACS.  He specializes in cosmetic surgery with an artistic approach, the latest technology, minimal scarring and downtime, and naturally beautiful results. He was recently voted as Best of the Best Cosmetic Surgeon in the Chattanooga area for the fourth year in a row.

Consultations are complimentary at Southern Surgical Arts. Please call for more information and to schedule your appointment.


Dr. Nease is known for his experience, artistry, skill and technique in these popular procedures: laser face and neck lifts, breast augmentation, Smartlipo, liposuction, tummy tucks, mommy makeover and other cosmetic surgery procedures in the North Georgia and Chattanooga area.

Payment Options

We provide CareCredit financing and iCare financial.


English, Spanish

ABCS Certification

General Cosmetic Surgery - 2008


  • 2018


Diplomat, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery

Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc


Dr. Nease at Southern Surgical Arts is a fellowship-trained, Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon. Carey Nease, MD graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1998 and then spent 5 years training at the University of Oklahoma in the world-renowned head, neck and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery training program.

In 2007, he completed an advanced cosmetic surgery fellowship program through the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Nease is currently a Double-Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon with extensive expertise in facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, fat transfer and laser-assisted body sculpting also known as Smart-Lipo. In recent years, Dr. Nease’s research has been published in several prestigious surgical journals, and he has given numerous lectures and presentations to his peers across the country. He also trains other surgeons from across the country in the latest cosmetic surgery techniques.