Nashville Plastic Surgeon
1909 Mallory Lane, Suite 104
Franklin, Tennessee 37067 US
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5 out of 5 stars Mini Tummy Tuck

Mini Tummy Tuck Success!!! - Nashville, TN

When I decided to get my mini-tuck I visited a few plastic surgeons in Nashville and never had a good first impression or felt comfortable with them. My quest to find a plastic surgeon was coming to an end and I almost gave up until I found Dr. Paul Papillion. My initial visit with him was perfect. He was such a down-to-earth guy and I immediately felt comfortable with him which was one of my expectations. I couldn't have found a more professional and caring physician. The day of surgery he was so reassuring and made me feel right at home, despite me really being scared to death. (It was my first time under general anesthesia). After my surgery was complete he was right there and again was the most professional person I could have asked for. My follow-up visits with him were just as great as the first. He makes you feel so relaxed and so at ease. Now let's talk about my results and recovery. If you would ask me would I do it again, my answer would be YES 100 times over and over! I could not have asked for better results!!!!! I work in the medical field and I have a background as a nurse Practioner, so I feel that I can say Dr. Papillion is the real deal. I would 100% recommend him to anyone looking for plastic surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

57 Yo RN - Brentwood, TN

Dr Papillion is one of the greatest MDs that I have met in my 25+ years of nursing. My surgical outcome was fabulous, I am extremely pleased with the results. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering and plastic surgery!! He is a great person and a wonderful surgeon

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Lower Face Lift and Fat Transfer - Brentwood, TN

Dr Papillion is a very considerate, skilled and conscientious physician. He took his time to answer all questions and alleviate any concerns that I had. I could not be happier with the outcome, he did exactly what I asked for. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr Papillion considering a lower mini face lift and fat transfer.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

19 Year Old Saline Implants 425cc - Franklin, TN

Dr. Papillion is a very professional doctor, and I would recommend him 110%! He listened to exactly what I wanted and took his time with me to achieve just that! He is the best, and his nurses are the sweetest. Loved my experience.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

22 Year Old College Student. Franklin, TN

Dr. Papillion is great, I couldn't of asked for a better doctor for my procedure. Along with his staff, he made me feel very comfortable before the surgery and confident about how I would look afterwards. Any questions I had he gave me good assurance which motivated me to have him do my surgery, in which I have no regrets about. I highly recommend him for anyone seeking plastic surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

An Eye for Detail - Brentwood, TN

Dr. Papillion is friendly, engaging, and great at his craft.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

35 Years Old, 4 Kids, 31AA Cup Size. Franklin, TN

Really liked Dr. Papillion and I am very happy with the result. He did a wonderful job, his office staff is extremely welcoming, friendly and encouraging. I would highly recommend Dr. Papillion and Cool Springs Plastic Surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Happy and pleased with results

Dr. Papillion was extremely helpful, encouraging, and informative. He listened and was patient with me as I changed my mind a few times on size. He was very punctual for my appointments and was easily accessible when I had questions or concerns. I always felt comfortable with him, and was very confident in choosing him as my surgeon. My scars are tiny, razor-thin, almost invisible. I am so...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

39 Year Old with Partial Deflation in One Saline Implant. Replaced Both with Silicone Implants - Nashville, TN

I can not say enough GREAT things about Dr. Paul Papillion. From the fist meeting with him till I was released from his care he was the most compassionate caring Dr I have ever met. He always made sure I knew all my options and always made sure all my questions and concerns were answered. He is a outstanding surgeon.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck - Franklin, TN

I had two procedures done with Dr. Papillion (breast augmentation and tummy tuck) and I am so completely thrilled with my results. When I met with him he wasn’t rushed, he took his time, addressed my concerns, shared his opinions and answered any questions that I had. I could tell right away that my experience with him was wonderful. The staff is amazing, from the surgical coordinator to t...

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Personal Statement

Dr. Paul W. Papillion is a double board-certified Plastic Surgeon dedicated to surgical excellence. His extensive training covers all aspects of aesthetic and cosmetic surgery. His technical skills along with his education and passion for excellence place him in a unique category among surgeons.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Papillion has hospital affiliations at Williamson Medical Center - Franklin, Centennial Medical Center- Nashville.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Biology, Northwestern State University, 2001
    Medical: MD, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport Medicine, 2005
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Plastic Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2014
    General Surgery, University of Tennessee, 2011

Treatments offered at Cool Springs Plastic Surgery

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9 days post op, small amount if fluid leaking around incision. Is this normal? (photos)

Hello, in general some fluid is expected. If you have any concerns I would contact your surgeon so that they can check to wound and provide better... READ MORE

My face looks too long after chin implant. Can this be because of swelling?

Hello, its too early after to surgery to see final definition. Your swelling is still going down. The lowest part of your chin will usually take the... READ MORE

Would you recommend one or two calf implants per each leg? (photos)

Calf implants can be placed on both the medial and lateral aspects of the calf. Whether or not you will be satisfied depends on your desires. Where do... READ MORE

Is it normal to have pain in pubic area after tummy tuck?

During the operation you can sustain irritation or damage to the nerves suppling that region. Damage to the ilioinguinal nerve can result in the... READ MORE

How can I get insurance to cover my breast reduction? (Photo)

The good news, your now 20. ...meaning for insurance coverage purposes, you have now had these complaints "documented" for 2 years. That helps. Bad... READ MORE

Would a BBL work for me? (Photos)

Yes, I feel that you would benefit with a BBL. You have have improvement to your overall shape and fullness. I do not think that you would be d... READ MORE

745cc high profile too big? Complications? (Photos)

Hello, you are going to be large...but it sounds like that is what you want. One thing to remember is that gravity always wins... so expect 10 years ... READ MORE

Is my face sagging as a result of weight loss? What can be done to remedy this? (photos)

Hello, you will most likely need a combination of volume replacement to the face and skin tightening. I would start with volume replacement first as ... READ MORE

Do you think they will still drop and get fuller? I'm 9 months post op BA. (photos)

Not likely to get fuller. To be larger, you may need to have another surgery. Overtime, they will soften and settle a little more...but not get any... READ MORE

PMS during breast augmentation: is this a conflict?

Hello, this should not effect your outcome or procedure. Discuss this with your plastic surgeon. Good Luck. READ MORE

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