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Meet Dr. Paul Warner Papillion

Dr. Paul Warner Papillion is a double board-certified Nashville Plastic Surgeon dedicated to surgical excellence. He focuses exclusively on cosmetic and aesthetic surgery, and his goal is to give you the very best outcome and care possible. His results and testimonies speak for themselves. Dr. Papillion is a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Tennessee Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

“Thank you so much for choosing Cool Springs Plastic Surgery. Your safety and satisfaction are of the utmost importance. I assure you that I will do everything in my power to make sure your experience here is second to none. I humbly look forward to taking care of you. My goal is to offer a relaxed, safe environment, where you can feel at ease and rest assured that all of your needs will be met.”
–Dr. Papillion

An Education That Inspires Trust

Dr. Papillion attended medical school at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana. After graduating, he trained in General Surgery for six years in Chattanooga, Tennessee under the esteemed Dr. Philip Burns and received his first board certification. He then moved to Nashville to complete a three-year fellowship at Vanderbilt in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery where he practiced under the renowned R. Bruce Shack.

  • Board Certified: Plastic Surgery (2015)
  • Board Certified: General Surgery (2011)
  • MD: State of Tennessee (2007-current)
  • Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery: Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2011-2014)
  • General Surgery Residency: University of Tennessee Medical College at Chattanooga (2005-2011)
  • Medical School: LSU Health and Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA (2001-2005)
  • BS: NorthwesternState University, Natchitoches, LA (1997-2001)

A Professional Commitment

In addition to studying under many acclaimed plastic surgeons, Dr. Papillion has presented at several national surgical conferences and has made a commitment to furthering plastic surgical education by remaining involved in research and academic circles. Dr. Papillion attends several plastic surgery conferences a year to stay up-to-date with advancements in surgical procedures and patient care. His goal is to provide patients with the latest information on all aspects of plastic surgery as well as excellent surgical care.

Member of:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Tennessee Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Tennessee Medical Association

A Personal History

Dr. Papillion was born in New Orleans and grew up in Central Louisiana. He spent much of his early youth enjoying the southern outdoors.  Hunting and fishing were weekly activities. With time his focus changed to athletics where his drive and competitive spirt allowed him to excel in multiple sports.

After completing high school, he went on to Northwestern State University on a football scholarship. Injuries forced him away from football and on to Track and Field, where he became All Conference Decathlete. He also received two academic scholarships and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

Immediately after college, Dr. Papillion married his high school sweetheart. They have two beautiful children.

Interests: Fitness. Golf. Running. Fishing. Hunting. Biking. Snowboarding.

Actively Involved: Cross Point Church Nashville.


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