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Dr. Nick Sieveking, Plastic Surgeon, Nashville, Tennessee
Home Town Doc Makes Good
Dr. Nick Sieveking Takes Nashville By Storm
Voted Nashville’s number-one plastic surgeon two years in a row, Dr. Nick Sieveking is living proof that you “can go home again,” and when you do, you can make a success of yourself. The Stanford-trained surgeon returned home to Nashville to join an existing practice in 2000, after completing two rigorous Stanford Residencies and a Plastic Surgery Fellowship in Brazil, which is the international leader in body contouring work.
That training would have been enough for many doctors, but not for Dr. Sieveking. “Three years ago, I began a degree program in anti-aging and functional medicine, and I now am board certified in both of those areas,” he explained. “I believe in life-long continuing education – it is my intent to remain at the top of my field for as long as I practice.”
He joined the practice of Dr. Tom Orcutt, who was very well-established in the community. Ten years after joining the practice, he “inherited” it in 2010, when Dr. Orcutt retired. “I was very fortunate to join Dr. Orcutt – he and I share the same view of patient care, providing natural treatments – we both prefer to avoid extreme treatments, as they seldom either look good or satisfy the patients. Following his example, I use a lot of up-to-date technology, coupled with tried-and true surgical procedures and adjuncts to surgery.
“Because I take a comprehensive approach, I can provide my patients with honest answers about what they really need,” he explained. “I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach, and I try to give each patient what he/she needs. Surgery isn’t always the answer, but whatever is the answer, I am devoted to giving them the best possible care.”
Dr. Sieveking’s unique combination of anti-aging and functional medicine works at treating the inner and outer person together, allowing patients to feel as good as they look. With proper care, individuals can slow their own visible aging process. One of the keys to this success involves using bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, which Dr. Sieveking combines with a medical weight-loss program, the use of a compounding pharmacy, awareness of food sensitivities and the appropriate use of natural supplements to provide his patients with a holistic approach to beauty and health.
“There is a lot of research showing that bio-identical hormone replacement is not only safe, but that it helps to prevent heart disease, diabetes and cancer,” he said. “Across America, the idea of using bio-identical hormone treatments is gaining acceptance, primarily because it works. I find that it’s great for those who aren’t emotionally ready for surgery, but who nonetheless want to look and feel younger and more naturally beautiful.
“To prove this process, if only to myself, I became my own first patient,” Dr. Sieveking explained. “In the process, I lost 40 pounds, and am healthier in all areas of my life. You can’t argue with those results.”
In fact, this process was so successful that Dr. Sieveking created a new business, “Ageless Solutions.” Through this business, Dr. Sieveking helps other physicians and medical practices to integrate bio-identical treatments, integrated with holistic medical care, into their practices.
However, the doctor focuses most of his attention on his patients. “Ninety percent of my patients are women, and most of them fall into the 40-60 age group,” he pointed out. “They tend to be affluent, well-educated and bright. They have the confidence to know what they want, and the willingness to explore options to find out what approaches will most effectively help them meet their needs. They want to turn back the visible age clock, to look as young as they feel.”
Dr. Sieveking practices out of a renovated and stately two story house near Centennial Medical Center and Nashville’s signature Centennial Park near Vanderbilt University. The house was built to a Charleston, South Carolina-like architectural design. It has 7,000 square feet, including both the original house and the additions Dr. Sieveking has made to the structure. Unlike some other doctors, Dr. Sieveking has a solo practice, so he can focus his full attention on each of his patients. However, this practice is supported by an impressive and skilled team twelve, including three nurse practitioners, three registered nurses, one licensed practical nurse, three medical assistants and two aestheticians.
With this gifted team of professionals, Dr. Sieveking focuses on facial rejuvenation, using Sciton Profractional lasers, Ulthera ultrasonic technology, Thermi radio frequency techniques, Vanquish non-invasive fat reduction and – for his older patients, facelifts. However, many of his facial rejuvenation patients also have body contour issues, so he works with them, providing liposuction and breast lifts, breast reductions and breast augmentations – whatever the patient needs to be her naturally beautiful best. He often uses lasers to prep his patients for surgery, finding that the application of these two approaches delivers superior care for those facing surgery. He also uses lasers and other technology to hold off the need for surgery for a decade or two.
His most recent technological addition is a range of Thermi radio frequency treatments. He uses both the ThermiTight – a minimally-invasive way of applying gentle heat to both tighten the skin and melt fat – and ThermiSmooth, a non-invasive approach to treating skin around the eyes, where external heat can provide dramatic results.
However, Dr. Sieveking is more than a surgeon – he is a family man, and spends his free time with his wife and four children, all under the age of eight. He and his wife like to focus on fitness, including weights and work-outs, but with his family, he likes to go hunting and fishing. The family looks forward to cross-country RV vacations, like a recent one to Yellowstone National Park. Outside of the practice, he spends his time with his wife and children.
When not taking care of her four kids, she focuses on volunteer work, serving on several boards. Her passion is rescuing animals.
“I give each of my patients care that blends traditional with cutting-edge technology; that comprehensive approach provides my patients with a sense of security that they will receive a good, honest answer from me about what they really need, followed by caring and effective aesthetic medical care.”